Saturday, 28 March 2015

Another Easter Bunny

Yippee our clocks go forward tonight .. it will be great to have the brighter evenings, I so hate the long dark days of winter!

Mind you, the only down side to Spring is the Dawn chorus outside my bedroom window!!  This little guy is on VERY thin ice at the minute ...

I'm not sure if he's a Thrush maybe, but boy, he has a chirp on him that would waken the dead!    He must be exhausted though, he hasn't been to bed for about a week!  The sooner he gets himself a lady friend, the quieter for us all LOL

Anyway, my card today uses a couple of High Hopes images .... Flop Eared Rabbit and Easter Balloon Bouquet.  Doubtless you'll be seeing them again this week while I try to get a move on with my Easter cards ;)  Both coloured with watercolour pencils.  White flowersoft added to his tail.  I fussy cut my balloons and popped up on dimensionals and then added clear gloss, glitter and gems.  My DPs are some super oooooold stuff from my stash .. I so begrudge using this easter egg DP, love it so much I can't actually use it LOL.  White enamel dots round my edge.

Layout from MFT Sketch MFTWSC221
Papertake Weekly - a cut above
Creative Inspirations #306 - feathered friends / animals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
As you like it - favourite lines or no lines .. I prefer my images with lines as they're easier to colour!
Creative Card Crew #83 - Easter Critters
Top Tip Tuesday - buttons or bows
Day 25 of kathy's 30 day colouring challenge #thedailymarker30day

Friday, 27 March 2015

Eat Cake Graphics - Too late for cake?

Gasp, imagine being too late for the cake, that would be a disaster Hahahaha ;)

This is my first DT card for Eat Cake Graphics A Sprinkling of Samples blog  :)
I've used little Abigail (doesn't she look the picture of pure innocence!) - combined with the text stamp she makes a great Belated Birthday card.  I coloured her with watercolour pencils and fussy cut Abigail and the sentiment, and then added clear gloss to her empty plate.  My BG is just a quick swoosh of Shimmer Mist.  Photo frame and little Abigail popped up on dimensionals, and a few random gems added from my stash to finish.

Stamps used:
8011-D Am I too late for cake (text)

Cuttlebug Mania - Freeze Frame - I used a photo frame die from Taylored Expressions
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
Top Tip Tuesday - buttons or bows
Addicted to Stamps #137 - make your mark
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafting #220 - boys and girls come out to play
As you like it Challenge - lines or no lines technique ... I definitely prefer lines on my images as the invisible lines always look a bit unfinished to me!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter Bunny

As per usual I've left it to the last minute to make my Easter cards ... I think I may have one in my stash so I need to get a move on ;)

CASology challenge this week is to craft your CAS style, and I'd say this is mine!  ... a cute image with a focus on the colouring and minimal embellishments and doodled borders.  I've also managed to use up some of this DP scraps which have been in my stash for a while but were too nice to chuck out!

Image: Bunny with Tulip from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss and glitter added to the tulip

Layout from Try Stampin on Tuesday #211
CASology #139 - style
Creative Card Crew #83 - Easter critters
Simply Create Too #81 - Easter / bunnies
Tulips / colour theme from Simon Says Stamp Wednesday inspiration picture
Cute Card Thursday #365 - Spring Fever
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March - Spring colours
Day 21 of Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge #thedailymarker30day

Monday, 23 March 2015

High Hopes: Foxy Knitter

It's Monday so it's my day for posting over at High Hopes blog :)
(our Anything High Hopes Goes challenge runs to the end of the month)

Today I've used Foxy Knitter from our Spring Release ... isn't he perfect to make cards for those knitters in your family!

I've coloured him with one copic marker (Peach) and just used light feathery strokes to build up colour and texture.  I also used the same marker to colour my accessories, but it decided to run out on me when I was colouring my flower  ... which is the main reason my I fell out of love with my copics!  At least when I'm using pencils I can see how much I have left LOL
Simon Says Stamp 'Happy' die; Paper Smooches hill die.  Woodware flower punch.

Sister Act #98 - anything goes
Polkadoodles #12 - birthday
Inspiration Destination #25 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #285 - chevrons or stripes
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration challenge #81 - use a diecut
Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge #thedailymarker30day

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Eat Cake Graphics news

Whoohoo I'm delighted to announce that I'm one of the new DT members for Eat Cake Graphics :)
I've been a long time admirer of Holly's art work and to say I'm chuffed to bits to be part of her new team is an understatement!
Pop over to A Sprinkling of Samples to say Hi to the new DT if you get a chance, and follow us on Facebook: eatcakegraphics

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Dodgy Engagement card

Aaarrgh a dreaded love themed card!  I was asked to make an Engagement card as a quick order, so I used these stamps that I won ages ago from CC Designs but have never inked up.  (sorry, but I have issues with faces with no mouths!)

If I had time I would remake this card ... my colouring on this is absolutely pants and their positioning isn't right either.  I think I should have stamped the groom to the left instead of to the right of his intended ... at the minute their body language doesn't bode well for a happy relationship LOL

Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and glitter added to her diamond ring.  Silver peeloffs from stash.  Oldie embossing folder from Ellison.

Sister Act Card Challenge #97
A Gem of a Challenge #130 - pretty in pink
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything
Addicted to Stamps #136 - anything goes
Creatalicious #73 - anything goes
Day 15 of Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge #thedailymarker30day

Monday, 16 March 2015

Chalked snowflakes

Well surprise surprise, there was no gardening done today ... It was a bit damp and a bit cold and I was a bit couldn't be bothered! So I had a play with my craft stash instead :)

I was inspired by Kathy's stencil card for Day 13 of her colouring challenge.  I die cut a couple of Paper Smooches snowflakes and used the negative for my stencil.  I don't have any coloured inks, so I used dark blue, light blue and purple chalks instead.  Took a while, but I love how it turned out!  Images and sentiment from My Favourite Things - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and glitter added to Santa's hat and pressie ribbon.  Santa and sentiment both popped up on dimensionals.