Thursday, 23 March 2017

happy birthday

good morning crafty friends

todays share is a really simple cas card and I'm pleased as punch on how it has turned out.
there are lots of super male images from lili of the valley you really are spoiled for choice.

today's image is from the little folk range: cops and cooks
they are absolutely brilliant to use on cards for boys and grown men.


I adore all my lili of the Valley stamps I just need more time to colour and craft with them but the day job keeps getting in the way. lol

well I hope you pop back tomorrow for my next share.


candy post blog-a-versary Post
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Birthday wishes Grandad

good morning everyone

today's share is a simple matt and layered card using some of my fave dies to frame my image.
I've gone mono on this one and added a little sparkle using my glitter pens 
(another of my fave products).
todays image from Lili of the valley is: work bench


doesn't he look so busy in his little workshop lol.
papers today are from Anna-marie designs and hopefully they will be at sincerely yours papercraft show in Leigh on the 1st April, i need to stock up.
hope to see you tomorrow with my next share.
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

enjoy your retirement

good morning everyone
todays share is a retirement card and you will find all my projects I share over the next few days have been coloured with distress re-inkers ( I love this medium)

todays image from lili of the valley is: in the country


I have used quite a few dies from my stash on this one (lol).
all my projects this week are on 6x6" white card bases.
candy for my first blog-a-versary
I hope you pop along tomorrow to see my next project.
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann


Monday, 20 March 2017

for your special day

good morning crafty friends.
just popping in today to share the first of my spotlight projects using some fabulous male images from Lili of the valley.
this handsome chappie is one of the very first images I bought and I've been hooked ever since. 

this is: lazy afternoon and he has been coloured with distress re-inkers


I never thought in a million years I could achieve results like this but thanks to the lovely
Alyce Keegan over at kit and clowder on line colouring classes I do.
I hope you all pop back tomorrow for my next project
 candy post for my first blog-a-versary

thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann

Sunday, 19 March 2017

first blog-a-versary

hi and good morning crafty friends.

firstly showing you a little preview of my spotlight projects for the next six days and I'd also like to give a warm welcome to Wendy, thanks for joining me on my crafty journey.


back to todays blog:
well would you believe it it's been a year since I first dipped my toes into the
blog-land ocean.
I must say I have been overwhelmed at the response from the projects I have shared and blessed that some of you have joined me on my crafty journey.

so to celebrate my first milestone I have a little candy to give away to a lucky crafter


three rubber stamps from lili of the valleys latest launch

all you need to do is:
1. be a follower
2. add your link

candy closes at 17:00 hrs GMT 25th march
thanks and good luck

 over the next six days I will be sharing some of lili of the valley's male images from my stamp haul in celebration as I so love to create with them and I have to say I've neglected them recently.

winners of the blog-a-versary candy will be announced shortly after at 18:00 hrs GMT

good luck, have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann




Thursday, 9 March 2017

for you on your birthday

good morning crafty friends
popping by today sharing my make in conjunction with lili of the valley's Facebook challenge
"Flowers"
and for my contribution I have chosen to do a fancy shape card using
the gardener for my image
and has been coloured with distress re-inkers






love to see you all join in with the challenge it runs up to the 15th March 6:00pm GMT
link available below.

here's what I have used:
6x6" white base card
fabriano5 water colour card
off white card stock
ice crystal flower making paper
paper from my stash
dies:
little darlings: creative basics fancy rectangles
go kreate (card shape)
swirl die, foliage dies, flower die
inks:
memento: espresso truffle
stazon: timber brown
distress re-inkers
vintage photo, walnut stain, antique linen, old paper, forest moss, fossilised amber, faded jeans,
spun sugar
sakura glitter pens
white ribbon and white ribbon pearls

as always lots of super prizes up for grabs pop over to their Facebook page events where all the details are listed to join in.

March Facebook challenge Flowers

before I sign off I'd like to welcome Kerri and Angelique to my crafty patch
all thats left to say is I hope you have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann


Thursday, 2 March 2017

happy birthday, relax unwind & drink wine


good morning crafty friends.
well today is day seven of my colouring bellathon and for my last card in this little fest I've gone back to Edna needs a martini.
I hope I have inspired you with my offerings on colouring with distress ink. I have to say I have enjoyed myself so much and you never know you may pick up a brush and have a go yourself.
there are lots of tutorials out there but my knowledge started with distress ink class over at kit and clowder.
my style has changed as you can see below, as much I love the grungy distressed aged look created by Tracey Payne, Debbie Dolphin, Diane Adamski etc. I love all my current soft coloured creations.



onto what I have used:
6x6" white card base
papers:
kanban (can't remember the name)
dark grey shimmer paper,
Fabriano5 water colour card
white card
stamps:
stampingbella: edna needs a martini
lotv: tags
crafters companion: scruffy little cat sentiments
ink:
memento: espresso truffle
stazon: timber brown
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, candied apple, festive berries, hickory smoke, forest moss
embellies:
pink ribbon
sakura and atyou glitter pens


look out for my next six days of colouring and card making using Lili of the valley's male images coming soon.
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

happy birthday tiny dancers

good morning crafty friends
day six
popping in today to share another of my cards from my colouring bellathon
I've gone cas again on this one today and created a bit of a shadow card



aren't they lovely.

onto what I've used:
7x7" white base card
papers:
kanban (bought years ago)
white linen card
stamps:
Stampingbella: tiny dancers
die:
Britannia
spellbinder
inks:
stazon: timber brown
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, spun sugar, antique linen, walnut stain
sakura and atyou glitter pens
foam pads
embeillies:
pink ribbon


I'd just like to say hi and welcome my new follower to my crafty patch.
thanks for stopping by have a lovely day and craft happy. Ann