Monday, December 18, 2017

lots of layers


A couple of cards using a layout which gives lots of scope to use doilies or die cuts and in my case punched circles and fancy edge scissors  - I could happily make  lots using different colour combo's. The cardstock base is 14.5 x 10.5 cm.

Friday, December 15, 2017

hey litte fox

This sweet little fox stamp was a magazine freebie - stamped 3 times - I'm not a fan of sticky pad so I the body was raised slightly higher with one extra layer of card stock and the head had two extra layers, all coloured with lots of water and AquaMarkers in 'alizarin crimson' and 'cerulean blue'.The stamp sentiment is also a magazine freebie.

Passion for ProMarkers - week 424 - add a sentiment

Thursday, November 30, 2017

day 30 - do what you love

What I love is my favourite stamp ever - it doesn't matter what the season - green/yellow combo is great for spring/summer cards -brown/grey is good for male cards -blue/silver for Christmas -here I picked brown and red for a vintage feel.

My cardstock base was a beige/pinky colour -I used a honeycomb stencil around the edges with a light brown ink- I stamped over all this with a text stamp and white ink - I stamped dec25 a few times over the card along with a joy stamp before final adding the sentiment.

And here are my 30 cards -I was so far behind I think I made 6 cards in one day just to catch up.
Thank to Beccy for this wonderful challenge. What will I do next week - carry on with kitchen reno I still have to finish -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day 29 - 'Z' is for Z fold

Well folks it's day 29 at Beccy's Place -  'Z' is for Z fold- again I've tried to use an unusual colour- I quite like the relaxing tones of brown and white.

'Y' is for YULE

Over the past 28 days I have tried to use colours that were not a red/green or  blue/silver combo but I may have gone too far this time - that blue really is THAT blue.

Beccy's Place - November challenge - Y is for yule

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

'X' is for kisses

I was a bit stuck on 'X' but universally it's know as a kiss .Beccy's November challenge. Two cuties pulling a Christmas cracker.

DAY 18 beccy's sketch

This is my take on the sketch Beccy provided way back on day 18 - Santa high in the sky.
Beccy's November challenge.

'T' for trees and traditional christmas colours

Beccy's November challenge - 'T' is for tree and traditional

Sunday, November 26, 2017

'W' is for wreath

Beccy's place - November challenge - 'W' is for wreath- I almost did a white on white wreath ,I've done them before and they are always so pretty.

Use a freebie Christmas image from Beccy

Beccy's place  - November challenge - use a freebie - I used soft greys - lilac and pale blue -I added glossy accents to the two plain baubles and lots of gems.

'V' is for vase full of holly

Beccy's place - November challenge -- 'V' is for vase

'U' under the mistletoe

Beccy's place  - November challenge - 'U' under the mistletoe- this was the only image I had but it's so pretty - I printed out an extra bow but I haven't raised it up with sticky pads- it's just the thickness of the cardstock.

'N' is for Noel

Beccy's place  - November challenge-  I have a nativity card to finish off as part of my 'N' letter but I also made the noel card as well.

'Q ' is for quarters

Beccy's place  - November challenge - a chistmas card everyday - 'Q' is for quarters - I followed your lead on this Beccy - I couldn't come with any else for this letter.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

'S' is for Santa

I will try and get a better photo as the green colour is very pale. As you can see Santas' work is done for another year .Beccy's November challenge - 'S' is for Santa soundly asleep.

'R' is for Reindeer and Rudolph

I love all things Scandi and their use of red and white . Sadly this was the only piece of gingham I had but I think it's enough to do the job.  Beccy's November challenge -'R' is for reindeer.

'P'is for partridge and peartree

I looked on the internet and the partridge is not the most colourful of birds . Beccy's November challenge - 'P' for partridge and peartree.

'O' is for oval

Beccy's Place - November challenge -come and join the fun - lots of prizes on offer . I took the easy way out with this one and just did an oval shape - lots of pink and pale blue - I found a paper I liked and started from there with the colours.

Monday, November 20, 2017

'M' is for mittens

Beccy's November challenge - 'M' is for mittens - I remember mine being sheepskin -cosy and warm.

'L' is for layers

Beccy's November challenge -'L' is for layers -  I think I must be a purple person , most of the flowers in my garden are purple . The papers are from lots of different sources - the sentiment stamp is from 'stamp-it'.

'K' is for king - 3 to be exact

Beccy's place  - November challenge -  when it came to K my first thought was kraft but I like the kings better.

'J' is for jumper to keep out the cold

Beccy's place - November challenge for the whole month - make a card everyday or just when you have the time. 'J' is for Jumper '

I haven't celebrated Christmas since we came to Australia - it really is a Northern hemisphere thing with snow and lots cold weather-  family and friends getting together over the holiday period with all the males wearing their Christmas sweaters .

Thursday, November 16, 2017

'I' is for Iris folding


Beccy's Place November challenge - 'I' is for Iris fold - I didn't have a pattern for this and just used a round hole punch and then cut out the extra bit at the top which is why they are all slightly different- I used soft pink and green which I quite like.

'G' is for glitter

I'm still playing catch up at Beccy's Place November challenge - 'G' is for glitter - I had a roll of sequin waste that was just the right colour and it was easier than I expected to stick it down using a little glossy accents and double sided tape.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

'F' is for fancy fold

Beccy's November card challenge- make a festive card everyday. The papers are from the 6x6 paper stack Kaiser craft issued - I think maybe last year .  'F' is for fancy fold -can gatefold really be a fancy fold ?

'H' is for Holly


I love this holly paper- it came from a Kaiser craft 12x12 Christmas pack in 2013.
Beccy's November challenge to create Festive cards for the whole month.

'E' is for embossing'

Beccy's November card challenge- E is for embossing - I stamped the sentiment in gold ink but used clear powder to heat emboss and tone down the usual bright effects.Sorry about the pics it's very sunny here today.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bingo at Beccy's

I was hoping to post all my cards in order but when the BINGO challenge came up I had a card idea to fit - so I went with the diagonal of die cut -ribbons and buttons.Come and play with Beccy's month long challenges.

'D' is for Dog

The letter 'D' in Beccy's month of Christmas cards challenge -  cute puppy fast asleep waiting for santa. I still have to play catch up and do 'E' and 'F' .

Monday, November 6, 2017

'C' is for Christmas - Choirs and Carols

Mr and Mrs Mouse in full voice - I love her coat with holly on it - I added lots of glitter to all the snowflakes. Beccy's Place -  a month long of Holidays Cards with lots of prizes on offer.

'B' is for bell

Wow ,I'm already behind and Beccy is only up to 'F' . I will have to find some time to play catch.
A simple bell shape with some bakers twine tied in a bow - the border is washi tape- I added glossy accents to the red berries. Join in the fun at Beccy's Place with a month of Christmas themed cards.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

'A' is for the colour APRICOT

Join in all the fun at Beccy's Place with her' month of holiday cards' . Day one was the letter 'A' so I've used non traditional xmas colours and combined grey and apricot.

Friday, October 27, 2017

A little lion for a little one

City Crafter challenge - week 385 - jungle animals  - I'm not convinced about the colour combo
but it makes a change from blue or pink usually associated with baby cards. I used watercolour pencils to colour him .

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A bit blue

The cards above and below were made with papers from a Christmas Pad - I've had the pad for a while and tried to use papers last year but none of them seemed to match so I think a lot of the papers will end up in the bin. I had stash of small envelopes and used an A4 piece of card which I cut up to make this fold over type card .

It's been ages since my last post -I've been busy getting the garden ready for the Summer and part of this has been making the veggie patch smaller- we always grow more than we can eat.
I'm working on a cross stich of a sausage which will be made into a cushion- it should be finished in the next two weeks.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

baby elephant

Baby elephants are as cute as can be but once they are fully grown they can move mountains with their strength.

Incy Wincy - Go wild -