Sunday 28 February 2021

Calendar Page

I didn't remember to get a calendar before Christmas and with stationery shops still shut I decided this week to make a start on doing my own.

I did the bottom half in Excel and printed onto 240gsm white card (two months to an A4 sheet).

Friday 26 February 2021

Rocker card

Today's card is one I've repurposed - I'd made it back in 2016 when I was on the Polkadoodles DT but I'd never got around to using it (you can see the original card here).

I replaced the stamp topper with a pre-coloured image from an old LOTV art pad (you can still get digital versions of their art pad images from their Etsy shop)

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Angel Fish

I've had a play with Craftascope's All the 8's stencil to make the background for today's card.

Leonie Pujol did this technique on hochanda a week or two ago - you put inks on your craft mat and spritz with water then put your stencil in the ink and 'stamp' with it.

Monday 22 February 2021

One in a Chameleon

Since slimline cards seem to be all the rage at the moment I thought I would have a go at one.

I die-cut circles into a piece of white card 10cm x 20.5cm and put 3D foam on the reverse to add dimension. Then I glued larger circles of paper onto a DL card base to go behind the apertures.

Saturday 20 February 2021

Anniversary Butterflies

A variation on my Love Birds cards today with the hearts just tied to a tree branch and butterflies instead of birds.

Thursday 18 February 2021

So many chocolates

  A little chocolately goodness for you today, using an old Denami stamp I found in my stash.

I have a feeling this will be me at Easter. Having munched through a large bar of Toblerone at the weekend I decided in a fit of madness that I'd give up chocolate for lent (yes, I m regretting that decision already).

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Anniversary Pigs

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new followers.

I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer over at Addicted to Stamps today for their latest challenge.

The theme for the next two weeks is 'Any Occasion'

Sunday 14 February 2021

Valentine number 3

Happy Valentine's Day everyone

I did a CAS variation on my GDT card for Cut It Up, using Hunkydory adorable scorable card as a base. 

Friday 12 February 2021

Love Bird

I'm thrilled to say that I am a guest designer over at Cut It Up for their 'All You Need Is Love' challenge starting today - thank you ladies for having me.

(this is my 2nd option for this year's Valentine card for hubby)

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Summer Leaves

A bit of watercolour stamping for you today using a beautiful set called 'Summer Leaves' by Stampendous (I've had these for over 10 years but bizarrely not made much use of them).

I find I get the best results with this technique if I stamp once onto scrap paper and then spritz the stamp with water before stamping onto my project.

Monday 8 February 2021

Valentine number 1

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new follower, Anke.

This is one of the possible Valentine's cards for my hubby - I decided to make a few so that I can choose my favourite. 

Saturday 6 February 2021

Birthday Wishes

Happy weekend everyone.

No stamps required for today's make (I know, no-one is more surprised than me). 

I was a bit short of inspiration in the week so I had a look on pinterest, and found this gorgeous card by 'Aromas and Art

Thursday 4 February 2021

Hello Handsome

A bit of paper piecing today with this masculine card - I found the folded base card while I was having a tidy up last week, already covered with two papers.

I dug out the paper pad ('Mankind' 6x6 pad from Simply Creative) and used it to paper piece my little character (IndigoBlu 'Mini Mike'). His head and arms are coloured in with Copic markers.

Monday 1 February 2021

Tidy Up

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new follower Diane.

I'm feeling very chuffed with myself today, I spent most of yesterday tidying and organising all the piles of paper/card I had lying about. Not only are my papers all tidy and colour co-ordinated but I can now see most of my craft room carpet again :D