Monday, 27 April 2015

Feel Better Amigo

Hello :-)
Just a quick post from me today, with a simple, get well card.

I guess when I made this card, I had that new MISTI tool in my head.
It's designed to make placing and lining up your stamps even easier, but,
as I don't have the budget for one right now, I  had to stamp my arrows by eye.
They have a little slant on them, but that's all part of the handmade look - right ??

Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple
Simon Says - Clean and Simple
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes

Huge thanks to everyone that's left a comment recently.
 I do appreciate each and every one of them.
Right now, I'm travelling a round trip of 180 miles to visit family and try to find a house, 
and this weekend both my parents ended up in  hospital !!
So, I'm struggling to find the time to reply, but I will get round to you all eventually ;-)

Mama Elephant, 3 Amigos, coloured with Copics.
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders and Rectangle.
Clearly Besotted Sentiment - Time To Relax
Inks - VersaColor, Baby Blue, Cyan, Camelia.  Memento, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Hola Amigo

Decisions, decisions !!
It seems likely that our stuff will have to go into storage.
That means,  I am only allowed one art box to keep with me - 
and it's filling up fast!

I made this super, quick card with a few supplies, that are so versatile,
they  will defintiely make it into the box.

On a stitched rectangle I die-cut a balloon shape. 
Then I popped a balloon, cut from my dp, back into the space,
and added the hillside border.

I die-cut my 'Amigo', coloured him with Copics and popped him up on foam pads.
I gave him a jaunty top hat and used a black fineliner to draw the balloon string.

My base card was covered with dp, and I attached the panel with foam pads.

Finally I scattered on a few sequins and gems.


Less Is More - Up, Up and Away
Allsorts - Quick & Easy

Mama Elephant - 3 Amigos
Clearly Besotted - Make A Wish
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle and Hillside Borders Dies
Echo Park DP - Bundle of Joy, Dots & Stripes, Boy & Girl

Friday, 17 April 2015

...but I don't own a cat!

Eek!  Things are getting a bit crazy here.
We have had an offer on the house already and, I don't want to jinx it,
but things are moving quickly.
Which means lots of clearing out and packing, and not much time for crafting.

I did get chance to make this CAS card for my dd Maria,
who has just moved into a new home.

 I made a little front room scene with some die-cut stamps, and added a cat :-)
Ha ha!  Maria doesn't actually have a cat, but I know she'd love to get one, or two ;-)


The Card Concept - Photo Inspration. CAS Style.
Crafty Creations - Seeing Spots
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Lawn Fawn - Stitched rectangles and Hillside Borders.
Clearly Besotted - Time To Relax, Shine Bright, Home Sweet Home
Inks - VersaColour, Magenta / Cyan
Little Claire's Designs - Silhouette Cats (fussy cut)
DP - was a scrap from a magazine freebie.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

La Di Da Birthday

Morning everyone.
I have just about recovered from the long weekend,
and my daughter's birthday celebrations.

Here's the card I made her.
I went for bright and girly, with plenty of glitter.

I love this big, bold sentiment stamp from Winnie & Walter,
which I stamped  in lime green and embossed with clear powder.

Then I die-cut, and coloured those cute elephants, and popped them up on foam pads.
I mounted the panel onto some gorgeous, glittery paper.

I was a little worried about adding those stars in black ink,
but I think they turned out perfectly. 
With all that glitter and the bright colours anything else would have been just too much.

Penny Black & More - Birthdays
The Paper Players - To Die For
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

DP -  Kaiser Craft - La Di Da
WPlus9 Unforgettable (elephant coloured with Copics and a touch of a glitter pen)
Winnie & Walter - Big, Bold & Party
VersaColor Inks - Orchid, Lime, Heliotrope
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die