Thursday, 27 June 2013

Rock Dog

Last week I came across this fabulous image from Birdie Brown.
Isn't he the cutest? 
And  just perfect for 'guy' cards.
Rockin' Doggie is a generous freebie from Torico,
and if you're really quick, you can use him to enter her June challenge (closes on Saturday).

My doggy is coloured with Copics and then fussy cut.
Before I attached him with foam pads I used a little, ball point tool on the back, 
which helped to give him a more rounded shape.

Birdie Brown -  June Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS - Teenager

  • Digi Image, Rockin' Doggie from Birdie Brown
  • DP - Kaisercraft, La-di-da
  • Memory Box Alphabet Dies
  • Copics

Monday, 24 June 2013

Take me home, country roads.

Hi there, how are you all?
Hope you've got your brollies and macs out - 
you know thunderstorms are on the way when Wimbledon starts!

I have finally managed to get some time in my craft room,
but my mojo seems to have deserted me.

Here's a card for my daughter, Maria, who moved house at the weekend. 

I had another play with negative die cuts, using a circle nestie and some clouds.
Sorry about the shocking photo, it's very gloomy today. 
You might just be able to make out the clouds -
bonus points for spotting the little one :-)
Also, the letters are cut from metallic card, which is very pretty IRL   :-)

Cupcake Craft - Not for Flowers
My Mum's Craft Shop - Dies, Dies, Dies
The Hobby House - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings

Digi DP - Echo Park, Country Drive
Nestie Circle Die
Memory Box Puffy Clouds and  Alphabet Dies.
DCWV Tres Chic Cardstock

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A father carries pictures where his money used to be!

Morning everyone - hope you're having a good week.
The weather here has turned a bit blustery, but it's weirdly warm!

We have been excited for the last few weeks, watching our resident blackbird hatch 5 little chicks.
Looking through the binocs this morning, the nest is completely empty :-(    So gutted!
Hopefully she will build a nest somewhere else and try again.

On a lighter note   :-)    it's Father's Day this weekend.
Do you have any plans?
Here's the card I made for my Dad.

Negative die cuts seem to be popular right now, so I gave it a try. 
I used a circle nestie die to cut into my DP and placed my sentiment behind it. 
I really like the way it turned out. 
It makes me want to experiment with my other dies.

The cute image is a freebie from Birdie Brown.
He is coloured with Copics, and a touch of Glossy Accents on his glasses. 
Then cut out and attached with foam pads.

Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys!
The Pink Elephant - Father's Day Theme

Lexi's Creations - Father's Day or Special Male Birthday
Make it Monday - Any Papercraft

  • Birdie Brown Digi, DIY Dad
  • Copics and Glossy Accents
  • Digi Papers - Granny Enchanted Teal Lime Kit
  • Circle Nestie Die
  • Sentiment made on my comp.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Happy Everything

It's my dd, Annabel's birthday today and what a lovely day we've had.
Her b/f took her to Bamburgh for the weekend and they called in on their way home.
We sat in the garden,with our Pimms, and had a lovely lunch of butterflied, rosemary lamb
 with greek salad and tzatziki.
Here's the card I made for her.

 My starting point was the ribbon - Annabel's favourite, 
and I knew I had to use one of my Uptown Girl stamps.
I coloured her with Copics and some glamour dust, then cut her out 
and used foam pads to add some dimension.


I've just realised we didn't take one single pic of us, or our lunch!
Duh!!  But Annabel did snap this one of her dog Ollie, with our Suzie.

ABC - O for Open (Anything Goes)
Allsorts - Here Come The Girls
Hobby House - NEW monthly challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - NEW weekly challenge - Anything Goes

  • Stamping Bella, Posh has a Present
  • Copics and Glamour Dust
  • Grosgrain Wide Ribbon
  • 6 x  6 On The Edge, Petal Point Card Blank
  • Sentiment Stamp, Stampin' Up
  • DPs Pink Petticoat, Brocade and Apples.