Medal Plaque

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Hi Everyone

It’s been a while!

I have recently taken up running!!

I joined a club called Beginners2runners in January and graduated about 10 weeks later. After being able to run a 5k.

I haven’t really done any running since leaving school, many moons ago!!

 I am actually amazed that I can do it, even more so that I love running.

Anyway I only  have one medal at the moment but hope to add to my collection.

I kept seeing medal holders pop up on face book so I decided to make one for myself.

As usual my friendly MDF and some distress inks, a flowery stamp and some water-colour pencils.

Firstly I printed out the words and running lady onto some card and then foiled it.

Then glued it onto the MDF and trimmed it.

I used picked raspberry, salty ocean and wilted violet distress inks for my background and blended them together. Then I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I coloured the flowers using Inktense pencils and a white pen.

I added some splodges and little leaves then sprayed it all over with a clear sealer.

I cut out black circles to take the letters and behind these are the hooks for the medals. To finish off I added gems and some clear wink of stella.

I hope it’s not too long before it gets filled up lol, my one medal looks a bit lonely!

I’m not really fabulous but it’s encouraging lol

Thanks for looking today

crafty hugs

xx

Summer Fun

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Hello there

It’s a lovely sunny day here in Lordswood so I thought I would share my Sunny Scrapbook page with you all today.

Its coming up to Chloe’s 6th Birthday and usually I buy flowers for my daughter Shan, but I thought I would make her a gift this year instead.

I haven’t made many scrapbook pages as I am quite a beginner at this, the pages I have made and put in an album don’t get seen often, so I thought Shan could display it for as long as she wants then when she wants to change the picture it can go in an album and I can make a new one to display for a while.

I had some flowery paper to use as my main page but after taking the advice of my friend Sue Bage it turned out much better as she suggested a white background. So thanks Sue x.

I used Heartfelt creations Cut Mat Create dies 1A,1B,2A,2B to mat and layer my photos, inked the edges of the white embossed card with distress ink in ripe persimmon and used the flowery paper to cut out the leaves.

I added a few embellishments and put it in a white frame to which I added some silver gilding flakes and then varnished it.

 

Page layout

White box frame

Gilding sheet in silver

Thanks for looking enjoy your day

xx

 

 

 

 

black and white bottle

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Hi

I liked the shaped of this coffee syrup bottle and wanted to bling it up a bit.

After painting it with gesso, I mixed up some chalky grey paint with some black gesso and painted it onto the bottle with a sponge,

then went over it with white acrylic paint again using a sponge.

I chose a black and white napkin and separated the three layers, using just the patterned layer.

It was glued on with mod podge and varnished once dry.

 

The lace at the top was brown, but I went over it with a black pro marker and glued it in place.

I added the bling and some glitter paper to the little indents of the glass.

Then finished off with Heartfelt creation delicate Aster flowers, which I painted in silver and added some feathers.

Thanks for looking today

xx

 

 

I am perfect just the way I am

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Hi

I found a really lovely paper pad by Prima called Bella Rouge and used one of the papers to cover this heart.

 

I made the flower using Heartfelt creations delightful daisy and coloured with distress inks.

Then I brushed the petals with some varnish and dipped them into some glitter.

The sentiment is from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley which can from Hobby Lobby.

I added a red bead and some string to finish off

Hope you like it

xx

 

 

Christmas Tags

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Hello Visitors

Its not long now and Im frantically making bits and bobs as I’m always behing lol.

Here are a few quick and easy Christmas tags I have made using grey board and a Tim Holtz tag die.

I have decorated some with backing papers and some I have just blended distress inks.

All finished off with some ribbon.

The Snowman

Distress ink

Stamps and embellishments

Noel

Backing paper, Martha Stewart leaf punch

polystyrene balls coloured with pro markers and dipped in glitter

wooden Noel embellishment

Be Merry

Backing paper, leaf punch, wooden embellishment,

 some recycled plastic berries dipped in glitter

Joy, let it snow, Silent night

Distress inks for the background, stamps and embossing powders

Merry Christmas Mum

Backing paper, handmade clay heart and leaf punch

Backing paper, leaf punch, handmade clay heart

Happy Crafting everyone

xx

 

 

Recycled flooring

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Hi

I have been doing a little recycling this weekend.

I had some laminate flooring left over which Hubby very kindly cut to shape for me.

This side I have left untouched as it’s the back, the front I have covered with gesso and painted the edges with chalky paint.

I had some Disney princess papers to use up, so I have cut them out and glued them in place.

I Covered the princesses with glossy accents, and used Heartfelt creations leafy branch for the flowers and leaves.

I used distress inks to colour them and glued them into place.

Sleeping Beauty

Made for my grand-daughter Chloe, she was crafting with me and saw the papers, and asked if she could have one,

well nanny always says yes lol,

crafty hugs

xx

 

 

 

Stampscapes my first attempts

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Hello visitors

I have been hooked on watching you tube videos by Kevin Nakagawa owner of Stampscapes for some time now.

I first saw a picture using Stampscapes on facebook, posted by our lovely Eileen Godwin, so I asked her about it and she put me in touch with Sally Newick also lovely and very talented.

Sally runs her own workshops using Stampscapes.

So after about a year I finally managed to meet up with Sally and go to one of her workshops, which I thoroughly enjoyed and had a great time learning some new techniques.

 

I have a lot of practice to do but its fun using these stamps and distress inks, on glossy card which I hadn’t tried before.

This first picture I made at Sally’s workshop

I bought some glossy paper, some new stamps and some new tools lol like you do!

Because I needed them lol.

These are the pictures I have made at home

I need more practice but enjoying it

thanks for looking

xx

 

Delightful Daisy

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Hello

I haven’t made an MDF heart for a while, so I thought I would share this recently made one with you today.

I have covered the mdf with a coat of white gesso, then used chalk paint in heritage (orange) and delicate (yellow) I stamped a floral image with versamark and used fine clear embossing powder. I went around the edges and over the embossing with a little distress ink in scattered straw.

Using 160gsm white card, I stamped and die cut the delightful Daisy from Heartfelt creations.

On the leaves I have used distress ink in peeled paint, crushed olive and mustard seed, for the flowers I used Spiced marmalade and mustard seed.

I shaped the flowers and layered them up finishing with a gem in the centre.

I stamped the sentiment Dream Forever (from Stampendous) in black versafine ink and used clear embossing powder.

To finish off I glued the flowers in place and added some small eyelets to my drilled holes.

Threaded with brown string and wooden beads, I used promarkers to colour the beads.

Hope you like this one

crafty hugs

xx

little gems

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Hello crafty visitors

Today I am sharing two cards I made a while ago at Eileen Godwin’s workshop.

I have used distress inks to colour the background, then stamped the image with versamark and used white embossing powder.

Then I coloured the flowers and leaves using distress ink and a brush.

thanks for taking a peek

enjoy your day

xx

 

Tags for mums

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Hello lovely crafters

Did you miss me lol

The time seems to have flown by this year, after making the card on my last post I took a little break. I have been doing an NVQ at work but have finally finished my theory. I have been taking spanish lessons for almost a year now, (love the language) so that has taken up a fair amount of time.

I’ve also been feeling really tired and then seemed to have lost my mojo, like you do sometimes. Also been told I am borderline type two diabetic, so maybe that’s why I feel tired, I don’t know.

So to get my mojo back I have been going to some workshops run by some very lovely ladies Eileen Godwin and Sally Newick. I will share some of the makes with you soon. I’ve started scrap booking, only made a few pages but this is new for me. I will be making the invitations for my daughter’s wedding, so I have bought a laser printer and a hot foil machine, yet to have a proper play with that, will let you know how it goes!

Back in March however I did manage to make some tags for mother’s day, using grey board, 6×6 papers or scrap bits, ribbons and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy crafting

xx