Time for a new challenge at Sugar Nellie, anything goes providing it is a Sugar Nellie image or one of the other stamps sold by Funky Kits such as the Gorjuss Girls. This is another of my new stamps which I coloured up to make a card for a friend who loves purple and Gorjuss Girls, what good taste she has! I love these girls but they are not that easy to colour for some reason and I am not entirely happy with my colouring on this one, could do better.
There are some fabulous new fun Summer ribbons and toppers released today at Crafty Ribbons. I made a plaque as one of my samples using two of the new gnome ribbons and one of the gnome toppers which are also available to buy today. I used a free paper from a magazine, Doohickey fence die and some butterflies from Poundland.
If you would like the chance to win some of these ribbons
then check out my Crafty Ribbons giveaway page. There are more chances to win on the Crafty Ribbons blog and their Facebook page. Some of the Crafty Ribbons DT will also be giving away some ribbons so check out their blogs. I also have a Tonic dies giveaway page so check that out too.
This is my second post today. Please see below for today's card.
I had a commission to make two pocket cards for Papercraft Inspirations and this is the first one I am sharing with you. I had great fun creating this to look like the back of a pair of jeans. The denim paper is We R Memory Keepers, lace and ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I stamped the LC Designs sentiment onto Tim Holtz diecut tickets, added some gem scrolls and a flower charm.
We have been away for a couple of nights again, this time to Birmingham where we went to see ELO in concert. The most expensive tickets we have ever bought and we weren't in the most expensive seats. Well worth it, amazing show and a lovely break. Sorry I didn't get hardly any blogging done whilst we were away, will catch up later.
This card was an order and as her Birthday was on Saturday I can show it on my blog. I was asked to make a card similar to one I made for LOTV but a 7" card. The request was for dark reddish hair and black and white colouring with a CAS layout.
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Ribbons and this time our theme is Summer, with ribbon of course. I chose to make a plaque with a beach theme. The plaque was painted blue and I then added some PVA glue and cream paint and crackle accents. I have several pieces of this net stuff in my stash, not sure what the proper name is for it. I used some dies, shell, pearls and Kaisercraft shells and sentiment from packs I bought in America. The beach hut ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons of course.
I bought this set of Sizzix stamps and dies a few months ago and finally used it for a good friend's Birthday card. I wanted to create a vintage look with lots of layers and embellishments. I played around until I was happy with the layout. I don't think people always realise how much goes into designing a card. It isn't just what you use but how you use it.
Stamps and Dies - Sizzix Graphic 45 with distress ink pads
We are out tonight, meal at Pizze Express and then Rhythm of the Dance at the theatre. We have seen this show a few times, mainly Irish dancing. Every time the show is different so should be a good night.
I said I would be back later with something different. These didn't photograph very well unfortunately but it gives you an idea of them. I have so many charms I have collected that I decided to make some keyrings/bag charms to sell. These are just a sample as I have various charms. I have a few customers who regularly look at my blog and/or my Facebook albums so I wanted to show these are available. Please scroll down for my Scrapbook layout.
A scrapbook layout to share with you today of the last time we visited Kennedy Space Centre, somewhere we plan to go back to. As you can see Graham is dwarfed by the Saturn rocket. I used a hexagon die and Prima Craftsman papers, adding some wooden arrows and a fabric sticker I bought in America.
Back later with something totally different. It should stay dry today so we are hoping to go to a local garden show at a garden centre this morning. Hopefully some crafting this afternoon. Enjoy your Sunday.
I bought a new stamp set with these cakes and a set of cups and saucers. At first I thought the things on the right were bridge rolls but then I realised they are macaroons!
I only bought the stamp last Friday at Sprinkle Twinkle and look I have made a card already. I am getting better at using more of my new stamps rather than stamping them and them waiting months to be coloured. I have so many images stamped and printed though that I don't think I will ever use them all.
Image - Scrapberry Afternoon Tea
Medium - Copics
Paper - Teresa Collins Family Story
Dies - Go Kreate frilly squares 10, an odd Go Kreate die I bought in a pack, Crafter's Companion cupcake, Joy vintage mug
ABC J for just as you like As you like it Favourite die (this is a tough choice but I love frilly squares 10 and wanted it for ages but it was out of stock for ages so when I did get it I was so pleased ad I love making shaped cards with it.)
Out today for a massage and facial, then meeting a friend for lunch.
What a mixture of weather we are having. It was lovely all day but after dinner the heavens opened, thunder, lightening and hail bouncing off the grass. The after a little while the sun came out again! I know some of you had rain all day yesterday. Let's hope Summer soon arrives but not too hot, around 20 will do me.
I made this for some good friends for their Anniversary on Monday. I tried something a little different by cutting the aperture in the paper and placing the image behind rather than using the Spellbinders die on the image.
I bought this stamp at Ally Pally and have just got round to using it. It's a great stamp with so much going on that it doesn't need too much embellishing. I used Bo Bunny Timepiece papers, a Joy cuckoo clock and a Crafts Too metal hand.Lots of distressing and DI Vintage Photo for this one.
I get some unusual requests for cards and this one was for a Wedding card in blue and white with a Dr Who theme if possible. I thought the groom had a look of Dr Who about him so I used this Wild Rose topper changing the colour of the flowers to blue with a Wink of Lunar pen for a metallic sparkle. I printed the Tardis off the internet and subtly added it with the flowers so it doesn't overpower the card. I added Wild Orchid flowers, seam binding and some lovely lace.
I haven't had as much time for crafting as usual with spending several days sorting out Mum and her new home. I have several orders and magazine cards I can't share yet but I can share this one which I made for Making Cards magazine a while ago.
These are the latest boxes I made for my craft stall. They have been painted with Rustoleum chalk paint. The lace on the top is from Crafty Ribbons, flowers from Wild Orchid and I am Roses. I bought the pretty ribbon from a local shop and the lace on the left one is self adhesive from The Range.
We have been away for a couple of days to Hunstanton, returning home this morning. On Friday we met up with Lynsey for lunch and a trip to Sprinkle Twinkle craft shop before heading off to our B&B. Saturday night we went to see The Simon and Garfunkel Story at the theatre, which was excellent. I never got to see Simon and Garfunkel but we did see Paul Simon several years ago. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed a long walk yesterday, you can walk along the beach for miles there.
We are going to see The Simon and Garfunkel show this evening. It will be our third time but this year the show is a new one so really looking forward to that. They have always been favourites of mine and the show is excellent.
I'm a big fan of the Pink Gem images and the new adult digis are jut great, I asked Janet if she could draw Dave golfing and this is what she came up with, isn't it brilliant. You can but the digi but this is actually from the printable set which you can decoupage, fill the page or reduce to use as a topper which is what I have done. There is a range of sentiments too. I teamed him with some free papers and a golf charm from my stash.
It is my turn to host the new challenge at Crafty Ribbons and I chose Weddings/Anniversaries. I have been making several Wedding cards and this was a special request for a large Wedding card including silver and bicycles.
Image - Wild Rose printed panel
Papers and flowers - from stash
Dies - MFT inside and out stitched rounded square, Marianne bicycle
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Wooden hearts - MDF Craft Supplies with Wink of Stella clear pen
This is the last of the three cards I made for last month's Making Cards magazine using Pink Gem doggie digis and Crafty Ribbons sentiment banner ribbon. The papers are LOTV Nitwits Always and Forever and I used a MFT stitched banner die and added some heart pearls.
I couldn't wait to use this fab new digi from Pink Gem, isn't it fun. I love Molly and her friend here is a new character. I teamed her with some gorgeous new papers I chose with a recent win at The Craft Barn. I used Wik of Stella pens in places to give some added sparkle to the coloured digi. Of course you get a digi to colour yourself too but time was of the eseence yesterday when I made it.
This is the Anniversary card I made for my hubby. I decided to make something a bit different and a little vintage. He loves cars, we love our holidays and mini breaks so I incorporated those into the card.
Image - bought at Ally Pally
Papers - Papermania Mr Mister and Teresa Collins family stories