Thursday, 18 December 2014

Monochrome Christmas Cards


Phew, been so busy catching up - where does the time fly to ? Had a fab weekend with my eldest daughter and son in law and now planning for another with my youngest daughter and family - happy days.

Having done so much colouring lately I wanted to make some with no colour and I'm quite pleased with how they came out.........

Penny Black 'Little Hamlet' and Hobby Art 'Country View' 
Such a shame that glitter doesn't always show up in photos as it really lifts the card and looks like frost on the trees and rooftops.

Hobby Art 'Woodland Glade Scene Set and 'Church View'
I may not be able to blog again before Christmas,  I really hope you all have a lovely Christmas whether it be quiet or hectic, so here are some Christmas wishes from my house to yours ........ xxx


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Add A Flower

Time for a new challenge on Lavinia from today, the theme is Add A Flower so lets see all your lovely designs incorporating flowers of any type!
We had some fabulous entries last month and many congratulations to Barbara Cleggett who was picked by Random.org as the lucky winner of a £40 voucher for the Lavinia web shop - enjoy your prize Barbara !

This is my sample for this month using ' Have a Fairy Merry Christmas' sentiment with 3 little fairy houses from the set 'Zen Houses'. I lightly coloured them with my pens and joined them up with strings of fairy lights - as you do - because it's Christmas time !


Do take a look at the rest of the team's designs - they have done some absolute beauties


Don't forget you can enter by blog or by email so no excuses for not joining in - you could be our next winner .......... http://blog.laviniastamps.com/

Thanks for looking and a hello and welcome to my new followers, as my next Lavinia post may not be until the new year I wish all my Lavinia viewers a merry Christmas and a happy new year !

Monday, 1 December 2014

Oyster Retreat November 2014 Projects

What a fab time I had on the Oysters Retreat this weekend. Crafting with my good friends Eileen Godwin and Martine Smith, I demonstrated colouring with lots of  lovely crafters at the Hellidon Lakes Hotel in Daventry. I've made lots of new friends and it was such a great atmosphere of fun and learning !


Details of what I used - 
Carrier bags available from http://www.carrierbagshop.co.uk/  15 x 20 x8cms
Mo Manning designs 'Little Elf Present' and 'Little Elf Mim'
Dies - Little B Die Star, Memory Box Snowflake and Creative Expressions Classic 3D Bow 

Images coloured with alcohol pens and highlighted with Glamour Dust.


For those of you who were asking I recommend taking a look at the fabulous Alyce Keegan's website http://kitandclowder.ning.com/home  where you can learn more about techniques for colouring. Alyce also has a Facebook page - Kit and Clowder.



Christmas crafting fun - everyone from the Oyster Retreat had a great time with lots of laughter. The next one is in March 2015 - not to be missed !

Blue Flowers with Dragonflies - Reprint, Roxstamps and Gummiapan by Hellen

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