Friday, 31 July 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
It's time to 'share an oldie'!!
Friday has come round again and I am joining in with Erika at Snappy Crafts in sharing an old crafty make from the past, just for fun, why not join in with us?
Kraft card blank
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die
Daisy embossing folder
Distress Inks for background
Flower Fairy Topper
Ribbon and Peel-Offs
Lots of Glitter!
Hope you liked my 'oldie' share today - a quick, scheduled post from me as I'm at my monthly Farmers Market this morning selling on my stall and will catch up with you all later.
Bye for now,

Thursday, 30 July 2015

As You Like It Challenge #59 - Fur or Feathers and WHY.

Hi Crafters,
A new challenge at As You Like It today and this week we are asking you to tell us WHY you like Fur or Feathers along with your creation.
Our sponsor for this week is Sweet Pea Stamps.
I have chosen Fur as my favourite because I own two cats and really love when they snuggle on your lap in the evenings. 
Penny Black Stamp - Purrfect Day Stamp Set
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Crafters Companion CD rom
EK Success Paw Print Punch
SB Beaded Ovals Die
Embossalicious Floral Embossing Folder
Sentiment - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Impression Obsession Cat Die Set
Ribbon and gems from stash
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #90 Use Ice-cream Shades
Eureka Stamps - #151 ATG
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Sketch # 76)
I Love Promarkers - #280 3 or More Layers
Creative Moments - #73 Bingo
(Die, Image, Flowers)
I'm looking forward to seeing what you choose for your favourite - don't forget to tell us WHY you like it -  but to see what the rest of the DT came up with pop over to the blog and have a peek.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you've left a comment then I thank you, it is so nice to read all of them and I will visit you as soon as I can.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #307 - Jolly Holiday

Hi Crafters,
Lovely to see you here on a Tuesday morning and this Tuesday brings us another challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
'Jolly Holidays'
We are sponsored by Michele R Designs who is offering a £10 voucher for her store.
This is my first House Mouse card and aren't they just the most adorable little mice ever?! I've always loved these little creatures and admired the cards made by others but I finally own a House Mouse stamp myself and I'm very pleased with it. Look at their cute little tummies, I hope they've remembered to put on their sun block.
Stamp - Summer Parasol - House Mouse Designs
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - unknown (bought in a bundle from Ebay, tickets also cut from papers)
Go Kreate Die - Large Frames Frilly #10
Spellbinders Dies - Marvellous Squares and Fancy Tags
Papermania Brads and Photo Anchors
Challenges I'd like to enter:
House Mouse Monday Challenge - #199 House Mouse and a Friend
Crafty Creations - #294 Four (4 tickets)
Cute Card Thursday - #383 Pets
Brown Sugar - #156 ATG
Creative Fingers - #88 ATG
Penny Black & More - ATG Add A Sentiment
Bunny Zoe's - Summer Breeze
Crafty Girlz - #4 ATG/Summer Holidays
Incy Wincy Designs - Summer Lovin'
Please visit the blog to find all the details and more inspiration for your 'Jolly Holidays' theme.
Bye for now,

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Let It Snow

Hi Crafters,
It's been a busy week here in Rainey's Craft Room, lots of orders coming in, cards going out, DT work and a couple of GDT spots that I was kindly asked to do in August so I am trying to get ahead for those. The housework has taken a back seat I'm afraid so I will have to knuckle down tomorrow and catch up with that too.
On to today...
 It's our fortnightly Christmas Card Club and Christine has chosen the theme of 'Let It Snow'. Now I have long admired the lovely little Penny Black stamp 'Snowy' but I haven't been able to get my hands on him anywhere - until now...
Stamp - Penny Black - Snowy
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - LOTV Winter Wishes
Glitter Cardstock
Marianne Designs Snowflake Trio Die
Spellbinders Classic Oval and Lacy Oval Die
LOTV Christmas Wishes Sentiment Wavy Stamp
Brad from Stash

...a side view to show the dimension.
I stamped 'Snowy' with brown Memento ink and he looks so different in brown than black, don't you think? I matched my colours to the papers as best as I could and followed a sketch that I found on Pinterest.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Eureka Stamps - #150 Christmas in July
Cardz 4 Guyz - #80 Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up
Deep Ocean Challenge - #108 Christmas in July
Penny Black & More - ATG with a Sentiment
Noor Designs - #8 Something Old, Something New
(Old - LOTV Paper Pad, New - 'Snowy' Stamp)
CHNC Extra - July - Christmas
Rudolph Days Challenge - Christmas ATG
We are more than half way through the year now so I am glad that my Christmas card stash is building up nicely. The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you on their blogs today so go and give them a look and get in to the Christmas groove and start making yours too. The links are in the tab at the top of my blog.
Well that's all from me, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
See you again soon,

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Brother-in-Laws Birthday Card

Hi Crafters,
It's my Brother-in-Laws birthday today and this is the card that I made for him.
Image - An old image stored on my computer
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Paper - Paper Cellar 'Checks' Pad
MFT Stitched Squares Die
Marianne Designs Mobile Phone Die and Sentiment Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted 'My Hero' Stamp and Die Set
Grosgrain Ribbon
Enamel Dots
His job was office based a while ago but he does something completely different now so I thought I would remind him of this earlier career with this quirky image that I have had on my computer for years. I've coloured it with my Promarkers and used a Marianne D. mobile phone die too. The 'Brother' sentiment was stamped and heat embossed before cutting out with the matching die which cuts perfectly accurately. My next purchase is the corresponding female set I think as I really love these.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #73 Bingo (Diagonal- Ribbon, Image, Pearls(hope enamel dots count as pearls?)
Crafty Creations - #294 Four (4 enamel dots)
Brown Sugar - #156 ATG
Sister Act - #116 ATG
Not a very good start to the day here, it's raining! In fact it hasn't stopped since yesterday and looks set to be the same for most of the week :P
I really don't like the rain, thank goodness I haven't got much planned that requires going out this week. Hope the weather is better where you are and enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
How did it get to be Friday, again?!
These weeks are definitely racing by, it's getting scary how quickly time is passing, do you all feel it? or is it just me.
Anyhow, as it's Friday it's also time to share an old crafty make from the past with Erika at Snappy Crafts. This is where we post a picture of a crafty project, just for fun, made a while ago. Now I only started taking regular photo's of my cards and projects when I started my blog a couple of years ago so the pictures of anything older are getting few and far between now but here is a cricketing card that I made some time back.
Stripy Cardstock - Limetree Crafts
Cricket Topper - Papermania (I think)
Word Dies - Britannia Dies
Peel-offs and Gems
It's fun to look back and see how your crafting has evolved and changed over the years, why not give it go and visit Erika on her blog and let her know that you've joined in.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

...and Now for Something Different!

Hi Crafters,
I've been promising Pamellia that I would get messy soon and make a mixed media project - something I haven't had much experience with but love the idea of it. There are so many talented mixed media artists out there that there is no shortage of inspiration and tutorials but it is finding the time and making the space in my room to do it. You really need to spread out and leave enough space around your work area for the 'splatter' zone!
Well I have been putting it off for long enough and although I have masses of orders and family cards to make I packed them all away and got out my non stick craft sheet, my limited supplies of crackle medium and paints, a few inks and seam binding and ...had a PLAY!!!
This is the result...

Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain.
Stamp Sets - Hunkydory Antique Pastime, Debbie Moore Travel set, Inkylicious Hession, Artemio Script stamp.
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - Hessian
Distress Crackle Paint
Gold gilding Wax
Suze Weinbergs Beadazzles - Macarena
Frantage - Aged Taupe and Aged Bronze
Sweet Dixie Balloon Die
Foam Pads
Metal Suitcase Charm
Seam binding dyed using DI's
Here are a few close ups of the crackle paint and details..
I believe this qualifies for some challenges...
Country View Crafts - On Your Travels
Try It On Tuesday - Hot & Wild ( Hot Colours)
Frilly & Funkie - Raise It Up
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up
Not Just Cards - #22 ATG
All the pieces started life as white card and were inked with DI then stamped, crackled and gilded. It took all day yesterday on and off to make this 8 inch tag allowing for drying time and pondering time - I felt a little out of my depth and a few pieces ended up in the bin but on the whole, I enjoyed it and I have some pieces of inked background card ready for the next project! Get me!!
Not a full-on mixed media piece like many I've seen but baby steps is the way to go I think until my confidence grows.
Thanks for popping in today and looking at my little mixed media tag, I hope you liked it and see you soon,

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 'Pick A Line' Bingo Board

Hi Crafters,
Thank you for taking the time to visit me today, your continued support and encouragement means so much to me along with your comments.
Today marks the beginning of another challenge at Top Tip Tuesday,  we would like to see your creations using a line from the Bingo Board on the blog.
I've been a bit greedy and used all the lines :)

...and it's another easel card! I'm on a roll with these after making one last week now I can't stop :)

...and here's a close up of that fab image...
Kenny K image - Texting Friends
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Stitching with Gutterman Top Stitch Thread in Red
Papers - DCWV Garden Party Stack and Chevrons from stash
SB Grand Scalloped Circle and Circle Dies
Marianne Designs Die - COL1359 Mobile phone die and sentiments
Kraft Cardstock
Ribbon and Pearls
Recollections flowers
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
 We are sponsored by Kenny K who are giving away 3 digital images to the winner!
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab & Funky - #268 Flower Delights
Brown Sugar - #155 Girly
Art By Miran - #36 ATG
Crafty Time - #3 Punches and Dies (3rd entry)
Little Claire's Designs - #59 In Bloom
Craft-Dee-Bowz - July ATG + Bow
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #14 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #69 ATG
Kenny K's Krafting Krew - #199 ATG (optional Christmas)
The rest of the DT have been busy making inspirational samples too so go and check out their fabulous makes and I will be back later to do a bit of commenting.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #133 - Anything Goes / Use a Moon and/or Stars

Hi Crafters,
Another fabulous challenge has started at 613 Avenue Create, you can join in with either the Anything Goes or the Moon and Stars theme.
Owl Image - Drawn With Character
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Night Sky - Distress Inks and embossed stars
Branch Die
Sentiment - Woodware Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sister Act - #115 ATG

As always our sponsors have some wonderful prizes lined up for the winners...

Bugaboo Stamps

Drawn with Character

All the details are on the blog , come and join in the fun.

Bye for now,


Friday, 17 July 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie on Friday'

Hi Crafters,
Friday again!
Time to join Erika with sharing an old crafty make from the past.
This card was made in 2012 using 'A Touch of Magic' CD Rom by Linda Ravenscroft.
The images on this CD are beautiful but then I'm biased as fairies and mystical creatures are a favourite of mine.
Why don't you look up your 'crafts from the past' and join in? Just leave Erika a comment letting her know that you've joined in and she will come visit you.
Well it's rather muggy here today and I'm feeling the heat a bit, I went out for a walk earlier and haven't cooled down yet, so I'm off to chill out in my craft room.
Hope you are all well, see you soon.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Floating By...

Hi Crafters,

**if you are looking for my As You Like It DT card then please scroll down to the previous post**
It's not often that I get to make a card just for fun but that's just what this one was and I thoroughly enjoyed making it. The bright and cheerful colours really lifted my mood and this came together quite quickly.

....and I'm so chuffed as I have made an easel card. I have been stuck in a rut of just making square cards for so long now that I fancied a change.'s a close up of that fab image..

Image - Tiddly Inks - Wryn Floating By
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Lori Whitlock Simple Summer
LOTV Sentiment Circle
Pink Paislee - Nantucket stamp
Papermania - Happy Birthday stamp
Jus-Cutz - Decorative Shapes #5 & #6 Dies
La La Land - Wave Border Die
Challenges I would like to enter:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #88 ATG/On The Beach
Fussy & Fancy - #143 Beach Fun
Bunny Zoe's - Summer Breeze
Crafty Girlz - #4 ATG/Summer Holidays
The Ribbon Girl - ATG with an Image
OSAAT - #241 Chillaxing
Eureka Stamps - #149 At The Beach
Tiddly Inks - #161 ATG with a Tiddly Image
Little Miss Muffet - #116 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #382 Water
Hope you liked my little easel card today, enjoy your evening!

Yay !!! Great News !!!

Hi Crafters,
I have been dying to reveal some exciting news that I have been sitting on for some weeks now... I was asked to join the 'As You Like It' Design Team! I am so honoured to be part of this fantastic team of crafty ladies and so here is my first official DT card for the challenge.
'Favourite Colour and Why'

Image - Whipper Snapper Designs Stamp - Good/Bad Santa
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Kanban Christmas Paper
Jus-Cutz Die - Decorative Shapes #6
Marianne Designs Bauble Die
Britannia Word Dies - Merry Christmas
Joy die - Snowflake
Ribbon and bows from Stash

Well, did you guess my favourite colour?

Red has always been my favourite colour, even when I was a little girl I always liked red things. I love the warmth and vibrancy of this colour and maybe I'm a little bit fiery by nature too, you'd have to ask my family about that :/

So back to the challenge, our sponsor is...

Sweet Pea Stamps

We would love to see what your favourite colours are but don't forget to tell us WHY it's your favourite too.
Please check out the fantastic projects from the DT ladies on the blog and then come and join us!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Friends Challenge - #9 ATG
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas in July (3rd entry)
CHNC Patterned Paper - July
CHNC Christmas Extra - July
The Ribbon Girl - ATG with an Image
Come & Get It - Christmas in July
Quirky Crafts - #14 Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Don't Be a Square
Deep Ocean - #108 Christmas in July

See you soon,


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Passion for Promarkers Challenge - #305 - Candy Crush

Hi Crafters,
How is everyone?
Great I hope, so it's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers. This week the theme is 'Candy Crush' i.e. be inspired by the game, colours, sweets, etc.
Our sponsor is Polkadoodles and they are offering two great images..
'Dollie Daydream Birthday'
'Winston Birthday'
If you'd like to join in with us please make sure that you use your Letraset markers on your project and follow the theme.
My project this time is a door hanger and has this glorious Polkadoodles image, coloured with my Promarkers of course. My colours are a little more subtle than the Candy Crush game but I was thinking about my favourite childhood sweet - bubblegum. It came in lovely blueberry and strawberry flavours.
Chipboard door hanger
SB Oval Floral Die
Octavia Moonfly papers
Octavia Moonfly image
Ribbon from stash
Flowers - Prima
A close up of the gorgeous image...
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Little Claire's Designs - #59 In Bloom
Not Just Cards - #22 ATG
Craft-Dee BowZ - July ATG + a Bow
Delicious Doodles - #2 Myth and Magic
The Ribbon Girl - Everything Goes with an Image
Thanks for joining me today, see you soon,

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #14 - Christmas Tree/Tree with Sparkle

Hi Crafters,
It's time for another Christmas card challenge, the theme is an easy one, 'Christmas Trees with Sparkle' and here is my card...

Christmas Papers Kit - Create & Craft
Spellbinders Leafy Squares Die

Mojo Monday - Sketch #405

Sister Act - #114 ATG
Creative Fingers - #87 ATG
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas in July
CHNC Extra - Christmas July Challenge
CHNC Patterned Paper - July
It's a quick scheduled post from me today as I am manning my stall at a Family Fun Day, hope the weather holds out for us.
I will be round to comment later this evening.

See you then,

Friday, 10 July 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
Well it's that time again where I join in with Erika and share an old crafty project just for fun.
This one dates back to the beginning of 2012 when I followed a video tutorial by Claire Charville on how to create one of her beautiful albums. This one used Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue papers and chipboard embellishments.
Now I'm going to warn you it is a very photo heavy post as I had to photo every page with and without the tags and added folders for you to be able to see the pockets and pieces that tuck in the pages, so here we go.....
The front's a biggie, it measures 19 x 26 x 8 cm
each of those leaves were cut individually from the papers and wired on to stems.
I made my own door plate from cardstock and painted it to give a metal effect as I didn't have a G45 one.
(1) the first page with tags...

(1) tags and photo mats taken out.
(2) second page

(2) photo mats and tags removed
(2) magnetic lift up flap with photo mat and tag
(3) third page

(3) photo mats and tags removed
(4) fourth page

(4) photo mats, tag and passport booklet removed
(5) fifth page

(5) photo mat, notebook and tag removed
(6) sixth page

(6) envelope pockets with tags removed
(7) seventh page

(7) magnetic flap, photo mats and tags
(8) eighth page

(8) envelope pocket with booklet and tags
(9) ninth page

(9) folder and photo mats
(10) tenth page

(10) another magnetic flap with photo mats and tags
This was a fantastic project to make albeit a time consuming one and I learnt lots of techniques whilst making this first album. I haven't had a chance to make another in the last three years but I would like to make one again. I really enjoyed creating all the hidden pockets and flaps which make it interesting to the viewer as they discover something new on every page.
Well I hope you liked my 'oldie' make for today, if you would like to join in with this fun event on a Friday just give Erika a nod on her blog and join in!
See you soon,