Friday, 31 January 2020

happy balloons

Hello again
Time is running out on a few challenges, so I made this one this morning using a new to me stamp from DR's Puddy Cat set,
I stamped onto a scrap of paper and clear embossed, then coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers.
The balloons were punched out of scraps, using an old punch that I have had for many years, and I added letter stickers to spell 'happy'
Stamped and embossed the birthday word and attached with mounting tape. I drew the strings with a black pen to look as though they were tied to the cat's tail. I also added a pale watercolour to the white background.

Double Dee - balloons
Creative Inspiration - something new or old (my old punch)

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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Let your dreams take flight

Hello and welcome

Today's card features the beautiful swallowtail butterfly from Satmpin Up. I have used a lovely sparkly EP from Emerald Creek, but it doesn't scan well. I added some colour with Inktense pencils, added a watercolour wash in the background, and then stamped some portions of stamps by Paper Artsy and Indigo Blu. 
The sentiment is from Close to My Heart. 
I edged with a black marker, then layered onto matching coloured card, then onto a black card base

Uniko - cool winter colours
Mod Squad - use an animal, bird, insect or reptile
Allsorts - take flight

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Monday, 27 January 2020

Making a Splash!

Hello and welcome
This is the first time I have used this 'new to me' stamp set which I purchased at our local charity shop. 
It is by 'Acid Drops & Whatnots' which has now closed. 
I found an idea on pinterest and loosely followed it. I coloured with Promarkers,used washi for the decorative strips, and added some sequins for interest.

Get Creative #87 - something new

Friday, 24 January 2020

Cool Cat

Hi everyone.
I have been missing a bit because of family staying from overseas, but managed to complete this card.
I printed the new to me digi (sorry I do not know who the designer is) and coloured with Promarkers,
B336 Cadet Blue,
B528 Blue Pearl
C426 Verdigris
O837 Praline
Y337 Tulip Yellow
I also coloured the frames of the glasses with a sparkly blue pen, but it doesn't show in the scan, and added the message on a hand cut banner tag
I used my Stamplorations die to cut out the white card, offset on to a navy blue card and then onto a white base

Diecut Divas - New things, use die or EF
Paperbabe #10 - a/g
Creative Fingers #177 - a/g
Allys Angels - a/g
Lavinia World #8 - a/g
Allsorts #555 - more than one word
Passion For Promarkers #526- use a tag

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Friday, 10 January 2020


Welcome to my blog today.

This card was inspired by Natasha from her you tube channel
I loved this design and had fun finding suitable stamps to use. I used only 2 shades of watercolour and stamped with Memento 'bamboo leaves' for the flowers and black for the message

CardzTV - a/g
The Cats Pajamas - Spring Forward (I have used spring colours)
Allsorts - pastels

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

So Pretty!

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My card today was made to celebrate the engagement of my nieces eldest twin daughter. Her fiance proposed in Paris which is why I have used s French theme. 
The stamp is from Penny Black "j'aime Paris" and I have used Promarkers to colour
I  have layered onto a DP and then onto a white base card

Penny Black and More - make it feminine
Stamping Sensations - favourite stamp (one of many)
Crafts Galore - a/g
and I have just found that Lets Craft and Create have a challenge for a/g with the option of Love is in the air, so this is most appropriate

Thursday, 2 January 2020

happy birthday bird


Today's card features one of the Crazy Birds that I have not used very much, but he just seemed to suit this design.
My background was made with a piece of blue card and embossed after rubbing my Cracked Pistachio DOX pad over the raised side. I also flicked some gold acrylic paint over for more interest.
I coloured my bird with Promarkers, Y247 and R555, added a diecut 'happy' and printed birthday on my PC

Allsorts - a/g (2)
Creative Knockouts - Celebrations (2)
Mod Squad - make your own patterned paper
Creative Inspiration - Something old (my bird stamp)
Lost Coast - a/g