Saturday, 4 February 2012

New Fuchsia stamp meets E craft

a little crafting project
i  had so much fun playing with the new fusion stamp from Sheena Douglass
i first stamped onto some Irish linen with momento ink using 2 of the fuchsia flowers
then sent it through my e craft to cut the heart shapes from fundamentals 1 design card in 3 different sizes
the largest is 5”
middle size 3-1/2”
smallest  2”
once filled with wadding i decorated with ribbon and flowers makes a very pretty gift
thank you for popping by today 
hugs linda xxx

sneaky peep day 2 new fusion stamps


good morning  to you all

here is the Lilac  stamp from the new Sheena Douglass Fusion range

another fantastic stamp so versatile

i had so much fun with this card i threw everything at it…

distress ink and embossing resist on background in white and gold embossing powders

then fusion the lilac finally over embossed with more gold

i rubbed some of the acrylic paint away to reveal the embossing underneath on the fusioned painted leaves

added the punched paper strip with gold mirri card and buttons

you could say an eclectic Victorian style card   lol

hope you approve

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx 

Friday, 3 February 2012

very naughty Sneaky peep New Fusion Stamps from Sheena Douglass


hi everyone good evening to you all

im being very naughty but had such a full on day here  feel a bit jaded ..i thought i would give you an early sneaky peep

ssssssssh don’t tell !

 Sheena Douglass is bringing out some new Fusion Stamps

launch of the pick of the week will be next Friday the 10th

so not long to wait

here is one of them  Fuchsia

this was painted  a few weeks ago its on water colour card stock 8”x8”

the flowers are a purply colour but the camera decided it like the petals blue for some strange reason

i did a background with the glimmer mist  and a little  bit of  grass  effect with acrylics

then randomly stamped the leaves and flowers  painted with acrylics added a few dots of  glossy accents

to add another texture… these new stamps are just beautiful

i loved doing this one i really wanted to keep it … was good i did send it off with my other samples

but then i have got the stamps so can do as many as i like lol ….

i will be sharing more samples over the week

once i get the show times i will let you all know it’s one not to be missed

right off to hide lol have a great evening

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

bunches of love


good afternoon to you all

im sending you all bunches of love today

this little image is from the Popcorn stamp range from Crafters Companion

done in water colour paints

perfect for valentine day / mothers day well if im honest any occasion

just change the colours of the flowers

it’s still freezing here so thought i would paint him in spring colours to add

a little brightness to the cold miserable weather we are getting at the moment

im afraid even with heating on full pelt it’s darn cold here

im doing a very good impression of a Yeti sooooo many layers lol

but must be thankful still no snow as of yet…

anyway enough of my ramblings more DT stuff to tackle so  have a good day

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My Boy


just when you thought it was safe

good evening everyone

i have just finished for the day

while im waiting for dinner to cook had to paint this little fellow

it’s going to be my eldest son’s birthday card so  very appropriate i think

another of the Strawberry Kisses range from  Crafters Companion

called My Boy

done in water colours

just got to find the backing papers to make it into a card now

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Party Animal in water colour


im in love!!!! lol

had to paint this little image yep another strawberry kisses stamp

from Crafters Companion

done yet again in water colours onto crafters companion water colour card stock.

this one took a little longer to paint as i wanted to get some dimension into the shoe

i am very pleased with how it’s turned out

just have to wait for it to dry then can add some sparkle to the shoe

every girl need some sparkle…

hope you approve im going to have to get me some more of these little cuties

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Strawberry kisses in water colour

good afternoon to you all
the sky is clear blue it looks lovely but wow is it cold!!!
so i thought have a play with one of my strawberry kisses stamps
this one is Birthday Kisses from Crafters Companion
ain’t she sweet !
i thought right lets see how long this will take to paint so i sat down got ready and Hello !!
done in next to no time lol ……so much for a painting session so darn easy
the kitten was hardly touched with colour just some shadows and a little pink here and there
i only used 3 colours  alizarin crimson cobalt blue and yellow ochre on the crafter companion water colour card stock
the water colour card was still wet as i took the picture so looks bumpy in places but it will flatten out once dry
it’s my sister in laws birthday soon so this will do perfectly for her card
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

another little water colour


good evening  to you all

had another good day   very productive in the painting department

so while paints were still out i coloured in this little image in water colours

the stamp is from the popcorn range  called bunches of love

from crafters companion a sweet little set of stamps that would fit any occasion

i have to cut out my strawberry kisses stamps  so will be trying them with my paints

i hope your weather is kinder to you where you are it’s been very cold again here

too cold to snow im sure

anyway have a great evening im off to make tea now

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Monday, 30 January 2012

a little water colour


Evening all

  what a day it’s been here … full on is an understatement

but all good apart from this dam cold weather 

im dressed up in so many layers i swear i look massive hey ho !!! fashion went out of the window years ago for me lol…

anyway  i have been stamping and water colouring

Primrose from the fairyoplois range from crafters companion

i will be making her into a card later on just popped in to post

i hope you are having a great evening

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

very easy wrist warmer knitting pattern

hi everyone
i am in process of knitting these wrist warmers  will post picture once done
but thought i would share the  knitting instructions with you all
you never know you might get the needles out…

Very Easy Wrist Warmers
100 grms DK knitting wool
size 8 uk needles – 4mm

cast on 40 sts leaving enough spare yarn to  sew up the seam once completed
  garter stitch 4 rows = (knit  each row)
stocking  st 58 rows = (knit 1 row  purl 1 row)
garter st 8 rows 
cast off
join side seams at top cast off edge of garter stitch to final stocking st row
from cast on edge  sew up the side seam leaving 1-1/2”…..3.5 cm gap from the top garter st band
you now have your wrist warmer
knit 2 alike
i do hope you will try these out  very easy but so practical 
hugs linda xxx

Wrist warmers

hi  it’s me again
thought i would share  something i have been knitting 
my wrist warmers 
must say they are so darn warm i have struggled to take them off  these past few days
as you can see they don’t restrict you using your fingers
they took a few hours to knit but well worth the effort done in dk wool
i did knit another pair they were for a birthday gift for my youngest son’s partner she loved them
will definitely knit more  so useful in this cold miserable weather we are getting at the moment
thanks for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

little decoupage topper


Hi Everyone how are you all doing i do hope your all well ?

i am still getting over that dreadful cold and tummy bug i caught a few weeks ago

tummy bug hit last week  yuk!!!!!!!!

happily im on the mend now  the weather here has been horrid so darn cold …..but thankfully no snow  as of yet …

it’s the first time i have felt like crafting  so i decided to do a little topper

using one of my favourite stamps and spectrum noir pens i stamped him out 5 times coloured in the parts i wanted to decoupage cut out and assembled with 3d glue gel onto Neenah card stock

here he is all done 

its drying at the moment  then i can make into a finished card

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx