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Friday 15 April 2022

Chocolate Heaven.....

Over at Daring Cardmakers this week, the theme is Chocolate - perfect topic for all the Easter eggs I hope you will be munching on this weekend....I found this random stamp which is an old one, and just coloured in chocolate shades. The square frame was embossed into the card with a MFT die. I do like these tall slim cards, but they are so difficult to photograph!

The roofers have been and repaired the leaky roof, now the next project has to be getting the damaged ceilings decorated - which includes my craft room, which is a bit scary as it is jam packed with stuff. The walls are sound and don't really need painting, but apparently making the ceiling presentable may mean the walls will then need painting as well, which fills me with dread, although I suppose it would be a chance to have a real spring clean.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope the sun shines for you x 

Thursday 7 April 2022

Floral Frenzy

I have been playing with new supplies - I bought this Floral Frenzy stamp and stencil set by Pink Fresh Studio some weeks ago and this is its first outing! If you haven't tried this sort of crafting, give it a go, it's quite addictive and you can get so many different looks all from the same supplies. This first one was stamped and embossed in gold, then you just put the layering stencils in order over the stamped image, and apply colour - I used distress inks and a blending brush. I die cut a frame from the finished panel and popped that up with foam pads

This next one was a simple stamp and stencil one, using the new distress Saltwater Taffy for the flowers and sentiment, but I added a shimmer spray to the whole panel, so it's really sparkly in real life


This next one just used the stamp, embossed in white, then I inked the whole background with distress inks and didn't use the stencils at all......I used a mini mister and some mica gold powder to add a spray of sparkle

The last one used stamp with gold embossing,  and then stencils to layer colour, but then I filled in the background using a black promarker pen. I think this one is my favourite!

I did enjoy using these, and it's a brilliant way to colour images quickly, or make a quick card if colouring is not your favourite thing. I'm on the lookout for another set now

Thanks for dropping by, I'm always pleased to 'see' you x

Friday 1 April 2022

April Challenge for DCM

The challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers is an inspiration photo which I failed to copy, you can pop over there to see the design team samples and the photo - I took the rabbit, the long stemmed flower and the little dots as my three elements. I love this little rabbit die, it is by Alexandra Renke, and I found it on the Charlie & Paulchen German website (such pretty and different stuff there...)

 We have sprung a leak in the ceiling of our dining room, this week has been wasted spent waiting for roofers to turn up to give estimates. Some didn't turn up at all, some came and five days later still haven't sent in a quote, one came and did that sharp intake of breath/sorrowful shake of the head thing that tradesmen do when the news is not good, then gave us a quote for rebuilding the house! Then along came Ron, a cheerful 68 year old who knew what he was talking about and gave us a reasonable estimate without all the fuss and palaver the others seemed to need. Guess who got the job.......