Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Chocolate cake and chocolate eggs

Yummm I love chocolate cake, I reckon a birthday cake isn't a real birthday cake unless its a chocolate one ;)

This one is an oldie from Stamping Bella, their stamps are always fun to colour.  I've used my polychromo pencils and gloss/sparkle added to her crown and the jam in the cake.

Oops, cutting it fine now to get this posted in time for Easter.   This is just a wee quickie usng my Whipper Snapper chicken and some old bunny DP.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

A hug and some booze

Quite often when my mojo is missing I go off blog hunting, and I found THIS gorgeous card by my buddy DottyJo which 100% inspired my layout and inky background!

 I've used an oldie from High Hopes - coloured with polychromos, popped up on foam pads and gloss/glitter added to his collar.  Not sure of make of sentiment die, possibly Gummiapan
  • As You Like It - favourite animal - well if I was at the zoo it would be the monkeys but my favourite 'regular' animal has to be our wee Ruby.  Thankfully she's not the size of this pup, I wouldn't fancy feeding it or the bathing or the clean up either!!
  • Pixie's Snippets Playground #350 - I'd a wee snip of inked card left over so used it for my sentiment.

 I was the lucky winner of one of Di's goodies over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop a while back and this Woodware stamp was one of the lovely prizes. It's a bit wider than what I've used here, but just cut it to suit my card.

I would love to like wine and be able to sit down and 'enjoy' a glass, but I'm afraid it just doesn't do it for me.  Probably not a bad thing!  I'll just stick to the tea ;)

Saturday, 13 April 2019

A cold Snowman and some Birdies

I've had a good tidy up of my stash while my mojo's still on holiday, and came across lots of oldies that haven't been inked for ages.  Won't stop me hunting for a new set for this year's Christmas cards though ;)

I've had a check back in my old blog and this Snowdude from Little Claire Designs is 10 years old and it's maybe been almost that long since he was inked!  Coloured with Polychromos with some added gloss/glitter.  The swirly border is a Gummiapan die.

We get lots of birdies, but I don't reckon I've seen anything like these yet LOL.  These snazzy birds are from Jane's Doodles, coloured with polychromos and clear gloss added to their beaks.  I added a few dirty marks as per usual, so moved my sentiments up to the top and added some hearts to cover up the evidence ;)

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Bunches of Daffs and Tulips

There hasn't been much action about my blog recently - I've had a serious loss of mojo so I've been busy elsewhere, painting my bedroom and having a general spring clean and tidy up instead!  But my stash is seriously depleted so it's heads down and get stuck in time.

My old Lili of the Valley stamps are always easy to use, they're such a pleasure to colour in!  And I reckon I need to invest in some more MFT papers, this pack is almost all used up.
And here's Mum's calendar page which I must confess didn't quite make it to her on time for the 1st ;)  
I've used this oldie from High Hopes and stencilled in some pink swirly effects for the background but it doesn't really show up well in my photo.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Christening card and a flying zebra

I'd bought this LOTV stamp a few years ago and it's never had ink on it.  In fact I had a scan through my blog and the last time I made a Christening card was back in 2013!  I was asked to personalise it so resorted to my good old peel off sentiments which haven't been used in such a long time either!

And here's a fun quickie using my flying zebra from Whipper Snapper.  I love their stamps so much but our customs always nab my packages from them and it costs a small fortune to rescue them.  Hopefully some day they'll get a UK supplier! 
Coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.  Sparkle added to the umbrella and sentiment, and little blue stars to finish.  

Here's a wee photo of my lovely tulips taken yesterday in the glorious sunshine!  I've never grown them before, so I'm very pleased with them :)  Our back garden is very sheltered and gets the sun all day long so it was {nearly} a pleasure to get out and get the weeding started.  Our front garden is a much chillier and colder climate so it will wait for another few weeks before I tackle it ;)

Monday, 25 March 2019

A wee Christmas Sheep

I've been cutting it fine to play in DottyJo's Christmas Kickstart challenge, I've managed to slip this in with just a couple of hours to spare ;)

I've used an oldie Penny Black favourite - glitter added to her hat and clear gloss to the mistletoe leaves.  I also used some glittery card for the sentiment and snowflake so it's nice and sparkly.

I had planned to have my stripy DP the full length of the card but I cut my layer to the wrong size ... but sure if I hadn't told you that, you wouldn't have known ;)

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Stencilling fun

Well the weather didn't quite co-operate today so my garden escaped it's tidy up, so I hit the indoors instead!  There's a lot of chat about Mrs Hinch's cleaning tips on Instagram so I tried a few of them out and right enough, my house does smell lovely!  I do love a good tidy up and chucking out session anyway :)
I didn't quite manage to get as far as my stamp stash, that's a job for another day.

I haven't played in the Library Challenge for a while, the current book is 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse'.  My little mouse is an oldie from High Hopes - coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.  I masked off my base and used a couple of different ink pads.  I hadn't planned on the enamel dots but those inky fingers got in the way again.

And here's my Whipper Snapper chicken again.  I always think 'ouch' when I see the size of that egg LOL
I've added plenty of bling and glitter, popped her up on foam pads and stencilled my background in pale pink.  Not sure of the make of the sentiment die - cut in shiny black card.