My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Friday, 30 November 2012

Walk in Wonderland (in a different colour)

Well what a white frosty morning today has been and it still is here in our little corner of Lancashire and did you know by any chance that it was Lancashire Day on Tuesday of this week, no neither did I until a friend on face book told me fancy that we have a day to celebrate Lancashire, good I say as I'm am after all a Lancashire lass born and bred. Enough of that for now as it is nearly dinner time and I am now thinking of cheese Mmmm Lancashire cheese maybe! my mum used to cook it under the grill on a plate then put it on some fresh crusty bread Ahhh those were the days! Before I go and hunt out some of that deliciousness from my childhood I thought you might like to see this card that I made like the other one from Monday only in a different colour using the same Walk in Wonderland stamps.
Bye for now off to get my lunch before venturing out in the frostyness!!! Lol x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Time to Dream

Well better late than never I guess! time to dream? Hah! I don't think so, what is happening to my weekends? Blink and you miss it or that's just how it seems to me, gone, finished, over with and no time to catch up. More birthdays, more babysitting, more shopping and no time to finish off anything crafty, whatever next?  I did manage to finish these two cards last night after a very hectic kind of day then only to discover that my camera had gone on strike without any warning, how annoying is that, I did manage to take a couple of pics but they are not that good.....
 I have used Distress ink pads black soot, tumbled glass, stormy sky and picked raspberry to create the background. All the images have been stamped in Memento black and are from Walk in Wonderland stamp sets.
A Quickie Glue pen and crystal glitter has been used to highlight the main image.
On this card I used black soot and tumbled glass D I pads, grey Promarkers and a Sakura turquoise Glitter Pen to colour the main image.
The embossing folder is Crackle from Creative Expressions
Well I think that it is an early night for me after such a whirlwind of a weekend, can't believe it's been and gone and I think that it will happen all over again next week when it will be my youngest grandsons Christening on Sunday, how is one ever supposed to catch up with the time that keeps on getting away??????
Sheilagh x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sunflowers or Daisies ? Plus a little Sunshine

Hello to everyone out there this grey and miserable day,  thought we could all do with a little bit of sunshine so for the last few days I have been working with two sets of stamps by Papermania Signature Sunflowers and Build a Sunflower. On the first card I changed the flower into a daisy to match up with the beautiful daisy  design background paper that reminded me of warm sunny summer days lol, when was that I asked myself??? anyway I just like daisies...

Bring Me Sunshine
I have stamped the build a flower with black Memento ink and coloured lightly with a Pen Touch Permanent white pen and a yellow Promarker, and then I have used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to give the flower a glazed look. The background panel has been painted with Peeled Paint Distress ink

You Are My Sunshine
The yellow background panel has been embossed with a Couture Creations folder and then lightly sanded back to reveal the lighter colour core of the card and then I added Stickles yellow glitter glue to highlight some of the design. The sunflowers have been stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with Caramel, Pear Green and Tulip Yellow, ribbon and Card Candi to finish off. The Dies for both cards are from Xcut and Marianne Creatables
Hope you all have a good day, I feel much brighter now after having had a little burst of sunshine he! he! : )
Sheilagh x

Monday, 12 November 2012

A new Arrival & Here Comes santa

Hi to every one and can I just tell you we have a new arrival in the family, our Grand Daughter Holly was born at 2am on Friday morning almost two weeks early and weighing in at a respectable 7lb 4oz and a head of lovely dark hair and not just because I am her Nanna I might add but she is absolutely gorgeous a little rose bud : )
so here is a photo of her taken yesterday morning after cuddles of course......
Okay if I can stop myself brooding over this little darling and being all cooey and gooey  then I might be able to show you what I have been up to with these lovely IndigoBlu stamps "Here comes Santa", yet another must have set of Christmas stamps. The background was created with Distress Inks Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire, the trees, sentiment and Santa's sleigh have all been stamped with Archival black, the moon and sentiment have been embossed with Versamark and clear powder and the snowflake border has been embossed with silver powder. The die cut snowflakes are from a Cuttlebug Die and I used a Quickie glue pen and added some glitter to the trees and background.
On this second card I made using the same stamps I have stamped the snowflake border in black Archival then coloured in with Distress inks Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers, the Christmas tree and presents  have been embossed in silver powder and then coloured once again with the ink pads.I have added glitter to the background and tree with the glue pen but this photo does not show it very well at all

I think that I had better get a move on and get a card made for our new arrival, yes I'm a little late I can here you all say but she was a little early, not due for a couple of weeks and of course you always think you have plenty of time lol! NOT!
Sheilahg x

Monday, 5 November 2012

Buttons and Flowers

Hi to all,  gosh today has really gotten away from me just don't know where the day has gone and boy is it feeling cold I think that is why my brain just won't get into the right gear not to mention the headache that's been building all day, oh well not to worry have my tea, take a tablet and I'll be fine but before I do any of that here is what's on offer to show from this weekends attempts. The theme is buttons and for this I have made my own background stamp and this also made the backgrounds that I have punched the flowers out of, I used red and blue ink pads, ribbon and lace, red spiders web for the bow, Spellbinders dies for the corners and label which were cut out of Kraft card and of course small buttons which I have added to make the centres in the flowers. Along with the card I thought I would make a matching gift bag.......

Ink pads I used.....
Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries Distress Ink pads and also a Memento Ink Paris Dusk.
The flower punches are Woodware Daisies in different sizes.
Off now to have my tea or should I say cook tea for everyone else. keep wrapped up if you are going to venture outdoors this evening for bonfire night, myself will be indoors where it is warm and cosy eating chocolate maybe...
Sheilagh :)