Wednesday 5 May 2021


 There were a couple of stray donkeys loitering on my desk, already coloured and fussy cut so I've decided to add them both this garden scene.  Started by cutting out the white square before stamping the little scene and then lightly brushing blue for the sky and green for the grass.  Colouring was done using alcohol pens and then I added the donkeys and a clump of flowers (another stray), finally stamping the sentiment and layering everything together onto a pink background.  Definitely a mix of sunshine and showers here today - blue skies one minute and showers of rain the next with not much warning - that will make the grass grow, and the weeds I suspect.

Donkeys - Darling Donkeys stamp set Stampin' Up
Gate and flowers - Grace's Garden stamp set, also SU
Sentiment - from Hey Chick stamp set, also SU
Clump of flowers - from Kangaroo and Company, also SU
Colouring - Copic alcohol pens

Monday 3 May 2021

Pixie's Playground Challenge #402

 The challenge this time around is another for Ruby's Memory and you can read all about it by following the link HERE.  As usual there is a great prize to be won by one lucky person so why not sort out some of your snippets and make a card.  Mine this time around is a floral one using up various snippets and bits and pieces lying around on my desk or in the overflowing snippets boxes.  Background papers were left over from other projects and the white rectangle was cut from a snippet of card, as was the sentiment label.  I came across the vase stamped onto a scrap of card so that was fussy cut and coloured.  A leaf was stamped onto the white background before adding the punched flowers (tiny snippets here).  Finally the flower centres and the tiny butterflies came from a little container which I keep for any useful pieces of 'fall-out' or waste from die cutting.  You know how difficult I find it to throw anything away which could possibly be used on a project 😉😉