Sunday 31 December 2017

My year in Cards

Hi there! Brenda has posted her favourite cards from this year and I so enjoyed looking at them I decided to do the same. I won't put detailed information, just the make of stamps. I did enjoy reminding myself of what I had made this year. Here we go then...
January has to be Steve's Birthday Card using Inkylicious stamps.
For February I have chosen the valentine card I made using Inkylicious stamps.
March's card is a rainbow through the woods, again using Inkylicious stamps!
April had to be Meg's birthday card, using Janie Burnet-Bleach's Oliver owl stamp from Hobby Art.
For May I chose the monochrome (with a spot of red) Christmas cards that I made for Rudolf day using Inkylicious stamps.
 June's card is a moonlit fishing scene using inkylicious stamps.
 July's card is a hobby art cottage scene with some wheat on Kraft card. 
 August had to be a Pembrokeshire-inspired Hobby art coastal scene.
 September was a Hobby Art harbour scene.
October 's card was Inkylicious Autumn Leaves (and inkylicious stencil)
 November was a bit of Delft inspired real estate using Inkylicious stamps.
 And December was a bare snowy tree from Inkylicious!
Just so you know, I do own more than two makes of stamp, lol, but these are my favourites.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and truly wonderful 2018. I'm off to cook up a global inspired buffet for tonight and a very British Roast Dinner with massive amounts of veg for tomorrow for 8 of us 😁
Happy New Year!

Sunday 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

 Just popping in to Blogland to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Here are a few last minute Christmas cards - the first two made with Hobby Art stamps and the third with Inkylicious stamps. Tartan paper is from Craftwork Cards.
 I've started 'domestic godessing' with home made bread, butternut squash soup,  a bran loaf, lemon drizzle cakes and mince pies so far. Gammon joint will go on to cook very soon.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous new year.
I know you are all aware of my love of wildlife, and having been deeply moved by Blue Planet 2, I am making the decision to not buy any more glitter or glitter glue until a biodegradable alternative comes on the market. I will also not buy plastic coated double sided tape, sequins and buttons etc made of plastic. Where possible I will recycle. I am now faced with the quandary of whether to use any of the above that is already in my stash... Hope I can encourage others to start thinking about crafting a little more greenly in 2018.
Have a good one xxx

Sunday 17 December 2017

Cold and frosty colours

The Current challenge at Allsorts is to use cold and frosty colours. I have been playing with Bare Trees 3 from Inkylicious for a couple of cards and had just created this little scene when the theme popped up.
Here is another card made with the same tree, but in warmer tones and with a Card-io sentiment.
The Inkylicious set comes with two trees, speckles and grass and will be great for any season - I'm just in winter mode at the moment!
Sorry it is so short and sweet after no posts for a fortnight. Meg and Grant have just arrived home for 3 weeks and last week was Panto week at school. I've been all out completing assessment data, but only 4 days left to go at work so the end is in sight!
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Sunday 3 December 2017

December at Stamping Sensations

Good morning, It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we are looking for

********Winter Trees and Flowers********

There is plenty of scope here and I am sure many of you will find the theme fits in very nicely with your Christmas card making, so we look forward to seeing what you create. I have focused on Christmas cards using stamps from inkylicious and techniques that Deby and Emma have been demonstrating recently. I used silk art card and Tea Dye distress ink on the first card and the second was smooth stamping card and the Fruitcake Kaleidacolor ink pad. the base card was stamped with a Crafty Individuals snowflake.The snowflake is a lawn fawn die.

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork , this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

On to our prize and this month. We have a super collection of crafting goodies from Stix 2 plus another small prize from them for a second winner.

Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at all the gorgeous creations from my multi talented teamies, and I look forward to visiting your great entries!
Thanks for looking!