29 November 2019

Unicorn horn!

Hi Everyone, I had a phone call off one of my nieces, she asked if I could make a Unicorn horn - for her horse! First thoughts no problem, my Cameo will do that, then asked if the gala she wants it for was outside? Yes was the reply, so paper / card was no good. Then thought I would rope my SiL in, as she is great with the sewing machine. AND she had material scraps that were many years old, such as the gold lame.

Anyhow after she and I got together, after asking for sizes of the bridle, we spent a few hours cutting the pattern and then working out what shape to cut the band, she did the sewing of the band and seams of the horn. I finished the band and horn off, with it's shaping and adding the poinsettias and leaves, the SiL also had in her "scraps". This didn't cost anything but time and my Niece was thrilled with it. She asked for one for her friend too, hence 2 made.

She also told me she will be wearing a red dress with Christmas pudding on her boobs! She has huge boobs, so you can imagine what this will look like.  She has promised to update me when she does the gala. She is so funny.

Here are the photos of the horns, (their not perfect, but as a one off Christmas gala she wasn't wanting perfect - just as well LOL,)  also  the horse wearing them to see if they fit.
Unicorn pattern freebie - Creative Green Living 2017

this is her stunning horse

Niece and horse with her trial fitting of the horn

side view, need a little adjustment methinks LOL

different view

27 November 2019

Sweater bear!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for

I was lucky with this challenge theme I had lots of ideas, but, couldn't put them together. As I had stamps that I could use, that's what I went with, the only thing was, I had finished when the light had gone, just 4pm, that's Winter for you! because of that I have to apologise for the photo, taken under artificial light! I know Nordic patterns are rustic and I shouldn't have used mirror card, but the theme is "inspired by ugly sweaters" LOL.

background stamps - Crafters Companion magazine freebies
bear - magazine freebies
sentiment / robin - magazine freebies
all using Ranger Distress inks
fired earth, salty ocean, mowed lawn, seedless preserves.
red mirror card - The Range
ink - Stazon black
embossing powder - WOW clear sparkle
DL card landscape

24 November 2019

New Born / New Home

Hi Everyone, this is related to my last post, as Dorothy has a new brother Owen, he had a very traumatic entry into the world, then was readmitted with jaundice, but thankfully Mum and baby Owen are now at home and getting on well.

This is a photo of him and his sister

This is the card I made for them, I was looking on the web for ideas and came across This card. I decided to case it, I didn't have the die, so used a digital die. I stamped the sentiment inside the heart, but the ink wasn't dark enough, so I went over it with marker pen. I printed a sentiment onto vellum, then added embossing powder and heat set. I cut the heart background with the Silhouette Cameo 2. 
giraffe - Miss Kate Cuttables
embossing folder - Embossalicious Argyle pattern
striped background - Hunkydory
stamped sentiment - magazine freebie
marker pen - Spectrum Noir
drops - Nuvo Crystal Drops
printable vellum - Crafters Companion
embossing powder - Dovecraft

As well as coming out of hospital on Saturday, they moved into their new home the same day, poor man after being traumatised with the birth and my G Nieces and baby Owen's condition, had to do everything himself, thankfully my Niece was on hand to do Granny duty and move a few things too. After the birth he had to drive 3 hours pack up, drive back and move everything into the new house. Wise after the event, he said next time, IF there was a next time, LOL he would get removers to do it!
Anyway here's the card I sent for their new home.
all image and paper - craftastical
the roof was 3D'd and Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen was added to the house.

17 November 2019

2 year old

Hi Everyone, I have a card for you today that I made in September for my Great, Great Niece who was 2 years old, my Niece keeps me informed of what Dorothy does, which as she's living 4/5 hours away makes it wonderful to be involved in. I used a cat as she has one that she loves.

I had seen a technique by Jennifer Mcguire that showed how to use glitter and a laminate pouch. I had both in my stash, so had a go, the background to the cat is what happened. I was thrilled with it. I also added her name, using my Cameo and the WRMK foil pens on the bottom parcel, whilst also cutting the cat, the number and the shaped border out.
magazine freebie - cat 
border - Creative Fabrica
ribbon - stash
laminate sheet - stash 
glitter - Craftime
3D gloss - Anita's
Silhouette Cameo 2

13 November 2019


Hi Everyone my card today is late for the

I had so many ideas that I put off making my card until I decided which one - Wrong!
Anyhow last minute I thought of a crossword as I know a few men who spend their time with the daily newspaper doing their crossword. I made it up on an Excel word sheet and then transferred it to Photoshop, where I put it all together with background dp.  The pencils were then cut out on my Cameo and 3D'd onto the card. Here is the message in case you can't see it, On your birthday you need no clue, to know all good wishes are sent to you. Happy birthday.
digital paper - A Fish Design
pencils - Shelia Reid
crossword - mine

10 November 2019

S -Tabby

Hi Everyone, a card I meant to enter the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge, but too late, I've made it with a couple of days to spare, I'm so pleased.  This was the perfect image for me lately LOL. I've made a start on Christmas cards so hope to post a sample of a few soon.
Coffee Cat - Limited Runs
coloured with Nuvo Vibrant watercolour pencils
coffee text paper - sahindesigns
coffee stains - Marisa Lerin
3D glaze (not dry) Anita's

04 November 2019


Hi Everyone, I felt I had to explain my lack of visits to you all. As you may know we are carers for my son, who has mental health issues. These last many months have been particularly wearing for us, maybe our age is getting to us? Anyhow, I want to thank you for your continuing support while I have taken a step back from a few things, but comments will have to wait I'm afraid, for the time being, while I pick myself up.

I have thankfully been able to keep up with my DT work, but I have not felt like crafting and even when I do, I sit here and nothing comes to me. Lots of procraftinating! Family cards have had to be made even though nothing else happens, I make myself do them, the dreaded Christmas cards are particularly difficult this year, lesson learned - start early in the year, which is what I promised myself at the start of the year, oh! well.

I wanted to show you these few things while I'm here.

After seeing our neighbours holly tree hedge, I had to take a closeup photo of them, I haven't seen so many berries in all the 25 years we have been here, does that mean a hard Winter? there were 3 magpies sitting in it (circled)

another part of it

I have been looking for a while for matching canisters to suit my kitchen, whilst in the supermarket a few weeks ago I saw these and thought them perfect, but they didn't have a labels on them. As they were only £2 each I decided to have them and then made my own labels on the Silhouette Cameo 2 with vinyl. I'm really pleased with them.

01 November 2019

Blue roses

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for 

the image I have used today can be bought
Fantasy Fae Digi Stamp 8
Fantasy Fae Digi Stamp 8
Isn't she gorgeous? She came just in time for my SiL birthday.  I started her off with colours from the paper in Photoshop CS6, to see how they would look and was so pleased I continued with them.
image Fantasy Fae Digi Stamp 8 - Morgan's Artworld
coloured in Photoshop CS6
paper -  Summer Memory, Creative Market
font - Lefina
sequins - stash
black card - Dovecraft
skeleton leaves - leftover pieces from a die, in my stash,
coloured with Spectrum Noir markers

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