Saturday, 6 June 2020

Hedgehog with a Stripy Balloon

Have you noticed a flurry of posts on my blog ? I've had crafter's block for a little while (probably because my craft room is also my workplace at the moment) but now the dam has burst and I can't stop!

Here I stamped the Penny Black hedgehog in black on kraft, adding some shading with a marker. I paper-pieced the balloon, stamped a sentiment and added some white gel pen and a stripy strip.

I'd like to enter:
Penny Black Saturday
Use Your Stuff  
The Spot  this is a new challenge to me..
Alphabet Challenge 

Rehoming a Rescue Background

Here's the second card I made using the Gertrude Steiner Dachshunds set. I rescued a Brusho background I found languishing in my bits bag, as was the die-cut fence.  I coloured the dog and balloon with Promarkers and stamped the sentiment (Marianne).

I'd like to enter:
Passion for Promarkers
Little Red Wagon  create your own background
Try it on Tuesday  - die-cut fence and the images were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Hello Sausage

My daughter's getting a dachshund puppy - it's like my stamp collection has been waiting for this day!  Here I made a 'congratulations on your new dog' card using a Gertrude Steiner set - I made another card using the same set and I'll post it later.  I used one dog stamp and stamped it in rainbow colours, using masking.

I'd like to enter:
Krafty Chicks 
These Inspired Challenges 
Addicted to CAS 

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Sunflower Sentiments

Here I stamped the hedgehog and bee - both from the same set - in a dark brown ink on cream card, and coloured in the flowers and bee, with a final coat of shimmer pen on top. The sentiment is from a Pink Fresh set. I drew a line under the hedgehogs feet so he's tiptoeing up towards the bee, rather than floating in air, then I layered the panel onto orange card.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Crew 
Moving along with the Times  wings (bee)
Addicted to Stamps

Inspirational Photo Challenge of a single orange daisy in a glass vase for PCC379

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Inkspirational Challenges - Funny Sentiment

Our new challenge at Inkspirational , was chosen by Pia, and she wants funny sentiments. 

For my DT card I used a Heffy Doodles cave man set, coloured with Promarkers. I used a panel of prehistoric dinosaur paper from Basic Grey - yes, the dinosaurs are prehistoric and I think I've had the paper that long too! 

I'd like to enter:

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The Library Challenge - Peter Pan

The new challenge at The Library  is Peter Pan by JM Barrie, and there's a Visiting Librarian, Sue Botham. 
I chose to focus on the crocodile from the story - you might remember 'Never Smile at a Crocodile' from the Disney film. Apart from the sun ( a Craft Stamper freebie), all the stamps are from a set by Heffy Doodle, coloured with Promarkers. I used a grid design, similar to the cover. 

I'd like to enter:

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Dotty Skirt

I found this Stampendous stamp in a box of stamps I've had for many years. (The spots border along the bottom are Hero Arts and a similar vintage). I coloured it using zig clean colour markers and added black spots to the skirt and white ones to the bag.

It would have been a quick make if I hadn't had to do it twice.... I coloured it all in and then had a fail at the sentiment stage - it was a first stamp of this Marianne sentiment and it looked all fuzzy . I do have a stamping platform but I find it doesn't entirely stop me having stamping fails and even have produced a few new ones (eg transferring ink off the lid!).

I'd like to enter:
Stinkin Inkers - in the bag (I hope it meets you criteria , I've been thinking about entering all month but now I've re-checked the post, I wonder if the bags are prominent enough)
Less is More 
Allsorts dots

Friday, 22 May 2020

Don't Leave Me Hanging

I made this card to join in a few challenges:
Just add Ink 
Alphabet Challenge  dry embossing

Back to the Fuschia

I only bought this stamp , by Taylored Expressions , so I could use the Back to the Fuschia pun.

These are for the Twofer challenge - flower.

For my first card , I made a birthday card , using paper-piecing.

I'd also like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges  spring

For my second card I embossed and coloured in white .

I'd also like to enter:
Through the Purple Haze  black and white
Sweet Stampin  thank you
Addicted to Cas

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Christmas Wreath

Here I used a Penny Black wreath stamp - stamped in green ink and then coloured with metallic gel pens. The big sentiment is by Concord and 9th.

I'd like to enter:
Christmas Kickstart 
Krafty Chicks 
Cas Christmas