Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Blue snowdudes

 JuSt Adding this quickly to catch the MFT deadline. I'll add the details later

MFT Wednesday sketch #576

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

60th pink roses

 HI All!  Just a quick post to share a card I've made for a niece of my Aunt.  No apologies for it starring my gorgeous new Penny Black flowers again, I think it might be my favouritest stamp ever.  Though I've just taken delivery of some lovely snowpeople from the Simon Says Stamp latest kit, my Christmas pressie to myself 😉, and can't wait to get them inked!

Layout based on sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday #537

The Flower Challenge #64 is monochrome, but my green leaves might disqualify me 

Penny Black Saturday January - anything goes

Moving Along with the Times #138 - for a lady

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Sympathy Daffodils

 Hi all!  Gosh that's such a cold evening out there, reckon our mild Christmas spoiled us!  Definitely cosy hat and scarf weather.  We'd a wee skiff of snow the other night - Molly didn't really pass much comment on it until it froze and then it was great fun.  Daftie.

I've no sympathy cards in my stash and like to have them on hand so need to get a few made.  This one uses this lovely daffodil stamp from Clearly Besotted - coloured with polychromos and some sparkle added to the blooms.  Stencilling added to background.

Layout from MFT Wednesday sketch #575

Word Art Wednesday #525-526 - anything goes

Miss Molly is teething, so far we've found this little tooth and one of the bigger back ones.  Poor wee mite.  Sore gums hasn't affected her appetite though, she loves her grub.  I'd love to be as excited as she gets at dinnertime LOL 

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Card for Marlene

 HI All and a very Happy New Year!!  That's Christmas done and dusted for another year - we spent ours down in Mum's and then New Year just ourselves.  Back to work now on Tuesday, the break has been lovely and has flown in.  

I've been busy tidying my craft stash while I'm off, a job that's needed doing for a while and even more so since Molly arrived as everything needs to be out of the reach of curious puppies!!!  No longer (in theory) should the search for a stamp drive me crazy... It's all indexed into a couple of boxes, and stamped into my record book along with the name of the brand.  And I fully intend to keep it up for the future!!!

Anyway, this card is for a friend of my mum's, using my new Penny Black stamp which is a pleasure to colour.  I stencilled some text into the background and then proceeded to do my usual stunt of covering most of it up. 😉  I think that die is from Gummiapan: some green liquid enamel to finish.

Inspired By #IB200 - I was inspired by Joan's beautiful floral card (left) where she had text in her background and then overlaid a die cut beneath the flowere
Tuesday Morning Sketches - annual anything goes challenge
Stamping Sensations January - a/g with stamping and option add a die

And what's Miss Molly up to?... Well she was lucky and made it onto Santa's Nice List.  We did have our doubts LOL. Today we had a very exciting time down at our local Lough shore meeting lots of other puppies and plenty of interesting sniffs around!  It was a gorgeous bright morning but was blowing an absolute gale! 

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Last Christmas cards

Yeoooooo!  That's me done with work now till 4 January 😁. Tackled Tesco's this morning 😁 (it was a madhouse even at 9am!).  Presents are all delivered 😁  Just need to sort my hair out in the morning to hide the greys, a bit of Xmas cleaning, give myself a wee manicure and that's me done and ready!!  

These last 2 cards are for a couple of my neighbours - makes a change not to be sitting making Greg's but Dotty Jo's Christmas Kickstart challenge sorted that a couple of months ago 😉  I've used my MFT doggies for both these..

Layout inspired by MFT sketch#573
As You Like It - favourite sentiment - I much prefer Merry or Happy Christmas over Happy Holidays.  I'd love to get a set of "Merry Christmas" stamps just in different fonts and sizes - most of my Xmas sentiments have never seen ink so they're a bit of a waste of money!
Your Next Stamp #174 - pets

This card has turned out to be one of my favourites!  I love how it almost looks like he's trying to catch those falling sweeties!

Christmas Kickstart #57 - anything Christmas
CAS Colours and Sketches #450 - free voice of sketch - I flipped #402
Tuesday Morning Sketches - annual anything goes

Monday, 20 December 2021

Snowy pup

 Hi all!  I'm still Christmas card making, this one's for the post tomorrow so hopefully it makes it on time!  I'm forever making cards for the MFT sketch and then missing the deadline, so I'm posting this now, though I would have preferred it to have already been mailed. Ah well.  

Not cold enough here yet for snow but the weather forecast this evening said there might be a chance of it on Christmas Day, we'll see.  It will be interesting to watch how Molly reacts, our wee Ruby absolutely ADORED it!

MFT Wednesday sketch #572

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge #418 - Di has her AMAZING Christmas draw on the go - if you haven't already entered all you need to do is make a card with some leftovers (I used some snippets to cut my snowflakes) 

Your Next Stamp #174 - pets

Stamping Sensations December - stamp a theme - I've gone for the easy one of Christmas

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Mum's Birthday card

 Hi All!  Well not long now to the Christmas break, thank goodness!  I've had a busy old time recently, haven't shared any cards as I've been mostly making duplicates of stuff I've already blogged.  This one however was a special one for Mum's birthday.  She loves her rose garden so I got this Penny Black stamp a while back and this is its first inking. It took a few evenings to colour but I love how it turned out 😁

In case I'm not back before next week, I wish you a peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year xx   

I 100% intend to be a better blogger in 2022 than I have these past 2 years and especially more recently!  Fingers crossed lol

 Time Out #203 - inspiration - my mum's roses inspired this one!

Word Art Wednesday#521/522 - anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - bling it on

Penny black Saturday December anything goes

And what's Miss Molly up to?  Helping tidy up after an afternoon of present wrapping... Or should that be making a bit of a mess.  As usual.  😉