Monday, 25 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios First Blog Hop

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends

Today I am taking part in our first Blog Hop over at Digi Doodle Studios

Dina has created some fabulous holiday digital images and the design team and I have had the privilege of working with them.

There are Halloween, Autumn/Fall and Winter/Christmas!

I was lucky to be able to create with the gorgeous Ivy!

I have created a large card to showcase Ivy and used my favourite colour combination blue and brown.
She has been coloured with Copic Markers and I have added die cut snowflakes!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges!

Crafty Creations #350 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #127 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer #2 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #134 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #310 - Make it Digital

To start the hop you need to go back to Digi Doodle Studios blog and visiting my teamies.

Here is the line-up!




Once you have completed the hop go back to Digi Doodle Blog and leave a comment on which is your favourite!

Digi Doodle Studios

Happy Hopping
Crafty Hugs xxx

What a Weekend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well what a fabulous weekend I have had!

It all started on Saturday when I went to Tim Holtz UK Live workshop which was a birthday present off my wonderful Rick.

Art from the Heart hosted the workshop and I had an amazing morning! Met some lovely people and thanks to Lisa and Sam for their company on our table!

I learnt so much and got lots of lovely goodies off Tim and Mario!
Of course I spent some money at the shop, now it would have been very rude not too!

I want to thank Ben for organising this amazing event! Everything ran like clockwork and if you get the change to visit Harrogate then I would recommend going to Art from the Heart!

It would also have been rude not to get a couple of photo's with Sir Tim!

This one we decided to make funny faces :)

Here is a couple of photographs, the first one is what we received off Tim and Mario and the second is what I purchased!

To finish off the weekend it was my birthday and I had a wonderful birthday and got totally spoilt by my hubby!  Apart from the workshop he bought me a beautiful necklace and earrings with the Maltese cross, perfume and a jumper I had been admiring for a while (we women do know how to throw hints).  I also got a couple of lovely gifts from my friends too! Thank you!

I also want to say a very big thank you to all my Facebook friends too who left some wonderful birthday messages on my timeline! 

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Happy Birthday to Me

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well today is my birthday, another year older and wiser, so they say!

I had a fabulous time at Tim Holtz workshop yesterday and spent over my budget Oops!
Well it was an early birthday Treat!

Hubby is taking me out today to celebrate with a mooch around and then a meal later.

I have added my new stencils to my website which are available to purchase!

Today I am sharing one of my favourite samples using Stamps by Me new Synergy Dies and Stamps.

Did you see the shows on Friday? Did you have a Favourite!

Step by Step

1. A5 Tent card base made using Pearlescent card.
2. Matted and layered yellow card.
3. To create the topper I using the circle texture stamps and used orange and yellow Generation INX, I used orange and stamped the sentiment.
4. I then cut out the Scribble circle using gold card and adhered to topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CAS on Friday #117 - Dies
Crafting with Friends #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #385 - Birthday
Fussy & Fancy #195 - Fall Colours
Making Memories Crafting #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

New Stencil Release

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I am super excited to share with you the release of my new stencils over on my website

I have made 2 autumnal stencils, the tree and the leaves.

Here are a couple of samples using distress oxides and stamps from Stamps by me.

Here is the link to the video.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Crafty Hugs

Stamps by Me Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I am so excited today as I am off to Harrogate to take part in Tim Holtz workshop this morning!

This has been on my bucket list for a number of years and so excited to be taking part today, I am also looking forward to meeting up with crafty friends too.

Today I am sharing a number of my samples from Toni's show (Stamps by Me) yesterday!
I just love all the new stamps and dies!

I have used part of the larger stamp around the frame, stamped the image with Versafine and embossed then added the sentiment. 

On this one I have used Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover using the circle texture stamps and one of the large sentiment stamps.  I then used the circle from Art Shapes and Scribble Art 2

On this card I have used the stamps from the Dancing in the Moonlight stamp set.
Created the background with Distress inks and matted onto green card.

This is very CAS I cut out the square shapes in dark blue and light blue then swapped over the inside squares. Stamped the sentiment using Generation INX in Blue.

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Stamps by Me - Splatter Art 1

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW Friday already, this week sure has flown by!

Today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft today at 8.00 am and 2.00 pm

She has some fabulous new Synergy Dies and stamps and sharing another of my samples.

Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 black square card base.
2. Matted and layered red card.
3. To create the topper background I masked off 2 diagonal stripes with masking tape and using DI in Squeezed Lemonade, Fired Brick and Faded Jeans inked each portion, and added some texture with water droplets and through some stencils with water.
4. I next stamped the sentiments in black Archival ink.
5. To finish off I cut out the 3 splatters with black card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #31 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times #54 - Sentiment (No Image)
A Snowflake Promise #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #350 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer #2 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stamps by Me - Scribble Art 1

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all doing today? 

Today I am sharing with you one of my samples using the wonderful new Synergy Die called Scribble Art 1 from Stamps by Me.

Toni will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 8.00 am and 2.00 pm with some fabulous new dies and stamps. Check out her Facebook page where she did a live video showing the new dies and stamps.

Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Stamped the word Love and "has no end" with Versafine Crimson Red
3. Cut out the scribble using shaving foam background.
4. Cut out the heart using red mirri card.
5. To finish off added some red splatters.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #186 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #175 - Anything Goes
Createful Heart Cards #2 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!