Sunday, 19 August 2018

More homework

Yippee, that's me caught up with all my homework for the MFT Summer School :)
Today's challenge is ombre.  Stephanie has a great video on the blog ... I always suffer from stash envy when I'm watching their videos!  Not only for the stamps and dies, but for stuff like all their ink pads, tacky tape,coloured card, and the list goes on and on and on!

For my card, I only have one blue ink pad (my dauber fell apart today which didn't help!) so I inked up my card the best I could and then used a couple of different shades of blue chalk through a wave stencil to help with the ombre effect.  I also added a few splashes.
Big fishies from Avery Elle and the little one from a Jane's Doodles set.  All popped up on foam pads, sparkle added to their fins and clear gloss to their eyes and teeth.  A few enamel dots to finish.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Summer School Homework

I've been catching up on my homework for MFT Summer School, not the easiest to do with a throbbing finger after catching it in the door and pulling a chunk out of it :(  Ouch!  Ah well, at least it took my mind off my toothache!  #oneofthosedays

This first one is for focal point.  I loved Karolyn's shaded background and layout too.  For mine I used this Whipper Snapper zebra - coloured with watercolour pencils, clear gloss added to his hooves and sparkle to the green bit on the umbrella.  I kinda wish I hadn't added the sentiment at the bottom though.

This one is for rainbow.  Stephanie's tutorial was on how to use card strips to make a rainbow background.  

I have ready-made washi tape in rainbow colours, so I lined up a few strips onto card and then cut them with this Gummiapan flower die.  The strip in the middle is a dark navy, popped up on foam pads.  Bottom section embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. 
And finally, for visual triangle.  

When I cut my flowers above I thought the leftover bits looked kinda like raindrops and they were too pretty to throw away!  

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Blues and greens

It's Summer School time again over at MFT and today's theme is monochromatic

Laurie has a gorgeous card over on the blog mainly using different coloured card, but I don't have such a fabulous collection so I used my watercolour pencils instead.  I pulled out 3 similar blues to colour her jumper.  I'd some snippets of white card stock left over so used it for a few die cuts and then coloured them in the same pencils.

I'm not sure why my stamped leaves look a bit sludgy here, they're definitely greener in real life!!  I would get up and take a better pic, but I'm watching Orangutang Jungle School on telly and it's just the cutest thing ever!

Anyway, this card was made for the Library Challenge and the current book is The Jungle Book.  I've actually read the book this week ;)  And the film, in my opinion, gets the top award for the best song EVER ... you can't help but sing along with it and feel happy!
I used an oldie High Hopes stamp and added clear gloss to his teeth and eyes, and some sparkle to the vine leaves.  Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

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.