Friday, 30 April 2021

Christmas again


Another card for the Christmas box and another entry for the Spring into Christmas blog hop
I diecut the snowman from white card and layered onto a red card base. I then added some black buttons and the bird's eye with Enamel Accents I drew around the edge with a white Sharpie and filled in to make the design as per a suggestion by Natasha Foote
(BYSHC) hop - spring into  Christmas (2nd entry

Monday, 26 April 2021

Christmas Wishes

Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well
My card today follows the sketch from Sketch Saturday
I have used a New Zealand made stamp of a pohutukawa blossom, which is better  known as our New Zealand Christmas tree, as it blooms at Christmas time and is a stunning sight, usually found in coastal areas. I highlighted the ends with red Kindyglitz, which doesn't show so well in the scan.I also trimmed some sparkly washi tape to edge the sentiment which was stamped with Brilliance, I think the colour is called red gold
BYSHC - Spring into Christmas hop

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Lets Squash It #7


Hello all and welcome
This is one of the cards that I have made for Mother's Day, which is May 9th in our country
I have specifically made it for the 'Lets Squash It challenge' where we have been asked for 3 embossing folders and a person.
I cut my background piece and inserted a dotty one in the gap so that it would fit in my card
I then embossed the floral strip, computer generated the message, and added this lovely little vintage girl.

Monday, 19 April 2021

Perfectly Pantone


I am using this beautiful stamp again from Paperbabe. I stamped it on yellow card with a slightly deeper yellow ink and then fussy cut. I positioned it in the bottom right corner and trimmed off the excess, and added a touch of yellow Wink of Stella to highlight

I then used an embossing folder to make the flag message and mounted on a scrap of the yellow card, and adhered to the pale grey card base.

These are the current Pantone colours as requested for

The Mod Squad challenge

Paperbabe #142 - a/g

Bizzy Becs Store challenge - a/g

Friday, 16 April 2021

Bee Happy!


Good morning all
Today's bright and cheerful card is all about the bees!
I first stamped a portion of honeycomb background ( Indigo Blu) to the right, and then diecut a circle from a scrap that was lying on my desk.
I stamped it with the hive and smaller bee, and edged with a black marker
The words were stamped directly onto the card, and the larger bee on a scrap and the fussy cut
They were all embossed with detail clear ep and the large bee is raised on mounting tape
Allsorts #619 - butterflies, birds or bees
Crafters Castle #40 - Spring/Mother's Day/Summer
Crafty Calendar - spring/easter

Monday, 12 April 2021

Happy Birthday doggie!


Hi everyone.

It is good to be back home after a 10 day road trip in our motorhome

This quick and easy card was made with Penny Black stickeroos adhered to some scraps of white card. 

I diecut the dog with a die that I won from Stamplorations and edged with a red copic marker

The bone is edged with a black marker and I used an offcut of striped card for the layering

Challenges I would like to enter

Penny Black Saturday - a/g or cute

Pixies Crafty workshop #400 - use snippets

Ally's Angels #45 - a/g

Crafter's Castle #40 - a/g

Crafty Catz #546 - a/g