Saturday 22 April 2023

Cards for Alison & Ben

 Hi all!  I've a couple of cards to share this evening.  I've never really enjoyed making special request cards, and as I get older I seem to enjoy it less!  Anyway, here they are.

This one uses some of my new Penny Black stamps, various dies, and a stencilled background.  I did have it all planned out, then my spacing kinda went awry when I was sticking it down and ended up running out of room!  Grrrrrr.  That 'N' on her name really annoys me, I hadn't even realised it was so wonky until it was well stuck and then there was no shifting it

Addicted to Stamps #444 - any occasion 
Creatalicious #257 - stencil

For this one, I was told the wee boy liked tractors or anything with wheels.  I don't have any tractor stamps, so a bicycle it was!  This is an oldie from Lili of the Valley.  It was a struggle as well, I always find it so difficult to colour this one!

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #582
Word Art Wednesday #591/592 - anything goes 
Crafty Calendar April - die cuts

I have to confess though, I looked at this card for a while and figured it needed a wee something, so ended up sticking some stars on and I'm much happier with it!

And finally (this is a long post tonight!), here's a photo of our lovely dandelions!  I don't know if it was our mild winter or constant wet weather but they have been amazing this Spring!  Every road verge and field round us are absolutely covered in them!!

Sunday 16 April 2023

Pretty florals

Hi all!  I've been eyeing these pretty stamps from penny Black (the 'Cherished' collection) for a while and finally caved and bought them... and I'm so glad I did!   My little die cut panel (from I think Simply Graphic) wasn't quite long enough for what I wanted, so I sliced it and added an extra strip from a 2nd panel at the bottom... I think I got away with it.  Couldn't get a decent photo though, my pink base isn't just as zingy in real life as it looks here!

Colour theme from MFT Colour Challenge #209
Fab'n Funky #570 - use die cuts
Word Art Wednesday #591/592 - anything goes 
Snippets Playground #452 - my little butterfly was cut from the leftover after cutting my semicircle 
Layout inspired by Try Stampin on Tuesday #602

Haven't shared a photo of Molly for a while, so here she is in our local park, her absolute favourite place!  She's off to the groomers on Wednesday so hopefully she'll come back cleaner than she looks here!  She point blank refuses to look at the camera, especially when there are squirrels to be found!!!!

Tuesday 11 April 2023

A dotty doggy

 Hi all!  Oh brrrrr, where did Spring go?!!! Such a cold wet and windy evening, I hope Joe Biden has brought his big coat as he's going to be foundered when he arrives!

Anyway, here's a wee quickie using an old Wags and whiskers stamp and my new stencil from Creative Depot... Coloured with polychromos and clear gloss added to the balloon and his nose.

CAS on Friday #254 - dots
Cut it Up #275 - begins with B - balloon
Make My Monday #198 - frame it
Stamping Sensations April - anything stamped with CAS option

Friday 7 April 2023

Hoppy Easter

Hi all! Such a beautiful bright sunny Spring day today!  A good day to get busy!  Both the spade and lawnmower made it out today so the garden's nice and tidy.  Poor Molly didn't escape either... dog showered, towels washed and bedding all lovely and clean too!  Definitely ready for a sit down this evening!  And as per usual, it was spent last minute making...

Layout from Try Stampin on Tuesday #601
Get Creative 120 - Springtime blues
Crafty Calendar April - die cuts
As You Like It - dies or gems - I prefer gems as they're nice and flat and have this little dispenser with every colour I would ever need 

Saturday 1 April 2023

Pastel birthday

Happy April!  Hopefully a drier month than March, it felt like it rained almost every single day!  Our garden is a sodden mess, I'd love to get out and get weeding and planting but it would need a few dry days first!
Anyway, I'm here this evening with another cutie from the set I bought from Creative Depot and the stencil is from them also.  Coloured with polychromos and clear sparkle added to her hat band and the flower centre.

The stencilling didn't show up great in the photo, so here's a different angle...

Layout from MFT Sketch Challenge 639
Colour theme MFT Colour Challenge #208
Fab'n Funky #569 - lots of layers