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Friday, 20 February 2015

Crafting Cafe DT post , my favourite technique

Hi, this time on the crafting cafe we have the theme of 'my favourite technique'

This month, unfortunately, our sponsor has closed down. 
So one of the design team..... Sammy.......
Has offered to create our winners prize for this month.
It will be some crafty goodies..... Thank you Sammy x


My favourite techniques are many, anything inky and distressed, I love embossing folders and water colouring , so this has all of those things to go with my distressed lady



You have till the end of February to join in with the challenge so go and visit crafting cafe blog

Here http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk

Friday, 13 February 2015

Dragons Lair Design team post, Simply Soft

this is my DT post for the Dragons Lair, Simply Soft collection. Its a gorgeous digital range which has some digi stamps too.
Find the shop here http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/And the Face book fan page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

This is a photo of my only child Rebecca's wedding day in August 2001 , Its me , my mum and her, a wonderful day and this photo is kind of bitter sweet as my Mum died 3 years later & never saw her 4 sweet great grandchildren.


I started with a 12x12 cream page , gave a spritz and splash of colours, see below



I printed out some simply soft range embellisments and papers, cutting out as below


I found a lovely Doiley I found in a baking shop 


The doily was spritzed too. Then added to the centre of the page. 
See finished page below with little envelopes cut from the papers a punched scalloped circle cut in half and lots of other little embellisments. I used some little inked alphabets over the film strip for my title & date







Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Hels Sheridan's Sunday stamper - Blackbird

this card is for Hels Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge . Join in here http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/sunday-stamper-week-343-blackbird.html
There are some lovely projects and tutorials on there too.
Anyway, I am on a very large long task of a total (gradual ) clean up and clear out of my craft room.
So this is my Laura Ashley stash used here, on the basis of if I want it enough to make a card then I'll keep it & I do love it, very pretty collection !


On some mid grey card I pasted on madame payroud tissue paper in top right and bottom left
Which I inked in pink and dark grey.
I tore and pasted on some papers from the Trimcraft Laura Ashley range on the other corners. 
I stamped the Laura Ashley butterflies on all sides with a nice new Black soot Tim Holtz ink pad.
I used a square Doiley in the centre, also inked , the centre is a lovely new die
From DoCrafts , see photo below, this was cut out in a pale grey with some cream
Acrylic paint brushed around randomly as was the sides of the grey card.
I threaded some black/white bakers twine through the holes and tied it into a bow.
The centre dahlia is also a Laura Ashley stamp, stamped and embossed in pink.
The bird is a 3d sticker from the same range.& the funky buttons too.