Saturday 2 December 2023

Catch up!!

 Hi all, sorry I've been missing in action again, I just never seem to have time for blogging and the old mojo isn't being particularly co-operative either! Anyway I've lost to post this evening ...

I'm waaaay behind in my Christmas cards and the overseas ones should have already been away so they're going to be very CAS this year!!  

I cut an aperture for this one, blended the background and then stencilled in some snowflakes.  Polar bear stamp from Creative Depot.

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #674

Colour theme also from MFT Colour Challenge #224

CAS on Friday #271 - Christmas 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes

And a few more just for my reference as some of them are a bit samey to others I've done ...

Katie's 21st, using a Stamping Bella stamp

Baby Padraig (the Irish version of Patrick) using an old Lili of the Valley stamp

Sandra's birthday card using a Penny Black stamp. 

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Andrew's wedding card and Jack's birthday

 Hi all, here this evening with yet more special request cards.  This wedding one is for a workmate and I've included his lovely little doggy on it too.  And yes, they do all have the same colour of hair LOL

Image is an oldie from Lili of the Valley and the puppy is from Eat Cake Graphics. Computer generated sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp Monday - text it 

Word Art Wednesday 617/618 - anything goes 

And this one is for a friend of mum's for her grandson.  Image from Penny Black.  I've used some bronze shiny card for the diecuts.  Background stencilled and bear popped up on foam pads.  The first effort at this was completely different and I didn't like the finished version, but at least I was able to cut out the bear and reuse him!

Penny Black Saturday October - anything goes (not sure why, but Inlinkz wouldn't give me the option to link the right card)

Sunday 8 October 2023

October calendar page and Lauren's birthday

Hi all, here this evening with Mum's calendar page (just a tad late!) I can hardly believe these calendars started as a one-off Christmas gift in 2015 and I'm still making them LOL

I've used a couple of oldies from Eat Cake Graphics and stencilled in some grass and clouds.  

I added some sparkle to the red part of his cape, shows better in this pic...

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - stencil fun

As You Like It - fairies or Halloween - I LOVE all the spooky Halloween images and always wondered why Halloween cards have never really been a thing here!

Daisy Chain Challenges #79 - Halloween 

And this card was a special request, similar to one I've done before, so just adding it for my own reference

Saturday 23 September 2023

Ryan's birthday card

 Hi all, back again, and now the darker evenings are creeping in I'm determined to get back into my cardmaking!  And I mean it this time 😉

I've dug out this oldie from High Hopes, he's always a pleasure to colour.  I inked in a touch of green for the background and then stamped over it with this lovely burlap stamp from Gummiapan that doesn't see ink often enough!

Cutie Pie #186 - birthday 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - use a background stamp

Word Art Wednesday #613/614 - anything goes 

Addicted to Stamps #454 - any occasion 

And here's a wee photo of Molly as I haven't shared one for a while.  She absolutely LOVES balls and will steal any she comes across , so she was delighted to find this one when we were out for a walk.  Unfortunately for Molly it was actually a potato!!  One ball she didn't bring home 🤣

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Christmas Poinsettia

 Hi all!  I've totally got out of the way of blogging and have been really bad at visiting all my bloggy buddies, I'm so sorry! My crafty mojo has been totally missing too... I'm blaming our miserable summer when it seemed to rain almost every day!  The sun has finally made an appearance so I'm hopeful my mojo does too 😉

Anyway, I'm here this evening with a wee Christmas card with some freebie stamps from a craft magazine.  I'm not 100% loving it ... if I was making it again I'd move the poinsettia down a bit and maybe decoupage another flower on top (I might still do this).  Coloured with polychromos and clear gloss added to the flower and glitter to the berries.

Simon Says Stamp Monday - stamp it

Word Art Wednesday #611/612 - anything goes 

Moving Along with the Times #158 - Christmas 

Friday 18 August 2023

CAS Snowy Snowman

Hi all!  Such a dark drizzly day we've had today, it's definitely not a summer's day!  Indeed we've had no summer at all this year, the wettest July on record and not looking much better for August.   Storm Betty is due to hit this evening, so I'm glad I'm home in my PJs and not heading out anywhere! 

I've my Creative Depot snowdude out to make this little CAS card ... the 'CAS-ness' definitely does not reflect the mess on my table it took to make it 😂

Layout from CAS Colours and Sketches #518

Simon Says Stamp Monday - use your favourite technique - mine is definitely colouring and I do love to add splatters too

Snippets Playground #460 - my snippet is a leftover bit from fussy cutting the snowman that was just the right size for my snowflake die

Christmas with the Cuties #72 - something green

Sunday 30 July 2023

Cards for Anna and Charlie

 Hi all! Sunday evening already! Though we had a good weekend at our town festival watching Punch & Judy, magicians, trapeze artists, musicians and then today at a food and craft event, which we ate our way round LOL. We managed to miss the showers but yesterday afternoon must have been a total washout as the rain was torrential.  It feels like we haven't had a dry day since mid-June!!  On the bright side, I guess it's good crafting weather! 

I've another couple of special requests, but I love making kids cards so I enjoyed making these.

First up is this cutie from Lili of the Valley - coloured with polychromos with a sunburst stencil added to the background.  These little Penny Black butterfly dies were definitely a good purchase as I use them all the time when a card needs a wee something.

Next up is this birthday bear from Penny Black.  I added gloss and chunky glitter to his hat and finer glitter to the ribbon.  Brick stencil for the background.