Sunday, 14 July 2019

An elf and a balloon

Another quickie visit to blogland this evening, Poldark is on TV and I've an hour of the gorgeous Aidan Turner to get through ;)

This first card uses this sweet little MFT elf, coloured with polychromos, glitter added to his hat/sleeves and clear gloss to the bauble and little bell.



This one is based on the book cover over at the Library Challenge, not a book I've read I confess.
Balloon coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.  
Sky stenciled using the Simon Says Stamp wave stencil and a few cloud dies added for good measure.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Ruth's Birthday card and a Pelican

Just a quickie post tonight, Killing Eve is on shortly so I'm on the clock here ;)

This is my sister's birthday card using a recent-ish purchase from Whipper Snapper.  Coloured with polychromos.  I got a bit carried away with adding all my extras, I could have done with a bigger size card though this is kinda the biggest I normally make!
Gummiapan squiggly edge die; Paper Smooches heart die.

And this one uses a real oldie from High Hopes, paired with a few fishies from an MFT set.
Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to his eyes, feet and the rope round the posts.  Water stencil is from Simon Says Stamp.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Summer time

We had a damp, cloudy, frizzy hair type of day today, so I thought I'd go looking for summer in my cards instead ;)

I won this Reverse Confetti ice lolly set ages ago and had no clue what to do with it, so this is it's first outing.  I paperpieced the lolly, added another layer for the central bits and then added some clear gloss and lots of glitter. I didn't quite get the layering order right in my layout so added the little arrow as it just didn't look right.
This card will be to send a few €€ to my newphew and niece for their holidays so I'm sure they'll be more interested in what's inside ;)

And here's my Whipper Snapper birdies again, I think this is maybe one of my favourite stamps ever!  
Coloured with polychromos to match this pretty DP and gloss/glitter added to their wings.  I had a dirty finger incident in the top corner and needed a major cover up but didn't want to add any yellow so just cut my sun from white card; I like how it turned out :)

Sunday, 7 July 2019

In a CAS mood

We've had the most glorious sunny summer's day today, and I was totally self indulgent and just chillaxed all day, read my book and did a wee bit of colouring :)  I'm still in search of my Mojo, so just kept it nice and simple.

I coloured my little bunny from Purple Onion Designs with my polychromos and popped him up on foam pads.  I scored a few lines in the background and added a few little silver stars.

And here's Mum's calendar page for the month, just a tad late! 
I've used this old Wild Rose Studio stamp that I bought a long time ago and I don't believe I've ever inked it up!  
I was happy with how the colouring on my skirt turned out with the folds, but I've no idea how I actually managed it, bit of a happy accident that!

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Floral Sympathy

I'm still struggling with my mojo, reckon he's off on his hols sunning himself on a beach somewhere.  Ha, funny how it's Mr Mojo and not Mrs ;)

Anyway I was lucky to win this Uniko flower set recently from the AAA Card Challenge blog, so I figured it was about time I got some ink on it.  I should maybe spend my mojo-less time looking up pictures of flowers to see how I could colour these.
Here's a wee photo of Ruby after her haircut, looking nice and clean for a change!  Unfortunately she absolutely HATES getting her picture taken, so usually when she sees the camera the only photo I get is of her backside as she scarpers ;)


Sunday, 30 June 2019

Falalalala

Ack I've no mojo at the minute, back to that scary blank card mindset and what to do with it!!  I reckon it's our weather ... we'd some 'summer' last week and it was just too nice to be sitting crafting.  Though we were back to thunderstorms and hailstones yesterday so normal service is resumed haha.  Anyway, my card stash is reasonably healthy for a change so I've gone for Christmas today.

This cutie is from Stamping Bella - coloured with polychromos.  I glossed up his nose, added glitter to his bauble and went over his song sheet with my glitter pen, so it's lovely and sparkly.  Paper Smooches snowflake dies; can't remember the make of the sentiment.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Last Guest post for Simon Says Stamp


I've been guest designing this month for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge  :)

This week's challenge theme is 'Anything goes' and the team are showcasing Stampendous goodies.  Hope you'll play along too.  As usual, they have the best prize in blogland .. a big $50 to spend in store!! 

For my card I've used this fun Stampendous Old Goat stamp set. Coloured with polychromo pencils and the goat popped up on foam pads.  The washing line in the set didn't go the width of the card, so I added it in my hand (pity I couldn't draw a straight line haha) and then drew a couple of pegs too.
Clear gloss added to his horns and hooves, and to the pegs.