Sunday, 22 November 2020

A sloth of bears!


Oh dear, I can hardly believe it's been almost a month since I last uploaded anything!  I've been beavering away with my Christmas cards and cards for pressies, and had an order for 50 of these from work which kept me busy and I was glad to see the end of!I   I haven't had a tidy kitchen table for ages as there was a production line going; mind you, they're finished now and I still don't have a tidy table.

I inked up my sky with this lovely graduated stencil from Clearly Besotted that I absolutely love, then cut a snowy edge with an MFT die, added an MFT sentiment and some gold stars.    My little bear is popped up on foam pads, glitter added to his skate blades and then larger glitter flakes to the green bits of his scarf.  (The scarf is done in our company colours but I'm 100% sure that nobody but myself will notice haha) 

PS I had no idea a group of bears was called a sloth, had to Google that one ;)

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Pink Christmas


So this is a new one for me, I don't think I've ever made a pink Christmas card before!  First outing for my new MFT stamps too, I always love their Christmas sets :). Expect to see this used a lot in the coming weeks, I definitely need to rack up my Xmas production rate!

There was a lot of masking on this so I could layer up the images and ink the sky, clear gloss added to the windows, glitter to his scarf and then white enamel for the falling snow.

I haven't shared a pic of wee Ruby recently, so here she is having a sniffing good time at the seaside yesterday (Waterfoot)...  The weather men got the forecast correct for a change and delivered some lovely sunny weather for my day off :).   Though it was definitely a day for a cosy coat and hat, and no way was I brave enough to go for a paddle!   Our wee dander on the beach was followed with a visit to the chippy for fish'n chips, plenty of salt and vinegar... yummmmm they always taste so much nicer by the sea! 

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Sympathy roses

Hi all, Sunday evening already!  We'd a lovely crisp sunny day today, though no drying - our back garden is a bit of a sodden mess and the weeds are having a great time!  I was thinking sure the dark evenings will be here soon and then I'll not see them...and then I remembered I'm mostly working from home hahaha

Here's a wee sympathy card to add to my Christmas pressie stash.  My stamp is an oldie from Clearly Besotted and I've managed to use a sheet of unloved DP which was an added bonus :)

Coloured with polychromo pencils and some little purple gems added to the corner. 

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Ryan's birthday card

Hellloooo I'm back!  Sorry I've been MIA again, I've just had zero mojo but I've decided just to make myself get crafting seeing as it's International Card Making Day and hope my spark comes back!

I had to get crafting anyway, it's my nephew's birthday shortly.  I'd no idea what to put on a 17 year olds card, so just made him a daft one using these Gerda Steiner stamps.  I haven't stuck down the spaceship properly yet as I know I have some of those 'boingy' things somewhere, they just need finding first! 

And just thought I'd share a pic of our fabulous sunset from my walk this evening, unfortunately the pic doesn't do it justice!  It was a nice end to a dull, damp and dreary old day.  Rubydoo has barely budged from her snoozing position on the sofa virtually the entire day, it's deffo a dog's life!

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Chick Chick Chicken

Hi folks 😃. I've been shopping in an effort to kick-start my mojo and treated myself to a couple of sets from Gerda Steiner. I have a bit of a weakness for chicken stamps anyway and couldn't resist these dudes when I saw the expressions on their faces!

 I've used my favourite hexagon stencil for the background to represent chicken wire.  I'm not sure what's going on with my camera, the colours look darker in real life. Chooks coloured with a mixture of watercolours and pencils, sparkles added to their red 'bits' and clear gloss to their eyes.

As you like it - favourite stencil - I like the graphic design of this one and it's perfect for chicken or bee cards too
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - humourous/fun card
Gerda Steiner Designs September challenge
Papercraft challenge #61 - animals

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Summer bees and weddings

Wow, I can hardly believe we're nearly at September already!  Our summer weather has been absolute pants, we could do with another wee blast of sunshine before it gets too late!  Plenty of bees and wasps about though!

I had a version of this card in my head, but of course the bee stamps have buzzed off somewhere.  I ended up using a mix of Paper Smooches and Janes Doodles stamps instead.

I hadn't realised this was such a rubbish photo of this special request card, but it's away now anyway.  I kinda got a bit stuck with this one for a few days as it just didn't look right, but then I glued on my heart border and considered it finished, couldn't figure out what else to do to help it anyway!  ;)

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Birthday Doggie

I have looked for this doggy stamp for such a long time, and I mean months and months, and he's finally turned up!  I'd started to believe I'd imagined him!

Actually now I think of it, it's Rubydoo's big birthday soon.  She was rescued from a puppy farm and the vet thought she was about 6 months old so we reckon her birthday must be September ... and she'll be the grand old age of 15!  She's getting old and creaky (like myself), and loves nothing better than snoozing the day away (love a wee sneaky snooze myself!).  Maybe we'll get her a new bed for her birthday, will have to have a wee think.

Layout from Atlantic Hearts #381
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - midsummer blues
The Male Room #141 - birthday
Your Next Stamp #145 - celebration