Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Wish upon a star ...


My first magic color slider card, dies from Father Christmas ok ok Lawn Fawn. Now my Stazon was very old so I couldn't get a clear image on the front of the acetate but I do have another on my craft table and a new ink pad so the next one will be better.  Also I  have a new stamping platform also from Father Christmas and I cannot believe how I have managed without one for so long, highly recommended.


I have used more Lawn Fawn this time the Upon a Star stamp set including the stars which I have heat embossed in silver & the sentiments.  Stitched hillside cut on my Silhouette, papers from Nitwit Collections. The background has been created using TH distress oxides, had these a wee while, love them.  So matted on silver mirri and hand stitched (goes without saying) and coloured with Promarkers.  A few sparkles to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Lawn Fawnatics - Happy Little Critters
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Masculine Cards
I Love Promarkers - Something New
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, 3 January 2019

Papercraft Magazine Designer of the Year 2018 ...

I have news, as you can see from the title of this post and those of you who purchase craft magazines, it has been announced (what a secret to keep) that I have won Papercraft Magazines Designer of the year 2018, yay!  little old me, wow, thank you Nicky and of course congratulations to my fellow Winners -

Penny Gill-Cripps
Hilary Mulholland &
Debbie Gunn


What a year we are going to have and all those lovely goodies which are part of our prize to play with  and find room for of course, can't wait to be crafting with you all, delighted and an honor to be on the design team.

The announcement has been made in issue 66 of Creative Stamping today and the January 2019 issues of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Papercraft Essentials and Die Cutting Essentials all Practical Publishing papercraft magazines.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Wreath Tilda ...

(front & side)
(Another side)

My last two Christmas cards, well lanterns actually.  I adore this Tilda, Holly Wreath Tilda from the Apsen Holidays 2016 collection.  Adapted file on my Silhouette, vellum windows, snow, flowers, gold & pink organza ribbon, cheesecloth, berries and many Doohickey dies.  I have added a square top with stars cut out so the light shines through too.  Gesso for that shabby chic look and pop a little battery tealight inside.  

(lantern by night)

WISHING ALL MY FOLLOWERS A VERY
CRAFTY CHRISTMAS & 2019 

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Simply Magnolia Challenge - Season Greetings (I Won Top 3)!

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Dashing ...


I have been playing with the Ready, Set Snow stamps from MFT, perfect for the big boys in the family & interactive too, penny sliders!

So I cut the layers on my Silhouette, Distress Oxide the background and some water sprinkles for a great effect. Coloured with Promakers and some snow to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive (I Won Top 3)!
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas (I Won Top 3)!


Monday, 10 December 2018

Have yourself a MERRY little CHRISTMAS ...


Today I would like to share with you a christmas card using the adorable Snowman Agenda stamps from Mama Elephant.  Now I cannot take all the credit for the design, I was totally inspired by the lovely Ashley Tucker on YouTube.  I have added a couple more layers, vellum embossed with snow fall and a tree layer.  Just spin the trees and watch them rotate, really pretty, thanks Ashley for the inspiration.

So coloured with Promarkers, cut on my Silhouette Cameo, hand stitched, tree stamps from the MFT Ready Set Snow set, plenty of Stickles and some Glossy Accents.  Sentiment from the Silhouette Design Store.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Passion for Promarkers - Hip to be Square (I Won)!
Swedish House Crafters Lounge - Christmas (I Won)!