Tuesday, 21 October 2014

High Hopes: Baby's First Christmas

Oh Brrrr.  It's been a wild old day - the end of Hurricane Gonzales hit today so we had lots of mad heavy showers and such a cold wind that would cut you in two!  Def an evening for the cosy slippers .... though Ruby's giving me that look expectantly waiting for her walk :(

Our new challenge at High Hopes is to
Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice.

If you're not sure how to check your breasts, check out this link

My card uses some stamps from the latest release ... Rocking Baby and Baby's First Christmas sentiment.  Coloured with copics / promarkers and some flower soft added to her hat.  I'm determined not to buy any new Xmas DP this year, so this is some really old stuff from my stash.

Other Challenges:

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Anyone for a Knickerbocker Glory?

I'm not normally a big lover of ice cream, but throw in some fresh cream, jelly and a bit of fruit and I'm all yours!  This is a new stamp maker to me ... Molly Blooms - think I might have to get some more, they're really cute :)

I've had these tiny scraps of DP in my stash for aaaages, just waiting for the right image to come along!
Ice cream coloured with copics, and sparkle and clear gloss added for a bit of sparkle and shine.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Betty's Birthday card

Here's another personalised birthday card ... funny how you seem to get a rush of them at once!
This one is for Greg's sister.  I kinda misjudged the size of my sentiment and the width of my wee girl's hair though!  It needed a bit of blinging up when I was finished so I added some bunting and loads of stickles :)

Image from Tiddly Inks - coloured with copics and popped up on dimensionals.


30th Birthday card

Yeuch, it's a horrible draughty dark evening here, with horizontal rain ... definitely a night for the old PJs and the heating on!

This card is for a colleague in work.  Hope the monster image is OK .. I'll have to get some more grown up male images!  I don't do digis, so I'll have to start keeping my eyes open for some good stamps.
Monster is from Whipper Snapper, and alpa set from Sara Hurley.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

High Hopes - Angel Trio

Everyone's favourite challenge this week at High Hopes ...
Anything High Hopes Goes!
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

My card uses this sweet Angel Trio stamp from our latest release.  Coloured with copics ... don't ya love it when you find a marker in your stash that matches your DP perfectly :)
I added clear gloss and a sprinkle of glitter for their wings, and then extra highlights in red and green stickles, so it's nice and sparkly but still flat for postage.
Paper Smooches snowflakes dies, and Simon Says sentiment dies.

Other challenges...
Pile it On #41 - 2 or more die cuts
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - snowflakes
Crafty Girls #28 - anything goes
CRAFT challenge #280 - Christmas
Penny Black and More October - get ahead for Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge - October

Monday, 13 October 2014

Baby Bear

I was merrily working away on this card for the Paper Smooches photo challenge, and when I was almost finished I realised that not only had I missed the colours in the pic but I'd also forgotten to use a Paper Smooches image!  Doh!  Blame it on Monday-itis!

My wee bear is from Elzybells which unfortunately closed a few years ago; sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps, and Paper Smooches dies.  I've also added some pale blue chalk to the sky but it's not showing up in my pic.  The dark nights are upon us, it's already dark here by 7 :(

Bunny Zoe's Crafts October challenge - animals
A Gem of a Challenge #130 - create a scene
As you like it - favourite fibre - mine's baker's twine, I like all the different colours available and that it doesn't add too much bulk to your card
Crafty Girls #28 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Saturday, 11 October 2014

New Home #2

Quickie post now, it's movie night and Greg's getting impatient!  Tonight's viewing is Argo - gets good reviews and sure a movie's always worth a look if the lovely Ben Affleck's in it ;)

It's another Two-Fer tonight, just adding to my New Home stash! I've used an oldie from a much loved Stampin' Up set.  Added a gem to the flower and to the hearts, and clear gloss to the windows.  Coloured my scalloped edge and flower to match my hearts.  Sky and grass chalked in.  Silver peel off sentiment - I didn't have enough room for it, so had to add it as a separate strip.

Layout from Sketch Saturday #331 - though I've just noticed my darker panel should have went all the way to the edge.
Whimsy Stamps challenge #76 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge - October
Oldie but a Goodie - 1 image, 2 DPs. 3 finishing touches (my wee banners)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes