Friday, 28 February 2014

Stampinback Poppy

Hello bloggers!

I'd just like to say a big thank you and a warm welcome to my latest followers, much appreciated! :)

It's time for another Craftyhands challenge, this time we'd like to see what you can make on the theme of 'music'.  Here's my DT make for the challenge....

The poppy is from a beautiful set by Stampinback, and all the rest is Tim Holtz.
The prize this fortnight from Craftyhands is fab as usual.....

So get your crafty mitts working and have a go!   Thanks for visiting my blog, hugs. xxxx

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Girly Tim Holtz birthday card.

Hello lovelies!

I made a birthday card using Tim Holtz stamps and dies, I love using the techniques Tim shows us in his 101 and 102 classes!  They do take time, but they are great fun. :)  The white crayon used in the main image is a technique that I learnt at one of Eileen Godwin's fab workshops.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, the sun is shining here and that makes me a happy bunny!  Thank you for visiting, big hugs! xxxx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Come back butterflies!

Hello crafty buddies!

I so want to see summer again, and the butterfly on this 'Our Daily Bread' stamp just made me remember how lovely summer and butterflies are!  I used picked raspberry and seedless preserves distress inks in the background and removed some ink from the petals with a water brush to lighten the colour.  I hope you like it!

Thank you for visiting, big hugs! xxxx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Designs by Ryn in Paris!

Hello peeps!

Ryn (Designs by Ryn) sent me her beautiful Gerbera stamp and I wanted to do something a little different with it, so I gave it some 'Tim Holtz' treatment!  The background was made with distress stains and the 'spritz and flick' technique with water, then the burlap stencil was used over the top.  The stamps are from the Mini Classics collection and the Eiffel tower is one of Tim Holtz's dies.  I coloured the Gerbera with Tombow pens and water.  The ribbon was coloured with distress ink.

I'm entering this tag in the Make it Monday challenge.
I hope you like it, I'm pleased with the colour of the Gerbera, such a pretty stamp!
Thanks for your visit, big hugs! xxxxxx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Grungy leaves a la Designs by Ryn!

Hello peeps!
How are you all coping with this stormy weather?  really makes me want to stay safe indoors and just craft!
I made a tag last night with the beautiful Compound Leaf from Designs by Ryn, quite grungy I know, but I had great fun making that inky background!

Happy Saturday, have a good weekend!  Thank you for visiting, love ya! :) xxxx

Friday, 14 February 2014

Tim Holtz 'love'....

Hello blog peeps!
Happy Valentine's Day!  It's also Crafty Hands challenge day...  this time we want to see anything with heat or dry embossing on it.... here's my DT make for the challenge....

I used an embossing folder to make the wood grain background for the tag, then added a Tim Holtz stamp, his crown and a flower made with his poinsettia die.
Here's the great prize on offer this challenge...

Good luck all you crafty peeps, and get embossing!  Thanks for visiting, big hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Visible Image tag

Hello lovelies,
I hope you are all indoors and safe today, shocking weather! (but good for crafting.... :) )
I've made a tag using stamps from Visible Image and a Memory Box stencil to make the background.
I'm entering this in the Visible Image challenge, the theme of which is 'Love' this month!

Thank you for your visit, hope you can leave me a comment! :) Big hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Eileen Godwin's workshop with Designs by Ryn.

Hello blog peeps!

I had a lovely day yesterday with lots of crafty ladies at Eileen Godwin's fab workshop!  As always we made 3 cards... here are mine....

These lovely starfish are from Designs by Ryn.

This card was made using an old set of Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps that I'd forgotten I had in my stash!

These pretty leaves are also from Designs by Ryn.

We had great fun making our cards, hope you enjoyed having a look at them!  Thank you for any comments left, they are always greatly appreciated! xxx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

My 'Tim Holtz' birthday!!

Hello lovely people!

It's my birthday today, and I've had a crafty birthday... lots of Tim Holtz goodies!  I made this card this afternoon.  I used Antique linen and Frayed burlap distress inks for the background, and various stamps, dies and embossing folders to make the embellishments... fab fun!

I'm going to give this to hubby on the 14th, hope he's suitably impressed lol!!
Thank you so much for visiting, love ya! xxxxx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Designs by Ryn Silhouette doves...

Hello blog peeps!

I had some happy, happy post the other day from Ryn (Designs by Ryn) and in the happy post were several of Ryn's stamps... One of them was her pretty Silhouette doves, a set of two stamps.  I've teamed them with the sentiment from Visible Image, the letter from the Artistic Stamper and Tim Holtz's quill from the writing desk die.  I used distress inks to make the background (antique linen and frayed burlap) and added accents of aged mahogany, I don't very often use that colour but I really like it here with the other creamy/brown tones.

I hope you like it!  Thank you for your visit, big hugs! xxx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Lavinia Stamps challenge!

Hello lovelies!

Firstly I'd like to say thank you and welcome to my new followers, I really appreciate your support!

Secondly I'd like to say 'Happy February!', and that means it's time for a new Lavinia Stamps challenge, hurray!  But there's more... this month not only can you enter by email if you don't have a blog, but Tracey is also offering a fabulous 'spot prize' of £20 to a lucky commenter on the blog!!  All you have to do is to leave a comment under this month's challenge on the Lavinia Stamps challenge blog and you will be entered into a lottery, fab eh???

On to my DT sample for this month, the theme is 'Lilac or blue'... I chose to have a bit of each in my make, I hope you like it!

I've used panpastels to make the background, and the following stamps from Lavinia Stamps:

Fairy houses
Tree root
Vine leaves
Wild grass

I love those little houses, can just imagine tiny fairy families living in them!  I hope you enjoy these lovely stamps too and will enter the challenge, remember anyone can win as the winner is chosen by, the prize is a whopping £40 to spend in the shop, you don't have to have a blog to enter, and you could win £20 to spend in the shop just by leaving a comment on the challenge blog, AMAZING!!!!

Thank you so much for popping by, I hope you like my card and will leave me a comment, big hugs! xxxx