Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Hi folks sorry I've been a bad blogger, I have been crafting I made a card with my new free stamps just used two of the sets. I have made this to send to the magazine as a thank you card for pulling my name out.
I  cut a cente stepper card out and did some masking to stamp the wording background. Then I stamped the fish image and coloured with promarkers. I then glazed the fish, unfortunately it doesn't show up on my photo. I added a bit of net to finish.
I have also been crafting of a different sort, Last week I found a little house that had been put in a skip just near my house. I thought what a shame to throw it away, so rescued it. It was in a sorry state with a tiny bit of straw stuck to it's roof and just markers pens drawn on it to make it a thatched type cottage.
So I set to with some sandpaper and a tub of gesso, acylic paint and some rubber stamps. I have made it into a beach hut for some little mice.  I hope you like it. I've taken a few pictures of my little garden and my flowers.

I stamped the mice but have drawn the lifebouy and the bunting this picture is before I gave it a door.
Silly me haven't saved a picture with the door. Thanks for calling by, happy crafting hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Free Crafting Goodies.

I had a lovely surprise on Saturday morning. Hubby came in with a packet for me and asked what I had ordered. I hadn't  I had done the crossword in my last months Cardmaking and Papercraft .I had totally forgotton about it and  to my surprise had won. Lovely fishing stamps, 3 sets all by Woodware called. Casting The Bait, Gone Fishing, and What a Catch. Also included was a Sakura Glaze pen and Colourbox
chalk inks Big Top lovely free crafing Goodies.
 Haven't managed any crafting this weekend as we have been busy with Maddison here and Fathers day today. I'm also busy tomorrow as I have to go back for another Kidney blood test it was really low last month so fingers crossed it's improved. I can do without anything else being wrong. I still have my appointment with the Neurologist yet next month.
Hope you have all enjoyed your weekends.
See you soon Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Somethings happened while I was not here.

Is it me or as something happened to all the blogs we followed?  My list seems to have disappeared and I can't see what everyone as been up too. All the pictures have disappeared too. Is there anything I can do to get them back?

I have three card to show you all today. I have been rooting out images that have been in my box for ages, also bits of papers to use up. This card uses one of Creative Expressions ladies stamps, I borrowed this one from my friend and stamped on to paper. The left hand side of  my background was ripped out of a magazine then stuck to a small piece of backing paper . The right handside of my card was a tiny piece of glittered card. I have used a Marianne die and added some lovely pearls. The tiny blue flowers were the ones I stamped and made a card with a few weeks ago.

This second card is made with a stamp I borrowed about 6 years ago . I coloured it with H2os , this is mounted on another scrap of backing paper . I have added the new Tattered Rose Dragonfly and glittered it. In the background is the Joy Vintage flourish flower die .

The last one today is made with scraps of paper again and a Warren Image that was in a bundle I won ages ago. I also used a Newwlie Sneddon die, added glitter and ribbon and of course some lovely gems.
Hope you are all having a bit brighter weather today than me. It's miserable and wet here and also rather cooler. I'm off to find a cardigan to put on. Happy crafting . Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 10 June 2013

Wow what a great week

Wow what a great week Sunshine and my darling Maddison for  a whole week, well 10days to be presise. Had a lovely time , although she was at school most of the time. But she was fun, she's 5 years and got a real sense of humour. We had lots of giggles and she was as good as gold. I asked if she was missing her Mum, who had gone off on holiday without her. Something I can't get my head around. She said no she loved being at our house and seeing her Daddy for a whole week.
Have lots of cards to show you. The first two are Zentagled, this is the first time I have tried this and am hooked.

Sorry about the lobsided photo
The next two cards are a digi stamp I found them in a box I think I coloured them about two years ago. Thought I'd better make them into cards. Do any of you do that? I start something then see something else and go off on another tangent. On the first one I have used some bridal lace from when I was working that would have been thrown in the bin. I was like a magpie I couldn't bare to see and of it being thrown away . One mans rubbish is another mans treasure. For the background I used a mask and inked through and stamped over with a set of very large swirl stamps. They are called build a swirl stamp by Prima marketing.

For the second blue fairy I have cut two die cuts and cut them in half and put them behind to make a larger shape.
The next two cards were made using some papers I have had ages and are trying to use up.

The last card is using Krafty hands new Cd Summer of 59 which is all ladies in sticky out dresses.
Thanks for calling by it's much apprectiated. Hope you have a good crafty week.  Hugs x ChrisB