Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Together

Today's card features another birthday present...the 'Together' stamp by Penny Black. I inked it up with several Distress Inks...Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire & Broken China on the flowers, and Crushed Olive & Forest Moss on the leaves and stem. I added a sentiment (from the 'Sketched Flowers' set by Simon Says Stamp), distressed the edges a little, and then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Monday, 19 August 2019

Winter Wonderland

I've used another birthday present on today's card...it's a Penny Black die called 'Xmas Tree Border'. I loved the design of the sample card on the packaging...so basically copied that! I cut a couple of rows of trees from snippets of green card...then used my Lawn Fawn 'Hillside Border' dies to cut some snowy slopes from snippets of white card, and a new (to me) Poppy Stamps 'Curious Fawn' die to cut the little deer from a snippet of kraft card. I stamped a sentiment (from the 'Merriest Christmas' set by Hero Arts) on to a piece of paper from the 'Mystery Marbles' pad by Craft Sensations), then layered all of the die cut pieces over the top.


Challenges for this card:

Saturday, 17 August 2019

PBSC August - Anything Goes (Optional 'Water and/or Watercolour')...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Water and/or Watercolour'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I received this adorable 'Friendship' stamp for my birthday last weekend...and it was just perfect for our 'Water' theme this month...so I couldn't resist using it...in fact I made two cards!


On the first one, I stamped the image on to watercolour paper...extended the waves a little...coloured it using watercolour pencils, then cut it out using one of my circle Nesties. I curved the sentiment  (from the 'All of Us' set by Avery Elle) around the image, and added a few die cut clouds (cut using the 'Puffy Clouds' dies by Memory Box).


On my second card I stamped the image, along with the sentiment that came in the set, on to some watercolour paper, and again coloured it using watercolour pencils. I doodled a simple border, then matted it on to some red card before adding it to my card balnk.


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Urban Butterflies

Today's card features some new (to me) stamps...I picked them up in a charity shop a couple of days ago...there was no packaging with them, and their previous owner had separated the butterflies, but I was fairly sure I recognised them as being by Papermania...a quick Google has revealed that I was right...they're simply called 'Butterflies' from the 'Urban Stamps' range. I stamped them on to watercolour paper, then coloured them using watercolour pencils. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Go To Words' set by Visible Image.


Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Delicate Snowflakes

I have a Christmas card to share today..made at the same time as this birthday card that I blogged a couple of days ago...using the same technique. I started by stamping my snowflakes (from the 'Delicate Snowflakes' set by Stampendous) and sentiment (from the 'Letter It - Christmas' set by Ranger) on to watercolour paper using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them in white. I watercoloured over the top using Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Broken China Mermaid Lagoon & Peacock Feathers), distressed the edges a little, then added a few sequins.


Challenges for this card:

Monday, 12 August 2019

Airborne

It was my birthday a couple of days ago and I was the lucky recipient of some lovely new crafting goodies...including this adorable Penny Black stamp called 'Airborne'. I stamped it on to some watercolour paper, coloured it using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut it out. I stamped the sentiment that came with it on to a snippet of blue card, and doodled a simple border using a black gel pen. I added the puppy image, along with a few die cut clouds (cut from a snippet of white card using my memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies) using some 3D foam pads.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Birthday Butterflies

I have another birthday card to share today...this one features a trio of butterflies (from the 'Penpattern Butterflies' set by Stampendous). I stamped the butterflies (along with a sentiment from the 'Sketched Flowers' set by Simon Says Stamp) on to a piece of watercolour paper using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them in white. I used three Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves & Blueprint Sketch) to watercolour over the top, then distressed the edges a little and added a few sequins for a touch of sparkle.


Challenges for this card:


Friday, 9 August 2019

Don't Take My Cake!

I have a simple little birthday card to share today...featuring an adorable Penny Black teddy (from the 'It's Your Day' set) being very protective of his cake! I stamped him on to watercolour paper, coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut him out. I used a snippet of spotty paper (from the 'Prince Charming' pad by Recollections/Michaels) for the background, adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q & R are for?

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...I'm the host, and we have three fantastic themes this month:

'P is for Penguins'
'Q is for Quarters'
&
'R is for Reindeer'

There are three prizes on offer for three lucky winner (three 6x6 paper pads):




I made a card for each of the three themes (the more cards for the box the better!), and picked a cute Lili of the Valley penguin stamp called 'Present Pile for my first card. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, added a sentiment (from a set by Pollycraft for C.C.Designs) and a simple doodled border, then simply popped it on to my card blank using 3D foam pads.


For my second card, I divided my background into quarters...using squares of papers from the 'Ho Ho Ho' pad by Polkadoodles...with a little bit of faux stitching added using my CutterBug and a black gel pen. The image and sentiment stamps are from the 'Christmas Hugs' set by Penny Black...and is again coloured using watercolour pencils.


My third card feature another Penny Black image...called 'Deer in Skates'...I stamped it directly on to a kraft card blank, along with a sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous), then coloured it using watercolour pencils, but without any water.


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Cat Nap

Today's card was a really quick make.. I found the image ('Cat Nap' by Penny Black) in my box of already stamped images, so I added a sentiment (from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp), and coloured it using watercolour pencils. I trimmed it down to a square, added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, then added it to my card blank using 3D foam pads.


Challenges for this card:

Saturday, 3 August 2019

PBSC August - Anything Goes (Optional 'Water and/or Watercolour')

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Water and/or Watercolour'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I went with a mixture of water and watercolours...along with some of the frogs from the 'Toadily' set. I stamped the frogs on to some watercolour paper, coloured them using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut them out. I made a simple watercoloured background using Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles & Forest Moss) on damp watercolour paper...I was aiming to create a sort of riverbank effect. I then added my frogs over the top using 3D foam pads.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

It's Your Day!

Today's card features a trio of little mice from the 'It's Your Day' set by Penny Black. I stampeed them on to watercolour paper, then coloured them using watercolour pencils. I paired it with papers from the 'Pretty Please' pad by My Mind's Eye...adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiments are a mixture of Paula Pascul (from the 'Big Messages' set) and Penny Black (from the 'It's Your Day' set).


Challenges for this card:

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Polar Pals

I have another Christmas card to share today...this time featuring a cute Lili of the Valley image called 'Polar Pals'. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut around the top. I made a simple snowy background by heat embossing my Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' background stamp using 'Sparkling Snow' embossing glitter by WOW on to a snippet of navy card. I added my coloured image over the top, then matted it on to a snippet of red card. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Roocat Sliding

Today's card features a really old digi image by Prairie Fairy called 'Roocat Sliding', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Bundled Up' pad by Crate Paper...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Tattered Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for  Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card:

Friday, 26 July 2019

Happy Bark-day!

Today's card features another of the pups from the 'Good Times' set by Penny Black. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut him out. I added a tiny snippet of patterned paper (from the 'Yours Truly' pad by Pebbles Inc) along the bottom of card blank...with a little bit of distressing and some faux stitching, then popped the pop on top using some 3D foam pads. The sentiment is from the 'Birthday Buddies' set by Paper Smooches.


Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Sketched Flowers

I have another one layer card to share today featuring a gorgeous floral stamp by Simon Says Stamp called 'Sketched Flowers' I stamped it on to a kraft card blank, along with one of the sentiments from the set, then coloured the flowers using watercolour pencils, but without any water.


Challenges for this card:

Monday, 22 July 2019

Diggin' Squirrel

Today's card couldn't be any simpler. It's a one layer number, with lots of white space on account of the tiny stamped image called 'Diggin' Squirrel' by Penny Black. It's a really old wood mounted stamp that I found in a charity shop a little white ago...I can't find it online anywhere, but it's by Michael Woodward Creations with a catalogue number of 369C on it. I stamped it directly on to my card blank, along with a sentiment from the 'Micey Nice Day' set (also by Penny Black), then coloured the image using watercolour pencils.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Pile It On! Challenge - Boys and/or Girls of Summer or Winter

It's the third Sunday of the month, so I'm back with some more inspiration for this month's Pile It On! Challenge where the themes are:

'Boys of Summer or Winter'
and/or
'Girls of Summer or Winter'

Our sponsor this month is Crafty Sentiments Designs:
Prize - 3 Digital Images of the Winner's Choice!

Having used one of the boys from the 'Christmas Kids' sheet of pre-coloured images sheet on my first card for this month's challenge, I thought I'd use one of the girls for my second card...adding a touch of sparkle to the snow and the furry trim on her hat and coat with some Stickles. I paired her with papers from the 'Candy Cane' pad by Craftwork Cards...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

PBSC July - Anything Goes (Optional 'Food and/or Drink')...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Food and/or Drink'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

My card is a really simple one, featuring one of the pups from the 'Good Times!' set. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut him out adding him to my card blank using 3D foam pads. The snippet of stripey paper is from the 'Bright Freshness' pad by Craft Sensations, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Birthday Buddies' pad by Paper Smooches.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

White on White Winter Wonderland

I have a Christmas card to share today...made using snippets of white card. I cut a couple of circles using one of my Nesties, then embossed one of them using a Tim Holtz/Sizzix folder called 'Snowfall'. I used a Poppy Stamps die called 'Pine Tree Border' on the other to cut a row of trees, then distressed the edges a little. I mounted the trees on top of the snowy background using some 3D foam pads, then added it to my card blank. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card: