Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Try Stampin' On Tuesday DT Card - for Deirdre

Time for a new challenge over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday and this week's option is 'Vacation'.
I loved this sketch, there's so many possibilities with it!

My card is for a friend in work.  I've coloured her hair the same, and she's not long back from her holidays, so I'm sure she wishes she was back in the pool!
I used an Eat Cake Graphics stamp:
1056-I Mara Mermaid Floats

Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Spectrum Noir sparkle added to her mermaid outfit.  Background splattered with pink paint to match.  Pink sequins from Taylored Expressions.


Monday, 27 June 2016

Quickest Christmas card EVER

Maybe 10 minutes tops to create this!  (and most of that was looking for the envelopes that went with these little cards!)

This grumpy looking moose is my other purchase from catsonappletrees
I usually make dinky sized cards for my workmates at Christmas and I'm well pleased that this turned out like I'd imagined!  It's only a little card, maybe 3x4"
I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle to his antlers and clear gloss to his eyes.  Sentiment is from another set but I thought it was perfect with this stamp.  Some silver star sequins, some bling, and a bit of doodling and that was it!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

A flying mousie

It's been an icky drizzly old day today, not helped by Ireland going out of the footie :(
LOL I was just looking back on my cards, and this time last week I was complaining about the crappy weather too!

My card is based on this week's featured stamper at Splitcoast - here's Kendra's original.
I used an oldie Penny Black hedgehog and my little flying mouse is from Eat Cake Graphics:
5052-C Crumbs Away (flying mouse)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and some Spectrum Noir sparkle added to the welly boot, and clear gloss to the snail's shell.  Lawn Fawn cloud dies.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

A sympathy card and an invisible airplane

Ack I'm struggling with my mojo at the minute :(  Lots of stress and then the hooha over the EU Referendum, and now our boys are out of the footie.  Boo.

This sympathy card is effort #3, 1&2 are in the bin!  I had a picture in my head of what it should look like and it took a while to get anywhere near it.  It's based on  Tracey's beautiful card over at the Muse challenge.  I used these flowers from Simon Says Stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle added.  I found this text BG stamp so it HAD to be used (I've been looking for it for months LOL)  I also added some white enamel dots and bit of bling.


My second card uses this old Snoopy stamp that I bought back in 2010.  Coloured with watercolour pencils, Spectrum Noir sparkle added to his flying hat and scarf, and clear gloss to his goggles and the dog house roof.  Background spritzed with shimmer.  

Oh, and I just thought I'd share my new stamp from catsonappletrees ..... the signature one I've been using for years'n'years has just about fallen apart.  I'm loving this new one, think I'll sign my
name in future cards though rather than just print it.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Googly eyed doggy

Just a wee quickie card tonight, back to work today and my eyes are going together!
This is an oldie Penny Black stamp.  I've been using a lot of oldies recently, probably to ease my guilty conscience about buying a couple of new ones from catsonappletrees (Jo, your fault LOL)

I've coloured my little dog with watercolours, Spectrum Noir clear sparkle added to the present, and clear gloss to the ribbon and his nose.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

A Christmas Goose, Custard and a Mouse

Uggh it's been a horrible mizzly day today, I don't think I've been across the door!  Poor wee Ruby has been sitting gazing out at the rain all day, she's dying to get out for a bark at the back gate ;)

So today's make is a Christmas card, using an olide Penny Black stamp.  I've coloured him with watercolour pencils and added clear gloss / glitter to his hat, and Spectrum Noir sparkle to his carol sheet and the snowflakes.  Clear gloss also added to his beak and feet.

I couldn't get a decent pic of my cards today, must be the low cloud!

My second card today was sent to my good bloggy buddy, Jo (from Just a Dotty Pudding)  
Sorry Jo, I got my colouring wrong on my kitty ... I forgot that Custard is black AND white.  Doh!
And I got a chance too to fix up my teacher's card from yesterday and put the right name on it!  Do you think I got away with it??  

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A doggy shaker and a teacher thanks

Boo hoo, can't believe my week off work is almost up already, it definitely whizzes by!

This doggy card is hot off the press and is based on yesterday's lesson at the MFT Camp Create for a shaker card.
Here's what I learnt from making this card ....

  1. When tidying up, make sure you put your acetate along with all your other papers ... I spent at least half an hour trying to find it, and in the end I gave up and cut a page from my pocket scrapbooking folder!
  2. Add more sequins than you think is enough! I could probably have done with double what I have here.
  3. Go easy on the glue! ... I'm hoping this white mess at the edge of the acetate dries to clear.
Ah well, the whole point of school is to learn eh?!!
Image is an oldie from High Hopes, coloured with watercolour pencils, popped up on dimensionals and clear gloss/glitter added to his dog tag.  Die-namics star dies (there's one placed on the inside of my card peeping through the glue mess)

The lesson I learnt from my second card was to keep proper records!  I'd been asked to make a load of personalised teacher thanks card, created this one, and when I was putting it with the others realised I already had one made for Mrs Loughran!!  Grrr.  So I'll try to rescue this one ... maybe pick off those sequins and add her name in a separate panel.    We'll see, it could well end up in the bin!

My image is another oldie High Hopes image.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and Spectrum Noir sparkle added to the pink pencil and the eraser.  Clear gloss/glitter added to the silver bit at the top of the pencil and to the buttons on her jeans.  I also used some chalk and my giraffe print stencil again, but the pale blue bit hasn't really shown up in my photo.