Thursday, 10 August 2017

Distress inks are the best.....

.....of course that is my opinion!
I love distress inks and as you will know by now I love them and always go
right back to them... 

So as you know by now my blog name has change and I am now flying solo
with out Penrith Crafts to my blog and I have to say it feels strange

but I hope you like the name...

Soooo then to this fortnights challenge is at As You Like It





The sponsor of this challenge is


The challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Embellishment (& why).


I don't tend to use many embellishments but I LOVE pearls and usually
it's the small ones that I make a beeline for as they are good one any kind of card.
I have embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder and then added a little distress inks a little splash of water and then some lovely mini pearls
The Merry is cut and added.

Challenges:


Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -- Anything Goes for Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Ooh La La Creations -Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

ABC Christmas challenge P,Q and or R

Good morning everyone!

This months ABC Christmas Challenge is here for August




Thanks to everyone who played along last month...don't forget to check the winner and Top picks for the last challenge!


We have three fun themes to choose from...or combine...this month:


P - People
Q - Quick
R - Red

(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)


The sponsors for this challenge:



There's also a little prize from me too...


A cute little Gorjuss Girl stamp set




For my card as I am running around like a mad woman at present I went for Q is for Quick


Challenges I am playing along with are:

Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge - Splatter it 
A Snowflakes Promise E3 #42- Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #314 Countdown To Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge E3 - #11 - Anything Christmas Goes 
Make My Monday #51 MONOCHROMATIC (Week 2)
Ooh La La Creations #234 ANYTHING GOES  (Week 1




happy crafting 
hugs me x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Closing down!


I am Sad to say Penrith Crafts is closing down
I have worked there for nearly 10 years and I am really very sad
But I totally understand why Sandra has come to the decision to close down
its not an easy decision but as time has gone on this past year it has become all too obvious that more and more people are trying to save their pennies and buy online.
As the generations of crafters and shoppers age the younger generations are not shopping in the high streets and therefore the small shops can not hold on any longer.... I could go on for hours to how this affects Sandra and also myself but...

All I am going to say is I WILL miss Penrith Crafts
so please if you get a chance before the 23rd September please pop in and grab a bargain
and say ta ra to us!
 


I am Sad also because I will have to close this blog too as I blog for myself and the shop.
I will work out over the next few weeks how to do that..
or if I can change it but I don't think I can do that?

anyway sad and can't say much more
hugs me x


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Favourite Colour Duo at As You Like It


This fortnights challenge at As You Like It Challenge



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colour Duo (& why).

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.



The sponsor of this challenge is





I have many favourite colours but a duo I really love and use a lot always has blue or brown or both so I guess that's one of my firm go to favourites.
I have stamped this gorgeous Stag and heat embossed it and then used distress inks to blend and water to colour the stag and over stamping the text and some splattering :)


Heres a few challenges I am playing along with



Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas


Happy Crafting


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