Sunday, 24 July 2016

A Bit Of Spanish Colouring

Hello crafty friends!  I hope you have been having a wonderful weekend . . . ours is grey and dismal, but hey ho, it is what it is.

I'm sorry for my sporadic posting of late, but there has been a lot to sort out lately - I will not bore you all with the details, heck, I'm bored enough for all of us - I'm hoping things will be back to 'normal' (whatever that is), after the 29th, but I'm not holding my breath!  However, all's well health wise and that's the main thing.

Today, I used one of the panels I took with me to Spain to colour.  I do this because I don't like to carry huge amounts of crafting gear with me, so I just stamp and print some panels and take a handful of pencils with me and just colour them in to make cards with when I return.  This is one of those panels.

Self explanatory I think.  It is one of the printed panels.

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Meeting New Friends

Hello lovely friends!  As a lot of you will know, the famous Darnell is over here in dear old blighty for a visit with some of us UK blogging buddies and yesterday it was I, Linda and Pat

Here is a picture of all of us.  From left to right, Pat's DH, Darnell, Linda, Linda's DH, Pat, Me and my DH was taking the picture.

It turned out that Linda and I live, not only in the same city, but only about ten minutes drive from each other and we had never even met in blog-land - what a truly small world it is - we all spent a wonderful five hours in each other's company and laughed and talked non-stop for all the time we were there.

We were sorry to have to break the happy gathering up when it was obvious that the staff were waiting to throw us out!  Our time together seemed way too short, but what little time we had was very very sweet!  Darnell is as warm, funny and generous in real life as she is on her wonderful blog.

I will leave you with just one picture of myself with Darnell, as I know that Darnell will want to tell you all more about it on her own blog

It just leaves me to say, thank you so much Darnell for coming all this way to meet up with us and I hope the rest of your stay is as wonderful as our time together and have a safe journey home, you lovely, funny lady!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

Hello my lovelies.  I hope you are having a wonderful day so far.  Today I have a card for my good friends' Loll and Bonnie's CAS Mix Up Challenge and this month they want to see, stamping, markers and your choice.

For my choice I used a vellum die cut.  First I will show you my card and then, for those interested, I will explain what I did below.  Here it is then.

First, I made a plain card base, then I cut a slightly smaller, scalloped rectangle with a Tonic set and a plain, smaller rectangle again from the same Tonic set.

Next, I scribbled markers on to my Penny Black 'Passionate' rubber stamp and spritzed with water a few times and stamped it down on to the smallest rectangle.  While that was drying, I adhered the scalloped vellum panel on to the card base.  Then, once my focal panel was dry, I adhered it on to the front of my card.

I finished by stamping the sentiment from Hero Arts 'Hello Sunshine' stamp set and added a few sparkling clear sequins.


I couldn't decide which sentiment to use, so I stamped a selection from the set on to acetate and tried them on the card to see which looked best, that way, you can see in advance whether the sentiment you choose is right for your design and you have no mistakes to try and redeem!

Have a truly wonderful day my friends, until the next time, happy crafting!
Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!