Sunday, February 28, 2021

Warm wishes at Christmas

I hope you can see from this pic the front of the card has been replaced with acetate. I did see this technique on youtube and when I can find the post I will credit the maker.

 I used watercolour pencils which will always be my favourite medium . I used a wet brush direct to the pencil to get a dark colour. The christmas flower paper on the inside is from Echo Park Paper , the image I think is from Pollycraft. I love her outfit and little christmas wreath.

Feb Rudolph days challenge at Scrappymo - 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

you light up my life

I'm not a hearts and flowers girl , if my husband gave me something red/pink with a sickly sentiment I would be worried. Love comes in lots of colours so here is my take.

The paper , butterflies, script and lightbulb stamps are from IndigoBlu. I did tear up lots of paper and did lots of inking. The lightbulb is raised very slightly and the big butterfly has a second layer which sits up. The main sentiment is just made up from an an assortment of stamped letters.

Double D's valentine challenge - This doesn't exactly match your moodboard LOL but it is filled with love or should that be light.


I used lots of washi tape to mark out areas on this card and then used the markers to roughly colour inside the gaps - I then drew the black lines - this reminds me of an old fashioned blackboard that hasn't been cleaned properly.

I used this die set  from Darice but didn't like the leaves so I used a Kaisercraft leaf die. The flowers have all been edged with the lightest grey marker.I used an alapha die set from Couture Creations and it's not brilliant .

 Passion for Markers - challenge 577 dies /punches

Flower challenge 53 - stamps / dies 

I bought this flower die two weeks ago from Spotlight Stores - 

Monday, January 11, 2021

birthday cake

As I usually use  AquaMarkers which I love it was a surprise to see just how many other markers I actually had. So I used them to make the background for this card.

I over stamped in black with this stamp from Uniko.

The word celebrate came from this Letter it set.

My finished card

Passion for Markers week 573 - birthdays - it wouldn't be a birthday without cake.

My last post was food related  - I'm off to raid the fridge.

You may as well have a big one

 This muffin stamp is a big 5.5cm tall - part of set from Abi's Crafts - a very old set I've had for years. The words are from Letter it. The paper is a magazine freebie.

Double D's challenges are 5 years old - bring on the cupcakes for this challenge.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

I've bought it but now what ?

do you buy things and then wonder what sort of card to make. This embossing folder was a magazine freebie - some very dodgy ink blending  a few sequins and a sentiment all mounted on silver card.

background embossing folder Kaisercraft 'roses' - don't look too closely the hearts are upside down .
A bit of colour -some enamel dots and another sentiment.

 I painted this panel in November intending to use it for Christmas card but never found the right things to use it - I ran it through the freebie embossing folder added more enamel dots and a die cut sentiment . This one is my favourite.

The die cut used on all three is 'fine line flowers' from Kaisercraft.

Let me know what you think and if you have this die how did you use it.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

a little grey celebration

I used ProMarkers  in the grey tones to colour some scraps of paper and the die cut some trees. The sentiments are from Rangers Letter it  ' it's the little things' there are  more than 50 words in this stamp set which you can mix up to make your own greeting.

 Do trees make a suitable male card ?

Allsorts challenge week 605 anything goes

Passion for ProMarkers week 572 - add a sentiment

Saturday, January 2, 2021

What's your tipple

 I'm not going to lie I could drink for an  olympic gold medal when I was younger - now alas I only have to smell the stuff to have a headache. The two background papers are from  Couture Creations a 6x6 pad called "gentlemen's emporium".

I used my Promarker Aquamarkers to colour the image.

Passion for ProMarkers week 572 add a sentiment.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Christmas deer

 I popped this card in the post on Friday and then couldn't remember if I had taken a piccy -I had but the lovely green  paper does not look so good against the brown background.

Allsorts challenge week 602 has to be Christmas

Christmas Joy

 My last post contained this little gnome santa and here he is again stealing the show. I have problems with fiddly things so I am pleased when he is assembled and I can wash all the glue from my fingers.

Double D challenge - santa hats 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Seasons Greetings

 I got this gnome die set way back in May and this is the first time I've tried it out .There is also a lady gnome with pigtails , a different shaped hat and beard. They are so cute I wish I had used them before now when gnomes were everywhere - not sure what the current trend is.

Beccy's Place - november christmas alphabet challenge - 'M' for magical- with stars on his hat he does look like a magician- my husband says it looks like a badger -  he should have gone to specsavers.

Presents for all

Beccy's Place  november alphabet christmas challenge- All the presents had a little foam behind them - I'm loving this christmas pad from kaisercraft - love colour combos.


Home for Christmas

 I'm sure there will be a lot of families who don't get home this year to spend time with loved ones. 

Beccy's place - november alphabet challenge - 'H' home 

A wonky tree

 Beccy's place - month long alphabet christmas challenge . 'T' is for tree - Not sure about the tree stamp.

I've tried not to use too much red and green this year. The background was painted with pearlescent paints from Semco.I ran some dark grey paper through an embossing folder and then rubbed with white ink.

Using up scraps

 Beccy's Place - month long alphabet christmas challenge  'S' is for scraps - I love the 6x6 paper pads but you always have lots of scraps.

candles for christmas

 Beccy's Place November - month long alphabet challenge - 'c' is for candles - I have to say the older I get the longer it takes for me to do the housework which means less time to craft .I also realized I needed some birthday cards for December and January - annoyingly I forgot to take pictures. Sadly not many cards to enter this year.

Friday, November 6, 2020

that dog ate too much turkey

Beccy's place november challenge - I seem to have skipped the C' for now and moved straight onto 'D ' for dog - this old wooden stamp from Lucy's stamps is my fav Christmas sentiment - love the curves.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

merry and bright

 Beccy's Place -November challenge - day 5 Birds and animals -  Not the best pic as it doesn't show all the tiny gems in the flowers.This is a die from Ali Express - not the best of dies as it is much shorter than a normal card base.

a little bell

 Beccy;s Place - November chalenge - day 2 'B' is for bell - I'm using the same paperpad as on day 1 which is called 'First Noel ' from Kaisercraft and I love all the non traditional colours. It has blacks, greys ,mustards and some gold foils.

christmas gift

 after a shaky start I'm off and running with Beccy's great card challenge which runs for the whole of november.

Day 1 = A for 'A' frame card

Saturday, October 31, 2020

twit twoo singing for you

 ABC Christmas challenge -"U " up in the air or "V" for vixen /reindeer

Friday, October 16, 2020

birthday wreath

 I know we mostly associate wreaths with christmas but I personally think they work all year round. I had to cut up  a few stamps as I didn't have anything small enough so I will make some more . I used two green inkpads (apple and avocado ) and one sky blue. I will use a patterned paper for the background again as I think it just adds a softness.

Double 'D' challenge wreaths