Tuesday, 30 September 2014

High Hopes: Frosty Snowman

This week's challenge at High Hopes is to
Include a sentiment on the front
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

My card uses Frosty Snowman and Bold Merry Christmas greeting.  Coloured with promarkers and clear gloss added to his nose.
I'm rubbish at 'random' so I used my falling snow stencil from Simon Says to mark where I was putting my snow and then added some white enamel dots ... got that tip from Debby a while back :)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Simple Sympathy

This card was inspired by this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoaststampers - bfinlay.  Here's Brenda's original.
I used a different image, used bling instead of sequins and changed to a sympathy card.  Other than that I didn't change very much as I loved her original so much!

My image is a super old stamp from Cornish Heritage Farm (I think) - possibly one of the first I bought and it still sees ink now and then!  Coloured with promarkers.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Sister Act #75 - anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge #67 - flower power

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Snowman Pile

Our new challenge at High Hopes this week is ...
Stitching (real or faux)
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

My card uses Snowman Pile - coloured with promarkers and some glear gloss / glitter added to their bows.
I've also used my new favourite toy ... falling snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  Paper Smooches snowflake dies.

Other challenges:
Inky Chicks #38 - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - oh how cute
Merry Monday #127 - bingo - I used sparkle / die cut / red
Crafting when we can #78 - Christmas come early
Layout from Crazy 4 Challenges #254
Stamp and Create September - circles / dots
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card extra - September
Colour theme from The Card Concept #19 - lime, red, yellow - I used the clean and layered style

Monday, 22 September 2014

1st Birthday girl

This is an oooooold stamp from the darkest corners of my stash that hasn't seen ink for ages.  Bad me.  Isn't she such a cutie!

Nellie Snellen stamp - coloured with pencils.  Clear gloss added to some highlights and glitter to others.

Sorry for the crappy photo ... the dark evenings are here already and we've had our first lot of Canadian Geese over for their winter hols, so Autumn is definitely on the way.  Though we've had a beautiful September so far, lots of sunshine and no rain... not too often we're still watering our plants at this time of year ;)

Crafty Little Fairies - September - sparkle and bling
The Squirrel and the Fox #78 - Happy Birthday
CAS on Sunday #42 - sequins celebration
A Gem of a challenge #128 - milestone birthday
Crafts for Eternity #194 - my style - I'm cute and CAS mostly!
Crafty Girls #27 - anything goes
Fab'n Funky #229 - show us a number
Top Tip Tuesday - kids









Sunday, 21 September 2014

Birthday Girls

Just a super quick post from me tonight - Downton Abbey is back on the telly.  Yeaaa :)

This card is for a friend in work, and the inside reads 'from the girls'.  The stamp is Gertie, Millie and Hattie from High Hopes ... I masked off my image a couple of times to get the crowd effect and coloured one yellow for the special birthday girl.  Sentiment is an alpha set from Sarah Hurley.
Coloured with promarkers / copics, clear gloss added to their legs and beaks, and sparkle to the birthday goose.  I love how it turned out :)

Sparkles Monthly challenge #60 - things with wings
Stamping Sensations September challenge - things with wings
A Gem of a challenge #128 - milestone birthday
Sister Act #75 - anything goes
Fab'n Funky #229 - show us a number
Simon Says Stamp Monday - use a technique (masking)
Pile it On #38 - shiny
The Squirrel and the Fox #78 - Happy Birthday

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

No Peeking Elves

Our new challenge at High Hopes is ...
Sparkle/Glitter
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

My card uses the new No Peeking Elves stamp, aren't they so cute!  I've used promarkers to colour and added some clear gloss and glitter to the ribbons on the pressies.  I also have some sparkle in the red border under my sentiment - its like a raised plastic dome strip with lots of sparkle that's been in my stash for years.

Other challenges...

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Butterfly Get Well Soon

I haven't used this little girl for a while, I think she's my favourite Lili of the Valley stamp  - she's such a pleasure to colour, and very versatile for different occasions too.
Coloured with pencils.
Peach base embossed with a really oooooold Ellison mini embossing folder which I haven't used for ages either.
Image coloured with pencils.