Friday, 6 May 2016

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello everyone, hope you are all well and doing some Happy Crafting!!!  
All fine here, I have been "Playing" with those Brusho Paints/Ink when I get the time to play.  Not making much headway I am afraid, its just not my "thing" as they say.  Give me scraps of card or paper and I can make something.  Give me paint and water and I make a right "mess"!!! enough said.  I might be brave enough to show some of the "best bits" made into something  ...  then again maybe not!!!
I am joining Erika over at:- http://snappycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/  for "Oldie for Friday"  
Any Crafty thing you have done in the past is what is required.  It does not have to be cards, I am sure you have something hidden away in those "files" you could show  ...  go on have a look.
Here is mine for today:-

This is so old I can`t even remember how I did the blooming thing!!!
I seem to re-call cutting the top corner then folding it back on itself
A scrap of Pretty Paper printed from a Crafters Companion CD which came with one of their Magazines.
Rose made from 160gsm paper that matched the base card perfectly.
Foliage is obviously die Cut.
Sentiment done on the computer.

That`s it for this Friday
Thank you for popping in, I really appreciate that you take time to do that
Till next time
Hugs

Patricia  xxx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

"JustRite Flowers"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who accidentally landed here.  I hope you like what you see and stay a while.
Last month my sister and I had the most wonderful 3 days in Carlisle.  We met up with seven Blog Friends who had all gathered together to have fun.  We were all Crafter`s and although we did not "do" any physical crafting we chatted plenty about it.   
John Lockwood had been demonstrating JustRite Flowers and a Die Set that was a BIG topic of conversation. I had not seen the Demo, we only have Freeview and Hochanda are not on there at the moment.  Myra had bought and brought the Stamps & Dies, we were discussing the use of them.  I already had the Stamps bought quite some time ago, I did not have the Die but that has now been remedied!!!  I had not used the Stamps much I found them difficult to line up (they are a two step stamp).  John being John who is always great at giving wonderful Hints & Tips said to line up with the Flower Centres rather than the actual petals.  Got it sussed now, mine are still not perfect, they are certainly a lot better than they used to be ... thanks to John and Myra. 
Here a few cards I made using just the Stamps.  I was trying to get that right before I attempted using the Dies:-

I made some little cards. 
I did make lots of 4x4 cards.  I pack them in 4s, box them along with a pen plus 4x2nd class stamps and use as gifts.
 
Base cards cut from PMD A3 Card
Various colours for matting
StampinUp Ink Pads  
Sentiment stamps collected over the years

That`s it for today, 
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time
Hugs
 
Patricia xxx


Monday, 2 May 2016

"Some Man Cards"

Hello Blog friends followers and "poppers by".  I love that you call in and leave me comments, thank you very much for that.
 I am always amazed when I read the Post Statistics, how many people leave a comment and how many have looked in!!!  Mind you I suppose I have done it myself.  Gone into a Blog I had not been into before, to see what was on offer.  If it was not for me just came out again. 
Anyway, it was a while ago I popped into a Blog and saw some wonderful cards made using Stampscape Stamps.  I really can`t remember the Blog but it stirred my imagination.  
I am not a stamper however I have had lots of fun using these stamps. I don`t use them often enough  but when I do dig them out I have fun using them.  Have to say they are brilliant for "Man Cards"  
ww.stampscapes.co.uk
This is where I purchase my stamps, they have some wonderful Tutorials.
Here are a few cards I made the other day.  I really like playing with these stamps.  I make a lot of terrible messy cards that end up in the rubbish bin.  Hey! Ho! its only bits of card and some ink, one has to make mistakes in order to learn!!!  Well that`s what I keep telling myself!!!
Here are some of my latest efforts:-

We have a few male Birthdays coming up, these will be used for them.
I do not put Sentiments on them all till I see what they might be needed for.

I have used:-  Base cards, Black card, some smooth Stamping Card, various inks
Stampscape Stamps from the above site.
 
That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit, I really appreciate that you stop by.
Till next time
Hugs

Patricia xxx