Followers

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Alphabet

I'm still struggling to get creative; to make this I reached for a couple of elements that have been sitting in a box for a while.  The Poppystamps diecut stem was cut from some inked up cardstock that didn't work for the project it had been started for.  The background, which I hope you can see, has been impressed with an alphabet texture plate from PTI.  I don't own any of these plates, but was kindly lent it by Chrissie of LIM fame, during the Happy Little Stampers retreat last year.  I added my favourite Mama Elephant sentiment.
My card was made for Less is More's Alphabet Challenge.  Hope you like it :)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

NBUS #8

My friend the amazingly cool Darnell has a blogaversary and a wedding anniversary to celebrate and is also running the 8th NBUS challenge!   Much love and congratulations to Darnell and Hammy (oops sorry I mean Mister K) and if you haven't yet discovered her blog then you are in for a treat...

The optional challenge this week is coloured pencils on kraft.  I have to be honest, this isn't a new technique to me but as I love it I'm going to play along with it anyhow.  My NBUS are the stunning new Beautiful You stamps from SU and also the piece of twine wrapped in a kind of hairy extra, that I remembered I had and happend to match the bright brolly and coat.  It's a card for another crafty friend going through a sad time and I think the sunshine colour against the soft kraft is appropriate.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Ombre


I had a good idea what I wanted to make for this week's Less is More Challenge - unfortunately I wasn't happy with my earlier attempts at ombre feathers,  so here is my last minute entry.  My Distress Ink  gold feathers weren't ombre enough, I ddin't like the blue/green ones and when I overstamped with the feather image I liked them even less!

So the final efforts uses BG Copics blended.  The die is Clearly Besotted and I've added a Clarity sentiment.  The featheres have some blue embroidery thread tied around them as it was all looking a bit stark.  At last I am happy with my efforts :)

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy Little Stampers CAS Design Team

Happy 2017 everyone!

I've had a long break from blogging while life has been busy.  However I'm longing to get back to my crafting table now and I'm delighted to say that the lovely Kylie has invited me to be part of the Happy Little Stampers CAS Design Team and here is my first card for them.

This month our challenge is to use a stencil and I've used a favourite Inky Doodles stencil, over a large die cut circle.  I've brushed a mixture of Distress Inks through the stencil and smooshed them onto my mat to die cut the sentiment.  I've stamped HLS Big Bold Numbers and added a few toning sequins.  Often the sequins are to cover up a mark, but this time I'm happy to say they are there because I wanted them :).

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Vintage Deer

It is time to get to work on the Christmas cards, here I have a die cut card to show you, with no stamping.  The kraft card Memory Box deer have been brushed with Vintage Photo distress ink and a bit of dappling added with a white gel pen.  A Memory Box shaker frame and Tim Holtz words were also cut from kraft card.
SU embossing folder of falling snow backs the frame and I've edged it with brown rather than add another layer.  Two tiny red gems finish of the card.

I'm entering my card for:
Simon Says - Christmas critters
Less is More - vintage

Monday, 10 October 2016

Butterflies and black cats


 I  decided to play with the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches and combined them with the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch - and this is what I came up with.  The coloured panel was smooshed with inks.  I diecut Memory Box Fairyland Butterflies and inked them with Memento Ladybug.  The diecut was just too big so I removed two of the six butterflies.  Sentiment is Happy Little Stampers and I ended up adding a very thin mat to finish it off.

I tried to make the linear cat below work for the sketch but it just wouldn't quite work, so I left it as a CAS card.  Katzelcraft stamp with Joanna Sheen House Mouse sentiment white embossed.
 

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Stitch

Seems I'm not quite done with sewing, having finished the quilt.  There are a couple of challenges looking for stitching or thread.  I inked a card panel with SU inks, the new type seem really juicy and work well.  Hello Honey, Peach Passion, Flirty Flamingo. Dapper Denim.  Lightly sketched a bare tree and stitched it on my sewing machine.  Added a bit of Distress Ink to the trunk where the background showed through and then I grounded it.  SU sentiment and an extension of the ground line were added to the panel.
Less is More - thread
Addicted to CAS - stitch

And here is the lovely Evee enjoying her quilt :)

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Autumn shades

We've a lovely Indian summer but autumn is on the way...  today's card has some autmnal inkiness.  Simon Says trees white embossed onto watercolour card.  DI roughly painted over in Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Mustard seed.  It looked too tidy so I flicked some paint around with my brush and grounded my trees or do I mean rooted.  Mama Elepant diecut and stamped sentiment.
My card is for:
Simon Says - stamp it
Simply Create Too -fall colours
Make my Monday - autumn colours
Cards und More - no DSP

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

More cattiness

Now that the quilt is finished and on its way I can get back to all the paper craft ideas that are spinning around in my mind :).   I'm continuing to play with those fab Katzelcraft kitties.  This is a very ageist card for my bestie, I gold embossed and masked off Happy Little Stampers big numbers, that were in my amazing goodie bag at retreat.  Cat is coloured with Copics,sentiment is computer generated, Problem Secretary.  I love his expression!

I'm entering a few challenges (and a DT call) with this one:
Happy Little Stampers DT call - clean and simple
Simon Says - stamp it
Cute Card Thursday - animals/ creatures
4 Crafty Chicks - birthday
Alphabet Challenge - numbers

Monday, 5 September 2016

More feline NBUS fun

Here's a late entry for Darnell's 7th NBUS Challenge - a CAS birthday card for a dear friend.  Sentiment is computer generated.  My adorable, grumpy NBUS Katzelkraft kitties are coloured with Copics and I've added a thin black mat and some b&w twine.  Nothing else to say about this one really!
Also entered for Simon Says anything goes.