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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Just not enough hours!!!

My goodness where oh where has this month gone???I couldn't believe when I checked my computer and the 12th was my last blog and it's now the 28th!!!It's my eldest daughters 3rd anniversary tomorrow and that has flown by.I have still been crafting but with having my little granddaughter everyday because her mum is back at work and her daddy works fulltime I just seem to get no time to blog but I wouldn't have it any other way,she is such a joy to be around and always smiles.Anyway I have some cards I've made so here goes,the first are 2 from the crafters companion destinations card pack,I haven't even used the cd yet!

the destination was Paris if you can't tell,the quality and beautiful images in this pack means the cards virtually make themselves!!!
The next was I got a free flower die in a magazine and just had to give it a try I also used some hunkydory toppers and card..

I cut the flower die with some crepe paper and it cut really easily ,just roll it up and then you have beautiful little flowers,I believe it is a desire die !
The next lot was a bit of fun for fathers day,It is my son-in-laws first fathers day and my husbands first as a grandad so this was a lot of fun,with the help of my serif programme....
My son-in-laws father as captain America..sooo funny and my husband...


                                             As superman!!!! well he is to me!




I had a nlot of fun doing these,and all I can say is thank goodness for my cricut!!
I'm not putting anything else on for the minute because I really have to go now and make my daughters anniversary card,but I won't leave blogging as long!! well hopefully not!


                                   Dorothy x

Friday, 12 June 2015

Another Challenge

Hello crafters,it's that time again for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges,starting on Monday 15th the challenge is to make a card for the boys or Fathers Day.Our fabulous sponsor this time around is Eureka stamps and boy do they have some wonderful stamps and digis.This is the card I have made as part of the design team....
I had a lot of fun with this image,the backing paper is from crafters companions new cd destinations and the fish and the words were cut on my cricut explore.I coloured the image with my spectrum noir pens and I also added a little red twine for the fishing lines.Nearly forgot to say a big thank you to our wonderful host Angie as always she manages to keep us all in line!So come on guys head over to getcreativechallenges and enter a card it's somewhere to showcase your work and you may even win! You will also maybe get some more followers if you have a blog or just make some new friends....so go on what have you got to lose!



                                         Dorothy x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

I need more crafting time!!

Where does the time go???? My goodness it seems no sooner I'm out of bed until it's bed time again! What a day today my mobile phone stopped working last night so my daughter and granddaughter came with me to the phone shop where we had to wait for 2 hours because the computers were playing up but I eventually got a new phone,only to come home and find my original phone is flipping working again! aghhhhhh!
On the plus side I made a little time this evening for some crafting,with fathers day fast aproaching I starting to make some things and these are the beginning,firstly a little framed sentiment
and with the letters that were cut out I made this little card
these were both made with the help of my cricut explore and while I'm on that subject I must tell you that I won a competition with cricut eu on facebook,it was to made a framed picture using your cricut,this was my entry
I also did the writing on the cricut,and I won woohoo the prize was a selection of great cricut supplies
this is my beautiful granddaughter with my prizes,and the first thing I made was this t. shirt for myself
and cricut want to put it on their facebook page so double woohoo to me!!!


                                              Dorothy x

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Explore cuts boarders!

Good afternoon crafters,I was asked the other day by a lady on a facebook group I'm in how a managed to cut the white boarder around the image I used for this card....
 I had cut this by hand but it got me thinking,why should I cut bay hand when the explore can do if for me,so this is the idea I came up with...
Firstly get your digi image or stamp on a sheet of paper and then
with a black drawing pen go around the outside of the image..
when you've done this scan the image into your computer,most printers have a scan function so it should be easy for anyone..

I like to use the crop function on my computer but thats my own preferrence,next go to design space and select upload image,you will then be directed to this screen...
choose this and click upload image and find your image in pictures,when your image is uploaded you then have another choice to make.....
I normally choose this complex because of all the lines without being coloured....
then just click around the area outside your line.....
add this image and make sure you click flatten and then go...
just print and go!!!
now all you have to do it get your image coloured...


then decide what you are going to make.....
and there you go,it may seem like a lot of work but its not really and if like me you have trouble with your hands this is great.The images I used are by Lacey Sunshine and the wonderfully talented Heather Valentin,I used pencils to colour and ofcourse the wonderful explore to cut everything out!!



                                           Dorothy x

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Lacey Sunshine

Good evening crafting friends,who knew having a little granddaughter would distract me from crafting......going to have to find a balance but she's just so much fun!!
Anyway that's my excuse for not blogging so much but on the bright side a while ago a challenge I did on Get Creative Challenges was sponsored by Lacey Sunshine and I have been lucky enough to have recieved and accepted a friend request on face book by the very talented artist of Lacey Sunshine Heather Valentin she is wonderful and I am having so much fun with all the wonderful images,that's where being able to buy digi's online is fantastic as Heather is American.This first card I made is Reggie the Captain,I've used pencils to colour this,they are the spectrum noir blendable pencils and I just don't seem to be able to get to grips with them at the moment......
this next one is actually a little challenge that is running on the Lacey Sunshine facebook group,these little characters are called Hula Eleanor and Pickles and they have a whole set of different things they are doing.I coloured this with spectrum noir pens and I think this looks better than pencils by far,maybe it's the paper??
the challenge with this image is to add some glitz,so I added the little gems and also added some fine glitter in her hair....
you can see it a little but the photo doesn't really show it well.!!




                                          Dorothy x

Monday, 1 June 2015

pens,pencils and digi stamps!!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been keeping my blog up but having a granddaughter is just so much fun and becoming a great aunt again is fantastic.It's just so hard to believe that my child and my sisters children are having babies of their own,my goodness where have the years gone!!!Anyway back to the title,I am lucky to have found Lacey Sunshine on facebook and then to be able to go to the online shop is amazing.Heather is just so talented and I just love being able to buy digi stamps and get them sent straight to my computer......no waiting to play!!The first image I have coloured with spectrum noir pens and I then cut a little bag on my cricut explore,added a few gems and a piece of red twine,I also used velcro dots to keep the top closed....

the next is the same digi but this time I coloured it with spectrum noir blendable pencils,I have yet to make it into something....
although I've cut it out,I haven't decided what to make her into just yet!
The next image is coloured using both pencils and pens,I also used papers from crafters companion destinations cd and some gold printed acetate by hunkydory.....
I did enjoy doing this one,I have loads more digi's but I haven't them coloured yet but as I make things with them I will blog,really its the best weather for crafting as it is horrible out there....I mean first day of June and we have a weather warning!!!! How crazy is that??



                                          Dorothy x

Friday, 22 May 2015

I love freebies with magazines

Hello crafting folk and everybody else! Don't you just love a magazine popping through the letterbox with a free gift attached??Well I certainly do,this one popped through my letterbox this morning..
I am lucky to be a subscriber to this great magazine,as you can see the free gift (there is one with every issue) is this fantastic teacup stamp and doily embossing folder...
and the little best wishes sentiment stamp!
I just couldn't wait to make a card because I like to enter the first past the post and get my card in the magazine but I hate stamping and cutting because my hands get too sore so I stamped the image and coloured it in the scanned it into my computer so I could upload it into my cricut......
I then used the print and cut feature,so no cutting for me!
I embossed a piece of white card and stamped the sentiment onto this,I added some ribbon and a few dazzlers and this is my finished card....
this magazine not only has great freebies but there are competitions,loads of inspiration and lots of craft questions and answers,so if you can it would be worth your while to get this,I also subscribe to a few others but I love everyone of them!
While I'm blogging just a reminder to head over to Getcreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk as the challenge is going on at the minute and I've noticed we haven't many enteries yet,it's a get place to showcase your work and to get some more followers for your own blog!


                                              Dorothy x