Saturday, August 01, 2020

Crafty Calendar Anything Goes August Challenge - Polkadoodles Mermazing Kisses Card

Good morning.  Hope you are safe and well this morning.  I'm here wishing the weather was a little better today, it's changed from a gorgeous day yesterday (when I had to work all day so stuck inside and not able to enjoy it) to being overcast today when I'm not working, never mind that's the UK weather for you.

Can you believe over the half the year has gone already.....August is here and it's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar.  The theme this month is
ANYTHING GOES
so all projects are welcome this month


For my card I have gone a little bit mermaid.

The image is Winnie Mermaid Mermazing Kisses from Polkadoodles coloured with Chameleon Pens.

Can I just say I love this background.   I created it doing a bit of swooshing with distress oxides and water and  then stamped some circles from the Lawn Fawn Lets's Bokeh stamp set with snowflake Stazon pigment ink and I think it my most favourite background ever...



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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon.
#staysafe

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Hobby Art Waters Edge Birthday Card

Good afternoon.  Hope you are keeping safe and well.  

Today is the OH birthday and his card always has to have a bird theme.

This year's card has a few waders pottering about on the waters edge.


I have used
A couple of images from the Hobby Art Waters Edge stamp set that have been coloured with copics.
The background is blended distress oxides.

The birds have been fussy cut and mounted on the card with 3D foam.  It doesn't look like it on this photo, they look quite flat but they are raised up.


The only comment OH made was 'What waders are they supposed to be' not quite the reaction I was hoping for.

Oh well better luck next year.

Thanks for taking the time to visit by my blog and I'll see you soon.

#staysafe

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Crafty Calendar July Challenge - Add a Ribbon

Good afternoon.  Hope you are keeping safe and well.  A few lockdown restrictions have been lifted today so a happy 4th of July to you all.
 Lots of places can reopen, cinemas, bars, restaurants, museums, etc, if you feel brave enough and can safely keep socially distanced.  Hairdressers can also reopen today so everyone's lockdown hairdos will soon start to be history 

It's the first Saturday in the month and we have a new challenge for you
over at Crafty Calendar.  The theme this month is
'ADD A RIBBON'



Today being the 4th of July although I don't celebrate it,  I have a card for those among you who do commemorate American Independence Day, it also gave me an excuse to colour a digital image I have had for ages and not used.

I have used Wryn the Patriot from Tiddlyinks coloured with copics.
The background is stencilled stars and I added some blue spotty and also red and white ribbons.



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#staysafe

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Dancing Sunflower Birthday Card

Good afternoon to you, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  I've just finished work, don't have so far to travel home now that my workplace is the spare bedroom, so I have plenty of time to get this blog post done today.

It's the first Saturday in June so we have a new challenge for you over
at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
'FLOWERS'
 

For my card I have used:
Dancing Sunflower from Lemon Shortbread coloured with Polychromos pencils.
The DP's are from the Sunflower digital paper pack from JennyL Designs over on Etsy.
The sunglasses have a coat of glossy accents for a nice shine.


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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog x

#staysafe

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Black and White with Oddball Art

Good afternoon.   How's your lockdown going...I've been working from home for four weeks now, my computer equipment is set up in the spare room where I normally do my crafting so I haven't been crafting as much because some of my crafty stuff has had to move to make room, and when I finish work I like to get out of the room to leave work behind.

But I did get chance to make this card which is for this months challenge
over at Crafty Calendar and the theme is
BLACK AND WHITE


I have used Zeddy the Zebra Zeddys Party from Oddball Art coloured with copics and polychromos pencils


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#staysafe

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Crafty Calendar April Challenge 'Add a Butterfly' Card

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well and at home during this time.  The world is a very strange place at the moment.  I'm still going out to work so I don't have too much lockdown time to have fill but I have managed to up-cycle a Ikea toolbox into a sewing box which has been a pending project for a while.

It's the first Saturday in the month and we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
'ADD A BUTTERFLY'

For my card I have quite a few butterflies.


I have used:
Butterfly Curl digi image from this months sponsor SheepSki Designs coloured with copics and polychromos pencils.



To try to get the butterfly colours as natural as possible I got my Collins 'How to Identify Butterflies'  book from the shelf and loosely based them on actual butterflies...Brimstone, Common Blue, Clouded Yellow, Small Copper and Large Blue, when I say loosely based I mean very loosely.

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Oh and here's my up-cycled sewing box lockdown project...




An Ikea Lustigt toolbox, @hobbycraft white chalk paint, @vivadecor_creative_color napkin glue and topcoat and a pack of paper napkins from my local @Sainsbury.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog

Hugs
#staysafe
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Saturday, March 07, 2020

Crafty Calender March More Than One Fold Challenge - Lili of the Valley Easter Card

 Afternoon to all.   I hope you are having had a good day.  It's the first Saturday in March so we have a new challenge for you over at  Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is 

'MORE THAN ONE FOLD'


For my card I have used a wiper card layout from Lori Whitlock.   When you slide the front to the right a little pop up Easter basket appears.

The image is Spring Rabbit with Egg 2 from Lili of the Valley coloured with copics and polychromos pencils.

The DPs are digital papers from the Echo Park Easter paper pack available at Snap Click that I printed out.

The grass is a svg file from Etsy cut using my cricut,

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 and


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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Napkin Art Christmas Plaque

Good morning all, I hope Wednesday is treating you well.   A bit of a change today for post number 11.  It's a Christmas project but it isn't a card.   I've had a go at napkin art for this one.


This project started out as a humble paper napkin and a piece of MDF.
I painted the MDF plaque with white acrylic paint
I then separated the layers of the paper napkin and then attached the lop layer to my MDF using Viva Decor Servietten-Technik Kleber+Lack (which roughly translates to napkins technique glue & varnish).
I pained a wooden reindeer with white paint and then a layer grey chalk paint and then sanded it to give it a distressed look.
The two layer chipboard sentiment is from Make it Crafty.  The bottom layer is painted with white acrylic paint and the top layer is covered with black embossing powder.
Then just a sprinkling of Crushed Ice Crystals across the bottom.


I hope you like my winter plaque.   Thanks for taking the time to visit, see you tomorrow for day twelve x

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lili of the Valley Snowy Robins Christmas Card

Good morning.  I have another festive card to share.  Day 10 is here only another 14 posts to Christmas.


For today's card I have used 'Snowy Robins' digi stamp from LOTV coloured with copics.
The DP's are from the Docrafts Papermania Christmas in the Country paper pack.
I printed the image quite large so not really room on a 6 x 6 card for much else so just added an embossed sentiment (from the My Favorite Things 'Seasons Tweetings' stamp set) a few snowflakes with a Fiery Volcano Nuvo Stone Drop in the centre and some Icicle Stickles onto the image.


That's it for today, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  I'll see you tomorrow x

Monday, December 09, 2019

Gnome Trio Christmas Card

Good morning.   I hope you are having a good day where ever you are.  It's a bit on the windy side here today but at least it's not raining for a change.

I feel I achieved a lot yesterday.  I think all of my Christmas cards are done, I just need to do a final check, I have all my Christmas presents they just need wrapping, I've never been so organised.

Today's post is another Christmas card.


For this card I have used the Gnome Bundle svg file from Lori Whitlock cut using the scan'n'cut.
The hats are cut from the First Edition Christmas Wishes paper pack.
The background DP is from the DoCrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes paper pack.
The Merry sentiment is a two layer chipboard from Make It Crafty.  I coloured the bottom layer with a N5 copic pen and the top layer is covered with white embossing powder.
The Christmas sentiment is from the Neat & Tangled Very Merry Stamp set


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll be back tomorrow for day 10 x