Saturday, 28 September 2019

Deck The Halls - LOTV

I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday ... half way through the weekend already. I have spent quite a bit of time in my craft room this week. In fact I think it is the longest I have spent crafting in years. I am so happy to be creating again.



Today I have a cute Christmas card for you all. It is one of my favourite christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley. In a recent post I shared colouring it so it is good to get it made into a card.The papers are from an old paper pad by Dovecraft called Christmas Fancy and I really do love the colours - a nice modern twist on Christmas.


I have added lots of stickles as snow flakes and also on the star and around the edge of the card - I had to give it a good shake and prick the hole with a pin to get it flowing again. I have also added some glossy accents to the baubles to create a bit of shine and dimension.My poor stash has been neglected for so long. At least I am starting to show some love to me stash at long last.


I found some pretty lace with ribbon running through it which I had completely forgotten all about. I think it works really nicely with the colours of the papers and adds a pretty touch. I have been so distracted looking through all my things. I have forgotten about so many things that I own.

Challenges


I hope you have enjoyed my card today. Hopefully I will be back soon with another post and creation for you all. 

I would love it if you could comment where you love to shop for your new stash. There are so many new sites now, I feel a bit lost.
Thankyou for taking the time to visit - see you all very soon
Marcea xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

LOTV - James:Deck the Halls .... Copic Video

I thought I would share a real cute image from Lili of the Valley. It is so long since I coloured this cute little image. I will be making it up into a card very soon so as soon as I have I will share my card.

I am so happy to be back creating. I still need to refill a few of my copics but I am just going to do a few a month I think.

The inspiration for my colour choices was taken from my papers .... I love this twist on Christmas colours ... especially the dusky rose. The digi stamp is Deck the Halls and is one of the 'James' images 



I have uploaded my video to my Youtube channel also so if you haven't subscribed I would love for you to pop on over and have a look at my content.



Here is a list of my Copics that I used ....

E31, E33, E51, E53
R83, R85, RV11
YG01, YG23, YG25
Y15, Y17, YR21
BG09, BG23, YG41
C00, C3
 
Thanks for taking the time to visit .... see you all very soon xxx
#lotvdt #gifted



Monday, 2 September 2019

STAMPtember PARTY with Simon Says Stamp ... 2019 with video tutorial

Are you ready to join the best party in town ...... it’s time for the 10th STAMPtember so grab a seat and get ready to join in the fun. Simon Says Stamp have so many wonderful things for everyone this year with fabulous new products plus special offer codes that are being shared on the blogs of the SSS family. Do pop over to the main post on the SSS blog to find out all the details so that you do not miss a thing.

If you can’t wait and you want to see all the new products straight away then head over and CHECK THEM OUT!!! Don’t forget to check out my promotion though first.





I have very kindly been sent the SENDING SYMPATHY stamp set that we all need in our collection .... for those moments when we need to let our nearest and dearest know that we are thinking of them in sad and difficult times. 





I decided to try a different style card and I created an inked background using distress ink pads. I really loved how the background turned out so I think I need to invest in buying some pads for blending the ink onto my card.







After creating the background I stamped lots of the lovely foliage stamps along the bottom of the card to create a silhouette effect using Memento Ink. I used my stamping platform for the first time and it really made stamping so much easier. 




I kept my card very simple with a flower embellishment and a few flat backed pearls. This stamp set is so versatile and I think you could stamp beautiful frames with the accessory stamps, I just love them so much.

Make sure you visit the other blogs to see what treats you can discover. Also check out Instagram and don’t forget to search these hashtags to make it even easier ... #STAMPtember #simonsaysstamp

Make sure you do not miss STAMPtember® Facebook Lives throughout the month. The first one will be Friday, September 6th, at noon EDT (5pm in the UK).

Throughout STAMPtember we will be celebrating every day posting exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises! Simon’s blog will announce what we have planned every day so make sure to keep checking the blog.


If you would like to see how I made this card please visit my Youtube video ...



Have a wonderful time joining in the fun .... below are the products I used to make my card ... 


Happy STAMPtember everyone xxx


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Craft haul ... I've been shopping

Hi everyone, I have been shopping after sooooo long of not crafting. So much has changed!! There are new stores and new products!!!

I have to say that I am so happy that there are now stamping and die pouches - oh my, I cannot wait to start organising everything.

But the biggest thing to be invented for me so fay is the stamping platforms. Oh my goodness ...... what a complete game changer. What an amazing invention.

I was torn between the Misti and the Tim Holtz platforms. In the end I went for Tim Holtz. I really liked that you could use really large pieces of card if you want to plus the nifty lid is just genius. I haven't used it yet but I already know it is going to change how I stamp forever.

I have filmed my craft haul if you are interested to see what else I bought.



I'll be back soon with some new creations
Take care xxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 4 August 2019

My Copic Collection - getting organised

Happy Sunday everyone. It's another beautiful weekend in the UK - I hope you are managing to enjoy the nice weather.

I have been busy sorting my copic markers out in anticipation of my first colouring session and I discovered that there is now a hex chart available. I am so late to the game after being absent for so long but wow, I am completely blown away by this chart. It was created by Sandy Allnock and is available to purchase from her website. 

What a difference it is going to make to my coluring. The way it is laid out will make pen selection for blending so much easier. I had great fun colouring the chart but I did have to start a few times because I coloured the wrong hex in by mistake - doh, lack of concentration lol. 

It has also let me find which pens need refilling - this is going to be pricey - around £140 for the refills that I need but it will be an investment. I cant decide if I should just get all the refills I need straight away of ir I should get a few plus a few new shades .... decisions decision. My head says get the refills but my heart wants more pens lol.

Anyway, here is a little video I made about my pens and my chart ..... I hope you enjoy.



Thanks for taking the time to visit me xxx

Saturday, 27 July 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR DAD

It’s so good to be back!! I am still in the middle of moving into my craft room but I desperately wanted to make a card for my Dad’s birthday. This proved a bit tricky with my stuff being all over, forgetting what I have and then the heat!! So last night I ventured into my room and attempted a card.






It is not my usual style at all but it felt so good to be crafting again. I really did not know what I wanted to make so I had a quick look on YouTube and found a card made by a lady called Georgie Burns. I really liked the simplicity of the design plus I knew I would be able to find supplies to be able to make it.



So much of my papers are probably out of date but I really do love this paper pad by Authentique – the colours are suited so well to masculine cards. I had to use a punch for the circles because I still cannot find my plates for my Cuttlebug but they will turn up soon I’m sure.







I have filmed making this card so if you are interested you can pop over to my channel and have a look – all feedback is very welcome. I can’t wait to get more creative and to get stamping and colouring with my Copics.

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Happy weekend to you all xxx

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