Wednesday 25 February 2015

More Blue

Can't get a decent picture of my card, its very shimmery in real life, background paper made with starburst stains which have a lovely gold shimmer in them, I have had them for ever , don't know if they are still available.  Used a desire cut and emboss stencil on it. The stamp is pennyblack adornment. I wanted this stamp last year and it was out of stock everywhere and I did keep telling myself I really did not need anymore Christmas stamps, however just after Christmas I saw it on ebay and it fell into my shopping basket. It has been sitting on the table ever since so while trying to tidy up a bit tonight I saw it and the paper already coloured which seemed ideal for it.  This is my second Christmas card of the year, so much for going to make at least six every month LOL!  anyhow I thought I would enter into the February Rudolph days challenge which is anything goes as long as its a Christmas card

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Little Boy Blue

This is my design team card for Cardz4guyz this week, the challenge is Little BoyBlue, I made this card for our Granddaughter who had a baby boy on February 5th. The image is from Graphic 45 Little Darlings and the other papers are from my scrap box.

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Pretty In Pink

Well Three Posts In A Row, must be feeling better!   Making yesterdays card reminded me of all the background stamps that are lurking unused for ages. I always used to make my own backgrounds until I got lured into using designer papers, new resolution, don't buy any more papers, could start my own shop with what I have and when I do use them I spend for ever trying to find ones that go together, how much easier to grab a stamp, some versamark ink and either distress ink pads or pan pastels.  This card I have used Justrite Paris Boutique stamp and grey and pink pan pastels. Corset stamp by Stampendous. Bit of hoarded rose ribbon and floral oval die. Entering a couple of challenges
Fantasy Stampers -  Pretty In Pink
Pan Pastels - Pink and white



Here's my DT card for Cardsz4guyz this week, the challenge is for Oriental. I've struggled to get a decent photo of my card and it doesn't show the papers to full effect. The Stamp is called Lotus and is an old Acey Deucy stamp, don't know if they are still in existence but they did do some fabulous stamps. I've kept the rest of the card fairly simple, the embellishment was a gift from a friend a long time ago, I'm trying to use some of the things I've been hoarding.

Monday 16 February 2015

Black and White

Think I'm finally starting to feel like I'm getting over this horrible virus and time to get back to doing some crafting, I don't think I've ever gone so long having no interest whatsoever in anything !  Todays card is my entry for Fashionable Stamping's challenge.  Background is a Justrite background stamp overlaid with a memory box die cut. I can't remember the make of the stamp and don't have the original packaging. The quote is from Darkroom Door.

Fashionable Stamping - Black and white with a touch of red

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Puppy Love

The challenge this week at cardz4guyz is Puppy Love. A friend gave me this cute little image which I've coloured with water colour pencils and mounted on some seaside themed papers,just added a knot of matching twine for some interest.  We got Great grandchild number eleven last Friday ! losing count soon, the boys are now outnumbering the girls seven to four so more reason for me to keep making more male orientated cards!

Friday 6 February 2015

Spring colours

Inspired by Brenda's card I thought I'd have another play with brushos, not the most successful play but the colours were more or less what I wanted, no idea what kind of bird this is but I added very little extra colour to it so I'm going to call it a bluebird. Used my watercolour pencils to add colour to the blossom and leaves. The stamp is Stampendous nestled bird and the sentiment is HobbyArt.

I'd like to enter this into Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenge - Bring on Those Spring colours
Sunday Stamper - Birds

I was sure I'd posted this on Monday night but just found it sitting in posts as a draft!  Woke up in the early hours of Monday nights with a terrible stomach bug , spent most of this week in bed, now got the dreadful cough as well, I'm assuming its the dreaded virus that's been sweeping our village like the plague. Been unable to have anything but boiled water all week, drastic type of diet!  weak as a kitten and off back to bed.


Tuesday 3 February 2015


Here's my DT card For this weeks Cardz4guyz challenge , the theme is Kick Back And Relax. I love this Inkylicious stamp of a guy daydreaming beneath a tree . The background is coloured with pan pastels as is the background paper, stamped delicate vines with versamark ink and then coloured over it with panel pastels , the verse is from their oriental awakening set.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Anything Goes

The challenge this month at Stamping Sensations is Anything Goes

Our sponsors this month are Little Claire Designs who are offering a fab prize of £35 to spend in their store so what are you waiting for !