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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

New Challenge At Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week.

Today we have our final challenge of 2021 beginning at Creative Inspirations and the theme is.......

Christmas Time

I recently went to a wonderful craft fair and bought this Whimsy stamp which I think is adorable. The name of the stamp is Polar Bear's Christmas Tree. As always I coloured the image with distress reinkers.


The falling snow is shabby chic frantage which is sprinkled around the image and heat set from underneath. For the lying snow I have used some faux snow by Crafters Companion.

The sledge has been cut from a Joy Crafts die which I have covered with twinklets. I have also sprinkled twinklets onto the flowers to give them a lovely frosty look and added a couple of faux snowballs. Just peeping out from the flowers are two tags from LOTV which have been stamped and embossed with silver emobssing powder.

The card stand has been cut from a Joy Crafts die.





For the insert which slides out of the top of the card I stamped up a Polkadoodles sentiment, and once again used some silver embossing powder. The two tabs at the top were cut from a Tonic die.

This month Crafty Ribbons are sponsoring us. You will receive the lovely selection of ribbons below from them.




That's all from me today, thank you for popping in.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Happy Crafting:)

Hugs

Gina xx


Wednesday, 10 November 2021

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

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

I have coloured up another of the new LOTV stamps called Christmouse Bauble. I think it is so cute and was a real delight to colour up.

I have painted the image with distress reinkers and sprinkled some shabby white frantage around the outside. I have also used some glamour dust on the bauble.

The papers are by Maja.


DI list:

Mouse: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky

Bauble: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Black Soot

The poinsettias were cut from a John Next Door die in coordinating papers. I added some twinkets to the leaves for some sparkle and placed some silver stamens in the centre. The silver twigs were also cut from a John Next Door die. To finish it off I added some white die cut branches, silver berries and two silver jingle bells as well as a blue organza ribbon bow.

Ally is offering the prize below to the lucky winner


Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx


Wednesday, 3 November 2021

New Challenge At Creative Inspirations

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. 

We have a new challenge beginning at  Creative Inspirations this morning and our theme for this month is ............

Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive

Our challenges are now changing back to monthly.

All Dressed Up Stamps are very kindly sponsoring us this month and we have been given a wonderful stamp to play with. This gorgeous stamp is called Christmas Skate and I just loved colouring her up. As always I have coloured her with distress reinkers and sprinkled some shabby white frantage around the outside of the image. I have added some glossy accents for the ice.


I made a criss cross card for this challenge and used up some papers I have had in my stash for a while.  I have added some snowflakes (John Next Door), gathered lace, pearl string and trim, white organza ribbon and a couple of ice skates charms, which seem to have gone a bit skew whiff in the photo.

For the flowers I have added some paper roses which have been sprinkled with twinklets to give them some extra sparkle. I have also added some twinklets to the snowflakes. There is also a pine cone, some berries and stamens and to finish off a couple of die cut branches (Sue Wilson).


The sentiment pulls out from the top of the card. I have embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and added two book marker tabs (Tonic) to to the top, tied some silver twine and added a couple of grey pearl gems.

The card stand has been cut from a  Joy Crafts die.

As mentioned above All Dressed Up are sponsoring us this month and the lucky winner will win two images of their choice.

That's all from me today.

Stay safe and well.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx




Sunday, 10 October 2021

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

Wow, time has flown by once again and I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted, time is just getting way with me at the moment.

I hope you have all been enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having here in the U.K. this weekend.

 This evening I am sharing my card for the new Anything Goes challenge at Ally's Angels

I have coloured up one of the brand new Christmas stamps from LOTV, I just love this cute mouse. The name is very aptly named Christmouse Holly.

I stamped the mouse onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper and cut the bauble shape with one of the dies from the Crafters Companion watercolour christmas snow globe die set. The image has been coloured with distress reinkers.

For the snow I used some of the Crafters Companion faux snow.



DI list:

Mouse: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick

Coat and Berries: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Holly: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters


The poinsettia flower has been cut from a John Next Door set of dies. I added some twinklets to the leaves and some stamens to the centre. The fir cones, stamens and berries have had some white gesso painted on them.


Ally is offering the fabulous prize below to the lucky winner:


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx


Friday, 10 September 2021

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.

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

For this challenge I have made a tent card and coloured up 'Wapped Bouquet Tilda' with distress reinkers. As we are fast approching autumn, I've gone with a slightly autumnal theme.

DI colour list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Liptstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Trousers: Bundled Sage

Top: Antique Linen

Bouquet: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade


The papers are by Pion and the embellishments are from my crafty stash.


Ally is offering the gorgeous prize below to the lucky winner:



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Take care and thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

Well it continues to be a busy time here in our new home, but the good news is we are coming to the end of the decorating. We have decorated every room including having a new bathroom installed in three months except the kitchen and dining room, that is the next project, but it's a big one as we want to take down a low bearing wall. We are currently in talks with builders and kitchen designers so hopefully that should be under way in the next few months, I am dreading the mess though!

Back to to the task in hand, we have a new challenge for September and October beginning at Creative Inspirations and the theme is...

Fabulous Fall or Happy Halloween

I decided to made a shaker card for this challenge. I stamped up Tiny Townie Autumn Loves Autumn which is a Stampin Bella stamp and coloured her with distress reinkers.


DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Top: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy

Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Fired Brick

Toadstool: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen


The papers are from The Hobby House.

All the embellishments are from my crafty stash.


Our sponsor for this challenge is 



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx




Tuesday, 10 August 2021

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

Well what has happened to the summer? We have had so much rain here in Devizes these past few weeks. I have been trying to paint the fence in the garden and I keep getting rained off, still it's not all bad as it means I can slope off to my lovely new craft room.

Today I am showcasing my card for the new challenge at Ally's Angels and as always it is 

Anything Goes

For this challenge I have made a criss cross card.  The image I have coloured up is an old Whimsy Wee stamp called Rosetta and painted her with distress reinkers.


Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Trousers: Bundled Sage
Top: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Wings: Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold
Flowers: Dried Marigold, Bright Yellow (Zig Pen)
Leaves: Bundled Sage

The leaves and swirl have been die cut in peach card, dipped into a versmarak clear ink pad and I sprinkled on some shabby white frantage and heat set it with my heat gun.


The sentiment pulls out from the top of the card. I have added a couple of tabs to the top and threaded some ribbon finishing off with a couple of peach pearl gems.

The sentiment has been stamped with a stazon clear ink pad and I have added some gold embossing powder.

The stand has been cut from a joy crafts die in coordinating peach card.


The lucky winner will win this fantastic prize from Ally:



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx