Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bobby Lee

This week's challenge at High Hopes is to use
Fall colours
Play along with your High Hopes stamps to win a new one of your choice :)

I'be been on a mission to use up some of ny old DP and thought this would be perfect.  My image is another High Hopes oldie ... Bobby Lee (and if you like the look of Bobby, he has a match in Ally Rose!)  Bobby Lee is coloured with pencils and popped up on dimensionals.

Other Challenges:
Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch Club MFTWSC190
The Squirrel and The Fox #76 - spring or autumn
Sister Act #71 - anything goes

Monday, 25 August 2014

Stinkin' Sweet Skunk

It's been a typical summer Bank Holiday here .... drizzly and cold all day, it feels so wrong to have the heat on in August!  Ah well, tomorrow is supposed to be better, fingers crossed ;)

I'm always in need of Anniversary and wedding cards and always struggle with them, so when Heather posted a card over in The CLASSroom I thought it was perfect to have a go at..  Here's Heather's original and step-by-steptutorial.

My image is Stinkin' Sweet Skunk from High Hopes. Everything is coloured with watercolour paints and clear gloss added to the hearts.  Wish I'd measured out my sentiment better, but I made the mistake of stamping after I'd stuck my cloud down!

Party Time Tuesdays #186 - watercolouring
Papertake Weekly - to die for
Sarah Hurley 365 #95 - favourite things , mine are my High Hopes stamps (yip all of them!) and my bling :)
Crafty Calendar challenge August - anything goes

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A yellow kitty and a blue dog ;)

I thought I'd be a good girl and use up the scrap DP from my last card .... as opposed to sticking it back in the pack and then picking it up off the floor every time it slides out!  (I must get a better DP storage system LOL)
I coloured my kitty and puppy to match my DP, blogland has no restrictions on the actual colour of animals!

Puppy and sentiment both popped up on dimensionals.  Clear gloss added to the dogs eyes and the cat's nose.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #150
Crafty Girls #25 - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - anything goes birthday
Addicted to CAS #45 - geometric
Allsorts #273 - warm sunshiny colours
Crazy 4 Challenges #250 - animals, not bears or rabbits

Welcome Baby Boy

Sunday evening already, boooo, but it's a Bank Holiday tomorrow and I treated myself to a few extra days , so no work for me till Thursday, hurrah!

The TAWS Be Inspired photo inspiration had me stumped for a while until I came across this DP that's been in my stash for aaages that kinda made me think of a quilt effect.  It's lovely in real life (the dark orange panels are really shiney) but of course doesn't show up well in photos.  I paper pieced my wee car, popped the wheels up on dimensionals and added some silver disc stickers to the wheel centres and to the heart.  Taylored Expressions chevron border and Paper Smooches heart die.

TAWS Be Inspired #56 - photo
Layout from Sweet Sunday #233
Sister Act #71 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #270 - use some old stash
Papertake Weekly - to die for
CAS on Sunday #40 - rock a bye baby
Simon Says Stamp Monday - anything goes

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Polka Dot Mania

This weeks challenge at High Hopes is
Polka Dot Mania
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

My card uses Silly Goose - coloured with pencils and clear gloss added to his legs and beak.  I may have gone overboard with the dotty theme ... dotty DP, embossed circles on my white photo frame, and then peek-a-boo dots die just to be sure!

Other Challenges...

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Happy Kitty :)

It's been a wild and windy day today here, lashing one minute and sunshine 2 minutes later.  Ruby-doo has been in and out the back door like a yoyo and her raincoat on and off just as many times too!  My sweetpeas have completely toppled over in the wind, so they'll be for the recycling bin next weekend if not before :(  My green peas have already been lifted (they were delish), and the potatoes will be dug soon too, so my borders are slowly emptying out and heading for autumn whether we're ready for it or not!

This card was inspired by this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast - here's Diane's original.  I'm so pleased that I managed to use some of my much-unloved washi tape and an old brad that's been in my stash for aaaages  :)

Paper Smooches SPARKS - anything goes
Less is More #185 - animal
Crafts 4 Eternity R#189 - something old
Cute Card Thursday #334 - Clean and Simple

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Buggin' Out

Our new challenge at High Hopes is
Buggin' Out
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice.  If you don't have a bug stamp, maybe use papers or bug accents :)

I've used an old High Hopes favourite, Hopeful Ant - coloured with pencils and some stickles added to his antennae.  I've also partially popped up the plant - I stuck the stems down with glue and then added dimensionals to the leaves.

Other challenges .... 
Layout from Sketch Saturday #322
Fab n Funky #225 - inspired by a movie ... Antz
613 Avenue Create #84 - anything goes with option of sights, sounds, smells or tastes of summer
Crafting When We Can #75 - bright colours
Crazy 4 challenges #248 - 3D
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - August
Crafty Calendar August - anything goes