Category Archives: Crafting projects

These are projects that I may have completed for Crafting.co.uk/My Craft Studio and then featured on Creat & Craft

2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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Catch up Lu your a bit behind!

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Catch up Lu your a bit behind!

Hello!

Well, I was all excited thinking yeay! I’ll blog and enter a challenge! lol! How wrong am I.  I’m a bit slow these days, having the kids home for their school holidays is causing me a bit of memory loss!

I sat down last night and followed a Sketch, I used a Magnoila Stamp, sat back and thought, ‘yep I like that’, I’ll go blog it! I didn’t read the rules properly, it was meant to be a Christmas Image!  Well I like it anyway so I posted it to my page.  Ok, lets start again, I don’t mind, like I said I liked the sketch.

Really proud of my next attempt although I couldn’t and still can’t find the sentiment stamp that I really wanted to use!  So let’s blog! Hang on a minuite this doesn’t look like the sketch I’m meant to be following! Scratch head, must have the wrong site! Double check, tripple check, steam coming from ears, I’m a day late! doh!

Anyway like I keep mentioning, I really liked the sketch, so instead I’m blogging both cards just to show the Sketch!

The first one is a Magnolia Stamp little Tilly I’m unsure of the name of this one, but its a real cutie. I hope you like it.

The second is an image from Suerya, she does lots of images for Make It Crafty.  The sentiment stamp is meant to have a little star at the top but I didn’t ink that bit properly! I’ve since put 3 pearl gems in its place and it looks alot better!

What do you think!

Thank you for humering me on this one.

Lu x

Sparkle me Tilly!

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Sparkle me Tilly!

Boo!  Didn’t you see me hiding behind that tree over there! I’ve been waiting for ages for you to find me!

No?  Won’t use that excuse for not blogging again then!

Welcome back, nice to mingle with you all again.  I’ve been so very busy with work and children lately its seemed a bit unfair to put that extra time into blogging my cards and entering challenges, but I’ve made a whole batch of cards lately that I am sure I will be able to entre into future challenges very soon.  Some of you may have already seen them on my facebook page.

So onto this challenge, a nice reliable site to come back with, Sketch Saturday.  I have kept to the sketch and kept it clean and simple.  Now if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve just discovered Magnolia Stamps! well not just, I did that while ago but I’ve purchased some now, well, lots!

They are wonderful stamps that you can mix and match with other images and really get you practising your techniques.  I have no technique lol!  I practiced on copy paper and nailed it, I did it on the ‘proper stuff’ and failed!  I went out of my mind! but i’ll show you those another time, you’ll have a laugh just like they did over on the Facebook page!

Anyway, here is my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge, I didn’t have to mask or do anything fancy, I have come across these wonderful little die cut shapes that are screaming out for ‘Tilly’ to be sat on them, so used those instead!

YES! on this occasion I cheated!

I have coloured ‘Tilly’ using copics B12, BG05, V95, V15 and skin tones E000, E00, E02

Everything else has come from my craft stash!

Hope you like!

Lu xx

The Little Things!

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The Little Things!

‘Sometimes it’s the little things that really make your Day! So Here’s a special wish to bring a smile your way!’

Lots of sad people around these last few days, so this is for all those that need cheering up! Love you all!

The image is from Sassy Cheryls (got to get me some more of these) and card and paper stock, ribbons and pearls are from my craft stash. Coloured using my new wonderful Copics B12, B02, BG05, Y11, Y15, E53, E57, E77, E49, E000, E00, E02

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Sketch Saturday – Follow Sketch

Cupcake Craftroom – Layers

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Christmas in July

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Christmas in July

I’ve been reminded today that the other side of the world is having winter!  and since I’m on the design team for an Australian Challenge Blog I thought it fitting to make a ‘Chilly Card’.

The new sketch challenge for A & T Digital Design starts today, so you know what you need to do! pop along and make a card following the sketch provided.

I’ve used an A & T Digital Image, one drawn by the talented Anita, she’s been busy doing more this week, so keep an eye out.

I’ve coloured using copics and embellished using lots of different bits from my craft stash!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

The Paper Players – Christmas In July

The Squirral & The Fox – Christmas In July

Thank you for stopping by

Lu x

 

 

 

What does Summer Mean to you?

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What does Summer Mean to you?

What does summer mean to you? Well for me it means flowers and hot colours and the perfect way for me to show this off this week was to use my brand new shiny digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl’s, you can get her here.   She’s so cute, I wish I could wear my hat and hair like her’s, don’t think i’d get away with it though!

I did the classic, colour her up and then frantically search around for papers to match!, I really should tweek my technique and plan a little!

I’ve used my new Copic Markers to colour her up too! Yipee they’ve arrived and I haven’t stopped using them!  I used the follwoing colours ; (she says now frantically looking for colour chart, because I didn’t right them down!)

E000, E00, E02 for skin tones, T38,YR16 & YR68 for Hat & Shoes, V000, RV35 & R85 for Dress and flowers, E53, E57, E77 & E49 for hair

Card stock – need I say Stampin Up

Paper stock – Kate Knight Totally Tropical Summer Papers

Lace & Ribbons – Craft box stash

All kind of dies! and mulberry paper roses with 1 handmade paper one thrown in there!

 

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Sassy Cheryl’s – #121 Summer (My 1st ever entry!)

Bearly Mine – Anything Goes

Clear It Out – Anything goes using 2 types of ribbon

Once again thank you for stopping by, I look forward to reading your comments.

Lu xx

Is it gettin’ a bit chilly in here?

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Is it gettin’ a bit chilly in here?

Hello!

Yep, I’ve done it, I’ve finished my first Christmas Card of 2012! (yeah you just read that right!)  We’ve got to start at some point haven’t we, and with so many to get done, one or two during summer doesn’t hurt!

So onto my creation…………………I’ve used urm……yes you’ve guessed it, another Saturated Canary image.

I’m getting into the habit of decorating the inside of my cards too, so here is the inside –

Crafty bits used to create this card –

Image – Saturated Canary Hot Choccie

Colouring medium – Pro-Markers Lipstick Red, Ruby, Crimson, FM Glacier Blue, PM Pastel Blue, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Denim blue, Pastel Pink, Cocktail Pink, Antique Pink, Cool Grey 3,4,5 and Sandstone.

Card Stock – Stampin’ Up

Embellishments – From my crafty stock

I am entering the card into the following challenges –

Sketch Colours – Sketch #122

Christmas Card Challenges – Must be Christmas, Dots & Stripes

Thank you for popping over.

Lu x