Monday, 27 April 2015

Eat Cake Graphics: Yippee!

How's this for a happy looking puppy?!
This is Rowley jumps Yippee! from Eat Cake Graphics.  I've coloured him with watercolour pencils, and then dotted a pale blue copic marker round his edges so it looks like he's up in the air.
Sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

You'll find lots more loveliness from Eat Cake Graphics over at their blog: A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques

High Hopes: Julie's Flight

Happy Monday peeps!  Today's my day for posting over at High Hopes blog, and we're showing off some peeks of the new 'Fairies & Adventurers' release.   Pop over to the blog for more peeks and links to the current challenge.

My card uses this sweet fairy, 'Julie's Flight' and a new 'Fairy Wishes' sentiment stamp.  I've coloured her with watercolour pencils, added clear gloss and glitter to the spots on her wings, and then popped her up on dimensionals.
Dienamics peek-a-boo dots die.
Bling from stash.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

High Hopes: Duckie flying kite

Just a quickie post tonight ... it's the last episode of Poldark tonight sob sob :(  I think it's almost the only programme that I make a point of sitting down to watch, ah well, I'll just have to go and play with my crafty stash on a Sunday evening instead ;)

My image is Duckie Flying Kite from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Happy Birthday sentiment from Eat Cake Graphics.
Sky chalked in bg.  I have a couple of silver peel off lines just behind the daisy but it doesn't show up that well in my pic

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The most random wedding card ever?

I had the strangest card request that I've EVER been asked for .... a young couple who own a pizza shop, who have a baby boy, love rabbits and who are off to Australia for their honeymoon ... and to include ALL these elements on a wedding card!  Aarrgghh!

After having a major hunt through my stamps to find something suitable, this ended up being one of the biggest cards I've ever made at A5 size so I could squeeze everything in!  Here's a rundown of the stamps I used ...
  • rabbit, kangaroo and hearts from Paper Smooches
  • My chef is Luigi from High Hopes
  • Baby from Lili of the Valley
  • Mr & Mrs and sentiment from Woodware
All coloured with watercolour pencils.  Chef popped up on dimensionals.  I added some diamonds to the Mr&Mrs and chef's buttons for a bit of sparkle.

Considering I agonised over this card for a few days, I'm really pleased with how it turned out!  I think maybe the only thing I'd change if I was making this again (which I'm never likely to!!) would be to put my kangaroo under the 'Mrs' ... he kinda looks a bit odd floating there!

Paper Smooches SPARKS - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #197 - anything goes
Stamp and Create April - anything goes
613 Avenue Create #120 - anything goes with diamonds
Papertake Weekly - cute
Addicted to Stamps #141 - anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #86 - boys

Friday, 24 April 2015

Eat Cake Graphics: Kitties in the Window

All together now .....  "Awwwww"!
How adorable are these little kitties peeking through the window!  This is an Eat Cake Graphics stamp - Kitties in the Window

I've coloured the image with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  I added clear gloss to their noses and a touch of glitter to the kitten's collars for a bit of sparkle.  Other than that, not much else!  I doodled my border ... TOP TIP... I can't draw a straight line, but if you add in a dot every so often it breaks the line up and looks intentionally wonky!

You'll find lots more loveliness from Eat Cake Graphics over at their blog: A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques

Whimsy Stamps challenge #82 - colour an image
Cute Card Thursday #370 - clean and simple
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Clean and simple
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 of something (3 kitties or 3 gems)
Creative Card Crew #85 - sentiment
Addicted to Stamps #141 - anything goes

Monday, 20 April 2015

High Hopes: Spoutin' Off

It's Monday, so it's my day for posting over at the High Hopes blog :)

Today I've used an older stamp - Spoutin' Off - coloured with watercolour pencils.
My BG was created with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and some Cosmic shimmer spray ... note to self, rinse the ink off the stencil first before rubbing it with my hands, looking a bit like a smurf here LOL

Pop over to High Hopes blog for links to this month's Anything High Hopes Goes challenge - there's 2 HH stamps of your choice up for grabs!

Other challenges:

Guest Designer for The Challenge

I'm Guest Designer over at The Challenge this week :)

The challenge was to use the graphic below for inspiration ... I focused on the text print BG and then the pop of red for colour, and of course the embrace!

My image is this super cute image from Eat Cake Graphics -  Hadley and Kitty give Buddy a big hug.  Coloured with watercolour pencils.
Bling from stash.  Simon Says Stamp 'happy' die.