Saturday, 24 February 2018

South of the Border digital set

This is a really fun set of digital stamps by Beccy Muir. This set is called 'South of the Border' and can be found in Beccy's Shop along with many other digital and clear stamps. The images are all drawn by the very talented Beccy Muir herself!

My first project is an 8x8 inches card. The image and sentiment from the 'South of the Border' set were printed onto white card. The image was coloured with alcohol markers and a stencil used to add the gold stars. I used various dies on this card. The gold card used is a glitter one. It is a simple card but I think it's fun. 

My second card, using the 'South of the Border' set, is much more colourful, as you can see. I printed the bird image and coloured it with alcohol markers and cut it out. The background was made by colouring a piece of white card and embossing it with an embossing folder. Then used a stencil and bronze paste to add detail to the corners. The flowers were die cut from white card and coloured with alcohol markers using some of the colours in the bird. The words are also from the 'South of the Border' set and was printed on white card and coloured with alcohol markers. 

You can find more inspiration from the rest of the design team on Beccy's Place blog.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Waratah clear stamp set

I adore this new clear photopolymer  stamp set by Beccy Muir. This set is called "Waratah" and has beautiful images and sentiments which you will love. This set and many more can be found in Beccy's online shop. There are more great projects by the rest of the design team which can be found on Beccy's Place blog.

As you can see from the photos I used the images and sentiments from the Waratah stamp set to create three cards. The first card I stamped the single flower image and coloured it with pencils. The card shape and layers and border were all  cut using my Brother Scan'n'cut. It was one of the first things I cut with it. The white layer was embossed with an embossing folder.  

The second card also used the single from from the Waratah stamp set and a different sentiment.  The image was stamped onto a cream card and coloured once again with pencils. This time I used very soft colours. The card was completed with different pattern papers. 

The third card used the multi image stamp from the 'Waratah' stamp set. This time I used very strong colours to colour the flowers as I wanted it to really stand out. The colouring was done with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. The layers were done with Tattered Lace dies.

Thank you for the visit.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A wonderful gift!

I had the most amazing post today. This amazing hand-sewn bag was sent to me by Jan from Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy!!!! I can't not  thank her enough for this kind gift. I love the cat fabric and the bag is so well made, thank you so much!!! 

Please visit Jan's blog and see her wonderful creations!!
Thank you Jan!!!!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Hello Foxy Digital stamps

Time for another super cute set of digital stamps from Beccy Muir. This set of digital stamps is called 'Hello Foxy' and you can find this and more in Beccy's Shop

You will find inspiration from the rest of the design team on Beccy's Place Blog. There is also a monthly challenge and free image for you to play with, so do pay a visit.

My first project using on of the fox image from the "Hello Foxy" set  is a wall hanger. The background is a piece of mountboard which has been painted with a green shimmer paint. The fox image was printed on a sheet of A4 white card, coloured with alcohol markers and cut out. The sentiment was also printed from the " Hello Foxy" digital set. The leaves were die cut and coloured. 

The second project using "Hello Foxy" digital set is a card. The second fox image from the 'Hello Foxy' digital set was printed onto white card and cut out with a square die. The image was coloured with alcohol markers. The background was made by embossing a piece of green patter card and then inking over it. The sentiment is from the 'Hello Foxy' set as well.

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, 5 February 2018

New creations

 It's been a lovely productive weekend. Made these samples using dies bought from The Works in Royston. Really had fun using different techniques for the different toppers.

If you are looking for some new dies that are not very expensive , the give the works a try.

Thanks for the visit and keep warm!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Bear Hugs

Bear Hugs is the latest digital set to be released by Beccy Muir. I love this bear, he/she is so adorable!!!  As always 'Bear Hugs'  and many more digital and polymer stamps can be found in Beccy's Shop. You will want to visit Beccy's Place blog, to see what wonderful creations the rest of the design team have come up with . 

My card was a relatively simple to make. I printed the 'Bear Hugs' image and one of the sentiment on a sheet of A4 white card and then coloured it with alcohol markers. It was then fussy cut and added to a blue polka-dot card  added frame around it. It is quite a large card and I am really please with the combination of colours. 

Thanks for the visit and have a great day.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Slugs and Snails projects

Time for another great release by Beccy Muir.

This time it's an adorable set of photo-polymer stamps called 'Slugs and Snails'.  You can have a great deal of fun with these cut images! You can find the Slugs and Snails stamps along with many others in Beccy's Shop. Please take time to visit Beccy's Place blog to see what amazing creations the rest of the design team have created. 

If you have any questions about how I created any of my cards please feel free to ask. All three cards were stamped with the images and words from the 'Slugs and Snail' set and coloured with watercolours. They were cut out and mounted as shown. Lots of different dies were used in all three cards. On the first and third card I used the splatter technique in the backgrounds. 
Really had fun working with these image!!!!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

My Neighbourhood set

Happy New Year to everyone! Hope this year will be a happy and peaceful one for all. Time to share a new digital set of stamps from Beccy Muir. This incredible useful and versatile set is called 'My Neighbourhood' and come with lots of great images you can use on their own or combined like I have done. 

For my card, I combined the church, shrubs and the balloon  ( from My Neighbourhood set) to created my scene. The scene was coloured with alcohol markers. I used a Tattered lace die for the backing and a Crafter's companion embossing folder for the background. The blue card I bought from The Works and it's great to using on the Scan and cut machine.

The is so much you can do with this set. Find more inspiration from the rest of the DT on Beccy's Place blog. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

My first box frame

Made some time to play in my craft room today. This is my first box frame and I am pleased with it. The background is a card from Hunkydory. The wooden letters are from The Works in Royston, which have been painted and edges with chalk ink. The letters have a really lovely shimmer as I used Imagination crafts starlight paints. The key, heart and bird die is from Sizzix and have been layered multiple times to create depth. 

Really hoping that the people it's made for will like it and not find it too simple. 

The year started with an unexpected trip to the vet yesterday. Skipper got trodden on accidentally :(
She is ok but was really 'High' on the pain meds!!! lol  It was so funny to watch. :)

Hope the rest of the year will be a peaceful one!!!! 

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Christmas card commission

Not had much time to do a great deal of crafting for myself these last few months. Started working part-time but ending up doing a lot more than I had anticipated. :) Did get a few commissions for Christmas so had to fit them in and this is one I am particularly found of. The background paper I have had in my stash for many years and it finally came in handy. lol  The dogs are stamped images form the Tim Holtz  set. The lap is a die from Tonic, the sentiment  and sprig are from The Works, the which background by Tattered lace and the fence is a die I  bought on Amazon. 

I am working on New Years day to will like you wish you all a very
 Happy and Peaceful 2018.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Last lot of Christmas cards

Finally completed all my Christmas cards!!! It has been such a busy six months all my craft projects have been put on hold till the very last minute. 

Hope you are all ready for the big day. Skipper is conserving her energy by sleeping the days away. 

We will like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018!!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Birthday card

Hope you have some sunshine today. This is one of my latest makes. It's a birthday card for a little person who turned 3 yesterday. 
Still working on my Christmas cards. Have half done just need to get a move on with the rest. I bed a lot of you have made yours well in advance. 
Have a great day.