Thursday, 26 May 2016

Psst...Dani & Taylor

Rather unusually for me, today's card features some people! This image is 'Psst...Dani & Taylor' by Mo Manning for Stampavie, which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Yes Please!' pad by American Crafts...I doodled the borders using a black gel pen. I stamped the sentiment (from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual) on to a die cut speech bubble (a Thinlits die by Sizzix/Craft Asylum). I thought it looked a little bare, so I delved into the bottom of my stash and added some pieces of Craftwork Cards Card Candi.


Challenges for this card:


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Sue is the host, and the theme is:

'K is for Kissing'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Wild Orchid Crafts:
Prize - £10 Gift Voucher!

I picked an image of a cute polar bear couple from the 'Christmas Outdoors' set by Penny Black, which I coloured using watercolour pencils...I added some sparkle to the icy ground using a Wink of Stella pen, but you can't really see that in the photo! The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley, and the adhesive pearls are from Hobbycraft.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Boo Boo Bear

My Nan fell and cracked her hip a few days ago, so I made her a card to cheer her up whilst she's in hospital recovering. The image is 'Boo Boo Bear' by Whipper Snapper, and is coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Bloom' pad by My Mind's Eye...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The flowers are from (the long since gone) Poppicrafts, and are held in place using a BasicGrey brad. The sentiment is from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual, and the pearls are from Hobbycraft.


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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sanford the Birthday Boy!

I have a card using another of the Stamping Bella stamps I picked up recently as part of a prize...this cutie is 'Sanford the Birthday Boy Stuffie'. I coloured the image using my trusty watercolour pencils, then added a pierced border using my CutterBee Bug. I placed a couple of strips of washi tape (from Freckled Fawn) on my card blank, then added the image panel over the top popped up on some 3D foam pads. The sentiment stamp came in a set with the image.


Challenges for this card:

Saturday, 21 May 2016

PBSC May - Masculine...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:

'Masculine'

We are sponsored for this challenge by:

Prize - a $20 voucher

I picked a stamp from the 'Hello Friend' set...I love how his ears are flapping in the wind! I stamped the image slightly off the edge of the card, then coloured it using watercolour pencils, of course making his car British racing green! The sentiment stamp is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


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, 19 May 2016

Angel Cat

I have another Christmas card to share today...this time I used 'Angel Cat' by Penny Black. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to his/her wings using a Wink of Stella pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Caroling Chicks

I was the lucky winner of a challenge a few weeks ago, and picked up a few Stamping Bella stamps with my prize, including this one called 'Caroling Chicks'. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to the snow using a Wink of Stella pen, and a simple doodled border. The sentiment came in a set with the image stamp.


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Monday, 16 May 2016

Birthday Fishes

I have another Penny Black card to share today...the stamp is simply called 'Fishing' and is coloured using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Anytime Messages' by Hero Arts...I masking the 'W' off 'Wishing' before I stamped it, then replaced it with an 'F' using a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Pile It On! Challenge - You're a Star! (Use Stars)

We have another fun Pile It On! Challenge starting today...the theme is:

'You're a Star!'
(Use stars)

Our sponsor this month is Craftin' Desert Divas:
Prize - 4 bags of Craftin' Desert Divas sequins!

I picked a Penny Black image called 'Cat on the moon' that features some stars, and stamped it directly on to my card blank along with a sentiment (from the 'Party Critters' set, also by Penny Black). I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to the moon and stars using a Wink of Stella pen. The star borders across the top and bottom of the card is washi tape from WHSmith (I think!).


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.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Aiming to Please!

I have another Christmas card to share today...it's also another CAS card as I'm trying to keep my Christmas cards as flat and as light as possible in a bid to help save on postage! I coloured my image ('Aiming to Please!' by Penny Black)using watercolour pencils, then fussy cut it out, popping it on to my card blank using 3D foam pads. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.


Challenges for this card:


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - J is for...

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Lisa is the host, and the theme is:

'J is for Jewels'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Fred She Said:
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Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

I went all out with the jewels, and created a Christmas 'tree' using adhesive gems in shades of blue from Papermania. The only other thing I added was a Lili of the Valley sentiment.


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


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

Monday, 9 May 2016

Duckie Flying Kite

I've used a much neglected stamp on today's card...he's called 'Duckie Flying Kite' by High Hopes Stamps. I coloured him in soft pastel shades using watercolour pencils, then simply added a sentiment (from the 'Hello Friend' set by Penny Black).


Challenges for this card:


Saturday, 7 May 2016

PBSC May - Masculine

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

'Masculine'

We are sponsored for this challenge by:

Prize - a $20 voucher

I love using the Penny Black dog images for masculine cards...this one is from the 'Man's Best Friend' set. I combined him with papers from the 'Awesome Boy' pad from Michaels (found at TK Maxx). I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I stamped my sentiment (from the 'Cupcakes' set by Hero Arts) on to a speech bubble cut using a Sizzix/Craft Asylum thinlits die.


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.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Furry Christmas

I have a Christmas card share today...using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called 'Furry Christmas'. I stamped directly on to my card blank, then coloured the image using watercolour pencils. I added a couple of strips of washi tape at the top.


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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Party Pup

I have another CAS card featuring a snippet of patterned paper to share today...this one has a masculine feel though. I stamped 'Party Pup' by Whipper Snapper directly on to my card blank, then coloured him using watercolour pencils. I cut the patterned paper in to a banner shape, then doodled around the edge using a black gel pen. I stamped the sentiment (from the Paula Pascual 'Big Messages' set) stamped on a speech bubble (cut using a Sizzix/Craft Asylum thinlit die), popped up on 3D foam pads.


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Monday, 2 May 2016

Gift Wrapped!

Whilst searching back through my blog for the name of this stamp ('Gift Wrapped' by Lili of the Valley), I discovered that I hadn't used it since last April...so it was due an inking! I stamped it directly on to my card base, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I cut a snippet of spotty paper (from the 'Now & Then' pad by My Mind's Eye) using one of my 'Stitched Hillside' border dies (by Lawn Fawn) then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Pile It On! Challenge - Garden Creatures

We have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...the theme is:

'Garden Creatures'
(Bugs, birds, critters etc...)

Our sponsor for this month is Craftin' Desert Diva's Stamps:
Prize - 4 bags of CDD sequins!

I used a few critter and bee stamps from the Penny Black 'Wonderful Day' set to create a little scene, which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Farmhouse' 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 is a stamp from the 'Big Messages' set by Paul Pascual.


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.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Up, up and away!

I'm sneaking on before bedtime to share a card I made using some cute aeroplane themed stamps from the 'Patch a Flight' set by Woodware. I fussy cut the stamped images, then added them above a landscape scene. I used my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border dies for the hills, added a Hero Arts sentiment and doodled a trail behind the plane.


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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - I is for...

It's time for a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge...Wilma is the host, and the theme is:

'I is for Ink'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts:
Prize - £10 Gift Voucher!

I got out some of my Distress Inks and created a set of colourful snowy cards. I heat embossed a snow background stamp (from a set by My Paper World) using clear embossing powder on white card, then blended my Distress Inks over the top. I simply added a sentiment (from the 'Merriest Wishes' set by Hero Arts) popped up on 3D foam pads over the top.


Colours used on the 'pink/purple' card: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet & Blueprint Sketch:


Colours used on the 'blue/green' card: Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover & Chipped Sapphire:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Winter Wonderland

I seem to be going through a bit of a clean and simple phase at the moment...and have an super simple (and quick!) card o share today. I embossed a kraft card blank with my Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' background stamp using WOW 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder (I really wish that I could capture how pretty & sparkly this is in a photograph!). I used a Clearly Besotted die ('Tree Landscape') to cut the curved section from a snippet of white card, then added a sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous).


Challenges for this card: