Saturday, March 23, 2019

just a bear




This little bear is so cute - coloured with promarkers - it's for my MIL - I hope she like it . After almost 20 years of crafting I have finally bought a machine to emboss and die cut - I have only bought a few things but I love being able to cut out this lovely nesting shape to add to my cards.The tiny butterflies are from a punch and the sentiment is a stamp.


My Time to Craft - challenge 393 - mothers day or female

Southern Girls - Someone Special - for my MIL

Double D challenge - gingham - this paper is so pretty with the tiny hearts

Crafty Animals - challenge 24 - anything goes with an animal

Friday, January 11, 2019

lots of paper


 
 
I haven't made a card this shape before but it's always good to try something different - not sure if I would make another one - I used 5 co-ordinating papers from a 6x6 pad- the chair image is from A Day For Daisies.
 
Southern Girls challenge - Anything goes
 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Not my finest work





 
I hope you all had a good and relaxing time over the holidays - we don't 'do' Christmas so when everybody was rushing around buying presents and organising mountains of food I thought I would chill out and make some cards UNTIL my husband said he would be working at home due to renovations at the office.
He took over my craft space and all I could was sit quietly and read - not a bad thing, I do love a good murder.I think all the noisy jobs have been done and so I can to desk again.
 
This was supposed to be a quick card to make but turned into a monster - I wanted pink paper for the chair - only pink would do and it had to have a small pattern - I only had white so out came the Aquamarkers in blue and red. I rarely sew on my cards and you see why -its all wonky - why didn't I draw pencil lines on the back of the paper - a blonde moment I guess.
 
 
The image is from A Day For Daisies
 
Passion for ProMarkers - week 474 - add a sentiment

Monday, December 24, 2018

Little bird version 2

 After my first real attempt at multiply stamping on patterned paper I decided it was worth a second try. I picked a paper with just a hint of a pattern and then went mad with multiple stamps - all shown below
 



 




 I used 9 different stamps - a gold stamp pad and a white gel pen. I'm not sure it's  quite right but I am getting better with practice.


keeping it simple

 My husband makes fun of me  - in the nicest possible way - food should always taste yummy but it does no harm if it looks good as well - a simple can of vegetable soup - I always add a drizzle  of cream or crème fresh or yoghurt add then a sprinkle of paprika - picture perfect. Have a look in your fridge and at your spices next time you open a can of soup.



 
 
It would be lovely if I had a big freezer -I would make my own soups - I do like to make savoury flans ( who decides if it's a quiche or a flan ) I made 3 sizes - some have bacon - some have spinach and some have chorizo - the thing they all have is cheese - eggs and onion - I never fry the onions - I boil small amount of milk in pan -add the chopped onions and turn off the heat - I leave it to go cold then strain out the onion keeping the milk to add the eggs.
 

 
I also made a whole orange cake and to make a drizzle I boiled down some freshly squeezed orange juice along with a tablespoon of orange marmalade . I don't think this will around for very long - it is yummy.

Friday, December 21, 2018

A little bird




Most of my cards are very simple and also very boring - I don't added lots of flowers or bulky embellishments , I like things that are easy to post. I decided to have a go at stamping and shading onto patterned paper. I think this is a sheet from Graphic45 . I added the bird stamp and blue shading round the bird - the sentiment - white dots and the blue diamonds - I'm not sure if I should have added more but I quite like results .

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A few cards to use up my stash

 
 
I have no idea when I bought this 12x12 pack of Christmas papers, there are 5 patterned sheets and one with images to cut out-  it came from my local discount store. Some of the papers are a bit drab and some are fuzzy ,obviously badly printed. I can probably make quite a few cards with the good bits .
 
I chopped out the reindeer image and mounted it twice - on red then white cardstock - the bottom section of the card looked a bit empty so I punched a few shapes (stars,snowflakes , tiny trees ) from the same paper and glued them on.
 
 


The santa and the reindeer strip were cut from the image sheet and stuck on one of the background sheets. The white bits on the santa and the deer were a beige colour and didn't really stand out so I used a white gel pen to add a bit of contrast.


This stripey paper already had the baubles printed on it - I just cut out the Christmas stockings from the image sheet and added a sentiment .

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

christmas candles

 
I used coloured pencils for this image - the background paper is very dark green which looks  almost black in the pic.
 
 
Incy Wincy - Square Cards

Beccy's Place - November challenge day 3 - C is for candles

Friday, November 2, 2018

Christmas baubles



A chance to use up some peel offs - the white base card seems to have a slight sheen to it and the inks just didn't want to play nice - the sentiment stamp is a bit wacky - not sure if I like it .

Beccy's Place - November card challenge - day 2 'B' is for BAUBLES .



a little bit christmas

 

 
 
This sweet little angel was coloured using my AquaMarkers - glossy accents added to the berries and her pink cheeks - a wink of stella added to her wings.
 
 
Beccy's Place - a month of holiday cards- day 1 using the letter 'A'for ANGEL
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Passion for ProMarkers-  week 467 - Christmas or Winter

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

a little bit of love

 
 
Passion for Promarkers - week 467 Halloween colours - green -orange- purple and black. I love the quirky giraffes- they make me smile - coloured with aquamarkers - the washi tape is the same dark purple as the flowers and the gems - I took several photos but they all look the same - not sure why the colour is wrong.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

celebrate





I think there is enough white to call this card CAS . I used watercolour pencils in shades of brown ,orange and green for the challenge at CAS watercolour challenge .

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Using up old stuff

 
I realised when this was posted I had forgotten to colour the 3 flowers around the edges - that has now been done.
 
how many of you still have old peel offs in gold and silver - I have quite a few and some black ones which I thought were very smart at the time - and that time is probably 14 or more years ago - I cannot count the number of times I've put them in my craftroom waste bin only to rescue them 5 minutes later - just in case.
 
 

 
I wanted to recycle this Christmas card  - I loved the image - I had a card base in a colour called 'forest green' which matched the colour of the middle king -the gold mount around the edges works really well with the gold peel off border and sentiment.

I WILL use up all my peel offs - eventually - maybe - sometime - perhaps this should be my mantra.

BINGO at ProMarkers



This little bird stamp is from Stampavie and is used more than any other stamp I have . I could happily make all my cards with this stamp - it works with pale colours - dark tones for  Christmas -
I just love it and should probably buy a spare.


Passion for Promarkers - week 466 - BINGO - I did the diagonal - flowers -image- sentiment - coloured with AquaMarkers.

I've tried for a long time to add lots of layers - papers- flowers and to include lots of different colours but it's just not my style - for me less is better.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

birthday wishes



this little  stamp is quite old - I think it may be a stampavie by tina wenke- coloured with
AquaMarkers -


southern girls - include an animal

incy wincy designs - happy birthday challenge

I love promarkers - challenge 370- anything goes with a birthday