Tuesday, 28 October 2014

High Hopes: Snowman Pile

Our new challenge at High Hopes is to use a
Decorative Edge
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice.

My card uses Snowman Pile from the latest release.  I hadn't used my watercolour pencils in such a long time and they take a bit of getting used to again!
My fancy border is an old Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch - I added clear gloss and glitter to my border and to the pile of snow at the bottom of the image.  Paper Smooches snowflake dies.


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Love Bunny

It's been a yeuchy dark gloomy day .. I know our clocks only went back an hour but I think I've had the kitchen light on since lunch time :(

This card was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast ... HERE's Annette's original.
I've used all old stash on my card ... Paper Smooches bunny, heart and sentiment; CC Designs fence die; Martha Stewart grass punch; and some pink card candy from my stash.  I had a go at using white chalk on my blue BP for clouds - think it looks OK but doesn't really show up much on my pic.  Clear gloss added to my bunny's eyes and teeth, and the little heart popped up on dimensionals.  Other than that, nice and simple, and I love how it turned out :)


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Snowy Santa

A while ago I had the bright idea of putting all my Christmas sentiment stamps together, thinking it would be handy to have them all in one place.  Now, can someone please tell me WHERE I put them, it's driving me crazy trying to find them! Grrr!

This Santa is from High Hopes latest release ... Santa's Gift.  Coloured with pencils and lots of sparkle added to his fur trims.  I also used some of my old snowball ribbon that I kept forgetting to use up last year! - and because I had a bit of a sticky situation when my glue blobbed out from behind the ribbon, I just fired on some more glue and then added more white flowersoft ... love how it turned out just like a wee snowdrift :)


Orange bats?

As per usual, Halloween is almost upon us and I still haven't got my cards all made!
This one's just a quickie using a super-old cuttlebug embossing folder - though it annoys me as the embossing doesn't go all the way to the bottom.  I tried to hide this by stretching my sentiment all the way across the card.  Stamps are also last year's stash from The Alley Way Stamps. Bats popped up on dimensionals and clear gloss added to their eyes.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

High Hopes: Baby's First Christmas

Oh Brrrr.  It's been a wild old day - the end of Hurricane Gonzales hit today so we had lots of mad heavy showers and such a cold wind that would cut you in two!  Def an evening for the cosy slippers .... though Ruby's giving me that look expectantly waiting for her walk :(

Our new challenge at High Hopes is to
Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice.

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My card uses some stamps from the latest release ... Rocking Baby and Baby's First Christmas sentiment.  Coloured with copics / promarkers and some flower soft added to her hat.  I'm determined not to buy any new Xmas DP this year, so this is some really old stuff from my stash.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Anyone for a Knickerbocker Glory?

I'm not normally a big lover of ice cream, but throw in some fresh cream, jelly and a bit of fruit and I'm all yours!  This is a new stamp maker to me ... Molly Blooms - think I might have to get some more, they're really cute :)

I've had these tiny scraps of DP in my stash for aaaages, just waiting for the right image to come along!
Ice cream coloured with copics, and sparkle and clear gloss added for a bit of sparkle and shine.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Betty's Birthday card

Here's another personalised birthday card ... funny how you seem to get a rush of them at once!
This one is for Greg's sister.  I kinda misjudged the size of my sentiment and the width of my wee girl's hair though!  It needed a bit of blinging up when I was finished so I added some bunting and loads of stickles :)

Image from Tiddly Inks - coloured with copics and popped up on dimensionals.