Saturday 30 December 2017

Snowman Thanks

I had a lovely surprise today to receive this super cute MFT snow globe die set from a crafty friend :)   So of course I had to have a wee play this evening and thought the first card I made should be for her.  I'm hoping she doesn't read my blog!!

They're a wee bit fiddly to use, but I recon if you did a mass die cut of loads of snowmen, loads of arms, etc they'd be great for batch making as they're quick enough to put together.

We're expecting a visit from Storm Dylan tonight, though I think after all the excitement about our 'hurricane' non-event a month or two ago we're all just a bit yeah yeah whatever ;)

Thursday 28 December 2017

Get Well and a New Home

Oh Brrrrr it's been such a cold day today and there's a hard freeze on out there this eve, I've got my cosy Xmas PJs on but reckon I need to hit the Sales for some new cosy slippers as my feet are freezing!  I shouldn't complain though when you look at the snow across the pond in America and Canada!

For my get well card I've used this sweet little piggy and fab sentiment from MFT.  No colouring on this card, I paper pieced the little pink guy and gave him some googly eyes.

And here's another CAS card, again with no colouring (unless you count colouring my pink fence and heart with my glitter pen!) 
Stamps from an old Taylored Expressions set.  Central panel popped up on foam pads.

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Floral Thanks

Well that's Christmas done and dusted for another year!  We had a lovely day down in Mums with all the family, a great feast too, I feel like I'll not need to eat again for a fortnight!  Though there is a bag of choccies in the cupboard that's calling me ... ;)

I'm off work now till next Wednesday and I've no cards left in my stash, so I'm hoping to get a few made this week.

This one uses an oldie from LOTV - coloured with watercolour pencils.

And here's a wee pic of Ruby in her Santa scarf - a gift from her doggy cousin ;)  It's a bit blurry as she scarpers when she sees the camera coming - I think the flash went off in her eyes once and she's been scared of it ever since! 

Sunday 17 December 2017

Some Kitties and Mum's Birthday card

Yippeee I'm finally finished my Christmas cards!  And, for a change, ahead of schedule!  I'm still usually covered in glitter on Christmas Eve ;)

This kittie card uses an oldie from Eat Cake Graphics - Kitties in the window
Coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on foam pads.
Background stencil from MFT (I think)

And this is Mum's birthday card, bit close to the wire with this one, her birthday's tomorrow!!  I kept waiting for inspiration and then had to just get stuck in! 

I've used this oldie from Art Gone Wild - coloured with watercolour pencils and then the flower in the bottom corner popped up on dimensionals.
Golden stickles added to the flower centres.

Friday 15 December 2017

Naughty or Nice reminder - seeing double

We've gone festive over at Naughty or Nice and all you have to do is make a holiday card with a sentiment.  There's a prize up for grabs from Bugaboo - hope you'll play along too.

It's my last Christmas card of the season (hopefully!) and, as usual, it's Greg's one!  I've used little Snowy again - it definitely makes it easier for next year that I know everyone got this image and I'll know not to use it again for their cards.

I masked off Snowy and then stamped it again to make a 'Mrs'.  Awwwww ;)

Coloured with watercolour pencils and then I added some sparkle to their hats and scarves, and then clear gloss and glitter to the trims.  My pretty Stampin' Up DPs and fabric embellishments were from a candy win.  Little silver stars from stash.

Sunday 10 December 2017

Decapitated Santas and a Weirdo ;)

Brrr and Brrr again!  We'd a fall of snow on Friday which Rubydoo LOVES!  Personally I can't see the attraction of sticking my head in the snow!!  It sticks to her like snowballs, so it's no fun for either of us trying to dry her off every time she comes in!

It's been such a cold day (due to go to minus 9 tonight) that it most definitely was not an outdoor day for me, but I'd loads still to make for Christmas so I was more than happy to stay indoors nice and toasty.

First up is a few of the cards I've made for my workmates - super CAS and kinda all the same but a bit different and all really quick to make as it's the same basic recpie.  I fell in love with Sarah's Santa from Swedish House Crafts on this fab card, and of course, accidentally went shopping myself ;)  Thanks Sarah for the early Christmas pressie from me to me!! :)

For my snowy effect on the coloured card, I splattered the BG with white paint and then added extra snow with white enamel dots.  There's lots of sparkle on these cards - on some I've coloured Santa's beard with my clear sparkle pen, on others I've added clear gloss and glitter to the hat/bauble, and on them all, a big sparkly red nose!.

I feel like I've been making Christmas cards for weeks, so it was a nice change to some more of my new Gummiapan stamps from Swedish House Crafts.  Don't ya love him!!
I added googly eyes, and clear gloss to his teeth, eyes and balloon.  Little silver stars fom stash.  My lovely Stampin Up gingham DP was a recent candy win :)

Sunday 3 December 2017

Snowy and Watson

Just a quickie post tonight - Blue Planet the all time best programme EVER is on telly.  Nature really is amazing!

Anyway, first up is my December calendar page using little Snowy again.  The little stack of snowballs is an oldie from Stampin Up.  I inked in some snow drifts but it doesn't show up great in my pic.  Little red stars from stash, I used one for the 25th too.

I was on the High Hopes Stamps DT for a few years, so it was a pleasure to see that Donna is this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast.  I was inspired by this card - it's always good to get good old Watson out for an inking! 
I added some sparkle to my flower and clear gloss to his nose, and then just a few enamel dots to finish.

Saturday 2 December 2017

Naughty or Nice - Season's Greetings

Ooops just a bit late for the  start of the new Naughty or Nice challenge!  Bad me!  Amyway, this month's challenge is a nice easy one for this time of year - to make a holiday card with a sentiment.  There's a prize up for grabs too from the fab Bugaboo!  Hope you'll play along too :)

My card is for a doggy-loving friend for Christmas.
I've used an oldie from LOTV and added some stencilling on the background.  Clear gloss and glitter added to his party hat, and my new sparkle pen over the green pressie and holly.