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Monday, 28 August 2017

A little bit of Tim Holtz

So I have used the stamp set I brought at the Taunton Craft show to make this card and a whole lot of sparkle!! By stamping on watercolour card and spritzing the stamps with water after I inked them up with distress inks it gives you the illusion of watercolour. I then introduced the sparkle with black glitter card and a pearl diamond spray. By the end of this card I think I was just as sparkly lol

Ingredients used to make this card

Stamps - Tim Holtz 'Wildflowers' and Clearly Besotted 'Simply quotes'
Distress inks - Spiced marmalade, Fired brick, Wild honey, Peeled paint & Lucky clover
Spray and Sparkle - 'Pearl diamond'
Tim Holtz distress watercolour cardstock
Dies - Stampin up 'Beautiful wings'
Black glitter card and ribbon from stash

Friday, 25 August 2017

A little bit of turnbout stamping

Well it's just as well I made a few cards recently as this week has been very hectic and no crafting yet! Been painting the preschool I run to get it ready for the next term and been too tired to blog the cards I have made but am now looking forward to a crafty weekend.
Been using the Concorde & 9th Turnbout stamps again which I love to make these two cards and if you want to know a bit more about them, have a look here
And yes I have used the Distress oxide inks again lol 😉
Ingredients used to make the cards

Stamps - Concord & 9th 'Oh hello' and 'Flower' turnabout stamp sets
Dies - MFT 'Blueprint 18'
Distress Oxide inks - 'Picked raspberry', 'Twisted citron', 'Peacock feathers' & 'Spiced marmalade'
Glitter tape - American crafts

Saturday, 19 August 2017

MFT Mermaids

Well I resisted buying this stamp set when it first came out, in fact I sat on my hands lol. But as I am weak willed they soon ended up in my craft room so thought I had best use them.
I used another flower set to make different coral on the cards after seeing some else do that as I would never have thought of that! Just shows how versatile our stamps can be and that's what I tell my hubby lol 😉
And look I even made two cards 😀.
Ingredients used to make the card -
Stamps - MFT 'Mermazing' and MFT 'Buildable Bouquet'
Dies - Lawn Fawn 'Large stitched frames'
Wow opaque embossing powder
Copics - RV19, V05, Y38, Y17, E50, E51, E21, E70, Y35, YR15, YR16
Distress inks - Squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon & dusty Concorde
Wink of Stella 'clear'

Friday, 18 August 2017

Golden Wedding Anniversary

So this card is not my normal style but needs must as they say. So it was time to dig into the stash of embossing folders that I tend to neglect and see what I could find. So after a bit of embossing and die cutting this is the end result and no oxide inks in sight!!
Ingredients used to make the card
Dies - Lawn Fawn 'Finley's abc', MFT 'blueprints 31', Spellbinders 'hearts' and Lawn Fawn 'scalloped stitchables'.
Embossing folders - Couture Creations 'tied together' and a Sizzix folder which is unnamed.
Gold Miri card
Gold glitter tape - American crafts 
Pearls - stash

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy Birthday Angie

This is a card I made for the lovely Angie. You can find her blog here and she is also the very talented lady who designed my blog header 😀 Anyway used one of the items I purchased at the Taunton craft show to make this card. I made a background using distress oxide inks, die cut the "Ray of light"   die and layered up. Coloured the peacock using layers of hero arts inks and diecut and stamped sentiment and also layered up.

Ingredients used to make the card 
Stamp set - Hero Arts 'Color layering peacock'
Colour medium for peacock - Hero arts inks, navy, deep ocean, emerald green & lemon yellow
Dies - Creative Expressions 'Ray of light' and MFT 'Blueprints 18'
Background inks - Distress oxide inks, twisted citron, salty ocean & peacock feathers
Pearl from my stash.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Taunton craft show goodies

So today I went to the Taunton craft shop with my good friend Kelly to find some new craft goodies. The show sadly is getting smaller every year but I still found things to buy. I do most of my craft shopping online these days. I'm finding it hard going using blogger on my iPad without a app so hopefully I can add all the photos.

Friday, 11 August 2017

A bit more oxide inks play time

Well so here is another card using the Tim Holtz distress oxide inks. Also used the MFT Beautful Butterflies stamp set. Need to get back in the habit of noting what I have used to add to the blog post. But anyway enough of my waffling lol. Here is the finished card.

Well add I am enjoying blogging again and having a reference for my makes.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My love for Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks ❤️

Right thanks to the help of my friend Kelly whose fab blog is here I have sussed the mysteries of uploading photos to my blog. So hopefully you will be looking at some cards I have made combining my two recent craft loves which are the distress oxide inks and Concorde and 9th Turnabout stamps

    Time to brush off the cobwebs!!!!!!

    Well been a long time since I have blogged, in fact not blogged since April 2016!!!
     But time to brush off cobwebs and start again as I have still been crafting.  I had been using since April 2013 a free app called Blogpress to blog for speed on my iPad but it stopped working and sadly I lost all my photos from that time up to February 2016 and there was no way of retrieving them. Luckily I had back ups of the ones of Sam ( my beloved dog) but not the others so unable to add back to blog.
    So anyway lesson learnt though it did put me off blogging for a long while. As my blog is a personal reference for me and my cards and projects I shall start adding them again Once I have figured out all the changes that blogger have made!!!