Wednesday, 1 July 2015

WOYWW #317 - Super tidy

NOT lol
If you thought last week was a mess lord alone knows what your going to think this week.
I don't think there is more than an inch of table in any one area.
No project in progress and it was my sons birthday yesterday so everything got dumped to clear the floor.
The can looks precarious but I had just finished it.
Should have put it in the bin but thought that was the least of the mess lol
Hope your weather is as fabulous as mine.
29 today and tomorrow is going to be even hotter.
Needless to say I shall be digging out the fan tomorrow.
Thank you for visiting and peeking :)
Pop on over to Julia who started this crazy desk snooping scheme
and hop on board.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Butterfly kisses

Good morning all and what a beautiful start to the week.
Supposed to get up in the 30's this week which for the South Coast is scorching.
My card today has been created with the Allsorts challenge in mind of Blue as the ocean.
Embossed an A4 card sheet using flourishes by Docrafts.
Distressed and picked out the embossing with ink pad.
The Butterfly faerie stamp is Faerie Poppets 'Baby Rosebud' by Christine
 Haworth and coloured with pencils from WHSmith and Promarkers for her skin.
Diecuts used are Spellbinders S2-010 and S4-425.
Finished off with Bling, glitter, feathers,  flower and bow.

I am entering this into...
Allsorts - #317 Blue as the ocean
Penny Black and more - Wings and things
Stamping Sensations - Dies and punches
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade bow
Cuttlebug Mania - Sentimental Journey
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything goes
Aurora Wings - #16 Sprite Delight 11
Crafting from the heart - #66 Anything goes
Craft your passion - #266 Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - #141 Sentiment
Not just cards  - #21 Anything goes

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Poppy surprise

Hi everyone I'm back again.
On my desk earlier I had a Poppy card close to finishing.
Well it's finished but no longer a card I will be giving to anyone lol
I am being a little greedy and keeping it for my desk.
As said in a post what seems like eons ago Poppies,
particularly red ones, remind me of my grandparents.
We lived with them for a while when I was younger
and wherever you went there were fields covered with
glorious vibrant red poppies.
So I added a little calendar and turned it into an easel card.
I will be displaying it as in the 1st picture but with the option
of the calendar as well. Tada lol
I have to say I was unsure about the stamp and die sets as this is my first
but if this set is anything to go by I am hooked.
I stamped and coloured using promarkers first and then cut out
using the matching die set and it cuts beautifully first time.
No having to run it through the cuttlebug numerous times and I didn't even
have to add any paper shims.
Just the B and C plates and voila.
Items I used are...
Promarkers - Poppy, Pine, Grass, Apple and Black
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die -  S4-425
Sheena Douglas Poppy Die - SD-PPMD-POP
Sheena Douglas Poppy Stamp - SD-PPS-POP
Ribbon and hand tied bow, glitter and pearls.
I am entering this into the following...

Allsorts - #316 Use a stamp
Stamping sensations - Dies and punches
Love rubberstamps - #157 Use a die cut
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything goes
As you like it  - Favourite book - Where poppies grow by Linda Granfield because it serves as a very good reminder of what my Grandfather (and so many others) went through so I can have the life I have today.

WOYWW - #316 Poppies

Morning all. Another Wednesday already ?
The time really seems to fly by.
Pop on over to Julia who started this crazy scheme
and hop on board.
On my very messy workmat today is a poppy card
I am almost finished with and for little miss Kiki
you will see a stag bar, bone and rubber dummy.
Someone asked what an oxtail was.
Here is a link explaining better than I can.
It is the tailbone of cattle.
For dogs it is left whole and they absolutely love it.
Perfect for my Chihuahuas as they last forever.