Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Uncle Derek's 70th Birthday

This card is for my Uncle's 70th Birthday - he lives out in the countryside so I thought this Funny Farm stamp from High Hopes would be perfect.

For some reason my photo came out a bit 'glary' - I'd outlined my image with a pale blue copic marker and also used it to highlight the sheep's wool but it doesn't show up at all in the photo. Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Wink of Stella added to highlights on the chicken's comb, cow bell and '70', and then clear gloss added to the animals hooves and the '70' again so it really stands out.

The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge October

Monday, 5 October 2015

It Moose be Christmas

I've a feeling you might be seeing a few Christmas cards over the next week or two, I'm soooo far behind and am determined not to have the last minute panic rush!  This one's hot of the press, so I managed to straighten my bow before the glue dried ;~)

This card uses a set from Sugar Pea Designs ... I coloured my moose with watercolour pencils and added a couple of layers of Wink of Stella to his antlers and scarf.  It's such a pity that sparkle doesn't show up well in photos!
BG is an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Sequins from stash.

The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge October

Halloween Calendar page

Time for another month's calendar page for Mum, and I've used a load of Eat Cake Graphics stamps here ...
1078-L Mr Bones the dancing skeleton
1080-E Peter Pumpkin
5033-D Bert Batula
8060-B BOO!
7034-I Bunch of Grass
My bats, grass and Peter Pumpkin are coloured with watercolour pencils.  Mr Bones has had lots of Wink of Stella added to his bones (surely he's the least scary skeleton EVER!)  Clear gloss added to his eyes and the bats too.  All images fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.
For my background I used a cloud stencil to ink in the dark clouds, and then added a swoosh or two of glimmer mist.  I also found some silver stars in a recent tidy up of my stash, so they got plonked on too!

This card is also posted over at A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques blog, where you'll find lots more loveliness from Eat Cake Graphics :)
The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge October

Sunday, 4 October 2015

On the nice list

Here's a wee card using my long lost MFT set, I'm so pleased to have found this!
Coloured with watercolour pencils and lots of glitter added to the images and to my (paper smooches) snowflakes.  White enamel dots added for falling snow.

Hey Boney

I didn't get much of a chance to play along with World Stamping Day yesterday, so I had a nice stampy day today instead.  I got a few Christmas cards made and then spent most of the afternoon stamp searching ... I'm sure I have a spooky fence stamp 'somewhere' but it must be well hidden!  Grr.  (on the plus side, I did manage to find my MFT Santa set that has been on the missing list for over a month Hurrah!)

I've used Mr Bones from Eat Cake Graphics again - and also my Wink of Stella pen on his skeleton.  Black clouds chalked in and a swoosh of glimmer mist.  I hand drew in my little spiders ... as if you hadn't guessed!  I'll just say they're blowing in the wind and not drawn wonky at all ;)
I die cut my moon and then embossed with an old mini Ellison embossing folder.  Little silver bone from stash.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

Right, now that you're humming "the knee bones connected to the thigh bone", I'll give you a few details about my card ;)

I masked off my skeleton and stamped in a few friends - I've coloured their bones with Wink of Stella so they're lovely and sparkly, and added clear gloss to their eyes.  I spritzed the BG with some glimmer mist and then chalked in some purple clouds.  Silver stars from stash.

I've just remembered that it's World Cardmaking Day, hope you've had a good one!

Stamps from Eat Cake Graphics ...
8060-B BOO! (text)
1078-L M. Bones the dancing Skeleton

Dancing Bunny

Ack I've no mojo this weather, so I'm just struggling on in the hope it will come back sooner rather than later.
I've just watched Strictly Come Dancing (my FAVE programme ... I'm LOVING Peter Andre) and my head's full of music, so I reckon this little bunny is doing a bit of tap dancing ;)  Don't know if it would be easier or harder with feet that size LOL

Image from Eat Cake Graphics ...
5062-I Brewster bunny (foot up)

Coloured with watercolour pencils and some sky chalked in the BG.  I added a spritz of glimmer mist to the base for a bit of added interest.  Pink sentiment and butterfly cut from Funky Foam, pink bling from stash.