Crafting with a purpose

A weekends work


Life sometimes gets in the way, but I like to make time for my “therapy” – my crating. Someone once told me that if I didn’t craft – think about how much I would be paying to relax in other ways, and that made sense that what makes me happy is to craft (among other things).

This weekend I’ve been working on some props for a friends impromptu hen night being run by her Senior Section unit this coming week. Shhh…….. she’s unaware so I’m hoping that these props will help the celebrations along.

These are some props I found on scan n cut canvas. Some are as they should be others I’ve adapted to suit the occasion. They were so fun and quirky to make! I chose to ink mine too to add depth, with picked raspberry distress Ink.

First design team challenge!

So here goes for my first posting to the C.R.A.F.T Challenge #441 – Winter.

I’ve used things I had in my own stash since I’m new to the team, so these two cards are my interpretation of Winter.

The first card I created for this challenge was a simple moody sky with some shadow trees. I think the atmosphere in the sky is huge!

The second is a much more contemporary card with Teddy Bo and Co stamps and distress inks. There was also a gorjuss stamp used to add depth to the ground. The distress inks were Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, Weathered Wood.

X Cut – Cut and emboss butterfly folder

I picked up this X Cut cut and embossing folder earlier as I’ve seen them and wanted to try them but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

It’s a folder that I thought had lots of design possibilities. My first cut has been out of black and I hope you’ll agree that just by putting a pretty paper behind it looks stunning.

I’ve now mounted this up and am really pleased with the result.

I can’t wait to try it out in other ways. Plus you get the bits you’ve cut out to play with too. I love this concept!

I’d like to enter this into:

Crafting with an Attitude challenge 33 Anything goes – http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-33.html

LTCCB #16 – November Anything Goes – https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/ltccb-16-november-anything-goes.html

Creative Fingers challenge #140 Anything goes – http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-140-and-winners-138.html

A Golden Celebration

I’ve been preparing for a Golden celebration that will take place very soon. How many couples these days are married for 50 Golden years? My parents have almost reached that special day and I’m hoping to surprise them with some decorative crafty touches for their special day.

I’ve been making paper bunting from the tattered lace USB. So easy to make and you can say exactly what you want to say. Even the characters like ampersand which aren’t there you can make up by adding a letter on top of the plain bunting that is provided.

Being a crafter friends and family know that there will be a hand made card too my parents are no exception! So here’s the card I’ve prepared for their special day.