Monday, 18 May 2015

High Hopes: Bob Loves to Ski Doo

It's my day for posting over at High Hopes blog.  I've a Wintry card for you this week ... though I don't recall EVER seeing one of these in Northern Ireland, we just don't get the weather for it!  (thank Goodness, a few days of snow is enough for me!)

This image is Bob Loves To Ski Doo - I've gone for a bit of a butch colour theme this week and matched my image to my DP.   I've used my watercolour pencils, and added some clear gloss to his goggles and to the windscreen.  I also added some clear stickles to the snow and round the edge of my image.  My sentiment is from the Sentiment Set #1 from High Hopes 'Fairies and Adventurers' release.  I've also used some of my Paper Smooches snowflake dies, which turned out to be a great purchase as I love 'em!

Play along with this month's Anything High Hopes Goes challenge to win new stamps of your choice ... if you don't have any HH stamps there's a free digi over at High Hopes blog.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #229 - your favourite things (my snowflake dies)
Sister Act #106 - anything goes
Layout from Friday Sketch challenge #94
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra for May
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for May

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Happy Puppy with sparkle overload!

I finally got round to tidying my crafty stash :) and I came across this gorgeous sparkly paste (from Imagination Crafts) that I haven't used for ages.  It doesn't photograph well, but it's a lovely turquoise colour and super-dooper-sparkly.  I used it with a Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil.

I also had a go at the inlaid die technique, I'm definitely going to use this again as I've ended up with a lovely flat card for postage, but it still has that layered look.

My image is Rowley jumps Yippee! from Eat Cake Graphics - coloured with watercolour pencils and some orange stickles added to his collar.  
My sentiment is also a sparkly peel off .. I hadn't quite intended to put it there but I had an incident with my sparkly paste  ;)

CASual Fridays CFC139 - birthday + orange, turquoise, black, white
Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #186
Tuesday Throwdown #244 - add a doodle
Simon Says Stamp Monday - use a Simon brand product
Top Tip Tuesday - animal challenge

Rainy Day wishes

It's been a bit of a yeuchy day today, my plans for sorting the borders and a visit to the garden centre were put on hold by the rain!  Maybe next week :)

So instead of waiting for the sun, I made my own!  I've a bit of a mixture of stamps going on here ... the sun is from High Hopes, puppy is Callie's Looking Down from Eat Cake Graphics and my sentiment (which I've just noticed is nowhere near central!) is from The Alley Way Stamps.

My dog is popped up on dimensionals, along with the cloud over the sun.  Both coloured with watercolour pencils.  Blue gems for raindrops.  Dienamics cloud die.

CAS on Sunday #58 - cheer up buttercup
Less is More #224 - hello sunshine
Addicted to Stamps #144 - CAS
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Baby in a Box

Ack, I've no mojo this weather, don't know where he's gone :(
I desperately need to tidy my crafty stash too, and couldn't be bothered to do that either.  It's bad when I'd rather wash and hoover the car!!   Even our outdoor bins got a good wash today!

So I made myself sit down and you can't really go wrong with such a sweet image!  My peachy base is really more pink, but it didn't seem to photograph well.  Coloured with watercolour pencils.
Woodware flower punch; Taylored Expressions heart border die.

Tuesday throwdown #244 - add a doodle
Sister Act #106 - anything goes
Stamping Sensations May - flower power
Penny Black and More May - dies and punches

Monday, 11 May 2015

High Hopes: Julie's Dream

This cutie is Julie's Dream from High Hopes latest release.  I've coloured her with watercolour pencils and added some sparkle to the little hearts.  You'll get lots more samples of HH new 'Fairies and Adventurers' release over at the blog, links to the latest challenge and a free digi too .... High Hopes blog.

I haven't decided yet whether to add a sentiment, or to leave it just as it is.

Other challenges:
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Polkadoodles #19 - things with wings
Dream Valley challenges #106 - thing with wings
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Clear it Out - anything goes

Eat Cake Graphics - Where the milk and cookies go pets

Ohhh I love this image so much!  This is Where the Milk and Cookes go Pets from Eat Cake Graphics ... it was originally designed as a Christmas stamp, but I reckon it works perfectly as a Birthday card too :)

I've used my watercolour pencils as usual, and added clear gloss to the kitty's glass of milk.
Happy Birthday sentiment also from Eat Cake Graphics.
Taylored Expressions stacked stars dies; woodware corner punch.

You'll find lots more loveliness from Eat Cake Graphics over at their blog: A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques

Pile it On #68 - cute animal
Penny Black and More May challenge - dies and punches
Natalie and Amy's challenge #32 - animals
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Inspiration Destination #32 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - use a sentiment

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Teacher card

It'll soon be that time of year for the Thanks Teacher rush, so I thought I'd get ahead of the game and ink up this set from Verve that I won a while back.  I've coloured my wee apple and heart with watercolour pencils and then added some clear gloss.  The numbers in the background were also stamped from this set.
My notebook edge is a Taylored Expressions die.  Green bling from stash.