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Wednesday, 3 August 2022

New 'Anything Goes' Challenge Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine if you are in the U.K., although I feel we could do with some rain now to top up our resevoirs, rivers and water our garden plants. It would also be nice to see some green grass again!

Anyway today we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the theme for this month is......

Anything Goes

We are kindly being sponsored by All Dressed Up for his challenge and were lucky to receive an image to play with.

There was no question, she had to coloured in pink! I have used distress inks to paint her.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, antique linen
Dress: Victorian velvet

I must confess I haven't bought any new crafty goodies for quite some time, so all my dies are oldies. They are a mixture of Lala Land Crafts, Crafters Companion and Joy Crafts.

The flowers, lace, ribbon and heart embellishments are from my own crafty stash.

As mentioned earlier, All Dressed up are sponsoring us this month and will be offering the winner TWO images of their choice:





That's all from me today.

Take care and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx



Sunday, 10 July 2022

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying the warm weather in the U.K. at the moment. 

We have a new challenge at Ally's Angels this evening and as always the theme is........

Anything Goes

I have just made a start on my Christmas cards, even though the sun is shining brightly:) This sweet stamp is a real oldie. The stamp is made by Flower Soft from the Moments in Time collection  and is called Let it Snow.

I have used distress reinkers to colour the scene, I really love the cold hues of blue and grey together.

Around the outside of the image I have sprinkled some shabby white frantage to give the effect of falling snow.

The papers are from my stash and I have painted some white gesso around the edges just because I love the look of it on winter cards.

Again the dies I have used are very old ones which are a mixture of magnolia and joy craft dies. 


The distress inks I have used are: Hickory smoke, weathered wood and black soot.

Ally is giving away this gorgeous stamp to the lucky winner:


Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs 
Gina xx



Wednesday, 6 July 2022

New challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. After all the rain we had last week, I have heard a little rumour that summer is returning:)

Today we a have a new challenge begining at Creative Inspirations and our theme this month is.......

Summer Sun

These two cuties are having fun out in the summer sun. The stamp is by Dreamerland Crafts and is called 'Feeling Good'. 

I painted the tree, bushes and path myself just to set the scene using distress reinkers.

The ribbon, flowers and lace are from my own crafty stash.


D.I. list:

Girl: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, victorian velvet

Boy: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, gathered twigs, walnut stain, weathered wood, hickory smoke.

Bike: Pumice stone, hickory smoke.

Scenery: Gathered twigs, shabby shutters, forest moss.


This month's prize is from Crafty Ribbons. The prize is this selection of colourful ribbons:



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx

Friday, 10 June 2022

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

We have a new Anything Goes challenge beginning at Ally's Angels this evening.

This card was created for my son and his new wife who were married last weekend.  The gorgeous stamp is by Dreamerland Crafts and the papers are by Maja.

For the heart which is peeping out of the top of the image, I cut a heart die then covered it in lace.

The tags that are attached to the flowers are from a LOTV set of stamps which have been heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The lace, flowers, heart charms, pearls, ribbon and heart embellishment are from my own crafty stash.


For the sentiment I cut a heart shaped die, stamped the sentiment with a clear ink pad, sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and heat set it. 

Tha card stand was cut from a Joy Crafts die.


The lucky winner will win this gorgeous stamp.



Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx


Wednesday, 1 June 2022

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and if you are in the U.K. I hope you enjoy the Jubliee clebrations and the extended weekend.

Today we have a brand new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations and the theme for this month is.......

Masculine

We have a brand new sponsor this month and she very kindly provided the DT with a set of digis to play with.

I find it incredibly difficult to create anything masculine, but came up with the idea of creating a pop up box card. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. 

To create the card I followed the you tube video by Nicky Hall. It's super easy as there is no measuring involved! 

The map style papers were a set I had in my stash and everything else is from the set of digis.




The link below will take you to our talented sponsors gorgeous digis.

The winner will win:

2 sentiment sets or 1 image set.

If anyone wants to play along there are some free sets here.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx



Tuesday, 10 May 2022

New 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I'm back to share to my card for the new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Ally's Angels.

This month I have made a criss cross card, you might have guessed it, but I love making this design:).

I chose to colour up a whimsy stamp called 'Dolly' for this card and coloured her with distress reinkers.

The gorgeous papers are by Maja, I've had these in my stash for quite a while, but didn't want to use them.

The card stand was cut from a Joy Crafts die and the tiny tags are from a set of stamps by LOTV.

The pearls, lace, pearl trim, flowers and ribbon are from my crafty stash.


DI list:
Skin: Vitnage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick
Hair: Antique linen, walnut stain
Coat: Flowers and Shoes: weathered wood
Dress: Weathered wood,antique linen
Flowers: Scattered straw, weathered wood


Below is the sentiment. I have stamped the it with a versmark clear ink pad, sprinkled on silver embossing powder and heat set it.


Ally is offering the prize below to the lucky winner



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting:)

Gina xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

New challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

Today there is a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and this month our challenge is.......

A Sketch


The Paper Shelter are very kindly sponsporing us this month and have very kindly given the DT an image to play with.

This very cute stamp is called A Well Kept Garden. I have coloured the scene with distress reinkers.


Di list:

Gnome: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke

Toadstools: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black, Gathered Twigs

Grass: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

Watering Can: Hickory Smoke

Butterfly: Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet


The lucky winner will win three images of their choice.




That's all from me today.

Happy Crafting:)

Hugs

Gina xx