Saturday, 13 October 2018

Happy Weekend Everyone

Well it's been awhile since I updated my blog, six months in fact. I've had problems with the retina of my eye, which made outlines blurry. I'm glad to say that it seems to have healed enough to let me paint again, so i'm back making my cards. I have missed it so much!

I made this Christmas card with Tilda and little Rudolph. and painted the image with distress inks. adding lots of Glamour Dust for snow...I love this stuff!

The papers are from Maja Design and i've made them into an easel card using Go Kreate dies and cutting down the papers.
I've also used Spellbinder, Marianne and the deer are from Joy Craft dies, lace and pearls, red velvet roses, cones and berries, gesso and Liquid Pearls. 

So I hope to get back to using my blog again now
and look forward to catching up with every one.
Have a lovely weekend.
Chris x

Friday, 9 March 2018

Spring Wedding Tilda ~ The Happy Couple

Hi Everyone
Well its Friday again... this week has flown by.
March holds so much promise as the days go by.
The clocks alter soon and we will have lighter evenings and warmer weather.
The card I am showing today is a wedding card. Tilda and Edwin are saying their vows in the church, where the sun streams through the window.
I painted the image with distress re-inkers and added Crystal Glamour Dust to her dress. I kept it simple {for me}, as I wanted the image to say everything. The shape and papers were cut with GoKreate dies, the flower border and branch is made with Noor and the mat is Spellbinder. Papers are Pion Design, which I am using a lot at the moment as I love the additional sheets of ephemera. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. All I had to add was flowers, lace and pearls.
I hope you like my Happy Couple.
Enjoy Your Weekend

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Hi Friends
Well, that's the end of  'The Beast from The East', that dumped so much snow here in south east England. Thank goodness! Now we can look towards Spring. Yay!
So here's a Spring like card, made with one of my favourite stamps. I still like the new Magnolia stamps but feel they have become very similar and not at all like the older designs.
What I loved about Tilda was her originality; little dresses and different poses...I miss them.
This is Tilda with Heart Flowers.
So Tilda was painted with distress re-inkers. I've used Pion Design papers, and matched the distress inks and flowers to the papers. Theres some chipboard in there, lace, flowers and die cuts; Noor, branches and back circle; Spellbinders, matting; and Go Kreate, card shape.

The sentiment on the base opens and is held in place by a lace butterfly.
Well that's about it.
I hope you like the card.
Have a good week.
Chris x

Friday, 9 February 2018

A Second Valentine Card

Hello Everyone
Its almost the weekend and the schools break up for half term today. I'm so looking forward to Spring and it wont be long now! 
Valentines Day is next week and so I have another Valentines Card to share.
Its another easel card, with a mix of Maja and Pion Design papers.
The stamp is from Magnolia,'Tilda with Heart Flowers'; painted with distress re-inkers on watercolour paper. The dies are Noor; love this branch die, and the embellishments are from my craft stash. I made a postcard Tag for the base for a special message.
Have a lovely weekend
Crafting Hugs
Chris x

Monday, 5 February 2018

magnolia Tilda Valentines Card

A Valentines Easel Card
This Valentine was made using both Maja and Pion papers.
The dies are Magnolia and Tilda is painted using distress inks
The lace and flowers are all from my craft stash.
 I hope you like it.
Have a lovely week.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy New Year
My first card for 2018 uses two Magnolia Tilda stamps masked together.
The papers are by Maja Designs, Sweden, cut with GoKreate dies and the butterfly die is Noor Design. I painted Tilda with distress inks adding tiny gems to her flowers.
The seam binding bow holds a pearl and diamanté embellishment.
The inside is finished to match the front.
I hope you like this card.