Monday 25 March 2019

A wee Christmas Sheep

I've been cutting it fine to play in DottyJo's Christmas Kickstart challenge, I've managed to slip this in with just a couple of hours to spare ;)

I've used an oldie Penny Black favourite - glitter added to her hat and clear gloss to the mistletoe leaves.  I also used some glittery card for the sentiment and snowflake so it's nice and sparkly.

I had planned to have my stripy DP the full length of the card but I cut my layer to the wrong size ... but sure if I hadn't told you that, you wouldn't have known ;)

Sunday 24 March 2019

Stencilling fun

Well the weather didn't quite co-operate today so my garden escaped it's tidy up, so I hit the indoors instead!  There's a lot of chat about Mrs Hinch's cleaning tips on Instagram so I tried a few of them out and right enough, my house does smell lovely!  I do love a good tidy up and chucking out session anyway :)
I didn't quite manage to get as far as my stamp stash, that's a job for another day.

I haven't played in the Library Challenge for a while, the current book is 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse'.  My little mouse is an oldie from High Hopes - coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads.  I masked off my base and used a couple of different ink pads.  I hadn't planned on the enamel dots but those inky fingers got in the way again.

And here's my Whipper Snapper chicken again.  I always think 'ouch' when I see the size of that egg LOL
I've added plenty of bling and glitter, popped her up on foam pads and stencilled my background in pale pink.  Not sure of the make of the sentiment die - cut in shiny black card.

Saturday 23 March 2019

An Easter Chick

Happy Saturday Folks!  We'd the most beautiful sunny day here, still a tad chilly but I actually got my washing out on the line today which I love!  I'm hoping to get out to the garden tomorrow to see what's growing under the weeds, but we'll see how that goes ;)

I'm still struggling with my mojo, so it took a while for this one to come together!  I've used an oldie from Whipper Snapper and coloured with polychromo pencils.  Gummiapan flower die.  I'm sure I have a 'Happy Easter' stamp somewhere but it's nowhere to be found so I had to use this sticker instead.  If I get time tomorrow a tidy up is on the cards me thinks!

Saturday 16 March 2019

Happy Cow

Ack I've no mojo :(  I was going great for a while and now ... nothing!  So it was a bit of a struggle to get this card made!

I've used a real oldie from Penny Black - coloured with polychromo pencils.  Gummiapan sentiment and flower dies cut on shiny black card.

Right, I'm off to watch a movie ... though by the time He scrolls through everything on Netflix tyring to decide what to watch it'll be time for bed ;)

Sunday 10 March 2019

Congrats Flowers and some Bunnies

Oh brrr, it's been another wintry day, lots of sleet and snow showers between blue skies and sunshine!  Definitely a day for staying in and keeping warm.  Though having said that, guess who hadn't checked the oil for a while and currently has no heating!!

Anyway, I spent a couple of hours colouring these lovely flowers from Concord & 9th.  I think I'll go shopping for a few more pencils as I would have liked to have had my main flower a paler pink colour.
My Congrats sentiment is cut from a shiny black cardstock and then I double mounted it for a bit of height.

And here's a wee quickie using an oldie Penny Black stamp.  I popped them up on foam pads and added glitter to thier little bunny tails.  

Saturday 9 March 2019

A dog and a bunny

It's been a bit of a brrrrr chilly day today.  We'd a wee touch of the white stuff this morning which delighted Rubydoo!  Apparently it's great fun to get your head and tummy totally covered in snow.  I didn't try it myself so can't comment ;)

This little stamp set is one I bought recently-ish from Jane's Doodles and haven't inked it much.  I'm trying not to spend any £££ on stash as I'm overflowing and don't need anything.  Plenty of stuff I want though ;)

Coloured with polychromo pencils; doggy and plant popped up on foam pads.
Gummiapan doodly border; MFT stripy paper.

And here's a quickie using my little bunny and bear from MFT - coloured with polychromos.  Star stencil in background and little pink sequin heart to finish.
Apologies to all my bloggy buddies, I've been very bad at my visiting recently - hope to do something about that tomorrow! 

Sunday 3 March 2019

An old pot of tulips

My tulips aren't quite out yet, so I thought I'd go for the stamped version instead ;)  I bought this Penny Black stamp second-hand many moons ago and it still gets an inking - I reckon it says a lot for the quality of Penny Black stamps that one from 1999 still stamps perfectly!!

Coloured with polychromo pencils and clear gloss added to the blooms.

For this one, I smooched my background with watercolours and then added a wee heart die.  My little girl is popped up on foam pads, and then I doodled in her 'bounce''.  Nice and easy and I love how it turned out!

Saturday 2 March 2019

Twin Boys and March Calendar page

I'd spotted this oldie Elzybell's stamp on a recent hunt, so when I was asked to make a card for twin boys I knew what one I wanted to use :)
I went for 2 different coloured parachutes, but the darker one has hints of the lighter one so they go together better.
Nice and simple, I just popped my images up on foam pads and added a few wee blue stars.

And here's Mum's calendar page.  All our daffs are in full bloom, so I had to use these ones from Clearly Besotted.
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