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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Happy Birthday...

 


morning folks,

Today over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog we are celebrating our birthday so why don't you share your birthday makes with us...remember to include some stamping.

For my card I have stamped and white embossed the cupcake, I then coloured with watercolours.  The sentiment is from the same set which I die cut and layered onto the card. I added some random watercoloured splashes and some black spots and finished with a few sequins.

Pop over and check out what my teamies have come up with.


Fi
x

Friday, November 18, 2022

Snowflake Wishes...

 


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my DT card for Stamping Sensations.  It's our mid month post and still on the Christmas theme.


The prize this month is the fab stamp sets donated by one of our regular entrants.



For my card I inked up the background with distress ink, I spritzed some water to lift some of the ink and once dry I then stamped and embossed the snowflakes in silver, white and navy.  I die cut an extra couple of snowflakes and layered on top of the card.  I stamped the sentiment in navy too and finished with a few sequins.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations blog to check out what my teamies have come up with.


challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes (Christmas)


Fi
x

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Let it Snow...again!






morning folks,

I thought I would share another card I made using this fab stamp set from Simon Says Stamp...I treated myself and ordered a few things but this set is just so amazing, I love it so much....be prepared there may be more cards to follow.

First of all I inked up the background with distress inks, I did some blending, I wanted to get a dark sky look.  I then spray some water to lift some of the colour. I then stamped the Snow stamp with versamark ink and embossed in silver, then I stamped the next layer in dark blue and then the final layer in black.  I wasnt sure if the black ink would stick to the embossed areas but it seems ok.  I added some splashes of white paint and some sequins to finish.


challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Allsorts - sparkle and shine
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes (christmas)


Fi
x


 

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Let it Snow...

 


Morning folks,

It's time for another challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog.  The theme this month is Christmas.

The prize this month is the fab stamp sets donated by one of our regular entrants.



For my card I have used this fab little layering stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, it's three different layers to build up the word "Snow"...I added some extra stamped snowflakes.  I added some sequins to finish.

Pop over and check out what my teamies have made.

challenges:
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Less is More - 2 or more colours



Fi
x



Saturday, November 05, 2022

Thanks...

 




Good morning folks!

It's time for the next challenge over on the Sweet Stampin challenge blog, the challenge this fortnight is "thanks".

You can make anything you like as long as there is stamping on the card then that's fine.

I was having a rummage through my stamps trying to decide what to use and I found this Winnie & Walter leaf stamp set....it's a fab little set.

I stamped the stamps, masking some of them to layer them a bit, I coloured them with my zig clean color brush pens (love them), I added some splashes all over.  I die cut the thanks and layered onto the card, finished with some dots and sequins.

Pop over and check out what my teamies have made!


Fi
x







Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Snuggle weather...

 


Morning folks,

It's time for the mid month post over on the Stamping Sensations blog, we are still sticking with the theme of "All things Autumn".


Our sponsor this month is Highlight Crafts who are giving away 2 prizes, Crown and Glory stamp set and Dainty Blue dies and coordinating Reflections.


For my card I stamped this little cutie with memento ink and coloured with copics, I tried some blending with colours that normally wouldnt blend and I am happy with how it turned out.

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


Fi
x

Saturday, October 08, 2022

Happy Halloween...

 






Morning sweet stampers,

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

This fortnight's challenge theme is "anything but a birthday".  I bought this new stamp and was so desperate to get started with it...isnt it cute?

I have stamped the image with archival ink and coloured with watercolours, I added some shading with polychromos. I added some little splashes and sequins to finish.

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

challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with watercolours



Fi
x

Sunday, October 02, 2022

It's Autumn...

 


Morning folks, its time for another challenge over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog.  The challenge this month is "autumn"...remember the main focus needs to be stamped.

Our sponsor this month is Highlight Crafts who are giving away 2 prizes, Crown and Glory stamp set and Dainty Blue dies and coordinating Reflections.


For my card I have used this fab stamp from Stamping Bella and coloured with copics, I havent used them for a while.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I added a piece of autumn coloured printed paper and some sequins to finish.

Fi
x



Saturday, September 10, 2022

Birthday Wishes...

 


God morning folks,

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.  This fortnights challenge is "favourite colour combo".
You can make anything you want using your favourite colour combo as long as there has been some stamping.

For my card I used one of the stamps from one of my favourite stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp which I stamped with black archival ink and coloured with a selection of blue and green watercolour ink.  I did some blending on some of the leaves to give them a bluey green look. Once dry I added some splashes, then a few sequins.  I stamped the sentiment and layered on top.
Hope you like it.

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

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - stamp it
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Crafty Calendar - anything goes

Fi
x

Monday, September 05, 2022

Thank you...


Hi folks,

I thought I would share this card I made at the weekend, I was just really experimenting and surprised myself with this one.  I saw something similar on Pinterest and thought I would have a go.

So first I sprayed my card lightly with a mist of water, then I painted watercolour ink onto the butterfly stamp and stamped onto the card.  I then tilted the card and sprayed it again so the watercolour ink would run and mix together....I did get a bit heavy handed so had to soak up some of the ink.  Once the image was dry I added some splashes of colour and also some white paint splashes and finished with some dots ands sequins.  I then layered the sentiment on top.


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


Fi
x

 

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Life is better with friends...

 



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

This month's theme is "feminine", you make anything as ling as there's stamping on your creation.

Our sponsor this month is ....




Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as exhibiting at craft shows across the UK.

We also have these extra goodies up for grabs too..


For my card I stamped the leave image using blue and grey ink, I stamped some of them a couple of times so the image was a bit feinter in some parts. I then stamped and embossed with silver and die cut the image and layered that on top.  the sentiment has been white embossed.  I finished with a couple of sequins.

Pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog to see the fab cards my teamies have made.


Fi
x

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Be a Mermaid...

 



Its time for the mid month reminder over 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 Hugs...


For my card I have used another stamp from Colorado Craft Company.  I stamped the image with versamark ink and white embossed it and coloured with watercolours, I blended the colours to make it look more magical and once dry I added some sparkly glitter.  I then added some splashes, I wanted them to look like bubbles.  Once dried I added the sentiments and finishes with some sequins.


Fi
x

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Happy Anniversary...


 Good morning stampers and its time for another challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.

This fortnight's challenge is "firsts"...that can be first birthday, first day at school...any first but remember to include stamping.

For my card I used a new stamp from Concord & 9th...first time used but I also made it into a first anniversary card.  I stamped the image and coloured with my caran d'ache pencils, I then dies cut the image and layered onto the card. I added the sentiments and I added some splodges and dots to finish.

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


Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes


Fi
x

Friday, August 12, 2022

Yummy ice lollies...

 


Hi folks,

I made this card for one of the girls at work, I think it turned out ok and very apt this week given the heat...so ice lollies at the ready ha ha!
 I stamped the ice lollies and coloured them with watercolours, I added some watercolour to the background...to give the effect of the lollies melting ha ha!  I added some splodges and sequins to finish.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - summertime blues
Little Red Wagon - here comes the sun
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes (watercolour)


Fi
x

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.

challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - watercolour challenge


Fi
x

 

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.

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



Fi
x

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!




Fi
x




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.


Fi
x

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 it....my 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 Up...it 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!


Fi
x

 

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