Monday, 30 March 2020

Here I go again!

Well, I really have inundated you all with so many blog posts these last few days!
I did mention I've been very busy so you were warned!!!

These last 2 cards are my final makes .................for now!!!

I saw an Easter card challenge on Craftworld hosted by Christina Griffiths of Flowers ribbons and pearls so I decided to enter it with this little cutie!

I've had these birdbrains in my digi collection for a few years now but you can't buy them any more as the owner of the store sadly passed away about 3 years ago now.

Still, as they're digi's I'll always keep them as they are so much fun!

The background is created from distress oxides and a little paint here and there and they're layered onto an acetate circle for depth,

My next, and final card is again using images by the wonderful Julia McNeill.

If you'd like to find her online, just search her name on Facebook and here! for You Tube.

This is using a collection she called "Toadstool Tots"! the cutest and sweetest girls in Toadstool dresses around!!!

I've added a distress oxide background and, after fussy cutting some extra elements, I coloured everything with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers then layered it all up into a centre step card with dimension.

Hope you like them both :)

Have a happy day and I'll be back soon with more stuff !!!

Lesley x

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Happy 80th birthday!

Last week was the occasion of my Mum in Laws 80th birthday and she doesn't look a day over 79.....
I am so going to pay for that one!!!
She is the most lovely lady I know. She's kind, thoughtful, wise and compassionate even when she nags me!!! Which she does!!! I love her so much and I just had to make her a fab card to celebrate her special day, even though everyone is on lockdown and we couldn't go and see her (30 miles away).
If you haven't already found her in the crafty community, it could be worth your while to look up Sam Calcott - Mixed up Craft , as she does share some fab tutorials online and on You Tube and this card is from one of them.

It's a shaker card - one of my favourite projects - and it's 8 x 8, which is bigger than my normal cards.
I've used First Editions Floral Fusion paper pad too :)

I forgot to check if she received it in the post! I hope so as it was a labour of love.

My next cards were made using Julia McNeill Crafts cute digi image "Bibbles".

What a fun elephant! I made 3 cards each with a different background .

Isn't he just the sweetest?

Pop over to etsy and you can have him too, along with all the other JMC designs I use.

Have a great day and, again, stay safe x

Lesley x

Saturday, 28 March 2020


Hi everyone.
I'm sorry I've been AWOL again for a couple of weeks but it really has been a trying time for us all hasn't it. (rhetorical question!)
If you've been living under a rock, or just had your head in a bucket for a few weeks now, you'll not know that the whole world has become a danger zone with the Covid-19 Coronavirus so prevalent right now.
As we are all under global (practically) lockdown, I have had an enormous amount of time to craft to my hearts' content - and I have!
I've not rushed into anything but I've just been having fun "making" things that I like! Indulging myself before I become super busy again - more about that later!

Anyhoo, here's a little project I made using Julia McNeill Crafts goodies - Curious Wonder A4 paper pad. I had a little wooden fairy door in my stash which I bought from The Works for £2 and It screamed out to be covered in this fun paper! I loved making this as it really did bring a smile to my face!

Following this, I went ahead and joined the #G45Offthepage challenge over at Graphic 45!
This began life as a mini wooden wheelbarrow (bought at the same time as the fairy door I might add) and I turned it into a pretty wheelbarrow using the collection "Faerie Dust" by Graphic 45 and a few odds and sods from my stash.

I do have a few more to share with you but I'll save that until tomorrow as I'm pretty certain you'll be bored enough by now!!!

I almost forgot - I did mention earlier about a little news that I have - I am joining a new Design Team but I'm not yet at liberty to say who so I'll keep you all updated as soon as I can.

Ok, so, have a safe and peaceful weekend and please look after your loved ones and everyone in your community by following Government guidelines xxx

Lesley x