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Friday, 18 January 2019

Fabulously Feminine

A .little mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations, check out the design teams inspiration and there is still plenty of time to enter. Remember that to be included in the chance to win the prize  you must have stamping as the focal part of your entry, those not following the rules will not be in with a chance to win and may not receive a comment on their entry.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Happy Birthday

It was one of our great grandsons second birthday last week and this is the card I made for him. I've used a very old Penny Black stamp called balloon hedgehog.coloured with pro markers and papers from my scrap box.   I'd like to enter this card into Allsorts challenge which is Milestones with numbers.

My second card is for another great grandson and I'm entering this card into the 

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Dance in the rain

Been playing with this stencil today, made lots of backgrounds but only one card this one is distress inks sponged through the stencil.  I'd like to enter these challenges

CAS - Stencil     - sponging through stencil
Make My Monday - use words or sentiment

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Something old or something new

It's time for the first challenge of 2019 at Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is to use something new or something you haven't used for a while.
For my card I have used Penny Black Dreamy stamp, although it is an old PB stamp it is one I have wanted for ages and I was so happy to receive it at Christmas ,along with lots of other goodies ,from my lovely sister . I have also used the Bokah technique on my background which is also an old technique but it is the first time I've done it. I took the inspiration from Viv's blog, thanks Viv !
So my "New" is the stamp and the technique.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Fabulously Feminine

Time for the first challenge of the year at Stamping Sensations and this time it is Fabulously Feminine.  As we are a stamping challenge all entries must have stamping as the main focal point of interest, a small stamped sentiment or last minute added little butterfly will not qualify, we will not comment on any entry that does not follow the rules of the challenge.  Now we have cleared away the glitter from Christmas it's time to get our your girly stamps and let us see your feminine creations.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Add some sparkle

Well here we go with my first Christmas card of 2019 !  The challenge this time at Sparkles Christmas is chosen by Jane and she asks that we add some sparkle, it's hard to show sparkle on here but my card has got lots of glittery sparkle on it. I have used Penny Black Restful stamp for the scene and added Santa and sleigh with an Inkylicious stamp, can't remember where the snowman came from, it's an old stamp.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

I'd like to wish all my friends ,followers and fellow Teamies a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.  The card above is from an oil painting by my very talented daughter who only started to paint in March this year and is already turning out some amazing paintings.  

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Winter Sparkle

The December challenge at Stamping Sensations is Winter Sparkle. There is a lot of sparkle on my card but not sure it shows up on here. The church is one of my oldest stamps and as I'm sticking to using old stash this Christmas I thought I would try and incorporate it into a scene this time, the trees behind the church are part of the same stamps, the added fir trees and little people are from a Cardio set and the sentiment is a magazine freebie that I have used a lot this year. There is still plenty of time to join in our challenge but do make sure that there is stamping as the main focal point.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Guess who's coming

Last challenge of this year at Try It On Tuesday and this time we want to see some Santa projects, thr team have some lovely samples if you pop over to the challenge blog and have a look.  I have always loved vintage cards so took the opportunity to use this Stampendous St Nick stamp that I have had for a long time, the DP is an old piece of Kay & co scrapbook paper and the die cuts are all from box of ready cut Christmas die cuts,I added some frantage white embossing powder but it got a bit clumpy in parts. must have been a very heavy snowfall !

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Winter Sparkle

The December challenge at Stamping Sensations is sponsored by Be Creative this month and the challenge is "Winter Sparkle".  For my card I have used Inkylicious stamps, the scene one is new to me and it's the first time I've used it. The deer are die cuts.  We are a stamping challenge and must see stamping as the main focal part of your entry, any that do not follow the rules will not be considered for the prize or top four.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Fancy Folds

It's the last challenge of the year over at Sparkles Christmas and this time it's Jane's choice and she has asked for fancy folds. Must admit my heart sank when I saw the subject as I'm not really a fan of fancy cards and also I had packed most of my Christmas stash away but then I remembered seeing a folded paper star so off to Pinterest and found the tutorial, very quick to make although I must admit I did have to faddle about a bit to get it all lined up properly,measuring is not my strong point. I used double sided 12 x 12 scrapbook paper ( yeah, another sheet used up !) I don't remember why I got this paper but I still have several sheets of it left, might make some more stars to use it up, they can be used for gift card or money gifts too. The Merry Christmas is only glued at one edge so I can still open the star.. Hope to see you on our challenge.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Winter Wonderland

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday  starts today and this time the challenge is "Winter Wonderland"  For my card I have used my favourite Stampin Up set  "lovely as a tree" made a few snowdrifts added some snow effect paste and lots of glitter which doesn't really show on here and some red stickles. I really like the snow effect stuff but it is quite hard to get out of the tube,seem to have to squeeze it really hard so what with that and managing to squeeze out the last few drops of the red stickles  my hands are really sore tonight!  Hope you will join in our challenge.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

It's Rudolph Day Again!

It's the last Rudolph day of the year and this year I have managed to enter every month. For this card everything came out of my scrap paper box or my Christmas bits and pieces box so it really is a snippet card too.  The background paper was a piece of scrapbook paper which I added some extra 
stamping to, the poinsettia and other die cuts were already in the Christmas bits and bobs box, I managed to make this and three other very similar ones more of the pieces. I've been trying to use up stuff instead of buying more and have managed it OK although I was lacking in inspiration to get going with nothing new to inspire me, needless to say although I have made over a hundred cards it has hardly made a dent in my stash!

Rudolph Day Challenge -always Christmas

and Pixies Playground - snippets

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Still Getting Ready For Christmas

Well I think I'm just about on the home run with my Christmas cards, still have the last batch to assembly but all the components stamped and die cut, I still have to add finishing touches to some cards but getting there. It has been quite therapeutic not allowing myself to buy any new Christmas stamps or papers but I did manage to sneak a few cheap dies from The Works. I have had this little snowbird stamp for a long time, think it is meant to be a Chickadee  but I like to think he's a Robin.
Coloured him with watercolour paints and added some Nellies snow effect and some glossy accents to the berries. The paper was free from a magazine.  There is still time to enter this months challenge at Stamping Sensations  which is "Getting ready for Christmas" but don't forget your entry must be stamped as we are a Stamping challenge .

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Family and friends

A journal page for Try It On Tuesday challenge which is Friends/ family.  I have used one of my favourite family photos which is special because the whole family is on it, usually there is at least one missing who was taking the photo, I think my Brother-in-law took this.  Sprayed inks for the background and stamped all over with some Hero Art stamps ( sorry to admit that some of them had never been use and were still wrapped in cellophane in their box)  I have added seven flowers as there are seven of us in the photo and three butterflies to represent the three who are no longer with us. Added some chit chat stickers to finish off. I'm new to Art Journals but I did enjoy making this.