Saturday, 18 February 2017

OMG - more goodies

      Well I've been shopping again - well sort of - I have had some things on order for a while  but they have only just started to arrive .As a result I have a mass of new things to play with ........when I get the time . To go to my craft room I feel that the housework has to be All done ( well that's the theory anyway!) But tennis often gets in the way .... and now we are about to go skiing so I am starting to plan the packing ..... so you can see why nothing gets done in any shape or form .
      Anyway here's some of the things that have arrived this week -
So Suzy Stamps

Wplus9

indigoBlu flitterglu kit
I did however manage to make a birthday card for a tennis friend who is a very good artist - so at least I did have some fun in the craft room - which still needs sorting desperately .
totally Tim Holtz
I masked off the areas - blended distress inks then did stamping with the same distress inks - first and second generation stamping .The flowers in the foreground were stamped with versafine  (a navy colour )to give some depth to the card but keeping it one layer.I then splashed some gold shimmer in drops over the card.
      Hope you all have a good crafting weekend .Feel free to comment- I love hearing from you all😄

Friday, 10 February 2017

Card -50th and goodies (more)

Morning blogland -I live on the East Coast of Scotland and woke up this morning to snow ! Which is pretty unusual- only a scattering mind you -but still very pretty ,Sadly now virtually gone but is absolutely freezing here - so a day for staying indoors and hopefully into the craft mess -oops mean craft room
Here's a card I made yesterday ,

It was a friends 50th and she is a tennis coach so the original idea was for a tennis related card but in the end settled on Wimbledon colours .The set used was clearly besotted stars and Tim Holtz -numerics - I wish there was a die set to go with these
The inks were from SSS (simon says stamp )As you can see I tried to ombre the two colours ,not as successful as I had hoped - hey ho
The other photo is more goodies from Netherlands -Art journey - set is called Natures Flowers - I have wanted this set for years after I saw a card on pinterest and looked up the blog- heres the link
https://herminesplace.wordpress.com/tag/stempelen-stamping/page/7/
She makes the most amazing cards - well artwork - there are some seriously talented people out there
Clearly Besotted/Tim Holtz
Art Journey
thank you for taking the time to have a look and feel free to leave a comment - its lovely to read what you think good or bad or for advice

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Ooops more goodies

Oh dear its confession time - I have made several purchases from the USA and this is the first one to arrive so that means I have even more new  NBUS to play with ......and worse still I have at least 5 stamps sitting in a basket at Simonsaysstamp -eeeek I blame CHA so many new goodies to tempt you .These goodies are from PapertreyInks .The botanical set was an anniversary re release .I had tried to buy this set literally years ago and had even contacted PTi begging them but they had no plans to ever re release , I am so over the craft moon that they have arrived ....So as they say all expensive things come to those who wait !! Now I need to get on and use them and not just shove them in a box of other NBUS goodies - better go and make some cards and enter a few challenges to boot .
PapertreyInks