Sunday, 12 August 2018

Double take snowdudes

It's been a dark damp old evening, we seemed to have the lights on really early.  Come back sunshine!!
Anyway, I've been playing with my little MFT snowmen dies again.  I made the one on the left first, then figured the dimensions weren't quite right, so made the smaller framed one on the left.  For my next effort I'll make the scene on the right and use the sentiment from the left, and maybe that'll please me then ;)

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Animal Magic and Snow dies

I went crafty shopping today and had almost spent a small fortune, when I thought of all the goodies I already have in my cupboards, so I emptied my shopping basket and rooted out these oldies instead!

This little magician is from High Hopes, I really love all their old stamps :)  Coloured with watercolour pencils, sparkle added to his pink bow tie etc and clear gloss/glitter to the bunny's tail.  I found this bunny DP in my stash which was perfect for my image.  Little pink stars from stash.
This little snowdude die set was a gift from a bloggy buddy last year.  LOVE him, but he's a bit of a faff to put together!  It didn't help that I messed up the first snowman and had to cut another, but it gave him a bit of extra dimension so I'm happy enough!  The matching MFT snowglobe die was one of the goodies I almost bought ... but there's time yet for me to cave in and get it anyway ;)
Paper Smooches snowflakes; Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Retirement cards

These are some cards for members of our Board in work who's term is up, and these are the thank you cards from the staff.
First up is for Joe, he's always been super busy for us, so I reckon he'll be ready for a lie down!  I used this oldie from Penny Black.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and clouds chalked in the background.

Daily Marker Colouring Challenge

Next up is for Maire.  Apparently she's planning to spend more of her free time sailing.  My little sailboat is an oldie from High Hopes, Starfish is even older from Stampin Up and the little fishie is from my new Jane's Doodles set.

And last up is for Cathy and I just took the floral route for this one - stamp from Prima - coloured with watercolours and sparkle added to the long purple flowers.  I'd a snippet of the pink card left and thought it needed a wee something, so after a lot of faffing about I added a few butterflies.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Silly Simon

Ooooh I'm in love!  I came across Jane's Doodles stamps on a recent hop and couldn't resist a wee order!  I love the pure silliness of this set (called 'Simon')  I'd been lacking mojo recently, so this was just what the Craft Doctor ordered!  I reckon I need to get another wee order in before Brexit comes and knackers our customs and God knows what else!

Coloured with watercolour pencils.  MFT wonky circles die.

This card just makes me smile.  It features the seagull dude and smiley fish from the same set.  Burlap stamp from Swedish House Crafts and then blue splatters added.  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August calendar

Yumm doesn't that watermelon look delish!  We had some in Alicante last year and couldn't believe the difference in the price, it was a tiny fraction of what we'd pay here.  Guess when our climate wouldn't normally grow them then you gotta pay the postage!!
I've been making these calendar pages for my Mum for a few years now - so you'd think I'd know by now how much space it takes to write the dates in!  I was cutting this kinda fine and only just managed to squeeze in Saturday ooops.  I've totally lost track of which stamps I've used, so I've no clue if I've used this cutie before or not.  She's an oldie from High Hopes, coloured with watercolour pencils and sparkle added to the watermelon.  I extended the grass line to make it fit my page better.
Sorry for the crappy photo, it's been a dark damp old day today.

Oh and I see that Kathy from the Daily Marker has a new colouring contest up, so that will keep me busy for August ;)

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Blue sympathy and rainbow get well

Just a quickie post tonight, the last episode of Poldark is on and I love it!

I'm not sure if I'm loving this card though!  It kinda looked better in my head.  I think it's a wee bit drab so tried to brighten it with some sparkly butterflies.  Still don't like it though!

This one's a wee bit happier ;)
I actually managed to use some of my much unloved washi tape!  Clouds/sun from Lawn Fawn. I added some sparkle to the raindrops and the sun.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Fishing and Snow (and lots of rain)

Well after all our lovely dry weather I reckon we got all our missing rain in one dump this afternoon!  We'd a mad thunder storm and when you thought the rain couldn't get any heavier the tap turned on another bit! Unfortunately there's been lots of flooding, the fire brigade were at the houses at the bottom of our row trying to pump the water away.

So it definately wasn't an outdoorsy type of day, and with nothing to do I've been card making ....
This first one uses an oldie from High Hopes, I really love all their old stamps and am lucky to have quite a few :)
Coloured with watercolour pencils; clear gloss added to the fish and the reel.  Blue stars from stash.  Lawn Fawn cloud die.

I've been slacking with my Christmas cards, my promise to make a few every month has been long forgotten ;)
I've used good old Snowy for this one, inspired by Cornelia's lovely card over at Muse Christmas.
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  I've used this lovely white sparkly card for my Paper Smooches snowflakes.  Sparkle also added to his pompom (I used to LOVE making these when I was a kid!)

Our view this afternoon ...!