Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Christmas candy

As promised here is some Christmas candy, two sets of stamps, glitter card, set of Cheery Lynn doily dies, ribbons, snowflakes and card candy.

A winner will be announced after the close date of 19th November from all entries who..............
  • Are a follower of my blog
  • Display the above photo on your own blog sidebar with a link back here
  • Leave your name with Inlinkz below
Good luck everyone.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Cabin by the lake

Morning Peeps, it's a lovely sunny Autumn day here and hope it's the same your way.

A very quick post and not much writing as just had my annual retinal screening which means all blurry for a few hours so just a short explanation for these two cards. Alex and Zoe dropped the boys off before they flew off to Frankfurt for the marathon at the weekend and she left a little note in my craft room saying she loved the scene below and how she would love to have a log cabin there. So that led to the top card as a well done on their race achievements.

Stamps are a mixture of Stampscapes and Sutter and mountains created with a torn paper mask and Pan Pastels.

Penny Black winner

Morning Peeps, I should have done this post yesterday but being late seems to be a way of life at the moment but as they say better late than never. 

So here is the winner for my part of the Penny Black October candy event..................

Kanda (aka Andrea)

Well done Andrea, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can get your goodies in the post.

Keep you eyes peeled because I've been having a tidy up and surprise surprise, I've come across a few goodies I had totally forgotten about and never used so will pop a photo up shortly.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Just Christmas

Before I tell you about this weeks Allsorts theme I would like to share some news, I'm still pinching myself and in shock and thought it was a send up but apparently not and I am one of the lucky nominees in this years Craft Awards. I feel very humbled to be on a list with so many of the well known names in the crafting industry who are amazingly inspirational and although I know in my wildest dreams I will never make the final cut it is still so surreal to have even been nominated and I am most appreciative.

Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that mans a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to host the challenge. Our sponsor is Cuddly Buddly and to tie in with the release of their new Christmas stamps I have selected the theme of 'Just Christmas'.

My first card is just a bit of the usual inkiness using masking tape to create a central focal area which I inked with Adirondack inks black, eggplant and denim and stamped Penny Black Winter Ledge, a few more birds from the new Natures Friends PB unmounted set and I added some berries using silver glitter and finally a Penny Black sentiment.

For my second card I have stepped outside of my comfort zone again and done some more colouring ........not too much mind you.......using my new Chemeleon pens which I have to admit I am rather enjoying. The image is from our sponsor and called Snow Family. I cut round the top of the snowmen and layered onto a piece of acetate which I then placed over a snowy background created with a mask and Pan Pastels and a stamped Santa and sleigh. I used my old favourite holly embossing folder which I lightly dusted with Pan Pastels and matted onto a tent style card.................not convinced that's the right name but they are easy to make with a score board.

Happy weekend to you all.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Penny Black candy

Here are the links to the Penny Black candy, you can enter both, but you do need to add your name to the actual posts and check the rules as those left on this one will not count...............

Click here to go to the post 
and enter my candy

Click here to go to the 
challenge blog to enter the
Penny Black candy


Saturday, 18 October 2014

A windy day

Note added Saturday morning to scheduled post:  Is anyone else having the same problem as me, I've had no reading list for two days ? Tried all sorts but it just doesn't want to show me the blogs I follow or the new posts from them - I'm totally in the wilderness !

Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means a new challenge at Allsorts where Helene wants to see some 'Embossing'. Our lovely sponsors are Crafty Devils and FlonzCraft.

Two types of embossing on my card, FlonzCraft Girl with Dog stamp which is heat embossed with detail clear powder and the background embossed with an A4 folder which has to be one of my most used, some Graphic 45 DP's, pearls and that's about it really.

Have a good weekend all.

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