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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 Day...one 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...


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



Fi
x

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Friend...


Morning folks,

I am here today with my card I made for Allsorts Challenge....yes I have been asked by the lovely Brenda to take a guest spot, today being one of them.

The theme is to use your favourite stamps or dies...now I do have many favourite stamps so it was a hard decision on which to use but eventually I decided on this little leaf stamp from Simon Says Stamp - Be kind. I do love it, it's so simple to colour.  Today I stamped and coloured with watercolours, I did use blue and green and then tried marbling them a bit and I also added in a bit of silver watercolour...its hard to see that in the photo.  I added some shading around the leaves and some splodges and sequins.  Oh I saw a card that had a wee paper strip which I thought was quite funky so I added the stripey paper to finish off.

Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams cards.



Fi
x

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Sending some happy rainbows...


Morning folks,

My post is scheduled so hopefully it posts correctly.  I'm away for a wee glamping holiday this weekend, hope it doesn't rain....my card is kind of appropriate if it does ha ha!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog and the theme this fortnight is:

"rainy days and rainbows"

I do love a wee rainbow stamp.  I have used some stamps from concord & 9th with umbrella and rainbows...they are from different s but I like that you can mix and match.

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to check out my teamies makes.

Challenges:


Fi
x

 

Monday, April 18, 2022

It's Elvis...


 Morning folks,

Its time for the mid month reminder over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog.

This months theme is "I love......"  lets see something that you love. We have a fabulous prize from Penny Black, 2 stamps and a die...they are gorgeous.

  

For those of you who know me...I love Elvis, so here's a wee card I made using Oddball Elvis which I coloured with copics, I jazzed up his suit with glitter.  The happy birthday stamp is from concord & 9th, I used the glue stamp pad for the middle happy and stuck some fine glitter to that....I was trying to get the Elvis in Vegas look ha ha!

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog to submit your entry.

Fi
x

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Happy birthday...

 


Good morning folks,

Its time for another challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog.

This months theme is "I love......"  lets see something that you love. We have a fabulous prize from Penny Black, 2 stamps and a die...they are gorgeous.

  

For my card I stamped this pretty little image onto watercolour card and coloured with Concord & 9th watercolour inks, I added some splashes and some sequins...I left it plain and simple but not sure if it needs something else now that I see it....

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog to submit your entry.


Fi
x

Saturday, March 26, 2022

A little bit of sugar...


 Morning folks!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stamin Challenge Blog.

This time we want to see you use your old stash...for me it had to be one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps - Pippi.  I stamped her with black memento and coloured with copics.  I kept it clean and simple as I wanted the focus to be really on the stamp as she is such a cutie.

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


Fi
x

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Kiwi hang out soon?

 


Happy Saturday!

Just popping on to share this fun card I have made.  I love this stamp set and don't know why I never noticed it sooner.  The stamp set is from Concord & 9th...isn't it cool. 

I inked up some watercoloured card with lots of water and then I dropped a little green watercoloured ink on top....it was cool the effect it made, so I just kept repeating that process with different shades until I thought it looked kind of kiwi like.  Once dry I stamped the kiwi's and die cut them out and added this fab sentiment...oh and I die cut the hello.  I added some doodled edges in white...never doodled in white before but I think it look fine for this fun card.


challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies
Love to Craft - anything goes
Addicted to stamps and More - dies and stencils





Thursday, March 17, 2022

Hey Bud...




Hi folks,

It's time for the mid month reminder over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is stamp something for spring.

This months prize is the goodies below....fab isn't it!


For my card I stamped this little image onto white cardstock using black memento ink and coloured with copics...I really need to get back into using my pens.  I added a few dots to finish...quite plain and simple.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog to check out what my teamies have made.

Fi
x

 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Simple Things


Hi folks,

Thought I would share this little card, I just love this stamp set, it's so pretty and simple to stamp once you get the knack of lining the stamps up. This time I thought I would ink up the stamp in greens rather than blues.  I die cut the sentiment....I do like how fine the wording is....I finished with a few enamel dot

challenges:


Fi
x




 

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Sending Hugs...

 




Hi folks,

It's time for a new challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is stamp something for spring.

This months prize is the goodies below....fab isn't it!



For my card, I stamped the daffodil onto kraft card and coloured with caran d'ache luminance pencils. I do love them, they blend so easy.  I added some doodling around the edges too.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog to check out what my teamies have made.


Fi
x


Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Orange so you...

 


Well 2 cards in one day!

And this is something different from m...and I said it wouldn't be leaves or blue and green....I white embossed the fruit slices and then watercoloured with concord & 9th watercolour ink.  I die cut some black and white slices and the word "sweet" and layered onto the card.  I added some sequins to finish.


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - use a die cut
Fab 'n' Funky - dies or stencils
Addicted to Stamps - any occasion
Crafty Catz - anything goes


Fi
x


Life is better with friends...


Hi folks,

I know its similar to ones I have made already but I love leaves and blue and green....my next card won't be blue and green I promise!

So I stamped the leaves with ink on 3 fadeout ink, I do love this ink as it gives the effect of no lines colouring especially once it has been left to dry for a day. I then coloured with concord & 9th watercolour  ink, I also love this ink as I feel it spreads easier that some of the other watercolour mediums I have.  I added some light shading in between the leaves and added some splashes too.

hope you like it.

challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - watercolour
Papercraft Challenges - anything goes



Fi
x

 



Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Thanks...




Morning folks,

I thought I would share this little card I made last night.  I was having a look through my old stash and came across this stamp from Stampin Up, which I really like, it's so easy to colour.  I stamped the image onto watercolour card and coloured with my zig pens, and I only needed to use 2 colours, green and yellow and blended them together.  I added a few tiny splashes and some gold paint to finish.

The DT Call is still ongoing over on the Less is More blog, so I have added my second entry for the DT Call. 


challenges:
Less is More - one layer and DT Call
Cupcake Inspirations - anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - watercolour


Fi
x



 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Simple Things...

 


It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog. 

 The theme is girly but no pink. I bought this new stamp set with the eucalyptus leaves....now I do love leaves!  I stamped the images then dies cut them which was quite tricky.  I then layered them onto the card.  I added a piece of twine around the bottle for a bit extra texture. I also added some splashes and a few dew drops.  The sentiment is from the same set which I love...love how it stamps really fine.

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


Fi
x

Monday, February 21, 2022

Birthday Wishes...

 


Hi folks,

Here's a wee extra card from me tonight.  I saw that there was a DT Call over on the Less is More blog and thought I would try my luck.  I do like the CAS look as it's nice and crisp and fresh.  If I am lucky enough to be picked it will give me a good excuse to get more practice with my CAS cards.

I have used one of the stamps from the Greetery Eucalyptus stamp set, the birthday sentiment is from concord & 9th, a piece of twine from my stash and some pearls and sequins from my stash.  I have to say I was tempted to add my doodled edges but left as is.

Hope you like it.

Challenges:
Less is More - birthdays and DT entry

Fi
x

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Thanks...


 Morning folks...

Well this card didn't go according to the plan I had in my head...seems to be a theme these days ha ha! 

I first added some distress ink to the background to give it a kind of marbly effect, this is the only part that went according to plan.  I then stamped the leaves with distress inks, I left it to dry a bit and then I started watercolouring the leaves with a few different shades of distress inks.  The ink on the stalk started to bleed out and I had already spent ages colouring so I didn't want to waste it so I then ran my waterbrush over the image to make some of the green bleed out.  This did actually look better than before. Again I left it to dry and then added a bit more colour.  I then added some little splashes in green, white and gold and finishes with a few sequins.

I have to say I do love colouring with watercolours and I do love this stamp, it's one of my favourites.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Paper Minutes - leaves
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Creatalicious - anything goes
We Love Stamping - anything goes


Fi
x

Friday, February 18, 2022

Butterfly kisses...

 


Morning everyone, it's time for the mid month post over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog.  The theme is anything goes, with the option of wings or tails but remember the main focus of the card should be stamped.

We have a fabulous sponsor this month...they are giving one lucky winner a stamp bundle.



For my card I have used the butterfly turnabout stamp from concord & 9th which I have actually had for a while but only used elements of the set in the past and I think this is the first time I have used it as a turnabout.  I stamped 3 rounds of the butterflies with the same coloured ink as the card and the 4th round I stamped with versamark and embosssed with gold glitter embossing powder.  I added some extra gold glitter to parts of the butterflies too.  I stamped the large butterfly (from the same set) in black ink onto the same coloured card and then die cut it.  I layered the butterfly onto the card along with some small gold glitter butterflies and added the sentiment which I white embossed.

Pop over and check out what my teamies have made.


Fi
x





Saturday, February 12, 2022

Love...

 


It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog.  The theme is love/valentine.  Now I'm normally not into love cards...when you reach a certain age, it's just another day lol!  Anyway I found a website with fab stamps so I had to buy a few and the background on this card was one of the new stamps... it's stamped in layers with different colours to build .up the pattern.  I added the die cut Love on top and then I thought I would add a little stamped you.

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

challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Valentine


Fi
x

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Wintertime...

 


Hi folks,

Not sure I'm entirely happy with this one.  I saw Sue had made a card similar to this and that's where I got my inspiration ....although mine is not as good, |I need to practice the blending as it's been a while.  I also used oxide inks to blend which I haven't used before so I need to practice.  The stamps are from Lavinia stamps.  I added glitter to the snow drifts and touched up the tree with a white pen to make it more snowy like.

Hope you like it.

challenges:
Lavinia Stamps - glitter flurry
Crafty Hazelnuts - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - anything goes

Fi
x

Bee happy...

 


It's time for another challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog.  The theme this month is anything goes with the option of wings or tails.

We have a fabulous sponsor this month...they are giving one lucky winner a stamp bundle.



For my card I stenciled the background and added some glitter.  I also added some splashes to the background...I like that look!  I stamped the image and embossed with clear embossing powder, I then coloured the bee and the centre of the flower with watercolours.  I cut the image out and layered it onto the card...I added a piece of black cord to make it look like a stalk and leaves...finished with some dots and sequins....oh and I doodled around the edges too.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog to check out what my teamies have shared.

challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes

Fi
x


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Let's Shake Our Tail Feathers...

 






Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog.  The theme is mardi gras or sparkles.

I have white embossed this image and then watercoloured with blues and greens, I did try embossing in gold to make it look more like peacock feathers but it wasn't a good look ha ha!  I hadded the sentiment and some sequins.

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

challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes



Fi
x


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Merry Christmas...


 Hey folks,

It's time for the mid month inspiration post over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog.  A reminder that the theme is anything goes with the option of using a die.

We have a fabulous sponsor this month...

Prize is a £25 prize package from Oakwood Archer

For my card I used the Concord & 9th turnaround snowflakes stamp which I white embossed. I then added some grey ink around the edges and added some glitter over the snowflakes.  I die cut the trees and layered them on top of the card although it's hard to see but depending on the brightness you have set you might be able to see it fine.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Blog to check out what my teamies have made.

Fi
x

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Happy rainbows...



Hi all,

Hope everyone is staying safe and crafting!

Well I was super excited to make this card, I ordered some new goodies as a wee treat to myself.  I do love rainbow stamps and dies...very pretty so I did find some inspiration on Pinterest for this. I die cut the rainbows and inked them up individually and then once dry I popped them back into the die cut rainbow. I stamped the black spots on top and the perfect sentiment, oh yes and the clouds were also die cut from the same set which I inked up a bit...finished with some gems and sequins.


 challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
Allsorts - something new (new stamps and dies)
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with a die
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Fab n Funky - keep it simple
Simon Says Stamp - something new (new stamps and dies)


Fi
x

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Say what...


It's time for another challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog.  The theme this month is anything goes with the option of using a die.

We have a fabulous sponsor this month...

Prize is a £25 prize package from Oakwood Archer

For my card I used stamps from Whimsy and coloured them up  with copics.  I then die cut the panel with the peek a boo windows and made it look like the animals were peeking through.  I added some sequins to finish.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog to check out what my teamies have shared.

 

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Oh Christmas tree...

 

I forgot I hadn't shared my little trees I made for the table on Christmas day.  I used the dies from Concord and 9th and cut them in various shades of green, I added a glittery star to the top and added some itty bitty fairy lights.


Fi
x


 Happy New Year everybody!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog.  This month's theme is some thing new...new baby, new home, new stash...happy new year!.

I have used some of my new stash, the stamp and die set is from Concord & 9th, I inked up the stamps with black ink and stamped onto white card, I then coloured the letters different Christmassy colours and die cut them.  I added some silver leaf sprinkles to the card and layered on the words, I added some sequins to finish.

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


Fi
x