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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



Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Mid-way Inspiration for Creative Inspirations

 Hi everyone,

I'm back!!

I hope you are all well.

We have broken the back of the work that needed doing in our new home, including a brand new craft room for me😊 There is still more work to do, but we can pace ourselves now.

Today I am sharing a mid-way inspiration card for Creative Inspirations. The theme is........

Summer Sun

 The Paper Shelter are sponsoring us for this challenge and have kindly given us this image to play with called Stylish at the Beach


I have coloured the scene with distress reinkers.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Clothes: Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet

Sand: Brushed Corduroy


The shape of the card has been cut with a Go Kreate die. Tucked behind the image is some currugated card which I have dipped in a clear stazon ink pad, sprinkled on some shabby white frantage and heat set it. All the embellishments are from my crafty stash.


The prize for this challenge is:

3 images of the winners choice 


That's all from me today, but I will be back a bit later in the month.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx


Monday, 10 May 2021

New 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

As you would have read in my previous post, we have finally moved house. I am taking a little break from card making whilst we sort ourselves out and to buy some lovely things so that I can design my new craft room:)

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

I have coloured up another of the new Magnolia Tilda stamps called O'Birthday Tilda. As always I have coloured her with distress reinkers.



DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Top: Victorian Velvet

Trousers: Speckled Egg

Presents: Speckled Egg, Victorian Velvet


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


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx










Wednesday, 5 May 2021

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

I am sorry that I have been a bad blogger, but we have had quite stressful time with the house move and it has taken it's toll, but I am happy to say that it is looking like we will be finally moving to gorgeous Wiltshire on Friday, hopefully we will be exchanging contracts today. 

Today I am sharing a card for the new challenge at Creative Inspirations. Our challenge for the next two months is.........

The Season of Spring

I have coloured up one of the new gorgeous Tilda stamps. This one is called Flowery Tilda, isn't she lovely?

I have painted her with distress reinkers and sprinkled a little shabby white frantage around the outside of the image, finishing off with some flowers, lace, pearls and an organza ribbon bow.


DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Trousers: Bundled Sage

Top: Kitsch Flamingo, Victorian Velvet

Flowers: Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet

Grass: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

Crafty Ribbons are sponsoring us for this challenge and the lucky winner will receive a selection of beautiful ribbons.




That's all from me today.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx



Saturday, 10 April 2021

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. 

Today I am sharing a card for the new challenge at Ally's Angels, as always the theme is.......

Anything Goes

I have coloured up another of my favourite old Maggies, this one is called Tilda with Hanging Rabbit and I have painted her with distress reinkers.

The butterfly and butterly border have been cut from Joy Crafts dies and the papers are by Maja.


DI list: 

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Dress: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke

Boots: Victorian Velvet

Rabbit: Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick


This is the fabulous prize that Ally is offering to the lucky winner:


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. 

Today begins a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Ally's Angels.

I have seen lots of beautiful slimline cards on social media and decided to give it a go. I don't think it turned out too bad for my first attempt. Most of my crafting stuff is packed away ready for the big move, if it ever happens!!So I had to make do with what I have.

This gorgeous lady is a stamp made by Stamping Bella, she was just the right size for the card.

I have coloured her with distress reinkers.


DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Dress, Shoes and Headband: Victorian Velvet

Flowers: Picked Raspberry, Lemon Yellow (Zig), Bundled Sage

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

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Stay safe.

Hugs

Gina xx

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

Today a new challenge begins at Creative Inspirations and the theme for the next two months is ....

Lace and Pearls

Well that's a nice easy one for me:)

We are very lucky to be given an image by our sponsor All Dressed Up. This sweetie is called Magic Wand. I have used a mixture of Zig pens and distress reinkers to colour the image.

Colour list:

Skin: Natural Beige, Oatmeal, Beige (Zigs), Worn Lipstick (DI)

Hair: Light Grey, Green Grey, Natural Gray (Zigs)

Skirt, Bows and Top: Victorian Velvet (DI)

Stars: Mustard (Zig)

All Dressed up are giving the lucky winner 2 images of their choice

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

New challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are keeping well. We are getting closer to the big move, we still have loads more packing to do, but it is half term next week so guess what we will be doing??

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

As valentines day is nearly upon us, I decide to make a card with the theme of love.

These cute characters are a stamp by Dreamerland Crafts called 'Walk with Me Hand in Hand'.

I have coloured them with distress reinkers and used pebeo gum to create the dots. 



DI list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick

Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs

Shirt: Bundled Sage

Braces: Forest Moss

Trousers and Hat: Gathered Twigs

Shoes: Hickory Smoke

Cardigan: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany

Dress: Bundled Sage

Leaves: Gathered Twigs

I just love the pretty heart die, which is quite old now, but it's made by LaLa Land Crafts.

All the pretty embellishments are from my own crafty stash.

This is the fabulous prize that Ally will be offereing to the lucky winner:



That's all from me today.

Take care and stay safe.

Hugs

Gina xx


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