Sunday, 31 March 2013

Something wonderful is always possible

Hello everyone and HAPPY EASTER!!!
Thank you for visiting today and I hope that whatever your religious persuasion, you will have a wonderful day, and remember, -something incredibly wonderful is always possible!!
I love this sentiment and I decided to use it on the tag I am sharing today, as to me, it fits perfectly with Easter day.
The tag is made with two different sized tags, number 8 and 10 Ranger Manila tags. They were inked with various Distress Inks. The central one was embossed with a Tim Holtz texture fade and then I stamped the butterflies from the Papillion plate in the center. I stamped the background to the larger tag with several old text stamps. The ticket is a Whimsy Stamp Set I seem to remember, the flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchard Crafts and the little heart I picked up at my local Hobbycraft shop a while back. The sentiment is Tim Holtz too. The Joy brad was a left over from a Christmas DT pack. Here are some close ups still:

Hope you will have a great day among loved ones, and don't eat too much chocolate!!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Friday Freebie Bird and Butterfly

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's freebie!
A mixture of elements this week, not very different from a few weeks ago, but that one was very popular, so I am hoping you will like this one too.
It is supposed to be Spring here in Scotland, and yet outside it's far from Spring like, so I am hoping that with these images a little bit of cheer will come your way, even if you are longing for some sunshine.

It's Good Friday today, a special day for some, a day of contemplation and thought. Whatever this day means to you, I wish you joy and happiness for the coming weekend and above all loads of creativity!!
Here are the usual pngs

The lovely bird image was a freebee from  The Graphics Fairy. And I am afraid to say I can't remember where the flowers came from, I think a freebie from Flickr somewhere...
My TOU are like usual: Free for personal use, you can sell any project you have made using the images, but please don't sell in digital form as they are.
Thank you for visiting and enjoy!!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Token of Love

Welcome everyone and thank you for visiting!
I love collage stamping and today I am sharing a stamping project made like that over at the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog. A vintage postcard stamp, made up from other stamps:
To see the full project and how I made it, please click HERE and you will be magically transported (thanks to clever Blogger gadgets) to the Blog were I share a step by step.
Hope you'll all have a wonderful creative day!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Travel Tag

Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to have you visiting again in my little corner of blog land. And like always, a very specially warm welcome to my new followers. I feel honoured that you decided to follow me!
Today I am sharing one of the enormous size 12 Ranger tags with you. I love playing with these and this time I decided to use it sideways. I may decide to turn it into the cover of a book. As you can see, it kind of has a travel theme. For those of you who are regulars here, you will know that very soon I am off to Australia, tomorrow is the day we are setting off, so travel is rather on my mind .....

Anyway, the background was created using some Distress paints (Weathered Wood), Inks, again Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet and Tea Dye. At one point the background was quite subtle with stamping in Plum and Coffee archival, but then a lot of that was covered by embellishments and spritzing with some Cosmic Shimmer and Dylusions sprays. As you can see I also embossed parts of it with a Texture Fade folder. The vocal image is a la Blanche stamp, the other stamps were from the Artistic Stamper the writing and rings and Tim Holtz the little checker board.
Like usual, I'll let the pictures tell the story:
Prima flowers, a butterfly charm, coloured with black Alcohol ink and some wired string (hard to see on this photo) which I curled around a paint brush.The word journey was stamped on some tissue paper and then adhered to a part of a Tattered Banner die by Mr Holtz again.
Here you can see the string a bit better
A lovely Prima clock
A wonderful La Blanche stamp and the backing paper was created with the help of an old stamp I had flying around, I think it was a Paper Artsy one

For the next few weeks as I am visiting my grand daughter, it is going to be a bit quieter here, but I have some projects scheduled and I definitely will come and visit as much as I can, to see what you are creating...

Well, there you have it, hope you like it and see you next time. Thank you for visiting!!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Tickets galore freebie

Hello everyone and welcome!! A specially warm welcome to my new followers too, thank you so much for joining here and I hope you'll enjoy it and will find some inspiration. Can you believe Spring has finally officially stared?
Today I have created loads of tickets for you. So many people told me they like the tickets, well here you are loads of them. I have also included a plain one, and a whole collage sheet full of them. Enjoy!

Just a little reminder of my TOU:
You may print these images as often as you like for your crafting needs.
-You may re-size and/or alter them and incorporate them into your own digital work
- You may make things with these images and then sell what you have made, as cards, mini books or whatever your creative mind comes up with. If you want to give me credit that's great, but you don't have to.
- You may not sell these images unaltered either as sheets, stickers or similar!
Well, that's it. Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone and welcome, thank you so much for stopping by!
Today I have a simple birthday card to share with you... I don't consider myself a traditional card maker really, but let's face it, sometimes we all need a birthday card, and one can't have the amount of crafty stuff that I have flying around my craft room and not make your own birthday cards right? And to be honest, sometimes I actually really, really enjoy making traditional cards. This one is for my daughter in law that I am going to see really soon (yippee). Her birthday is on the day we arrive in Australia, so I'll take it along with me. I used a stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations, the Tattered Florals set. The flowers were coloured with a mixture of the new Tim Holtz acrylic paints and Distress inks. The sentiment was computer generated.

I stamped the stamp onto some old 7 Gypsies paper I had flying around, trimmed around it, distressed the edges and darkened them a bit with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, matted onto a bit of white and then a larger bit of the same paper and finally mounted it all onto a bit of matching light blue card stock and embellished wit a few pearls.
Well, that's it, thank you so much for visiting and see you next time.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Spring Garden Journal page

Hello everyone, welcome and I am so happy you decided to visit today.
I am sharing a journal page over at the Artistic Stamper , using some of the very cool new stamps sets, one of them by Katie Fox who many of you will know from The Craft Stamper magazine and some of the Tim Holtz Blue Print stamps.
Here is a little view:
To see the whole project, just click HERE
Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Green is the New Blue

Hello everyone, welcome and so lovely to see you here, A special welcome of course to my new followers.

The other day Butterfly from Words and Pictures posted a little hanging made from a Kaisercraft MDF piece. I loved the idea and being the stash hoarder that I am, of course had quite a few of these tucked away in the bottom of a drawer waiting to be turned into a mini book one day. Feeling inspired I decided to create a little hanger of my own, so here is my version, in what seems to be rapidly becoming my new favourite colour, namely green.
The little board was coloured with some Fresco Paint colours, I only have a few so I added some Golden fluid acrylic colours into the mix too. Texture was created with a Dylusions stencil, and the stamp is Graphics 45.

Here are a few close ups still:
Some flowers sprayed with a mix of Cosmic Shimmer Sprays, a bit of lace and a Tim Holtz pen nib

Sewing Machine charm from The Ribbon Girls and some background stamps from my stash

Like usual, the raised bit were high lighted with Treasure Gold
Well I hope you like it, these colours remind me of Spring,  just can't wait until it will get a bit warmer and sunnier here in the north. Thank you for visiting and just to let you know that I  so appreciate your comments, thank you for always taking the time for that!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Fashionable Stamping Challenge "Swirls"

Hello everyone and welcome. Lovely to have you visiting today.
I am very excited as I was invited to be guest designer over at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is "Swirls" this week.  To see the full project, please head over to the blog. The lovely ladies running the blog provide amazing inspiration every week and I feel most honoured to have been invited to join them on this occasion. And of course if you want to join in the challenge, there is even a super prize to be won every week....
Thanks for taking the time to come by here and hope you will have a great creative day!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Memories of times gone by

Hello everyone, here we are, it's the weekend and what a busy week it has been! Today I am sharing my final project for Snazzys this month, using up the last scraps of paper from the wonderful Engraver Collection by Prima which was our DT Pack this time round. To be honest, there is not much left to be seen of the original papers, but I used them, I promise, as well as the stamps and flowers that come with the collection..
Hope you like the hanger I made, and of course like usual, a full description of this project can be found on the DT Blog

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will have a wonderful and creative weekend!!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Friday Freebie A Rose is a Rose

Hello everyone and welcome to you all!
Friday already again and here in Scotland it has actually felt like Spring once or twice.
Here is today's freebie, all about roses, for who does not love roses??

The paper is sized to 6" x 6", but of course you can print it to any size really. As I usually do I have made all the elements into a matching set. Hope you find some use for it.
My TOU are the usual, free for personal use, anything you make with them can be sold, but please do not sell the elements unaltered in any form.
Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!! I'll be back in two weeks time with another freebie.

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