Monday, 25 July 2016

Color Throwdown

Hi! Here's another card I made for the Color Throwdown challenge - absolutely love these colours! This image is another one from Crooked Little Studio. I coloured with inks and a water brush, and then went a little bit crazy with Nuvo Drops : Silver Lining





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown
Unicorn Challenge: "Make it Pearly"

Crafty Cardmakers: "Summer"



Flowers and Nuvo

Hi! Here's a card I made with a digistamp I bought recently from Crooked Little Studio. I was inspired by the colours at this week's Color Throwdown challenge :)




I coloured the flowers with Promarkers, and then added dots of white with a Uni Posco pen, and tried out my new Nuvo Drops - Copper Penny.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown

Uniko: "Flowers"


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Cat in a Tree

Hi! Here's another card I made today, inspired by the colour challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. I used ink dusters to create the sky.



I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations

Corrosive Challenge: "Nature / Animals"



Before I Give the Borrowed Stamp Set Back...

Hiya! I borrowed the SU 'Wetlands' stamp set from my lovely mate Linda, and thought I'd make a couple more cards with it before I give it back! Here's one I made this morning, inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches colour challenge:




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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Wading Birds

Hi! A friend at work asked me to make a card for his girlfriend's birthday, with either a red panda or wading birds on it. I haven't got any red panda or wading bird stamps, and I couldn't find any suitable digistamps, so I borrowed the 'Wetlands' SU stamp set from my lovely mate Linda.

I used ink dusters to create the beach, sea and sky, and then stamped the birds and sea grass. I added a border to the scene and layered it onto white card with the sentiment printed on it. It didn't look very girly, so I added gems to the sentiments, and added a ribbon threaded with soapstone bird beads. I hope my friend's girlfriend will like it :)


 


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations: "Seaside, Sunshine and Summer Holidays"



Tuesday, 12 July 2016

On Your Wedding Day

Hi! My niece and her fella are getting married on Thursday! Here's a card I made for them:






I smothered the card with punched white flowers, and blinged them with some very sparkly Crystal Parade gems I got from the NEC Hobbycraft show.

I'm entering this one in these two challenges:

Sparkles Monthly: "They Say When You Marry In June"




Wishing you Sunshine & Adventures

Hi! Here's a card I made for my Nana. She was 90 years old last week, although she wouldn't thank me for telling anyone! That's why the card has no age on it...

Although her cycling days are over, my Nana used to love cycling all over the country with her dad and their cycling club, and her face lights up when she talks about those times. She has dementia now, and she doesn't always know who I am, but she remembers the old days, and I thought she might appreciate the sentiment on this card! She's also one of the happiest people I know, always singing. She is a little piece of sunshine.

 


The digistamp is from All Dressed Up, coloured with Promarkers. I added Stickles to the flowers for some sparkle. I punched some white flowers and coloured them to match her dress, and added gems. I used silver thread and silver daisy beads to the card backing the image.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Time Out: Inspired By Words "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"

Craft for the Craic: Summer Breeze

That's Crafty: Feminine Challenge


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Moon-gazing Hare

Hi! Here's a birthday card I just made for my a wonderful friend of mine. We've known each other since University, where she earned the affectionate nickname of 'Stroppy Moose'. Apart from being  a little bit on the stroppy side, she's all about hippie remedies, old pagan traditions, and the beauty of the outdoors. She is also a Mountain Rescue volunteer, helping to train the rescue dogs.

I've used an image of a moon-gazing hare because it is associated with growth, new beginnings and good fortune, and there's something magical about an animal bewitched by the moon!




I coloured the image with ink dusters, masking the moon. I added extra colour to the grasses with promarkers, and embellished with punched flowers.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly: "Animal Magic"

Cutie Pie: "Escape to the Country"

The Paper Shelter: "Make it Digital"

The Corrosive Challenge: "Spring"

Creative Inspirations: "Anything Goes"



Saturday, 28 May 2016

Cattoo!

Hi! Ok, this isn't something I have made, but I'm so excited about it I have to post it on here... a few days ago I got a little cat tattoo! He's quite small and subtle, and I love him to bits! Here he is:




:-)


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Using Black Cardstock

Hi! I've made a couple of cards inspired by the current Happy Little Stampers CASE challenge. I find it quite difficult to make cards using black cardstock. For both of these cards I stamped and embossed with Stampendous Shabby White - I love the glitter in it! I coloured over the embossing powder with promarkers on the first card, to add a little bit of colour. I used gems and liquid pearls on the second one.



I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers

Simon Says Stamp: "Emboss It"

Addicted to CAS: "Midnight"






I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers

Deep Ocean Challenge: "Flowers Everywhere"

4 Crafty Chicks: "Black & White"

Unicorn Challenge: "Spotty Dotty"



And Another Big Flower...

Hi! I really love this huge flower stamp! Here's another card I made, embossed on watercolour card and coloured with inks. The colours are inspired by this week's Muse challenge. I added Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flower.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:

Pink Gem Challenge: "Flowers"

Crafts Galore: "Anything Goes"



A Big Flower For You

Hi! I bought a gorgeous flower stamp a few months ago, and this is the first time I've got around to using it. I stamped and embossed onto watercolour card, and coloured with inks. I added Liquid Pearls to the centre. I used Shabby White embossing powder from Stampendous, because of the glitter in it :)




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Always Playing With Paper:

Shopping Our Stash: "April Showers Bring May Flowers"

Simon Says Stamp: "Flowers"