Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

So are you ready for things that go bump in the night? We have our pumpkin carved and spooky cookies baked. I really enjoy Halloween although this year I have only managed to make one Halloween project.

So to all enjoy the spookiest night of the year!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The colours of Autumn

Now the nights are drawing in and the chill is in the air its a perfect time for crafting. I also think its a great time of a year to get out in the country and see the changing colour of the trees. These are some pictures that I took near my home recently.

The card I have made is inspired by the Autumn trees. I created a brayered background using Big N Juicy ink and then used the same pad and the Crafty Individuals Trees stamp to create a row of trees in autumnal colours. Once finished I cut the image into three and layered each piece onto brown cardstock.  The final touch was the greeting (stamped in the same way) and the raffia and a button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspiration
Allsorts - Fall Colours
Artistic Stamper - Natural World
Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes in Autumn
Live and Love Crafts  - Halloween / Autumn Colours

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Christmas Stitching

I enjoy lots of different crafts, one of them being Cross Stitching. When my computer went down last week I decided it was time to finish some of my UFOs (unfinished Objects!). This kit is by Dimensions and I have just started stitching the next in the series.

I hope you like it as its a bit different from papercraft!

Monday, 8 October 2012


Its getting towards that time of the year when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! I love Halloween and have fun with my son decorating the house and having a spooky tea party.

Here is a Halloween card I have just made using one of my new Imagination Crafts stencils.  I sponged Distress Ink through the stencil to create the background and the moon.  I used a PaperArtsy stamp for the gate and various spooky stamps from a set I have. Once finished I went round the edge of the card with Black Soot distress ink to darken the card. I printed and mounted my own greeting on the front.

If you would like more Halloween ideas you can visit my Pinterest Halloween board!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - All things Spooky
Craft Us Crazy - Halloween
Addicted to stamps - Halloween

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Autumn is here

I have been a bit behind with my blogging lately. My mum has been poorly this week and so I have had to take care of things at home, so I haven't had much time for crafting.

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year - the colours, cinnamon, gingerbread and I have to say I am a fan of the cold weather!

I did get a moment last night to make this card which I was really pleased with. I cut the squares using Nestabilities Scalloped Square die from different coloured card. I then altered the colour of the wooden embellishments with Distress Ink and stuck them to the squares on a base card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Crafty Creations - Fall Colours
Sassy Cheryl - Lets Think About Fall
Joanna Sheen - Down In The Garden

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!