Wednesday, 21 August 2019

We're all going on a Summer Holiday

Hello again,

We are currently taking our summer vacation over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. But that doesn't mean we aren't all crafting....

To help you through the long summer break, here is a tutorial. If you are new to card making I hope you find this help, if your a seasoned crafter then I hope this brings you inspiration. It's also a great project for little hands.

Simple Masked Aperture

You will need a selection of inks, stamps, sticky notes, bone-folder & card blank.
Plus either a circular punch or die or hand-cutting.

Cut the mask out of the sticky note and place in centre of card front
(you can off-set it if you want)

Start with the lightest ink  and largest stamp first

Slowly moving through the different size stamps and inks


Deliberately used the smallest stamp for the darkest ink

Remove the mask

You have a nice clean centre

Finally add your favourite sentiment

The die-cut sentiment was my favourite for this particular project.

What about adding some glitter or pale blue gems?

Back soon
Hugs & Happy Thoughts
Buffy xx


Monday, 19 August 2019

Games Night


So had my sister-in-law and her other half and my niece round on saturday for a family games night.

It was just too irresistible, we had to get my sis-in-law to have a go at a PS4 game called Beat Saber.




It didn't help (but was funny) when my niece start shouting her mum with one of our many Nerf guns

Not sure if my sis-in-law will ever forgive us 😂😂

Back soon with more daftness
Hugs & Happy Thought
Buffy xx

p.s. Remember, Sister-in-Laws are for life not just for Christmas 😂

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Pearls and Gems

Another week, another challenge.

Over at Fab'n'Funky challenges we would like you to create a project using:

Pearls/Gem
(or both)

I've created another masking-technique card. This is for a lovely lady who is retiring. It was quite difficult to decide what theme to use for her card. She loves travel, has a small interest in sewing (she's been working on a wee quilt since she was 19) and she loves flowers.
Every flower has a gem centre, because why not! The sentiment is another one of my "need to use stamp-sets, this is "FTLS-Blooming Sentiments" The flowers stamps are from Honey-Do Crafts.

Please pop over to Fab'n'Funky challenges and leave some love for our lovely design team

Back soon with more sharing

Hugs & Happy Thoughts
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Sunny Summer

Hello again,

We are thinking summery thoughts over at Fab'n'Funky challenges.
Well you they say, cover up and seek shade, so I have masked up and multi toned for our lovely

"Sunny Summer"

I'm very much a flowery girl at heart

For this card I first stamped the sentiment, then created a mask with a sticky-note. Once the sentiment was masked I stamped the darkest coloured flowers (Plum), then the dark pink, and final the light pink. A few well placed leaves/foliage in two shades of green.
The sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - Cardio

I'm quite pleased because as I finished the card I noticed  my purple Campanula were flowering.

My fellow design team have some stunning cards to inspire you, so please pop over and leave them some sunny thoughts.

I'm still working on that beer mat bathrobe, but I'm hoping to share it with you the weekend after this one.

Back with more sharing soon
Hugs & Happy Thoughts
Buffy xx

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