Monday, 10 February 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #250 - Love

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Time again for another Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  (Didn't that fortnight go quickly?!)
Maike is our lovely Host and the Challenge is - Love is All you Need.

As always, you may create whatever you like, it doesn't have to be a card, as long as it follows the theme.

Of course, I have created another card for this Challenge.



This is another fairly simple card.
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Lady Like 6.5" paper pad.
Really love this collection .. so pretty!






The branch die is from the Wildflowers #1 set by Tim Holtz and the small flowers are by Little Birdie.



I added a mix of prills and micro beads amongst the little blossoms.



The 'Love you" flair was created with a greeting by K'craft.
I mounted it onto a couple of layers of cardstock for some extra dimension and then covered it with Glossy Accents.



This is not a traditional Valentines card as Hubby and I don't really 'do' Valentines, it will simply be used to send our love to whomever we decide to give it to.

Hope you enjoyed my project and would love it if you would pop over to the CCM blog and take a peek at the fab creations by my Teamies!  I'm sure you will be inspired to join in with the Challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #250 - All You Need is Love

Thank you so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you leave for me.

Enjoy the rest of your day and have fun with your crafting!
Take care and God Bless.

oxox Marg

Monday, 3 February 2020

Gauges & Prills - A Guy Card

Hello everyone!!  Thank you for stopping by my blog and
hope you are having a wonderful day.

  Just a quick little post to share a card I created for my oldest son's Birthday last year. 
 
 

The base card is made with black cardstock, and the paper was a piece left on my desk from another project.

The fabulous gauges were a free printable from the net.  I simply mounted them on a piece of chipboard which had been cut to size and then clear embossed them.






A touch of white embossing was added to the background, and then I added the Textured Subway diecut (made with black cardstock) and the circles chippie (by Scrapmatts).  Building up a bit of grunge and texture.









For more texture and interest, I added a sprinkling of black and white prills.  (I do love my prills  for adding that lovely touch of grit and grunge)

The Happy Birthday tag was taken from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.



Done and dusted!!

Thank you so much for your visit and the lovely comments you leave me.  I really appreciate it immensely!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Take care and God Bless.



Monday, 27 January 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #249 - Black & White

Hello dear visitors and welcome to another CCM Challenge.

Glenda is our lovely host this time around and the Theme is Black & White!

As always, you may create anything you like as long as it fits the Theme!

I have created a clean and very simple card.



It is difficult to see but, the background paper, from Kaisercraft, has an embossed pattern on it.


So glad I didn't throw out the scrap of watercolour paper left over when I die cut this Wildflower for a previous project.  Turned out to be the perfect topper for this card.





The circle greeting is also by Kaisercraft.  I simply mounted it onto a few layers of black cardstock for a little dimension before attaching it to the card.





This would have to be the simplest (and quickest) card I have ever made and yet .. I like it!!

Would love for you to pop over and take a look at the fab creations by the rest of the Team.  So much inspiration to be had.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #249 - Black & White!

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!
Take care and God Bless.


Monday, 20 January 2020

Art Journal Page - Find Your Fire

Hello sweet peeps and welcome to my blog.  So nice to have you stop by.

I've been rather slack with my blogging lately and thought it was about time to get a bit more active here.  I have still been crafting on a reasonably regular basis and do have a few things to share so I'm starting with this Art Journal page.  Made this quite a  long time ago so, hopefully, I will remember what products I used.


The base of this page is dp by Tim Holtz and I know I added the colour with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals.  These gorgeous little pots of powdered colour are a fave of mine.  So easy to use and absolutely gorgeous!







Lots of stamping with the Harlequin stamp by Kaisercraft and a crackle stamp by Prima ..






 .. and a piece of jute ribbon for some tactile texture along with a mixture of prills and microbeads.

Added a scattering of ephemera for extra interest ..






.. and topped it with a fabulous cogs and gears chippie which has been heat embossed with black, bronze and teal embossing powder.
The title was computer generated and mounted on a piece of heavy card.
To finish off, I did a bit of doodling around the edges and used a watercolour pencil to add some extra lines of interest around the page.

I so enjoy getting messy creating these kinds of pages and I have a few more of them to share at a later date.

Thank you so much for your visit and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.



Monday, 13 January 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #248 - Anything Goes

Well, hello everyone and a very happy new year to you all.

This is the first Challenge of the year for Crafty Cardmakers and so it was decided to start our year off with an easy 'Anything Goes' Challenge.
Our fearless leader, Lin, is hosting this one and there is also a one off prize on offer which was donated by the lovely Kim.

As this Challenge is Anything Goes, I thought it the perfect opportunity to share some of the Amigurumi dolls I crocheted recently.

 The patterns for all of these dolls were freebies from the net. 
 This is the Kelly Doll and, if you are interested, you will find her pattern HERE.  She is made with 4ply yarn and I used a 1.75mm crochet hook.
As you can see, her beret is removable ..
.. as are her bag and jacket.  Her top, pants and boots are part of the doll and cannot be removed.
For her hair, I have used a super bulky yarn called Hometown USA by Lion Brand.  I actually split the yarn in two before hooking it to the head.

I made this doll a couple of months ago and cannot remember which pattern I used.  A touch of old age I think .. LOL!!   I do know that I used 8ply yarn for this one with a 2.00mm crochet hook. 
The dress is tied at the back with a couple of bows and is removable.
I love the hair on this doll.  It is also made with a super bulky yarn but I had this in my stash for quite a while and have no idea what brand or type it is.  Once it was hooked on and cut, I simply fluffed it out a bit.

This doll was also made with the Kelly Doll pattern.  She is slightly taller as I added a few extra rows to her legs and I also gave her a different jacket.  It is so easy to adapt these patterns.  If you want a different look to your doll, simply add a few rows to make them taller or, you could also add a few extra stitches to change the shape.  Just make sure you adjust the rest of the pattern accordingly.
Her jacket is also removable and her hair is made from the same yarn as the first Kelly Doll.  Different colour obviously!  LOL!
I actually added a little nose to this doll and I think I might continue to do that for any future dolls.  I kinda like it!!  Might even decide to try adding a mouth .. won't hold my breath for that though.  Can be a bit tricksy!
I love these boots!  Sooo cute!!

Please pop on over to the CCM blog and take a peek at the fabulous creations by my Teamies.  I'm sure you will be inspired to join in!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #248 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am going to make an effort to post a bit more often as I have been very slack lately.  Life gets in the way at times doesn't it?

Have a wonderful day!
Take care and God Bless.



Monday, 30 December 2019

More on Christmas - 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Spent mine with family and, although some loved ones were missing (live too far away), it was still fabulous!!
Thought I would squeeze in a final post for the year to show more of the Christmas cards I created.  These cards use the same techniques and embellishments as shown in my previous post, HERE, but they are different in size and shape.

These two cards are exactly the same as the ones shown previously except that they are square, not oblong.
 Same process as before.  Simply using distress inks to colour the strips of paper and then adding similar embellies.  The die cut branches (embossed on the edges with gold), the twine, the berries (cut from cheap Christmas decorations) and the handmade greeting.


These two cards were also created in exactly the same way.  This time though, instead of the strips, I used a couple of  layered squares which had been inked around the edges. 


 I didn't have a lot of spare time for creating Christmas cards this year (and I left it a bit late, as always) but these cards were really quick and simple to make.  I do have a few more to share (ones made earlier in the year and different in style, but still clean and simple) but I will leave those till next year.
Sorry I have been so slack in posting and in my visits lately but, you know how it goes .. sometimes life just gets in the way.  Hopefully I will do better in the new year.

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog during 2019 and also for leaving me such lovely comments.  I really do appreciate your support.


Take care, travel safe if you are on holiday, and God Bless you all.
Love and hugs oxox Marg