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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Card making and paper craft magazine

Good evening all I must tell you about this great magazine I'm a subscriber to its called Card making and papercraft and is packed with wonderful ideas and competitions but also comes each month with a wonderful free gift or a few gifts.This month there were some Christmas stamps,papers and an embossing folder so ofcourse I had to get stuck in,this was my first card....
I added some pearls and some white and green ribbon and some gems and backed the paper on green mirror card but it turned out really nice.
The next was again made using the embossing folder but this time I embossed it onto white pearlised card and put black card behind it.I stamped a beautiful Tiddly Inks stamp onto it and coloured it with pro markers.I again used white pearlised card for the main card and embossed each end with my own folders,i like to keep it simple,oh and you can't really see it but i added a little Glamour Dust glitter....
This last one was made using one of the free gift papers,my own embossing folder,some white and blue/green feathers and red card I wanted to give it almost an art deco fell so I added an insert to reflect that aswell.....

0h I do love subscribing to magazines...I mean we all like getting little gifts!!!


                                   Dorothy x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

A wee break to Ballyliffin

Good afternoon all this isn't a crafty post just wanted to tell all about my little holiday well some wouldn't call it that as it was just overnight but thats ling enough!! Anyway my wonderful hubby had booked us a 2 night break to Ballyliffin for our 28th anniversay but 1 night was enough for me old health couldn't take anymore than that but the place was absolutely beautiful and after living in Ireland all my life I finally got to go to the most northerly point which is Malin Head it was stunning......

it was really blowy but so beautiful and then we came across this little cottage and the story behind it.....

such a lovely little story and Ian even managed a selfie of us....haha...
we had a wonderful time and I'm so lucky to have him,if you're ever in Ireland and looking for somewhere to stay Ballyliffin Townhouse is a deffinate,the staff are brilliant and the place itself is excellent,oh and the food well you won't loose weight!!! lol




                                          Dorothy x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Paper soft toy carrier!

Good evening everyone I have been busy making things even though I haven't blogged!! Anyway not to worry,I made a little birthday card a 2 year old and also made a little toy carrier to go along with it,the card was made using the Serif  Bagpuss cd and the carrier was made using crafters companion ultimate pro sweet treats board and boxer board......


so much fun to make and really easy!!!!
While going through my stack of Christmas crafts I came across these 3 decoupage sheets and just had to make them into cards.....


Simple but very effective,well I think so anyway and lastly I came across this free downloadable globe card,it's pyrimage although i haven't quite finished it yet because I want to add some acetate over it to finish the 'globe' effect....
so thats some of my makes up to the minute,well all I've photographed anyway!!


                                                Dorothy x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New Stamp just arrived!

Hello crafting Folk or whoever reads my little blog! Just had to blog about this,I've had some digi images from Tiddly Inks and always loved them but I decided to buy an actual stamp,even though they are based in America the shipping cost was fantastic and I would have no hesitation getting more or recommending them to any one in the U.K. or anywhere else,so if you haven't already have a look at TiddlyInks.com,anyway this was the stamp I ordered.....
I was over the moon with my stamp as they are so cute and great to colour,but not only was this in my package there were a couple of FREE gifts aswell.....
some fun paper clips and cute little stickers,so a really big thank you to Christy the very talented artist at Tiddly Inks.I just couldn't wait to play with my stamp and here is my card I also used some penguin stamps again by Tiddly Inks and covered with snowy acetate......
such a pleasure to colour with a mixture of pro markers,spetrum noir and flex markers,I just love the images ,hope you do to!!!!


                                          Dorothy x

Monday, 18 August 2014

First Explore SVG cut

Good evening crafters just a quick one,still finding out more and more about my cricut explore.I bought a great svg file and this was the first thing I cut from it after downloading it into the cricut design space.....
so cute this little bird cage,but then had to decide what to do with it,so many possibilities and as I have a fun side I decided on an exploding box with a little fun so.......
nice normal little box,nothing special until the lid is removed.....
do you remember Looney Tunes.....Tweety Pie,Sylvester and Granny,these little cartoons made me laugh,and inside the cage.....
there's little Tweety on his swing!! This was so much fun to make but I don't think I can give it away!! haha



                                        Dorothy x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

3D Cuts!

Trying something a little different on the explore,typed in 3d to the search box and cut out these 3 little items.....
the little shoe is so cool and ofcourse I still have to glamourise it up.....
I thought maybe a few gems on the heel and white fluffy feathers for along the back and some gems or feathers on the toe and then put it in a lttle clear acetate box with a gift tag but we shall see,the clock tower...
this is actually the first of a little Christmas village so I can't wait to cut the houses and add finishing touches and ofcourse the background.Then lastly the little car....
I have no idea what I'm going to do with it,I just thought it was cute but all you crafters out there I am open to suggestions!!!!



                                               Dorothy x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sorting My Markers!!

I decided at long last to sort my markers out as I am really getting into colouring again,so to start I made myself some pen trays for my desk(as I hinted to my husband that I would like new markers and the trays for them for Christmas)I had some card from packages I recieved and I also used the Roald Dahl papers just to cover it,this is what I ended up with........

This was great for the Flex markers and the Spectrum noirs as they have the colours at the end so you can see what you need but I also have a few pro markers so I came up with this idea,this was a little time consuming bit I put a little of each colour on a piece of paper.....
I used a standard hole puncher to cut out each colour and a little glue to put it on the pen to which it belonged and these are my storage boxes now....
now at a glance I can see what colour I need,so it will make my life a little easier!!


                                       Dorothy x