Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Bye Bye Bunnies

Ooops, I've accidentally been stamp shopping again ;)  I love this range of the Mama Elephant stamps, I nearly bought the snowmen and then the dogs, but settled on the bunnies!
This card is for a friend in work who's leaving us so I've made it in the company colours of purple and green.
For such a simple stamp it takes a surprising amount of time to colour! I kept missing either blush, or noses or ties!
I popped the little flower and carrot (on the brown bunny) up on foam pads.  Couple of gold stars from stash to finish.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Disqualified from the Olympics

Are you enjoying the Olympics?  I'm loving it, but the time difference is a bit crap and the only bit I get to see is the hourly catch up in the evening.  Reckon if I won the Lottery, I'd be off to one of the bobsleigh runs - I'd need a big hunk or 3 in beside me though, there's NO way I'd be having a go at the skeleton run!

Anyway, while the Olympics were on telly I thought I'd have a go at the MFT Olympics challenges.    But DOH!  The closing date was yesterday evening :(
This one was for the timed challenge - I cut it fine, my time was 19:43! A whole 17 seconds left over.
Lesson learned from this card - don't leave a finished card beside my water pot when I'm colouring another one.  I managed to add some water splatters to this one, so I'll have to have a think how to cover them up.


This one was was to be for the MFT Winter challenge.  My lesson learned from this one is that, when I want to colour elements in my image to match my cardstock, to actually pick card that I have the colours of!  It was a right pain in the derriere to mix my colours to make that salmony colour for my fishy cocktail!  

Coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to the fish and the cocktail.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Birthday Balloon

This bit of DP has been knocking round my table for a few months now, so I figured it was about time I got it stuck down and used up!

I was looking for an image with a balloon for the MFT Birthday Project challenge - up up and away - and this cutie from Tiddly Inks was the first I came across.
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to the balloon and glitter to her pompoms.  Little pink stars from stash.


  • As You Like It - favourite way to add a sentiment - well I've no printer, my handwriting is awful, and I've only a couple of sentiment dies, so my only other option is to stamp it!  Definitely made much easier too with my TH stamping platform :)
  • Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper challenge - February

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Strawberry Daiquiri anyone?

Here's one hot off the press, the glue's not even dry yet!  I'm lovin my new Newton's Nook drinkies set from Simon Says Stamp, I've been after a set like this for ages :)  Only thing about it though ... I'd LOVE a wee lime mojito now!

Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear sparkle added to the drinks, and clear gloss to the fruit.  Gold stars from stash. Also using up some unloved orange card, I embossed it to give it a bit more interest.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Naughty or Nice challenge reminder

 Just a wee reminder about the Loved Up challenge over at Naughty or Nice.  You can use either the colour combo, the love theme or both if you like!

My card is Greg's Valentine :)
Sometimes though, crafting is waaaaay more stressful than it needs to be!  The whole point of this card was that I used an image big enough that I could stick one of those wobble thingys on (found in my recent tidy up).
So off I went, colouring, cutting, sticking and sparkling.  And then I went to put my hand on my wobble things and .... gone!  So the next {insert swear word} 45 minutes were spent looking for them.  Nope! Nowhere to be found. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.  Anyway, my bunny's now popped up on foam pads and what Greg doesn't know won't hurt him ;)


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Butterfly bear

So it's the last day of the Daily Marker colouring challenge - I think I only missed a couple of days, so I'm well pleased with myself, and my card stash is looking a lot healthier after the Christmas rush!

Tonight's is another wee quickie, all the hard work is done by that gorgeous DP and my dies!  Image is, of course, a Penny Black - coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss / glitter added to the flutterbyes.


Monday, 12 February 2018

Get Well Kitty

Just a quickie post ... the fabulous Mary Beard is on the telly talking about Julius Caesar - love her!  She's so enthusiastic, every time I see her I just want to go back to Rome!

I couldn't get a decent pic of this card, it looks so much nicer in real life!  I inked up my BG with blue and green and then splattered some blue all over.  My kitty is coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on foam pads.  Clear gloss added to his nose and thermometer, glitter to his collar and then I covered his little bandage with my clear sparkle pen and a few white dots.