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

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

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.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

More Easter Bunnies

We're half way through April already, so it's reminder time over at Naughty or Nice.  Our theme this month is 3 of something, with an option of an Easter twist.

This card is one of those that looks so much nicer in real life!  I've used some of these bunnies from a Simon Says Stamp set.  I diecut my little bunny and then popped him up on dimensionals, and covered them all with my clear glitter pen.  Clear gloss and glitter added to the 'Daddy' bunny's tie.  My bow is a tad big, but it was from my recycled stash and it was the right colour ;)

Friday, 14 April 2017

Easter Bunnies

Here's some happy hoppy bunnies :)  These critters always make me smile:
Brewster Bunny (foot up) and
Flopsy bunny's got an egg
from Eat Cake Graphics.

Coloured with watercolour pencils and lots of sparkle added to that humongous egg! Clouds chalked in the background and a few pink splatters to finish.  No doodling added for a change ;)
Apologies for such a crappy photo, I hadn't realised it was so glary till I uploaded it.

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, 13 April 2017

Get well flowers

Yippee, that's me finished work now for the Easter break till next Wednesday :)  Don't ya love a nice loooong weekend with the prospect of chocolate eggs for breakfast on Sunday ;)

I've been playing with my new Prima stamp again.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and some sparkle added to the blue blooms.
I also got out my embossing folders for a change, I should really use these more often!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

SC640 Snowman tag

So here's this week's new sketch over at Splitcoast ... if you'd like to play along please link your card here.

For my card I've used Snowman (assembled) from Eat Cake Graphics and my sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers. I covered my snowman with my clear glitter pen for lots of sparkle and added a few clear gems to the centre of my snowflakes.

I haven't used my eyelets for aaages, and was delighted to find one in the stash that matched my DP perfectly :)

I used an old Paper Smooches die to add my stitched hill, and then promptly covered most of it up with my snowdude.  White enamel accents for falling snow.

Monday, 10 April 2017

More Bunnies

As per usual I'm flying close to the wire and still haven't finished my Easter cards!
So here's a wee quickie using Flopsy bunny from Eat Cake Graphics.
Coloured with watercolour pencils and 3 different purples used for my eggs (and the background splattered with purple too).  Clear gloss and glitter added to the eggs for lots of sparkle.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Chocolate cake with Pink Icing

Sunday evening already!  And I gotta be quick here as Line of Duty is on shortly, it's definitely the best programme on telly at the minute.

Stamp from Penny Black, coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and glitter added to the icing.  Cear gems from stash.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

I miss your face

So here's the new sketch from Splitcoaststampers - if you'd like to play along you can link your card here

My card is for a friend in work who's going to be off sick for a few weeks.  I've used Abundance (MMM butterflies) from Eat Cake Graphics.  Coloured with watercolour pencils, clear gloss added to the butterflies and sparkle to the little flowers.

Though now that I'm uploading this, I've just noticed that I've coloured her legs wrong - I've done the bit between her legs instead! Ah well, maybe if I hadn't told you that you wouldn't have noticed ;)  But it's perfect for Darnell's April Fools Boo Boo Hop :)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Mmmmmm Easter Eggs

Woops, I'm a bit behind myself with my DT card for Naughty or Nice!
Our theme this month is '3 of something' with an optional Easter twist.  If you'd like to play along, please link your card over on the blog, and have a look at what the other naughty girls have made while you're there.

I've used my favourite bunnies from Eat Cake Graphics:
Flopsy Bunny's got an egg
Coloured with watercolour pencils and I used the same ink as the text to colour my eggs and to add some splatters to the BG.  I went over my eggs several times with my clear sparkle pen and then added some clear gloss.

Hope you're having a great weekend.  It's a lovely sunny day here but a chilly wind, great for getting the washing dried, but I'm a bit of a woose and prefer not to have 20 layers on for a bit of gardening ;)

Friday, 31 March 2017

Brusho flowers

OMGosh how did it get to be the end of March already, it just sorta crept up on me!

I was very lucky recently to win some $$ on a Simon Says Stamp hop and treated myself to this Prima stamp designed by Christine Adolph - isn't it gorgeous!  I also splashed out a new paintbrush - I wouldn't normally have spent so much on a brush, but it's FAB and I love using it!

Coloured with watercolour pencils and then masked off so I could spritz it with water and knock in a few grains of purple Brushos. I think this is my first brushos effort that I like how it turned out!  I also went over the large purple flowers with my clear sparkle pen and added a few silver sequins for a bit of extra interest.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Too late for cake?

So here's this week's sketch over at Splitcoaststampers - if you'd like to play along, please link your card here

I thought I was going to have difficulties with this layout, but I loved using it!  I've used these sweet DPs which certainly make up for the lack of cake on my little girl's plate ;)

Stamps from Eat Cake Graphics:
Abagail's too late for cake
Am I too late for cake (text)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to her dress and bow.
Sentiment popped up on dimensionals.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Woof Hello

Just a wee quickie make from me tonight, I've been busy recently and no time for card making or blogging!  We had the most glorious sunny weekend so there was lots of washing done (= ironing mountain!) and some weeding done in the garden (= rediscovered sore muscles!)  It was fab to see some decent weather though :)
I've also been finishing off a cross stitch project that has been several years in the making!  It's off getting framed at the minute so I'll hopefully share the finished result at the weekend.

This card is based on this week's featured stamper challenge over at Splitcoast - here's Hideko's original.   I diecut my rectangle and distressed the background.  Then fussy cut my Tim Holtz pup and added glossy accents.  Doodled stitching.  Nice and easy and I love how it turned out :)

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.

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge

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.

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge

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.

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge

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.

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge

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.

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bunny Bookmark

It's reminder time over at Naughty or Nice - this month's theme is to feature a creature.  There's a fab prize from Bugaboo up for grabs too.

I've made a new bookmark with this bunny set that I won recently from Simon Says Stamp.  It's based on  Peeps that Americans eat at Easter - they taste like marshmallows with a very sugary coating :)

I don't have a bookmark shaped die, so partially cut a tag die, moved it down to create a longer shape and cut again.  Of course I didn't get it quite right, thus the die cut squiggle was needed to cover a slightly snipped card ;)

I used my distress ink pad to stamp the BG bunny and then to add some splatters.  Tiny bunny covered with my clear sparkle pen, and then I thought I should cover him in clear gloss too in case the sparkle would come off in my library book!  White enamel dots to finish and an eyelet for my ribbon (couldn't tell you the last time I used one of these!)