Monday, 31 March 2014

Where's all this lovely weather?

Morning lovely Bloggers. Can we have some of the warm sunshine here in Yorkshire that the rest of the country seem to have please??? The lovely weather people keep saying it's been the warmest weekend of the year so far....well not here it's not!!

Anyway, despite the weather I had a lovely Mother's Day visiting both my Mums. We are lucky that they live very close so could spend time with both. Silly me forgot to took photos of the cards I made for them but I might have to pop round and take a sneaky one for you!!

I was also very blessed in receiving a beautiful handmade card from my DD and a set of stamps. I also had my tea made for me and was allowed to spend some time crafting, a perfect day.

I hope you enjoyed your day as much.

Thanks for popping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Touch Of Spring

Morning lovely Bloggers. I'm not joining in WOYWW this week as time is so short that I can't guarantee I'll be able to visit many desk and so feel it's unfair to join in. Hopefully I'll be back on the register next week.

Instead I wanted to share a couple more of the samples I made for Sheena the other week. I have definitely got in the mood for spring and this inspired both of these makes.

The first is one of the huge butterflies cut in half to make them flutter on the blossom branch.

And I was inspired by the flowers in the garden to make this wreath. I think I might be making this again as I really enjoyed it. May be a project for my craft club ladies!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are up too.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 13 March 2014

A Fluttering Of Butterflies

Morning lovely Bloggers on another glorious morning. I'm getting used to this!!

Just popping by this morning with another sneaky peek from Sheena's new stamps. She only has one show on Saturday at 3pm so catch it if you can, they really are beautiful stamps.

These huge butterflies come in a set of two that match perfectly so that you can stamp with one and fit the other over the top to add detail embossing. I've only used one in this card but I'll share them both tomorrow.

I'll give you two guesses what I used for it!!!!! Yep, it's all H20's except the detail picked out on the butterflies which is the vine green Silk from Set 1.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Morning dear crafters and lovely WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well this Wednesday morning and enjoying the sunshine we've been lucky enough to have had here in Yorkshire over the last few days.

I was missing from the WOYWW register last week but am present and correct again today. If you want to join in with this desk fun, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE. 

My desk this morning is strewn with my Project Life page for last week.

I'm managing to keep up with a page a week so far but have to keep lots of bits of paper with notes on as sometimes it can take a while to catch up and I forget the little things that have happened. There are also lots of bits and pieces scattered around as I'm trying to do lots of things at once instead of finishing on thing before moving onto the next!!!! You can just spot my lovely twisted cowl at the back that Jan (LLJ) kindly made me last year. I wore it yesterday when I walked into town as it's decidedly chilly still in the mornings.

Before I get on with some desk hopping I thought I'd share with you a couple of photos I took yesterday that just made me smile.

One of our cats lying on my raised bed enjoying the sunshine.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday.

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring Has Sprung Along with Some New Stamps

Afternoon lovely bloggers. I can't believe I'm typing this with the windows open, the birds singing and sunshine pouring in. What a difference a week can make. I've had three days out in the garden and loved every minute. I hope you are enjoying the spring sunshine too. All that wind and rain seems a very long time ago now thank goodness.

I've just popped by to share a sneaky peek of the latest release of stamps from Sheena. She will be sharing them on Create and Craft this Saturday at 3pm. I know that will make those of you that work very happy!!

This set are butterflies and flowers and they are gorgeous. I couldn't stop playing with them and I know the rest of the team feel the same so I hope you like them.

I made the background for this card by dribbling PVA glue over some watercolour card, something I saw in this month's Craft Stamper magazine, and then, when it was dry painted over with H20's and over stamped with a blossom from the new set. A leaf was silver embossed around the edge and painted in with more of the purple H20. The main flowers were painted with more H20's and cut out. Can you tell I'm totally in love with H20's!!!

If you want to see what the rest of the Inkoids have created, you can find the link HERE.

I'll be back tomorrow for WOYWW and hopefully share another of my makes with you so enjoy your evening and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Few More Sheena Samples

Morning lovely Bloggers. I hope I find you well this sunny Saturday morning. Another week has whizzed by and another did that happen??

I hope you managed to catch some of Sheena's show on C&C last Thursday with her new Village mystery stamps. I thought I'd share another few samples I made for the show with you today as they really are lovely stamps and very useable for lots of occasions.

This first one is using the Faux bleaching technique with distress inks. I love doing this and splitting up the image seems to work really well, although I did extend the bottom one slightly to get a gradually disappearing line instead of just a straight end!!

I sprayed the finished card with some pearl spray to move the ink around and give it a lovely shimmer.

This next one is just very simply silver embossed and mounted on embossed card. It makes a very lovely wedding card I think and one I will definitely be using again.

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

Happy Crafting.