Thursday, 19 October 2017

I know its been along time

Good Morning Crafter's yes I know its been along time since I posted anything on this No.2 blog but as you are probably aware I have had a very painful and difficult few months since Christmas last year and its taking me longer to become motivated to start up this particular blog and even my No.1 blog has suffered to, Ive just been posting my Challenge Cards.
Its now almost 5 years since I started posting on this blog and 9 years since  I started my No.1 blog so I should offer some blog candy but Im going to give this year a miss if you dont mind as this is not the time to do so, I know I have lost my regular visitors on here and the same on my other blog I will make up for it hopefully by improving things by my 10th anniversary next year.
Now thats out of the way I must admit to having been making the odd card now and again all though the year and just in the last week I have created at least 7 new cards and Im going to post them here in a moment.
Firstly I want to tell you that Im gradually readjusting to having part of my large bowel removed and thank goodness Im now out of the terrible pain I have suffered Thank God. I wasnt aware how bad I was and again I Thank God for sparing me as my actual bowel had perforated and luckily because I had a lot of scar tissue from my Endemetriosis and Body Fat it had sealed it in and stopped it going into my body and causing Sepsis, so if you suffer with Diverticulitis please do make sure you keep your eye on your symphtoms.
And now to get of my Health and start a new term here, and I have had these Art Impressions fabulous stamps for quite along time and as I need to create several female cards I thought these were ideal for my friends and family, hope you do to.

I sincerely hope that they make you smile as much as they do me, the backgrounds on 6 of them is the new Distress Oxides which I absolutely love, and as I only had the six I used the background papers from one of the Sweetshoppe Papers on the last one.
Hopefully it wont be quite so long before I get back to you.

Friday, 17 March 2017

New Baby Cards using Sue Wilson Dies and Stamps

Just over the next few months I have several friends and family who are having babies and to start the year of at the beginning of this month my great niece gave birth to a beautiful little girl, and then another friend her son had a little boy, and then we have two more little boys due in the next few months so you can guess what I have been doing, I do hope you like the results of the two I am posting today which were created using Sue Wilson's New Arrivals Die and Stamps, also using Phil Martins paper pad.
These Cards are being entered in the following Challenges:- 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Two Cards for the Facebook Sundays with Santa Challenges

These two cards were created using the new Groovie Plates, its been  a number of years since I did any parching but this new way of drawing the pictures is so much easier than it used to be, and these two were made for the Challenges I host over on Facebook, after I used the plates to draw the pictures I then used my pencils to colour them from the back and my PCA tools to emboss them, before mounting them up on the red and green square mounts.
If your interested in joining the page let me know, its a way of creating a stash of cards ready to sign and send come this Xmas.
These Cards are being entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Card for Through the Craft Door Facebook Page

This last weekend I was lucky enough to be allowed to download this gorgeous "Wild Roses" image from "Through the Craft Door" Facebook page, and I have to admit that roses are one of those flowers I love and so did my mum, whose favourite colour was a deep deep red one, and she would plant whole beds of them in her garden, and she also love the scent of them to, I can if I shut my eyes see her bending over the flowers and drinking in the smell of them. She also love to collect pictures of them to, and my dad would bring her home calendars that were full of the pictures and then frame them for her.
So you can imagine that this image bought lovely memories back for me, and I was also extremely lucky to receive from a very dear friend of mine in Guernsey a rose bush out of the blue and this one also is a deep red so Im so looking forward to seeing it come into bloom.
I think I had better get back to explaining what I have done, I printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I used a square Nestabilitie die to cut it out and Art Nouveau one for the mount out of red card.
The actual card is a 7.50"x 7.50" white card with a first mount out of red card the papers are from SweetShoppe Designs and I have use three of the papers and layered them up as shown. I also used a ribbon which is just shown in the left hand corner above the pink paper and below the top multi green mount. I then placed my mounted image towards the top in the center with the sentiment down below towards the right hand corner. To finish of I have used some Nuvo Pearl drops in all four courners.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 2 February 2017

A Card for the last ArtbyMiran Facebook Reserved Challenge

Good Morning Crafters, I cannot believe its 2 months since I posted a card here on my No.2 blog I have been creating but as Ive been rather ill over this time I may have not felt like posting anything I made, Im really sorry to have let you down.
Anyway a very Happy New Year to you and over on Facebook Art by Miran are changing their Reserved Monthly Challenge and this is the last one they are hosting, as always you are entitled to a free image if you have taken part in the last months Challenge and this is the  young lady for this month.

I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her out with a Spellbinders rectangle die and a fancy one for the mount out of mauve card. I stamped the sentiment onto white card and I have used the small die as shown to mount it.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of mauve card and the papers are also from Art by Miran and I have used three papers in lilac, pink and blue and used a Martha Stewart Border die to give it a fancy edge then layered them up as who in the photo.
I then placed my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment underneath, to finish of I have used Tonic's pearl drops in three of the corners.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 17 December 2016

My last post for this year and a Happy Christmas to you All


I was so struck by the designs of these Clarity Stamp Groovi plates from Jayne Nestarenko and I decided I just had to give them a try, its been about 8 years since I did much parchment but this new way of doing it is certainly a lot easier than trying to draw out all the lines.
I have used all three of the plates and designed the whole layout. I then after I had done the white work I coloured it with my Karisma Polychromo pencils.
To finish of I layered it up on a dark blue background, its rather big 8"x 8" but Im pleased with the end result I hope you also like it to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper December Challenge

Good Morning Crafters this is the last blog post that I shall be making for Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge so I want to thank Hazel for letting me be part of her Design Team for the last year and I want to wish the Team all the best for the future.
And here is the Card I created for this last Challenge for me

This stamp image is from Marianne Designs I stamped it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens I then glittered it and cut it out with a Marianne die and inked through the diecut holes. I then placed it onto a piece of blue card to make if stand out more on the patterned background.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is a piece of blue card the backing paper is from Creative Expressions then in the corners I have used the Memory Box dies to create the diecut designs.
I then laid my mounted image in the center and stamped a sentiment onto another piece of white card and cut it out with a oval die and inked this around the edge to. I then placed it before the mounted image in the center.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to the CraftyHazelnutsPatternedPaper Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspirations.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-