Saturday, 23 October 2021

Frightful Birthday

Well hello... I've finished my husbands second birthday card that will come from my son, yep as always its a nod to All Hallows...

This card came together quite quickly as I'd got a clear idea in my head of how I wanted it to look and its pretty much there.

The cute ghosty and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs and everything else is from Tim Holtz.

I started by mixing texture paste with Distress Oxide hickory smoke and roughly laying it through the stencil.

I coloured the ghost with Prisma pencils, embossed the sentiment with white onto black cardstock and cut out the dies adding black sparkle to the bats.

Hopefully this year we'll have a few little ones trick or treating and no matter what we'll be carving pumpkins and adding a few spooky friends to the front of the house, if only to make passerby's smile :)


The Dream Factory - Ghostbusters
Seize the Birthday - Use a Stencil
Two Old Bats - Halloween Inspiration Photo
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with a Stencil

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Happy Birthday Bunny

A week off work... YAY!

Albeit I spent most of it cleaning, typical eh.  However, I did manage to get one card done for my husbands birthday and another one as a working progress.

Obviously you all recognise this bunny from Colorado Craft Company and as my regular followers know my husbands birthday is on the 31st October and I always like to add a nod to Halloween.

In this case the colours are muted and the balloon is a nice pumpkin orange.  I added the sentiment and a bit of shading to ground him, its pretty basic but its been so long I decided to ease myself into crafting by doing what I love the most... simple no-line colouring.


Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
AAA Cards - Celebrate
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All About Occasions


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Crystal Art Flowers

Just a quick post to share a non card project I made for my Mom's birthday...

A few birthdays ago I made a tiger for my step-dad and my Mom was rather smitten so I set about making a more feminine piece and we both love peonies :)

Its very sparkly and hopefully the angle above shows some of the shimmer catching the light.

The ladies at As You Like It are challenging us this month to show them 'Your Favourite Non Card Project'

I rarely get chance to do any form of crafting these days but having a crystal art project on the go allows me to grab five minutes here and there building up the picture while I drink my coffee. 

Anyway I've got a few birthdays coming up and Christmas is fast approaching so hopefully I'll be back with a few cards soon :)

Monday, 20 September 2021

I'm Back... With a Cupcake

Hello there, its been awhile since I've uploaded anything to my blog but last week I finally had a day without work and the dreaded chores so I made this...

I normally stay well clear of cupcake stamps (we don't get along), although I adore baked cupcakes - who doesn't? 

But this huge cupcake from Colorado Craft Company looked too good to resist, imagine being given this as a treat, oh yes!

I used Ink on 3 to stamp the image direct to the card base and spent quite a few hours colouring with Prisma pencils.

The sentiment is from the same set just stamped in black Versafine and this card is heading to University with my youngest next week.


Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's All About Occasions
Addicted to Stamps - Any Occasion
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday (no toppings)

Saturday, 24 July 2021

There is No One I Love More Than You

Hello, its been awhile...

My husband asked me to make a card for a work colleague to give his wife on there anniversary and after a few WhatsApp messages I had an idea of what I was aiming for...

Unfortunately I took this photo and sent the card on its way before actually uploading the images and for some strange and unknown reason it looks a little blue. 

I so need to fix my DSLR... can't use this compact camera at all.

Now I have to confess, this is way too soppy for me... I prefer a little more cheek!

Right then, the image is from Altenew called Precious Peonies and stamped with Ink on 3 and coloured with Prisma pencils.

I'm definitely not as confident with colouring flowers as I am with cute animals, hey ho practise makes perfect.

The sentiment is from My Favourite Things just stamped with hickory smoke and spun sugar Distress Oxides.


Uniko - Flowers 
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All About Occasions
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
Allsorts - Feminine/For a Lady 

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Happy Anniversary

 Urgh, Covid 19 is playing havoc with my hours at work, I've still no time to craft as I'm pulling double shifts and then some to cover self-isolating colleagues.  At the moment I stamp one day and spend several days colouring the images so I can at least post something.

Today its an anniversary card for my in-laws next week...

This sweet image is from Rachelle Anne Miller stamped in Ink on 3 so I could do a no-line colouring with my Prisma pencils.

The sentiment is from Tracey Hey and a little random heart to eek up the love :)


Krafty Chicks - All Occasions 

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Let's Celebrate You

Rainbows are a bit popular this month so I had a play using the colours but not the shape...

This sentiment was a ARGH moment 90 minute battle... would you believe I did it perfectly on copier paper first time, on a positive note I have lots of scraps of cardstock left over for my small images, pfft!

Everything is from a variety of MFT stamp sets, the sentiment was done colouring the stamp in rainbow shades of Zig Clean Color pens then spritzing with water and praying you don't get dozens of muddy/fuzzy/sparse yous!

The mouse has been masked off to include the balloons then coloured with Prisma pencils.

Normally I ground my images but I felt this fella needed to look like he was as light as the balloons.

The ladies at As You Like It would like to know what style we prefer, CAS or fully fancy... surprise, surprise I prefer CAS... can't do faff as I make it look naff :) 


The Rainbow Card Challenge - Radically Rainbow
Use Your Stuff - Rainbows on a Project
Daisy Chain - Cute Animals
As You Like It - CAS or Fully Fancy