Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Blog of the Week!!

Hi All,

A quick post to update you on my blog of the week award!  I was awarded Blog of the Week last Wednesday from a lovely facebook group called Crafting from the Heart.  I was in Scotland when I received the news and have only just today managed to get to a computer to load up my award badge (see right) as I couldn't do it on my phone.  The blog of the week award is announced every Wednesday (so actually my term is up tonight!  Just managed to sneak in my post in time!)

Crafting from the Heart have also just set up a new Challenge bog and I would recommend popping over to take part in some fun challenges with the chance to win some prizes!  the link is below:

Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Fun and frosty!

So the fun is building with Christmas looming and it was quite frosty here this morning which is very apt as I share card number four made on Sunday with my scraps of Bo bunny paper found in my marathon craft blitz - aptly named "Blitzen"!  I also used some indigo blu Christmas stamps (I will find out the name). I love this snowflake stamp!  I used a swirl from another indigo blu Christmas set and embossed it white (I was trying to tie in the theme of the sentiment in my stamping - hope it worked!  I rubbed round the edges of the card with the same blue ink as I used in the stamping just to bring out the white swirl a bit more.  My embellishment was like the reindeer of previous blogs, a plain wooden embellishment found in my stash.  I painted it with gesso, stamped the swirl in blue and embossed with ultra thick embossing powder.  I then rubbed a wee bit of pearlescent mica powder over it, heated again to set it and ended up with this lovely enamel look snowflake (in fact I loved doing it so much I made three so two more to look forward to!!). I think this is my favourite of the four and so quick to make!  Hope you like x

Monday, 9 December 2013

2 minute card

The card I am sharing today is one of the four that I made on Sunday.  It is a very quick card comprising just some leftover Bo bunny paper, a touch of glitter and a rub on! Quick and simple!  Now I just need to write them all now!! Hope you like!  X

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Pre Christmas tidy up!

Well this weekend's task has been to clear out and tidy up my craft cupboard.  I have a very small area that I work in on the top landing of the house and I have a small cupboard, some shelves and my desk to keep all of my stash.  It doesn't take much for me to make a mess and recently I have been struggling to know where to start with anything as I can never seem to find things!  So..... I pulled everything out of the cupboard and rearranged some stuff and actually threw out (big no no I know as I will probably regret it!!) some bits that I have had for years and have never ever used!  I even made myself a wee ribbon station!

Finally I could see what I have and decided that before buying anything more, I would set myself a challenge to diminish some of the existing stash!!

I found some lovely Bo Bunny Christmas paper and set about trying to use it up as it was just bits and pieces that I didn't have the heart to throw away.  I also found some rub ons that I got free somewhere and some Christmas wooden embellishments, again, no idea where they came from!!   I managed to make four cards in one sitting!  Tonight I will share two as they are similar and the others later.  The cards are plain and simple but I was pleased with the outcome.  I added distress ink to the wooden reindeers and then sprayed with spray and sparkle, iridescent. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!! Hope you like x

40 with a spritz!

Tonight I have been busy making a 40th birthday card!  I love these fabric frames which, unfortunately I didn't keep the packaging for so can't remember who makes them!  I love this paper from my minds eye.  Would you believe that the numbers were originally bright red glittered?? I didn't have any others so I added gesso, inks and a spritz of ink using the stamping up spritzer thingy and some pens and hey presto!!  I was asked not to go too girly but I am not sure if it isn't still a touch girly!!?  Hope you like x