Saturday, 10 June 2017

Tiddly Inks DT Call

Oh My word!

I have just found out that one of my favourite digi/clear stamp companies has put out a Design Team shout-out and I am sooooooo gonna apply!

I've been using  Tiddly Inks Stamps on my creations since 2014 because they are just so cute and lovely and great fun to work with!

There are several posts here, on my blog, showing makes using Tiddly Inks stamps although I have actually made loads more but, due to my blogging hiatus, I haven't posted as many as I should have.

Anyhoo, as I haven't yet had the chance to create anything for this call-out, I am now making it my most important, top of the list, must-be-done task this weekend!

I will post my creation on here as soon as I'm able .

That's all for now as I've just been to Subway (other sandwich shops are available!) and my salad is a-calling :).

L xxx

And again!

Back again as I forgot to post the baby card!

I made this for my daughters friends' who have just had a baby girl (obvs...!)

I had yet another cute image to use from  Lili of The Valley - again super gorgeous!

This time I used 3d foam on the back of the card front to lift away from the image then added a die-cut frame around it. I think it makes you focus on the image when done this way.
I've inked the cardstock and then splashed with some contrasting colour and a sparkle pen for some shimmeriness! I die-cut a scalloped border for extra interest.

Products used :-

Unbranded cardstock, tag die and embellishment sequins/ribbon.
Ranger distress ink - spun sugar, abandoned coral
Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and blendable pencils.

Hope you like this one - I do!

L xxx

Not so sunny Saturday :(

Howdy y'all!

Yes, here in the UK we have started BST - which means it's raining!!!
So, nothing unusual in that I hear you say but, it has rained so much there is water IN MY SHED!!!
Thankfully no harm has come to any of the OH's bits n bobs but "how annoying"! It's been stood in the same place for the past 3 years dry as a bone,  and now??? Oh well, once we sell this house and move on, it won't be our problem anymore! Muahahahaha (evil chuckle!)

So, as the weather has been really horrid (and who really needs an excuse to play in their craftroom anyways?). I've been busy making wedding cards and a new baby card.

The wedding cards had to be made in black and white (by request I assure you!) and I just had to buy this uber cute Lili of The Valley Stamp - Wedding Couple which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. So gorgeous!

 The LOTV image is actually fussy cut and made into a shaker card using some sparkly hearts and sequins bechind the acetate.
The Ribbon bow card is a much simpler design - an embossed background and grey inked to soften the whiteness.

Products used in total  (most unbranded!) :-

White and black cardstock.
Textured white cardstock.
 Lili of the Valley digi stamp
Pearl lace ribbon
Organza ribbon
Silver/Grey satin ribbon
Spectrum Noir blendable pencils
Distress Ink
Printer (for sentiment and inserts)

Thanks for looking x


Monday, 5 June 2017

Happy Monday!

Good morning all!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

We went to view the new house we will be moving into as soon as this one sells - fingers crossed it'll be sooner rather than later - then we went out for brunch and a little shopping.
Thankfully, we had no rain - but today is a different story. I put the recycling out for collection this morning and was wet-through before I got back into the house - yes, it was raining ALOT!
Brrrrr, and chilly too!
Still, this is a typical British summer so we've had some sun now and I shouldn't complain!

Anyhoo, onto today's post.

This weekend, I've been busy creating a couple of cards for the Reader Tester Team over at Papercraft Inspirations magazine.
Obviously I cannot post these yet as they need to be published first!
But, I did make a lovely notelet card just because I can!
This is for using with snail-mail - sending a little note to someone is usually electronic nowadays but everybody loves to receive real mail - that's through the post and through the door!
 It's great seeing a letter from somebody just sitting there on the doormat instead of a bill or a flyer for a local take-away! Therefore, this card would be perfect to send and receive!

Products used :-
Yellow and White cardstock
Unbranded sparkly (you can't see the sparkle tho :( ) spotty card.
Tonic Nuvo markers
Scalloped square dies - unknown brand!
Coloured gemstones
Memento black ink

My photography skills are not too bright but at least the card is!!!

Hope you have a great week.

L xxx