Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Sweet Stampin' - one layer

Ok... so I got out of the habit of blogging again!  Let's have another try...

Here's my card for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', which is to make a 'one layer card'.  I should have posted this on Saturday, but there are still a few days left to play along (if you're quicker than I am...).

I prefer not to make one layer cards really, although I don't find them as scary as I used to.  I did end up cheating slightly with this one though, as it didn't feel quite finished without the twine.

Items Used
Stamps - Clearly Besotted
Inks - Stampin' Up 'soft sky', 'night of navy', 'crumb cake' & 'baked brown sugar'
Stitched wavy line die - L'il Inkers?
Enamel heart & brown dot - Doodlebug
Navy twine from my stash

Off to finish clipping the dog's hair... I started hours ago, but have to take plenty of breaks because he gets fed up.  Must get it finished today though, or he'll be lopsided for his walk tomorrow and all his doggy friends will laugh at him ;o)

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Sweet Stampin' - masculine

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'masculine', which is probably one of the easiest themes for me as I love making male cards... I know I'm a bit strange though!

Items Used
Image - My Batty Hero - Tiddly Inks
Colouring - Spectrum Noir Illustrators & Colourblend Pencils
Papers - Echo Park 'Magical Adventure'
Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Banner die - Memory Box?
Doodlebug enamel dots

We've hardly stopped today... took Dex for a haircut, then to a Lego Batman 'make & take' at Toys'R'Us, then went shopping to spend some of his birthday and Christmas money, then straight out for a very wet, muddy walk with the dog... I now have a wet, stinky dog snuggled up next to me!

Thanks for popping in, hope you're having a lovely weekend :o)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Jasper and Flower - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I'm here with my DT card for DigiStamp Boutique, using one of my favourite older images Jasper & Flower.

It was my mum's birthday yesterday, so this one was for her... anything with a cute creature on is perfect for her (she currently has 6 cats and 1 dog, but that's actually quite a reasonable amount for her, she's had far more in the past!).

Items Used
8" scalloped card blank
Image - Jasper & Flower - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers & ColourBlend Pencils
Papers - LOTV (now retired)
Sentiment Stamps - LOTV & Clearly Besotted
With Love die (cut 4 times & layered) - Penny Black
Doodlebug enamel dots

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Playing with Gilding Wax - The Inspirers DT

Hello :o)

I've got so behind with blogging, I've lost track of which cards have been blogged and which haven't... will try and catch up with them all over the next couple of weeks!  Here's one I made for The Inspirers DT for Crafter's Companion.

I bought some gilding wax last year and haven't really done much with it yet, then spotted a card in Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13 that inspired me to dig it out and have a play.  I embossed a couple of pieces of black card with the embossing folder that came with the magazine, then rubbed the gilding wax on with my fingers and gave it a quick 'buff' with a sheet of kitchen roll... love the effect with the spotty embossing!  I did the same with the die cut pieces - it's all cut from black card with gilding wax rubbed on.

Items Used
Embossing folder - FREE with Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13
Sara Signature Birthday Party Collection - Birthday Wish die
Sara Signature Autumn Morning Collection - Flourish Leaves die (cut up)
Gilding Wax - Empire Gold

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Sweet Stampin' - spots & dots

Hello!... I'm hanging my head in shame, it's been so long since I blogged anything.  I'm aiming to craft and blog much more often this year though... and now I've said it I'll have to stick to it!

I'm here with a card for our latest challenge at Sweet Stampin', which is 'spots & dots'.

It's a while since I've done much colouring, so I'm a bit rusty... forgot how much fun it was!

Items Used
Image - Snoozing Louie - DigiStamp Boutique
Coloured with Illustrator markers
Bear: GB2, EB1, EB2, EB4, EB7 Chair: VB1, VB2, BT9, blender (spots), MB4, GB11 Book: YG1, YG2, YG3, GG5 Cup: GY1, GY4, OR2 Shadow: IG1, BG1, BG2, BG6, BG8, blender
Papers - Simple Stories 'So Rad'
Sentiment stamp - Little Claire
Buttons from my stash

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' - Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone :o)

It's our 7th birthday over at Sweet Stampin', so we have a nice easy 'birthday' challenge theme, plus a prize from Crafts & Me and an extra mystery prize too.

Here's my card...

I used some fab new goodies from Crafter's Companion's Birthday Party collection, with a super cute older image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Items Used
7" square card blank made from A3 Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Gold
Image - Daisy & Cake - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs & Illustrators & Clear Sparkle pen - Crafter's Companion
(left the die in place after cutting, and inked the lettering with white ink before removing)
Core'dinations Darks cardstock
Doodlebug enamel dots

Ooh, we've booked to see Fantastic Beasts at the cinema tomorrow... I've been looking forward to this for months (we're all slightly Harry Potter obsessed in our house).  I'm probably more excited than the kids lol... can't wait!!

Thanks for popping in, hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' - red for remembrance

Hello everyone :o)

Our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin' is 'red for remembrance' and we're sponsored by Crafts U Love.

I made a Christmas card to add to the (teeny tiny) pile, using a fab new image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Items Used
Image & Sentiment - Merry & Bright - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noir Illustrators
Papers - Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Memory Box Precious Stars die
Doodlebug enamel glitter dot
Glamour Dust

I had to treat myself to the new Illustrator pens from Crafter's Companion... I've been playing with them lots and love them!  There's a brush nib and a fine bullet nib in each pen, gorgeous rich colours and they blend beautifully... can't wait for the rest of the colours to come out, I need them all ;o)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening!