Monday 26 April 2021

A critters twofer!

 Hi all!  We've had a lovely spell of sunny Spring weather these past few days - I even got a few pots planted up and a few of the weeds tackled.  Great to see it!  Though I'm just back from a walk and it would have foundered you, such a cold cold wind, I needn't put the winter coats away yet!

My cards today use some of my new goodies from Simply Graphic, a new-to-me French store.  And no, I'd no customs charges so I reckon there will be a repeat visit after payday ;)  I'm loving my new critters, though I've just noticed the dog looks kinda sad compared to the kitty! 


This one's a more masculine version - I must have had my wonky eyes in when I stuck the panel on, it's so crooked!  I've used some black glitter card for the narrow strip and a couple of the stars, doesn't really show in the pic.

Monday 19 April 2021

Sympathy lavender

 Hi all!  Well the good news is that I have a hair appointment booked yippee!!  Hopefully it won't be another 5 months till the next one!  Great to see our local garden centre open too, though I haven't ventured there yet while there's still a chance of frost.  And only another 6 weeks or so till my second vaccine, I can't wait!!

I have a sympathy card to share today ...

I've used this oldie from Taylored Expressions - I love inking up these oldies especially when I've a new order of goodies on the way ... my first order from France since lovely Brexit so I'm hoping it's not going to come with customs charges! 

Not sure of the make of the script background - I added some blue sharing behind the lavender and really wish I hadn't!  It kinda needed something to finish it and I had a little scrap of purple c/s left, just the right size for a few little butterflies :)

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Double sunshine

Hi all!  This was one of those difficult cards to make as it's for a good friend in work who has been made redundant and it has all been a very traumatic experience.   I think I was living in an alternative universe when I made it and have managed to give it 2 sources of sunshine!!.

It is of course one of the Colorado Crafts stamps - I got my watercol our pencils out to colour the mouse and the background of the clover and polychromos for the rest.  

  • Cut It Up #223 - what's your weather?  This was an easy challenge for me as our weather has been completely mad - sunshine and blue skies one minute, and dark as night with hailstones the next!
  • Your Next Stamp #161 - sunshine and smiles

Tuesday 6 April 2021

Floral sympathies

 Hi folks, it's been a brrrr chilly couple of days here, the weatherman definitely got it right! We had a bit of snow last night so it was all very scenic this morning, but I'm glad to say it's all away, bar a couple of sad looking snowmen ;)

I've a few sympathy cards this evening, I never seem to have any in my stash.  Both use an older stamp from Whipper Snapper - I absolutely love their stamps but I get whacked with customs charges every time, so I try to resist as best I can!

Bonus points for this one using up some DP that's been in my stash for years, I was lucky to have some pale blue card that matched it perfectly and just enough left over for my sentiment and corners :)

A couple of my chilly tulips with their snowy hats!

Sunday 4 April 2021

Last Easter bunny!


Hi all, and a Happy Easter to you!  A quiet one for us with just me and his nibs for dinner - hopefully by next Easter we'll be more sociable!   I got my 1st jab last week, next ones due beg June, so I'll be sorted in time for my birthday 😁. We've had a lovely couple of sunny spring days, I even got out to the garden today to tackle a few weeds (some of the roots must go to Australia), but snow showers due tomorrow so it will be a stay home and turn the heating on kind of day! 

For this card I masked off a border (not a very straight one LOL) and inked up a swirly stencil.  Nice and easy and quick!