Thursday, 31 March 2016

to the bride and groom

hi and welcome to my little crafting blog.
yesterday i was having a major re-shuffle of my crafting area and stumbled on the very first stamps i ever bought and as usual i got side tracked and i sat down stamped and started to colour leaving my crafting mess to be sorted tonight : )

to the bride and groom, wedding
happy to report crafting mess all sorted, tidied and put away shortly after our evening meal leaving me plenty of time to construct my card as follows: distressing the edges of my image adding distress ink and a little frantage, mounted onto some ivory satin card. stamped all around the edge of some white card using one of my stempleglede stamps with distress ink and again used more around the edge stuck this onto a 6x6" white base card, then i've mounted my image at a little angle. stamped my sentiments and cut out with a spellbinder die and i've also over stamped using my stempleglede stamp  to finish.

materials used:
6x6" white card base.
stamped white card, ivory satin card
distressing tool
white lace
die: spellbinder fancy oval
memento espresso truffle
distress ink: wild honey, walnut stain
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E44, e47
e000, e00, e11, e21

many thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for all your comments.
all it leave me to say is have a lovely afternoon/evening and craft happy. Ann  

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

charmings by saturated canary

hi everyone and welcome to my little blog.
i would like to share with you today a card using one of saturated canary's lovely rubber stamps Charmings,

charmings, saturated canary
i have coloured this little cutie with copics following along with kit and clowders' whimsical projects. (link to kitandclowder on my side bar) i have completed two of the three projects and i've really enjoyed them as they gave me a taster to what Alyce's classes where about and i must admit they have made me one happier crafter as i have found stamping and colouring are my favorite part of making my projects.
i have to be honest and say i use a variety of cute images from various stamp companies and sc are in my top five when it comes to creating a project for one of my sassy friends or girlie family member as they always fit the bill.

materials used:
6x6" Kraft card base.
papers from my stash.
sweet dixie doily die
mulberry roses
distressing tool
white lace
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E53, E43, E57
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Pink: R00, R11, E95, EV34, R59
Gloves: B91, B93, Blender
distress ink:
weathered wood.

many thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for all your comments.
all it leave me to say is have a lovely afternoon/evening and craft happy. Ann  

Monday, 28 March 2016

Happy birthday, a card for my neice

hi and good afternoon everyone and welcome to my little blog.
i like to share a card with you today using one of the new images from stampingbella: edna loves icecream.

edna loves icream: stamping bella

i have coloured her with copics, i just love how the image has turned out even down to my raspberry ripple effect : ) and created a clean and simple card (nothing to fussy).

materials used:
base card: 6x6" square
dies: spellbinder square and happy birthday, marianne craftables border stitch 
paper: graphic 45 precious memories
embellishments: polka dot ribbon, stick-on pearls
image: memento espresso truffle
skin: e000, e00, e04, e11, e21
hair: e21, e25, e29
wings: bv00, bv08, bv13
dress: bg13, bg15, bg49
ice cream: e00, e21, e04, r83, e44, e47, r59, r46
highlights: sakura gelly roll pens gold and blue

many thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for all your comments.
have a lovely evening and craft happy. Ann  

Saturday, 26 March 2016

little bundle of joy.

good afternoon everyone. i have a card to share today using one of the cute images from stampingbella: bryn has a baby shower.

bryn has a baby shower 

i have coloured her with copic markers and created my own background sheet and used paper from my paper stash (not too sure which brand) added it all to a 6x6" card base. i have embellished my card with a little coordinating ribbon in aqua to match the paper and used a couple of stitched oval dies to frame her.
i made this card for my friend and work colleague who has just finished work for her maternity leave. i just love how it has turned out.
i have coordinated the inside to.

card details
stampingbella: bryn has a baby shower
lili of the valley: babies companion and quotables celebrate 
memento: espresso truffle
copic markers:
skin: e000, e00, e04, e11, e21
hair: e21, e25, e29
dress: y000, y02, y11, y15

thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for your comments.
have a lovely day/evening and craft happy. Ann

Friday, 25 March 2016

colouring skills thanks to kit and clowder, using Tiddly inks images

wedding card: copics

birthday wishes: pro markers

birthday wishes: pro markers
happy birthday: copics
just sharing some of my card makes sadly i cannot list all my colour combos used as i made three of them a while ago and didn't make a note (doh) i have used a mixture of pro-marker and copic markers to colour. my first card i have used you and me baby (digi stamp), my second and third card i have used Fairy sunny day (stamp) and my fourth card is using fairy faye (digi stamp) my colouring skills have all been made possible by the lovely Alyce and her colouring classes at kit and clowder (click on link in my side bar should you want to learn).

colours used on you and me baby:
copic: skin e000, e00, e04, e11, e21,
hair: bride: w7, w5, w3, w1. groom: c7, c5, c3
clothes: bride: e000, e00, e21. groom: c10, c9, c7, c5, c3, c1, c0
i hope you all have a lovely day and manage to get some crafting in. craft happy. Ann

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

playtime kitten lotv

playtime kitten
hi and good evening crafters, for my 3rd post whilst still stumbling and learning my way around blogging my crafty makes i would like to share with you: playtime kitten (retired stamp) from lili of the valley (just love the cuteness of their stamps).
my colouring medium for the image on my card is distress ink, i rather like using distress ink as it gives me a softer sometimes vintage look to various images i use.
i don't know about you but when i make my cards i always have a picture in my head of what i want to achieve (i rarely pre-plan) i'm a kinda fly by the seat of my pants crafter, most times it works and sometimes they do get binned.
i hope my card inspires you to have a go at stamping and colouring (lots of colouring books available if your not into stamping) as colouring can be a very therapeutic process and should you want to learn i can recommend kit and clowder a super place to check out, just click the image on my side bar link.

card details
playtime kitten (retired stamp), vintage occasions and all the best (lotv)
stamping ink:
stazon jet black
distress ink:
weathered wood, stormy sky and walnut stain
 spellbinder: fleur de elegance and ovals, doohickey: vintage coffee box, memory box: hearts
paper, kraft card and 7x7" card base from my stash

all it leaves me to say is have the rest of a lovely evening and craft happy. Ann

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Day two

Day 2,
who hoo i'm off and running and i have two lovely ladies following me (thanks Jayne and Marianne).
well i suppose i'd better share some of my makes with you.
my current design team status is i am on lili of the valley design collective team (still pinching myself) and they are about to launch some fabulous teenage stamps (images and sentiments) and i have the pleasure of sharing Oliver gameboy with you both images have been coloured with copic markers one is on kraft card the other on white super smooth stamping card.
oliver gameboy

oliver gameboy
    and you can find them here:
once i get going and i'm happy with what i am sharing i will show or list everything i have used.

all it leaves me to say is have the rest of a lovely evening and craft happy. Ann

Saturday, 19 March 2016

my first blog

well here goes. 
please excuse my waffle but we all have to start somewhere and the hardest step is the first one.
i started card making a few years ago (dec 2012) not knowing what i was letting myself in for but soon got hooked on stamping, and soon found myself becoming an avid fan of lili of the valley stamps and papers with an increasing catalogue of stamps.
i know i will make some mistakes along the way but i hope the projects that i post will inspire and entertain you.
Anniversary supprise, lotv