Tuesday, 26 May 2020

LLAMA LOVE

Hello

Rainbows have become a common sight on my dog walk.
Rainbow pictures are in people's windows, chalked on pavements, and painted on fences.
They definitely lift the spirits and make me smile.
So, how could I resist the rainbow challenge at 



My 'rainbow' is in the form of brightly coloured rolls.
Not a complete rainbow I know, but my llama was already struggling under the weight - a few bundles even tumbled off!
:-)




mft - llama love
copic markers / zig clean colour real brush markers


Sunday, 24 May 2020

PARTY ANIMAL

Hello

I had some help from my assistant this morning.
All sequins were checked for quality control ;-)


For my card, I played along at


I do love these cute little stamps, cos they allow me to do a minimal amount of colouring. 
Then I only have to worry about where to put those tricky white highlights!





mft - party animals coloured with copics
mft - fishtail flag die

Friday, 22 May 2020

SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU

Hello

Inspiration doesn't usually come quickly to me,
but when I saw this week's 
these little, sitting, bunnies popped straight into my head.
I'm glad they did, cos they are kinda cute.


I was inspired by the simple layout of the chairs on the inspiration photo, 
and I tried to replicate the colours as closely as I could.




supplies
mft stamps - sweet somebunny coloured with copics



Sunday, 17 May 2020

THE DRINKS ARE ON ME

Hello

Here's my card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.


A simple card, right? 
But my brain was elsewhere and I managed to make several annoying, little mistakes.
First off, after I stuck down the cocktails, I realised they were way off centre - I tried to fix it by trimming the panel down a little, but it's still what my eye is drawn to.
Then I dropped the star stamp, so ended up having to stamp a few more than I wanted.
Finally, I stuck my panel down a little to the left. I definitely have a habit of doing that though.
Hey ho!



clearly besotted - raise a glass
sentiment - mama elephant, labeled messages
stars - winnie and walter, big bang confetti
inks - altenew, fuchsia, baby pink, lime, fresh lemon.tide blue




Tuesday, 12 May 2020

A TRIO OF BLOOMS

Hello

My inspiration today came from a duvet cover I saw online
  (picture at the end of this post)
It's from Orla Kiely, who does the most amazing retro graphic prints.
I spent an age drooling over her designs.


With just a little trimming of my die cuts, I got the effect I was aiming for,
and the sentiment strip covers up the worst of the joins.

For some added interest, the blooms were all popped up with foam tape.


This is definitely a card I can see myself making again with different colour combinations.

Inspiration picture


Challenge

Addicted to CAS


supplies
mft - sketchy flowers
mama elephant - birthday messages
altenew inks - lime / wisteria / hydrangea / ultraviolet


Monday, 11 May 2020

JUST MY TYPE

Hello.

Eek! It's been almost a month since my last post.
This card took me forever... 
I've totally forgotten how to craft   :-)


I started out with the CAS(E) this Sketch,
but I don't have a star die, and my brain could not work out how to draw a star, so I swapped it for a circle :-)

The circle is stamped with polka dots, embossed with clear powder and then inked - so it does add some texture to the card.


supplies
typewriter - hero arts
inks - altenew - fuchsia, baby pink, sea breeze, turqouise
 itsy bitsy polka dots background stamp - mft
balloons - clearly besotted - make a wish

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

HEART BOKEH

Hello

Today I've tried out a bokeh background, for the Less is More challenge.
I've done this before with circles, but this was my first time using hearts..
isn't it pretty?


Firstly, I inked up a card panel with distress oxide, fading it towards the centre.
Then, I die cut a little heart into a piece of scrap card.
Using this as my stencil, I sponged the heart randomly, with pink shades and white ink.



To finish I inked up a sentiment and popped it up on foam tape.




small heart die
distress ink - worn lipstick, pickled raspberry
white ink
mama elephant - labeled messages


Sunday, 12 April 2020

RAINBOW WISHES

Hello.

Sending some rainbow, get well wishes,
for anyone that needs them right now.


You can't really tell from this photo, 
but those fish tail flags are popped up on foam tape,
so IRL the card has more dimension.

Challenge



supplies
mft - stitched rectangle scallop edge die, fish tail flags
distress ink - tumbled glass, twisted citron, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, pickled raspberry
leaf die from the works
sentiment - clearly besotted, time to relax




Wednesday, 8 April 2020

CELEBRATE WITH CAKE

Hello

I have a box of, oh so pretty, lace and ribbon - 
and every so often, I get it out just to look through it,
but it rarely gets used on my cards anymore.

Maybe some clever crafter can make it fashionable again.

Here, I've used the smallest, snippet on a die-cut tag


Challenge



supplies
Hero Arts - birthday cake layering, white embossing powder
Avery Elle - postage stamp die
SugarPea Designs - eyelet die
Copic Markers

Monday, 6 April 2020

WITH SPRINKLES ON

Hello

It was our eldest, daughter's birthday yesterday.
And it was so strange not being able to visit her, to have a party, or even hug her.
She is a cardiac physiologist at Leeds Hospital
and is working hard to take care of her patients and stay safe.

STAY HOME :  PROTECT THE NHS : SAVE LIVES


I stamped and die-cut the ice-creams and lollies, and popped them up on a card panel.
For the background, I went a little crazy, and stamped the sprinkles everywhere!
You can never have too many sprinkles, right?

Challenge


***Anything Goes***

supplies
SugarPea Designs - Summer Scoop
Inks - Altenew, Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Maple Yellow,
Magenta, Lime
Versacolor Ink - Cyan, Cocoa
VersaMark
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder


Monday, 30 March 2020

ITCHING TO SEE YOU

Hello

I can't seem to concentrate on much at the moment, 
so for inspiration I've turned to my favourite sketch challenge,



I found this a tricky sketch,
 but thought I couldn't go wrong with a pop of bright yellow and a puppy :o)


supplies
mft - 4 legged friends with flowers from 'sow much cuteness'
copic markers