Tuesday 31 March 2020

The beauty of nature

 Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it's the beauty of nature. I've used mostly Crafty Individual stamps for my card, the blossom at the top is a free stamp from a magazine
The design team have lots of inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so hope you will visit them.

Sunday 29 March 2020

At My Grandfather's house

The Male room challenge has a rather unusual theme this time and it made me think about family.
My Grandparents were both professional musicians, my Grandfather was a violinist and my Grandmother played the Cello although they both played other instruments too. I have had this violin stamp for a very long time, came in a set from The Stampman. The corner stamps,sentiment and notes are from various other sets. Entering my card into

The Male Room Challenge - At My Grandfather's house
Allsorts Challenge  - Men/Boys


Friday 27 March 2020

Just playing

I treated myself to a few new  Crafty Individuals stamps and this is the first one I played with.Just randomly dabbed distress inks onto a piece of white card, spritzed with water and let it blend, then just stamped the collage on it. Stamped just the butterfly on another piece of card and cut it out, coloured it with the same colours of DI and 3d'd it over the top.

Hope you are all staying safe. We are self isolating as we are both quite old (79 and 88) and I do have quite a lot of health problems so safer to stop home. It's getting a bit hard to get groceries delivered but I have always kept a good amount of tinned food and my freezer well stocked, I'm suffering from lack of chocolate though !

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Spring Flowers

Better late than never so they say, I forgot to do my post for Stamping Sensations mid month !  My card I used an Inkylicious stamp I've had quite a long time. The background stamp is a cover a card stamp by Impression Obsession, the little bee is a freebie from Crafty Individuals, all the colouring is done with distress inks. There is stlll plenty of time to enter the challenge but please make stamping the focal point of your entry if you wish to be considered for one of the prizes.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

By the sea

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is where would you like to live or home, sweet home. I've always imagined living by the sea and always dreamt of retiring to the coast but was not to be, having said that I'm very happy at where we live now, in a nice village with a good community spirit and mostly lovely neighbours too.   For my card I have used a very old Stamps Happen stamp and a distress ink background.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the lovely samples by the design team.

I had also made this card , the stamp is a Stampin Up one and the image is Runswick Bay in Yorkshire, a place we used to love to visit until it became too hard for me to walk up the very steep hill from the village to the car park at the top. I love the tiny thatched cottage on the very end of the headland. Unfortunately I smudged the birds at the bottom when assembling the card even though I thought I had dried the ink with my heat gun. Can't think of a way to rescue it right now.

Tuesday 3 March 2020

New technique

The current  challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "New Technique"  I knew I was going to do a project using some transfer papers BUT when I actually came to do it I found the papers no longer work ( I have had them quite a while LOL )  Second try was to do a journal page, used torn up book pages ,inks and white paint. The fairies were stamped on tissue paper and the image comes through the other side of it which means there is a mirror image. I'm sure this is not news to others but it was new to me. I'd also like to enter Art Journal Journey's challenge which is Green

Sunday 1 March 2020

Spring Flowers

Time for the March challenge at Stamping Sensations and the challenge this time is Spring Flowers. I have used an old LOV stamp , coloured with watercolour paints. The background is a distress ink mop up piece randomly stamped with the little leaf.  I couldn't find any matching paper for the flower image mat so coloured the edge of a piece of white card with the same blue water colour I used on the flower container.  We are sponsored this month by " Thirsty Brush" an online store with stamps, dies, papers and much more.

Hope you will join in our challenge but please remember that to be in with a chance of winning you MUST have stamping as the main focus of your entry. 

Anything but...

Sparkles Christmas challenge for March was chosen by Angela who asks for Anything but a card.
I have chosen to make a money/gift card envelope using scraps of Christmas papers.  Sorry that everything is a bit wonky but I have had a cataract op on one eye which is brilliant BUT is means  that until I get the other eye done I cannot wear my glasses for close work so I am finding it a bit difficult,