Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Two days of playing around

Hi folks two lovely days of playing around and I have finished my first mirror. I have covered the mirror with a piece of paper so I could get a photo. This is the first time I have tri
ed anything like this and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
I  used gesso and painted my mirror frame then used  Eco Friendly acrylic paint colour Lake for my base coat. I then used a bit of kitchen sponge with holes pulled in. I sponged Lime and Blue Patina over. I then added a more pale jade colour. I stamped on tissue paper and coloured on the wrong side with coloured pencils. I stuck these on with melted beeswax then more beeswax over the top. In the blank places I stamped with gold paint and a chicken wire stamp also in the Patina paint with diamonds stamp. I added some frantage with white and gold powder.  The corners were covered in Croco paint and left to dry then stuck on the other two corners I embossed with gold embossing powder .  I decided to add a 3d butterfly , this was made with two different die cuts which I embossed gold also. I cut the first one out and stuck it onto my dirty wet wipe from cleaning my paint up with. I cut around this and then added some glitter. Next I added the other on top. To finish off I also decided to 3d my two flowers and painted some wax through some sequin waste and colour with gilding wax.
All of these items were new to me and I had a wonderful time being creative and learning new things.
Thanks for calling by. I hope you have been having some crafting fun to. See you soon. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sorry folks not managed to make anything yet on the crafting front. Had a busy week, last Friday had to visit Occupational Health. Then on Monday I had to go to my appointment with The Neurologist. He wants me to go for a MR scan, and another appointment to have further tests on my legs.
My appointment as just come through today for the scan the middle of August.
On a better note we are round to Friday again so my lovely Granddaughter will be here for a weekend of fun. Just hope the weather behaves it's self then she can burn some of her energy up outside.
Hope you all have a good weekend. Love and hugs. x ChrisB

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Little bit of painting.

Hello folks, it's been a little cooler here today thank goodness. Hope you've all been having fun with your crafting. I have managed to finish a little bit of painting.  Watercolour painting that is, not into the decorating sort of painting, that's too much like hard work.
I stamped my background card. I then also embossed a snowflake mask that I borrowed off my friend onto the blue card. I then cut a frame die of Memory box , sprayed it with stick and stay and glittered it. Also did the same to some Marianne snow flakes. I watercoloured Sheena Douglas's Christmas stamp with one colour of blue paint, then added just a touch of yellow in the windows. Glitted the snow and it was finished.
Off  to catch up with other peoples blogs. See you all soon. Happy crafting. Thanks for calling by Love and hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Hi on this hot sunny evening, I have been very warm this afternoon trying to give my kitchen a clean. Everything takes me twice as long these days, after about 15 mins of working I have to have at least 15mins sat down to recover. Then start all over again, still the jobs get done eventually.
I'm all Christmassy again tonight,  I made a wreath of Holly leaves for the first card. It uses just a tiny stamp of two leaves. I stamped it  once then turned it round the opposite way and stamped again. I then just continued around in a circle. for the background I just stamped the berries. I embossed the Holly leaves and added glitter to the berries.

For the second card I stamped my red circle and then my sentiment. I stamped my gingerbread man in pale brown all around my circle. After it had dryed I overstamped using a darker brown pigment ink and embossed them. The background uses two tiny snowflake stamps from the same set of Inky Doodle stamps.
Thats two more for my box, I'm determined that I will get all my Christmas cards done early this year.
Off to look at some other blogs to see what other people have been doing. Then I going to put my feet up and have an ice cream.
Hope you are all doing something nice. Thanks for popping by. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 15 July 2013

When is a stamp not a stamp.

Hello  hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. Don't the weeks go so quick? Or is it that I am just getting old.
My son asked me to make a card for his girlfriend. She works delivering the post and loves cats, so I combined them both to make her card. I'm just hoping that she likes it.

I used  a stamp I have had years for the stamp, I just love those cats posting the letters. I stamped it twice and decoupaged the bag and the cats. The cats at the bottom are Joanna Sheen stamps. I also stamped a couple more inside  along with my verse. I also used Friskers stamp punch.
Steph also likes to play rounders, so here is another card from me and my OH.

Did a pile of ironing and now off to do some more while it is cool. Thanks for dropping by, all your comments are appreciated. Hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Looking after the birds

Hello all hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine and that it's not been too hot for you. I went out shopping quite early this morning so as not to get burnt. I was lucky that I ran into a neighbour and she kindly offered me a lift home, which I was rather glad of.
This afternoon I went to visit my best friend and played with her granddaughter, had a lovely time.
I have been making some cards where the birds are being well looked after. They are all the lovely House Mouse who are so adorable. The first card is for Dad as he once had a budgie like this one.
The next two where made just off one printed sheet. I have used my Spellbinders and Marianne dies and a bit of glitter. 

I am making all my Christmas cards flat this year so hopefully it won't cost me an absolute fortune.
Have fun crafting, thanks for visiting. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Another hot one.

Wow another hot one today. My friend took me to Inspirations at Preston, we watched Sheena demonstrating and  had a lovely time but it was very hot inside and out. But we both had a great time and came home with some goodies to play with.
I tried to post some cards yesterday but Mr Blogger wasn't playing at all.
Here is another Christmas card with some lovely corners that one of my lovely blogger friends sent me.
This second card was made with a Chocolate Baroque stamp and I cut it to an oval shape and put a frame around it. I have used spellbinders dies and the heart behind the image was given to me by another friend.
My last card was made using my home made stamp positioner that I posted a picture of a couple of weeks ago.
Hope you have all been enjoying the brilliant sunshine. Thanks for visiting me all your comments are much appreciated. Happy crafting. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Round the bend

Hi folks a quick call in tonight to show you a quick card I made using  my new die.
I love all my Marianne dies they all cut 300gm card no matter how intricate they are. They never need shims or magnetic sheets to get them to cut, like some dies I won't mention. I used free paper and Hunkadory Topper and added some gems. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Make my Monday challenge

Hi folks over at Make my Monday challenge they are asking for a Christmas card in July so here is mine. I have used Sheena Douglas stamp and Spellbinders die. I used Stormy sky distress ink and promarkers to colour the bird. Added spray and sparkle and then some glitter and added a ribbon. My first completed for 2013.
Hope you've been inspired to join in. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hello all

Hello all  finally got time to sit down and have a bit of me time. I spent a lovely couple of hours actually sitting in the sun in my friends garden and having a lovely chat.
I'm posting two cards tonight, the first was mase from a envelope that was junk mail I aded some die cuts, warren the rabbit image. I stamped some seed packets which were coloured with promarkers. Then I added some stitching around the whole card and my image. I also stamped my sentiment.
The second card is a Joanna Sheen decoupage picture. I have used it differently as I wanted to put it into a frame. It is a card I have made for my friends birthday next month. Ialso embossed some Hunkadory card and used a Kanban sentiment. I added glitter to the flowers but it doesn't show up well in the photo.
Well that's all for tonight folks. Thanks for popping in. Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB