Sunday, 29 March 2015

Saturday's creations

Good morning friends and fellow bloggers, I hope you have remembered to put your clocks forward. Yay first day of spring.......and it's raining here 😕.  Today I would like to share with you the projects I made yesterday (Saturday) . The 3 cards and altered matchbox are all for challenges over on Docrafts.

2 Ladybug hair clippies

                                                          Enchanted Challenge card

Altered Matchbox Challenge

Bear Challenge

Noah's Ark Challenge

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you leave any comments, they will be most appreciated. Lainie xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Male dancer

Hello friends and fellow bloggers, I hope you are well and the weather is being kind to you.  It's sunny here today, which makes a nice change.  I thought I would share a card I made for The Little Rascal Challenge over on Docrafts. The theme was a male dancing. I found this image on here and just added a pair of ribbon sculptured Ballet Slippers, using the technique used for my  Ballet Slippers Hair Clippie.   I hope you like it. Sorry the slippers don't show up too well in the photo, I think it is a combination of artificial light and black ribbon.
Thank you so much for paying my blog a visit and I really do appreciate your comments.
Lainie xx

Friday, 20 March 2015

More Hair Clippies

Good morning friends, followers and fellow bloggers, I hope you are all well. I have just spent the past 2 days in bed with a rotten cold, sounds like I am a wimp, I know but my eyes and nose were continually streaming and I ended up with vertigo. I don't know what that was about. So as I am feeling a little better today I thought I would share with you a few more hair clippies that I have recently made. The ideas have all come from YouTube,  so I am not taking any credit for their uniquity but I hope you'll like my interpretation of them.

 This Minnie Mouse design was inspired by Mandy Beyeler

These 2 Kanzashi flowers were inspired  by the Flower Art tutorials.

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate your comments.

Lainie xx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

P is for Patterned Paper

Just wanted to share another card with you that I have just finished, gosh, I'm on a roll tonight lol. This one I would like to enter in to the Butterfly blog challenge The theme is P for Patterned paper and as I had this one stored on my computer I thought it perfect for the challenge.   I added a couple of 3d butterfly stickers and peel off borders to complete my card.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you may wish to leave.

Lainie xx


Hello again, I have just finished this card for the Dolly Mixture Challenge over on Docrafts and thought it would be perfect for the Fab n Funky blog challenge Fab n Funky Challenge as well.
I used some free Confetti papers from Quick Cards magazine
the image is  a Sugar Nellie digi stamp - Sophia which I coloured with Promarkers
The flowers were punched out of green and pink scraps from my stash
The lace was from my stash
I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. 

Thank you for visiting and gor any comments you may wish to leave. 
Lainie xx

Shaving foam backgrounds

Hello friends, followers and callers by. I have at last managed to get my act together and do a shaving foam tutorial.  It really is so easy and it is great fun, even if a little messy, so wear rubber gloves if you wish but because it's shaving foam it doesn't stain.
So are you ready?
Then here goes.

Step 1
Start by adding some shaving foam to a non stick craft mat or any wipe cleanable surface.

Step 2
Add a few drops of ink in as many colours as you wish - I used Tim Holt Distress ink in Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn but you can use any re-inkers in any colours.

Step 3
Lightly blend the inks with either a wooden skewer, a ruler, cocktail stick, knitting needle or the handle of a paintbrush etc.

Step 4. To create a background

Place a sheet of card or paper (any size) directly on top of the inky  shaving foam.

Step 5

Lift off, dragging slightly towards you as you do and then either leave to dry for a slightly textured result or as I have done here, scrape off the ink with a ruler.

 This can now be cut to size, stamped on, die cut or used in any way you wish.

 Step 6 For a Stencilled Background

Tape your chosen stencil to a piece of card stock

Step 7

Spread inky shaving foam all over the stencil

Step 8
Scrape off the foam with a ruler. Remove the stencil and either leave to dry or as I have done, wipe the excess foam off with a piece of kitchen towel

I must admit, I wish I had left it to dry naturally as the effect was much better but it is always trial and error and sometimes it turns out awesome and other times, awful.

I do hope you give this one a go as you can create some wonderful effects even with just one ink, just don't blend too much.

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all you mums.

Thank you for dropping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.

Lainie xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Latest Makes

Good morning friend,  followers and callers by, I hope the sun is shining where you are. It actually feels as though spring has arrived and now that my daffodils are beginning to bloom, I have some colour in my gardens at last.
Today I am sharing with you 2 more hair clippies that I've made, both with the help of youtube of course.  The double tuxedo bow one is more fiddly than the flowers would you believe? Anyhow, I hope you like them and are not fed up with seeing them.
I aim to post a tutorial on the shaving foam backgrounds that I have been using on my cards, as some people have never tried it.
Here's a card with one of my backgrounds:

I thought it suited the theme for the challenge which I entered this card for over at Docrafts which was Cottage Garden. What do you think?
Anyway enough of my ramblings.
Just would like to say thank you for visiting my blog and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Lainie xx

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Alice in Wonderland theme

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.  I have been busy making cards for the different challenges over on Docrafts. This one is for the Little Rascal Challenge and the theme was any male character from Alice in Wonderland.
I also have been making some more hair clippies. Laceybowsboutique on YouTube showed us how to make flower hair clippies so had a go myself.
You have already seen the black Tuxedo bow but I made one in red plus another Ballet Slippers one.

I hope you all have been able to enjoy some nice weather today. We were able to tidy our garden and we actually sat out in the sunshine with a cup of coffee.
Thank  you for visiting or folowing myblog and if you do comment thank you for that too.
Lainie xx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Best Friends Forever

Good morning friends and followers and welcome to all visitors to my blog.  The card I am sharing with you today is one I made last night for the Dolly Mixture Challenge over on Docrafts. The theme was Dolly and Friend.  For my card I used:
Jane Nestorenko stamp from the Apple of my Eye collection which I Paper Pieced and coloured with Promarkers before cutting out and adding to the background on foam pads.
Free patterned papers used for background
Wink of Stella in Clear for the dandelion seeds

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are always appreciated.

Lainie xx

Tuxedo Bow Hair Clippie

Good afternoon to you all, it's so lovely to see some sunshine today. So why am I shut away in my craft room? To get away from 7 noisy little dogs is why lol. Only 5 are mine, I am minding 2 for friends for a while.
Any way, following the success of my Ballet Slippers Hair Clippie,  I decided to search YouTube for another tutorial and found a fab one on how to make Tuxedo Bows Hair Clippies and as you do, I just had to give it a go. What do you think? The tutorial was by  DIY QUEEN and was really easy to follow, just how I like it. I shall definitely be making more in different colours for my grandaughter and possibly to sell too.

Thank you for dropping by and any comments you leave are really appreciated. 
Lainie xx