Monday, 26 May 2014

Take time!

Hi, it's a Bank Holiday Monday here today and I have had a great day in the craft room playing, I will share my makes over the next few days.

First on my infamous "to do list" was a retirement card for a male, always tricky to make a card for a fella but even worse for an occasion like retirement. I had a good prowl through my stamps and found  this sentiment in a Paper Artsy set and thought it was ideal - "Take time to enjoy the small things in life". The theme of the sentiment is "time", so I decided on a Tim Holtz embossing folder for my background to keep it all nice and simple.

I became the proud owner of a set of Perfect Layer Rulers, and I am using them on everything, even this card lol.

Paper Artsy Stamps
Copper embossing powder
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Versa Mark Ink
Kraft papers and Kraft Card from stash.

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you soon.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Addicted to CAS - Texture
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' - One for the guys
Vintage Journey - All about him
Simply Create Too - For a Male
That's Crafty - Use kraft
Cute Card Thursday -Text Only

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Brand new stamps coming your way.

Hello, it's been a busy couple of weeks here. Thankfully I have had lots of time to play with the gorgeous new Zendoodle Stamps from Sarah Hurley

They will be released soon and contain a great mixture of stamps that you can use for lots of different occasions. I decided to have a play with the mannequin stamp first and got out the embossing powders for a play. Full details are over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog.

Zendoodle Stamps,Doodle Doll Art Stamps Perfect Medium Embossing Ink from Sarah Hurley 
Gold, Silver, Copper & White embossing powders
Papermania shimmer textured papers
Punches from Stampin Up
Card & Sequins from stash

Thanks for popping by today, see you again soon,Carol x

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Kraftyhands - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Natalie & Amy - Rubber stamping
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes & an embellishment
Oddball Art Stamp Co - Girly and Glam
Use Your Stuff  - Rule of three

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Faith,Trust and Pixie Dust.

Hello, I am currently enduring the joys of a pinged back and blogging when I can sit up lol. So today, I thought I would share a fairy themed card using unreleased stamps from Clare Brown for Sarah Hurley, but shhhhh!!! it's our secret ;-)

I just love fairies, toadstools and anything related to them so I really HAD to have this stamp set. I'm hoping to make a toadstool themed card soon if my back behaves itself.  

I wanted to make the card as pretty and feminine as possible without it being a pink-fest. I love the papers in the Be Mine Digi Kit and used glossy photo paper.  I layered it up with silver pearlised papers for a bit of extra twinkle.

I stamped her with Memento Ink and coloured her using Promarkers and Flexmarkers(colours are in the Ingredients List) she really is a joy to colour. And no fairy is complete without some Stardust Stickles on her wings,belt and shoes. I even covered the sentiment in Stickles too.

Woodland Fairy Stamp Set from Clare Brown for Sarah Hurley 
Papers from Be Mine Digi Kit 
 Promarkers; Dress - Mint,Pastel, Tea Green
Wings - Tea Green
Skin - Satin & Ivory
Hair - Saddle Brown & Nutmeg (Flexmarkers)
Outline - Cool Grey 1
Stardust Stickles
Punch, pearls, glossy photo paper, card all from stash.
I hope you can pop over to Sarah Hurley 365 and join in with our "Anything Goes" Challenge this month, there are great prizes up for grabs.
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Ditzie Designs - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Use your markers
KraftyHands - Anything Goes
We do Doobadoo - Lots of Layers
Brown Sugar - Pastel
Crafting For All Seasons - Lots of Layers
Pennys paper Crafty - 2 or more patterned papers

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Anything Goes at Sarah Hurley 365

Hello, I'm running a day behind with my blog post, but yesterday over at the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog a new challenge was launched with the theme of "Anything Goes" This theme always excites me as there is no limit to using your imagination, and you can see that from my lovely teamies creations.

I decided to use my Cameo again and some of Sarah's Files from the Silhouette store to jazz up my boring old brown leather filofax. I used the Personal Organiser Set and the Days of the Week Tabs to make two sets of page dividers. 

I used papers from  A Few of My Favourite Things kit, and cut out the organisers, then took the untabbed file and merged the Days of the Week Tabs to make daily dividers. I popped some navy card behind the cut out days, to make them pop. Make sure you keep a wee eye on Sarah's Silhouette Store as there are new files being added.


I am really looking forward to getting my boring old filofax looking funky with these and hopefully it will encourage me to use it more too.

We look forward to seeing your creations over at Sarah Hurley 365 this month!