Sunday 24 April 2022

A biongy bunny!

 Hi all! Sunday evening already, my week off work just flew in!  I managed to hurt my shoulder (on the mend) so it kinda scuppered my To Do List, but sure there was nothing there that wouldn't wait for another day!  We put our days in rightly, we've been blessed with lots of dry sunny weather all week so we'd lots of wee trips out and about.  This week is a short one too as I've Friday booked off to go to Garden Show Ireland, so hopefully the good weather holds!

I recently rediscovered some boingy spring wobble things in my stash so used one on this old bunny from The Cats Pyjamas - I think I bought this stamp back in 2011 and it's been many years since it last saw ink, bad me! 

I added clear gloss to the silver bits on the plane and sparkle to the blue highlights.  Striped DP from MFT.  It needed a wee something to finish it and after a LOT of faffing I added 2 little strips of leftover black card and I think that's it finished now!  Though I'm not overly happy with my colouring on his ears so I might see if I can do something with them!

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #590

Papercraft Challenge #81 - farm animals

Fab'n Funky #549 - feature a creature

Snippets Playground #426 

Sunday 17 April 2022

Happy Easter!

 Hi all, and a very Happy Easter to you!  It was so nice to be able to spend it with some of the family and enjoy a beautiful dinner, especially when you think of the restrictions of the last few years and awful events around the world.  It was a dark damp old day here, hopefully the weather smartens up a bit as I treated myself to the week off work.  I've a few jobs planned but we'll see how that goes 😉

So here's the Easter cards I sent, not very dissimilar to the one I made for Mum a few weeks ago.  This time I stencilled in the grass and clouds, I need to learn to be braver with my stencilling and go a bit heavier on the colour!  I think I made 7 or 8 of these so that was a lot of fussy cutting!!!

And a wee close-up of that cute bunny...

And of course there was plenty of clear gloss and glitter added!

Sweet Stampers #67 - Easter / Spring

Cut It Up #249 - Easter +/or create your own background

As You Like It - floral or cute - I love my floral stamps but looking through my stamp collection I can 100% say I'm definitely in the 'cute' camp! 

Word Art Wednesday #539/540 - anything goes

Sunday 10 April 2022

Sympathy Daisies

 Hi all!  Urgh Sunday evening already. How do the weekends go so fast!  It's a nice short week though as we get Good Friday off work, and Easter Monday and Tuesday too.  So I just had to treat myself to the rest of next week off, it would have been a shame not to 😜. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we'll get a wee day or two out somewhere.

Anyway I've a wee sympathy card this evening, which I have to confess turned out nothing like I'd imagined!  I've used my Penny Black daisies again (sparkle added to the flower centres), Penny Black butterfly die and this pretty DP from an MFT Christmas pack.

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #588

Floral/daisies/blue theme from the mood board over at Sweet Stampin

Penny Black Saturday April - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #537/538 - anything goes 

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Peeking over

 Hi all!  My card today is 100% inspired by a wee jaunt we took up the coast on Sunday to Waterfoot, a lovely beach and a beautiful drive through the hills.  Lots of the little lambs were having a great time racing around and many of the fields are boundaried by fab stone walls.  So the only stamp set I have that had both sheep and stone walls is this oldie from Woodware from 2008! ...

I've actually tried a new technique to me (yes I know it's been around for years!) of inlaying the sentiment - I only used 1 layer of white card beneath the greeting but I'm thinking I should have used 2 to make it pop more.  And I've just noticed I need to tidy up my sentiment, there's a few scraggly ends left from the diecutting.  Critters and wall coloured with polychromos and clear gloss added to their hooves and eyes.  (Ruth's birthday card)

Layout flipped from MFT Wednesday Sketch #587

AAA Birthday #36 - critters

Sweet Stampin - use older stash


Miss Molly had a fab time at the beach sniffing everything in sight.  Doubt she's going to be a swimmer though, she barely got those paws wet (and I wasn't prepared to brave the cold ocean for a paddle to tempt her in!). Glad to say though she was exhausted after her trip and slept all the way home and most of the evening too!

Saturday 2 April 2022

Sympathy fuchsias

 LOL I had to check that's actually how you spell fuchsia!! It's one of those words that never looks right no matter what letters you use! 

My mojo has been on the missing list this past while, this is the first I've lifted my pencils for well over a week ☹️ but I reckon if I keep at it some spark will reappear!  

I've pulled out an oldie from Clearly Besotted for this one and this scrap of purple striped paper has been knocking round my stash for a while too...

As You Like It - recycle or buy new - that's a tough one!  I do love my new stash but sometimes it's just nice to pull out an old favourite and use leftovers up!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes

Addicted to Stamps #426 - make your mark

Word Art Wednesday #537/538 - anything goes