FABULOUS FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS ~

Monday, 29 June 2015

A SKETCH AT LESS IS MORE!

Hello lovely bloggers, friends and followers - thank you for visiting my blog today!
Happy to be joining in the Less Is More challenge again, and this week Chrissie and the girls
would like us to use  this  Sketch ~


I used two stamps from the Chocolate Baroque "Harlequin Rose" set, layered them onto black cardstock, and added just a little soft colouring with Copics.


I would also like to enter Susie Bees Bloomin' Challenge Blog - use 2 colours.

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Apparently, there will be hot sunshine this week - hope it reaches you, wherever you are!

Hugs, 

Friday, 26 June 2015

HEARTS AT CRAFT STASH



Hi lovely bloggers - some exciting news (for a change)! - 

A few weeks ago, Practical Publishing contacted me about joining the DT of their brand new crafting website called "Craft Stash".  
Various top crafting brands can be bought here, alongside  their new "Apple Blossom Craft Collection" excellent quality dies, with more to come in the near future.
The site is now launched and I'm very happy to be part of the fabulous Design Team.

For my first cards, I used the fabulous "Ornate Heart and Frame" die which is perfect for so many occasions. This set comprises 4 heart-shaped dies. 
The ornate outer die measures approx. 6" x 5 1/2". 

Version #1 - (layering 3 of the dies)




Version #2 -
I used two of the dies,  with silver cardstock for the ornate outer die, and as you probably know, metallics do not photograph very well !! It looks much better IRL though! 
(The silver-embossed sentiment stamp is an old one from my stash)


Launch of brand new dies -

Have a fabulous weekend -

Hugs,

Thursday, 11 June 2015

FABULOUS IS WHAT YOU ARE!


Hi lovely crafters/friends and followers - hope you are having a sunny, happy week!
I will be away for a few days as from tomorrow, so I thought I would leave you with this cute little card.
Fabulous is What You Are, and I will miss you all!


 Stampin' Up items - 
 Bow Builder Punch.
 Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper, coloured with ink to reveal the pattern.
Sentiment - Million and One stamp set.
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I am linking up to the following challenges:-
Scrap Creations - "Fathers Day"
Crafty Boots Challenges - "Fathers Day/For the Man in your Life".

Big Hugs -

Thursday, 28 May 2015

COLOUR CHALLENGE #11 AT CHOCOLATE BAROQUE

Hello lovely crafters - thanks for visiting! I hope you are all well, warm and happy!

I am just popping by to share a card I made for the Colour Challenge at Chocolate Baroque.



The stamps are from Chocolate Baroque ~
The beautiful lady is "Ophelia" - I cut out a mask to place over the image, 
then stamped the window (from the fabulous "Gothic Fragments" stamp set).

I coloured the images with Copics and  used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink around the edges.
The "Amour" stamp is also from a CB set - "Fleur de Parfum de Paris", bought a long time ago.

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Challenge colour board and picture inspiration ~
Current Challenge



I would also like to enter the DRS Thursday Challenge"Easy as 1-2-3"
(1 word - 2 stamped images, 3 card layers)!

Happy crafting ~
Hugs,

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A PRINCESS AND SOME LACE

Hi peeps - thank you for popping over - hope you are well, and having better weather than we are in West Yorkshire today!

The card is not my usual CAS, but I love the cute image called "I am a Princess",
from A Day for Daisies.
The card will be going to my youngest Granddaughter on her next birthday  - she loves anything Princessy!!



I coloured the image with Copics,  and inked the background with Distress Inks.
The patterned paper layer is from the Prima Fairy Belle paper stack, distressed around the edges..
Sentiment from LOTV.
Crumb Cake base card and Linen Twine from Stampin' Up.
Lace - from my stash.


I am linking up with these challenges:-
A Day For Daisies - Add Lace.
Graphit Markers - Add Ribbons OR Lace.


Happy Crafting ~

Saturday, 2 May 2015

COLOUR WEEK AT LESS IS MORE.

Hi lovely  crafting friends - it's lovely to see you!
A warm welcome too, to my new followers - Sandma, Jacqueline,Wendy, Metsje and Laura.
I am joining in this week's LIM challenge, and it's colour week - that gets a Yaay! from me!

Chrissie and Team have a fun idea for us ...
Use opposite colours on the wheel (which you can see on the LIM blog).

I decided on a Red and Green combo, using one of my all-time fave dies - 
Memory Box Prim Poppy.
embossed a layer of white cardstock on my Stampin' Up "Simply Scored", then popped it up on the base card with foam pads.
The die-cuts and layered heart were coloured with Copics. Added a sentiment banner to finish.
Heart punch and banner punch - Stampin' Up. 


I would also like to enter That's Crafty Challenge - "Let's Keep it Simple".
Happy Little Stampers May CAS Challenge - "Die-Cuts/Punches".

Happy crafting ~ 

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

HEPBERN DRESS


Hi peeps - hope you are all enjoying some warm weather wherever you are. 
It's been another sunny day here in West Yorkshire - had a lovely day out with my three Granddaughters today - they very rarely have the opportunity to meet up as the eldest is studying at Leeds Uni. 
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I am sharing a card today with a Day For Daisies digi image - "Hepbern Dress"
I coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges of the white card with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
Layered onto  SU Rose Red cardstock, then popped up with foam pads onto the base card.
Sentiment from the SU "Simply Wonderful" stamp set.
Die-cut swirl - Memory Box Corner Bow.



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I  would like to enter these challenges - 
 Moving along With The Times - "Your Birthstone Colour" (June)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge  - "Anything Goes"
Stamping Sensations - "Pretty in Pink"

Thanks for popping by - 
Love

Friday, 3 April 2015

BAROQUE BUTTERFLY DRESS


Hi lovely friends and followers - thank you for visiting.
Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend. Enjoy the chocolate!



This fabulous "Butterfly Dress" stamp is from Chocolate Baroque, and  I am entering my card into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge .  

Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, then coloured with Copics.
The "Winter Tree" (also from Chocolate Baroque) was stamped with Memento London Fog.
Distress inks applied around the edges with Ranger Ink Blending Tool.
Layered onto some very old purple cardstock (name unknown)!
Popped up onto white card base. 
Sentiment - LOTV.
There is some glitter on the butterflies, but it doesn't show up - no sunshine in West Yorkshire this morning!

 Challenge inspiration photo and colour swatch ~


Happy Crafting ~

Sunday, 22 March 2015

A BUTTERFLY AND SOMETHING LACY!


Hi lovely followers and friends - yep., I'm still alive and it's good to see you!!
Hope you are all well too.

Just popping by today with a Birthday card I made for a very special person. She isn't a blogger, so it's safe to post it on here!



Mostly created with SU products :-
Something Lacy background stamp.
Butterfly Basics die cut and sentiment.
SU Framelits oval die.
Cardstock:- Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Whisper White.
Crumb Cake ink pad.
Other products :-
Tim Holtz Distressed Doily die.
Pearls from stash.
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I would like to enter my card into these challenges:-

Cards and More - Monochrome
Crafty Catz - No Designer Papers

Sending hugs to all ~
Love,

Thursday, 12 February 2015

LESS IS MORE 4th ANNIVERSARY.


Hi lovely Friends and followers - thanks for popping by!
I am just in time to join in the LIM 4 year celebration challenge.

Huge congratulations to Chrissie and her Limettes ~
Less is More is 4 Years old.

As it is the first Challenge of the month it's a 
Colour Challenge 
and this time they are
PINK AND GREY


Items used - 
 SU "Sheltering Tree" set, inked with SU Smoky Slate. The background tree was second-stamped with the same ink.  Sentiment is from the same stamp set.
Pink Pirouette cardstock and Dazzling diamonds Glitter for the "snow".

Hugs ~

Friday, 6 February 2015

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!


WOW - how quickly December and January disappeared!  Now it's all about Love and Valentine's Day!  
Just in-case you are wondering - this card wasn't made for hubby, or anyone else either!  At last, I have found some time for crafting "just for the pleasure of it" , and when I saw this  fabulous digi image, I just had to have it, and get out the Copics!  It was a delight to colour.

The image is "Be Mine", created by the amazing  Norma J Burnell at Sweet Pea Stamps, and you can find this, and lots of other beautiful images HERE.


Items used ~

Base card - SU Crumb Cake.
 Trellis die is "Boudoir" by Tonic, cut from SU Soft Sky cardstock, layered
onto white card embossed with the SU "Woodgrain" Folder.
Image coloured with Copics, on oval die from SU Framelits Ovals Collection.
Edges inked with Distress Inks.


I am linking my card to
  One Sweet Challenge (All About Love)
Crafting for all Seasons (Have a Heart)
Crafty Creations  (Owl Love You)!
Crafts 4 Eternity (With Love)

Happy crafting and happy Valentine's Day !
Love to all ~

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

MY FIVE FAVOURITE CREATIONS OF 2014 !


Welcome lovely friends and followers - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday, and I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and peaceful 2015.
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So - onto the crafting! I am joining in Debby's  "My Five Favourite Creations of 2014".
This is the 3rd year I have joined in Debby's Five Faves - it's great fun to scroll through all the cards you have made, loved, and some not-so-loved (in my case)!, throughout the year!
A huge thanks to Debby for taking the time to organise this fun event, for everyone to enjoy.

Join me on the 30th December


 Card #1 - made January 2014



Card #2 - September 2014.




Card #3 - September 2014.




Card #4 - July 2014



My final card - August 2014.




Thursday, 18 December 2014

WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!


Hi lovely friends, followers, bloggers, and anyone else who might might be passing by - thanks for visiting!
I wish you all a joyous Christmas, and a peaceful New Year!

In a very windy and rainy Leeds today, I finally finished the shopping for family Christmas prezzies. Hoorah! Just the wrapping to do now!


 I made this card for a recent class, and I love the Santa image so much I thought I would share it with you! Hope you like it!
The stamp is from The Artistic Stamper "Victorian Christmas 3" set.

The Holly Flourish die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Aperture - Spellbinders Squares set.
Colouring - Copics.
Glitter - SU Dazzling Diamonds.
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I would like to link my card to The Artistic Stamper
December challenge - "Anything Goes".
Deep Ocean Challenge - "Christmas is all Around".
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Love and hugs to all ~

Saturday, 13 December 2014

CHALLENGE #54 at ATCAS


Hi peeps - hope you have all your cards made and posted, and presents bought and wrapped?
NO?  Me neither!!
So - onto the Code Word for my final challenge at ATCAS, chosen by
 your lovely Hostess, Shana



I used one of my favourite Memory Box dies - the beautiful "Deer Trio"with Father, Mother & Baby. 


 Cardstock - Stampin' Up Whisper White and Night of Navy.
"Snow" - white gel pen.
 SU Framelits Oval die set.
Sentiment - SU Good Greetings.

  5 Digi images for our Winner~

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I am also linking my card to these challenges ~


Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas without Christmas Stamps.
My Time to Craft - "Make a Scene"
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - "Anything Goes"
Little Red Wagon - "Snowflakes".

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Go DOTTY with Challenge #53 at ATCAS!

Hi lovely crafters - it's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, and the brilliant Code Word has been chosen by the uber-talented Loll - your Hostess for this fortnight.


For my DT card I used 
Stampin' Up Season of Style Paper Stack (now retired)
 Square punch and a square die
SU Linen Twine
SU Good Greetings sentiment.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF.
Small Holly punch - HobbyCraft
Base cardstock - SU Cherry Cobbler



Our generous Sponsor this fornight is
Inspired by Stamping
www.inspiredbystamping.com
(A $20 GIFT VOUCHER for our winner).
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I would like to link my card to the following Challenges -
 Merry Monday Christmas -Red. Green and White.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas Present.


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Happy Crafting ~

Saturday, 15 November 2014

CHALLENGE # 52 AND A CELEBRATION!

Welcome crafty bloggers - it's challenge #52 at Addicted to CAS,  and it's a very special one, as we are also celebrating ATCAS' 2nd Birthday!
Congratulations to our fabulous leader, Kylie, who started the ATCAS challenge blog two years ago for all of you to enjoy - judging by the amount of crafters who take part in our challenges, it has been a great success! 

I hope you will  play along with us this fortnight.
Your lovely Hostess, Karen   (Serendipity Dragonfly) has chosen a Code Word  which gives you lots of scope.
Here is the Code Word, and the sketch we would like you to work with.




For my DT card I have used "Cocktail Imogen" from Digi Stamp Boutique.
Image coloured with Copics.
Embossed stripes created on my SU "Simply Scored".
Sentiment - SU Good Greetings stamp set.

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Our generous sponsor is Scribbles Designs.


Happy Crafting -

Saturday, 1 November 2014

CHALLENGE # 51 at ATCAS!


Hi lovely crafters - this is a new challenge and a new month - oh my goodness, it's almost Christmas!!
The Code Word for our new challenge at Addicted to CAS was chosen by 
the oh-so-talented Vicki (All I do is Stamp) ...




For my DT card I used .....
SU Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
Cardstock Whisper White and Baja Breeze.
"Cap and Scarf Penguin" stamp (Hero Arts).
I masked the front image, then stamped the second Penguin.
Coloured with copics.
Sentiment from SU Good Greetings stamp set. 
SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Bakers Twine - old stash!
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I am linking my peaceful Penguins to Challenge #43 at  Festive Friday!
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Our generous sponsor this fortnight is ....

Happy Crafting -