Sunday, 11 February 2018

What's happening???

Hi all!
So, what's happening I hear you ask!
Well, I'm hoping to expand my blog and offer all my super followers and 'some-time' readers the chance to visit the same craft store as I do to purchase oodles of lovely crafty stash!
I think that by linking my blog to the store, you'll be able to have a look at some of the items I use and maybe get an idea of how I create my projects.
You might not want to follow the links, but then you'd be missing out on lovely stuff!

Anyway, it hasn't been finalised yet so let's just watch this space and see what happens!!!

I made a couple of cards this fact I made loads but I followed some guides in my Creative Stamping magazine as I really couldn't find my mojo and I just wanted to give my brain a rest from trying to think up new ideas (for me).

So, these are taken from the mags and I can't claim any originality to them :( other than tweaks here and there!
But they are nice aren't they? !!!

 I did manage to use up some scraps of patterned paper and some odds and ends by doing these! I love the stamps from the mags and the inspiration is great - I went on and made a few of my own after this!...................

...................then I got all Graphic 45'y' and made a frame box card using a Heartfelt Creations base card and G45 Gilded Lily collection.......

............and ......................

I made a few valentines cards!
These two feature an Elizabeth Craft Design "junglies" lion and First Edition Wanderlust and Sweet Nothing papers.]

My final make is another Valentine/Romantic/Love card which could be used for anniversaries/weddings etc - I haven't finalised it as I'm not sure for which occasion it will be used just yet! Again, these are Creative Stamping images with FE Sweet Nothings papers.

So, that's enough for today! I'm sure you've had as much as you can take from me for now so.....
Lesley x

Monday, 5 February 2018

Chilly Monday

Hi all.
Today is cold.
Cold outside and cold inside too!
The builders are still working on our renovations and, as they have to replace windows and doors, then the cold air is creeping in and freezing any bits that I've not managed to cover up......hands, nose, ears etc!!!

Anyhoo, I hope you're all doing ok and had a good weekend?
We did very little really.
Friday, we went out for "tea" which was really an excuse for a liquid tea - followed by more alcoholic liquids right up until midnight when I couldn't fit any more in!
Saturday, we were all a little subdued!
Really had a good night out but I always seem to "lose" the next day and I can't drink as much as I used to anyway - which is a good thing I suppose and even better for "His Wallet"!!!

Saturday was Pizza Hut for tea - can't say I'm thrilled with Pizza Hut though. I find it very expensive and I can't see the reason why! It's just pizza and salad after all!
Sunday was microwave curry for tea. Soooo fed up with microwave cooking and eating out!!! Hahahaha!!!

I did find some time for crafting a magic slider card last week.
I decided to make something suitable for Valentines day (14th Feb) and followed a tutorial on You Tube by Christina Griffiths (she has a really informative blog and she's a Lancashire lass too!)

I used Junglies stamps by Elizabeth Craft designs and a little heart stamp to create a pretty background.

I've added three photos so you can see how the magic slider works!
It's great fun to do and I feel an urge to create another one coming on!!!

I hope you like this card and I'd love to read any comments you'd care to leave!

Have a great day

Lesley xxx

Saturday, 27 January 2018

More stuff!

Good afternoon all!

A quick post today just to bring you up to date with my efforts this week!

I have made 2 cards , both of which I'm entering into the challenge at Cardmaking and Papercraft.
This is an online challenge with a different theme each month and I almost missed it as the closing date is tomorrow!!!

My first card is a 5x7 card.
I created a background with die-cut roses adhered to a slightly smaller white card panel, which I then coloured by blending distress inks all over it.
I added a fishtail banner with  a "Thankyou" die-cut adhered to the front and printed "Spring" onto some white card in lilac ink, A few inked flowers and a butterfly, with pearl drops dotted around finished the  whole card.

My second card is a Tiddly Inks digital stamp, which can be purchased direct from the webstore here.
I coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers then created a frame by using a square stitched edge die and some fussy cutting to anchor the image to the inside of the frame.
I layered this onto spotty paper and pink card. and added some sequins, butterflies and flowers for decoration.

That's all I have time for today folks!

Have a great weekend x

Lesley xxx