Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Snowflake Or Two

Evening lovely Crafters. I hope I find you well this chilly Thursday. Someone told me today that September is supposed to be hot and sunny. I do hope so, it's been freezing here today.

It seemed fitting to share with you two of the samples I made for Sheena using her snowflake stamps, another of the four that will be launched tomorrow.

This first one was very simple and just used one of three large snowflakes with the sentiment.

With this one I think I used them all, there are three large and three small snowflakes, along with a lovely swirl and sentiment to play with. I painted the background with the rainy day blue pourables and then embossed the snowflakes on top using various colours of embossing powder.

All four sets are very different from each other. Along with the snowflakes and flutterbies I've already shown you, there is one full of fairies and ivy leaves and another with pine forests on so something for everyone. Don't forget to catch the shows on Create and Craft at 11am, 1pm and 6pm.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Morning lovely Crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Woo hoo I'm back and raring to get snooping round all your lovely desks. Boy have I missed my weekly does of WOYWW and all the friends I get to chat with on a Wednesday. If you want to join in then pop over to see our Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

So, without further ado, here's my desk this morning.

I have a mountain of photos of scrap after our holidays and I've made a start with one of our favourite days when we spent the day racing down a mountain on a summer tobaggan run. Great fun. I want to use bright colours and love this bright orange, not a colour I use very often but am taming it down slightly with purple. I'm going to paint the corrugated cardboard with purple H20's, well that's the plan anyway.

I'm keeping this brief just for you, Julia so that I can spend more time catching up with everyone so see you soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fluttering By With Some Sheena Peeks

Evening lovely Crafty Friends. It's been a beautiful day here in Yorkshire today and I've had a much needed afternoon in the garden taming the Jungle. It's so nice to be outside again.

I've even seen some butterflies, which seem to be very rare this Summer so it was a delight to create more with one of the new stamp sets from Sheena Douglass being launched on Create and Craft this Friday, 31st August. This one is full of Butterflies and Dragonflies from very large stamps to small ones and they really are a joy to work with.

Here are two of the cards I created with them.

I used Distress Inks to create a background and dropped the new Luminarte pourables onto it to create lovely shiny splodges before using the sentiment stamp. The butterflies are also painted with the pourables.

With this one the dragonfly was painted with the pourables and I made a masking tape ribbon with them before stamping the small dragonfly on top. Masking tape is my new discovery at the minute!!!

There are four new sets being launched altogether and they are all as yummy as this one. The shows are scheduled for 10am, 1pm and 6pm so I hope you'll be able to catch one if not all of them.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow when I'll be back for my much needed fix of workdesks. Oh I have missed them.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Austrian Crafting Goodies

Afternoon lovely Crafty friends. I hope you have enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend if you live South of the Border despite the weather. I had promised myself a day in the garden yesterday as the weathermen said it'd be a dry day but as soon as I got out the heavens opened again. We haven't had a dry day all weekend. It's so dark now we have the lights on and it's only 6pm!!!! Still we hit the shops today and had a lovely time so it's not all doom and gloom.

I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately. Life has interfered somewhat and I know I haven't done much blog hopping to see what you've all been up too. I really hope to get back to normal come September so hope you'll bear with me.

In the meantime, as I said in my last post, I was delighted to find a craft shop while we were on holiday in Mayrhofen in Austria and had to make several visits as they had some gorgeous things that we can't get here.

Here's my little haul. These beautiful wooden embellishments while be perfect on scrapbook layouts I have planned.

I also unearthed a brilliant shop in Innsbruck last time we were there that sold ribbon so I had to make a return visit with my euros at the ready. There is over 100m here all for the princely sum of about 15 euro which is around £12. What a bargain. My ribbon tower has now become even more precarious!!! I just need to find some spare hours in the day to play with it all!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good week.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Back To The Rain

Morning lovely Crafting friends. I hope I find you well this Monday morning.

I'm just popping by to say Hello and sorry to have been absent for a while. We've been on our holidays to beautiful Austria for the last two weeks but are now back to reality and the rain!!!!!!!

We had heard reports that the Austrian weather was rainy too before we went but were delighted to find the sunshine when we stepped off the plane at Innsbruck Airport and it stayed with us for the whole two weeks and just got hotter and hotter. We left cloudless blue skies and 35oC on Saturday and of course it's done nothing but rain here in Yorkshire since we got home so I have wet washing draped all over the house!!!! Lovely!!!

I shall be back with something crafty when I've got my life in order but thought I'd just leave you with this photo I took of beautiful Mayrhofen, the town we stayed in. If you ever want a holiday with lots to do in a stunning location this is definitely the place to go. Oh.... and there is even a craft shop, more of that later in the week!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week goes well.

Happy Crafting.