Thursday, 29 September 2016

Bless Ewe!!!

Hi all!
As it's that time of the year where we all start with the sniffles and sore throats (me included) I just had to use this super cute digi image from Tiddly Inks and make a tissue packet cover with it!
I already used the image on a get well card earlier this month and thought it perfect for this!
I'm entering it into the Anything Goes challenge at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.

(It's a pity you can't see the sparkling gem inside the flower....oh well!)



That's all for now!

TTFN
L xxx

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Autumn again!

Hi all!
Here are 2 more cards for the challenges at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine!
Yes, I know, I've obviously got too much time on my hands - but, as they say, idle hands do the Devils' work so I think it's best to keep busy or I might get up to mischief!!!

This first one is called "rakin' the leaves" - It's a digi stamp by From the Heart Stamps and it's the birdbrain chicks who are uber cute and funny!


This next one is, again, the pumpkin pigwit image from the same company! I love their stuff - Faith Skrdla is the artist behind the images and I think she has a real talent for the quirky and whimsical!


That's all for today folks!
 I'm suffering with a sore throat and I think a cold's coming on so gonna dose myself up with copious amounts of vitamin c to ward it off (ie- I'll eat an orange!!!)

Have fun x

TTFN
L xxx

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Christmas?

Hi all!
It's a little bit soggy here in Leyland this morning! It's quite mild though so not cold enough to stop me from going to the shops and spending his money!
Today's post is just to show the type of Christmas cards I've been making recently. I'm not sure, yet, which style to use this year and this is just 4 I've been playing with!

This first one is a modern card using "Sparkly pink"!!! Lol

I thought it might make a change to be non-traditional, but now it's done, I'm not sure! Still, there's 3 more to follow!


The second one is a stepper card and I used Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol paper collection.









The final one is a little simple card with a tag front - I quite like this as it's quick to make.



So, there you go! Three cards made, not sure which style to use, if any, but there's till time to play and make some more and what is it that crafters like to do most??? PLAY!!!

Have a great day
TTFN
L xxx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Just a little update...

Hi all!
I realised I haven't blogged about anything other than papercrafts for some time now so I thought it might be nice to fill you in on my daily (that'd be a bit boring) weekly (that too....)  even general stuff which happens in my life!!!
I've recently returned from another lovely holiday in Zakynthos where I spent some thime with my pal Bettyspaghettilegs. Yes, silly name I know, but there's a reason for this. She's over 6 feet tall and I'm 5'3" short!!! We do make an odd pair when out and about and a hug's a nightmare - I end up in her armpit.....move on......
Anyways, we had yet another brilliant week. I went with "He who works", my daughter and her hubby and our bezzies Jay and Shellbell. The sun was hot, the booze was chilled and the food was yum!
What more can you ask for in a holiday? Another one to recover from the last, that's what!!!
I'm still knacked and we've been home since sunday (6 days!).
I've also been on a diet!
I joined slimming world in January of this year and I desperately wanted to lose 3 stones (42 pounds) before we went away and.....I DID!!!! Three days before we flew, I received my award for hitting my target! So chuffed and, even after all that food and drink on holiday, I went back to Slimming world on Thursday only to find I'd lost 2lbs!!! Holidays must be good for me - sun and alcohol seem to work!
So, in a nutshell, life rolls on in much the same way as ever! Albeit with a couple of holidays thrown in and I'm thinner!
So, as far as papercrafting goes, yes, I'm still in the craftroom every day having a go at this and that and, at the moment, I'm deciding what my Christmas cards ought to look like. Can't decide what theme to use so I think a mooch around Pinterest for inspiration is in order.
I have won a few bits and bobs this year - also had a few items published in different cardmaking mags, which is nice! I would love to organise my head a bit better for next year and take my crafting up a level. I'd like to join a couple of new design teams and enter more comps, so, I'll have to put my managerial skills to the test and start managing my days and time better!

Anyhoo, on that note, I think I'll sign off for now.

Before I go though, here's a Christmas card I made for Papercraft Inspirations magazine using their free gift (issue 157)


Supplies - Free Embossing Foil from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
                 Free embossing folder from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
                 Patterned paper downloaded from Papercrafter magazine
                 Glitter
                 Ribbon
                 Sentiment die - free from Papercrafter magazine
                 Gold mirri card

TTFN!
Lesley xxxx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Autumn Challenge

Hi all!
Today I've posted a card which I've made using the pumpkin pigwit image from From The Heart Stamps which is one of my favourite digital image shops!

I'm entering this cute little hammy into the Autumn themed challenge at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Supplies - Spectrum Noir markers
                 Kraft card
                 Paper choices printed from USB stick - Craftwork Cards
                 Rhinestones
                 Sizzix border edge die

 Hope you think he's as cute as I do!

I've also made the following autumn themed card for the same challenge :-

Supplies :- Cream 7 x 5 cardstock base
                   First Edition Falling Leaves 8x8 paper pad
                   Paper Roses/flowers
                   Acorn husks/stems from my garden!
                   Pearl stems/ flat back pearls
                   Crochet cream ribbon
                   Glossy accents






Hope you can see the little acorn husks, which I added glossy accents to, in the bottom piccy!

TTFN
L x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Winner!!!

Hi all!
Here's a quick follow-up to the last post!
I won the cardmaking challenge over at Quick Cards Made Easy for my :
Baking themed card

How lovely is that! When the postie arrived this morning with a pack of goodies I had no idea I'd won anything so it was a great start to the day - well, not quite true. It was a bad start because I'd dropped my mobile phone in the washing up bowl - again!!!
Thank heaven for basmati rice!!!! (make of that what you will.....!)

Have a great day 
TTFN
L x



Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Bright and Cheerful pair!

Hi all!
Just a quick post (again) to show 2 cards which I'm entering into two different challenges this month - something I haven't done for a while but had the urge to have a bash!

This first one is this challenge through QCME magazine Pocket challenge
and a pocket must be on the card somewhere in the design.
 I've coloured  a Tiddly Inks digital character with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut it out and popped it onto a tag which I then added to the pocket on the front.
I wanted a mish-mash of patterns for impact and haven't used many embellishments otherwise it would be uber fussy.


The second card is for the challenge through Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine here
Baking themed challenge
and it's to celebrate the beginning of the new Great British Bake Off on TV so a baking themed card is required.
Again, I've used a Tiddly Inks digital character with dramatic modern paper which was a free download from Crafts Beautiful magazine   to set the image off.

                                                     

I enjoyed the freedom to "just create!" It makes a change doing something for me as lately I've been busy in other directions.

Anyhoo, hope you're all well and I'm excited to be going on a holibob soon so I may be bringing fresh inspiration home with me........as well as a tan!!!

TTFN
L x