Monday, 21 July 2014

Rooftops

Happy  Monday everyone. We are on the first day of our 6 weeks holiday. I love the fact that I break up when DD does, especially when the weather is a stunning as it is this morning.

Even though I am off work I was still up at the crack of dawn to catch Sheena's first show on C&C this morning. The samples the team have made looked amazing.

I'm sharing my favourite make with you this morning. There are times when you have an idea and it works out better than you imagined. This card was one of those.



Easy Peasey. Just Antique Linen for the church, Vintage Photo for the roof tops and Walnut stain with a touch of Tumbled Glass for the sky. The background is embossed using just the snowflake part of the Wellies embossing folder with more Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied.

Right I must fly this morning, it's my Mum's birthday today and we are taking her out for the day so enjoy your week whatever you are up to and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Oh Deer...another Sneaky Peek!

Afternoon folks. Well the rain has finally stopped here and the sun is out again. Thankfully, we missed all the storms but it's still very warm and sticky.

I've just popped in for another Sneaky Peek from Sheena's 4 Day Deal starting next Monday.


These lovely dear and trees are on the same stamp plate as the couple from yesterday. I stamped the trees and clear embossed them before adding more in Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and then masking a moon. Once more inks are added to the sky the clear embossed trees act as a resist. The deer are stamped in Gathered Twigs which is painted out a bit with water, which is a very easy way of colouring them.

I shall be back tomorrow with a look at the other stamp set, which, if you've seen any of the other samples, you will know is gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday evening.

Friday, 18 July 2014

A Sneaky Peek Of Sheena's 4 Day Deal

Morning folks. I hope you are all coping with this very sticky, humid day. I know some of you have had some fantastic storms but here in Yorkshire it is still very sultry, although there is a good breeze which is helping.

I'm just popping by to let you now that Sheena Douglass is launching a 4 Day Deal on C&C next Monday with some more new gorgeous Christmas stamps, although saying that, they could be used at other times of the year too, depending on how you use them, so they are very versatile. There will also be 8 new Embossing Folders.    

Here's one of the samples I made using just the stamps.



It's all coloured using Evergreen Bough and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, although the umbrella is Salty Ocean and then glossed, which the photo doesn't pick up unfortunately.

The rest of the DT have created some stunning artwork so don't forget to have a look if you can. The links to all their blogs are HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

WOYWW 266

Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. If you want to share your desk with a bunch of lovely people too then pop over to see Julia, HERE.

This is getting to be a habit but I have no desk to share with you today.....more samples in progress that I can't share yet. The dining table where I do my pleasure crafting just contains a pile of boxes where I've been re-organising my Project Life stuff and is not interesting at all so instead I thought I'd share my Tour De France pictures from the weekend as I know there are several cycling fans amongst you...Shaz you know who you are.

I've never seen so many people out, they were 5 and 6 deep but luckily we found a good wall to stand on.



Loads of people were dressed up.


We managed to get a few freebies as the Caravane went by


And then in a flash the cyclists came along to huge cheers


 and went whizzing by and were gone.


It was an fantastic day, well a weekend really as we watched it on the TV both days and recorded it so that we could watch it back and yes....we did see ourselves!!!! Yorkshire looked stunning and the crowds every where were amazing. It was an event we are not going to forget in a hurry.

Right, I'll be round to see what you've been up to after work so see you later and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

A Touch of Ivy

Bonjour lovely crafters from a very proud Yorkshire Lass tonight. What a day we've had. I will share some photos tomorrow of all the crowds that lined the Tour De France route in town today, I've never seen so many having a great time. I even managed to snap the cyclists as they whizzed by. Someone even saw The Beckhams nearby but unfortunately I missed them, lol!!!!!!

Anyway, onto crafty matters, I need to share another sneaky peek of Sheena's lovely Christmas stamps with you.


This one is a huge sentiment that will make those important quick cards when you need to make loads in a hurry. I've gold embossed it and teamed it with the Ivy corner set from last year.

Don't forget to try and catch the Craft Clinic on Monday with Sheena to see lots more lovely samples and ideas from the lady herself and the rest of The Inkoids.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Christmas In July mixed up with the TDF!!

Afternoon lovely crafters. I'm waving from a very excited Yorkshire as we prepare for the Tour De France tomorrow. Otley has gone totally mad, it's full of cyclists and people today and the shops are running out of food as no deliveries are being made and the roads are closing tonight until Sunday, good job we are well stocked! Apparently it takes over an hour to do a 5 mile journey along to Ilkley, not that we tried it, with all the cyclists trying out the route. We saw Chris Froome and the sky team whizzing by yesterday. The town looks totally amazing though and is full of yellow bikes, flowers and bunting and all the pubs have been re named in French.  I'll be waving madly tomorrow so look out for us on the TV!!!!



Now onto crafty matters. Our Sheena is launching some Christmas stamps on C&C on Monday where she is doing the 2 hour Craft Clinic at 11am. There are 4 sets in total and they are just lovely.

This is one of the samples I made, it's strange getting into the Christmas spirit when it sweltering outside but I enjoyed playing.


One of the sets is a set of baubles with all the pieces separately so that you can add the collars and the decorations as you wish. I stamped mine onto Christmas paper, added glossy accents and glitter and the background is created from another of the sets which has pine branches and music notes on stamped onto Kraft card.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sample or too so enjoy your Friday whatever you are up too and Au Revoir!!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

WOYWW 264

Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Looks like the hot weather has deserted us after a gorgeous few weeks. I must admit it means the housework will get done, when the sun is shining it's just too tempting to be outside.

Although I'm joining in with WOYWW this week, I have no desk to show you. The dreaded C word has landed in my craft room but it's nothing I can share at the minute, just lots of samples in progress.

Instead I'm sharing the lovely collection of ATC's I received even though I didn't officially join in the birthday celebrations.


Thank you to Sandra De, LLJ, Diane and Sam, you are all very kind.

I also wanted to share some photos I've taken around town. We are preparing for the great excitement of The Tour De France on 5th July. It is coming right through the centre of town and for the last month or so yellow bikes have appeared everywhere and the flowers look fantastic.



This week we have flags flying and all the shop windows have been painted with Tour De France images.


It's going to be a real spectacle and despite the fact that the roads in every direction are totally closed for the whole day, we won't care as we will hopefully have a roadside viewing spot within walking distance of home.

If you want to join in the WOYWW fun, then pop over to see Julia, HERE. 

I hope you will forgive my lack of desk but I'll be around to have a look at yours when I get in from work so thanks for stopping round and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

WOYWW 263

Morning all. It's lovely to get back to WOYWW. I've swapped my days to work so have a Wednesday to myself at last....and the sun is shining again so what could be better, apart from hopping round a few desks.

First things first, I would just like to wish our esteemed leader Julia a speedy recovery after her Spanish adventures. It's good to see you home safe and sound, Julia.

Now, my desk as of last night. I am sharing it with my daughter.


We have been playing with some Lavinia stamps together. She had to make a birthday card for her Grandma yesterday and these came out and now there's no stopping her. You can see the pile on the table there. You can also see my Project Life things, I'm just about managing to keep up with my documented weeks. Hopefully I'll get some done later.

Here are a couple of Lavinia cards I made. I intend to have more of a play today while DD is at school.


You might also remember last time I joined the register I was in the middle of painting our new bathroom. Well, it's all finished now so here's a quick picture. We love it. A grown up bathroom at last.



I revamped the pine bathroom cabinet too. My Hubby thinks it's very funny.



If you want to join in the WOYWW fun then pop over HERE and see what it's all about.

I'm off to make a cuppa now and then I'll be round to see what you've been up too so enjoy your day and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

My Birds Samples For Sheena

Morning folks from a very wet, gloomy Yorkshire. What a day after glorious sunshine yesterday. You really have to make the most of the nice days when you get them at the minute don't you?

I'm just popping by this morning to share the rest of my samples for Sheena's shows yesterday. I hope you managed to catch one of them. I had meant to share them with you earlier in the week but I was struck down with a horrible virus and had hay fever on top so have felt pretty rotten all week.

This first one is all distress inks.


A wall hanging on cardboard done with Luminarte silks. The birds are on acetate and coloured with Alcohol markers.


And these shrink plastic earrings that my Mum helped me with, I am a complete novice when it comes to jewellery but I think I need to learn



went into this wooden box which was again painted and stamped with Luminarte Silks.


I hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend whatever you are up to.

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me About A Sneaky Peek!!

Afternoon lovely Crafters. I hope I find you well today. I've been closeted in my craft room all day but the sun has made an appearance at last so it's time to head into the garden to see what the slugs have eaten today. Last week it was all my lovely new petunias. I now have a pot full of stalks!!!

Anway, you didn't pop in to hear about my gardening woes, instead I have a treat for you in the shape of a sneaky peek at Sheena's gorgeous new stamp sets full of birds and fantastic sentiments. These beauties will be launched on C&C this Friday with shows at 11am, 4pm and 7pm so I hope you will be able to catch one.

I'm sharing my favourite with you today.



This gorgeous Kingfisher is just lovely to work with and I've combined him with the Ancient Arches which was stamped in Weathered Wood Distress Ink. The bird himself is coloured with Spectrum Noirs.

Right, back to the gardening so thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.