Thursday, 19 January 2017

MAWTT Swirls and/or Curls

After a long break due to my eye problems I hope I'm back for good. I'm bringing you my theme this week 'Swirls and/or Curls' for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. My design team friends have been helping me out with entry comments whilst I've been on my break so I'd like to say a huge thank you to Wendy and Jenny.

It's taken me a few days to get my card finished but at last it's done. My base card is by Joanna Sheen. I love this paper that came from a huge Costco pack that I bought quite a few years ago and I haven't had an opportunity to use this pattern. I decided her curls would make a show on my card along with a Snip Art wooden swirl that I bought online at Craftbox. I matted the paper on to dark red Papermill card (to match her dress). I placed the swirl to the left and then set some Wild Orchid Craft flowers at the base of the swirl along with some die cut leaves. I added a few red Mei Flower gems amongst the flowers and then added a gem to her ribbon in her hair and to the band on her wrist. She looks the kind of girl who would like gems. lol

I'm hoping you'll come along to join us in our challenge and to welcome me back.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Artbymiran Challenge 75: Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends Challenge 34: Anything Goes
Makingmemoriescrafting Challenge 1: Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge 1: Anything Goes

Sunday, 23 October 2016

I'm still here

My buyers backed out - due to health reasons - on the day the contracts were due to be signed. I'm still here minus some furniture and with most of my crafting supplies packed in crates. I've been trying to make some order in my craft room today so that I can eventually make a start on some crafting until another buyer turns up. I've had no viewers for the past two weeks so things aren't looking good.

I hope to be back crafting soon.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

I'm moving


I'm going to be moving house in a few weeks so my crafting is going to be taking a back seat for a while.

I've lived in this house for twenty nine years so it will be a big upheaval for me. It's much too big for me and even with Lily, my Staffie, it's very lonely.

My son and daughter in law live in a little village in Northumberland and I'm going to be living very close to them. It means that they are there if I need help at any time. In a way I'm looking forward to it and I hope this is what Eric would want for me.

There are lovely walks for the dog - ether countryside or seaside - so she will be in her element.

The house is in need of some work so I'm taking a break from Moving Along with the Times DT until my new craft room is sorted and my internet is connected again. Aagh, so many things to think about.

Thank you all for staying with me over these past few years when my card making was very sparse. I'm hoping to be back with a vengeance very soon! lol

Thursday, 21 July 2016

MAWTT Monsters and/or Aliens

This week, over at Moving Along with the Times, Tanja has set the theme of Monsters and/or Aliens. I didn't have any images or stamps of aliens or monsters so tried to draw one myself. One of my sons said that it looked like a skateboard with eyes so it got binned. lol He was eventually persuaded to draw one for me and it looks much better.

I used an 8 x 8 card blank by Joanna Sheen and made a mat of My Minds Eye fence paper. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then cut it out very carefully before centring him on the fence. I surrounded him with Spellbinders die cut leaves in various sizes - he was supposed to look as if he was bursting out of the fence but I'm not sure I succeeded with that!! I generated the sentiment on the computer, added a little bit of red 'blood' and then stuck it in the monster's hand.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft your Passion: Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes with Elements of Nature

Thank you all for visiting and leaving comments.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

MAWTT New Baby

This week the theme is New Baby and I decided to do a mixed media canvas as a change to my usual cards. I hope you like it. The theme was set by Beckie over at Moving Along with the Times so come along and join us.

I used a box canvas by Hobbycraft and then started to embellish. The main focal point was to the be the baby in the pram so I used my Lasting Impressions stencil with some Dreamweaver embossing paste. I added a piece of Snip Art to the bottom right corner as a starting point. I placed a strip of lace down the left side and this was from the local market. A wooden scroll was added to the bottom left, this and the Snip Art were both from Craft Box. A small piece of net was used to the right as a base for small baby items such as the bottle, hands and feet. A small wooden heart and a safety pin completed that piece. A small wooden frame, also from Craft Box, was added to the top right and inside I added the word Love which is a small wooden 'button' I've had for ages. Once I was in the button boxes I found some baby buttons which I thought I would add, along with a hugs and kisses button and another little curly scroll which went top left. The flowers were from Craft Box and I dotted them around before deciding the piece needed more texture so I dug out my Tim Holtz burlap stencil and embossed snatches of it in various spots. After adding another couple of safety pins I painted it all with white gesso from Daler Rowney and when that dried I picked out certain items to be blue, pink, yellow and green. After that was completely dry I coated it in Winsor and Newton clear gesso to seal it.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 May 2016

MAWTT An Age Related Sentiment

The theme this week, over at Moving Along with the Times, is set by Jenny and is 'An Age Related Sentiment'. Perfect timing for me as it's my daughter in law's birthday on Friday.

I used a 7x7 Craft UK card blank and then matted a Papermania lilac paper on top. I have no idea where the purple card came from for the three purple glitter strips. I'm sure I didn't buy it anywhere so it must have been a gift from someone. The Bugaboo image was coloured with Promarkers and a Sakura diamond glitter pen for the icing on the cakes.I cut it with a Spellbinders die and used the smallest die from the same set for the sentiment - which is ALMOST from Bugaboo.The edges were all coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. A strip of 'jewels' is the only embellishment,  again a gift from a crafty friend.

I hope I'm able to add my card to some challenges this week. My eyes weren't much better immediately after the injections but they seem much better now, almost three weeks later.

The challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Everybody for Art Challenge: For Girls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion: Anything Goes

Thursday, 28 April 2016

MAWTT So 80s

The theme this week over at Moving Along with the Times is 'So 80s' and was set by Lena.  I must apologise for this card! The theme was a brilliant one but, unfortunately, my eyes haven't been at their best and I've had to make a quick card that doesn't do justice to me or the theme.

I used some very old stencils for the 80s, my brushos for the coloured edges and then some resin flowers. The colours are supposed to be fluorescent but I'm not sure that they even work, sorry.

I'm due at the hospital next week so hopefully the injections will improve my eyes and I'll be back on form before too long.