Sunday, 29 May 2016

Goosey Goosey Gander

Here's a quick card for you ... or should that be quack card?  Though now I think of it, she's actually a goose and they honk! LOL

In case you don't know the nursery rhyme:
Goosey goosey gander,
Where shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
And in my lady's chamber.
There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers,
So I took him by his left leg
And threw him down the stairs.


This is Sadie Goose from Eat Cake Graphics - coloured with watercolour pencils, clear gloss added to her beak and legs, and then popped up on dimensionals.  I chalked my BG using an MFT stencil and heat embossed a sentiment.  Doodled border and some bling/sequins to finish.
This card is also posted over at A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques blog, where you'll find lots more loveliness from Eat Cake Graphics

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Mum's June calendar page

Or rather should I say, this is MY calendar page for June!  I wasn't happy with my squished dates on this one and the chalked background didn't quite turn out as imagined, so I'm keeping this effort for my own calendar in work ;)

On both pages I've used some stamps from Eat Cake Graphics:
1034-K Auntie Daisy enjoys freedom
7001-E Row of little flowers
and the second calendar also uses:
5039-C Daisy Mouse
Ha, I've just noticed they're both called Daisy!
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear Spectrum Noir sparkle added to her dress, and silver stickles to the flower centres.

So this one is for Mum!  Much more CAS and much easier on the eye!  I almost ran out of room again for my hand written dates but just about got away with it ;)

Monday, 23 May 2016

Those sneakers again and a cute bunnie

My last sneaker card didn't last long in my stash, so I made another!  For this one I had a leftover strip of this DP so that decided my colour theme.  I added some purple chalk to the BG of the image, but it kinda faded out the black bits and didn't look right.  So I restamped my sneakers on another bit of card and decoupaged them (and another layer for the boot in the foreground).  But then the sneakers were too black against the chalked layer, so I added a black sentiment and some die cut stars.  Looks much better now!
I managed not to add any bling or sparkle in an effort to be more grown up LOL.  Sneakers coloured with a grey watercolour pencil and a bit of purple added to the logo.  Couldn't get a decent photo though, it's not quite as dark and gloomy as it looks in this pic!

My 2nd card uses this cuuuuute bunny and bear from MFT - I fell in love with this Snuggle Bunnies set as soon as I saw it in the previews and had to treat myself! :)
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and lots of glitter added to the bunny's tail, and his jumper covered in Spectrum Noir clear sparkle.
Taylored Expressions bling.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

A 2nd Birthday and some Christmas Penguins

It's been a day of two halves today ... sunshine and gardening in the morning and heavy showers and crafting in the afternoon!

This is a special request card - I'm hoping she's got the name right as I've never seen Anabel spelt like that!
My stamp is an oldie from CC Designs that I don't think has seen ink before! Coloured with watercolour pencils and swimsuit paper pieced.  Clear gloss and glitter added to the '2', her lolly and flowers on her sandals. Sentiment and number popped up on dimensionals.

My second card uses these fab penguins from Eat Cake Graphics ...
coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to their beaks and feet.  Penguin in foreground popped up on dimensionals.
Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil, and christmas sentiment die.
Sentiment and corner accent cut from shiny silver card.

The inside of my card was inspired by my bloggy buddy Cheryl's gorgeous card here :)
I used an old cuttlebug embossing folder, but I managed to leave a mark so used a silver strip to cover it up.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Some boys cards

I've hardly any boys cards in my stash, one of the type I struggle to make .. probably because I'm mainly drawn to cutsie images!

Anyway, card 1 uses these fun robots from Eat Cake Graphics
1053-S The Boys (stick robots)
Coloured with watercolour pencils; clear gloss added to their eyes and highlights of sparkle.

Card 2 uses this fab Woodware stamp that I won recently - Awsome Footware
It may well be the only stamp I have suitable for a teen boy and it's great when the image does all the hard work for you!
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to some of the elements and a purple Dienamics star in bottom corner.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A cycling stencil

This card was inspired by Patti from Stationery Styles beautiful cycling card here ... if you haven't been to her fabulous blog before you should go visit!

I'd hankered after a bicycle die for ages and bought this one from Joanna Sheen a while back, and have used it ummm maybe once!  Don't know why, I just find it difficult to use!
Anyway, I die cut my bicycle and used the off cut to stencil my background with blue and purple chalks.  Of course, then I proceeded to cover most of it up with my central panel  Doh ;)  Plus I think I should have been braver and went much darker with my stenciling, I think if I didn't tell you those were bicycles in the background you might not notice!  Ah well, I had fun making it!  Thanks for the inspiration Patti!  :)

ETA:  Showcase pick at Die Cuttin Divas and DT favourite at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Some old tulips

I enjoyed making the background to my Naughty or Nice DT card and thought I'd have another go :)
I've used this ooooooold tulip stamp from Penny Black dated 1999 ... I wonder how many stamps have that staying power eh?!!
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to the tulips and glitter added to the pink ones.  Hand doodled border.