Saturday, 25 June 2022

Rudolph Days - June 22

 Hello there,

It's the 25th, so time again for another 'Rudolph Days' challenge hosted by lovely Scrappy Mo.  Can you believe that we are half way through the year already! Here's this month's card:

This card was made using the beautiful stag by Lavinia and some of the oldest Tapestry stamps that I own.  I think I'd only been stamping about a year when I bought them and that was more tears ago now than I care to remember!  A simple scene using a circle stencil to create the moon.  I had intended adding a Christmas sentiment but I think it has enough on it already.

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

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

A Little Birdie Me

Hello there,

I'm here today to share the last of my Crafty Individuals bird samples and here they are:

Once again, I've used lots of layers to create dimension.  My second card is mounted on a lovely paper by CI.  I love how fresh it looks in the background.

That's all for today but I'll be back with you on the 25th with my card for this month's Rudolph Days challenge.  Take care of yourselves and stay happy xx

Friday, 17 June 2022

Sending You Sunshine

Hello there,

I'm here again today to share a couple more of my most recent samples for Crafty Individuals and here they are:

I really enjoyed building up this scene and I used the sun ray stencil in the background.  It's probably the sunshine and the sentiment that makes me feel happy every time I look at this card!

There are lots of layers on this card and I made the plant pot just out of some terracotta card and then used a crackle stamp over it.  I also added a little shading to make it look a little more realistic.   I love the colours of this card.

That's all from me for today but I'll be back with you next week to share my last two samples from this time around.  Wishing you all a happy weekend xx

Friday, 10 June 2022

More Lovely Birds

Hello there,

How did your Bank Holiday go? I'm looking forward to reading all about your stories.

I'd like to share a couple more of my most recent samples for Crafty Individuals and here they are:

I absolutely adore this stamp and although it's only a 6x6 card, I think it's one of my favourite samples this time around.  It's such a joy to colour and it layers up beautifully

This is a sample using a couple of older stamps but I do love these ducks and it's a great stamp to use on masculine cards

That's all from me for today and I hope that you all have a very happy and colourful weekend  xx

Friday, 3 June 2022

Crafty Individuals On Telly Today

Hello there,

How are your Jubilee celebrations going?  We are having a family garden party today, so I'm really looking forward to that.  After a couple of years where Covid has dictated otherwise, it's really good to be making happy family memories again.  It doesn't seem two minutes since the Silver Jubilee, so I'm not sure how we've got to this one so quickly, it's quite scary if you sit back and think about it, so I don't think I will!  

In other news, lovely Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals is back on Create and Craft today at 12pm and 3pm with some wonderful new stamps that have been designed by our own lovely Dora.  It's all about birds this time around and I have to say that I've really enjoyed making the samples again.  I've done lots of decoupage this time around, which I think worked really well with the new designs.  Jean is also releasing a new set of sentiment stamps which I've loved using and they will definitely be staying on my desk as they are so useful.   Here are the first two of my samples:

The Wren is such a beautiful stamp and will get lots of use, especially on masculine cards or even sympathy.  I wasn't sure where I was going when I first started this card.  I just kept adding more and more elements to it and I'm really happy with the end result.

How cute are these geese? I cut out and repositioned the heads on the two outside ones and I think it makes them look really comical!

I'll be sharing the rest of my samples over the next couple of weeks and I hope you like them.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Bank Holiday xx