Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Smooched roses

 Hi all!  I can't believe how much Autumn has arrived!  The evenings are so dark already and I had my cosy coat on for our walk this evening.  Nice to get home and put the heat on ... though the way prices are on the hike I might soon be putting on an extra sweater instead!!

Anyway I've a wee floral card this evening.  I smooched (?) my background using some watercolours via a piece of acetate and then added some extra splatters.  My roses is an oldie from Clearly Besotted but it rarely gets an inking - I think because I colour each of those little petals individually and there's no joy in it! 

As you like it - round corners or straight edges - I'm definitely a straight edge type girl, but one of these days I'm going to make a circular card and surprise myself ;)

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge #412 - this strip of purple has been knocking round my table for a couple of weeks so it was good to get it used up

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Birthday Bear

 Hi all!  Just a quickie post from me tonight ... I've my PJs on, crisps by my side and a cuppa brewing ...ready for the start of Strictly ... That's my Saturday sorted for the next few months 😉

I've a wee Penny Black card this evening - I'm an absolute sucker for a cute stamp so theirs is always a favourite.  Coloured with polychromos and sparkle added to his bauble and the ribbon; sentiment heat embossed

Penny Black Saturday September challenge - anything goes, optional embossing

Layout from CAS on Friday #214

Allsorts #642 - any real creature

Your Next Stamp #168 - Party on

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

An almost Two-fer!

 Hi all!  I've 2 cards this evening to share, kinda the same but different.  These are for a couple of international volunteers in work whose year with us is up now.  Thus the full Irish colour theme and sparkly shamrocks!!!

Last time I was in the craft shop I bought the wrong cardstock and ended up with this linen effect stuff which is impossible to colour with pencils.  I remembered about my watercolour card for the next card, but ran out of time to do a remake on this one.  My green stitched die cut was a remnant from a previous faffing session but turned out to be perfect for this one 😉

I often use this alpha set from MFT to personalise cards but those R's really annoy me!  I almost abandoned putting Barbara's name on it, but I already had Eva's name on hers so just had to go for it!

Word Art Wednesday #509-510 - anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- fun with stencils (for the grass and clouds on the first card)
Daisy Chain Challenge#56 - Wildlife

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Rainbow Warrior

 HI all!  Sunday evening already, how quickly the weeks whip in.  I can hardly believe how quickly the evenings are darkening, I don't think I'm ready to see them yet!!  We had a good dry weekend so got out to get the weeds tackled before the weather changes, lawn moved and summer baskets emptied, so we're looking nice and tidy at the minute.

Anyway I've a wee fun card this eve, I love to colour this dude from Tracey Hey.  I've popped his head up on foam pads and added some highlights of gloss and glitter.  I've also used some gold lines from my neverending sticker stash and the top coloured panels are from my scraps pile.

 Layout and rainbow theme from Inspired By #186

Time Out#196 - Brave

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge #411 - it's a Ruby's Memory challenge and there's a fab prize up for grabs which is perfect for your Halloween cards.  It's easy to play along, just use up some of your scrap papers and join in the fun! 😃

Simon Says Stamp Monday- Stamp it

Friday, 3 September 2021

Blooming Birthday

 Hi all!  I can't believe it's September already, the summer absolutely flew in.  Mind you this past 18 months have flown too, it's odd when you think back to life pre-Covid and how much things have changed!  You wonder when things will get back to 'normal'!

Anyway, I've a wee quickie this evening.  I confess I've been shopping in an effort to kick start the old mojo, and I'm loving this Bloom set from Reverse Confetti.  I reckon this could become one of my go-to sets for sympathy cards.  I stamped the middle flower twice and glued the centre down and popped little foam pads under the petals to give some dimension.  I had a scrap of purple left over so punched a couple of butterflies and added another couple on the inside.   I like how this turned out 😃

Seize the Birthday #222 - birthday + pastels

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Festive Penguins

 Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  And even better followed by a bank holiday tomorrow 😃. Don't know if we'll head out anywhere, we've been busy painting bedroom furniture and having a good clear out in the process. But I actually quite like painting and I LOVE a good tidy out of drawers so I don't mind!  

I have a wee Christmas card this evening, using these oldie MFT penguins which I normally use on birthday cards and rarely Christmas ones!  I triple mounted my sentiment and added lots of gloss and glitter.

I had MFT Wednesday sketch #556 in my head when I was making this but obviously didn't remember it very well and then mostly covered my circles up anyway!

Inspired By IB184 - penguin love

As you like it  - favourite wild animal - I love Penguins, they just make me smile!  They just look so silly when they're walking but so graceful and elegant in the water. 

Friday, 27 August 2021

Sailor dude bear

 Hi all!  Gosh I can hardly believe I've only posted 2 cards and a calendar page so far this month! And apologies to my blogging buddies for my lack of visits too.  I've a major loss of mojo so I've been turning to my cross-stitch in the evenings instead.  I need to give myself a good shake and get on with my cards as I do love making them! 

Anyway I have this little bear from Creative Depot this evening...

It took an absolute age to make, with bits on and bits off and then I found this little scrap of red card which was just what was needed to brighten it a bit.  If I was making this again I wouldn't have had my bear's t-shirt the same colour as the stripes in the background.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches for their 500th challenge

The Male Room#153 - 8th birthday challenge 

Cut it Up #233 - use any sketch with a die cut

Simon Says Stamp Monday - spritz and splatter