Friday, March 30, 2018

another modern male card

following on from my last post another easy card to make for a male - tiny splashes of colour are just enough to make this card pop.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

modern card for DAD

Male cards are always a pain in the bum if the recipient doesn't have a hobby so a few punched circles seemed like a good idea.

The Happy Birthday is a stamp and the word DAD is done from a rub on alphabet sheet  along with the word celebrate .

Crafty Gals Corner - challenge 162 anything goes

Saturday, March 24, 2018

just flying by

I've been seriously under the weather this week - headache - nausea - stomach pain - thought I would end up in A&E - a trip to my GP who diagnosed abdominal migraine - that's a new one to me - just to be sure blood tests are being done in case it's an allergy to something.

I made this card for the Christmas card throwdown but missed the entry time.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

sunday morning stamping

If you saw my earlier posts using stamps from my local craft store- a  coffee pot with cup and saucer -  a mushroom - the two cards below are using more of theses inexpensive stamps.
This is another one of the unmounted red rubber stamps  - it cost just $2 but is only the bouquet -I added the stems - to be honest why would you have a stamp of just the flowers without stems - I'm not sure how you would use it - I cut an acetate jar shape and added a second shorter piece of acetate to make a water level.

This butterfly stamp cost only 50cents - not the best butterfly in the world so I decided to leave it plain and add blue papers and a bit of a square doily .

I probably won't buy anymore of these stamps - not sure I like the hand drawn effect and for me the outline are just a bit too thick .

Thursday, March 15, 2018

just a bit of holly

CAS Christmas card challenge -march - holly- this stamp was a magazine freebie which I stamped with spruce green ink and then added watercolours to get this washed out look. The cardstock was very porous and the colours bled out which I really like.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

flowers for a friend

CAS mix up - march challenge - stamping, acetate,+ my choice - I cut the jam jar from acetate - coloured the flowers with water colour pencils added  bakers twine and a few tiny gems, stamped sentiment.

blue and more blue

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 99 - birds /feathers - using my favourite
Stampavie stamp and watercolour pencils.