Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Happy Easter Bunny

It's time for a new sketch at Splitcoaststampers, so here's my DT card :)
Click here if you'd like to play along.

I've flipped Allison's sketch and used this cute little bunny from Eat Cake Graphics: Flopsy Bunny's got an egg

Coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  I also covered the egg with my clear glitter pen and then some clear gloss.  My button embossing folder is an oooooldie that hasn't been used in such a long time. MFT stitched circles die and I think the heart die is from Taylored Expressions.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Some cheerful tulips

It was such a dull damp day today, but my daffodils are blooming, so I thought I'd go for a spring theme with this card.  I'm on a bit of a Penny Black run by the look of it!  This one is soooooo old, it's great that it still sees ink!

My card is based on this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast - Here is Beverley Sue's original.  I was inspired by her pot of flowers and brick effect base.  I thought my flowers would look 'jaunty' stamped off the edge, but my card-making-OCD wishes I'd stamped it in the centre ;)   Coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to the tulips.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Good Luck cards

A couple of quickie cards from me this evening - we've a couple of volunteers in work from Greece and Cyprus who are heading home after a year, so this is their goodbye cards.

I've rooted out some of my oldie Penny Black stamps and used this MFT alpha set yet again, it's proving to be a great investment!

On Gina's card I covered the balloon with sparkle and then clear gloss and added some blue and green splatters.  I also chalked in some clouds but thought the top corner looked a bit unbalanced, so added these Lawn Fawn cloud dies to fill it up!

I liked how Gina's card turned out, so carried on with the same general design for Charoula's card which uses one of my oldest Penny Black stamps!  I masked it off so I could stamp extra butterflies, and then covered them with sparkle and clear gloss.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Naughty or Nice reminder

We're half way through February already, so it's reminder time at Naughty or Nice. I managed to ignore the optional colour theme last time, so I've mostly managed to use it this time, though I've just realised I managed to totally ignore the love theme LOL I'll be getting the sack as a Naughty Girl ;)

I don't really have any of those shades of pinks in my watercolour pencils, so this is as close as I could get.
I manage not to add any sparkle for a change!  My only accent was some clear gloss in those little coloured circles.

Splitcoaststampers Sketch #632

So this is the new layout for this week's Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge - click here to play along :)

I've gone all Christmassy with my DT card - it's certainly cold enough here!

I've used some oooooold and much unloved DP, but it actually looks OK with the simple white colours.  My snowman is from Eat Cake Graphics:
Snowman (assembled)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to his hat band and scarf.  I also added some sparkle and bling to my Paper Smooches snowflake dies.
Sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

To the world

Oh Brrrrr it's been such a cold, cold weekend here.  I wouldn't be out with my Rubydoo without my hat, scarf and gloves, most definitely not T-shirt weather like my little girl in the card!

This was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast - here's Joyce Ann's original.  I kept her general layout and starry theme and the little girl in her card reminded me of this Eat Cake Graphics one:
To the world (scene)
This image comes with a black border, but as I wanted to use it in a bigger panel I just masked it off.

Coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to her T-shirt.  Ha, I've just realised I stuck my DP on upside down.  Ah well, if I hadn't told you, you wouldn't have noticed ;)

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Alexandra's birthday card

Ooops there's that brick stencil again ... I need to get this off my desk for a week or two ;)
This is hot off the press for my niece, I can't believe she's 7 already!  She's a Valentine's Day baby, so I usually try to include a little heart somewhere too :)

I don't think I've ever seen a pogo stick in real life, it must never have been a 'craze' over here!  Reckon Health & Safety would have a hard hat and elbow and knee pads on her now ;)

Tiddly Inks stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils, sparkle added to her dress and clear gloss to her pogo stick.  My '7' is cut from silver mirror card.