Tuesday, 16 September 2014

No Peeking Elves

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

My card uses the new No Peeking Elves stamp, aren't they so cute!  I've used promarkers to colour and added some clear gloss and glitter to the ribbons on the pressies.  I also have some sparkle in the red border under my sentiment - its like a raised plastic dome strip with lots of sparkle that's been in my stash for years.

Other challenges...

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Butterfly Get Well Soon

I haven't used this little girl for a while, I think she's my favourite Lili of the Valley stamp  - she's such a pleasure to colour, and very versatile for different occasions too.
Coloured with pencils.
Peach base embossed with a really oooooold Ellison mini embossing folder which I haven't used for ages either.
Image coloured with pencils.

Another Get Well

Phew, I had a really busy day today ... gave Ruby a bath, which then meant I had to clean the bathroom (!!), 3 loads of washing, dried and ironed, and 2 coats of paint on my bedroom dressing table.  Wish I had that energy every day!

This is another get well card ... image from Taylored Expressions - Lavender Bouquet - coloured with pencils.  I embossed the dark purple panel, but not sure if this really shows up in my pic or not.

Layout from Taylored Expressions sketch challenge
Pile it on #37 - flowers +/or feathers
Divas by Design - anything goes
Whimsy challenge #75 - monochromatic

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Get Well Wishes

I've been asked to make a load of general get well and sympathy cards, so thought I'd better make a start.  Couldn't get this one to photograph right and it's brighter in real life.  The dark nights are already upon us, I'm not sure how summer whizzzed past so fast!

Image from Taylored Expressions - coloured with copics/promarkers.  DP is oldie stuff from my stash that I'm trying to use up.  Sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

Sugar'n Spice

Just a quickie post ... I'm not sure what Greg has on the movie play list tonight, but the last few Saturday night's choices have been a bit ropey!!
ETA actually there's no need for me to rush ... its a decidedly crappy looking SciFi film!

This card uses lots of new goodies ... told you I'd been naughtly LOL
I'd been eyeing up these baby Lily of the Valley Stamps for ages and their 10% off sale was enough to get my visa rattling!  I'm lovin my new stencils ... this one's from Simon Says Stamp with Dreamweaver glossy white paste.  Kinda wish I hadn't added the splatter of pink on the BG, and I've just noticed in my pic that I've stuck 'baby' down wonky, but hey, if I hadn't told you that, you wouldn't have noticed ;)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Santa's Gift

Our new challenge at High Hopes is a colour theme ...
Blue, brown and white/cream
Play along with your High Hopes stamps to win a new one of your choice :)
Oh and if you hopped along with us last week the winner should be up on High Hopes blog now.

My card uses Santa's Gift - coloured with pencils and clear gloss and sparkle added to his fur trims, and then popped up on dimensionals.  New stencil on show here too ... falling snow from Simon Says Stamp which I'm lovin!  Memory Box edge die from last year, and I've even used some of my rationed enamel dots - they're nearly all used up so I'm getting more picky about when I use them ;)

Other challenges ...
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Stampember - use some SSS products
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Stamp It
Sweet Stampin - the great outdoors
Lexi's Creations #124 - sparkle and shine
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - September
My Mum's Craft Shop #21 - dies or punches

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sparkly Gilbert

We had a beautiful sunny day today, managed to get out and tackle some of the weeds in the garden and a bit of tidying up.  Back to the grindstone tomorrow, dread to think how many emails are waiting for me ;(

I think I probably shouldn't have bought some of these stencils, as I think I may need to buy more ... I LOVE them!
My card uses the Simon Says wave stencil and this fabulously sparkly stuff from Imagination Crafts.
My fishie is Gilbert from High Hopes ... coloured with promarkers and card candy/ sentiment borders coloured to match.

Lexi's Creations #124 - sparkle and shine
CASology #111- under (under water)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - stamp it
Simply Create Too #69 - show us something new (my stencil and sparkly stuff)
Let's Craft and Create #96 - anything goes