This is the wonderful view across the Fen from our house, it never fails to inspire me

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Kiss of the Sun

Morning Peeps, hope you all had a good weekend, as explained in my post Saturday it's scheduled posts for the next three weeks.

It's time for this weeks Prickly Pear and Nicecrane Desings DT shares and it will be a quick post as I am back at hospital this week and then.............fingers very firmly crossed.............our holiday right afterwards.

For my PPRS card above I masked a piece of Fabriano watercolour card and created a background with Pan Pastels and then stamped this lovely silhouette floral image and added a sentiment form one of the clear sets, as always details and links below the photo.

It's more flowers for my Nicecrane piece along with Graphic 45 DP's, I printed the image out twice and decoupaged the birdie, added some lace, twine and a cameo.

Thanks so much for popping in.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Time for Tea

Good Morning Peeps, hope you are all enjoying this Summer weather. This will be my last 'live' post for three weeks, today we are hosting our 'little girls' (granddaughter) 18th Birthday party, then I have hospital to deal with again when I am very much hoping to get the all clear, followed immediately afterwards by our holiday so lots of scheduled posts lined up but will try and add a little update on the health front if I can as so many continue to so kindly enquire how I am doing.

Sara is inviting us to afternoon tea at Allsorts this week with the lovely theme of 'Time for Tea'. Our sponsors are FlonzCraft and Eureka Stamps.

As a non tea drinker I don't tend to buy crafting goodies associated with tea although I know there are lots to choose from so after giving it some thought remembered the Alice in Wonderland designs from Nicecrane and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party seemed an obvious choice. It's teamed up with Graphic 45 DP's, ivy and flowers. The script is computer generated and taken from the Alice book.

Happy weekend all.

Candy recycling

This is a sticky, new posts right below this one.

I have been taking stock of my craft room and it came as no surprise that I have a great deal of stash that has only been used in demos and as I don't do so many nowadays and when I do the same products are rarely used, decided I really should move some on to new homes. Some of the stamps are still new and unused, other have had just a few inkings, likewise the trolley bag as I have two so I am going to use one to transport the goodies to their new home. But if you don't mind the fact that they are not brand new then please do join in.

La Blanche stamps, which may or may not have had an inking can go to five new homes

And a rather large wallet of decoupage sheets, there must be in excess of 50 new sheets many die cut. I know they are not for everyone so please mention in a comment if you are not interested in winning these.

To be in with a chance here is what you need to do................
  1. Add the photo at the top of this post to your sidebar with a link back here
  2. Add your name to Linky below
  3. And be a follower - any candy only blogs will not be included in the draws.
I will do the draws on 30th July before I go on my holiday.

Monday, 21 July 2014

An evening stroll

As it's Monday it's time for my Prickly Pear DT share. I am not sharing a Nicecrane piece this week as the web site is down for maintenance but you will be able to check it out and see more new designs very shortly.

It's a first inking for Stella the rather elegant looking lady who has been paper pieced. The frame is the aperture left after cutting the Timmy wardrobe frame, I always keep the waste as it works perfectly for creating a little scene in this case using Pan Pastels, ripped paper to make the hills and clouds and some Prickly Pear flower and leaf stamps, all listed above with direct links.

Hope you all have a lovely week.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

White on White

Good Morning Peeps, it's a rainy one here in the Fens but hopeful it may brighten up later.

Time for another challenge at Allsorts where Wendy has chosen the theme of White on White, our sponsors are  Marianne Designs and Scrappers Delight.

It was a bit of a scary theme for me, not sure what it is about all white cards that scares me but I decided I would really challenge myself and make two. For the top one I stamped a Penny Black Poinsettia several times onto vellum and heat embossed with detail white powder before cutting out and decoupaging. Some die cute holly, cord layered across the inside of the aperture and some ribbon.

This is a little overdue, a card which I should have blogged yesterday for my mid month Penny Black and More piece and more inky fun. A background created by 'stamping' with an acrylic block.........this one has guidelines in it and gives a nice almost linen effect.............inked with distress inks and a spritz of water and then over stamped with the lovely First Dance lily which was also inked with distress markers and a liberal spritz of water before stamping. Then simply matted and layered, a punched border and ribbon.

On this card the Penny Black butterflies were also stamped onto acetate and heat embossed with detail white and arranged onto an embossed panel and lots of swirly pearls added.

Hope your weekend is a good one whatever you have planned.

Monday, 14 July 2014

A day at the beach

Happy Monday morning to you all, time to share my Prickly Pear and Nicecrane DT creations.

As most know I am not one for cute images and cards, comes of not being a natural when it comes to colouring in I think, but this sweet little girl does rather appeal and teamed up nicely with some shells I bought back from Majorca, Graphic 45 DP, sky and sun using Pan Pastels and bunting cut on the Cricut.

Another criss cross card........I feel there is probably a proper name for this style but not sure what it actually is, so criss cross for now.

The image is from the Brisley Playing Children design sheet, this little girls reminds me of a photo of me as a child complete with plaited hair.

As with so many Nicecrane designs this one matches perfectly with Graphic 45 DP, this one is from the Botanical Tea collection.

Have a good Monday everyone.

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