Saturday, September 23, 2017

A bit blue

The cards above and below were made with papers from a Christmas Pad - I've had the pad for a while and tried to use papers last year but none of them seemed to match so I think a lot of the papers will end up in the bin. I had stash of small envelopes and used an A4 piece of card which I cut up to make this fold over type card .

It's been ages since my last post -I've been busy getting the garden ready for the Summer and part of this has been making the veggie patch smaller- we always grow more than we can eat.
I'm working on a cross stich of a sausage which will be made into a cushion- it should be finished in the next two weeks.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

baby elephant

Baby elephants are as cute as can be but once they are fully grown they can move mountains with their strength.

Incy Wincy - Go wild -

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A little bit of chic

Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 94 - Let's Get Sparkly.

My Time to Craft - challenge 352- Hats 'n' Bags

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Boy


I've had this image since 2014- it came from Handmade Harbour- I printed the image twice and cut out just the star from one image to add some depth.-

Passion for ProMarkers - week 404 - bright colours -I used Aqua Markers in Blue ,Red and Yellow.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hello baby

Southern Girls - challenge 164 - tic tac toe  - I've gone with the diagonal of flowers ,image and ribbon.

We've had rain now for 2 days which doesn't happen very often - yesterday my little kitty Bella was very unhappy - we have a litter in the spare bedroom which she refuses to use - she wouldn't go out in the rain ( it was very very heavy ) - we sat her in the litter tray but it did no good - I'm guessing her tiny bladder couldn't hold it in anymore and at 4.15 this morning she came and woke us up so that we could let her out - as it's raining again today I have a funny feeling we will have to go through all this again tonight.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July

Tuesday Morning sketches - 411 - This little santa is very cute - I used crystal glaze on his boots and belt - glitter on the fur trim on his coat and hat - wink of stella on his beard.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday morning make

I decided less is best and after looking through all my patterned papers I went for a plain one with a linen finish.

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 172 -

Friday, June 30, 2017

Christmas bling

Scrapbook Boutique - June challenge - a great colourboard if you love gold and black - my two patterned papers have been in  my stash for over 10 years and are from Paperflair - I used my favourite stamp for the sentiment which I stamped in gold and the used a clear embossing powder - 3 layers each for the trees to give them some depth.

Well ,the cold have really arrived now with a minus 4 last night - my craft room was so very very cold this morning - I did turn on the heating but for the short time I was in there it really didn't do any good - the lens on my camera kept misting over and I had take several pics to get just one reasonable shot.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A few cards I made in June

I made these cards but didn't have the time to enter them into any challenges - I have been busy painting inside the house and also getting the garden into shape before the winter weather kicked in.

give me the eye

Southern Girls - challenge 162 - stuck on you - I used joggle eyes as my stuck on element- still keeping this card very CAS.

It seems forever since I last posted  - I did make some cards at the end of April and posted them off completely forgetting to take a photo.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The two of us

This  card uses some of my washi tape stash -    the background is very very pale blue  - just need to add a sentiment -still deciding

'come rain or shine I'm glad your mine'

'we are better together'

' you make me happy when skies are grey'

'whatever  the weather glad were together '

Monday, April 3, 2017

DAD cards

I was asked for a Dad card with a motorbike - as you can see two very different cards - I give the top  image a modern paper to bring it up to date and the bottom image I added a slight bit of colour to match the trendy paper - the bottom card was picked which was when I added the sentiment - I will leave the top card blank until another male birthday of Fathers Day come around.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pretty in pink

Once the images were coloured I added glitter to the veil and the bottom of her dress - I added a Wink of Stella to his bowtie and waistcoat - not easy to see on the photo.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mothers Day

CCC digi creations- challenge 69 - one for the girls - In the UK Mothers Day is in March and this is for my MIL. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunglasses required

Beccy's Place - March challenge - I coloured the image then chopped it up and layered each section on black

.I'm not a person who goes for bold bright colours but Gerberas are the exception OR so I thought -when I passed my local florist yesterday I had a look inside and there were some beautiful Gerberas in white and the palest of pinks - who knew ?

Friday, March 17, 2017

A bit of twine

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 123 - entwined - I have a big bag of twine in some really pretty colours but I can come up with any clever ways to use it. The sentiment at the bottom says 'happy mothers day'.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Birthday celebrations

 Scrapbook Boutique - March challenge - I went with shapes similar to the pencils and also the rainbow assortment of colours.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A little bit of Christmas

I 'm not really sure about this card -I love the background paper but I when I added silver or pale blue tones it looked a bit drab and boring - bring on the pink - a pale pink.
Christmas Card Throwdown   -  March sketch - I wasn't sure if my little tree at the bottom of the card would be allowed but then I noticed a member of the DT has some silver holly on her card.
Southern Girls - challenge 155 - pop it up -  I popped up my little  pink tree.

Friday, March 3, 2017

It's a boy X 2

A couple of baby cards for my charity box - sorry about the patches of sunlight on the photos, it's just very very sunny here atm.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

All dressed up

I stamped a swirl pattern with Versamark and clear embossed.

I use distress inks in 'worn lipstick' and 'weathered wood'

the dress form stamp is just  from a set I got in K-mart . the red dots and heart are just punched from card coloured with the ' worn lipstick ' and the covered with glossy accents.

 Tuesday Morning Sketches -sketch 392 -  you mentioned using a Bible page which I did not really want to try so used a book page instead -  if you add  texture and colour you can keep the script visible and not desecrate your Bible.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In the Pink

It's the first day of Autumn but we still have very hot weather -  a great shaft of sunlight which shows up on the left hand side of my card.
Passion for ProMarkers - challenge 384 - In the Pink
I used the two stamps at the top to create the background and then stamped the rose on another piece of card - all coloured in with AquaMarkers - I love being able to add lots of water to get these delicate colours - looking at my card I think maybe I should have added a small border of green then black around the large main  panel.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Using up old bits and pieces

In an attempt to tidy my craft stuff I found several sheets of half used  rub on sentiments ,orange flowers,some black borders and musical peel offs- all destined for the rubbish but at the last minute I decided to put them to good use and make some simple cards for my charity box.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A big heart

CCC digi creations - challenge 66   -add a heart

Double D challenges - lavender and lace

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Have a heart or a butterfly

I think this is the first time I have bought brown papers - I really liked the designs and hope I can make some pretty cards with the papers.These two cards were made with one sheet of striped paper and a tiny amount if the diamond pattern.I think the blue works really well with the brown.

Friday, January 27, 2017

All buttoned up

I never got back to the card making yesterday so this morning I made sure Bella had her breakfast and was in a sunny spot in the lounge.I won the sentiments stamp a few years ago and as it's unmounted I have no idea where it came from- the flowers are from Creative stamping magazine .
I used AquaMarkers and lots of water.

Southern Girls -  retro challenge -buttons or brads,

Tuesday Morning Sketches- I used this weeks sketch 387 for my layout.

I love ProMarkers - challenge 327-   Anything goes - I used AquaMarkers and lots of water.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A helping hand or should that be paw

Bella looking in the box of ink pads - it's important to pick the right colour.

I was hoping to make a couple of cards this morning but Bella had other ideas -  she picked a 'Happy Birthday " stamp.  I'm sure once the sun moves away I can have my desk back.

Monday, January 23, 2017

04 a bit of a high flyer

I used a rick st dennis image coloured with watercolour pencils - the sentiment is a stamp from a woodlands hug set.

Let's Craft and Create - challenge 121 - things with wings

Southern Girls - challenge 151 - stitch me up -  two rows of stitching on the right hand side

Thursday, January 19, 2017

03 Warm Wishes

This stamp was still sitting on my desk from about 2 weeks ago - ( I'm very bad at keeping things tidy).I used watercolour pencils and added a wink of Stella to the flowers.

Southern Girls challenge - stitching - the corners are real and the border was done with my dress makers tracing wheel.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

02 Flowers

Beccy's Place - January challenge - use an image from Beccy  to join in.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

01 Birthday Bird

I hope you all had a good time with family and friends over the holidays - we don't do the chrissy thing in our house and when I asked my DH what we should have for our main meal on Dec 25th he said "lamb curry " and delicious it was.

I Love ProMarkers -  challenge -  325 Anything goes - I used AquaMarkers and it has to be said there was a lot of water involved to get the colour just right.