Thursday, 30 October 2014

Male card

Took a little break from Christmas cards and made this card. The background was done with alcohol inks and embossing folder. The image is by Papermania and coloured with watercolours. Hope the sun shines on you today.

LORD my GOD, I called to you for help,
and you healed me. 
Psalm 30:2

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Golden card

No sunshine today so a great day to stay in my craft room. Made this card yesterday to add to my Christmas card stash. The background was made by firstly stencilling the gold paint through a round stencil. When it was dry it was then double embossed, first with the small dot folder and then the snowflake folder. The fishtail background was made in the same way but with a little green added. The flowers and snowflake was cut from glitter paper I made. I sued Die-namic die, Marianne die and a Spellbinders die. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, 
but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.
Proverb 28: 27

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Simple white Christmas card

Good morning and hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Still making Christmas cards and this is one I made today. The background was done with the mini poinsettia embossing folder. The fishtail was a Die-namic die. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp which was embossed with silver embossing powder.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

White on white Christmas card

Hope it's a dry day today. It's been dry here but windy and cold. Made another Christmas card for my stash which is getting much bigger. 
The background layer was dry embossed with a Couture creations mini poinsettia embossing folder. The next layer was a die from Spellbinders and then the layer above was a Hero Arts stamp (|Lattice) embossed with white embossing powder. The flower is the Tattered Poinsettia die by Sizzix cut from pearl vellum. 

Would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas card

It has been such a windy and wet day here, so more crafting was done. Made this card using one of Beccy's free digital images and coloured it it alcohol markers. The image was cut out with one of my new Die-namic die set and so was the sentiment. The background was done with the couture creations mini poinsettia embossing folder and vellum.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Monday, 20 October 2014

White on white

What is it about white embossing powder that makes it look cream when photographed. Got a new pot of cosmic shimmer true white embossing powder which I used with the Hero Arts Florentine scroll background stamp. The sentiment is another Hero Art stamp which was embossed with silver powder. Entering this in the Hero Arts Holiday challenge tag it and white out.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Altered mirrors

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Happy Sunday to you. Twisting my ankle a few weeks ago has done wonders for my crafting.Since golf is not on the agenda at the moment, I am channelling my energy into making and altering things. These are two plain IKEA frames I bought from the charity shop and gave them a paint job. Many different paints and stencils used in this project. They are going back to the charity shop to raise money for the cats, hopefully someone will like them.

Entering this in the Craft-room challenge: make your own background

Have a great day and thanks for the visit, it's really appreciated.

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my GOD is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2

Friday, 17 October 2014

Layout card

It's been ages since I used a sketch to make a card. When I say this sketch from My Favorite Things I decided to have a play. Been purchasing a few Die-namic dies recently and really love them and used a few on this card. As you can see we have sunshine today and it's warm, wonderful.

A discerning person keeps wisdom in view,
but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
Proverb 17:24

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Mad about metallics

With no sun today it was hard getting a good photo of this card. The background was made by using a metallic blue paint and star mask as you can tell I love making my own backgrounds. It was then embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. Then used silver gilding wax on the edges and run a line of stickles glue. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts (Wishing you a joyous Christmas) and embossed in sliver. I used Die-namic di and Spellbinders die. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Another mostly white card

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Made another Christmas card today with the Hero Arts challenge in mind. Not sure why the card is looking so grey now that it's uploaded, I promise you it's white.
 The Hero Arts holiday circles were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (not sure why it's looking grey). The sentiment is another Hero Arts stamp ( Merry Christmas Ribbon). The circles stamps were embossed in white embossing powder (turned cream) and die cut.  I used Die-namic  dies and All Occasion Dies on this card. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Kitty card and help needed please!

Hello everyone, hope you are having a good Sunday. This is a card I made last week. The two blue layers are using the same embossing folder and gelatoes and glitter paint. The cat image is my Marianne designs and coloured with watercolours. 

Kitty lovers, there are some kitty cats who need your help. 
Please have a look on the God's Little People's blog or the facebook page.  Joan is trying her best to keep them alive after being dumped. She is looking for people to virtually adopt (see facebook link above) some of the cats she has rescued in order to help feed and look after them and the the dumpster cats she feeds. She is on a Greek island and I have been helping out for a couple of years now. I do volunteer at my local Cat Protction so do something for local cats but these cats in Greece have no one but her to look after them.

Thank you so much for the visit.

God Bless you and keep you safe.

Friday, 10 October 2014

New card and terrible service

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Hope you are having a good Friday. The sun was shining here today so that was wonderful. Was asked to make a congratulations card for someone who works with my hubby. He wanted something with bright colours and was really please with the card. I used Marianne dies and Die-namic dies in this card.
I could not believe this but this morning Fred Aldous refunded me for the purchase! 
Money is going to the Greek kitties.

I am a bit upset by an email from Fred Aldous (on Amazon market place). I purchased two pots of gilding wax from them and had to pay almost £4 in postage, when it arrived one was like this. I emailed the company and sent this photo and all they had to say was the other one must have been over filled so there was nothing wrong with this jar. Tell me, would you be happy if you paid £10.50 plus postage and got this jar (should be 30ml)? They also expected me to post it back to them at my expense which would have  made these extremely expensive pots! My advice is be very careful if purchasing anything from Fred Aldous because if you have a problem they will be most unhelpful.