Monday, 24 July 2017

I Baked a Cake!

Today's card features an old Lili of the Valley stamp called 'I Baked a Cake!', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I paired it with some papers from the 'Paper Hearts' pad by Crate Paper. I distressed all of the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from the 'Sanford the Birthday Boy Stuffie' set by Stamping Bella.


Challenges for this card:

Friday, 21 July 2017

Xmas Crafts

I have a Christmas card to share today...featuring 'Xmas Crafts' by Penny Black. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, and as it's quite a large image, I trimmed it to the width of my card blank, and simply added some faux stitching (using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen), and a senntiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous).


Challenges for this card:

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Just Married!

Some good friends of mine are getting married next month, so I thought I'd better make a card for them! It's not going to be a traditional white wedding, so I didn't want to make a typical white card. I decided to make a 'wedding cake' from some snippets of patterned papers (from the 'Yours Truly' pad by Pebbles Inc). I distressed the edges of the papers, and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I added some adhesive pearls around the centre of each tier if the 'cake' and a paper flower to the top. The sentiment is from a set by Lili of the Valley.


Challenges for this card:


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Pile It On! Challenge - Primary Colours and/or Something Beginning with S

It's the third Sunday of the month, so we have more inspiration, and a bonus theme for this month's Pile It On! Challenge! The themes this month are:

'Primary Colours'
&
'Something Beginning with S'

Our sponsor for this challenge is KennyK Stamps:
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Prize - 3 Digi Stamps of the winner's choice!
(NB - The KennyK Stamps shop has closed it's doors, but is sponsoring our challenge one last time)

I made a simple one layer card this time using some cute dinosaur stamps from the 'You're Rawr-some' set by My Favorite Things...I'm not 100% sure...but I think that the one on the left is  'Stegosaurus', so I'm using him as my something beginning with S. I masked off my 'Stegosaurus' using a Post-It note so that I could stamp the 'Triceratops' behind him. I coloured the dinosaurs in Primary Colours using wtercolour pencils, and added  sentiment from the same stamp set.


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...we're also on the lookout for some new DT members - you can find all the information on that there too!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

PBSC July - Flowers...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:

'Flowers'

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

I made a really simple one layer card using a couple of the flower stamps from the 'Touch of Whimsy' set. I stamped them slightly off the edge of the bottom of the card, then coloured them using watercolour pencils. 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, 13 July 2017

Winter Wishes

I have another Christmas card to share today...featuring some stamps from a set by Hero Arts (called 'Winter Wishes') that I picked as part of a prize I won over at the Penny Black & More Challenge a little while ago. Inspired by the Less is More Challenge to use a non-white card base, I stamped the snowflakes and sentiment on to a teal card blank, using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them using 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder from WOW. Sadly, my heatgun died in the process of making this card...so if anyone has any recommendations for for a new one, please let me know!


Challenges for this card:


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cat Nap

I told you I'd be back with something more seasonally appropriate...although the weather here in London today has been rather Autumnal! The image is 'Cat Nap' by Penny Black...I coloured it using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the '72 & Sunny' pad by We R Memory Keepers...I simply added some doodled borders using a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Teddy with Penguin

I have another Christmas card to share today (I promise the next card will be more seasonally appropriate!), featuring another (newly mounted) Lili of the Valley stamp, which I think is called 'Teddy with Penguin'. I stamped the image directly on to my card blank, then doodled a simple border using a black gel pen...extending the line of snow in the image to meet it. I coloured it using watercolour pencils, then added a sentiment from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz.


Challenges for this card:


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...I'm the host, and we have two awesome themes this month, which you can choose between, or combine:

'N is for New'
&
'O is for Old'
(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)

We have two wonderful sponsors this month:

Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

and

Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

There's also a bonus prize from me of this Lili of the Valley 'Perfect Snowman' stamp:

On my first card, I used a new stamp (new in the sense that this is the first time I've used it...but to my shame it's been sitting waiting to be mounted on to some cling foam for months...) Lili of the Valley's 'Ice Christmas'. I stamped it directly on to my card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card:
On my second card, I used an old favourite stamp ('Bedecked Antlers' by Penny Black) and old papers (from the 'Bundled Up' pad by Crate Paper). The image is again coloured using watercolour pencils, and the sentiment stamp is from the same Tim Holtz set used on my first card. I distressed all of the edges before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pile It On! Challenge - Primary Colours

It's the first Sunday of the month, so we have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today! The theme this month is:

'Primary Colours'

Our sponsor for this challenge is KennyK Stamps:
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Prize - 3 Digi Stamps of the winner's choice!
(NB - The KennyK Stamps shop has closed it's doors, but is sponsoring our challenge one last time)

I had a rummage through my paper pads for some primary coloured papers, and found the perfect ones in my Penny Black 'Madison' pad. I picked a cute Wild Rose Studio stamp to go with them called 'Bella in Car', and coloured it 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 'Wonderful' set by Penny Black.


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...we're also on the lookout for some new DT members - you can find all the information on that there too!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

PBSC July - Flowers!

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

'Flowers'

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

I used an image that was sent to me in a swap a long time ago...it's called 'Merci Bouquet!'...which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I paired it with some papers from the 'Now & Then' pad by My Mind's Eye...distressing the edges a little and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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, 29 June 2017

Let It Snow!

I have another Christmas card to share today...featuring a little snowman from the 'Snow Much Fun' set by Penny Black. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut him out. Following the sketch from this week's Less is More Challenge, I added a snippet of snowy paper behind him...using a couple of Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border dies to cut the curves. The sentiment stamp is from another Penny Black set ('Joy to the World').


Challenges for this card:


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Santa Stop Here!

I have a Christmas card to share today featuring a Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Santa Stop Here!' which I coloured using watercolour pencils...adding some sparkle to the snow with some Stickles. I kept the card really simple, adding a piece of spotty paper (from the 'Christmas Cheer' pad by Lily Bee Designs) behind the image. I distressed the edges, then added some faux stitching using one of my CutterBee Bugs and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Monday, 26 June 2017

Deckchair Dreaming

Today's card is super simple...just a sweet Lili of the Valley image (coloured using watercolour pencils), a sentiment (from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp) and adoodled border.


Challenges for this card:


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Homespun Hearts Snowy

I was the lucky winner of a couple of High Hopes stamps a few weeks ago, and this adorable snowman was one of the stamps that I chose...he's called 'Homespun Hearts Snowy'. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to the snow and the hearts with some Stickles. As the image is quite large, I simply added a doodled border, and matted it on to a snippet of navy card.


Challenges for this card:


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Birthday Dog...Again!

I know that you've been seeing rather a lot of him on here this month, but I have another 'Birthday Dog' card to share today...I blame the Stamping Sensations 'Use Your Favourite Stamp' challenge! This time, I used more masculine colours, and combined him with papers from the 'Prince Charming' pad by Recollections/Michaels. I distressed the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Pile It On! Challenge June - Fancy Folds and/or Put a Bird On It

It's the third Sunday of the month, so we have more inspiration, and a bonus theme for this month's Pile It On! Challenge! The themes this month are:

'Fancy Folds'

and

'Put a Bird On It'

You can choose either theme, or combine them on your project.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps:
Prize - 4 Digis of the winner's choice!

I combined the themes, and made an easel card featuring a cute Christmas image by Bugaboo Stamps called 'Snowball Penguins'. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to their snowballs using Stickles. The glittery papers are from the 'Winter Wonderland' pad by My Mind's Eye...I distressed the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Joy to the World' set by Penny Black.


Here's a side view:


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, 17 June 2017

PBSC June - 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'

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

With Father's Day tomorrow...I used the challenge to make a wine bottle tag for a little gift for my Dad. I used an old favourite stamp called 'Present Pile', which I coloured using watercoour pencils, then carefully cut it out. I made the tag from some plain navy card, cutting  hole for the neck of the bottle using one of my Nesties, and rounding the corners using a Woodware punch. I decorated it with some papers from the 'Prince Charming' pad by Recollections/Michaels...distressing the edges, and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts.


I'm also entering this tag into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Doggie Delights

I have a simple little one layer card to share today for this week's 'Something Sweet' challenge over at Less is More. I picked a super cute Lili of the Valley image called 'Doggie Delights', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I then partially stamped the sentiment (from the 'Handwritten Borders' set by Simon Says Stamp) along the top of the card, then doodled a simple border to join it to the bottom of the image.


Challenges for this card:

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

In the Shed!

I have a Father's Day card to share today...featuring an old Lili of the Valley stamp called 'In the Shed', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Awesome Boy' pad by Recollections/Michaels. 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 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts.


Challenges for this card: