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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

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A lovely evening making cards

Good evening crafting friends,it may be a bit miserable outside but that means it good to craft!!I am still using up stuff that I find in my crafting drawers,the first is a from a set called Hollywood Greats,I've had this for a while,I really enjoyed making thid and I even made a matching insert....

this is twisted decoupage,I haven't done this for a while....
The next I believe was some free papers I got with crafters companion inspiration magazine,really beautiful picture
the next was a free printable card kit,all you have to do is print and make it up...
I particulary love the little oil cans and really easy to make!
I have finally got my crafting bug back!!


                                            Dorothy x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

New Challenge!!

Hey all you crafters well it's that time of the month again where my team have a new challenge starting on Monday the 18th May.The requirements for this challenge are to use 1 printed paper,1 fiber and 1 sticker.As always I would like to thank our wonderful host Angie for keeping all us unruley crafters inline and ofcourse a big thanks to our sponsor the very talented Nikki C from Limited Runs Digital Stamps,a very talented and gifted artist.This is my card as part of the DT.....
This stamp is Theo the Owl and just think he is soo cool!The printed paper in the background is from the crafters companion cd Everyday in Mulberrywood....
the sticker I have choosen is a boarder peel off...
and the fiber I have choosen is felt I used this for the 'branch' that the owl is sitting on....

I loved making this card,so please head over now and again on Monday and get your cards into this challenge because if you're not in you can't win and even if you don't it's a great way to showcase what you make...http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/go ahead you won't regret it!
The next thing I must tell you about is the great free gift from cardmaking and papercraft magazine...It's called the Oriental Collection....
it arrived through my door this morning and I just had to have a quickie play...
the background paper was some I had in a drawer and I can't remember where I got it from,I coloured the images with spectrum noir blendable pencils.I have to blog now as I have my wonderful baby granddaughter coming for a sleepover tonight,so no more crafting for the rest of today and probably tomorrow! I just can't wait until she's old enough to craft with me!



                                             Dorothy x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Working my way through

Good evening well as it says in the title I am still working my way through my crafty stash,my goodness I really didn't realise how much I have unmade and it's all really beautiful and the amount of uncoloured digi stamps well I really don't need to buy anything for a long while.......that will come as some good news for my husband!This evening I have been doing a little cutting and making up some decoupage,I just have to decide what to make them into next...



these were from a set called Hollywood Greats but I can't remember which company,I just wanted to show the layers,they are actually twisted decoupage,the next....

again I wanted to show the different layers,this was some free papers I got with the Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine but I can't remember what the cd was called it could be Diary of an Edwardian Lady but thats only a guess,I have so many more it's unbelievable.
I also coloured this beautiful digi image it's one of the My Bestie Designs by the wonderful Sherri Ann Baldy they are just so cute,I coloured her with spectrum noir pens and blendable pencils....
I wanted the card to be really colourful and so I cut some flowers out from my disney collection on the cricut explore,I did the cut and print and then cut the butterflies the same way.....
the more I look at it the more I like it,to me it just looks like summer!!



                                                Dorothy x

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Long Lost card kits!!

Getting back into the swing of cardmaking by making up some of the card kits I have bought over the years and just put in a drawer,I just can't help myself when something new comes out I have to have it or my wonderful husband and children buy them for me but I have promised myself not to buy anymore until I make up all the kits I have and believe me there are many!! The most of them are by HunkyDory because they're kits are amazing and I've honestly never seen a bad hunkydory card,the first 2 cards are for the males....

the artwork and the card stock are a real pleasure to work with,but these next cards I really like,they are so different and in my opinion really beautiful....
the collection is called Eastern Promise and really easy to put together,the middle part is acetate,so I took a picture of the light behind one just to show....not a great picture though
so I think I've broken through my crafting brick wall...woohoo!



                                               Dorothy x

Monday, 11 May 2015

I need more crafting time

Good evening fellow crafters,I really wish I could blog the way I used to but I just never seem to make the time for myself to sit down and craft,I just don't know where the day goes!! Sometimes I think I have too many different things to craft with,I mean I have cds,pencils,pens,dies,a cricut (actually 3),embossing boards and powders,stamps some people seem to have a particular thing they like to craft with I mean some like to colour,some like to cd craft etc,so I liken myself to a crafting bumble bee,buzzing from thing to thing and sometimes my head is just spinning with ideas,I really need to concentrate on some one of my many elements and master it but in the meantime I did make a couple of man/boy cards just for a little fun and to unwind,the motorbike is from the La Pashe cd best of 2012 and the spaceman is from cricut and is one I printed and cut,the background is from hunkydory..........

  Hopefully I will start to make more time again for crad making and start to enjoy it again,I mean I am lucky to be a dt on Get Creative Challenges and I will be blogging about that at the weekend because my team have a challenge starting next Monday but head on over now as there is a challenge going on at the minute.



                                                Dorothy x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sunday CD crafting

Hey all,did you ever just feel so tired but still want to craft,well maybe you should try cd crafting,I go to it when I feel not so good,I call it my little cheat on creating cards!
I have used Wellington by docrafts,I just love being able to match the inserts with what I put on the outside and I am by no means an expert,I have so many crafting things because of my wonderful supportive family and really I should take the time to discover each different craft but hey where would the fun be in that???Anyway as I said Wellington bear.......
I like the fact that I can put shadows in and make the images stand out,and for the inside.....
I also like that I can make the background from the front a little transparent and make the image a little smaller so everything ties in.
The next again uses the same sort of mix as the first
again I just love being able to put shadows in....and for the inside....
I always think how much something this simple would cost in the shops!!




                                         Dorothy x