Thursday, August 13, 2020

a cage but no birds


I haven't added a greeting as I may use this  to send a letter to my aunt or maybe my MIL would like it for her birthday - I suppose I could always make another similar card - I say similar because I never manage to duplicate my cards -

Double D challenge -  mood board is for butterflies.

Monday, August 10, 2020

pretty in pink

Instead of making cards I should find time to hone my photography skills - I really don't know how to get the best from pics and show the details- I used wink of stella on the flower and some pink gems for sparkle.
Creative Knockouts - challenge 362 sparkle and shine.

The Flower challenge -47 sparkle

a bit of sparkle



It's very hard to see in the piccy but I covered the vase twice  with Versamark and clear embossing powder to make it shine.Red glitter dots for a bit of sparkle - 

I used watercolour pencils - a brand called Micador which I've had for years - I never add colour direct to the card but use a wet paintbrush to pick colour from the pencil tip.

Creative Knockouts - challenge 362 sparkle and shine .

The Flower Challenge - 47 add sparkle

Saturday, August 1, 2020

a day at the beach

I have fond memories of going to the seaside as a child - donkey rides ,ice cream ,looking through rock pools with my granddad for tiny fish and crabs which I would put in a bucket only to put them back at the end of the day - I so wanted to take them home.I also remember getting stuck in quicksand and being given a real telling off. HAPPY DAYS

Double D challenge 'Let's go to the beach


I Love ProMarkers challenge 415 - inspired by the photo below. I added a tiny bit of red for interest.




Thursday, July 30, 2020

baby toy card

Sometimes you have an idea in your head but getting it right on paper doesn't always work

.This super cute image was resized and printed out to form a childs pullalong toy.The card looks much better in natural light and I have tried to use the colours suggested by Beccy .I used watercolour pencils and then raised the images on sticky pads - Beccy's July challenge.

Monday, July 27, 2020

bee happy

I always seem to take my pics at night when the light is really bad and I end up with lots of shadows.

Creative Knockouts - challenge 360 Flora/Fauna

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Warm Wishes




Passion for ProMarkers - week 52 - bingo - I picked pearls ,image and die cut .

Creative Knockouts - challenge 360 Flora/Fauna

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

flowery birthday


These are Ranuculus flowers ( seriously I wouldn't know but I love the stamp).The colours remind of yummy ice cream ( mango ,strawberry and vanilla ).I used watercolour pencils and lots of water - two of the flowers are raised using foam tape.
The Flower challenge - 46 -Summer/Winter

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

pottering pals



Passion for ProMarkers - week 551- Animal Antics

Crafty Animals - challenge 40  -anything goes

Creative Knockouts - 359 - Furry Friends - despite the prickles they do have furry tummies.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

bee happy

It was so cold in my crafty space this morning the camera lens kept misting over ,this was the best pic I could manage with just a little misting at the bottom.

Allsorts challenge 580 I spy with the letter 'B' - colourwise I did ok with Blue ,Black and Brown hand painted paper - artistic licence means I can have a blue Bee.

Friday, July 3, 2020

flowers for you

I really will have to put my glasses on when crafting - this little bear was already to go on a card base - I picked a white one  and realized my bear was on grey speckle card . I quickly found a matching grey speckle card base so all was not lost - the camera however has decided to make the card look grey and the circle white- typical.Coloured with ProMarkers -the background patterned paper is from the inside of an envelope.

Allsorts challenge week 578- so cute

Crafty Animals challenge -40 as always anything goes

Monday, June 29, 2020

flowers for you




Passion for ProMarkers week 548 - use a die - I used two along with my usual AquaMarkers and Winsor and Newton grey selection - all given a finish with a wink of stella.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

wonky hugs


I used the blue,red yellow and green from the AquMarkers and the lightest grey shade from the Winsor and Newton Neutrals.When I mixed the blue and red I was hoping for a violet colour ,instead I have this red wine tone which is ok as I had this dark pink paper which matched.

The image is from Stampavie.I used the 'hugs' from Ranger Letterit which seems a popular stamp set with a lot of you but I'm not so happy with it - maybe I'm just rubbish at stamping.

Passion for ProMarkers - 547 flowers and pearls.