Well, hasn't it been a very long time since I was here last? WOW! time definately does fly!
So, where have I been? Gosh, now that is a question. To be brief, lets just say, life has it's curve balls & we have to deal with what we have, so cutting it short, health was and still is an issue. I am now dealing with breast cancer, I lost my Father the beginning of this month and 19 months ago, I lost my Mother - both to cancer.
But despite that, I can say that I am grateful that both my parents we cared for and passed peacfully and I remain positive in dealing with my cancer. I have a wonderful husband & family & their support is constant. I live for the day and deal with whatever is thrown at me and, when I need to shut off my little ol' craft room gets a visit! And talking of craft room, I want to mention that I was approached by a card making editor, asking me if she could do a feature on me! That was a lovely surprise and came in a time when I needed distraction (I was waiting on results at the time).
So, without further a do, here is my card, featuring stamps used from one of my favourte stamp companies, WPlus9!
I used the stamps from the Holiday Houses stamp set.
Making cards & Papercraft Magazine (in your shops now)
Here's the feature!!
So, that's my little update. I'm hoping to maybe get back here more often, in my good weeks between treatment, so watch this space.
WOW! How excited am I? Yep, pretty much! I only won the watercolour challenge over at Addicted to CAS a fortnight ago - I am soooo happy & grateful - if you joined in then you would have seen all the beautiful creations that entered. Honestly, I am so glad I didn't have to choose a winner - they all would've won if it was my choice.
SO, I'm still excited as I was invited to be a
Yes! I find it difficult to believe too! I am however, very grateful for the honour, as I was for winning the watercolour Challenge a fortnight ago!
The Codeword challenge for this fortnight is
Just in time for Halloween! This theme can be interpreted anyway you like but please bear in mind that your card will need to be clean & simple!
I used my Ranger dye ink to stamps the sweet little stitched flower, button and leaf images for the background of my card. I then die cut the flowers, leaves and little button from plain white paper to add to my card. I die cut the circle from an unbranded die and then stamped the 'we LOVE YOU' in the blue ink. I finished my card off with a few iridescent sequins. I love this card as the colours are really as vibrant as you see here- and of course, I love anything Wplus9 so it's an all round win for me! This card will be heading off to my Sister!
Just a side note regarding the Ranger inks -which I sincerely LOVE - I purchased them in a UK online store, for a fabulous price - click the link if you've been thinking about purchasing some - they were on offer and selling fast.( At the time of this blog posting, there were not many ink pads left but lots of re-inkers in stock).
So, that's it for now. Look out for my next post (Saturday) I have some exciting news to share!
These two cards below, were posted on over at my Instagram account - the second pic was posted with a caution - that background....it's so bright! lol
I have been enjoying playing with the Autumn Morning, rustling leaves stamps from Crafter's Companion UK. I've created cards with traditional Autumn colours but on these two cards, I fancied a change - Oh my...seriously, they are as bright at they look. I used Ranger Dye inks to stamp these leaves and I have to say I LOVE these inks! The background of the second card was made using Distress inks. I'm calling that card my 'Tree of Hope' - I shall be framing it & placing it on my craft room wall.
I hope my cards have 'brightened' your day ;-)
I would like to include my first card into the following challenges:
I have a a card to show you that I thoroughly had fun creating! I stamped the Autumn morning rustling leaves stamp set-from Crafter's Companion with Distress inks & continued to water colour. Such a relaxing, enjoyable time was had making this card! I love how it turned out.
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
I have a couple of cards to share today. I must admit, to get the results of the cards below I have had to practice, practice, practice! I have been frustrated to the hilt I can tell you.....Oh these layering stamps ...while the end result looks gorgeous, trying to get them lined up when I started out stamping them, and looking half decent - DID NOT look decent - ha! But I persevered and believe me, these results look a 100 x better that when I started out. I still have a lot to learn, so long may I continue learning - heehee!