Sunday, 9 February 2014

My funny valentine (song title)

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing OK & coping with the weather? Thankfully, here down South, although windy & rainy there hasn't been too many reports of flooding - although our garden has had a bit of a battering from the wind!

I've had a few good days allowing me some crafting time but can't say the same for this weekend. Frustratingly, I have spent most of it, in & on the bed dealing with pain issues and concentration.  I tried doing some colouring today with my Speccies but Oh my word, even a two year old could colour better that what I did! After four attempts I gave up (and sulked and had a tantrum and stamped my foot - of course, all in my head- hehe!)

Anyway, thankfully the card I am showing you today was created at the beginning of the week & suffice to say, even though not brilliant, the colouring is a whole lot better than today's attempt I can tell you!!

...looking a bit orangey here but true colour in more like the bottom (close up) card. The red card that you can see on card base & around image has been coloured using spectrum noir pen. I didn't have red card that matched the pens so improvised by colouingr just what you can see.

Close up - room for improvement colouring wise just need more practice! After image was completely dry I painted on some clear gloss varnish on the balloons and Humprey's intended lady's shoes!

Red card created usings CR11 Spectrum noir pen
White heart ebossed card from Hunkydory
Humprey's Corner collection love & hugs stamp set from Crafter's Companion
Duraclear gloss varnish by Americana From HobbyCraft
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir pens
(CR11, CR10,CR8 from reds set)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s):

Crafter's Companion - Clean & Simple (8/03)
Electic Ellapu - From the heart (15/02)
TTCRD - Anything goes (10/02)
My Craft Creations - Anything goes (15/02)
Ladybug Crafts- Be mine (27/02)
2 sisters Challenge - embossing (07/03)

So, there you have it, my little creation for Hubby on Valentine's day! It'll be no surprise though as the amount of times he caught a glimpse of it in the making - and again tonight whilst blogging about it! Men, huh? hehe

Until next time, stay well & safe :)

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Feeling Crafty Challenge # 25

Good Morning all, 
this morning starts with a new challenge #25 over at Feeling Crafty Challenge & this months sponsor is our fabulous
Avril Watson, one of our lovely DT members & from 'Crafting in the bedroom' blog. 

The prize she is offering the winner of this months challenge is 
2 Memory box dies - Honeysuckle Vine & LaRue Flourish

So, onto our challenge - for this month we would like you to make a card, a scrapbook page or a project using the following


Here is my card:


Cream, white & black card from my stash
Black organza ribbon from stash
Sentiment stamp from Hobby Art Ltd
Pearls made from Pearl Cosmic Shimmer
Topper from my stash (apologies as can not remember where purchased from)

So, ladies & gents, it's now your turn to come up with some gorgeous creations! Please visit our Feeling Crafty blog for some fabby inspiration from our Design Team members.

Looking forward to seeing your entries!

Until next time,