Wednesday, 26 April 2017

SC642 Gwen and her kitties



So here's the sketch for this week's challenge over at Splitcoaststampers - if you'd like to play along, please link your card here.
Though I've just noticed I completely forgot about panel #7, oops!

For my card I've used Gwen and her Kitties from Eat Cake Graphics.  Coloured with watercolour pencils, and that's about all I need to tell you!  Nice and easy!  My lovely DPs were a bargain a few months ago from The Range (in Ballymena)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Wedding birdies

Oh BRRRR it's been such a cold few days!  We've had an Arctic blast from the North Pole with wind and light snow flurries!  You wouldn't think it was Spring not that long back!  At least it's not meant to last, so hopefully the weather will smarten up for the Bank Holiday.

I've made a quickie wedding card as a special request for a work colleague.  I had originally stamped my letters in black, but it was a bit 'in your face' so I tried again in grey ink and like it a bit better.  I hadn't intended to have so many of those little hearts, but after stamping all those letters I had VERY inky fingers ;)  The card I used for my backing and the heart border has a lovely sparkle in it, but of course doesn't show up well here!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Chocolate in her handbag

Do you ever have chocolate in your handbag?  Nah, me neither, it never gets to last that long ;)  I love it all, dark, milk doesn't matter!  Even better when it comes with a hot cuppa tea!
(ever tried a Cadbury's Wispa dunked in your tea? yummmm)

These cuties are from Eat Cake Graphics:
Eloise with her handbag
Daisy Mouse
In her handbag
Firefly

Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Sparkle added to their hats.  Clear gloss to the handbag, hat ribbons and bugs wings.

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Down in the park

This little guy looks like he's out for a fun day in the park - he's one of my favourites from Eat Cake Graphics:
Webster's tilting his head
(My absolute favourite puppy is featured at the end of this post!)

I've had another go with my brushos and I love how this one turned out :)  I brushoed the BG, then stamped a Row of Pine Trees and coloured with watercolour pencils.  Webster is popped up on dimensionals, and then I added a few enamel dots 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




Here's a wee pic of Rubydoo in our local park - she ALWAYS stops at the same spot to peer over the wall :)


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A flying mouse

Here's the new sketch over at Splitcoaststampers.
If you'd like to play along, please link your card here.

I flipped the sketch for my layout ... I had originally intended to have the little mouse flying over a grassy hill, but I had these blue scraps lying on my desk so they got used!
My mouse is an olide from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils, popped up on dimensionals, and clear gloss added to the balloon.
City scape die from Memory Box and red stars from stash.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Blue sympathy

Ah boo hoo, back to work tomorrow - but at least everyone else will have been off work too so there shouldn't be a gazillion emails to get through!  I'd a busy day today, out powerhosing the front driveway and tidying up, I was totally frozen by the time I was finished!    Anyway, one hot bath and a bit of crafty time later, here's a wee sympathy card for my stash.

I've used this old stamp from Whipper Snapper - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  I sprayed my BG with water and tapped on some blue brushos.  Clear bling from stash.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter's over ...

Well that's Easter over for another year, so what else would be next on my list but Christmas cards? hahaha  I'm still determined not to have the usual last minute rush, but then I say that every year and it's yet to happen ;)

My first card uses this oldie from Penny Black and the lovely sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.  Not sure what colour my stars look here, but they're gold in real life ;)  I love the simplicity of this one, might make a few more as they're nice and quick.


I've a load of cream card in my stash so thought I'd use a bit up, though I think I prefer white cardstock so dear knows when the rest will get used ;)
I found this shiny silver/cream DP in my stash, and added a strip of embossed silver card.  Images from MFT - coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to the antlers, red star and Santa's hat.  Silver stars from stash.