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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi all, not much time for blogging this last year but wanted to pop on and say hi and wish you all a Merry Christmas x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Copic play time

Hi all, well thought you might like to see some recent cards I have made using my Copics. Been enjoying the Copic tutorials though still playing catch up.

Got a way to go still with learning some of the techniques but enjoying playing, just wish I had more time.
Thanks for taking the time to visit me and I will return the favour x

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Happy Birthday Ginny

Hi all, made this card for a lovely lady called Ginny whose birthday it is today and you can pop over and wish her happy birthday here

Stamped image is from Clearly Besotted "happy everything" set and also one of the images used at my online Copic class. Coloured with Copics and some clear wink of stellar, love that sparkly finish it gives. Basic Grey "green at heart" paper, card from stash, dies used from Dienamics "blueprints 14" set and added some enamel dots and pearls.
Hope you have a wonderful birthday Ginny x

Monday, 29 September 2014

Crafty Sunday

Hi all,well I had a enjoyable Sunday yesterday playing in the craft room.
Made a card, bracelet and a penguin!
Here is the bracelet, was pleased I could remember how to make it without having to watch a tutorial.

Start of Percy Penguin

And the last one a quick card for my hubby which had a voucher in it entitling him to a weekend away for his upcoming 50th birthday.

Hope you all had a crafty day too x

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Inspiration card

Hi all
Well I am loving the online copic class, just wish I had more time! But the good thing about these classes are that you can do them at anytime :-)
Well after seeing this fabulous card using the practise sheets I had to have a go myself.
Used my new brushos to make the background and raised up the parcel and balloons with 3d foam. Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

Tomorrow I need to make a penguin!!!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Westpoint Craft show and makes

Hi all.
Well I had the day off yesterday so I could go to Westpoint craft show with my good friend Sandra. We had a fabulous time,met some friends and spent some pennies also :-)
Our highlights of our day out were attending two free workshops
The first one was a mixed media class where we got very messy ( they gave us gloves ) but had fun and made a canvas using a mix of media

And in the afternoon we added a bead jewellery workshop where we learnt how to make a bracelet

We also went to see Joan who is a tutor and you can see her work here and when I asked her for a penquin look what she made for me whilst I went around the show, isn't it cute :-)

And these are my new goodies which i can't wait to play with :-)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Copic class practice sheets

Hi all
Well I recently signed up for a copic online class which you can find out about here and it went live yesterday :-)
So this is my practise sheets from last nights session and though I have only watched two of the videos so far can say I am having a blast and just wish there were more hours in the day!

Been making myself notes on the sheets and also on the PDF files that come with the course. I would highly recommend this course especially for a beginner like me who has only had her copics for a couple of weeks!
Hopefully can fill in the rest of the balloons after work but really need a magic wand to avoid going into work lol

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My first Copic card

Hi all, well this week is certainly going by fast! Not much time for crafting but enjoying colouring images in my spare time. This is my fourth image using my new copics and the one I am most proud of :-)
Inspiration for the image I got from this fab blog
Card will be for one of the new staff at work so hope she likes it. Spent more time faffing than making it lol Excuse the wonkiness,it looked straight when I took it so obviously a sign its bedtime!

Not overly pleased with the card layout but first one on in a couple of weeks!
Looking forward to starting a online copic class for card makers which starts on Monday. Details can be found here

Used my new MFT stamp 'sweet birthday wishes'
Avery Elle papers ' the bright collection' and MFT 'blueprints 13'.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for visiting me x

Monday, 15 September 2014

Taunton craft show goodies

Hi all,
Well I had a lovely day out yesterday touring a craft show and craft shops with my friend Kelly and managed to spend a few pennies.
So here are my goodies from the day

Was very good and didn't buy as much as normal but seeing as I am off to the Westpoint craft show on 25th,thought I had better save some money x

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Copic storage

Hi all,
Thought you might like to see how I store my Copic collection which my beloved hubby brought me as a thanks for decorating the house in my holiday and also for Christmas and birthdays for the foreseeable future lol
It's a cd case, also use one for my promarkers.

I have put them in the order of the Copic colouring chart and added labels which you can find Here
I stuck mine on double sided tape and used the SU owl punch to cut out as one of the circles for the eyes was the perfect size x

Time to come back :-)

Hi all,
Well after a rather hectic and stressful summer term at work I took some time out from blogging and other stuff to recharge my batteries and find my mojo and also to redecorate my house and my craft room :-)
So here are some of my recent cards

Off to a craft show today with some friends and looking forward to some bargains.x

Monday, 23 June 2014

Happy Birthday June

Hi all, hope you all had a fab weekend. Me and hubby went to the local festival on Saturday and had a great time and yesterday was chilling and finishing my die storage which I will share later this week.
Anyway today's card is for June a lovely lady in Bristol who I meet with once a month and it's her birthday today.

Yep and you guess by the sentiment she won't have it today, oops. But hopefully as long as Royal Mail play ball it will be in her hands tomorrow.

Ingredients - 'Bree' from Greetings Farm coloured in promarkers
Sentiment 'snarky lady' Lil Inker set
DCWV 'adhesive paper prints' paper
Card, heart clip, twine and pearls from stash
Oval and scallop nestabilities
MFT 'notebook edge' die
Memory Box 'walking cat' die

Have a great day all,shame I am back to work x

Friday, 20 June 2014

Happy birthday Amanda

Hi all, so here's my card for today and it's for the lovely Amanda who you can go and wish happy birthday to here

Overdosed with the spray and sparkle and there is a layer acetate in the card

Added some seashells to the fish bowl for a 3D touch

Now I really enjoyed making this card and using my new MFT dies and stamps. I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest and added my own twist to it.

MFT stamp set ' You're Fintastic' and matching MFT 'fishbowl' dies.
Kraft and coloured card, charm,fish bowl embellishment, pearls and acetate all from stash.
Shells from a seaside shop in exmouth.
And lashings of spray and sparkle on the water.

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather, have a good week x

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Retirement card but different to the norm!

Hi all, well I need to make a retirement card but didn't want to go down the normal route as she is retiring early not through choice but a need to look after her family so this is what I came up with

Can you tell I went a bit mad with the sparkle lol
Enjoyed making this and using my sparkle medium and have learnt to spray the spray and sparkle outside as my craft area needed a scrub after all the extra sparkle! Looked like a fairy had visited :-)
Anyway hope you all are having a good weekend and enjoying the weather.

Ingredients for card - Indigoblue freebie stamp and used with archival ink.
Card for base,layer and leaves from Annamarie designs
Spray and sparkle ( in a abundance! )
Stencil "mini art is" and used with Cinnamon sparkle medium which I love
Ribbon from my secret Santa
Flowers from florist and sparkle medium added
Pearls from stash and a Woodware punch for leaves x