Saturday 24 April 2010

Flowers and Butterflies

I was going through my box of bits and pieces seeking inspiration and came across these images which my friend Anne kindly let me stamp a while ago using a retired set from Stampin Up. They were coloured using Copic pens; background papers and card are also SU. I then stamped and cut out some butterflies from SU Flight of the Butterfly, added some ribbon and a greeting using SU punches.

Friday 23 April 2010

Young Man Shopping

This is Mikey from a set of digi images which came from Charmed cards and Crafts - cards for young men are often difficult to find and I thought this would fit the bill. Background paper by Stampin Up, a Cuttlebug border and embossing with some tiny buttons by Papermania tied with matching thread

Thursday 22 April 2010

Happy Dog

This happy dog is a digi image which I think was a free one obtained through the website which is listed on my side bar. I have so many images on the computer that I sometimes loose track of where they came from - you know how it is!!! He is called Nesbitt and was designed by Loubylou and I coloured him with Copic pens. Background papers and flowers are by Papermania, an EK success punch was used and the sentiment was done on the computer.

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Pollycraft Challenge 40

The weekly challenge at Pollycraft is to follow a sketch - I do enjoy the sketch type of challenge which isn't always the simple option it would appear to be!! I used one of their digital images coloured with Copic pens, background papers and pieces of card from my oddments box, some Cuttlebug embossing and Nestabilities label shape. A Stampin Up punch was used for the greeting and I made up a flower from various 'bits' - also added some card candy from Craftwork cards.

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Another New Home

This is the other new home card I made recently using an image from Touch of Nature by Polkadoodle. Background papers and borders are also from the same collection and the sentiment was computer generated and popped onto a nestability shape.

Monday 19 April 2010

Dorset Buttons

I attended a short workshop on Saturday at Bower Hinton Workshops to make traditional Dorset buttons. We started with the basic Blandford wheel and then were shown some variations. I made a few over the weekend and when I was partway to finishing the brown one I thought it looked a bit like a pollarded willow tree so took a picture before I made it into the tree with blossom which will have a pin sewn to the back to be worn as a brooch.

Sunday 18 April 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 14

The challenge at Bah Humbug this week is 'Santa Paws' and I've used a seasonal cat stamp which came as part of a grab bag of unmounted stamp many years ago so no idea who designed it. I am really fond of this stamp and use it often and it is also a good size so it works well on shrink plastic too which is handy sometimes. This time I've just coloured it with Copic pens and cut it out with a Nestabilities die, background papers are from a pad which I've also had some time and has lost its cover but I think it was from Papermania. The fur details on the hat were decorated with Glamour Dust but I'm not sure this shows up too well in the picture.