Friday, 15 December 2017

Naughty or Nice reminder - seeing double


We've gone festive over at Naughty or Nice and all you have to do is make a holiday card with a sentiment.  There's a prize up for grabs from Bugaboo - hope you'll play along too.

It's my last Christmas card of the season (hopefully!) and, as usual, it's Greg's one!  I've used little Snowy again - it definitely makes it easier for next year that I know everyone got this image and I'll know not to use it again for their cards.  

I masked off Snowy and then stamped it again to make a 'Mrs'.  Awwwww ;)

I added some sparkle to their hats and scarves and then clear gloss and glitter to the trims.  My pretty Stampin' Up DPs and fabric embellishments were from a candy win.  Little silver stars from stash.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Decapitated Santas and a Weirdo ;)

Brrr and Brrr again!  We'd a fall of snow on Friday which Rubydoo LOVES!  Personally I can't see the attraction of sticking my head in the snow!!  It sticks to her like snowballs, so it's no fun for either of us trying to dry her off every time she comes in!

It's been such a cold day (due to go to minus 9 tonight) that it most definitely was not an outdoor day for me, but I'd loads still to make for Christmas so I was more than happy to stay indoors nice and toasty.

First up is a few of the cards I've made for my workmates - super CAS and kinda all the same but a bit different and all really quick to make as it's the same basic recpie.  I fell in love with Sarah's Santa from Swedish House Crafts on this fab card, and of course, accidentally went shopping myself ;)  Thanks Sarah for the early Christmas pressie from me to me!! :)

For my snowy effect on the coloured card, I splattered the BG with white paint and then added extra snow with white enamel dots.  There's lots of sparkle on these cards - on some I've coloured Santa's beard with my clear sparkle pen, on others I've added clear gloss and glitter to the hat/bauble, and on them all, a big sparkly red nose!.

I feel like I've been making Christmas cards for weeks, so it was a nice change to some more of my new Gummiapan stamps from Swedish House Crafts.  Don't ya love him!!
I added googly eyes, and clear gloss to his teeth, eyes and balloon.  Little silver stars fom stash.  My lovely Stampin Up gingham DP was a recent candy win :)

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Snowy and Watson


Just a quickie post tonight - Blue Planet the all time best programme EVER is on telly.  Nature really is amazing!

Anyway, first up is my December calendar page using little Snowy again.  The little stack of snowballs is an oldie from Stampin Up.  I inked in some snow drifts but it doesn't show up great in my pic.  Little red stars from stash, I used one for the 25th too.

I was on the High Hopes Stamps DT for a few years, so it was a pleasure to see that Donna is this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast.  I was inspired by this card - it's always good to get good old Watson out for an inking! 
I added some sparkle to my flower and clear gloss to his nose, and then just a few enamel dots to finish.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Naughty or Nice - Season's Greetings

Ooops just a bit late for the  start of the new Naughty or Nice challenge!  Bad me!  Amyway, this month's challenge is a nice easy one for this time of year - to make a holiday card with a sentiment.  There's a prize up for grabs too from the fab Bugaboo!  Hope you'll play along too :)

My card is for a doggy-loving friend for Christmas.
I've used an oldie from LOTV and added some stencilling on the background.  Clear gloss and glitter added to his party hat, and my new sparkle pen over the green pressie and holly.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Rediscovered Stampin Up goodies!

Just a quickie post tonight ... Peaky Blinders is on the telly, one of the very few programmes I sit down to watch properly!

This one is inspired by Kimberly's card over at the Muse challenge.  I've used an oldie Stampin Up image - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to the windows and little mini gems to the flower centres.  The dotty line is a silver pen which I also used to colour the wheel hubs.

This one uses the never-ending pink DP from the stack I bought from The Range ages ago!  
My image is also a Stampin Up that I came across when I was looking for the truck stamp.

Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss/glitter added to the candles.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Girly Birthday and a Get Well Soon

More cards from me this evening - I need to make a rake of them as my stash is nearly empty and I usually give some of my cards as Christmas pressies.  So I really need to get a move on!

This first one uses an old and rarely inked stamp from Saturated Canary.  I watercoloured my brick wall stencil on the BG, added a silver die cut and some bling, and popped my little lady up on foam pads.
Clear gloss added to her eyes and lips.


This one uses a well-inked stamp from Whipper Snapper - I LOVE their stamps, but any time I order I get hammered by our Customs charges.  I must have a wee peep in the new year at ebay ;)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to the blooms.

Don't think I'm really lovin this one, reckon lack of mojo is showing through on it!

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Cards for Sandra and Emily

Oh Brrr and Brr again!  It's been a chilly old day today, such a cold wind and sleety showers.  Definitely an indoors type of day! Even Rubydoo has thought better of her usual barking spot at the back gate and has been snuggled up on the sofa most of the day!

My mojo is still misbehaving big time :(
It's a struggle to sit down and make a card and then even the simplest one takes forever to put together!  But I had a couple of special orders, so no excuses, get on with it!  I do like how they turned out though :)

This first card uses an oldie from Lili of the Valley.  Coloured with watercolour pencils and silver die cuts added.
This one's for a friend in work, this LOTV stamp has turned out to be a great buy!   Again coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to the petals.