Sunday 30 July 2023

Cards for Anna and Charlie

 Hi all! Sunday evening already! Though we had a good weekend at our town festival watching Punch & Judy, magicians, trapeze artists, musicians and then today at a food and craft event, which we ate our way round LOL. We managed to miss the showers but yesterday afternoon must have been a total washout as the rain was torrential.  It feels like we haven't had a dry day since mid-June!!  On the bright side, I guess it's good crafting weather! 

I've another couple of special requests, but I love making kids cards so I enjoyed making these.

First up is this cutie from Lili of the Valley - coloured with polychromos with a sunburst stencil added to the background.  These little Penny Black butterfly dies were definitely a good purchase as I use them all the time when a card needs a wee something.

Next up is this birthday bear from Penny Black.  I added gloss and chunky glitter to his hat and finer glitter to the ribbon.  Brick stencil for the background.

Wednesday 26 July 2023

Some special request cards for Jennifer, Ruth and Myrtle

 Hi all.  I'm here this evening with some special request cards, which you know I love to make.  Not. 😉

So first up, a Ruby Anniversary card.  I knew my stamps would be too big for all the words I needed to add so had my first go at printing a sentiment after designing it in Canva.  If I was making it again I might print it a tad smaller.  Penny Black stamp, coloured with polychromos, and popped up on foam pads

(For my own records I made one the same as Jennifer's card for Alan + Alison)

Next, a wedding card.  This Lili of the Valley stamp does all the hard work - I just added a sparkly heart and strip and some clear gloss to the roses.

And finally, and I think this one's my favourite, an 80th birthday, using another Penny Black stamp.  This took quite a bit of faffing and this is actually version #3! Thankfully I've learnt my lesson about not sticking things down till I'm happy 🤣

Sunday 16 July 2023

Snow dude in purple

 What?! Two cards in two days! It's well seen it was another indoorsy-type of day here!! Though I definitely shouldn't complain when you see the extreme weather all round the world on TV. It's all a bit scary. 

I've another Christmas card for the pile while my Creative Depot set was on my table.  Stripey blue DP from My Favorite Things.  Coloured with polychromos and large glitter crystals added to his hat. I also went over my purple die cuts and his scarf with my clear glitter pen, you can never have too much sparkle on a Christmas card! 

Layout from MFT sketch #654

Colour theme also from MFT Colour Challenge #215

Cardz for Guys #326 - Christmas in July

Addicted to Stamps #450 - dies +/or stencils

Saturday 15 July 2023

Pink Polar bear

I figured seeing as our weather was being so un-summery I'd get another card into my Christmas stash.  This is only #3, so I'm just a tad behind schedule 😉

I've my bear from Creative Depot out again - there were a few images in this set so I'm hopeful the one set will do all my festive makes for the year.  I'm also on a mission to use up some of my coloured card, thus the pink theme!  Stencil was from a Simon Says Stamp set.  Flower gems added to the centre of the glittery snowflakes to give them a bit of zing; glitter to the little present ribbon and clear gloss added to his nose and footpads.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #594

Snippets Challenge #458 - my snippet is the white card for my bear - when I cut A4 card to make this this square size I always have leftovers that I keep and is handy for small images or die cutting 

Christmas with the Cuties #71 - fur or feathers

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - shimmer and shine

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Silly Seagulls!

 Hi all! I've a few days off now for the Twelfth holidays and treated myself to Friday too, yippee!  Here's hoping the weather wises up a bit, it has been so showery and un-summer like!  Having said that, we had the most terrific thunderstorm on Sunday, I've never heard thunder so loud!  Wee Molly was fine for most of it but one HUGE rumble scared her a bit.

Anyway, here this evening with an old MFT set.  I hadn't intended to add the clouds but got a bit over eager with my blending and needed a cover up 😉. The sentiment is a really old Lili of the Valley postmark set that hasn't seen ink for a while.  Remember the good old days when you went on your holidays and had to send postcards to all your family! I couldn't tell you the last time I got one thanks to Facebook and WhatsApp! 


Inspired By  - sea decor
Word Art Wednesday #603/604 - anything goes 

Sunday 2 July 2023

Ruth's Birthday card

 Hi all!  I'm trying to get back in the way of making cards (instead of faffing about on Facebook and the internet!) and the weather has been a bit rubbish this past while so I don't have the garden as an excuse!  Hopefully those few lovely weeks in June will come back again! 

So here's my card for this evening, it will probably be my card to my sister.  I've used this little girl from Creative -Depot, coloured with polychromos and clear gloss + glitter added to the flower centre - I might gloss up the petals to make it pop a bit. 

Layout from CASEing Tuesday #414
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes 
Colour theme from MFT Colour Challenge #214
As You Like It - plain or patterned papers - i used to have a huge stash of patterned papers but find myself more and more drawn to plain colours now, especially as my style is much more CAS than it used to be.  I much prefer to add stencilling or embossing instead.