Saturday 18 May 2024

Eat Cake All Day

Hello. I just had time to squeeze a quick card in today.
So I went with an easy stamp - one of my all time favourites - and some simple colouring. 


How cute are these little hedgies?
I'm playing along with the AAAColourful challenge, so I've gone for pastel shades on the candles.


Challenge

AAAColourful 



  • penny black stamps - party pooped
  • hero arts sentiment - eat cake all day
  • copics / white gel pen
  • mft - fish tail flag die


Friday 10 May 2024

60 Is Just A Number

Hello. My SIL had a milestone birthday today. She turned 60.
I'm only a few months behind her - how did we get so old ?
Do we have to start behaving like adults now?   :o)

Here's a cozy, room card I made for her, because I've been obsessed with Interior Design Masters.
Anyone else a fan?


These dies are so tiny and fiddly, but I really enjoyed putting them together to make this cozy room.
I used the picture frames to add the 'age' element, and a cute sentiment just to remind her how old she is. Ha Ha!



Challenge


USE DIE CUTS

  • my favorite things die sets - take a seat /fundamental furnishings
                                                  decor & more / potted plants
  • my favorite things - couch potato sentiments
  • mamaelephant - birthday messages


Wednesday 1 May 2024

Recipe For Happiness

 Hello. Today I'm sharing this little chef, who is stirring a bowlful of happiness for my dh's birthday.


I've gone with the yellows and greens of the current AAAColourful Challenge.
The background was distress inked in a couple of shades, and a few water splashes. Do you find that some distress ink colours react better with water than others?  I love how this yellow turned out. 

The chef and his pans were stamped and die cut, coloured with Copics and stuck down with foam tape for some dimension.


Challenge

AAA Colourful Challenge


  • my favorite things - recipe for happiness
  • distress inks -  squeezed lemonade, scattered straw
  • mft die - fundamental furnishings rug
  • copic markers, white gel pen


Thursday 25 April 2024

Run Rabbit Run

Hello.
My youngest grandson turned 2 last week and had a fabulous Peter Rabbit party. 
Here's the birthday card I made for him.


I found this cute, rabbit stamp from the Colorado Craft Company, and it didn't take much to draw on and colour a little blue coat so that my grandson would recognise Peter.

I added a simple background, a balloon and a cute sentiment.


I also added a fun wobble to Peter, which was a big hit with my grandson. 
I've attached a little video below (fingers crossed that it works) or visit my Instagram to see the full effect.



Challenge




  • colorado craft company - rooting for you
  • pinkfresh studio. - diagonal stitch rectangles
  • avery elle  - balloon die
  • mama elephant - birthday messages
  • clearly besotted background stamp
  • copic markers and white gel pen

Saturday 6 April 2024

Today The World Revolves Around You

Hello. Today I'm sharing an 'out of this world' card with you.
I bought this space set for my grandson's card, but here I've given it a more girly feel, and used it for my daughter. It's a great little set.


I used distress ink for a background, splattered with water and white paint. Then my planets, rocket and astronaut were stamped, die cut and coloured with copics. I attached them with foam tape.

I used the colour palette over at the AAA Colourful Challenge. 
This is their second challenge, so if you haven't checked it out yet, pop over there. They have a great DT and lots of inspiration. 


Challenge




  • lawn fawn - out of this world
  • distress ink - shaded lilac
  • copic markers
  • mft rectangle die
  • white gel pen / memento black ink / versafine black ink



 

Sunday 24 March 2024

More Duck Tales

 Hello. Here I am with another ducky Easter card :o)


This is such a cute stamp set, that I had a smile on my face all the time I was making this simple card. Also, it's easy to colour, which is a big tick in my book.

I played around a little with the grass/flower stamp, masking it off and stamping the right side on the left, and the left side on the right  - just so my duck wouldn't cover up those bullrushes.


Taking photos of my cards drives me crazy. 
This little duck is much more yellow/orange in real life!!

Challenge


🌷Spring 🐣

  • time for tea designs - lucky ducks
  • copic markers and white gel pen
  • altenew - maple yellow ink
  • pinkfresh studio - diagonal stitch rectangle
  • avery elle - merriest sentiments


Thursday 21 March 2024

Duck Cards Quack Me Up

Hello. Easter cards are not really a thing here, but I do like to make a couple for family. And I need to get a move on, Easter is early this year.


This cute 'lucky duck' set from Time for Tea Designs was just perfect for what I wanted. I stamped and die cut one of the ducks and used the other little stamps for a background pattern. Can you tell that background is an egg shape?? I'm not sure it's obvious.


Challenge



  • time for tea designs - lucky duck
  • copic markers
  • pinkfresh studio stitch rectangle frame
  • sentiment - avery elle - merriest
  • altnew inks - blush, mango smoothie, sea breeze
  • versa color ink - celadon

Saturday 16 March 2024

Good Vibes Only

Hello. A friend of mine has been ill recently and I wanted a card to cheer her up. 
Rainbows and puppys should do the trick :o)


I've followed the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and used a rainbow where their semi circle is. 
Then, I added a little die cut pup, a heart speech bubble, and that lovely bold sentiment.





  • the stamp market - rainbows and greetings / little rainbow die
  • my favorite things - four legged friends / woof pack
  • copic markers
  • white gel pen


Wednesday 28 February 2024

Love You To The Stars And Back

Hello. Here's an 'out of this world' card I made for my grandson's 3rd birthday.
It's a spinner/slider card and he found it lots of fun.


It's been a while since I made one of these, so I had to head over to YouTube for a demonstration. Then, because I don't have any of the special, little slider discs, I used a couple of pennies and some cut down foam tape and it all works perfectly.


The background was a piece of blue card with added distress inks, splattered with water and white paint. Then I went a bit overboard and stamped some stars with white ink and drew some with a white gel pen.

Challenge

Allsorts  #769

Things That Fly

  • distress inks - faded jeans, salty ocean
  • lawn fawn - out of this world
  • my favorite things - dienamincs surf and turf
  • copics
  • white paint and white gel pen
  • glossy accents on the spaceman's helmet


Saturday 24 February 2024

It's Fiesta Time

Hello. Finally I've found some time to get into my craft room, and I'm excited to be playing along with the new AAAColourful challenge. Congrats to the DT over there - I'm looking forward to having fun and seeing all their fab inspiration.

Here is my card for their first challenge, where they would like to see a rainbow of colours.


I used a strip die to cut my rainbow card, and attached it to a panel with DS tape. Then I added my die cut, and copic coloured pooches with some foam tape.


Challenge

AAA Colourful




  • hero arts - it's fiesta time
  • pinkfresh studio - diagonal stitch rectangle / gradiating stripes
  • copic markers
  • white gel pen

Thursday 8 February 2024

Blow Out All The Candles

 Hello.  This was a tricky card for me. I know it looks simple, but if I'm not using stamps with animals, or people, then I struggle a bit. To help me out I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.


The candles are all die-cuts, stuck together (I used some 'stick it' sheets to make this easier) and then adhered to a card panel, where I had already stamped the centre sentiment.  I just snipped off the excess bit of candle.


I added the scallop piece from a frame die cut, and some glossy accents on those flames.

Challenge


  • concord and 9th - make a wish stamps and dies
  • ecoline real brush pens
  • glossy accents
  • mft dienamics stitched rectangle scallop edge