Friday, 24 March 2017

Leaving card

Hurrah for Friday, and it's due to be a nice dry sunny weekend.  The clocks go back too, so it will be lovely to see the brighter evenings :)  So I'm hoping to get out and tackle the front garden, but we'll see how that goes ;)

This card was just a wee quickie for a colleague in work.  I chalked some clouds in the background and then added a few die cut ones for good measure.  The stars appeared when I made a little smudge that needed hiding ;)   Image is an olide from Penny Black, balloon covered with clear gloss and glitter.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

SC637 Flowers and butterflies

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

For my card I had to move panel #6 as I couldn't get my sentiment to fit in.
I've used this oldie from Lili of the Valley - my photo has paled out the colours, she's not really as sickly looking in real life ;)
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Sparkle added to the flower and clear gloss and some dots of stickles added to the butterfly.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Now that's what I call a cake!

Just a wee quickie post tonight, looooong day at work and I'm knackered!

I've been on a card making frenzy these past few days - a few special orders, but I'll share them later in the week.
All the hard work on this card is done by my gorgeous new DP (from the Range) and then I just coloured my Stamping Bella image to match.  Sparkle added to the icing and her ribbon, and clear gloss to her crown.

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Mother's Day

So this is my Mum's card for Mother's Day.  It's hard to remember sometimes what I've given her for Birthdays etc, but I don't think I've used this stamp on one of hers before.

Image from Whiff of Joy - coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to the flowers and to the little heart snippets.
I didn't quite get the dimensions of my layout right - the pink panel should have been shorter to show off the little heart panel which is mostly hidden now!
Sentiment stamp is an oldie from Lili of the Valley.
Dienamics stitched circles die.

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

A little mousey note

It finally stopped raining this afternoon, hurrah!  Last week's forecast was mild and damp, and the coming week is cooler with showers ;)  I can't wait for a dry spell to get out to the garden and tackle the weeds - the lawn is sodden, wee Ruby is the only one who enjoys tearing round it at the minute!

This card is based on this week's featured stamper challenge over at Splitcoast - here's DJ's original.  I enjoyed making this card, DJ has a fab gallery and she makes layering look so effortless.

I've used this oldie Whipper Snapper stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and the flowers fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Birthday balloon

I was rooting through my stash recently and found this oldie from High Hopes, I don't know why I get stuck using the stamps lying round my table when there's so many fab oldies hiding in the cupboard!

If I was making this card again, I would have stamped the balloon on the other side, so that the fish was looking into the card.  And I maybe would have used blue for my stencilling on the BG instead of green (yes, that's lime green there, not this odd sludge colour that my camera is showing you!)

Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear sparkle added to the fishie and gloss to his eyes and the balloon edge.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Yummm Cake

Happy St Patrick's Day!  No drowning the shamrock for me (yet!) ... I've spent my day off work painting woodwork, but I've the beers chillin for later ;)  St Patrick might have got rid of the snakes, but unfortunately he didn't do much for the weather - it's been a yeuchy damp dark chilly old day, but the crowds seemed to have enjoyed the craic at the parades in Belfast and Dublin anyway.

I got a real bargain at the Range yesterday - a massive pack of this pretty pink pastelly mix for £2.99, I'll not need to buy any more for a day or two!
Image from Penny Black - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Sparkle added to her apron, and clear gloss to the icing.

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