Thursday, January 20, 2022

Two birthdays Two cards

In December I made lots of Mum birthday cards for my MIL - this was one them I hope another Mum somewhere will like it.

 I had to post this one to Malaysia so I wanted to keep it fairly flat - plain and simple - I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Just a little dotty

 I know there are lots of markers out there but my favourite will always be Aqua Promarkers . I can add lots of water to make a pale wash or less water for more depth of colour.

Passion for Markers week 623 - going dotty - I coloured this little sweetie before I picked the papers -lucky I had just the thing in my stash. Note to self -DO NOT KEEP DOING THIS. - I should find the papers first.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Birthday balloons

 I'm not a wizz with my camera or the computer so what you get is just that - this pic does not show any of the green colour in the background paper or the middle balloon which is green gingham - I have no idea how to put this right- any ideas ?

Double 'D' challenge - 6th birthday  -party balloons -

 the balloon die is part of set from a company called  Darice - it also has a dies for a cake,candles and gift -  the' happy birthday' die is from Paper Roses.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Two cards for sketch number 1

These sketches are just a base to build on - I went with a patterned background and plain but embossed panels.

I flipped the sketch on its side and used twine to represent the panels- different but an obvious connection to the sketch.

 This year the lovely John Bloodworth is providing a sketch each week to inspire and share on his cardmaking facebook group. Do come along and join in .

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Three 3 panel cards

This was the first one I made and I really give much thought to the inside panels. Flowery paper on the outside a dark green paper for the second flap with a die cut circle and a stamped flower.

This second card I added paper to open flaps at each side and when you look at the front I used a paper with a reverse pattern - white with pink flowers and then a pink background with white flowers.

 For this 3rd card I just used double sided card which made the whole thing so much easier.

Not a difficult card to make if you have some circle dies - I just had not thought about how the papers should be used on the inside. I did get there in the end lol.

Have a lovely Christmas if possible with all this covid crap - we are wearing masks here in Tasmania for the first time since covid reared it's ugly. I know we have been very very lucky in our tiny state so I am not going to complain. Hugs to you all.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

merry christmas

 Over the years I have collected quite a few stamps and digis for this festive season but I just love the simplicity of a few circles. For me less is more every time. Classic gold and white.

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge 573 - include the word merry.

Double 'D' challenge lots of white - is this enough - I hope so.

Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Pudding -yum

 I couldn't resist making another card with this die- it's so cute. The sentiment stamp "seasons greetings" I'm not sure I like it - looks like a spider ran about with ink on his feet.

ABC Christmas challenge Y and Z - Yummy - you bet - I have to be honest about this and say the pudding I bought for last Christmas is still sitting in the pantry - I will check the date and maybe we will eat it this Christmas.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A trio of very cold birds

 I'm not sure where my mind was , I think I must have had brain freeze myself when I painted these birds . It never entered my head to paint them red/brown for little robins. so three tiny freezing birds , what can I say. It was a mix of acrylic and wooden stamps with watercolour pencils.

Beccy's November christmas challenge - I'm not sure which letter to put these under "B" for birds

Allsorts week 52 stamped or digital image - for a long time I had a love /hate relationship with acrylic stamps ,Since I made myself a stamping platform I now love my stamps.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Playing catch up at Beccy's christmas card challenge

 A warm sweater is a must for christmas in the northen hemisphere . A good walk after a big lunch or a stroll to the pub to catch up with friends and family - a sweater is a must.

This card says it all - home -the spirit of christmas - sadly this is as close to home as covid will allow for some families yet again. We can only hope 22 will be a better year.

 Pudding - plum or pavlova - just give me some please.

Beccy's November Christmas challenge - so late to the party but still a few days to participate.

S for sweater

H for home

P for pudding

Sunday, October 17, 2021

A little night owl

It's 10.30 at night not the best time to take a photo.- it's hard to see but the check paper is the same colour as the background of the owl. Apologies for the shadow at the bottom of the card.

Double 'D' challenge    - owls or pumpkins - we don't really do halloween so I was pleased the 'd' s gave us another option. I've used inks and coloured pencils.


a little touch of Christmas

making cards can be as simple as a few circles - if you have dies or punches it makes for some quick and elegant designs- I did have one horror moment - I stamped the sentiment direct to the card and then watched as the ink bled- I re stamped on separate scrap of card and stuck it over the mess.

 more circles  -  a stencil and some ink - the green colour looks a bit muddy on here for some reason WIF it's a warm avocado colour.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

washi tape christmas

 I've never been a washi tape fan - I have maybe 10 rolls and I was very tempted to throw them out but they took up so little room and it is good to hold dies etc in place. Two made for the charity box.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday offerings

sketch 92

                                                                     sketch 91

 these two cards are made using layouts from John - catch up with him if you love a layout , he also has cutting files . Layouts 91 & 92 are the most recent but he started way back with layout number 1 so there are plenty to choose from.

The papers are all from this 6x6 pad which I love love love - all the papers are different and they are all lovely.