Thursday, February 07, 2013

Garden fairy

Next week it is my niece's birthday and she will be four, i wanted a really colourful card for her so i dug out some of my cheerful we are memory keeper papers and set to work colouring this cute precious moments image.
I coloured her with pro markers and a few copics and of course i added lots and lots of stickles for added bling a little girl can never have too much sparkle!
The added white highlights were achieved using a white posca pen, i love this pen as you get a true white every time no matter what colour your going over.
the flowers are wild orchid crafts.

Today i went on my first venture out since having my operation and i enjoyed the fresh air but came home a little tired so i had a nice hot cuppa and a play in my craft room, now i think a little nap is in order LOL.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The same in blue

Well that didnt take long i posted the girl card on facebook and i got a message almost immediately asking for the same card  but for a baby shower.
I dont normally make the same card twice but as it was requested it did it although i changed the embellishment, and the size this one is 6 x6 where as the last one was 8 x8.
Id like to give a big shout out to Sue Jimson AKA Ollies mam for giving me shout out on her blog it was very much appreciated and thanks to my new followers and a few new visitors who have left lovely comments, its great to be back to the world of crafting and blogging.
For those of you kind ladies asking about my health im on the road to recovery and will be out and about before i know it
Thanks everyone xxxxx

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Feels good to be back

Well after a few months of not crafting, today I stepped up to my craft desk and created this cute card. Good friends Tom and Susan from splodgeaway were blessed with a precious daughter, Holly who was born on Saturday so that was my inspiration for getting crafty.
The image is lili of the valley and the papers are graphic 45, lots of walnut stain distress inks on all edges and stickles for a little bling.
I'm currently recovering from an operation and have many weeks off work so I'm sure I will craft a little more in the coming weeks.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Playing catch up

Im sat at home feeling sorry for myself, i dont feel too well and its my day off work, i did have big plans to go and catch up on some Christmas shopping today but i dont feel up to it, im not sure whether im coming down with something. so instead i thought i would catch up on a bit of work to share on my blog.
The cards were made last week or was it the week before (not sure i cant keep track of time these days, time is flying by far too fast)
My batteries had gone flat in the camera and each time i went shopping i forgot them but now its back up and running so with out further ado this is what ive been up to.

Graduation card
Image House Mouse coloured with promarkers, the papers are cosmo cricket

 Circle card
The image is House Mouse, coloured with distress inks. the papers are October Afternoon. The circles were cut on the cricut, and lots of stickles were added for sparkle.

Hedgehog card
The image is Penny Black, the papers are October Afternoon, the flowers are prima, ive added some hessian for texture and bronze stickles.The greeting will be added later as i know she may see this.

Rework of orange card
I know you think youve seen this before , but everytime i kept looking at it i wasnt happy so i cut it up a little and changes the papers slightly, now i think its much better

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Still side tracked

Im still side tracked by reading, i have to confess that i am again reading The Education of Sebastian, its just such a lovely romance story but i have to admit its left my heart very heavy, i always wonder how a story can leave you feeling like that. I know Part 2 The Education of Carloine has been written, and it was due for release on 14th Feb 2013, but it maybe getting released a little earlier, and i for one cant wait to read the sequel if only to lighten my heart!

I havnt totally neglected my card making i have made a few but needed batteries for my camera and they died on me, i know i could use my phone but the quality is not the best, so you will get a photo heavy post in a couple of days.........................that is if i can put this book down!

Friday, November 16, 2012

A new read

So im sorry ive been missing in action for a fact no im  not sorry because ive been spending the last few days reading. 
A friend of mine, in fact now a very good friend of mine is an author, let me introduce you to Jane Harvey -Berrick,  she has been writing a new novel called The Education of Sebastian, this is adult fiction, a lovely romance, with plenty of steamy scenes too
The book is released today on Amazon. i was privileged to of been sent a copy earlier this week before its release and i could not put it down it is wonderfully written and will captivate your heart, it will have you reaching for your tissues, and yearning for part 2 of the story. Move over Christian Grey theres a new boy in town. 
Caroline is the down trodden wife of a military man, she has spent time moving from one location to another, the love disappeared from her marriage a long time ago, then she was reunited with Sebastian a young boy she met when she was 20. The story is about a love affair that is so wrong but seems so right, will their love last?????????
This book is a must read.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

SplodgeAway Masks

Today SplodgeAway is on create and craft at 3pm, there is a release of some new masks and i was given the oppotunity to have a play with them.
The frame masks are very veratile as they dont have a theme to them they can be used for any season as ive demonstrated by using them as christmas and general.

I've used them with guesso, gilding flakes, ive inked through them and drawn round them, infact there are so many ways to use them you are only bound by your imagination.