Friday, 31 August 2012

Yellow Belt

Love this feeling of crafty pals leaving such friendly comments on my blog. I do so enjoy reading them.
I have been double good this week, my only purchase has been my canvas paper and this is boy card number two.  I will have to stretch my memory back to growing up with three brothers to get my imagination going. I will admit that this image took a minimum of colouring in but hopefully that yellow belt covers the important element.
Image - Karate Kid stamp from lotv 
coloured with letraset pens 
also lotv sentiment stamp from set 6 which I embossed.
 Paper and card - card blank is a 19 x 12cm made using Paper Mill card
  backing paper mixed up kid's paper pack
bits and bling also from my stash.
Dies used - Designer labels die and
Spellbinders circles.
 I would like to enter this card in  :- 
 Anything but Square Lilis Little Fairies Challenge

Thursday, 30 August 2012

True Friends

Well I need a talking to, I have about two boy cards left in my box so if my crafty pals should see me straying towards girl cards and pink or purple in the next week please feel free to nudge me back on track.
I decided to follow a sketch to kick off this boy card and apart from forgetting to mount my dotty paper onto the blue card to leave a small outline I was happy enough. I have used this image before and it always brings a smile.
Image - Tolerance stamp by Mo Manning
 coloured with letraset pens and also half a whimsy sentiment.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and blue backing paper is from my mixed up kid's paper pack
and the dotty paper from papermania liquorice sherbet

Dies used - Go Kreate Frilly #7,  Sizzix Ironwork Frame,
Spellbinder wonky rectangles and  Lifestyle star.

I am entering this card into :-  
Here Come the Boys Sketch #34
Mo's DP2 Challenge #150 - "Lovely Layers" w/Mo image Mos Digital Challenge 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

I Can Fly Too

After getting my whole post written yesterday and then for some reason it disappeared (I suspect I pressed the wrong button lol) hopefully it will be plain sailing today. Fun load of bits on my card today and it is an easy card as it is pink so I'll be popping it into the pink challenge.

No image today but a die cut bear from the DieMonde range
 Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6
  backing paper, ribbon and bling from my stash.
Dies used - Memory box kaleidescope and Moonlight butterly
the sentiment is made on the computer and cut with a Designer labels die. 
The offcut of brown card is heavily embossed and highlighted using a promarker.
 
I am entering this into :- In the Pink - Challenge#2 - Things with Wings..

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A little bit further

It has been a wee while and no real excuse, well I did misplace a small die and had to tidy my desk looking for it (should have had a whole work team for that job) , anyway I couldn't believe when I found it placed on the middle of the magnetic sheet holding my grand labels.
Patricia kindly told me where she buys her canvas paper so I nipped to that shop which is opposite the supermarket and picked some up. It would have been really rude not to use it so here is my recipe this time round :- I
painted a background on some plain paper
painted a  variety of die cut leaves and placed them loosely over the background
took a photograph
printed the photograph onto the canvas paper


then I started my card. Getting slightly better at photographing acetate, I hope I remember how I did it next time. I even managed to cut the slit in the acetate to slip the wee mouse through without any pain.
Image - part of Surprise! stamp (1649k) from penny black
coloured with letraset pens and pencils.
 Paper and card - card blank is a 19 x 12cm made using centura pearl card
  backing paper top layer (see above) and lower layer from my stash.
Dies used - Memory box Grapevine Wreath and
Spellbinders circle to cut the acetate,
Card Candi - Newsprint. 

I am entering this card into :- 
       Anything Goes Challenge Blog Challenge #74 Make Your Own Background



Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Posh Hat

It's Wednesday and all is fair to middling , the weather has succeeded in it's dastardly way and we have a drip from the roof, still it is due replacement next year so it will have to wait until then. Hopefully it won't eat into my crafting budget, but if I really owned up, if my crafting stash was laid out singly I may be able to cover the country. Therefore it is very important that I should use some up and try not to buy too much more. Why oh why are there so many tempting things and so little will power.
I would like to say I am very happy to have new followers and also lovely comments. 
The backing paper I used for my card was a free gift with a purchase I made so I don't know where it came from, the jute ribbon was a purchase made when I was too sleepy, and clicked the wrong item into my basket, I was supposed to be buying some seam binding, but I think it was a happy accident as I do like it..
Image - New Hat stamp from lotv 
coloured with letraset and marvy pens.
 Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
  backing paper was a free gift
and the card is from my stash.
Dies used - Marianne Craftables CR1201 and
Spellbinders squares,
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this card in the challenge :-  Oh So Girlie lili of the valley
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Colour Play

When mojo goes completely walkabout well a girl just has to have a play. I wandered about the internet looking for inspiration and saw a challenge which I reckon fits the bill exactly. Yes - pink, lilac, blue, green and tangerine. I am not actually a tangerine sort of person but playing with stash is what I did and here is the result.

I would like to enter this card in the challenge that inspired me - the Ribbon Girl August Colour Challenge


Friday, 17 August 2012

X-stitch Mice

A fun challenge on the Joanna Sheen forum as it passes mid month again. This time we need to use a bit of stitching and although I can no longer do any real sewing I found a bit of embroidery thread and had fun. The piercing die made it easy and I will be on the look out for more of the same. I accept I need to put a bit of practice in taking photos of mirror card and it is on my list of things to do, but hopefully it looks ok. I am beginning to wonder about the number of favourite stamps I have, here is another one.


Image - .... Mice Day! (1651K)  stamp from Penny Black
 coloured with letraset pens
and sentiment from lotv set 10.
Paper and card - card blank is homemade
and backing paper is from an old 12x12 Paper Pack,

Dies used - Lifestyle nesting doily rectangles,
Sizzix - Tim Holtz embossing folder 'stitches'
and Magnolia Doohickeys Fairytale Tag,
bling, embroidery thread and mirror card from stash.

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Muted colours

Well we will have chalked up 36 years of married life later today, I can just about remember the summer of 1976 and some bright spark said we were going to have a repeat of it this year, was he ever wrong.
I haven't used muted colours on a stamped image for ages, see I still couldn't resist pinking it up. This stamp is usually used as a Christmas stamp but I took away the holly and the lantern as I like to get more use from my stamps. I did give her back a lantern of course. There is even a smidgen of Polychromos Pencils used, gosh will I enjoy playing with these.


Image - Willow with Lantern stamp from Whiff of Joy
coloured with letraset pens and a smidgen of Polychromos Pencils.
 Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
  backing paper is from Iabelle's 6x6 pack
and the paper is from my stash.
Dies used - Lifestyle lace square, lantern is a bit of Cheery Lynn E130,
 Magnolia Doohickeys Tilda Doily, hellebores and doily flower
die-namics Royal leaves and crealies 11 ,
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenge covered :-Challenge 56 - Pink and Green   Wild Orchid Challenge blog *
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

One Lazy Cat

I think I could slumber away today myself, it is bucketing down outside. I do need an occasional belated birthday card and I think this could meet the requirement. It is yet again a very favourite and well used stamp and gives me the giggles. The mirror card is actually pink and a good match to the rest of the card but my camera is determined to fib about it. I typed the sentiment.
Image - Uplifting Occasion (1738K)  stamp from Penny Black
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from Annabelle's Meadow 6x6 Paper Pack,

Dies used - Spellbinders,  Die-namics Lets'Chat
and Memory Box Nestled Bird,
bling from stash.

Challenge covered :-    Penny Black at allsorts

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Walkies

My goodness the thunder rolled on and on this morning. Decided against putting my computer on just in case although I think the lightening was being doused by the heavy rain. My kindle has gone to sleep so I'm charging it up and hoping it will reboot, it is still under guarantee. So it is a good job us crafters don't need technology, especially as I had the forethought (or luck) in printing the paper yesterday. So fun was still had this morning and although I didn't come up with a super photo I am happy with the card. I double stamped this image and layered it and although a bit finicky for me to do I like the result.
Image - Lead the Way stamp from Funky Kits
 coloured with letraset and copic pens with a bit of sakura stardust clear.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from a nitwit digi.

Dies used - Memory Box orchard tree frame, 
Spellbinders labels,
and Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax,
bling and mirror card from stash.

Challenge covered :- The Sugar Bowl: Challenge 89 - Maria Therese's Sketch (Butterflies)
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Friday, 10 August 2012

Yellow mono fairy

I am so very happy to be receiving comments on my blog. I think I have managed to switch the word verification thingy off so please let me know if I haven't. This is all still very new to me. I am still in fairyland today but as I used a sakura stardust pen there isn't too much glitter about. I don't know why this little fairy slipped to the bottom of the box as she is such a sweetie and I enjoyed colouring her. I have made an attempt at keeping to a single colour choice so hopefully it has worked.
Image - Dandelion Clock stamp from lotv 
coloured with letraset pens and sakura stardust.
 Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
  backing paper is from a nitwit digi
and the card is from my stash.
Dies used - Memory box kaleidoscope butterfly ,
Spellbinders eyelet square and Lifestyle lace square,
bling from stash.

Challenge covered :-  Monochrome lili of the valley
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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Pink fairy

Where did all this pink paper and card come from? In fact I have to own up, it is never far away and just what you need on an overcast Somerset day. Also never far away is my collection of great fairy stamps. My Celtic roots allow me to enjoy every minute of playing with fey items and with Gaelic songs playing in the background this card was all about having fun. The sentiment says it all again.
Image - Hazel stamp from Funky Kits
 coloured with letraset pens.
Whimsy Take Flight sentiment,
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from a 6x6 pad (I've lost the front)

Dies used - Sizzix Tags rounded to create the oval
Spellbinders rectangle and square,
and Whimsy Double Scallop border and the Kites,
ribbon and pink card from stash.

Challenge covered :-  ( Totally Gorjuss   -   Challenge 143 - Its a sketch )

                                                            FIFTY SHADES OF.................. PINK!

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Feathers

Been very brave today and got the feather box out, I'm not great with feathers as it reminds me of plucking chickens as a kid which was the most hated chore on the croft. Ok I know our chickens weren't purple but even those give me a bit of a shudder. However I felt that feathers was the stuff to use on this card and so I just had to focus on the 'champagne' colour. It has been a funny week for my cardmaking as Monday and Tuesday I was doing some  hand cut decoupage from the "Big One" cd, and as my hands aren't brilliant it was very hard work.All 3 cards are for family so they won't appear on here.
So as a treat today I am playing with my PBs and they always bring a smile.I added a sentiment from Whimsy which I thought very useful with my selection of chicken stamps.
Image - Surprise! and Cluck Cluck Cluck! stamps from Penny Black
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper and card - card blank is an 8x8
and backing paper is from Prima Almanac 6x6 Paper Pack,

Dies used - Spellbinders ovals and square, 
and Go Kreate Ornament Frilly#2,
twine and feathers from stash.

Challenge covered :- Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Wish fairy

Sat here very quietly today, my computer threw a wee tizz this morning and didn't start up correctly and then when it did it didn't want to connect to 'hyberspace'. Still all ok now and I'll get on with this little card. The sentiment stamp is very fine and I had a bit of trouble putting down enough ink with it to do the embossing well, I must remember to use a darker ink next time. I used a memory box buckle die behind the greeting which gave it the bit of colour I wanted. I do like to get more than one use from my dies.
Image - Wish upon a Star stamp from Funky Kits
 coloured with letraset pens and a bit of pencil.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from Papermania capsule Lemon Sorbet

Dies used - Spellbinders circle, Marianne LR0141 
and Memory Box marietta buckle,
ribbon and candi from stash.
 


Friday, 3 August 2012

Fairies on the Bottle

It has just brightened up here so I will do this quickly and then I'm out. This started of as an attempt at 'Iris folding' but that is never going to be listed under my accomplishments. I do try the Double MM fun challenge on the JS forum but for this month I have to admit I'm really more of a kaleidescope person. The stamps I used today are all very well used. I think the two outline ones were one of the first craft item I bought online and imagine my surprise when they arrived and I realised how wee they were - however they have proved very worthwhile. I should really have called this post "not iris folding" as I am never mean to fairies.
Everything used is from stash,

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Same image 2 cards

Not going to mention that weather today but I received my new wellies in the post. I played with one of my favourite stamps twice. I also learned a valuable lesson, diecut your topper before putting the bling on, even with a soft piece of card to protect the bling the bigshot took revenge.  A few days ago a friend put a card on her blog with some lovely nitwit paper and I thought "I like that lots", fortunately I checked what I had already downloaded and there it was, already done. (One up against FM, I have to work very hard at being that logical). Part of these cards is my attempt to use some stash so hopefully they don't look to bitty as a result.
Image - Daisy stamp from some time ago
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from Nitwit digi papers

Dies used - Marianne LR0236, and Die-namics Let's Chat
Card 2 and my attempt  to use more stash.
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from Papermania Lemon Sorbet

Dies used - Marianne LR0156 , spellbinders circles, 
 and a CREAlies die from Joanna Sheen shop
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Simple Tractor

A bit of an overcast day here but an early start for me. I kept this card totally simple in the end having had 2 goes at colouring in the image. Got so close to it the first time and then messed up completely, never mind. Don't know where this year is going to but it is hurtling along at a fair pace. The card - This little fella is such a cutie and reminds me so much of my friends little boy. I have messed up my corner rounder cutting thick acetate so the corners aren't quite what they should be, must get hubby to look at it. Please spy my new die which is chat bubble. I'm really taken with these so you will see more of them. I suppose to be honest I'm just addicted to dies.
Image - Little Farmer stamp from Funky Kits
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6x6 from Joanna Sheen
and backing paper is from Nitwit digi papers

Dies used - Spellbinders Frame4, and Die-namics Let's Chat