Saturday, 21 May 2016

Terrible Teens - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Happy Saturday :o)

Over at Sweet Stampin', our challenge for this week is 'terrible teens'... and ooh mine is SO hard to please!  We're sponsored by the fabulous Lawn Fawn with a great prize for our lucky winner.

So, as a general rule Morgan is very supportive of my cards.  He often pops into the craft room and says lovely things about my makes... he raves about them to other people too, he's a great walking advert for me lol.  However... when it comes to cards for his own friends he becomes a flippin' nightmare!  They can't have too much stuff on them... that's embarrassing.  But they also can't be too simple... then there's not enough on them, and we might as well have bought one... sigh.  This one passed though thankfully, and was given to one of his friends.  Morgan quite likes neon at the moment, and there's a bit of detail on it but not too much.  Dex is SO much easier!

Items Used
Stamp - MFT Birthday Chalkboard Greetings
MFT Stitchable Dot Circle STAX
Stiched square - MFT Blueprints 14
Neon card - Papermania?  Might have been free with Docrafts mag
Doodlebug enamel dot
Star punch

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

Friday, 20 May 2016

At sea....

Hello :o)

I wanted to play along with this week's Less is More challenge, even though it's the dreaded 'one-layer' week... and the theme is 'at sea'... ummm.... ummm...

Ok, so I might be pushing the theme a bit, but that could be the sea that he's fishing in, couldn't it?

I don't usually enjoy making one-layer cards, but I have to admit, I did have fun with this one!  Lots of masking, inky splodging, flicking water and ink, spraying shimmery stuff... which doesn't show up in the main photo so here's a little close up that sort of shows it.

The only problem is, there are now smudges of ink on the back of the card, as it's just about impossible to be neat and tidy with that much ink flying around!

Items Used
Stamp - Kids at Play - Flourishes
Sentiment stamp - Penny Black
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters & Faded Jeans
Stampin' Up Ink - Night of Navy
Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Spray - Sea Foam
Paper Smooches Stitched dies
Plus water (and drops of night of navy ink) flicked off a paintbrush!

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

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Milestone word art - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I've made a couple of simple cards using a fab new set from DigiStamp Boutique... big bold sentiments for those special birthdays.

I printed them onto patterned paper from an old pad that I'm trying to use up... strangely whenever I try to use the scraps up, I just seem to create more... not sure if I've ever managed to completely finish a paper pad lol!

Items Used
NEW Milestone word art - DigiStamp Boutique
Papers - Happy Days - Papermania
Twill ribbon - Fantastic Ribbons
Buttons from my stash

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

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Penny Black cats...

Happy Saturday :o)

I spotted this die in a sale recently and just couldn't resist!  Wish there was a dog version too.

The lovely Sarah mentioned on yesterday's card that I could also enter it for the 'inlaid dies' challenge at AAA Cards... but I thought I might as well make a new card, seen as it gave me an excuse to use my new die.  I'm now thinking this one would be far better for the friend I made yesterday's card for... but I personalised that one lol!

Items Used
Penny Black feLINE die
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Paw print stamp - Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
White Ink - Stampin' Up

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

Friday, 13 May 2016

Less is More - pastel shades

Hello everyone :o)

Wow, that bug really wiped me out!  I've hardly done anything this week, just been too tired.  I really wanted to join in with Less is More though, so here's my attempt at 'pastel shades'...

My first play with that butterfly die that I was searching for.  I cut it from white card, and then from all the other colours, then pieced it back together... not totally successfully, as it didn't seem to want to go back together!  There are a couple of tiny gaps that are irritating me.

Items Used
Bellina Butterfly Ribbon die - Poppy Stamps
Sentiment & alphabet stamps - Paper Smooches
Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle
Stampin' Up Ink in Coastal Cabana

Off for another snooze... hope I'm back to normal tomorrow, need to get making again!

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

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Birthday Pip set - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

Sorry I disappeared for a couple of days... I've had a bug that knocked me out (literally, yesterday - I slept for hours!).  More or less back to normal now though.

I've used one of this month's new images from DigiStamp Boutique for today's card... this little cutie is Birthday Pip.

Items Used
Image & sentiment - NEW Birthday Pip set - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics (plus Wink of Stella on the cake topping)
Papers - Sugar Shoppe - Doodlebug
Flowers - MFT flower & leaf trio die
MFT stitched rounded rectangles
Doodlebug enamel dots
Buttons from my stash

Right, so it's nearly 5pm as I'm posting this... wonder which side of midnight it'll actually pop up on the blogger dashboard!

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

Saturday, 7 May 2016

May Flowers - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone :o)

Our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'May flowers' and we're sponsored by Crafty Ribbons with a £10 voucher for our lucky winner.

I played with an older Hero Arts stamp, and one of my favourite techniques that I've not used for ages... ink up the whole stamp with your lightest ink, then dab on other brighter/ darker shades, spritz the stamp with water, then stamp... easy peasy, and looks different every time.  I also tore paper for the background... so unlike me!

Items Used
Stamp - Hero Arts - Blooming Meadow
Bow die - Lil' Inkers
Sentiment stamp - MFT
(stamped in Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle)
Distress Inks (image) - Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Walnut Stain
Distress Ink (edges) - Frayed Burlap
Pearl brad - The Hobby House
Ribbon from my stash

Blogger is driving me mad... for some reason all my posts go up in the middle of the night at the moment, hours after I actually post them.  So I'm posting in the morning for a change, to see if it actually manages to pop up today!

Hope you have a lovely day :o)