Friday, 7 August 2020

Here Comes Santa Paws


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Record-breaking temperatures here in England...a great time to be making Christmas cards. 

I'd like to enter:

Papercraft Crew 

Festive Friday 

Little Red Wagon  I hope the pun makes you smile 

Sunday, 2 August 2020

The Library Challenge - The Fault In Our Stars

The new book at The Library , is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
I read this book last year - it's Young Adult fiction about teenage cancer survivors and it's clever and entertaining. 

For my first card (top) I was inspired by the title and the cover. At first glance it might appear to be a new baby card, but look at the sentiment..... This was a commission from my daughter who is a midwife and wanted a congratulations card for her colleague who's been promoted in the maternity department. The stork and clouds were cut on Silhouette digital cutter , the stars are a dry embossing folder and the 'shine' sentiment is from a Pinkfresh set. 

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Aud Sentiments wings 

For my second card, I was inspired by the clouds and chalkboard effect on the cover- again, all cut with Silhouette. 
I'd like to enter:
Allsorts  masculine 

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Still Rummaging in my Bits Bags...

The waterlily (Sheena Douglass) was a leftover from another project's embossed, coloured in with Spectrum colour shimmer pens and cut out. The patterned paper and vellum are scraps. I smooshed the background with Twinkling H2O and splattered it.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  background
Papercraft Crew

Horizontal Sketch featuring a large upside down triangle with a smaller triangle overlapping on the left with a banner behind the triangles.


I've been rummaging in my bits bags, where I found this die-cut palm tree and an alcohol ink background. I cut the ai background into a curve and stuck it to some orange card. The sentiment is Concord and 9th.
I'd like to enter Casology. 

For a Catsitter

Did I tell you about my kitten, Smudge? He's about 13 weeks old now . We'll be going away for a few days break soon, so my brother has kindly agreed to move in and look after the cat, so this card will be for him. 

I used a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil -  I wouldn't change Smudge now, but I should really have thought harder before getting a black and white cat ...the colouring was really difficult! The sentiment is one I designed and cut on the Silhouette. 

Here's the real Smudge:

I'd like to enter:
Color Throwdown  hmm, my terracotta looks a bit more orange than intended...
Shopping Our Stash  black and white 
As You Like It  cats of course! Look at his little face....

Winter Greens

Here's a green Christmas card, using stamps from various Flora and Fauna sets.

I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky  Christmas
Christmas Kickstart  starry night 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Roller Coaster

I was inspired by the photo at Just Us Girls to make this card. I chose my colours because of the the pink of the swing and yellow of the girls jumper. Maybe you do get pink and beige skunks! I used two stamp sets from Avery Elle.
I'd also like to enter:
Krafty Chicks 
Crafty Friends
Fab n Funky 

Monday, 27 July 2020

Tropical Flower Birthday

It's certainly not tropical today, here in rainy Hertford, England , but there are tropical flowers a-plenty in my craft room.

I used flowers from a Clearly Besotted set, stamping them first with white ink and then a black outline. I couldn't be bothered to mask them , so I found a tiny flower from another stamp set to fill in the gaps. I added details with yellow pencil and white embossed a birthday sentiment.

I'd like to enter:
Cupcake Inspirations 
Seize the Birthday 
As you Like it  summer for that tropical vibe

Weird Christmas

Oh dear. I was inspired by the photo at Jingle Belles. I thought I'd make a fun and quirky card but it just turned out to be weird. I used the reindeer from Taylored Expressions and the fireplace from a freebie from a magazine years ago.  I shimmer penned the deer to make it more Christmassy. I tried to use colours from the photo but it turns out the photo has nearly every colour going. It looks great on the photo, but on my card, oh dear.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

With Sympathy

Just realised I didn't share this sympathy card, which unfortunately had to be made quickly to send to my partner's friend. I white embossed the flowers and shaded them with white pencil.

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Time Out