Friday 28 May 2021

Perching Pelican

 Hi all, hurrah for long weekends, I love a Bank Holiday Monday especially when I treat myself to a wee Friday off work too! 😉.   AND it looks like summer is on its way with some sunshine and warmer temps due! (not before time, our weather has been pretty rubbish this year so far)

Anyway I've used a golden oldie stamp this evening (from High Hopes) 

I inked up this swirly stencil in an effort to look like water, I think it kinda works?

My dotty edge is from a set of new dies from Simply Graphic, I love their little accent pieces.

Thursday 20 May 2021

Chocolate therapy

 Hi all 😁. Can you believe we're heading towards the end of May?! You definitely wouldn't have thought it was nearly summer today, such a drab dark wet and windy day, this time last Year we'd already had a heatwave! 

Anyway, I've dug out a real oldie this evening to send a smile to a fellow chocolate lover - I've checked back on my blog and the last time I used this dude was 2015, but it was already an oldie back then!  (Possibly from Inkadinkado but I wouldn't swear to it)

Sunday 9 May 2021

Cactus birthday

Hi All!   Just a quickie post from me - the sun is shining and I need to tackle some of my weeds... though my neighbour's garden is a total wilderness so mine always looks not too bad in comparison ;)  Our weather has been a bit bonkers all week with mad showers and hail, but I'm hoping to finally get our winter coats away at last, fingers crossed! 

I'm struggling to make any cards at the minute, so any completed one is a result for me!  I love getting an oldie inked up (from Nellie Snellen) - if I was making this again I think I wouldn't have bothered with the leaves in the background.

Star of the show at the minute is my lovely rhododendron which is absolutely beautiful when the sun shines on it, though the blooms don't last very long and it's getting a bit big for the spot it's in

Sunday 2 May 2021

A shoal of fish and some mice

 Hi all!  Happy Sunday and Happy Bank Holiday Monday too!  I love a wee free day off work even if it is due to be a stormy wet day.  Don't think I'll venture out as the shops will be too busy after only opening on Friday, I think I'll hold off till I get my 2nd jab next month.  At least I'm a bit more respectable looking after my haircut this week, I feel like a new woman! 😊

This card uses my new stamps and dies from Simply Graphic;  I found this really old DP that was perfect for it.  I've added some glitter to highlights on the fishes for a bit of sparkle.

I had a tiny bit of this striped DP left over, but it was just enough for what I needed.  I saw someone in blogland doing their sentiment like this, so I can't take the credit for it, but I love the effect!  Mice coloured with watercolour pencils.