Wednesday, 21 June 2017

rice paper !!

hi there my crafty friends ... well its just too hot to do anything lol ... so I am having a play in my craft room ...

I was watching hochanda a while back and saw Samantha Braund make a sort of foe rice paper / decopatch paper ...

had a try and this is my first effort ...



it is actually done using tissue paper ... don't know why I have never thought about this before ... be really nice with patterned tissue paper ...

but as you can see ... you just stamp your image on the tissue paper cut it out and tease the edges with a water brush (oh and my Chinese  teapot has special water lol ) ... I found it easier to lay the cut image on my glass cutting mat and pull around the image with the my fingernail

don't really know what I am going to do with it ... but ho hum had fun

Saturday, 17 June 2017

phew its a bit hot down here in Waterlooville :) ....

not complaining but its a wee bit hot down here ... well they said it was going to be ... maybe summer is here ... not holding my breath tho lol ... hope you are all enjoying the sunshine

here are my cards

this is for my son who is going to ask his girlfriend to marry 
him when they move into their new home

one for mother in law to give the happy couple 

new home card from us

little tag at top (cute)

for mother in law to give them 



thank you for stopping by ... hope you all have a great weekend

Sunday, 11 June 2017

phew just finished the order for mother-in-law :)

well that's mother-in-law sorted until September lol ... here are the last few cards





hope you have had a super weekend ... bit windy down here but lovely and sunny too ... have a good week and thank you for stopping by

Saturday, 10 June 2017

hello crafters and happy weekends ...


well we don't work so the weekends are about the same for us really but love seeing the family at the weekend ... have been busy with an order I received from dear mother-in-law ... 7 cards in all ...

James age 7

card for Sally our daughter in law and mum to
Gracie and Ols 


the digi image on this bottom one reminds me of my wonderful grandchildren and of course mother-in-laws great grandchildren and they are great lol

thank you for stopping by ... hope you have a great weekend xx

Monday, 5 June 2017

hi there ... can it be Monday again ??

hi there my crafty friends ... can it be Monday again ?? ... it a bit of a miserable day here ... so I am in the craft room ... have made a couple of cards requested by mother-in-law ... she is a darling and gave me quite a list ... here are the first two

I used my new "splat" die and the letters and numbers are cut with a tim holtz die ... the Zoe and the GG (Gabriella's nick name)  are the waste from the die ...

the lovely girlie on her phone was a gift from a crafty friend (you know who you are lol)





and the bottom one is for the "waiting box"
thank you for stopping by hope you all have a great week and if you can leave a message I will visit you too xx

Friday, 2 June 2017

happy birthday nephew


its my nephews birthday next week ... really enjoyed making this little card for him ... still have not had time to play with my lovely dies yet ... none of them seemed suitable for a man card ... ho hum ... all good things come to those who wait eh ??

dear hubby has just ordered me four more sets ... its gonna be a long wait but worth it

hope you are all having a great week ... how can it be Friday again !!

and so on to my card ...


thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will get back to you xx

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

wow just got my dies today :)

Wow just got my dies today from

https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-die-cut-dies.html

so pleased with them ... love the price too ... will be looking for some more soon ... they take a little while to arrive from China but worth the wait ...




as you can see I have cut them all out just to test them you understand lol ... this paper was pink handcrafted sort of "fluffy" paper if you know what I mean so they took a bit of coaching ...

cant wait to make some things with them ...

hope you are all having a great week ...

Monday, 29 May 2017

just loving this ...

hi there everybody ... what a yukkie day ... wet and miserable ... had an emergency dash to the hospital early this morning to collect our son from A&E ... he was admitted early this morning but all ok ... just see your GP ...

so home and in my crafty room to have a play

just loving this crafters companion set I bought ... a couple of "little Hello cards" I have made




thank you for visiting ... if you can leave a message I will get back to you

Saturday, 27 May 2017

hi there my crafty friends ... and happy bank holiday weekend !! and its raining yuk !!

well what a change in the weather ... I thought we had summer BUT its a yuk wet dark and dismal day here in Waterlooville ... hope you have sunshine where ever you are ...

have been having a little play with my stash from the crafters inspiration magazine I bought yesterday ...






https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/brands/crafter-s-companion/crafter-s-inspiration-magazines/crafter-s-inspiration-issue-14-summer-edition.html

this was a bit of an impulse buy but I am pleased I let myself be talked in to it lol and of course something new to play with on a yuk day !!

the images are all off of the cd rom and there are three little diesire edge dies which I have used down the edge of the card ... just love that little camper van and have sent it straight off to my dear friend who is on holiday at the moment ... (not in a camper van btw lol)

thank you for stopping by and happy bank holiday everybody xx





Saturday, 20 May 2017

oh dear two more little sympathy cards


oh dear its a bit of a sad time here ... so two more sympathy cards
my mother in law has just lost another sister ...





just love this little stamp ... but they look so different in different colours don't you think ... hope you all have a great weekend ... sun is out here in Waterlooville xx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

hello there ... a few little cards

wow had three orders this weekend ... unfortunately two are "with sympathy" ... always very sad making these cards ... but managed to carry out the wishes of the recipients families


           this one had to be a quickie ... but luckily I had the image saved on my pc
oh dear the lace had come away at the top ... but managed to repair it before it left home 



the last card was made because I wanted to use my new die ... got if from a car boot and wanted to see how it cut ... super ... have got to add a sentiment when I find out "who/what " it is for

hope you have all had a great weekend ... and have a great week

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

had a crafty day today

hello my crafty friends ... had a crafty day today and here are the results

the first card is a little trick I saw on HOCHANDA the other night with Andy Skinner ... love his demos ... anyway it is the border I copied using masking tape ... luckily I had the purple on which I think is rather cute ... you just stamp a little border on the tape and wait for it to dry ... I will have another go at this coz I enjoyed doing it ... he used the original cream masking tape as he was actually going for a more sepia distressed look and actually painted his stamped images and then sprinkled salt on the tape which made it bleed a bit ... his programme was on Sunday 23rd April at 2am if you want to catch it ... the embossing folder is called birthday party scattered dots from the Sara Davies signature collection




the second card is a cute lad on his mobile ... reminds me of my lovely grandson Ollie ... thank you to  "tattys" Karen for the digi from docraft for the digi swap and also thank you to Ali ... http://alfathecatswhiskers.blogspot.co.uk/ who gave me the idea for the diamond die ...



and the last one is for my nephews birthday ... needs a happy birthday banner yet




thank you for stopping by ... hope you are all having a great week

Saturday, 22 April 2017

a few little cards

well isn't it nice when you have time to play ... the weather is super but I am enjoying myself in my craft room ... hope you are all having a great weekend too

the first card is a commission card for a friend to give to her friends on their 50th wedding anniversary and the other two are just cards I had fun playing with and are going in my "waiting box" ... I am sure you all have one of those lol

thank you for stopping by












Sunday, 16 April 2017

happy easter everybody

hope you are having a great holiday weekend ... the weather has been very kind to us so hope you are all enjoying it

have made a few cards ... thank you for stopping by