Wednesday, 21 June 2017

way to go

hi everyone
popping in tonight with my completed kit and clowder pencil class project for June.
this months class show you how to add special effects to your projects including how to create the glow around the planets and the night sky. 
for this class I have decided to go with one of my own images: 
Astronaut (rubber stamp retired) by Lili of the valley.
I just love the end result.
I have to add colouring with pencils is so different to using copies or distress ink but I have loved the challenge and here is my finished project


I'm looking forward to next months pencil class. 


link to my colouring journey

thanks for stopping by, looking and for any comments you leave

have a lovely evening, enjoy and craft happy, Ann


Thursday, 15 June 2017

birthday wishes and pencil class

hi everyone

quick post today to share my completed project from May's pencil class at kit and clowder
really pushed myself with this but throughly enjoyed it.
kit and clowder colouring journey




the stamp is by Connie Fong

looking forward to today's release
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

just to say

good morning and welcome to my share for today

this is my second DC creation in conjunction with Lili of the Valley's Facebook challenge titled
"Summer" 

for my card I have chosen to create a cas card and I have used one of the new release stamps Alice-ice cream and I have coloured her with prismacolor pencils (a new addition to my colouring medium). lots still to learn.


I hope you will join us for this challenge as always Lili of the Valley are offering some lovely prizes.

here's what I have used:
6x6" white base card
paper from my stash
dies:
tonic circles
Marianne (can't remember the name)
stamps:
all Lili of the valley
Alice-ice cream
wavy sentiments
sketchy wishes
ink:
memento: espresso truffle
prismacolor pencils:
white, eggshell, light peach, peach, burnt orchid, hot pink, pink, light green, dark green, cobalt turquoise.
pink satin ribbon
stick on gems.

thanks for visiting my page.
have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

treasured times: Baby Girl & Baby Boy

good morning crafty friends and welcome to todays share:
two simple cards for a baby girl and boy in a cas style
the images are by lili of the valley

my images have been coloured with distress ink and I have used a few new dies, a little ribbon and a bit of bling to complete my cards.




I have kept my colour palette very simple using just a couple of colours.

here's what I've used:
6x6" white base card
Fabriano 5 water colour card
pink & blue card (crafters companion)
dies:
creative expressions: new arrival stuffed animals
stamps:
Lili of the valley: baby with bunny, baby companion set and sentiment stamps
distress ink:
Baby Girl
vintage photo, tattered rose, aged mahogany, spun sugar, antique linen, weathered wood
sakura glitter pen
pink stick on gems
Baby Boy
vintage photo, tattered rose, broken china, mermaid lagoon
sakura glitter pen
pin flair pearl wand
blue satin ribbon

to my new followers I'd like to say:
welcome to my little crafty patch

all it leaves me to say now is:
I hope you all have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann

Saturday, 10 June 2017

happy birthday

good morning everyone 
thanks for stopping by and visiting my share for today
I have a cute birthday card that's in-conjuction with Lili of the valley's Facebook challenge titled:
"Summer"
 for more info on how to join in click the link:


and here is my DC contribution I have used midsummers night


I have coloured this little cutie up with distress ink
here is what I've used:
6x6" white base card
papers:
fabriano5 water colour paper
lemon craft papers
stamps:
Lili of the valley: midsummer night and circular sentiment
Lavinia stamps: fairy script background
inks:
memento: espresso truffle
distress re-inkers:
broken china, fossilised amber, spun sugar, walnut stain, vintage photo, aged mahogany, antique linen, tattered rose.
sakura glitter pens
wild orchid roses
pink satin ribbon 

I do hope that you will join in with this months Facebook challenge.

welcome to any new followers 
all it leaves me to say now is:
have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann


Thursday, 8 June 2017

new home

good morning crafty friends

a new home/new adventure card to share today.
I have coloured up New Adventure from Lili of the valley and I have used my distress ink as my colour medium.




I have used a 6x6" white base card, paper from my stash and also used a little craft card and velvet ribbon to compliment my paper.

for anyone in the north west Lili of the Valley will be at crafting live at the Bolton arena this weekend and hopefully I can restrain myself from spending a fortune lol.

all it leaves to me to say:
have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann
thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

special wishes

good morning crafty friends
poping in with a quickish post for today.
a cute card using my newly acquired prismacolor pencils (cheeky break from the colouring class) and I have coloured up Mermaid 1 from lili of the valley
 she is so adorable
and I've added a few die cut embellies (magnolia) and some embossing powder.




I am currently doing this months pencil class over at Kit and Clowder and thought I could brave it and use my grandchildrens colouring pencils


and realised that I needed the right stuff so I searched the internet and found a site in the uk that sell prisma and other brands of pencils: colouredpencil.shop (prompt service too) and now I just need a sharpener and then I can crack on and complete this months class.

all it leaves me to say now is:
have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann
thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 29 May 2017

congratulations Lianne & Robert

good morning everyone

today's post is sharing another part of my crafting
Wedding Flowers
I started flower arranging years ago when I started a flower arranging course at collage and really enjoyed it. But I enjoyed wedding floristry the most and my thirst for more knowledge began. I managed to source some very helpful books and DVDs and my floristry journey began. over the years I have designed quiet a few bouquets, button holes and corsages for friends and family and today I am sharing the flowers I made for Lianne and Robert McCoy.

the stunning Bride Lianne and very proud father Gary Cooke
my friend and work colleague.

Bridesmaids

Mother of the Bride

Groom


Lianne's bouquet before all the bling was added




the flowers look so real its hard to believe they are all faux silk
a vibrant waterfall design.
thanks for stopping by.
have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann


Sunday, 21 May 2017

baby girls christening

hi and good morning everyone 
welcome to my share for today
a christening card for a baby girl using lili of the valleys 
baby christening and church on the hill




my images have been painted with distress ink
and I have used a few of my dies from my stash
my card is 7x7" white base and I have done a little fussy cutting and die cutting on my coloured image. I have also duplicated my image on the inside of the card.

thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave.

have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann