Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Havin' a Ball Snowman

This week's challenge at High Hopes is ..
Blue and Green and White or Cream
Play along with your High Hopes stamps to win a new one of your choice :)

While I was making this card I was half watching our Rory win the Golf Open :) so I must confess I wasn't entirely paying attention to what I was doing!

First off, I forgot the challenge colour theme and chose some DP with red in it.
Then when I went to die cut my notebook edge on the image panel I managed to cut it upside down.
That's OK, I thought, it kinda looks like wee snowballs, I'll use my snowball effect ribbon.  Did I use it? Nope! By the time I got to my ribbon box I'd forgotten my plan and used some of this hairy stuff instead!  Doh!

My image is Havin' a Ball Snowman - coloured with pencils and some diamond stickles added for a bit of sparkle; also some black stickles on his nose.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Butterfly Sympathy

This wee card looks so much better in real life, but I couldn't get it to photograph nicely.
I've splattered the BG with some light purple watercolour paint and also added some of this very pale lilac liquid pearl stuff that I haven't used in aaaages.
My inspiration for this card was from this week's featured stamper at Splitcoast ... HERE is karrenj's original.
Whimsy butterfly die and lilac bling from stash.

CAS on Sunday #38 - sympathy
Totally Gorjuss #245 - butterflies
Clear it Out - keep it simple silly
Papertake Weekly - buttons, bows and/or bling


Just a wee quickie post this evening ... The Mill is on telly shortly and last series was quite good Sunday evening viewing.  So I've 5 minutes to get this posted and get the kettle on!

Image from Penny Black - coloured with watercolours.  Paper Smooches sentiment and heart die.  Memory Box branch die. Woodware Flower punch.

Layout from Deconstructed Sketch DS160
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - July
Stamping Sensations July - summer blooms
Sister Act #66 - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty challenge #186 - anything goes

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Project Life Xmas 2013

Yes, I know it's July and here I am getting caught up with Christmas 2013!

I have been so uninspired by my Project Life book to date, I found it impossible to know where to start and that big blank page was daunting.

And then this morning I came across Citrus Twist Kits and it was like a light bulb came on!  I realised that in my card making I love to follow a sketch, and that's what I was finding so frustrating about PL, and this website has loads!  :)  Just what I needed to kick start my PL mojo!

(if anyone knows of other pocket scrapbooking sites that have sketches I'd love the links please!)

I used up some of my silver peel off letters on this page.  Other snowflake and arrow die cuts from Paper Smooches.  The little Santa dude is from High Hopes - Small Stackable Santa - coloured with promarkers and sparkle added to his fur.

Sparkles Forum Challenge #58 - Christmas in July
Divas by Design - Christmas in July

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Girlie Pink

Hurrah, nearly Friday already!  I hate having days off work at the start of the week ... the working week seems to be just as long and yet at the same time I've no idea what day it actually is! ;)

I missed the good light when I was taking this pic and couldn't be bothered getting out my lamp - her dress is pinker than it shows here.  I found some of this dark grey/silver paper when I was having my craft clearout ... who knew I actually had this?  Def don't remember buying it!

Image from Tiddly Inks - coloured with pencils and clear gloss added to the balloons in her hand.
Die-namics peek-a-boo dots die; CC Designs fence die; Woodware flower punch; Paper Smooches heart die.

Crafting when we can #73 - friendship
Tiddly Inks challenge #136 - BFF
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - spots and dots
As You Like It - favourite sentiment .. mine's this happy birthday one from Paper Smooches - I like the fun font and it's a great size too :)
Penny Black and More July challenge - dies and punches

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Froggy Posey

It's St Swithin's Day today and we had a fabulous warm and dry day ... great news as according to aold folklore if it rains on St Swithin's Day it'll rain for the next 40 days!  (Apparently there's actually a bit of truth in it, something to do with the gulf stream)

Anyway, our new challenge at High Hopes is
Outdoor Fun
Play along with your High Hopes stamps and you could win a new one of your choice :)

I didn't add a sentiment yet as I haven't quite decided which one to use, though I might just leave it without one.  My image is Froggy Posey - coloured with pencils.  I paper pieced froggy's flower and then added clear gloss and gems to the flower centres.

Other Challenges
Layout from Sketch Saturday #318
My Time to Craft #253 - paper piecing
Crafty Catz #239 - flowers
Charisma Cardz #15 - anything goes
Stamping Sensations July challenge - summer blooms

Double Doggies

This card was inspired by the photo inspiration over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.
I watercoloured some stripes (didn't realise they were so wonky until I took the picture LOL) and then had some arty fun with the background ... I splattered some paint, added some paw prints and dots and some enamel paint.  I also managed to use up some old stash and added a doggy charm and an eyelet.
I love how it turned out!

Paper Smooches Sparks photo inspiration
Pile it On #28 - monochrome
As You Like It - animals or people? - I prefer to colour animals as I can never get the skin on my people to look right!
Creative Inspirations #273 - favourite occasion - mine's
Clear it Out - Keep it simple