Thursday, 17 June 2021

Card for Aunt Jean

 Hi All!  I'm still struggling with my mojo but needed to make a card for my Auntie and also wanted to make a card for Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge as it's a Ruby's Memory one - more details below.  I was lucky to get some new crafty goodies for my birthday so it was a good excuse to get them inky.  This is a new-to-me brand, Honey Doo Crafts - I wasn't sure what colour to do it so I went for the lot and just coloured it to match this scrap of fancy DP...

I added gloss to the cherry, glitter to the little sweetie balls, and sparkle to the icing, and a few inky splatters to the background.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #490 (though now I look at it again maybe my image is a tad too big!)

Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper challenge June 2021

Word Art Wednesday #495-496 anything goes

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge #405 - every 3rd challenge the lovely Di hosts it in memory of our beloved Ruby, I can hardly believe she is gone 6 months now!  She is thought of and missed every day.  Di makes a donation to USPCA for this challenge as it's thanks to them Ruby came into our lives and the lovely playmates donate a prize - Val and Viv have fab goodies up for grabs and all you have to do to play along is to use up one of those scraps of paper on your desk!

I've had a busy week off work, managed to get out to an actual restaurant for my birthday lunch, got some gardening done and pots and baskets planted, started painting the fence, and a wee outing on the train with mum to Portrush.  The water was lovely but sooooo cold, we braved a paddle and I don't know how anyone goes swimming in the Atlantic Ocean without having instant heart failure!! (If you zoom in you might see the pile of surfers, the waves were fab!)

Monday, 7 June 2021

Just chicken in!

 Hi all!  Hope you're all well.  I'm delighted to say I got my 2nd jab on Friday and no side effects, just a bit of a sore arm so no big complaints from me.    I'm on the countdown to a week off work, bet it will be the longest week waiting for it! No trips abroad for me this year, I couldn't be annoyed with the hassle, I'm happy enough with a few day trips and lunch out!

Anyway, my card his evening uses my fun chickens from Gerda Steiner...

Don't you love it when you find some paper that matches your colouring perfectly!  Sometimes it's the little things in life make you happy 😉. Chooks coloured with watercolour pencils and gloss/glitter added to their red bits. 

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Aunt Renee's birthday card

 Hi All!  I'm not sure why my card this evening hasn't photographed well, must be the shock of having sunshine outside!!  We've had the most glorious few days, filled with sunny sunshine and blue skies.  It is so good to see it, hopefully it hangs around for a couple of weeks for my week's holiday so I get a chance to enjoy it, instead of working away at my laptop looking out at it!

So this is my card for my Aunt, using an oldie from Concorde & 9th. 

Make my Monday #149  floral birthday

Papercraft Challenge #70.  Anything goes

Friday, 28 May 2021

Perching Pelican

 Hi all, hurrah for long weekends, I love a Bank Holiday Monday especially when I treat myself to a wee Friday off work too! 😉.   AND it looks like summer is on its way with some sunshine and warmer temps due! (not before time, our weather has been pretty rubbish this year so far)

Anyway I've used a golden oldie stamp this evening (from High Hopes) 

I inked up this swirly stencil in an effort to look like water, I think it kinda works?

My dotty edge is from a set of new dies from Simply Graphic, I love their little accent pieces.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Chocolate therapy

 Hi all 😁. Can you believe we're heading towards the end of May?! You definitely wouldn't have thought it was nearly summer today, such a drab dark wet and windy day, this time last Year we'd already had a heatwave! 

Anyway, I've dug out a real oldie this evening to send a smile to a fellow chocolate lover - I've checked back on my blog and the last time I used this dude was 2015, but it was already an oldie back then!  (Possibly from Inkadinkado but I wouldn't swear to it)

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Cactus birthday

Hi All!   Just a quickie post from me - the sun is shining and I need to tackle some of my weeds... though my neighbour's garden is a total wilderness so mine always looks not too bad in comparison ;)  Our weather has been a bit bonkers all week with mad showers and hail, but I'm hoping to finally get our winter coats away at last, fingers crossed! 

I'm struggling to make any cards at the minute, so any completed one is a result for me!  I love getting an oldie inked up (from Nellie Snellen) - if I was making this again I think I wouldn't have bothered with the leaves in the background.

Star of the show at the minute is my lovely rhododendron which is absolutely beautiful when the sun shines on it, though the blooms don't last very long and it's getting a bit big for the spot it's in

Sunday, 2 May 2021

A shoal of fish and some mice

 Hi all!  Happy Sunday and Happy Bank Holiday Monday too!  I love a wee free day off work even if it is due to be a stormy wet day.  Don't think I'll venture out as the shops will be too busy after only opening on Friday, I think I'll hold off till I get my 2nd jab next month.  At least I'm a bit more respectable looking after my haircut this week, I feel like a new woman! 😊

This card uses my new stamps and dies from Simply Graphic;  I found this really old DP that was perfect for it.  I've added some glitter to highlights on the fishes for a bit of sparkle.

I had a tiny bit of this striped DP left over, but it was just enough for what I needed.  I saw someone in blogland doing their sentiment like this, so I can't take the credit for it, but I love the effect!  Mice coloured with watercolour pencils.