Thursday, 28 November 2013

My Little Tree

Good evening to all my friends and  followers. I want to also welcome Audrey my latest follower thank you for following my Blog and I hope you continue to enjoy my posts.

Tonight I'm posting a card with a LOTV Christmas stamp. This is a stamp I bought Christmas 2012 and didn't get round to  stamping it up. Well at long last I've finally got round to it. I decided on traditional colours and  a touch of black to  give it a slightly different look.


Card Recipe

Blank Kraft Card Hobbycraft
Papers LOTV
Stamps LOTV My Little Tree and  Music stamp
Coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Wild Honey, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage, Black Soot and Antique Linen
Sentiment Stamp LOTV Grunge Christmas Sentiments
Dies Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and  Circle
Quick Kutz scalloped flower circle
Leaves and Berries Wild Orchid Craft
Reindeer Die cut from ebay
Red Mesh Trim Live and  Love Crafts
Snow white Viva pearl pen
Hessian Trees with buttons and Black Card from my stash
Hope you are all enjoying a great week and enjoy this traditional Christmas Card.  Have a great Friday and  weekend . Hope you all make time to do the things you love.
I'm entering this card in Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Red, Green and  Gold and Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes . (Although I must add I'm not having a lot of luck in these challenges.  I don't seem to have got the hang of what they are looking for or its just there are some great crafters out there much better than I am. However I'm not giving up just yet.)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Pink and White 'Little Holly'

Good afternoon everyone hope you have had a good week and managing to keep warm its been freezing here in the North East all of the week.
Today I'm posting a Christmas card I painted the image for last week when on holiday. Its a LOTV Christmas stamp quite an old one and I've had her for a couple of years but still love the image. That is what I like about LOTV they never seem to date.
I've used water colour inks again and beginning to quite like them. I also managed to get some new Watercolour paper which is a lot whiter than the Langton Hot Press I had been using.  Its called Classico 5 RKB Fat Pad if anyone is wanting to  use watercolur card.
This is a picture of the inside of the card and the tag I tend to decorate the inside of shaped cards as they are difficult to put inserts into.

Card Recipe

Blank shaped card and Holly Frames Craftwork Cards
Pink paper Melissa Francis
Stamp LOTV Little Holly
Painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Antique Linen and Mustard Seed.
Music stamp heat embossed in Silver from LOTV
Sentiment Stamp LOTV Grunge Christmas Heat embossed in Silver
Lace Bakewell Market
Organza Rose trim and  Pearl Bead Trim my local craft store Boyes
Ribbon Live and  Love Crafts
Charm from Ross Papercraft Show Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Dies Spellbinder Squares
Memory Box Snowflake Corners
Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
Flowers, Berries and  Metal Corner Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment inside the card Kaiser Craft embossed in silver
Metal Hanger Live and  Love Crafts
I hope you enjoy this card bit unusual for a Pink Christmas card although I've just spotted one on todays post on the LOTV Blog. Hope you like my new hanger for hanging the cards onto to  photograph its really lovely and makes it easy to  position the card I hung it on the back of a door!!
Hope that you all are looking forward to a great weekend I'm hoping to make a serious start on Christmas Shopping tomorrow but if I set myself to do this I generally find  nothing I like . So fingers crossed everything lovely and  suitable jumps out at me !!
Enjoy whatever you have planned.
I am entering this card in the LOTV monthly Challenge Pink and White, Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Lace and Pearls and Crafty Sentiments Challenge Christmas.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Cracker and Beresford Dale

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers. Its been a while since I posted anything as I've been away on a weeks holiday in the Peak District . Had a great week and did some lovely walks. So first I'm posting a photo of the glorious autumn colours in Beresford Dale near Hartington. I hope you enjoy the photo.

I would now like to welcome my new follower Viera. I am so glad you have joined my blog Viera and I hope you  continue to enjoy my posts.
My main post today is a Christmas Cracker I have made. I bought the templates from Which Craft at GNPE Harrogate and have decorated it to my own vintage design. I am quite pleased with the finished cracker so if  I have any spare time might make some more.


Cracker Recipe

Blank card cracker template from Which Craft UK at GNPE
Papers Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland
Holy Paper and Border 12 Days of Christmas Kaiser craft
Twine Live and  Love Crafts
Card from my stash
Edges of papers distressed with Tim Holtz paper distressing tool
I hope you enjoy this festive post and have a great week I hope to get a card finished shortly so hope to post it soon. I'm just going out now to pick up some candles as I now have a commission for  another two of the Christmas Candles I posted a couple of weeks ago.



Friday, 8 November 2013

Silent Night Holy Night

Good evening to all of my friends and followers this is a quick post . First I wanted  to tell you all that I have  had one of my cards posted on the LOTV blog I was so excited when they contacted me on Wednesday to say they were featuring my card on their blog for Theme Thursday . Some of you may have seen it if not this is the link My post this evening is a card I made for everyone at our Craft Group to make yesterday. Its a bit different for me and its using perfect pearls. I bought  them after having a demo  done for me by Barbara Gray at Harrogate GNPE in March.
I've used a lovely Woodware stamp Bethlehem.


Card Recipe

Bethlehem Stamp Woodware from Ross Papercraft show Eston
Gold Mirra Card
Black gloss card
Gold Perfect Pearls Clarity Stamps GNPE Harrogate
Versamark clear  pad
Memory Box Precious Stars Die Crafts U Love
Sentiment LOTV Grunge Christmas
This is a beautiful stamp and everyone from my craft group really enjoyed  making it yesterday . The black and gold works so well.
Thank you to all of you who have commented on my recent cards I do appreciate you taking the time. We have been to the funeral today for our friend Eric who sadly died last week. As funerals go it went well it was a lovely service. We will miss him.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you have planned and keep crafting.



Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Vintage Christmas

Good Morning  hope all of my friends and  followers are doing well and keeping warm its been freezing here this week.
My post today is a vintage card from a Pion image I bought at the GNPE the background is also a Pion design These are made is  Sweden and the quality is excellent there are a couple of places stock them I got mine from Which Craft but Live and Love Crafts also sell them. The colours are very rich and they are beautiful designs. The sort you stroke !!


I've used a Tim Holtz  paper distress tool to give the snowy edges.

Card Recipe
Papers Pion Wintertime in Swedish Lapland
Sentiments LOTV Grunge Christmas embossed with white WOW embossing powder
Cheese cloth edged with Liquid Snow and  glittered with Glamour Dust
Ribbon vintage seam binding Live and  Love Crafts
Flowers and  Berries Wild orchid Craft
White Gesso to paint  large flower
White topstitch thread and sewing machine
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week  and  find time to craft. Finally I have a question for Lorna my latest follower you seem to have disappeared from my followers is this intentional I do hope not and that its just a computer blip.
I am entering this card  in Live and  Love Crafts November Challenge


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Christmas Nativity Angels

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers hope you are all looking forward to a great weekend.
My post today is a card using the LOTV stamp Nativity Angels I have coloured it  with watercolour distress inks and used some very pale colours for a different look Christmas Card. I love the image its another one of my favourites from this years release.

Isn't this just the most cutest image !!

Card Recipe

Blank 6x6 Kraft card Hobbycraft
Papers Docrafts 12 days of Christmas
Card Tim Holtz
Stamp LOTV Nativity Angels
Sentiment stamp Kaisercraft from GNPE
Ribbon and blue flowers Boyes my local craft store
Cream Roses WOC painted with Gesso then glittered with Glamour Dust
Leaves Marianne die painted with Gesso and  glittered with Glamour Dust
Blue Pearls Kanban
Image painted with Distress Inks, Picket Fence, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass,
Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Wild Honey onto Langton Watercolour Card.
Sewing Machine  with White topstitch thread
Wooden Angel Hobbycraft edged with Glamour Dust
Lace just seen from Dainty Crafts Washington
I love water colouring and this Langton card is good but I haven't yet found a watercolour card that's really white if anyone know s a brand that is a really good white I'd love to hear from you.
I promised  in my earlier post this week that I would show you the candles when I got them bagged up this photo is OK but the cellophane has not come out well in the photo but you can see the matching tags and  the overall idea.

Now something different .Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon at Wynyard Hall celebrating my friend Ian's retirement. We are all ex work colleagues and had a great afternoon and the lovely expensive Champagne Ian treated us to made for a perfect afternoon. This is us all having lunch.
A long post today but hope you enjoy reading it. Have a great weekend and  keep crafting .