Saturday, 10 April 2021

Wishing You a Cosy Christmas

I've had very little time to craft over the past few weeks and I don't see it changing in the coming weeks, however, I did manage to grab some time to do some simple colouring...


I've used a stamp set by Clearly Besotted called Cosy Christmas, did a bit of masking for the stocking and coloured with Prisma pencils.  

Its very simple in its design but I think it adds to the charm and will suffice until I can sit down and craft for a few hours rather than minutes stolen here and there.


The sentiment is from the same set.

Challenges

CASology - Comfort (I find a roaring fire offers comfort during the cold)
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Flames or Fire
Krafty Chicks - Christmas 
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes





































Saturday, 27 March 2021

I'm All Ears!

A simple Easter card ready to wing its way to University as my youngest son has finally gone back after a two week Christmas break turned into a three month holiday *sigh...


Ya gotta keep it real and cool when kids are at University... its funny isn't it how a card can embarrass them but damn they're not too old for a chocolate parcel, hmm!

For this card I used a very old wooden stamp from Penny Black called Bun Bun and combined it with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.


Coloured with Prisma pencils after stamping the image with Ink on 3 so I could do my favourite no line colouring.

The ladies at As You Like it would like to know what our favourite Springtime critters are and mine is bunnies,..  chocolate Lindt ones are a real favourite *wink, wink!

Challenges

As You Like It - Favourite Springtime Critter (bunnies)
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All About Occasions
As You See It - Easter
Make My Monday - Clean and Simple










 

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Spring Greetings

First day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere - yippee, best day of the year :)

I have a card that celebrates Spring...


I fell in love with this stamp called Cottontail Wishes from Taylored Expressions latest release.  I'm a sucker for bunnies around this time of year.


I've coloured him with Prism pencils and used the accompanying die.  

This card is a little bit different for me...


HE SWINGS!

The design of the stamp absolutely screamed to be swinging so that is what I did... its not perfect by any means as I had to cut and line everything up by eye. 

Being a single parent for many years, I never afforded myself the luxury of chasing the latest dies so even now if I can make do... I will and it makes you feel cock-a-hoop when it works.

I rather like my imperfect aperture complete with an adorable bunny, I wouldn't mind sitting there with him!

Challenges

Uniko - Signs of Spring
Inkspirational - Fur or Feathers (Fur)
Inspired By - Bunny Roll
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Time Out - Different 















































Thursday, 18 March 2021

Say What

A fun  birthday card made especially for my father-in-law who I haven't been able to see for over a year as he's in my brother-in-laws bubble and my parents are in ours.


I've used Whimsy Stamps Wonky Donkey set as I love the sentiments and the three fabulously funny donkeys.


He's been coloured using Prisma pencils and he looks awesome with his Elvis quiff lol. 

I thought the donkey would be saying all these quotes having discovered someones age and it leads nicely to the inside which reads... you're as old as dirt :)


Darn Tootin' just look at that toothy grin and I definitely didn't want him sporting pearly whites so they've been grubbied up a bit to add to his character.

The star was cut using a Spellbinders die to create a stencil and I used Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn and Old Paper finished with black and white paint splatters and pencil detail.

Challenges

Perfectly CAS - Birthday
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday (no topping) 
































Saturday, 6 March 2021

Mother's Day Wishes

A simple and quick Mother's Day card, I can't believe its next weekend... 


 
I've used a Visible Image stamp coloured in with pink, dark blue, purple and lilac zig watercolour pens and spritzed with water and left to soak into the non watercolour paper... not the greatest fan of that pesky bumpy paper.



Using a make-up sponge I applied some Versamark to the tips of the butterfly then heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder... she's one for the bling.

This card is so far away from my comfort zone and if I hated doing the front I included an insert in my most loathed colour... PURPLE *shudders.

The sentiment is a mash-up of Lawn Fawn and WPlus9.  I also added in the apostrophe in Mother's after I'd taken the photograph, looks a bit weird on screen without it.

Challenges

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Cards 4 Galz - Mother's Day UK or For a Special Lady
Watercooler Wednesdays - Marsha's All Occasions

































Saturday, 20 February 2021

Love

Just a quick post today to share the card I made for Valentine's Day...


Pretty simple as always... I used Joyful Heart Bears from MFT 


I've used Ink on 3 to achieve a no-line pencil colouring using my Prismas.  



The sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs as well as the hearts and to finish I added a little shading underneath the bear.

Challengs

Happy Little Stampers - CAS Love is in the Air
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Valentines or Mothers Day 
Double D - Anything with a Heart



 



















































Saturday, 13 February 2021

Sending Mother's Day Wishes

Todays card is based around the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches...


I started with the daisy border from Stamplorations inked in hickory smoke Distress Oxide.

I used an ombre effect with mustard seed and carved pumpkin to the 'Sending' die cut to compliment the butterfly.

The rest of the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.


The butterfly is from Butterfly Trio by Penny Black and I've stamped it onto vellum and heat embossed with black detail embossing powder.

On the reverse and on the front I've gently blended shades of yellow, orange and red Prisma pencils and used a small amount of red liner tape just under the fat part of his body to adhere to the card.

One down, one more to go.

Challenges

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch by Narelle
Watercooler Wednesday - Tristan's All About Occasions
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Flower, Butterflies or Birds