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Sunday, 10 January 2021

First Challenge of The Year - Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you all all O.K. I must admit I am finding this lockdown tougher than the first one, maybe it's to do with the cold weather or the fact that January always seems to be a gloomy month. 

Today we have our first 'Anything Goes' challenge at Ally's Angels of the year.

I have colourd up one of the beautiful brand new stamps from Dreamerland Crafts called Who is My Loved One


I have used my trusty distress reinkers to colour the scene: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Liptick, Victorian Velvet and Hickory Smoke.

The heart peeping out of the top left hand corner and the ballet shoes are Marianne dies.

Ali is offering this fantastic prize to the winner:



We would love you join in with our challenge.

That's all from me today.

Take care and look after yourselves.

Hugs

Gina xx



Wednesday, 6 January 2021

First Challenge of the Year at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to share it with family and friends. Sadly for us we were placed in tier 4 just before Christmas, so Christmas for us was cancelled. Anyway I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year, I hope it's a much better year for everyone and hopefully it will bring us hope of a more normal life.

Once again I have to apologise for not posting much recently. The exciting news is that my husband and I are moving house. We have lived in our current house for 26 years, so we have been very busy decluttering and packing what we can to get ahead of the game before returning to work next week. We don't have a date yet, but are hoping it will be mid/end of February. I am down to the bare essentlials in my craft room too. 

Today we have our first challenge of the year beginning at Creative Inspirations. Our challenges have changed from monthly to two monthly for the time being. Our theme for this challenge is ......

Animal Antics

I  struggled with this theme as I don't have much in the way of animal stamps, however I came up with this



I am not sure what the name of the these cards are, but it's a form of pop up. 

The stamps are by Craft Consortium and are called Little Fawn and Friends, there are a total of 7 clear stamps. As always I painted them with distress reinkers.

To make the pop up section, I used a Lawn Fern Pivot pop up die.


To give the front of the card a bit more interest, I added a bow, die cut leaves which were dipped in a Stazon clear ink pad, sprinkled with shabby white frantage and heat set, die cut tassels and I also added some pine cones and a berry.

The papers were distressed along the edges and then painted with some white gesso.

Our sponsor for the next two months is......

 

who are offering the lucky winner a $15 gift e-card.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Stay safe and well.

Hugs

Gina xx


Thursday, 10 December 2020

New 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

Are you ready for Christmas? For the first time in many years I am nowhere near ready, I haven't even put up my tree yet, hopefully it will get done this weekend.

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

I have coloured up an older Maggie called 'Show the Way Tilda' and masked her with the Show the Way Sign and have coloured the scene with distress reinkers.

Behind the image I have placed some corrugated cardboard which has been sprinkled with shabby white frantage and heat set with a heat gun.

 The same method has been used for the die cut snowflakes, sleigh and branches.



DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Liptick

Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain

Coat, Hat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Sign: Gathered Twigs

All the embellishements are from my crafty stash.

Ali is offering the lucky winner this gorgeous Magnolia stamp:



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Stay safe.

Hugs

Gina xx





Wednesday, 2 December 2020

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Hi everyone,

WOW we are in December already, the time is going so fast. I haven't even started thinking about Christmas yet which is very unlike me.  

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

Ho Ho Ho

All Dressed Up are sponsoring us this month and they have kindly sent us an image to play with.

These adorabley cute penguins go by the name of 'Sharing at Christmas'. I have coloured them with distress ink reinkers and a touch of zig pens and added some shabby white frantage around the oustide and some glamour dust for the fallen snow. 


DI list:

Black: Black Soot

Scarves: Antique Linen, Weathered Wood, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet

Flippers and Beaks: Mustard (067) Zig Watercolour Pen


All Dressed up are offering the following to the lucky winner:

TWO images of the winner's choice


That's all from me today

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx



Tuesday, 10 November 2020

New 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and coping with the second lockdown if you are in the U.K.

This evening we have a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Ally's Angels.

I have coloured up one of the brand new Magnolia stamps called 'Christmas Angel Tilda', I think she is absolutley gorgeous. I have coloured her with distress reinkers and sprinkled some shabby white frantage around the outside of her.

DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

The angel peeping out of the right hand side and the banner are cut from Joy Craft dies and the branches are from a Creative Expressions set of dies. 

The flowers, lace, ribbon, pearl string, trim and jingle bells are from my own crafty stash.

 The winner of the challenge will win this fabulous prize from Ally:


That's all from me today.

Happy crafting:)

Hugs

Gina xx






Wednesday, 4 November 2020

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Winter Wonderland

 Hi everyone,

Sorry that I haven't been around much recently, but I have been having big blogger problems. It appears to be sorted for now so I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it is fixed.

We have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations beginning today. The theme for this month is.....

Winter Wonderland

For my card this month, I have coloured up one of the new Maggies called 'I Want to be a Snowman Tilda' and masked her with Swedish Church an older Maggie, but a real favourite of mine.

As always, I have coloured the scene with distress reinkers and sprinkled some shabby white frantage around the outside.


DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Tilda: Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Orange No. 70 (Zig pen)

Church: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

The star and spruce are cut from Magnolia dies. Once cut I covered them with glue and sprinkled on some twinklets. The reindeer have been cut from Joy Craft dies, once again I covered them in glue, but sprinkled on some glamour dust glitter.

The ribbon, jingle gells, lace, pearl trim and pearl string are from my own crafty stash.

This month's prize is from Crafty Ribbons and the first prize is lengths of each of these designs from their new Winterscene range.




That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx

Saturday, 10 October 2020

New Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the weekend.

We have a new 'Anything Goes' challenge beginning at Ally's Angels this evening and I opted to make another Christmas card.

I love this sweet Tilda, she is another oldie, but I can't resist colouring her up.

As always I have coloured her with distress reinkers.


DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Dress and Boots: Gathered Twigs

Tights: Hickory Smoke

Present: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

The snowflake border and sledge are Joy crafts dies and the single snowflake is a Marianne die. All the die cuts have been sprinkled with twinklets which gives a lovely frosty look. I have added some twinklets to the flowers too.

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

The winner of the challenge will receive this gorgeous prize:


That's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs

Gina xx