Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Documented December - Day 17, Christmas Past

I am still on track with my Documented December album, and its day 17. My turn to post my entries  and inspiration for today's prompt over at Sarah Hurleys blog- Christmas Past.

It was so hard to decide how to represent this, I think I could probably fill an album for this day alone. I have many many memories of Christmas, as a child and also of more recent times as I try to create Christmas's for my children to remember as fondly.

I opted for two pages and went with my initial thoughts. I found some photos of Mum Dad, Me and my sister (Helen) in a state of silliness - which to be honest is generally what we usually aim to achieve at some stage during the celebrations of all the Christmas's I can remember. 

Secondly I chose this photo of Nan & Grandad, to give it a place where I know I can find it and to be honest, I have always remembered it with them wearing paper hats.....but clearly that's not the case LOL.....funny how your mind works sometimes isn't it!

See you again soon, with another day to share.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Kraft at Christmas ...

Good Afternoon, how are you all? keeping warm I hope. We had to have the fire on last night, I just couldn't get warm brrrrr......

So it is my turn for to post over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog, and here are the products I collected together to use. To save my poor old desk getting buried under a mountain of supplies again, I was really strict with myself and didn't stray from using these things..... do you think I managed it? LOL!

Well here's the card, and I'm pleased to say that I did...hehe and I can still see my desk!
I made one swap, and changed the ribbon to something a bit more coordinated

Card Recipe
Craftwork Cards, Kraft Twister Card
Prima Inks - White & Turquoise Stone
Ranger Perfect medium
Stampendous embossing powder - Shabby Blue

Thank you for coming by today, and enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

I have entered this into the Craft Stamper Take It Make it December Challenge - White Stamping


Friday, 5 December 2014

Bloomin Marvellous.......a card & some news!

Hi there, with the madness of Christmas on the way, and things taking off for me in the crafty world, I'm guilty of neglecting my blog a little bit.

I set myself a challenge at the beginning of the year (sort of a New Years Resolution, but not if you know what I mean), anyway it seems that I am well on the road to achieving my goal. I have been accepted as a designer for a magazine and have been busy making projects for them. All in all to date, I have had three commissioned projects to work on and have really really enjoyed the challenge.

In the mean time, I have also made a few cards for family and friends, one of which is here. I made this back in October for my sister to give to Mum for her birthday.
It was my first foray into using texture paste, and on this card I have used it through the Clarity stamps brickwork stencil.

It was also a good excuse to try out my new stamps (at the time) from the JOFY range of designs at Papersrtsy.

Thanks for popping by, see you again soon.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas is Coming

Hi all and welcome to December.... I know can you believe it, I was watching a butterfly flitting about the garden yesterday while I was cooking the roast dinner, crazy!

However the reason I am here today, is because we have launched something very special over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog this morning. 

kicks off when I and my over excited (LOL!) team mates will be sharing our Christmas preparations with you each and every day through out December.
We'll be sharing a prompt with some inspiration or a download for you to follow along with us. 
Today is DECK THE HALLS, and I have shared with you  my advent calender, 

Head on over to Sarah's blog for more and to grab your Documented December Blog Badge

See you again soon x


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Fresh Colour Combination for Christmas - Peppermint Twists

Well its nearly December, and things in my little crafty room have become really really busy (and very untidy :-D) To be honest I am relishing the challenges, and I can't believe that I risen to the challenge I set myself at the beginning of this year. I havn't posted too much on here, and that is something that I mean rectify through December.
I have still been creating lots and lots of projects behind the scenes and I have lots to share with you soon.

So this is the first of many, and I have taken a fresh colour combination to start batch making my Christmas cards this year. This cute little card is only 4 x 4 inches, with the tree extending above.

To find out more how I created and went about making 6 cards all at once, head over to Sarah Hurley's 365 Blog

Thanks for popping by, and hope you'll join me again soon.


Friday, 7 November 2014

Mood Quote Board Inspiration ...

Hello, well this week has flown hasn't it, but I wanted to pop a few cards on here to share with you before I get on and sort the washing.
I have made these cards in the style of the quote boards that we see in many of the home decor shops at the moment. I am really taken with the driftwood or wooden panelling effect. Some styles are left natural looking, and others are colour tinted. I have had a play with different colours here, and offered a couple of style to suit any occasion.

The panels here are stamped Kraft card and coloured with promarkers, offering a subtly muted colour way

Stamping and colouring subtly onto white card,and backing with a warm grey colour stops the pastel colours from looking washed out.

And of course I wanted to show that this style works for the guys too, stamping and colouring with bold promarkers onto white card.

I have kept a theme through each card and have stamped the words onto self adhesive canvas to create a clothes label effect, and I love the contrast of textures.
If you'd like details of the products I used head over to the Sarah Hurley 365 blog, where we as a design team offer you many posts and many different styles of projects as inspiration for your crafting.
Thank you for reading and popping by to visit today.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween's a comin'......

I'm sharing with you today my make for the Sarah Hurley 365 Halloween challenge. You still have a couple of days to enter, at this link HERE, I'm sure there are lots of Halloween projects out there on t' the big day looms LOL!

I make no secret that I tend not to enter into the 'spirit' as much as others do, however I very much enjoyed creating this project and its features a few techniques that are still very new to me.

I have gone into details as to how I created this plaque, over on Sarah Hurley's 365 blog.

Thank you for stopping by today, and look forward to seeing you over at Sarah's blog.
Enjoy your Halloween !!!