Sunday, 13 November 2016

Hobby Art - November Monthly Special - Irises

Good morning,
Am sharing a quick little card I have made using the gorgeous new stamp set from Hobby Art.  It is the November Special and comes packed with loads of stamps.  It is really thoughtful set and can be used to make those special cards that we all have to send at some time,
Here is the set complete :
I have used lots of purple and yellow 'Wink of Stella' glitter pens, that I love to colour in with.  You can get the stamps and pens HERE from the website.
Have a wonderful day! The sun is shining here which always puts a smile on my face.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Lest We Forget

Good afternoon,
Its a really horrible grey and cold day here today.  I am home crafting in the warm, David is busy painting, the girls are at work and I have the radio on loud with wonderful music playing.  I have a few DT cards to get made, a project for work and then some cards for Hochanda for the lovely Jenny Mayes over at Hobby Art.  She will be on the tv again at the end of the month, with some beautiful stamp sets.
I found this card above, in my folder and thought I would share it today as this is such am important weekend.  This set is of course, from Hobby Art and is called 'Commemorative' and I think it is such a beautiful set.  It was drawn by the wonderful Sharon Bennet and to me, it says everything about war.  Wear your poppy with pride tomorrow, I know I will be.
Off to grab another coffee and maybe a biscuit or three!
Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge # C4C360 - In a Name!

Happy Weekend to you in Blogland!
Here is my last card as a Guest Designer for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge.  It has been lots of fun joining in each week, a huge thanks to the lovely Caz, who asked me.
So as the theme suggests, the challenge would like to see you make a card using your name or initials.  I have used a beautiful little stamps set from Hobby Art called : March Hares.  Having a name starting with the letter 'H' of course, Harvey the Hare had to be used.
You can go see the set HERE on the Hobby Art website.
The ladybird that I have stuck on the front of the card came inside a parcel randomly.  I just had to use it on my card with Harvey.  Not sure where the ladybug came from, but it was so lovely to have him arrive by surprise lol.
Here is a badge I made for one of the NEC shows.  I have coloured him in using Wink of Stella pens and have used the 'Typepad Alphabet' set of stamps for my name.  Have also added lots of 'Platinum' Stickles glitter glue, a must have with the Wink of Stella.

Am off to prep for my class and create & take class this week, lots to do so chop, chop better get on with it!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my post today.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges # C4C359 - Bees & Bugs

Good morning,
Here is my card for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge.  A great theme has been given of 'Bees & Bugs'.  This challenge is right up my street as I love both bugs and bees!
Here is the link to the blog, where you can see what the design team have created, feast your eyes HERE I do hope you can join in the challenge this week.
For my card, I have used the gorgeous 'Busy Bees' stamp set from Hobby Art. This is my absolutely favourite set of them all.
Here is my card, lots of blue and of course bees!
Here is a little card made using the set again.  This card was a make and take from Stamparama - Stevenage a couple of months ago.

You can visit the Hobby Art website HERE should you wish the bees to fly home to you.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a lovely day!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Craze 4 Challenges Challenge - C4C358 - A Sketch!

Good afternoon! Am a bit late in posting my challenge card today.  Our Sky box has been playing up and I have been without internet since yesterday.  Anyhow, its all fixed (for now), so here is my card below using the challenge sketch for this week over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.
Stamping Caz asked me to join in this month, and here is my third card.  I have used the glorious little Hobby Art 'Round Robins' set, which is definitely one of my favourite stamp sets.

The lovely design team ladies have made some beautiful cards, do pop on over to see their creations via the link above.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge - C4C357

Good morning,
Am sharing another card for the new Crazy 4 Challenge that went live this morning.
The theme is a :
"Colour wheel mix up... find your favourite 2 colours on the wheel and use the 2 colours on the opposite side of the wheel …. this will challenge you to maybe use colours you would usually shy away from."
My favourite colours are blue and green, so I have used orange and added some brown into the mix.
Here is my card :
I have used some Hobby Art Stamps called 'Orchard' and one of their fabulous sentiments.
The lovely Stamping Caz is hosting the challenge again, please do pop on over to see her card HERE.  Also the other team mates have made some stunning creations using the wheel.  You can visit the main blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping by.  Am catching up with lots of house things today and have some class cards to make, hopefully will spend most of the day crafting.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Crazy for Challenges Challenge - C4C356

Hello blogland,
It has been a good few months since my last post and I must apologise if you follow my blog regularly.  Life has taken over, its a simple as that.  I am trying to fit in designing a new blog along with my lovely part time job and DT commitments.  David and the girls come first and foremost in my life and I have really enjoyed spending the summer with them in Berlin and various outings to the beach.  Also, I have just come back from a week away crafting with lots of lovely ladies in Devon. I have now taken a deep breath lol and will try my best to post on a regular basis.
I am really pleased to have been asked by the lovely Stamping Caz to join her as a guest designer on the Crazy for Challenges blog.  Caz is hosting the challenges in October and to start with the first theme is 'Forest Fun'.  I have a little card using the gorgeous Stampendous set - 'Pop Up Forest' which I brought from Crafts U Love.
On my card above, I have used the following products :
Stampendous - 'Pop Up Forest' stamp set
Authentique Paper - ''Observant'
Bazzill card - 'Pinecone'
Bazzill card - 'Safari'
White stamping cardstock
Black Memento ink pad
Promarker pens
Hobby Art - 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment
White scallop card blank
Black Fineline pen
Sharp scissors and Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Please do join in the challenge and you can visit the blog HERE to see the other design team makes, which are all gorgeous!
I will be back soon with another card to share, I promise!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today,