Sunday, August 07, 2022

Fairy magic...

Morning folks, it's time for a new challenge on the Stamping Sensations challenge blog.

This month's theme is "anything stamped goes with the option of making it magical".  

You can make anything you like as long as the main focus is stamping.

We have a fab prize this month from Fairy ugs...

I did actually love making this card, although that fairy did have some troublesome areas to colour. I first cut out a piece of card and stamped the fairy image.  I then coloured with watercolours and added some subtle watercolouring the in background too. I added some glitter to sparkle up the image (hard to see in the photo).  I added a couple of sentiments from the stamp set which I thought were perfect and then added some sequins and pearls to finish off.....and no doodled edges!

Hope you like.

Happy Little Stampers - watercolour challenge



Saturday, July 23, 2022

Birthday Wishes...

So I have something a wee bit different to share today.  I saw the background technique on Youtube....well something similar and thought I would try it out!

First I cut the square blank card and then loaded a paintbrush with water and randomly dropped the water droplets across the card.  I then gently dropped various colours of green and blue watercolour ink on to of the water droplets and left it to dry naturally....I left it overnight to find the watercolour had dried into the card....I thought it looked quite cool so made it into a card.
I embossed the leaves and die cut them and watercoloured with a darker shade of blue to make them pop out a bit.  I added some sticky fixers and layered them onto them card.  I added a piece of stripey paper for a funky look.  I added some splashes, dots and sequins and doodled the edges to finish.

Hope you likey.

Fab 'n' Funky - anything goes
Moving along with the Times - inky background


A wee mug...


So I treated myself to a wee mug press and I thought I would share what I have made....I have to say I'm a wee bit obsessed!

It does take a bit of getting used too...I have a box of rejects that I can't decide what do do with yet.  I think this is my best one so far above....and a wee selection below which I am happy with too!


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Don't go pitchin' no hissy fit...



Morning stampers it's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.

This time we want to see your doodling...yes doodling.  You can have as much or as little as you like.

Now I do love a bit of doodling (incase you didn't already know that) so this is perfect for me to showcase the doodling that I like to do. First of all I stamped up this Whimsy stamp and coloured using copics.  I stamped a couple of sentiments from the same set...I have to say these are hilarious! I added some sequins and dots too.  I then doodled around the edges and then shaded in some of the doodled line so it has a checkered effect, now I like using this kind of doodling when there's lots of white on the card as I feel it really stand out.  I then layered the panel onto some coloured card and then onto the card blank.

Hope you likey!

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to check out what my teamies have made.


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Happy Father's Day...

 Morning folks!

I have been kind of quiet for a bit, been so busy with work and my dad and lost my mojo a bit...was just getting worn down with everything however things are settling at work and I have newbie joining the team on Monday so things will be less hectic....and I am getting back on track.

I am looking forward to my first event in over 2 years and I am so looking forward to 5th and last time of the Eagles at Murrayfield.....yay!

Anyway it's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.

This time we want to see your masculine cards or Father's Day cards.

I always struggle with male cards so I had a look through my stash and found this fab stamp from Stampin doesn't need much colouring so perfect.  I also die cut the words and layered them up so they stood out and then added a couple of gems.

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to check out what my teamies have made.

Hope you likey!



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sending Happy Thoughts...


Morning folks,

Its time for the mid month post over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog.

This months sponsor is Oakwood Archer who are giving away this lovely prize...

Doodles in Bloom which is stamps, dies and a stencil.

I have made my card using Altenew Beautiful of my many favourite stamp sets.  I stamped each of the layers with ink to give a bit of depth, then die cut the flowers and leaves and layered them all together.  I left one of the images uncoloured as I thought it looked a bit funky.  I added some splodges and sequins...oh and the sentiment.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog for more inspiration.

I'm off to work now...with yummy cheesecake since it's my birthday...

Simon Says Stamp - layer it up
Crafty Calendar - anything goes