Sunday, 28 April 2013

Playing with a Sweet Poppy Stencil and micro beads

Hi Everyone and a big welcome to my new follwer. 

I had a lovely day yesterday with my best mate Eileen and her fantastic blog can be seen here.  Eileen was showing me how to get the best out of the stencils I bought from Sweet Poppy when we went to Ally Pally so here is the first one I made using distress inks to colour, paste and micro beads:
If you click on it you will be able to see the beads - what a great technique!  As usual the photo does not really do it justice as the colours are much more vibrant.

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely commens.  Have a good week.  Kx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Aimi with Lantern - LOTV

Hi Everyone

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.  I am back today with a Lili of the Valley image which for once I did not colour - it is one of their pre-coloured images, Aimi with Lantern as I wanted to make a quick card and thought I would try it.

You may not be able to see that I have added some additional colour and then glittered it up and also added some glossy accents to "make it my own".  Not sure where I got the bright pink dotty paper from but the larger paper is from the LOTV paper pad "Promises".

We have had lovely weather this weekend and here's hoping it continues as things always seem so much better when the sun shines.  Carry on like this and I may have to spring clean the house!!

Have a good week.  Kx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been AWOL recently.  I have a trapped nerve in my neck and it is causing me a lot of pain when I try to sit and craft!  I can just get through (most) of the day at work then by the evening it is a case of stretching out!  Ho hum.  Off to see the osteopath on Friday so hopefully will soon get better.  Some days are better than others so when I had a good day on Monday I put this card together for my MIL & FIL's wedding anniversary.

I have used the lovely Lili of the Valley image "Love Grows", just perfect for an anniversary.  I have also used papers from their new paper pad "Country Lady" - their papers are beautiful and such good quality.  The image is coloured with pro markers and mounted on a Nestie.  I have also used the lovely Memory Box die "Cherish". 

Thanks for looking and a big thank you to everyone for your kind comments.  Kx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

21st Birthday Card

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine of a lovely spring-like weekend.  Make the most of it though as it sounds like we will all be having rain at sometime this week.

Today I have a card for you that I made a while ago.  It was a commission for a friend at work for her Daughter's 21st.  She was giving her money as she was saving for a new car so wanted a car to feature.

Here's the front:

I was asked to make a pink card as well!  Think I covered all the bases here.

Have a good week.


Monday, 1 April 2013

Lavinia Challenge 2 - Bright & Beautiful

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all been enjoying your Easter break.  I have just got back from a few days "back home" in Exeter, staying with my Mum.  I am now very relaxed and have caught up with my sleep as well as catching up with the family.

Enough of that, April the 1st so the start of a new Challenge over at Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog.
The Challenge this month is Bright & Beautiful so pop over and join in, there is a fantastic prize up for grabs.  Here is my design.

First of all I used distress inks to the non pearlised side of Centura Pearl card, using picked raspberry, peacock feathers and shaded lilac for the background then I stamped the beautiful Lavinia Stamps Fairy Castle 2, using Vine around 3/4 of the edge and ended with Willow from the top (all of which can be seen here) to which I added stickles to give it a little sparkle (who can resist a bit of sparkle?). 

Thanks for looking.

Welcome Sue as a new follower and thank you everyone for your very kind comments.

See you soon.  Kx