Showing posts with label handmade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handmade. Show all posts

5 Sept 2020

Fairy Friend



Hello, how are you today? I’m continuing to stay safe and staying home. I am really missing going out, and it is sometimes difficult to work out what day it is!

For my birthday last month I received a new Fairy stamp, and this was my first play with it. I used watercolours, brushos, and added some beads in her hair. There is also oodles of glitter on this picture, but of course it doesn’t show up in the photo.

I am thinking about starting Christmas cards next, but I’ve no idea what I am going to do yet.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stay safe xx

I would like to enter my Fairy into the following challenges 
Unicorn Challenge For a Child

6 Apr 2020

Easter Wreath



I hope you are staying safe and well, in this horrible, horrible time. Easter will certainly not be the same for any of us this year. I made this Easter Wreath some time ago for Calico Craft Parts, and as Easter remains such a special time of year for so many of us I decided to still share it. More details about the wreath are on the Calico Craft Parts Blog.

I hope your Easter is as happy as it can be under the circumstances. Next Easter will  be so very different xxxx

29 Mar 2020

Isolating - lots of free crafty downloads and ideas


Crafting always keeps us sane. But especially so at the present time, when so many of us are in prolonged isolation as we are vulnerable. Lots of lovely crafty people are giving away lots of lovely goodies to download. Lots of other ideas too, I have listed them below. Hugs to everyone, stay safe xxx

Prima have a large collection of gorgeous art colouring pages to print out, unfortunately our printer won’t print on anything thicker than copy paper, but I may still give it a try!


Finnabair are holding a stay at home and make art event on Facebook

Jane Davenport has a list of Alice In Wonderland prompts for April! I am going to try and do some of those.She has a group on 
Facebook where you can share your art.



Teresa Collins  has some topical and positive word posters to freely  print out.




Julie Nutting  has drawn a gorgeous We’re All In It Together poster 

This is my effort coloured on plain copy paper, note to self must get a better printer which will take card! 


Johanna Bansford has a large collection of beautiful colouring pages available to freely download.



Belle and Boo have some gorgeous colouring pages and paper dolls to download and print



Millie Marrotta has a lovely  colouring page dedicated to the NHS.














7 Feb 2020

Alice In Wonderland


I have of course returned to creating an Alice In Wonderland whatnot again. It will be the first of many this year, as 2020 is the anniversary of Sir John Tenniel’s  birth 200 years ago. He was the artist who so beautifully illustrated the Alice books.

I turned one of Tim Holtz hare dies into the white rabbit, and several of my other Alice stamps joined him too. I used watercolours, and polychromo pencils for my colouring.I used a little piece from a paper doily to make Alice’s  apron. 

Thank you for visiting xx 

I would like to add Alice to the following challenges.

13 Apr 2019

Laugh As Much As You Breath



I haven’t been blogging much recently, mostly because I have been very unwell. But also since the google+ was removed my app for working on my blog stopped working, and I needed to wait for it to be updated. 

So I have a lot to catch up on, but for today I am just sharing my newest make which is this card “Laugh As Much As You Breath”. Created with lots of watercolours, Indigoblu stamps and fussy cutting.

Thank you so much for paying me a visit. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

23 Feb 2019

Birth of Spring


Hello how are you today? Hopefully Spring is not too far away, and this little one is ready to welcome it’s arrival!

This cute stamp is by lost coast designs, and I would liketo enter it into their challenge this month 
Hip to be Square

Thank you for stopping by xx

7 Feb 2019

Sweet Valentine Card




Hello thank you for stopping by, I hope you are well. Today I am sharing an idea for a very sweet Valentines Card, I found the chocolate hearts from Lindt, and thought they would make wonderful balloons. 

I made my card background by using aquamarkers spritzed heavily with water. I stamped the girl with balloons (minus her balloons) I also stamped a few tress for her to be flying past. Some glue dots worked well to keep the chocolate hearts in place, I am  not entirely sure just how long they will stay in place before being gobbled up!

I would like to enter my Sweet Valentine Card into the following challenges, thank you.

Penny Black Anything Goes

14 Apr 2017

Fairy Box

 
I am thrilled  to say that my Fairy Wishes Box is in this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.
There are lots of great articles in the magazine this month and a free embossing folder and a set of clear stamps!


 

 

12 Apr 2017

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

 
I made this card especially for the current challenge at Fashionable Stamping This months theme is to use the first verse from  "My Favourite things" from The Sound of Music. Of  course ever since reading this I  have been singing that song - luckily for everyone else I have only been singing it in my head!

"Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things"

I thought about what stamps and whatnots I had  to fit in with the theme. I decided to use a Kraft card for the brown paper packages, and tied a raffia ribbon for the string. For the raindrops I used a versamarker pen on a raindrops stencil, and then followed with clear embossing powder. I don't often emboss as I am unable to reach the electric plug, but someone put it on for me today, so I embossed away! I used a cat stamp for whiskers on kittens, and a window outlooking onto a rainy day. I drew a vase and a rose, to encompass the rose in the song.I added a "Happy Rainy Day" sentiment at the bottom.

It is a bit of an unusual card but my Mum is a Sound of Music fan, and she said she would like it!



29 Mar 2017

Christopher Robin

 

 Christopher Robin, Pooh, and Piglet are enjoying the Spring sunshine in Ashdown Forest. I removed  a page from  my "The World Of Christopher Robin" book, and adhered it to a small canvas. The branches wer ecreated with texture paste and detailed with paint. 
After stamping  this lovely Pooh swing stamp I coloured and  fussy cut them. I hung the Happy group from the branches festooned with die cut blossoms.

Thank you for visiting us in Ashdown Forest today.

I created this page for the challenges below

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge Books

I was very lucky to have received this recently from Frilly and Funkie



I also had a lovely surprise this week, when a project was returned to me from Making Cards, and I received these lovely goodies below, totally unexpected! Many thanks to Sally Jarvis.
 

12 Dec 2016

Magical Winter Unicorn Forest


I used a Lavinia Stamps Unicorn, and he told me that he wanted to be in a Magical Winter Forest! I decided to use a mixture of watercolours, glass beads, and gems to make a mystical home for him.

A close up pic of the frosty icicles, I love glass beads! : )

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I would love to read any comments you might have, and I look forward to visiting your blog too!

I am entering this into the Lavinia Stamps Challenge on their Facebook page.

I would also like to enter it into the following Challenges

Craft Stamper Snow and Ice

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares Winter Wishes

Vintage Journey Winter Magic


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