Monday, 25 April 2022

Rudolph Days - April 22

Hello there you crafty lot and how are you doing today?

I can't believe how quickly the months are rolling by, although I'm not sure why that surprises me when it happens all the time! :)

I'm here today to share another card that I've made for the 'Rudolph Days' challenge over at Scrappy Mo's.  Here's what I've made:

This one features the wonderful bauble stencil by Sweet Poppy stamps and some of my older stamps.  I love this bauble as it's so easy to use and you can fill it with lots of different scenes.  Some work out better than others but it's all trial and error really.  If I'm not sure if something will work, then I tend to try it out first on copy paper, rather than wasting card as it's not as cheap as it used to be.

That's all from me for today and I hope that it's a happy day for you all xx

Friday, 15 April 2022

Happy Easter 22

Hello there,

Just a quick post from me today to wish all my friends and followers a very happy Easter xx

Both cards were made using stamps by Crafty Individuals xx

Monday, 11 April 2022

Last Few Florals

Hello and welcome to the new week.  

I wonder what it will have in store for us all? Something good I hope x

I'm here today to share the last of my samples from the Create & Craft shows on the 1st of April and I hope that you've enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed making them:

So my first card is a scenic one, you all know that I can't resist making these.  I was trying to think of different ways to use the bluebell stamp and I thought that they worked really well in the foreground of the scene.  The are all decoupaged, so another labour of love card.  My last two cards are on the grungy side but I enjoyed making them.  I've used the stamp on my last card quite a few times but this is definitely my favourite card that I've made with it as I love the colours and the touches of gold and the black die cuts finish it off really well and I even got out the sequins for this one.  That's all my most recent samples shared now, other that a couple of journal pages that I'll share with you at a later date.

Wishing you all a happy week ahead xx

Friday, 8 April 2022

A Few More Florals

Hello there my lovely friends and followers,

Are you all ready for the weekend?  I hope that you've all got something nice planned or maybe you'll be doing some crafting.  Whatever, you're doing, I hope that you all have a lovely weekend x

I'm here today to share a few more of my recent CI samples:

As I mentioned in a previous post, I really enjoyed making these samples and they are stamps that I will use time and time again as they are so beautiful and perfect for so many different occasions.  All of these samples have been layered up to create dimension, although it doesn't really show too well on these photos.  The cutting out of the bluebells was definitely a labour of love but worth it in the end.  I also enjoyed making the tag and playing with the colours.  The first card is one of my favourite samples from this time and it wasn't originally intended to be on black card but I found that it really made the image pop and It's quite a dramatic contrast.  Once again, I've used the gorgeous new butterfly stamps which I absolutely adore.

That's all from me and I wish you all a happy and colourful day xx

I would like to add my second card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Spring Colours
Country View Challenges - Spring Is Coming
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 154 For April

Monday, 4 April 2022

A few Floral Samples

Hello there,

I do hope that you all had a good weekend and that you managed to do something that made you happy.

Did you see Crafty Individuals on Create & Craft last Friday?  It's still on Catch Up if you'd like to see it at some point and well worth a watch.  I'd like to share a few of my samples with you today and here they are:


My first card features of of the new stamps and the last two using some of the older but still very beautiful CI stamps.  On the first card, I've also used one of the butterflies from one of the new stamp sets.  The background paper on the last card was designed by my teamie Lynne and it's beautiful.  You can even see the dew on the cobwebs and I adore the colours.  We have some very talented and creative people on out DT and they are such lovely people too.  I'm very happy to be a part of the CI DT.

That's all from me for today and I hope that you have a good day, whatever you're doing xx

Friday, 1 April 2022

Crafty Individuals On Telly Today at 12pm & 3pm

 Hello there,

I'd just like to let you all know that Crafty Individuals will be on Create and Craft today at 12pm and 3pm with some beautiful new stamps and other products too.  The stamps are stunningly beautiful and I have really enjoyed making my samples.  Here's one of them that I've made and you never know, you might even see it on telly.  I shall be sat glued to the screen as I really enjoy watching Jean's demos and I love to see what my teamies have made.  After the shows, I am then filled with new enthusiasm and inspiration by what I've seen and I usually get the stamps out again and start creating with them.  I do hope that you'll be able to join Jean, if not, then you can always watch the shows on catch up.  Here's just one of my samples and I'll be sharing more of them with you very soon x 

This was the first card that I made with the new stamps and I mounted the finished image onto a paper by Crafty Individuals.  It's hard to see on the photo but I stamped the image out several times and then built up the layers.  I water coloured the image and then added a butterfly.  One of the new stamps has butterflies and bees on it and It's absolutely gorgeous.  It's one that will definitely be staying at the front of my stamp drawer.

That's all from me for today but I hope to be back with you all again very soon xx