Thursday 24 December 2015

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Well Christmas Eve has arrived!

This will be my last post until the new year and so I'd like to say a Great Big "Thank You" to all my blogland friends for visiting and leaving comments during the year.

My card was made using  Presscut dies, Sizzix snowman stamps and matching dies and snippets of red and white card and a little glitter. The spotty paper is from my stash.

I'm taking my card to The Snippets Playground to join in with all the fun and games there.

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas and I look forward to joining in again in 2016. Barb xx

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Cuddly Buddly Snippets

Good Afternoon and Welcome

My card today is made with snippets of Papermania  paper, yellow and white card and a few bits of lace.

The image is an old one from Cuddly Buddly which I coloured with Promarkers to match the paper I was using.

 I added a bit of glitter to the dragon flies and used punches for the flower and leaves.  The clear gems I coloured with peeloff markers and the sentiment is from a set by Paula  Pascal.

I'm going to pop my card over to the Snippets Playground where it is week 208/209

Friday 18 December 2015

An Oldie on Friday

Afternoon All,

My Oldie on Friday is a card I made probably 8 years ago using a stamp I bought from Create and Craft.

I stamped the image several times, water coloured and cut and decoupaged the pieces.

I've not used this stamp for a long time so think I'll have to look it out!

I'm linking with Erika's blog Snappycrafts where she invites us to share and "oldie" on Fridays.  This is the last link up for the year.

If you decide to join in leave a comment on Erika's blog and she'll visit you too.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Friday Smiles

Morning to you all.

This is Jim.  He's the Boxer puppy at the pub where we go for our roast dinner most Sundays and often for fish and chips on Friday.

If you're a doggie person like me I'm sure this face will make your heart melt.

My hubby was lucky enough to be able to take early retirement at 50.  He took on the job of food shopping as it's something I don't enjoy.

 However for our Christmas food shop I go too and we tear the list in two and both go for it.  We're doing to main shop this morning.  We'll be popping in to see Jim and have some lunch on the way home.

All cards are sent and decorations up.  We have a Christmas Dinner with friends to look forward to on Tuesday.

I'm linking up to Annie's  blog A Stitch in time Week 150 where we share happy thoughts every Friday.

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Sizzix Snippets

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to everybody who has visited and left comments over the past few days.

I'm so sorry this the first time I've opened my laptop for almost a week.  Life has just been taking over.

I'm going to try to catch up with visiting you all over the next few days.  I will get round to everyone but it may take a little while.

I made this card a few weeks ago using a lot of scraps of card and paper and a set of Sizzix stamps and matching dies.  The background is a scrap of  spritzed paper that didn't get thrown away!

The sentiment is by Hobby Arts.

I'd like to take this over to Miss Di's Snippets Playground Week 207

Thursday 10 December 2015

Coffee and Tea!

Evening All,

I've been out enjoying myself over the past few days so I apologize for only just catching up with visiting .

The background for this card was some white card.  I coloured it with a used and still damp teabag.  I think lots of us did this before distress inks.

I stamped some splatters from a Visible Images set.  The sentiment and coffee cup are from Stamping Up.  I used Dovecraft snippets for the coffee cup, coloured the top with a promarker and added a recycled coffee stirer.

The piece of hessian and string are also snippets.  So I'm off to the Snippets Playground with my second entry.

Happy Crafting to you all..

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Eat Me Alice!

Evening All!

I'm afraid I'm running behind this week.

These are the four ATCs I did for Jo's swap where the theme was Alice in Wonderland.  As I have no Alice stamps or images of any type I had to give it a bit of thought.

I did the backgrounds, swooshing Distress inks then spritzing with water with micha powder added for shimmer.  For the table I used a Great Impressions stamp with the top masked off  before inking up and stamping.

The cupcakes are a Forever Friends stamp, coloured and fussy cut.  I stamped the sentiment and cut down the speech bubbles then added some glitter, sakura glitter pen and glossy accents for the cherries and stamped a few stars for interest.

I'd like to take these over to join in at Miss Di's Snippets Playground Week 206.

Saturday 5 December 2015

Birthday Box Details

Hello and thanks for visiting.

Several of you asked for details of the Birthday Box I posted recently.  I had a root round and came up with the sizes.  I've sketched out a template for you.

To download a copy for your own use just click the image at left to view a larger image and then right click the larger image to display a context menu. Select "Save image as" from the menu. The image file (.jpg) will be saved to your selected folder.

At least this is how it works for most Windows users - if you're using a Mac I imagine it will be something similar.

I'm so sorry that I only have measurements in cm but if you are able to print out  at full size you will just be able to cut out without bothering with measurements.  I did it yesterday and it worked fine.

Most print programs should print the downloaded file at the right size to use as a template. If this doesn't work for you then leave me a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you.

Friday 4 December 2015

An Oldie on Friday

Happy Friday Everyone.

First today I'd like to say hello to Sharon who recently joined me here.  A very warm welcome to you.

My "Oldie" card today was made  several years ago  for our friend Allan.

I coloured the background of the card with distress inks before iris folding the dolphin with silver paper.

I added a googly eye a few shells and a little glitter glue.  The sentiments are by Hobby Arts.

I'm linking my oldie up to Erika's Scappy Crafts blog where she invites us to post something crafty and old just for fun.  If you link up with Erika and leave a comment she'll return the favour.