Sunday, 21 January 2018

Hanging on the telephone

It's been a bit of an icky damp drizzly grey day today - though I know we're lucky that we escaped the worst of the snow and the rain, so I should be thankful really!

A good day to keep up with the Daily Marker colouring challenge though, and tonight I've got a card with a really old stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Design - I think the shop's closed now though :(
Do you remember the days when the phone was like this? ... it took forever to dial a number!  I saw a programme recently where they gave one to a bunch of young kids and they'd no idea how to use it!

Here's the link to a tutorial I looked at for skin colouring - it's the first time I've been happy with how it turned out! :)
I've popped her up on foam pads and added clear gloss to the telephone, and used my clear sparkle pen on her shoes, lips and ribbon.  The scribble dies are from MFT.  I had an Oops with my white marker so covered it with a little pink heart sequin.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Whale of a birthday

Here's another olide High Hopes image for you ... I sometimes forget how many fab stamps I have in my stash, so I've really no need to be oogling new ones and waiting impatiently for postmen!  Hahahahahaa ...  Reckon I could have a room full and still fancy more ;)

Coloured with watercolour pencils, sparkle added to his water fountain and the spalshes.  I kinda wish I hadn't added the googly eyes, it's made it a wee bit busy round those eyebrows!

Daily Marker colouring challenge

Frogs in pants

I didn't get a chance to make a card yesterday, and I'm determined to try and keep up with the Daily Marker colouring challenge, so I've made 2 today!

Unfortunately I've no mojo and that white page seems huge when you've no idea what to put on it!  So when I'm like that I turn to blogland - this one is inspired by this fab card that Teri shared on Simon Says Stamp :)

I've used an old froggy stamp from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on foam pads.  My sentiment is a newbie from Gummiapan stamps at Swedish House Crafts

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Baby balloons

Just a quickie post from me tonight - I'm trying to keep up with the daily colouring challenge at the Daily Marker!
This one uses an oldie from LOTV.  I found this pretty DP in my stash so coloured the image to match. I took a bit more time over my balloons than I usually do, and tried to get the hint of colour where the balloons merge.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Purple sympathy

Well the snow was a bit of a hoo-ha over not very much.  I know it was worse in other parts of the country, but I nearly laughed yesterday when my bus passed a snow plough (in full ploughing mode) with about half an inch of slush on the road.  Boys and their toys eh? ;)  Anyway, it's raining now, so hopefully it will be gone by morning.
ETA oops, just looked out the window and the place is white again!

Tonight's card is just a quickie based on this one I made earlier in the month, but this time in monochrome.  You wouldn't think it but I've used 4 different shades of purple here!  Clear gloss and sparkle added to the long grapey looking flowers whatever they are!
Day 3 of the Daily Marker 30 days colouring challenge

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Bath time!

Oh brrrr, we'd a fall of snow today!  So far it's not as bad as the weather men were getting excited about, so hopefully the buses will be OK for work tomorrow.  And if they're not I'll quite happily have a crafty day at home!  Though the last 2 Snow Days I got from work, the first day the entire town's electric was off for most of the day, and the second day we ran out of oil!  Reckon I'm better in my work ;)

For Day 2 of the Daily Marker Colouring Challenge I've another baby card.  I picked this stamp to practice my skin colouring after studying a few videos on YouTube.  I reckon I need to invest in some watercolour paper - I'm always put off buying it as any 'white' stuff I've bought before always has a creamy tint to it.  I'll have to have a proper look.  Or if anyone has any recommendations ....!

Old stamp from Art Gone Wild.  Bubbles covered in clear gloss and glitter. Soap covered with my clear glitter pen.  I managed to accidentally wipe the pink across the bath when I was colouring the soap, but I didn't try to fix it as I thought it kinda looked like a reflection!

I recently won a Tombow sand eraser from Di at Pixie's Crafty Workshop -  Di, your eraser is amazing!! I managed to smudge in the Y of the baby stamp with my inky fingers and your eraser worked like magic! :)

Monday, 15 January 2018

Naughty or Nice?

Fancy winning this gorgeous die set?
Well play along at Naughty or Nice and you could!  This month 'It's a celebration' is our theme, so it's a dead easy one, and you can be either naughty or nice.
I'm the nice one of the bunch hahahahahaaha ;)

For my card I've used this cutie from LOTV -
one of my 'go to' stamps for new babies!
Coloured with watercolour pencils and baby image popped up on dimensionals.  My DP is super old stuff that had been in my Too Nice To Use pile, no more of that nonsense for me ;)
My little heart sequin is pink but it didn't photograph well.

It's the first day of Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge over at the Daily Marker, so I'm definitely going to try to play along - perfect timing as my card stash is so low!  And I'm really going to try to concentrate on my colouring instead of just firing them out!!  I'm still not overly happy with her skin colour, she needs to be a wee bit pinker and fresher!