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Saturday, 31 January 2015

If you don't Enter then you will miss out!!!

Hey crafters just wanted to remind you all of the great challenge at ............
Get  Creative Challengesyou will have a lot of fun and may even win something.The sponsor of the bingo board challenge is Rick St Dennis and he is giving the winner 2 of his digi stamps or 25% of in his shop,if you heven't seen his digi images then here's just 1.I was having a little play with my blendable pencils and making up some valentine cards,I just love this little guy and it is a digi stamp so could be used for any number of things but this is my choice.......

 I just wanted to show the actual digi image first and then how I'd used it,and just to match it up I made an insert with the verse having an insect theme!!!
this isn't in the challenge but I just wanted to show just 1 of Rick's stamps and say go on have a go,these challenges are open to anyone,they are worldwide and a lot of fun,what have you got to lose just head over and have a look!!
 I also made another valentine card because I'm having so much fun with my new pencils and I bought some great Scruffy Little Cat stamps during Crafters Companion January sale.This particular 1 is called Lola and she is sitting on a bath but I just wanted her not the bath etc,so I just cut her out and I've also been using craft artist on the computer to do backgrounds and inserts so this is her......
I used the heart from the front to match up the insert

I may not be the best at colouring but I enjoy it and it's keeps me out of trouble........well so my husband says!!

                                              Dorothy x

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fun with Hunky Dory kits

I sometimes find myself just staring into space when I know I have to make a card for a male,gosh you guys are sooo hard to make for,anyway when this happens I know I can always reach for my many hunky dory items I have,all come die cut and you cand let your imagination go wild,I also like to copy the outside of the card to make an insert although hunky dory do inserts to match most of their cards,so instead of waffling on I'm just going to show.....

I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen a bad hunky dory card.This last one I made for my neighbour who is fishing mad......

the verse inside the card is an easy peel verse from La Pashe,my neighbour was really pleased with it and that always makes me happy when I see my cards bringing joy to the recipients.

                                            Dorothy x

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cutting with vinyl

Good evening fello crafters and all who read my little blog,many thanks if you do read it and please feel free to leave any comments!! Anyway I have recently started cutting vinyl on my cricut explore and I must admit I just love it!! The explore has pre set cut for vinyl so there's no messing about and because I can also use any font on my computer it's so much fun,here's what I did this evening.....
              I can't wait to personalise some gifts for family and friends,especially with names that aren't available on the high street.
       I'm also still working on my grand daughters knitted doll and with all the excitment of her arrival it is slow to make progress,these usually take me about 3 weeks but this is where I am at the moment....
and I have got to show her of,this is the little lady it's for,my beautiful grand daughter Savannah
                 She is now 10 days old and such a stunner!

                                           Dorothy x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hard cards to make

Good evening crafting folk,unfortunately I've had to make a couple of sympathy cards for a family friend,I don't like making these as I hate being sad but when I do have to make them I always reach for my Thomas Kinkade disc's.I just love the images on these and I like the fact that there are always matching inserts.I also have some great verse stamps and a brilliant disc with many verses for every occassion on it.Anyway here are the cards.......
                                  and the insert...
then the second card is a little more simple.....
                                             and the insert for this one....
just beautiful simple images.

Now for some really exciting news I have been made a permanent DT member of Get Creative Challenges on the pink team,unfortunately one of the ladies had to step down and I really do wish her well,but it means I have my chance now so many thanks to Angie,as I don't work anymore this is great for me!!!!

                                                    Dorothy x

Monday, 26 January 2015

Get Creative Challenges

Good evening fellow crafters,I am lucky enough to be a sud on the purple team at Get Creative Challenges is the link) please come over and have a look this is a group of very talented crafters and they are all really friendly.The challenges are great fun so why not just have a look,anyway this challenge is using colours red,pink and white only and a beautiful stamp by Lacy Sunshine and even though I'm only sub I do enjoy joining in,I missed out becoming a full DT member because when our host Angie asked would anybody like to do it I was at the hospital visiting my beautiful new baby grand daughter but maybe it just wasn't my time yet,anyway this is my card......
I'm using my spectrum noir pencils and absolutely loving them,they are so easy to use and it's very relaxing.....
I getting there with my colouring,being able to blend the pencils is a great help!!

                                              Dorothy x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils

Well after a break away from my computer to welcome my granddaughter into the world I am now back to some crafting.I am lucky enough to have a husband who supports my passion for crafting and he bought me the entire set of spectrum noir pencils and accessories,I know that I'm not brilliant at colouring but I'm sure I can improve through time!....

What I should have said at the beginning these are made by crafters companion and the stamped image I used is also by crafters companion,S.W.A.L.K. range which unfortunately is discontinued,this was my image all coloured with pencils only....
I didn't want to cut the stamp so I just used it as it is,but I think it works fine,so here is my finished card....
                                     and the insert
which ties it all nicely together well I believe it does anyway!

Dorothy x

Friday, 16 January 2015

Sooooo Excited

I'm sorry that I really haven't been keeping my blog up to date but in fairness there is so much going on at home at the moment it's just hard to concentrate to craft.This is me and my eldest daughter at Christmas as you can see she is expecting,this will be her first child and our first grand child!!
the matching jumpers were from my mother-in-law!! anyway as you can imagine we are all very excited and it just so happens that she is going into hospital at 8 am in the morning so sometime over the next few days I will be a Grandma,can't wait !!!!!
I did manage to make this little cute bunni gate fold card and even managed to put a matching insert inside!!

I will keep you all posted ,so keep coming back to my blog!

                                             Dorothy x