Sunday, 19 April 2015

Lazy Sunday.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I do not have a card to share today as I am returning my Mum a favour and I am going to go and help her to do her garden, best part is that my Stepdad is going to do us a Sunday dinner, nom, nom.
My laddo also goes back to school tomorrow so its been nice to spend a few days with him.
We had good retail therapy yesterday, yankee melts, cosmetics and some new skincare for me.I am keeping to my usual Nutriganics & Drops of Youth range for my night time routine but i needed a little more potent eye cream for day time and my day cream does not have SPF so i have a new day cream that contains it.
Hubby & my laddo chose the usual DVD`s and games.
I also treated my Mum to some yankee melts too, I got doubles of everything so she has the same as me.:D
Until tomorrow.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Lotsa Hugs
Nic.
xxx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Crafts & Me - On my mind.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Certain trials came to test me yesterday and so I only managed one card again!!
Today I am going out for some retail therapy.
So on to why I am here, I have this card to share which you will also find over at the Crafts & Me store blog.
There I have also posted a tutorial on how I made my rolled flowers if you`d like to scoot on over and take a peek.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges;
1.As You Like It Challenge - Fav Alcohol markers or distress inks. (quite an easy choice this time ladies, I do like distress inks for edging my papers but between the two choices for colouring it has to be alcohol markers, why..... because I love the vibrancy of the colours, the smoothness of the finish and the massive colour range you get)
2.Graph It Challenge - Week 15 - Flower power
4.The Ribbon Girls Challenge - Any image challenge - Add ribbon or lace
5.Sentimental Sundays Challenge - Challenge 254 - No sentiment
6.Crafting From The Heart Challenge - Challenge 55 - Anything goes
7.Craft Your Passion Challenge - Challenge 257 - Anything goes
8.Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - 3 of something (rolled flowers)
9.Everybody Art Challenge - Challenge 320 - Pearls
10.Fantastic Tuesday Challenge - Challenge 81 - Anything goes - add some pearls

Products used are:
Black card
Black lace
Black ruffled fabric
Pink ribbon
Pearls
Cheery Lynn flourish die
Rolled flowers (tutorial here)
Pro/flexmarkers
Doily
Distress tool

A close up of the fabulous image.

and a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,
Lotsa Hugs
Nic.
xxx



Friday, 17 April 2015

Style.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I managed the grand total of one card yesterday so fingers crossed for a more productive day today.
I do have the one card i made to share though and a very different fold too, thanks to a fab Presscut die i brought when i picked up my new bigshot.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
1.Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Challenge 37 - Use diecuts
2.Sweet Stampin Challenge - Childrens cards
3.Fantasty Stampers Challenge - Challenge 34 - CAS
4.The Paper Shelter Challenge - Challenge 199 - For the boys
5.Fab N Funky Challenge - Challenge 255 - Masculine
7.MAWWT Challenge - Anything but a square card

Products used are:
White pearl linen card
Paper Cellar papers
Presscut scalloped semi circle die
Faux stitching
Woodware Sneakers stamp
Woodware Graffiti stamp
Pro/flexmarkers

A close up of the paper pieced sneakers.

A sideways view.

And a pic to show the fold better, this Presscut die cuts it all out in one so all you have to do is fold.
I would use an heavier card stock next time though.
Isn`t it fab and unusual??
Thanks so much for popping by.
Lotsa Hugs
Nic
xxx