Thursday 30 April 2020

Christmas baubles

Evening all, how are we today?   We had a grey damp old day here, but such a beautiful sky at sunset.  I think we were totally spoiled there with a few weeks of sunshine, hopefully that wasn't summer!

I finally got round to making another Christmas card.  At the start of lockdown I'd thought I'd get a good headstart but it hasn't quite gone to plan.
I think the thing I love most about card making is the colouring in and will happily spend a few hours in front of the telly with my pencils on a cutie like this :)   No new stash shopping for me so this stamp is an oldie from Marianne Designs that I first used back in 2012!

Thursday 23 April 2020

Baby Ellie

Hi folks, hope you're all safe and well.  Sorry I've been MIA - I'd totally lost my mojo so thought I'd give myself a wee break from crafting and blogging.  Anyway, I'm back with this old Wild Rose Studio stamp from maybe 8 years ago or so.  Someone told me once that elephants were bad luck on baby cards, I've no idea if that's true or not but I haven't paid any heed to it anyway ;)

Coloured with polychromos.  When I coloured my green balloons I also added a hint of the pale yellow to pull the two colours together and I like how they turned out.  I hadn't planned on adding the tag at the top but the obligatory dirty mark needed hiding!

  • Layout from AAA Cards #163
  • Addicted to CAS #183 - animal
  • Retro Rubber #133 - anything goes
  • As You Like It - favourite non birthday occasion - well I love making Christmas cards but I'm not in the right mood for them, so my next favourite is baby cards.  All those cute images and soft colours, and of course that they're for a brand new baby!  

Sunday 12 April 2020

Sparkly birthday cake

Happy Easter folks!  A different one than usual, but sure aren't we blessed to be fit and healthy, a roof over our heads and food in the cupboard.  We've had a lovely bright and sunny weekend - it was t-shirt weather out in the garden yesterday but we were back to our cosy coats for our walk this evening and I was wishing I had put on my hat and gloves!

This evening I have this cutie from Stamping Bella, she's a pleasure to colour but I always kinda struggle with her curly hair.
I also struggle with adding bling!  I reckon there must be a trick somewhere on how to do it, it always takes me aaaages to decide on where mine is going!

Thursday 9 April 2020

Spring tulips

Evening folks, hope you're all fit and well.  I've a few days off work now for Easter, so will be closing the office (bedroom) door and trying to switch off.  I've only to check in briefly on Saturday and Sunday, and the rest of my time is my own till Wednesday.    Top of my To Do list is tackling the weeds in the garden and maybe powerhosing the drive, so hopefully the weather will co-operate.

I've spent the last few evenings in front of the telly colouring this gorgeous Penny Black stamp, it's one of my very oldest stamps and still gets inked.  It was definitely a good purchase!  My own tulips still have a bit of growing, they'll be another week or two yet.

Coloured with polychromos and clear bling added, plus a little bit of orange bling in the middle of that ribbon on the pot.  My lovely ombre DP was a recentish purchase from the Range, before the world closed down that is!