Hello! Wow! We are in May already! Holiday countdown is definitely on!
I've been missing in action on the cardmaking front but I have been using my time wisely! I'm in the process of creating boards on Pinterest with all my stamps and dies etc. The reason? Only so that I can see what I have in one place and hopefully take inspiration from it rather than continuing to shop for new stash!
It's no small task though!
I have been using some of my time to craft though. In the form of crochet. Nothing complex, just a big (BIG!) granny square! It's so colourful and cozy. The wool is arran weight so it's really quick and easy to work with. Here it is... get your sunglasses on!
Very little time at the moment but it's always good to get some crafty time.. time to play and be creative! And nothing beats creativity than a play with pens or watercolours.. or anything not ready made! So here we go with another little dragon.. watercolours again!
I love this stamp set! Just need to get the die cut set now to match it!
Well, now that Mothers Day is past I thought I would post pics of the card I made for my mum this year. I always struggle to find something different, or an image that is just right. I'm not a fan of pre-printed images or printed verses (although I have enough digi kits and card making software!!) but when it comes to a card for a mum it has to be as special as mums are!
So, I went for something simple outside but with maximum effect inside. And I was not disappointed by the result when my mum opened it!
Just plain and simple on the outside (Papers are just gorrrrrrjuss! Brighton Rock by Clarity Stamp)
And here is the inside! (not that easy to take a photo of but the 3D effect is really nice)
And my Mothers Day? Spoiled rotten, and a lovely meal out with my family!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend! I've been busy with family stuff, some crafty time with friends, and a bit of time spent tidying the craft room - starting to see the floor again!
I have had some time to play today though and made this little card with Birdie Banners from Concord & 9th. When I first saw this set I knew it was a must have. The little birds are so cute and the sentiments cover so many different options!
I used my Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils - first time playing with them and I'm really impressed.
Here's my card:
I'm going to enter this one in the following challenges:
Wow! It's Friday again! And it's a beautiful day here - blue skies and everything to smile about!
Even more so because, despite being really busy, I have found time to do some crafty shopping! Lots of parcels to open and goodies to ogle! Lots of lovely new fabric too!
13 Basic Grey FQs from Moda
10 Bali Batik FQs
Look at the elephant die - I had to have this set!
One extra special parcel arrived today though.. first time I have shopped with Simon Says Stamp and I have to say I'm really impressed with how quickly the parcel arrived from the States. And even more happy to see the contents! I have been trying to get one of these stamp sets from MFT for AGES!!!! It's Magical Dragons! It seems to be sold out everywhere (no wonder!)
Can't wait to have a play! I think I will try my new Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils!
Also in the package some gorgeous stamps from Concorde & 9th, and the SSS Monthly Kit! Suffice to say I was nearly dancing round the room when the postman arrived!
Welcome to the weekend! It's been a good week this week. Lots achieved (not crafty stuff). Time for some crafty stuff tomorrow hopefully.
Although I did manage a quick make today playing with Paperartsy Infusions, some gel medium and one of my new Kim Dellow stamps.
I just love the effects you can get with the infusions.. so much fun to play with!
Hello! Well, it's definitely all been about having a play today! Re-discovered the acrylic paints (Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics by Paperartsy) and got a few extra tools out.. a hot glue gun, heat gun, baby wipes and an old credit card!
And here are the results!
The baby wipe flower..
Then a card using my new Kim Dellow stamps!
Used the faux printing technique with an old credit card.
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Hello from Scotland. Thank you for you for visiting my blog! I'm Tracy, 48, I live in Bathgate, Scotland, with my husband, gorgeous daughter and three very spoiled and lazy cats. I love to craft, I've been hooked for about eleven years or so now and my main passion is anything paper.. cards, scrabooking, etc.. I also love to make jewellery, do some wet and dry felting, knitting, cross stitch, soap, perfume and candle making, play with fimo and art clay.. and generally have fun! Luckily I share all of this with my daughter!