Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Best Big Sister

I've a rake of special request cards on my list to make, so I need to get a move on!
This one is for a workmate for his sister - I've stamped 'Thank You' on the inside.

I soooo love this LOTV bunny, especially this time of year with those fab daffodils, but I've been known to make them different colours at other times of the year and let on they're something else!!  Still gutted that LOTV aren't doing rubber stamps any more, I might have to have a look on ebay to see what's up for grabs there ;)

Bunny popped up on foam pads and clear gloss added to the daffs.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Naughty or Nice - Birthday Fishes

Well this is my last ever post for Naughty or Nice :(
I've had a lovely time playing along with all the Naughty Girls and it's been a pleasure to have been on the team.  It's our very last challenge this month and the theme is to pick a previous challenge, so there's 49 to choose from!!  Hope you'll play along too, there's goodies to be won :)

I've kept with the fishy theme of our challenge graphic - it would fall into challenge #2 Birthdays or #23 Let's Get Silly

I've used my old Avery Elle stamps - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on foam pads.  I also stencilled in some water with chalk, but it doesn't show up great in my pic.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Good Luck Bunny

We'd the most beautiful Spring day today.  The birdies are nest building and everything's starting to bud and grow in the garden. I even managed to get my washing dried on the line and the grass cut.  Great to see it!!

The daffodils in my garden are nearly over, but here's some in full bloom.  I've used my LOTV stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to the daffodils.  If I'd been paying attention I would have placed him slightly higher up so he wasn't hiding the text just so much ;)
My old MFT swirls dies which don't see much use and a few bits of orangey bling just to add some interest to the BG.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Birthday flowers

Well I'm back to work ... and still going through my emails!  I'll be lucky to get them all sorted by the end of the week!  Ah well, it's much better than being at home with the flu!

Just a wee quickie card tonight while I was making some vegetable soup for my lunch.
I've used this lovely Prima stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to the longer purple blooms.
I've stacked up my 'birthday' die to give it a bit of dimension.
I hadn't quite intended to have as many enamel dots, but those dirty fingers made an appearance again ;)

Monday, 9 April 2018

A blast from the past

Well I'm starting to feel much better, def not 100% but getting there :)  Back to work tomorrow to have a look at a gazillion emails probably!

I found this dude in my stash on a recent stamp hunt, I think I bought him years'n'years ago at the craft show in Belfast and he's never ever seen ink!
I've combined him with my Gummiapan burlap stamp and Eat Cake Graphics trees.  I would have had a longer strip of grass but I only had the tiniest snippet of this lime green card left.

This one uses a really really really old Penny Black stamp - dated 1999, so it's great that it's still in good nick and still seeing ink!
I added sparkle to the blue pot and clear gloss to the tulips.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Chicks and Hedgehogs

I've a few quickie cards tonight, just trying to get back into the swing of cardmaking after our flu.

The lovely DP on both these cards does all the hard work!

I'd originially bought this Gummiapan stamp for my Easter cards, don't ya love the expression on their faces!  I reckon they're all a bit concerned about the pink dude!!
My lovely flower die is a newbie and I'm lovin it (also Gummiapan brand from Swedish House Crafts)

This one uses a really old Penny Black Stamp - sparkle added to the flowers and clear gloss to the centres.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Naughty or Nice - final challenge!

Hi all!  Sorry I've been on the missing list ... after evading the flu all winter it finally caught up with us and we've had a sick house this past few weeks :(  Still not 100% but a helluva lot better than we were!

Boredom has got the better of me, so I figured I should get my post up for the Naughty or Nice challenge.  Better later than never!
Sadly it's our last challenge this month, and the theme is to pick one of the older challenges .  We've goodies to give away too - and if you're not in you can't win!

For my card I went all the way back to challenge #4 Furry Friends
I've made a simple CAS card using this oldie bunny from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on foam pads.   Sparkle added to the tulips and clear gloss/glitter to his tail.  I'm lovin my new burlap texture stamp from Swedish House Crafts :)