Wednesday, 28 June 2017

SC651 Bows'n arrows

So here's the new sketch over at Splitcoaststampers - I must admit I struggled with this one!  If you'd like to play along, please link your card here.

For my card I used this Nellie Snellen stamp that I got a while back and think I've only used once.  Bad me ;)
Coloured with watercolour pencils to match my DP - which has also been unloved in my stash for a while!
I added some sparkle to his feathers and clear gloss to the red rubber on his 'arrow'
I haven't thought of where to add a sentiment, I mightn't bother!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

SC650 Bunny Birthday

Happy Mid-Summer's Day!  Where did that first half of the year go!!  It has been such a hot humid and sticky day today, I couldn't wait to get out of our office!  Definitely fuzzy hair weather ;)

Here's the new sketch over at Splitcoaststamper - if you'd like to play along please link your card here.
I was a bit stumped by this one for a while, I reckon those swirls and circles would be perfect for some of those gorgeous mandela stamps doing the rounds at the minute, but my stash doesn't include any!

Instead I've gone for a sun shaped die, and yes, oh dear, it's that pink paper again!  And there's still LOADS left ;)
My bunny is from Lili of the Valley - fussy cut with my Tim Holtz snips (which I'm lovin!) and then popped up on dimensionals.
Sparkle and clear gloss added to my flowers.  A few pink sequins from my stash.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Dressing up time Birthday card

Boohoo back to work today and a gazillion emails later (most of them red flagged to sort out later in the week) my wee eyes are tired, so this is just a quickie post!

All the hard work on this card is done by my snazzy DP - yes it's that pink pack again!  I need another visit to The Range to get a different one LOL
Image is one of my NBUS from Lili of the Valley.  coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to their necklaces and her shoes.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Floral Birthday

We've had the most glorious sunny afternoon here, definitely at the scorchio mark!  I had a sit down in our garden earlier, something I rarely do (!) and it was great to see all the birds, bugs and bees at work.

Anyway, must press on, the lovely Poldark is on telly shortly ;)
This card is for my sister-in-law - she's a card maker too so I always feel a bit of pressure making hers!  I've watercoloured my Prima flowers and then went over the blooms with my clear glitter pen.  The little white snippet is a Paper Smooches die and is embossed with an old Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.

Here's a wee quickie just for the fun of it.  I've cased Patti's card from her blog Stationery Styles here.  Mine's not a great pic, I can only blame the blazing sunshine outside!  I've chalked a load of circles in varying blues, purples and pinks, but they're not showing up very well here.
My bunny is from Lili of the Valley - coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to the balloon and plate.
Thanks for the inspiration Patti! 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Teacher Thank you card

I've been off all week and it has absolutely flown in!  The weather has been a bit pants, my washing was in and out today like a yoyo, but it's supposed to be a decent day tomorrow, we'll see!

This is a card for my niece to give to her teacher.  I thought it might be a bit too arty-farty for her, but it has passed muster with her OK so that's all that matters :)

I've used some of my green brushos on the background and then shadow stamped the numbers from an old Verve set.  One of the apples is popped up on dimensionals and sparkle added to the red and clear gloss to the leaves.  Some wee red stars from stash.

Naughty or Nice reminder

Oh wow, I can hardly believe we are half way through June already, hopefully someone will tell the weather it's summer!
So this is just a wee reminder about the Naughty or Nice challenge, an easy-peasy one of Anything Goes this month - and there's prizes to be won!

For my card I've used Nurse Margaret from Bugaboo - she strikes me as someone who has a bit of a lady-tache and hairy armpits to go with those lovely legs LOL

Coloured with ordinary pencils for a change, I haven't had them out of the box for such a long time I think I've lost the knack for them!  More practice needed me thinks!
Popped up on dimensionals and clear gloss added to her specs and to the syringes.  I've also added some glitter to whatever that is she's going to stab into some poor sod!  Little gold stars from stash.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

SC649 Kitty Birthday

This is the new sketch from Splitcoaststampers - if you'd like to play along please link your card here.

And here's mine ... hot off the press, the glue isn't even dried ;)
I've used Sebastian from Eat Cake Graphics, coloured with Watercolour pencils.  Silver stars and peel off border from stash.  Bonus extra points for using up the silver peel off corner that's been in my folder for years :)
And lovely DP courtesy of my sister-in-law ... thanks Andrea!

And confession time ... it was only when I went to upload my card that I noticed that the strip was at a diagonal - this is the original version I'd made!  So the update is just a bit the same but different ;)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

SCS648 Birthday Mice

Wednesday already, so time for a new sketch over at Splitcoaststampers.  For a change I've actually followed the sketch without changing it ;)  If you'd like to play along, please link your card here.

For my DT card I've used these cute little mice from Penny Black - coloured with watercolour pencils and some sparkle added to the ribbon on the pressie.  Little pink stars from stash.

I really need to get this DP off my desk, seems to be I'm reaching for it every time I'm making a girlie card - though I guess at least I'm using it up!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Aunty Renee's Birthday card

Boo, Sunday evening already :(  Ah well, only one more week at work and then I'm off for a whole week, yipppeeee!

I think this is the first time I've actually coloured this LOTV stamp the correct colour!  This card is for my Aunt who has the best display of daffodils in the country, so the yellow theme is perfect for her.
Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear sparkle added to the flowers.  Little golden stars from my stash.
MFT chicken wire stencil.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Retirement card

It's been a mixed bag of weather today ... sunshine and showers, and it's now lashing with thunder, lightening and hailstones!  Best off indoors tonight!

I was asked to make a card on behalf of our Trustees in work for our Director who's retiring shortly.
I don't have many 'sensible' stamps that aren't cutesy, so I reverted to this good old floral set from Simon Says Stamp.

Coloured with watercolour pencils and then I went over the flowers with my clear sparkle pen.  The butterflies got a coating of clear gloss and some glitter to the tips of their wings.  Doodled stitched border to match the stitching effect in the flowers.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Anything Goes at Naughty or Nice

It's time for a new challenge at Naughty or Nice, and it's a super easy Anything Goes!  There's prizes to be won this month ... some Bugaboo images and a fab Art Impressions stamp too!  If you'd like to play along, please link your card over at Naughty or Nice blog.

For my project I'm back to making my calendar pages again, actually on time and ready for the 1st of the month for a change!!
I've used a mixture of stamps - my little diver is from Lili of the Valley and the underwater critters etc are oldies from High Hopes.

And then because I enjoyed making the calendar page so much, I made a CAS birthday card version too ...

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All coloured with watercolour pencils and then I went over his flippers / snorkel / underwater elements with my clear sparkle pen, and clear gloss to his visor.  I also chalked up the BG with a stencil to give the underwater feel.