Monday, 24 October 2016

Cows and Indians ;)

Ack, I've no mojo this weather, he's up and left me and gone to sunnier, warmer climes!  But my stash is low so I'm ploughing on!  Plus I usually gift some of my cards at Christmas, so I need to get an extra pile made too.  Maybe I need a few days off work to stay in my PJs and get inky ;)

Anyway, my first card uses and ooooooldie stamp from Penny Black.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to his horns and hooves.  White flowers covered with my clear glitter pen.

  • Layout from Sugar Pea Mix it Up challenge #18 
  • Allsorts #386 - sparkle and shine
  • As You Like It - new or old stash - well both actually!  I love new DPs and tend to use all the nice pages first (then the pack gets stuck in my To Use bag), but equally I love some of my older stamps.  This little cow is maybe 10 years old I'm sure, and still sees ink quite often!
  • Fab'n Funky #323 - fabulous flowers

I haven't tidied my stash properly for a few weeks (bad me), so this little indian girl was still knocking aobut.  I've coloured her with watercolour pencils to match my snazzy DP and added sparkle to her feathers and the flower.  Gold sequins from stash.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

On the nice list

Yummmmm it's patisserie week on Bake Off this week, I'd LOVE to be there for a taster ;)  I reckon the best I can do tonight is a choccy biccie from the cupboard if I'm lucky :(

Here's a super quick Christmas card.  I've based it on Cornelia's fab card over at Muse Christmas Visions:

For mine, I used this old and unloved Marianne Designs Christmas tree die that I 'had to have' a few years back and I've barely used since!  I used some snazzy DP here - the silver pattern in it looks like tinsel!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

November calendar

Brrr, it was a cold windy day today, the first day that it felt like winter was on it's way.  Time to dig out the winter boots I think!
 I'm ahead of myself with my calendar page (for a change!)  I've used my new girl from Whiff of Joy and my little Firefly bug in the corner is from Eat Cake Graphics.  All coloured with watercolour pencils.  Flowers and the bug's wings covered with my clear glitter pen, and clear gloss to the flower pot.
I've actually managed to write in my dates straight ... it's only taken about 2 years of practice ;)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

New Stash

It was a bit of an icky day today, so no gardening for me, my housework was all done, so I treated myself to a load of crafting!  These are all from my haul from Bunny Zoe's Crafts sale, I know it looks like I had a massive spending spree but I think it all came to about £25!  Though I also had a bit of a spree at the new Range shop that's just opened and added to my stash of papers!  Oops ;)

This one uses this sweet image from Marianne Designs.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  Spellbinders sentiment frame and some blue enamel dots.

Card 2 uses this new doggy stamp from Wags and Whiskers .... as if I didn't have enough doggy stamps already LOL!
I've based it on this week's featured stamper challenge at Splitcoast - here's Jaydee's fab original.
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Balloon covered with my clear sparkle pen and then clear gloss.  Red enamel dots add to his hat.  Nice and simple!
And finally, this one uses my new stamp from Nellie Snellen.  I paper pieced her cactus and flower, and added sparkle and clear gloss to her feathers.  I kinda wish I'd stamped her a bit lower down, she looks a bit floaty!
Fancy frame for my sentiment is an oldie die from Dienamics.

Right, that's me.  I'll be oogling the gorgeous Mr Poldark for the next hour in case you're looking for me ;)  And if you don't watch it, here's what you're missing!  

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Two pink ladies

Eeek it's the 15th of October already, and you know what that means? ..... only 2 more pay days till Christmas!!  Scary when you say it like that eh?

Anyway, this is my mid-post DT card for the Naughty or Nice challenge of Spooky Sistahs or Wild Wild Women - I've gone for the wild and free look with this fab stamp from Eat Cake Graphics - Auntie Daisy enjoys freedom.  I thought my card needed 'something' so I also added little Daisy Mouse in the bottom corner.
I went for the bokeh effect on my base - I chalked in some circles and some cloud shapes, but it just looks like a fudgey mess here ;)

This cutie is one of my new purchases from Bunny Zoe's sale - from Whiff of Joy.  I love her!
I hadn't intended to add the little pink flower at her feet but I had an Oops that needed covering ;)
Coloured with watercolour pencils.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Elf News

I had an evening with a difference, we were out listening to the stars in our local park!  I think the jist of it is the size, speed and brightness of the stars passing by the North Star were demonstrated as a sound and when you stood in the middle of a circle of speakers the effect was really spooky!  It really made you think about all that's going on in the universe that we really are never aware of.  Oh, and we saw the Space Station when we were there, so that was great too!
LOL, I've just noticed the amount of exclamation marks I've used!! 

Anyay this card uses more of my new goodies ... the spellbinders banner die.  I've fancied these for ages, and the bargain over at Bunny Zoe's 70% sale was too good to resist.
I've also used my little elf from Eat Cake Graphics - Christmas is Coming (elf with newspaper)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and I went over his gloves + scarf with my clear glitter pen, and then clear gloss + glitter to his hat.  I also chalked behind my image in blue, but it hasn't shown up very well in my photo.  Paper Smooches snowflake dies.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

New Goodies and Betty's birthday card

LOL, another 'one of those days' in work again, so another couple of cards for you this evening  #stressrelief   
Hopefully I'll not be sharing any cards tomorrow night ;)

On the bright side, I'd a parcel of crafty goodness waiting on me coming home. I got some real bargains from Bunny Zoe's Crafts 70% off closing down sale.  So sad though, they were a pleasure to do business with and everything always arrived very promptly.

This little guy is one of my newbies from Nellie Snellen, isn't he a cutie.  I've used some older DPs that I've always disliked, but I stuck with it and think it looks OK.

This one is for my SIL's birthday and I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  
My inspiration came from Tracey's beautiful card over at the Muse challenge:

I've used an older set from Power Poppy.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and the flowers are all covered with my clear glitter pen so it's lovely and sparkly in real life.