Sunday, February 19, 2017

Let's Craft and Create Challenge # 122 - Love is in the Air

Time for the follow up reminder post just in case you forgot!  Get along to Let's Craft and Create and take a look at challenge #122 - Love is in the Air.  It's February people.....Valentines month so ofcourse it's all about love.  To help you with a bit of inspiration, here is one of my creations......
It's all about the x's and o's........and cupids arrow!
Join in the fun and share the love.
Thanks for visiting, I'd love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The end is here........

So this will be my last post as being a member of the Design Team for Let's Scrap Sketches.  I've come to the realisation that life is a bit busy at the moment and as the year has only just started it's looking like it will only get busier as the year goes on.  Thank you to the team at Let's Scrap it has been a pleasure and a wonderful experience.  For those who would like to try being on a design team pop along to the blog for the details on how to apply.

So cracking on with it then.....being February the month of love the inspiration sketch keeps within this theme too.

And my take on the sketch....

This was hard to pick up on the camera but there are stencilled hearts - I used Gloss Gel as I wanted them to be subtle

I hope that you have enjoyed what you have seen here.
Thanks for stopping by, please continue to stop by again as I will still be posting.  I hope to work on doing some tutorials in the future.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stay Wild My Child

The first of the month = a new sketch challenge by Let's Scrap which = inspiration sharing time!!!

So here's the sketch to help kick off your inspiration.......

And here is my take on it.....well my take on the right hand side of it .....

I love the fact that my girl has a mind of her own, she is personality the point at times where she resembles a wild child.  But I don't think that I ever want that to change about her.  I hope that she continues to maintain a level of wild and independence about her as she grows.
Anyway here I have really used a little bit of everything to create this page.  I delved deep into the dark depths of my stash, so unfortunately I can't tell you the exact name of things that I used but more so the range lol.  So the base is a Bella page, The title is a mixture of thickers and the 'Wild Child' is a Dear Lizzy die cut phrase.  The embelishments including the trees and mushrooms were actually fussy cut and given to me by a friend.  The hedgehog are from a studio calico kit.


Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment with your blog address so I can check out your work too!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Live Fully Always

Even though 2017 has only really just begun, it still seems like time is flying by!  It seems quite appropriate then that the challenge #121 over at Let's craft and create is Things with wings.

Here is a card I made for a friends 50th - I decided to use a dragonfly stamp for this special occasion.
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.

Hope you like my inspiration piece, be sure to pop along and join in the challenge. 
Happy crafting!  Thanks for visiting, please leave me a comment with your blog too!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What a difference......

Happy new year everyone! 
 I know it's now mid January but this is my first post of the new year....I'm a little behind

It's time for another Lets Scrap Sketches challenge.  Today's sketch is flashback to an old sketch from 2012.

 And here is my take on it

Be sure to pop along to the blog and join in the fun.
Happy scrapping - leave a comment with your blog so I can visit you too!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Another First..........Let's Craft and Create

It's an exciting day! Today I get to reveal my first post as a design team member for Let's Craft and Create and it's Christmas themed my favourite time of year!!!!

I just love Christmas time and that excited feeling that floats in the air around this time.  Granted it's a really busy time especially for parents, but I really do enjoy creating and giving my own Christmas cards.  And so the reveal...drum roll please......

Ta da!!!

I'm in love with so many of Christmas ranges that are out this year.  My favourite at the moment though is this super cute deer from Avery Elle.  I'm fairly new to this colouring in of stamped images - but I can sense a new addiction coming on.

Here are some closer shots

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy crafting new year!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Once in my lifetime

So where I am from it doesn't snow, wind and rain definitely yes but snow nah.  This particular year however we had a very rare event.  We actually got snow!!!!  Granted it wasn't a huge amount but it was enough to cause a lot of excitement - apparently it was the first time in 50 years. 

For this layout I have used the left hand side of this double layout sketch from Let's Scrap

I had lots of fun using all sorts of different mediums on the background some of which you can't even actually see anymore.  I started the background before I had really worked it out in my mind what I was going to do.  So I have used a Kaisercraft stencil along with Medium gel and also texture paste to create both clear and white snow falls.

I was sent some Metallic melts from Tinby Designs and so I had a play with these too.  I hadn't seen them before so had to google it. Here is a link to a you tube video of them actually being used....and a close up of what I managed to create with them, they do give some great texture.
Here I have sprinkled some onto the snowflake and used the heat gun to melt them.  Love how they glisten.

Here I stamped an image and used them like an embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!