Friday, 28 November 2014

FSC #83

Good Morning,

Black Friday today, hope you've all bagged a bargain. My Daughter was out queuing at the crack of dawn as she wanted a 40" TV and a tablet. She got both and my Christmas pressie:)

Today the challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge has one week left to run.
The prize on offer is a Christmas Gift Box! 
To be in with a chance of winning here is the sketch you need to follow:

and here is my interpretation:

The craft card base has been embossed using a crafters companion folder then inked with distress ink.
Three strips of K & Company paper was added after having the ends trimmed in a fishtail shape.
The sentiments were computer generated, cut and mounted onto/behind kraft card mount/frame.
The flowers were die cut/punched and layered up and a viva pearl center.
The butterfly was cut on the silhouette, inked and viva pearls added to the body.

I was quite pleased with the out come so made another one very similar but flipped the sketch. 
Not sure which one I like best!

I like working with sketches as it makes you use a layout that you wouldn't otherwise use.
Hop on over and add your entry using the sketch.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

We're having a sing song @ MAWTT's

Good morning,
Sorry I have not been about recently, lots of changes at work, hospital appointments, my birthday and card orders have kept me busy. Another busy weekend ahead as it's my Sisters birthday who has been to every hospital appointment & treatment with me. So a surprise family meal at mine has been planned on behalf of my Nephew & Niece (her children)

Today I'm here to share my card for the new challenge starting over at

This week Hazel (Didos) is our hostess. 
She would like to see your cards and creations that are....

 Inspired by a Song!!!

Can you guess what I have been inspired by?

I used a topper & backing papers printed from the Camden Town CD from Crafters Companion. 
No it's not for my Hubby, I don't have one. It's stock for my box!
All the embellies were cut on the silhouette. Simple's
The photo does not show it but the bottle & glass have had glossy accents added.

Have you guessed yet?

It's Red Red Wine by UB40 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Let's Celebrate Kindness

Good Morning everyone,

This week Hazel the Boss over at Moving Along With The Times would like you to Celebrate Kindness, as today is World Kindness Day.

So we would like to see your cards Celebrating Kindness in whatever way you want.
I thought I would make a card to send hugs to someone who needs them.

Image - Tiddlyinks - Wryn Spring Bling
Papers Raspberry Road freebie with a magazine a while ago - Love Lives Here
Sentiment - Cut on silhouette
Border - MB die
Ribbon - saved from some packaging

Why not hop on over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations my teamies have made 

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Grace is 1

Good Evening crafty friends,
It's been a long time since I posted in the evening, usually a bit dozy after a day at work. I am going to try and be a better blogger both posts and commenting.

Thought I would share a card I made for an order a couple of week's ago.
I used Digital Designer Forever Friends Celebration CD to print off the images after adding text to the balloon. I then cut round the image leaving a small white border which I raised using foam pads onto a white mat.

The backing paper was embossed using spellbinders dainty dots folder.
The name was cut on the silhouette.

I would like to enter:

Craft your passion-something beginning with B (balloon)
Let's  craft & create - Animal antics

Enjoy your evening!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Friday Sketch Challenge #82

Good Morning,
Spent yesterday at the NEC stocking up my stash. I went with my fellow work mate to get supplies and ideas for projects for our service users to work on. Can't wait to start making the samples.

has a fab new sketch for you to play with that Lesley has created for us

We have a fab prize too

This fortnight we are giving away a £5 Gift Certificate to Digi Stamp Boutique:

I have used one of their Christmas images, the super cute Waddle & Xmas pud. It comes with 3 more cute penguin images.

The papers are from a HOTP pad that I've had for a while but never wanted to use! The sentiment was cut on the silhouette in a pearly white paper with a black shadow. The holly was die cut using a Crafters Companion that has been glittered and small red pearls used for the berries. The image was coloured with markers then glamour dust was added to the hat and viva pearls painted onto the puds topping.

Hope you will come a play along with us this week.