Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 Reminder

Hi there friends, I am back today with my 'Reminder'
card for 'The Flower Challenge'. I hope you have all
 checked out the amazing cards there already.

If not pop on over double quick, so much to see there
this month. Just make sure you add our challenge
button and say which prize you would like too.

 Sadly a few people haven't done that and will miss out
 on a prize. Read our rules please.

Of course as I mentioned in my earlier challenge
post there are prizes up for grabs this time too.
We are celebrating our 1st Birthday in style ;)
Anyway you are here to see my card I assume
so here it is.
Hello, Water colour, CAS, Mama Elephant
White Linen card
TH Watercolour card
Mama Elephant Botanic Hello stamp (from Sevenhillscrafts)
TH Distress inks
Clear Embossing ink
Wow Silver Sparkle embossing powder
Neat & Tangled clear sequins 
I stamped and heat embossed my water colour panel
 and coloured it using my Distress inks. Then I added
 watery wash around my image. A sprinkling of
 sequins and my card was finished.
This is our challenge button below to add with your card.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Star cards

Hi there friends, hope your weekend is going ok so far? Loving this warm weather we are having here at present, should be 24C on Monday too...whoo hoo...won't last of course lol !
Anyway I am just popping by to share my latest cards made for this week's 'Less is More' challenge.
They want us to use 'stars' this time and it's also the dreaded 'one layer' card week too. Yikes! first thought was whatever will I make. Then I remembered an older stamp set I have with stars in it so I made a card using a few of the stamps in that set.

Of course when I had finished it I wasn't I had another the LIM challenge...less really is more I thought......just keep it SS...or stupid simple! I found a nice sentiment stamp I like and silver embossed it. Then I drew a few stars and embossed them in silver too. A bit of watercolour in the background and it was complete. Am much happier with my simpler card ;)

A big welcome to all my latest followers also...welcome aboard and thanks for choosing to follow me.
I am back tomorrow with another 'reminder' card for 'The Flower Challenge', do help us celebrate our first birthday...there are prizes too! Of course as always....enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned ;)

LIM, Xmas, CAS 
 This was my second attempt but adding it first as I like it better ;)

White Linen card
Clearly Besotted sentiment stamp
Wow Silver Sparkle E/P
Quickie glue pen
Zig clean Color pen

I added some sparkle to the stars and hand drew a few more stars  too.

Bristol Board card
Avery Elle stamps
MFT Black Licorice ink
Glamour dust
Promarker pen (for shadow)
Black permanent pen

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Autumn card

Hi there friends, just popping in with my usual
card for this week's 'Less is More' challenge.
It's a colour theme this time and 'Hot & Spicy' 
This is what I came up with after a bit of 'faffing'
My card is later than usual as it's been a very
 challenging week to say the least for our family.
Also we had our grandchildren to stay also.
I will leave you the recipe for my OH's honey
ice-cream below too. Hope you love it as much
as we do ;)
Enjoy your week whatever you have planned!
LIM, Spicy, CAS
White Linen card
Bristol Board white card
TH Distress inks
My Favorite Things Sentiment Label Strip
Lawn Fawn leaves dies
Waffle Flower sentiment dies
TH Distress spray stain Tarnished Brass 
 I edged the leaves with the brass stain
Just love this shaped die!
Honey Ice-Cream 
(not sure where we saw original recipe, sorry)
Equal amounts of fresh custard & double cream
(We use the normal carton size of custard from either
 Tesco or Waitrose).
1-2 tea spoons Vanilla extract (to taste)
4 table spoons runny honey
Mix all together then chill in fridge for 30 mins.
Then put it in ice-cream machine to churn for
 20-30 mins. Freeze.
We just take a portion and add some crunchie bar
 crumbled up. It's so yummy, I guess it could be adapted
by adding melted chocolate and raspberries too?
My OH makes several different types, not sure of 
recipe for those but this is our favourite so far.
Enjoy ;)

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