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Monday, 12 April 2021

Back again

 Back again after a long break! wonder if there is anyone still out there !  I've struggled with my eyesight since I had my cataracts done last year, long distance sight is great but I now need reading glasses and have not been able to get to opticians, finally now got an appointment in a couple of weeks time so hopefully will be able to see what I'm doing when I get some glasses.  This is a card I made for a neighbour to give to another neighbour, the lady really likes cat so Ie'm sure she will like this Penny Black critter.  The second card here is what I sent her, she is still teaching piano and rides round the village on her bike, amazing lady.

The cats are Woodware stamps, piano keys and music notes freebie stamps, Happy Birthday stamp from Butterfly Kisses.

I would like to enter my first card into

Dragonfly challenges  - Feature a creature

And this one into

Cardz4galz - slimline cards

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Oh So Cute

 Can't believe it's two weeks since I posted on here ! where does the time go?  It's time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking for CUTE !  I was a bit stumped on this one as I always say I don't do cute but then I realised I do have quite a lot of Penny Black Critter stamps which I love, the sentiment stamp is a very old one from a company called Butterfly Kisses, I loved their stamps but they disappeared very suddenly from the craft scene.  Hope you will vist the design team they have some fab samples on the challenge site.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Falling In Love

 Its time for a new challenge at Try In On Tuesday and as its coming up to Valentines Day the theme this time is Falling In Love.  I'm not one for making Valentine cards so thought I'd do a page for my journal. I haven't had these crazy bird stamps out for ages so enjoyed playing with them again. Background is brusho with various stencilling and a bit of ramdon text stamped. The design team have some beautiful inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Fabulous foxgloves

 This is my first play with this gorgeous Pink Ink stamp. It’s a really big stamp so I had to make an A5 card, never made one as big as this beforešŸ˜€coloured with watercolour paints and a bit of background stamping with a Lavinia stencil.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

January Blues

 Well the title says it all !  I have never liked January, always a dull month after Christmas and New Year but didnt even have them to look back on this time. Did have a lovely Christmas day with our daughter and husband but that was it.   The title actually refers to the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday and I chose to do a journal page, just sprayed with glimmer mists ,bits of stencilling, random stamping, some splatters which don't show up much on here and three jolly snowmen to cheer it up a bit. I'm sadly lacking in inspiration these days, Mr Mojo seems to have permanently disappeared. I hope you all will visit the challenge blog and visit the DT who have some lovely workon there

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Just playing

 A couple of cards made with Crafty Individual stampsI got before Christmas, just having a play.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

An uplifting quote

 Time for the first challenge of 2021 at Try It On Tuesday and we are asking for Uplifting Quotes. The team have some fab samples on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit/  I have done a journal page for my DT piece using papers and stamps from the first Indigo Blu box magazine.  I thought this quote was very appropriate for the times we are living in right now.

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Happy New Year Everyone

 I'm hoping everyone is keeping safe and enjoying new Christmas crafty presents.  I didn't ask for any this year other that a new paper trimmer which my lovely daughter got for me, however I do have rather a lot of new stamps that I accumulated over the last few months.  This is one of the latest ones I got from Crafty Individuals and I love it .  I made a background with brusho powders and lots of water, stamped my flower and coloured it with brusho powders mixed with water, added a bit of stencilling and some doodling round the edge and mounted it on a piece of DP.  I'm going to try entering a few challenges this year and I'd like to start by adding this card into Happy Little Stampers water colour challenge