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.

Challenges

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.

Challenges

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 :)

Challenges

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 :) 

Challenges

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 











Monday, 31 May 2021

BIG Birthday Wishes

Earlier this week I saw the new challenge at Color Throwdown and my heart sang at the colours and the absolute winner... it was full of cats!

I also noticed a few other challenges were encouraging us to use slimline cards so I've combined a few and this is what I made...


Its true, I'm a sucker for cats and this little fella is from Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee coloured with Prisma pencils and fussy cut out.


The only pop of yellow on the whole card comes from his bunch of balloons and he's swooping down in front of some stencilled clouds from MFT in hickory smoke Distress Oxide.


The sentiment is from MFT die cut from black cardstock, positioned and glued onto the panel using a ruler as a guide.


To finish my ballooning kitty I added three Memory Box die cut clouds, one raised with foam and the others left flat and later on this year he'll be ready for my sons birthday because he's too cute to go to anyone else :) 

Challenges

Color Throwdown - Inspiration Photo
Just Add Ink - Slimline
Freshly Made Sketches - A Sketch by Jen T 
The Dream Factory - A Street Cat Named Bob 































Saturday, 29 May 2021

Father's Day Pop Art

Every superhero has to have a little pop art...


I had a blast making this and once I got going I just ran with it.

Firstly I hand drew the pop art star burst onto copier paper and cut around the lines with a knife and ruler to tidy it up.

Then with the newly cut mask I used blueprint sketch Distress Oxide and Altenew halftone squares to stamp the fun Roy Lichtenstein effect of faded dots (psst, that bit took 3 attempts... shhh!). 

There are missed bits and slight overlapping but it adds to the effect and to make it pop (pun intended) even further I outlined the star with a black Sharpie.


Next I cut the 'happy' die twice, once from white inked in mustard seed Distress Oxide and once from black cardstock for the drop shadow.    

I played about having it sitting straight or wonky, my inner perfectionist was howling at me to put it straight and use the ruler but I resisted that urge and instead put the Father's Day sentiment straight.


The caped crusader is from Clearly Besotted as is the little 'you're super' speech bubble.

Challenges

Just Us Girls - Wild Week Spots and/or dots
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
Cardz 4 Guyz - Create Your Own Background
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies (hero & happy) 























 











Saturday, 22 May 2021

Butterfly Duo

I'm still snatching moments of crafting and as a result they're very simple cards, like this one...


This card will end up being sent to my MIL who bizarrely likes the colour purple... meh! so I took inspiration from the new challenge at Color Hues.


The butterfly is by Penny Black and I've stamped it twice and coloured with Prisma pencils.  The sentiment is from an MFT set, name escapes me... its my age!  I've simply embossed it in bright gold, I know it looks dull as dish water but blame the wonderful UK weather for that blip!


Just to finish off and purely because my MIL is also a magpie I added some sparkle and a little shading underneath to appease myself  :)

Challenges

Color Hues - Purple and Teal
Perfectly CAS - Repeat Stamping
CASology - Outside
Watercolour Wednesday - Cathy's All Occasions