Thursday, 4 August 2022

Baby Bunny

 Hi all!  I see blogger must have done away with the follow by email option, so apologies to anyone who used it on mine!

I was delighted to see that Just Us Girls challenge this week is to CASE a favourite designer, so here's mine!  I have been a long time admirer of the beautiful cards that Iris makes over at and have frequently been inspired to go shopping because of her!  Have a look at her much superior card here and you'll see what I mean! So here's my version of her card...

Stamps from Creative Depot, butterfly dies from Penny Black and new scalloped die from Pinkfresh Studios.

 Just Us Girls #643 - CASE a favourite designer 

Addicted to Stamps #435 - dies +/or stencil 

Word Art Wednesday #555/556 - anything goes 

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Get Well Bunny

Hi all!  Well that was a bit of a damp grey day, definitely frizzy hair weather!  And the first evening in a while that I've needed the light on to craft.  

I've had my new stamps from Craft Depot out again. My first effort was using my watercolor pencils but I think I need to relearn how to use them!  I ended up starting again with my polychromos and just used the watercolours to highlight the stem of the toadstool.  DP from MFT.  My sentiment looks wonky here which I hadn't noticed before now, so I'll have to check it to see if it needs fixing.  Hopefully not as I'm down to the last scraps of this green card. 

And just to share, here's the original watercoloured bunny!

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #604
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday #553/554 - anything goes 

Monday, 25 July 2022

Jelly and cupcakes

 Hi all!  Well, I'm not sure what is going on with blogger???  Apparently my blog has been giving some folk a security warning and today I've had about a dozen emails from Blogger saying they've deleted some of my posts which either contravene their guidelines or have malware issues!! They're all from 2011/2012 (so far).  Anyone else getting these?  I don't know if I should be concerned or not, or if there's something I can do on my side to sort it out!   I did run a scan and it came up with no malware issues, maybe it's something in a challenge link?  And some folk who have been leaving comments on my blog for years are now slipping into my spam folder.  Urgh, too much for a Monday brain 😉

Anyway here's my other new stamp from LOTV - I see they have a new release (including actual stamps) for Christmas, so that could be slightly dangerous to my bank account LOL.  My little heart border is from Creative Depot.  Coloured with polychromos and glitter added to the icing and clear gloss to the jelly & cherries.  

Word Art Wednesday #553/554 - anything goes 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - for a child 

Addicted to Stamps #434 - any occasion 

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Little Bunny

 Hi all!  I've been shopping in an effort to kick-start my mojo... yes I know I already have loads but there's nothing like fresh ink on a new stamp to get you colouring!  This little cutie is from Creative Depot, a German store that has some lovely stamps and even lovelier dies!  My EF was a magazine freebie a while back.  Bunny coloured with my polychromos and popped up on foam pads.

Layout from Sketch Saturday #705 

As You Like It - fur, feathers or scales - well looking at my stamp stash I'm definitely in the 'fur' camp.  I do have a few bird and fish stamps but 90% of the animals are furry critters

Let's Squash It #22 - keep it simple 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - for a child

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Summer flowers

 Hi all!  Oooh that was a warm day, our thermometer in the garden showed 29 degrees in the shade, and don't think it's an awful lot cooler this evening.  Not weather we're used to here, though I'm so glad we didn't get the heat that England and Wales got, I'd be melted into a puddle!  Having said that, it would be nice to get a better share of the sunshine, so far our "summer" has been rubbish!

We've been painting the outside of our house these past few days so it's lookin good - we've had all weather, at the start I was painting in my fleece, then dodging the rain showers, and then today was shorts, t-shirt and factor 50!  Not too much left to do, but it's due to be even hotter tomorrow so the paintbrushes will be put away for a day or two. 

Anyway, I treated myself to a couple of the new LOTV stamps, I'm so glad they brought out some of their new release as actual stamps rather than just digis.  The little butterflies are a Penny Black die.

Layout from Try Stampin on Tuesday #564

Stamping Sensations July challenge - summer flowers

Simon Says Stamp Monday - fabulous florals

Cut it Up #256 - summer lovin

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Blue Birthday

 I've a wee birthday card to share this evening that was 100% inspired by the birthday card my mum gave me.  I rarely use a plain coloured base for my floral cards so thought I'd have a go at making my own version.

First off, this is the card I received...

And here's my version...

My flowers are from Reverse Confetti, coloured with polychromos and an additional flower popped up on foam pads.  I added paint splatters but thought it still needed something so stamped this pretty Catherine Pooler background stamp in grey and think it looks much better.  Butterflies are a Penny Black die.

As You Like It - masculine or feminine - an easy choice for me as 99% of my stamp stash is either cutsie or floral so I tend to struggle with cards for blokes!

Word Art Wednesday #549/550 - anything goes 

Your Next Stamp #187 - anything goes 

AAA Birthday #38 - flowers

I haven't shared a photo of Molly for a while so here she is having a 'picnic' in the garden LOL.  Usually we put her lunch in something more interesting than her bowl and she loves it!

Monday, 13 June 2022

Andrea's Birthday card

 Hi all!  Well here's hoping for a decent few days of weather, I've my traditional birthday week booked off work 😁. We were up visiting family in Ballycastle today and then took Molly for a walk on the beach, but it was definitely a hoods-up and waterproof coat kind of day.  I think there were maybe half a dozen folk on the entire beach!  Ah well, we still enjoyed it! For the rest of the week I'm hoping to get our living room painted, the garden tackled, and a day or two out and about.  

I've a birthday card for my sister-in-law this evening, using this little girl from Penny Black, mmmmm wouldn't mind a cake that size!  I've also used some of my new alpha dies - I'd been on the lookout for nice slim letters for an age but I've since chucked the packaging and I've no idea where I bought them!  I coloured some scraps of white card the same as all the icing colours to cut her name and a touch of gloss over the letters to make them pop a bit and then lots of gloss/glitter on the cake's icing.  DP from an MFT Christmas pad.  I'm pleased with how this turned out. 

Layout from MFt Wednesday Sketch #597

Snippets Playground #430 - my alphas
Addicted to Stamps #431 - make your mark 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - bright and cheerful