Saturday, 28 February 2015

Birthday chicks

It's been a really yeuch rainy day today and now it's blowing a gale.  Definitely not gardening weather, more like a lazy sofa day looking out at the weeds ;)

I've been trying to re-ink some of my older stamps, and this Penny Black kitty was the first one to come out when I had a lucky dip into my box of stamps.  I've also used up some DP that's been sitting in my pile for ages ... it was a tight squeeze getting my diecuts from the scabby wee bit of dotty DP but I just made it and no more!

Penny Black Saturday February - hearts
613 Avenue Create #112 - birthday
Simon Says Stamp Monday - no rules
Layout from Papertake Weekly - take your pick - I used the sketch
Tuesday Throwdown #233 - anything goes
Penny's Challenge #216 - lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday #362 - fancy corners

Monday, 23 February 2015

High Hopes: Bunny with Tulip

Happy Monday peeps!  It's my day for posting over at the High Hopes blog :)

My card today uses Bunny with Tulip - isn't she a cutie!  She'd be perfect for Easter cards, but I've used her today on a Thank You card.
I've coloured her with my watercolour pencils and then used a pale grey marker to dot round my image.  I paper pieced my scarf as I didn't have any colours to match my DP, and then added clear gloss and glitter to the tulip.

Hope you're playing along with our Anything High Hopes Goes challenge this month - there's a free digi over at the blog if you haven't got any stamps, and there's 2 new stamps up for grabs :)

Other challenges...
Layout from Sketch Saturday #349
Sweet Stampin - spring flowers
CRAFT #299 - clean and simple
Addicted to Stamps #132 - make your mark
Penny Black and More February - make your mark
Creative Knockouts #77 - spots and dots
Simon Says Stamp Monday - no rules

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Purrrfect Birthday

Well Spring isn't quite here yet ... after our lovely weekend last week, our weather didn't know if it was coming or going today between sleet and sunshine!  My snowdrops are out though, and it'll not be long before the daffodils are out too :)

I know it's not so long since I used this image ... I need to tidy up my table, she's just too handy to lift!
Coloured with watercolour pencils, clear gloss added to the cats' noses and then glitter added to the pompoms of her hat.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Blue Sympathy

Just a quickie post tonight ... the Comic Relief bake off is on and its usually a laugh, though you always end up hungry and looking in the cupboard for something nice!

I've no sympathy cards in my stash ... this image seems to be a 'go to' one for sympathy cards and it also seems to be turning in to a bit of a 'go to' sketch too!

Image from Whipper Snapper - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Old Cuttlebug embossing folder and silver peel offs from my stash.

Monday, 16 February 2015

High Hopes: Hopeful Ant

Happy Monday peeps!
It's my day for posting over at High Hopes blog :)

Did you know that you can now help yourself to a free High Hopes digi of their famous ant?  You'll find him by clicking on the tab at the top of High Hopes blog

So if you haven't got any High Hopes stamps (or just haven't got this one!) feel free to use him to play along in this month's Anything High Hopes Goes challenge ... the winner gets 2 stamps of their choice :)

I've used the stamp version of this digi ... Hopeful Ant.  I've coloured him with my much loved Derwent Inktense pencils to match my scrap of DP.  Orange gems from stash.

Other Challenges:
Simply Create Too 79 - anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays CFC136 - watercolour
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - all creatures great and small
As You Like It - favourite CAS or fussy - I definitely prefer to make CAS cards, I've tried 'fussy' but mine always look rubbish!
Addicted to Stamps #131 - anything goes

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Greg's Valentine Card

Happy St. Valentine's Day!  No romantic meal for 2 for me ... we were at a 5 year old's birthday party with chocolate cake and pass-the-parcel instead ... much better craic :)

Anyway this is the card I made for my other half.  As you know I'm not into 'mushy' cards, and had half an idea knocking about my head for a few days to use this little alien and that sentiment.   I had intended to stamp my sentiment on the moon, but I forgot myself and embossed my circles before I remembered.  Not to worry, I love how it turned out!

Alien from High Hopes - Alien Special Set
Moon from Paper Smooches - Smarty Pants
Sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps - More than Words
All coloured with watercolour pencils.  White paint splattered on BG and a few starry gems added. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the moon using an old Ellison Design folder.

Stamping Sensations February - anything goes
Stamp and Create February - all you need is love
Crafty Cardmakers #132 - love love love
Papertake Weekly - hearts +/or flowers
Crafty Catz #266 - for the boys
Sweet Stampin' - inspired by a song ... well what about Frank Sinatra and "Fly me to the Moon" :)
Allsorts #298 - any occasion other than Birthday
Penny's challenge #214 - embossing
Tuesday Throwdown #231 - love is in the air
Cuttlebug Mania - I {heart} you
The Alley Way Stamps February - anything goes (I'm not sure if my card qualifies or not as I've used other manufacturers too)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Card for Alexandra #2

This card's for my Mum to give to my niece .. she was a St. Valentine's Day baby so of course I had to include a few hearts!
Image from Lili of the Valley - I think this one is possibly my favourite LOTV stamp :)  Coloured with watercolour pencils.

Layout from The Challenge #24
Papertake Weekly - hearts and flowers
Sweet Stampin - add a heart
A Gem of a Challenge #137 - lots of layers
Stamping Sensations February - anything goes