Monday, 30 January 2023

Fuchsia sympathy card

 Lol I have to check how to spell 'Fuchsia' every time I write it, you'd think I'd know by now!  This is an older stamp from Clearly Besotted, coloured with polychromos - I normally colour from light to dark, but this time I started with my shadows first and actually used my white pencil!  Butterflies from Penny Black.

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #630

Snippets Playground #446 - the panel i cut from the lilac base was just big enough to cut a few butterflies 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #579/580 - anything goes 

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Chick, chick, chicken!

 Hi all!  Well I'm glad to say all our snow has disappeared, a few days of it is quite enough for me!  And all of a sudden our daffodils have popped their heads up, hopefully spring will be here soon 😁

My card this evening looks like it should be a quickie, but oh my goodness, such a lot of faffing about!  Bits on and then off again, then other bits on and then off again too!  I've used this oldie set from Gerda Steiner, coloured with a mix of polychromos and watercolour pencils, and then pink metallic paint for their chickeny bits 🤣 and also splattered in the background.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #569
Colour theme from MFT Colour Challenge #204
Gerda Steiner January 2023 challenge 
Seize the Birthday #253 - winged things

Miss Molly wasn't so keen on her first experience of snow.  It was fine the first night when it was nice and fresh, but after the top layer froze her wee pokey feet would go through the ice and then down into the snow and she didn't quite know what on earth was going on!  It was funny though watching her chase snowballs trying to figure out why they disintegrated when she touched them! 

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Greg's Birthday card

 Hi all!  Gosh, Sunday evening already!  It was a bit of a dark damp old day today, not one to inspire you to go anywhere!  So I busied myself instead and got ahead of the game with Greg's Birthday card.  This adorable bear is from a set I bought from Creative Depot last month, destined to be 2023's Christmas cards, but I reckoned the bear would be fine for a birthday.

I got my scraps out for this one - I love all my MFT paper packs and always end up keeping end bits as they're too nice to chuck ...

I found a couple of little silver stars on my table (I mustn't have cleared it since Christmas LOL) so I stuck them on to use them up.  Some blue and green splatters with my metallic paints, and a bit of cord to finish.  Sentiment is from a Penny Black set.  I absolutely love how this turned out, I have sorely missed my mojo for such a long time that it is nice to make 2 cards in a row that I am pleased with!!

Snippets Playground # 445 - show us your snippets (it's their 11th Blogaversary and a brilliant prize up for grabs!!)

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #627

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - something new

Your Next Stamp #194 - gifts

AAA card challe nge #231 - all about bears

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Nautical Birthday

 Hi all!  Well I'm a bit more pleased with my card today than some of my recent efforts!  I love it when a sketch sparks some creativity! 

I think the bear, stripes and little hearts are stamps from Creative Depot.  I added splatters from my metallic paints and then a red twine bow just to lift it a bit.

Sketch Saturday - free choice of sketch. I used this oldie from 2018
AAA Birthday #45 - anything Birthday 
Sweet Stampers #75 - anything goes 


Monday, 2 January 2023

Happy New Year!

 Hi all, and a very Happy New Year to you all!  Hard to believe Christmas is all over and done with after the months of run up to it!  Our tree and deccies have all been tidied away, normality resumed and the spring cleaning already started LOL 😂. And my only resolution is to give myself a good shake and get crafting more often!

So my first effort of the year is Mum's calendar page (and my only defence for it being not my best or most interesting effort is that it was a rush make!)

I'm not sure what make this die is, possibly Creative-Depot - the numbers and stars were cut from the central scrap and the silver ones were leftover from Christmas makes.

Snippets Playground #444 - use a snippet for anything but Christmas

Cut it Up #268 - Happy New Year 

Word Art Wednesday #575/576 - anything goes 

Miss Molly had a great time on Christmas morning and loved ripping open her own pressies and shredding all the rest of the wrapping paper LOL - the green thing under her paw is a squeaky pea pod from her Aunt and Uncle, still going strong unlike the indoor ball from Santa that went in the bin on Boxing Day! 

Friday, 23 December 2022

Greg's Christmas card and Mum's Birthday card

 Well the last card of the year, as per usual, is for DH.  It was actually handed over a couple of days ago, pressies all wrapped and delivered and cards all posted a while back (not holding out much hope for Royal Mail actually delivering them though!) So I'm ahead of the game for a change!!  

I've used these snowdudes from Simon Says Stamp on 90% of my cards this year and will be sad to put them away for a while.  And yes, that is me, him and Molly 🤣 The little dog was from a really old set from Little Claire Design. 

Paper Craft Challenge #89 - deck the halls 
Christmas Kickstart #69 - if it's Christmassy link it up
Cut it Up #267 - Christmas projects 

And this is Mum's birthday card from last week, using a Penny Black stamp.  I think it's a winter rose but not entirely sure.  Lots of sparkle and shimmer on this but sure it doesn't really show in the pic.   I think it would maybe have been better with twine going vertically instead of horizontally.

Penny Black Saturday - December anything goes
Crafty Calendar - December anything goes 

Hope you all have a good Christmas and a very happy New Year.  Thanks for all your visits and crafty friendship all year 😍

Monday, 21 November 2022

Sandra's Birthday card

Hi all, I've been such a bad blogger this year, deffo need to put it down as one of my New Year Resolution for 2023, not much hope for the remainder of 2022 LOL

Anyway I have a wee Birthday card to share for my friend in work, using this cutie from Lili of the Valley.  Coloured with polychromos, glitter added to the cupcakes and clear gloss to the jelly.  Some little snippets of leftover purple card to finish.  I won't confess how many attempts and how much time it took to tie the cord hahaha!!!

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #620

Snippets Playground challenge #441

Sweet Stampin 13th Birthday challenge 

Allsorts #703 - anything goes