Sunday, 13 October 2019

Some personalised cards - Betty, Derek, etc

I've been busy this weekend with a load of personalised card requests, so apologies for the long post tonight!

This first one is for my  Sister in Law - I usually make her something floral so thought I'd make something daft for a change!
Kitty from Penny Black - coloured with polychromos and clear gloss added to their beaks and his nose + tongue.  Snazzy rainbow DP is some super-old stuff I had in my love-don't-want-to-use pile!

This one was a request from a work colleague for her friend.  This one's an oldie from Lili of the Valley - I added some sparkle to the blooms and to the '80'

This one's another work request, this time for one of our client's, hope she likes her big sparkly age! 
Again another oldie Penny Black - I added some shimmer to the kitty's apron and hat and lots of glitter to the icing.  The card candy in the left corner are the wee snips from the numbers.




And this one's the card I sent to my Uncle - not entering it into any challenges as I 100% copied it from the Stampendous blog, but just wanted to post it to have a record of what I sent him!

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Ryan's birthday card

Happy World Card Making Day!  I'd a busy old day today so was looking forward to getting crafty this evening, only to discover my mojo had upped and left!   No time to be wasted hanging about waiting on him though, I've a few cards needing to be made.

So this one's for my nephew, I can hardly believe he's turning 16!!!  I remade this one about 20 times before I was happy-ish with it - you should see the scene of devastation on my kitchen table, scraps, dies, discarded bits and pieces and the rest!
I've used my MFT shark and porthole die; the sentiment bit in the middle is an older Gummiapan stamp.  Shark coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.  Silver stars and a googly eye to finish.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Baby boy and an Elf

So this is my first effort on colouring a darker skin tone.  I'm not sure what that says about ethnic diversity in Northern Ireland, but we're definitely a gazillion times better than we used to be!!

Image from Stamping Bella - coloured with polychromos and sparkle added to his little flower hat;  Clear gloss added to the bigger heart.  And that's it really! Nice and simple.

This one followed the MFT Sketch challenge but, not for the first time, I've missed the deadline.
This DP is from a never ending Christmas pack that I bought a few years back, I'm kinda looking forward to it running out!
MFT Elf; Paper Smooches snowflake dies.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

October calendar and a pink wedding

We had a lovely bright sunny day today - a great day for getting my washing dried outside and ousting the dust bunnies from inside!  So as I was a good busy girl all day I'd no qualms about getting crafty all evening ;)  I had a serious loss of mojo recently (too busy in work combined with a stinker of a cold) so it was good to get colouring again.

 Here's Mum's calendar page, actually early for a change!  I've used my little bee again from Tracey Hey at Alpaca Pals - it's hard to remember sometimes what stamps I've used on her calendar pages so I usually use my most recent one!  Coloured with polychromos - glitter added to his wings and gloss to his nose and to the hearts.  Background chalked up with my hexagon stencil.

This one is a special request - and yes, I have checked that Alex is a girl LOL
I've used my good old Lily of the Valley stamp - coloured with polychromos and clear gloss added to her roses.
If I was making this again I would have moved the 'congratulations' down a wee hair, my spacing isn't quite right.  Silver hearts from stash.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Snowman and a tipsy penguin

Say Hello to my new favourite snowman!   I'd been watching out for something to use for my unmounted stamps on my stamping platform, so when I spied this one at Purple Onion Designs I couldn't resist adding the Jolly Snowman to my basket too!

Coloured with polychromos - clear gloss/glitter added to his nose and I also went over his scarf/pocket with my clear glitter pen so it's all nice and sparkly.  White enamel dots for falling snow.

  • The cover of the book at the Library Challenge inspired my blue background and outstretched arms image
  • ABC Christmas - S is for Sparkle
  • Your Next Stamp Fun Friday - just for fun
  • As You Like It - Santa or no Santa - I don't have very many Santas in my stash, and I definitely have waaaay more snowmen.  

This one uses the little penguin and drink/flower from an older MFT set along with their Cheers die.  Coloured with a mixture of watercolour pencils and polychromos.  I added some sparkle to the drinks, clear gems and some white enamel dots.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Bee happy

Just a quickie post tonight ... I'm absolutely dosed with the cold and trying to watch Peaky Blinders in between blowing my nose! :(

My mojo is on sick leave too, so I did what I always do when I'm stuck ... go copy someone else!  This one's based on this weeks Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper - here's Laura's original

I've used my sweet litlte Tracey Hey bee again, coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

From one Elf to Another

I'm in Christmas mode this weekend, and I've been playing with these cute MFT elves.

This first one also uses a Uniko stripey background stamp - I nearly went cross eyed colouring it, and then I decided it was way too much and my wee elf was totally lost in it so covered most of it up with a red strip!

Images coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.
Clear gloss/glitter added to his hat and to the dog's antlers




And here's another little elf from the same MFT set.  This time I've added a die cut sentiment and snowflakes cut from glitter card, so there's lots of sparkle on this one!