Saturday, 25 May 2013


I made this baby card using a digital image from Sassy Cheryl - don't you just love the expression on his face?? Image coloured using alcohol markers and cut out with a Nellie die. Backing paper was from one of my many nameless pads and the dotty ribbon is actually a better colour match than it appears on the scan.  A computer message, some card candy and a couple of dinky brads were added as finishing touches.  I hope everyone has a good Bank Holiday weekend and that the weather is kind - looking OK at the moment with a bit of sunshine so fingers crossed.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Green and Yellow - take 2

I had an idea for another card suitable for the Make My Monday colour challenge when I came across this background paper on a Docrafts CD. I simply added a digital sponged effect around the outside before printing it off to the correct size for the card.  The greeting was also printed from the CD and cut out with Spellbinder dies.  The fence is a Spellbinder die, larger bird a Marianne die and the tiny birds were a Memory Box die. The flowers were from a pack which I think came from a Docrafts goody bag some time ago and I just added a bit of glitter to the tree withusing a quickie glue pen. The little leaves were a Memory box die also.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

All Those Years Ago

This title is the theme for Sunday Stamper challenge 258 and Hels is asking for something with a vintage feel, obviously to include stamping.  I recently downloaded some vintage images from an Etsy site HERE so based my card design around one of the lovely postcards and again using up scraps and left over bits and pieces.  Backing paper is from Tim Holtz vintage shabby range although it has been overstamped with lots of images so not really recognisable! There is a scrap of embossed watercolour paper, a scrap of die cut lace (also TH); the postcard of course and a stamped sentiment by Creative Expressions, cut out with a Sizzix die (Stampin' Up).  This also has some overstamping of swirls and finally a tattered flower (Sizzix).

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Make My Monday Challenge

It is the turn of Caz this week for the Make My Monday Challenge and she is presenting us with a series of colour themes as we go along - this week it is to use GREEN and YELLOW for spring. (Just wish the weather would be more spring/summer like). Amongst my scraps and bits and pieces I remembered I had a piece of green and yellow background made with Glimmer Mist sprays and masks and fortunately it was large enough for this card.  I overstamped with some swirls and then thought it deserved to be seen as much as possible so I die cut a Marianne bird cage, stamped a couple of butterflies onto yellow patterned paper using green ink, then sprayed them with Goosebumps texture spray.  The butterflies were from Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Butterfly set.  A simple greeting and that's it - a card using green and yellow and mainly using scraps.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Hand Challenge

I can't believe I've done no Zentangle drawing this year - until this morning when I've done a design based on my own hand.  You can see the details on my other blog

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Amusing Images

Because I've been forced into light duties this week I printed off some of the La Pashe 'Wrinklies' images so that I could sit quietly by the fire (yes I know it is May but quite cold earlier in the week) to cut out the decoupage layers.  I've made them up into cards now and as the layouts are  similar I won't bore you will all of them but here is one to make you smile this morning.  Printed onto 160gsm card; backing paper from my box of partial paper pads most of which have lost their covers; sentiment printed on the computer and punched out.  Once the cutting out is done and the layers stuck into place these are quite quick cards to put together - just love the images and expressions on their faces also they all have a funny saying to go with them although if you know the recipient you could always compose something apt yourself..