Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Floral thanks

A wee quickie card tonight, well, when I say "quickie" ...!
It's based on Michele's beautiful card over at the Muse challenge #164 - on her card she has a circular imprint behind her flowers which I fancied copying.  After I faffed about for well over half an hour and ruined several pieces of card I gave up and decided I didn't need it LOL!

My image is one of the first stamps I ever bought from Cornish Heritage Farm (I think!) - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  Spectrum Noir sparkle added to the petals, and clear gloss to the flower centres.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Try Stampin' on Tuesday DT card

Time for our new challenge #269 over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, and this week's optional theme is 'Mom'
Hope you'll play along!
I don't have any heart shaped dies (it's either rectangles or circles in my house LOL) so I used the sketch as a general layout idea.

For my card I've used some snazzy DP from Taylored Expressions and a couple of Eat Cake Graphics stamps:
3015-F Webster's tilting his head
8011-D Am I too late for cake (text)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Good News!

My good news this evening is that I've joined the Naughty or Nice team as one of their new troublemakers :)
This month's 'cupcake' challenge has just started, so get your naughty or nice stamps out and play along!  (I'll be posting my first DT card mid-month)

Anyway, first up tonight is a nice and simple Get Well card.  I've used this pooch from Penny Black - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  Clear gloss and glitter added to the bees wings.  Some faint clouds chalked in the BG, but they don't show up well in my pic.  Snippet of DP from Taylored Expressions and some staples and bling to finish.



My second card is another quickie!  My general card layout is based on Jenni's beautiful card over at the Muse Challenge #163.
I think my stamp is from Art Gone Wild - coloured with watercolour pencils and then covered with Spectrum Noir sparkle.  Old Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Clear bling and silver peel off lines from stash, and that's it really!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

May Calendar


Hee I was flying close to the wire with next month's calendar page for my Mum ;)   For this month, I've gone with the theme 4-legged visitors who visit her house.  From left to right, we have Poppy the labrador, Ruby the Westie, and Freddie the very timid lurcher (he's looking a bit squished here by the cheeky cat!)  Mum doesn't have any cats but they do like to frequent her rose bed and leave her unwelcome messages!

My stamps are from Eat Cake Graphics ...
3002-F Rowley smells something
3015-F Webster's tilting his head
2045-L Leap frog

Doggies coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to their noses.
I went for the bokeh look with my background.  I diecut a few different circles in a bit of card and used it as a template to chalk in lots of different circles.

Mermaid and a bunny

Hi All!  Sorry I've been MIA ... I've had no mojo all week and every card I made ended up in the bin! So these are the first efforts I've been prepared to share :)

My first card uses this super cute mermaid from Eat Cake Graphics
1056-I Mara Mermaid floats
Wish I was there!
Coloured with watercolour pencils and Spectrum Noir sparkle added to her mermaid outfit.
Silver peel offs from stash.  Clear gems. Blue ribbon from my ribbon mountain.  Taylored Expressions DP.  Wonky Stitched circles Dienamics die.

My second card uses this bunny from Lili of the Valley.  Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and glitter added to the grapes and to his medicine.  

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Webster's tilting his head

I had one of those days today where I just injured myself from start to finish!  First I sliced into my thumb when cutting the carrots, then I snipped my finger with my scissors when making this card and to finish me off I whacked my thumb on a shelf.  Ouch, ouch and ouch!

Anyway, enough waffle ....  here's a sweet little puppy for you (and a naughty one at the very bottom of my post!)  This is Webster's tilting his head from Eat Cake Graphics - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.

My general card design was inspired by this week's featured stamper at Splitcoast - here's Virginia's original.

I must confess, it felt like it took FOREVER to make this card!  I splattered my BG with white paint (I love my Tim Holtz splatter paintbrush thingy) and then die cut the sentiment (Simon Says Stamp).  I added clear gloss and glitter to the white sentiment.  Sequins from Taylored Expressions and some clear bling to finish.  (The colour of the base is more like the pinky colour in the close up)


And just to finish the doggy theme, here's a wee pic of Rubydoo.  She has the whole garden to sit in, and where does she choose?  Yip, the middle of my border.  Don't think the delphinium will recover (don't look at the weeds LOL)

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been

I've been playing with my Eat Cake Graphics stamps again ;)  This is
2016-G Kitty Sebastian has very long whiskers
and the sentiment is
8042-D Did someone say cake!?! (text)

Coloured with watercolour pencils and clouds chalked in BG.  Dienamics stitched frame die.  DP from Taylored Expressions.