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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Creative Therapy

Anyone who doesn't colour will probably not understand why I spent a good while making this card on Friday. My Mum was dying, I could not do anything and I make a card - I know sounds crazy. Thursday evening my Mum had a massive brain haemorrhage and was effectively in a coma. We just had to wait. My sister wanted a farewell card for a friend who is going to Holland so I just got on and made it.

The image is from Carmen Gamble @ Beyond The Fringe Crafts and the words were translated in google and added before colouring with Copics.

Mum passed away Friday evening and we are all trying to come to terms with our loss.

Monday, 13 July 2015

A little bit of creative play

One of my students celebrates his Birthday during the school holidays so here is the card I have made for him. I will give it to his Mum today, at our last session, so she can keep it until 27th. Jester is quite an appropriate image!

This card is for the JUGS301 challenge to include gold - gold pen, gold embossing and gold card. It is also for F4A281 at Splitcoast which is to use a big image - this Magenta one is wood mounted and is about 4 inches square. I worked with Inktense pencils for a change.


I am hoping next year he may have calmed down a little and lessons will be more rewarding.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Placemat Snowman

I often check out the Saturday Inspiration challenge at Splitcoaststampers and the inspiration website stays open for days and no inspiration hits. Well this weekend I was inspired by this cute snowman and the High Hopes snowmen I have came to mind. Some Copic colouring, paper piecing, doodling and background colouring with Pan Pastels - this is my card


One more to add to my 2015 collection.

Friday, 26 June 2015

MFP June Blog Hop - Farewell and see you in the big stamping world.

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop


This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 - Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

This is my last hop with MFP. I joined before it was a Heinrich company so it's been a while. I am sorry to be leaving completely, as this was never my intention. The closing of the FOSTV challenge following close on the heels of my decision to step down from the senior team has led to this place. I will certainly enjoy playing with all the other stamps I have accumulated.

I have added some other cards today to liven up my final MFP post.

 This is my card with today's set using some marbled paper I created some time ago.

 This is my card for F4A278 using Umbrellas and Fans. I used some Birthday wrapping which I saved from March.

This card uses the Calendar set and Brushos with sketch SC545


This is my favourite card this month. I used Huge Blooms with Copics and the sketch SC545.

Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back soon to see the next chapter of my creative life!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

MFP Jun Blog Hop - Day 3

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop


This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 - Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

This is my last hop with MFP. I joined before it was a Heinrich company so it's been a while. I am sorry to be leaving completely, as this was never my intention. The closing of the FOSTV challenge following close on the heels of my decision to step down from the senior team has led to this place. I will certainly enjoy playing with all the other stamps I have accumulated. 

This set is the one I like best this month and hence two cards.





Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!! 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

MFP June Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop


This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 - Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

This is my last hop with MFP. I joined before it was a Heinrich company so it's been a while. I am sorry to be leaving completely, as this was never my intention. The closing of the FOSTV challenge following close on the heels of my decision to step down from the senior team has led to this place. I will certainly enjoy playing with all the other stamps I have accumulated. 

Sorry just one outfit - Chuck will go in a shoe box and no war type stuff allowed.


I have added some more interesting eye candy too in the way of a card made for an upcoming Birthday. I have used TLC539 (Latch Card) and CAS330 (Stars / Stripes) as my inspiration along with the Island Life set.


Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

MFP June Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop


This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23 - Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24 - Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25 - Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26 - Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

This is my last hop with MFP. I joined before it was a Heinrich company so it's been a while. I am sorry to be leaving completely, as this was never my intention. The closing of the FOSTV challenge following close on the heels of my decision to step down from the senior team has led to this place. I will certainly enjoy playing with all the other stamps I have accumulated. 

Chuck and an outfit- for an OCC shoe box - sorry he looks so pale - sunny day!


Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!