Friday, April 26, 2019

Acrylic Paint

… and a palette knife.

No crafty time this week!  But tonight, in a spare hour, I had a play with acrylics and a palette knife for the first time. Here goes!

Friday, April 19, 2019

A Beautiful Day


Well, the start to the bank holiday weekend is great! The weather is gorgeous!

There's not been a great deal of crafty time due to school holidays, work and family stuff but I have made a simple wee card today using Tim Holtz dies and Stampin' Up! stamps.  The flowers are cut from water coloured card.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Monday, April 15, 2019



I know, it's been a week since I last posted but we've been on holiday, just back today.  I didn't take any crafty stuff with me this time.  I've just spend relaxing time reading, which has been great!  A gorgeous little cottage in Perthshire. A quiet piece of luxury and quality family time!

Back now and I think I may have to find my mojo again.  I'm dipping my toe back in the challenge world by taking inspiration from Sketch #312 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  And I've used some really old Stampin' Up! Stamps from Reason To Smile and Mixed Medley.

I've turned the challenge sketch on it's side..

Monday, April 8, 2019



That's the start of the school holidays now so crafty time might be limited!

I did have time for one card today and I took inspiration from challenge #316 at CAS(E) This Sketch.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

More to Pour #7


A bit more time to get in a mess today. Still very much practicing with acrylic pouring. I mixed too much white so I had to make two (or waste paint).  I have no idea how these will dry but I quite like the colours.  This is the first time I've used a metallic paint (gold).

Cats and Dogs!


It's Sunday!  I think Sunday is my favourite day of the week!  Been busy with housework this morning but now it's time to relax! The house smells of home baking - daughters been busy making donuts!  And I can hear bagpipes as it's now practice time - two sets of pipes going and sounding fantastic!

My inspiration for today's cards comes from a family birthday later this week for my two cousins - twins.  So I've made these cards..

I'm going to enter the first card in the following challenges: 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hello Friend


Some colouring with ProMarkers on this card!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Love You Lots


Cold and snowy today. Been a busy day though!

I've made a card with a stamp I found in the depths of the craft room.  I don't know who it's by!  I've teamed it up with sentiments from Stampin' Up! Love You Lots.  The fish are coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then I've used glossy accents.

I hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Just For You


Wow! What a day... the weather has been crazy! Huge hailstones that lasted for ages!  And so cold!  It's been a busy day at work but now it's time to relax.  And a bit of crafting with a favourite set of mine called "Botanicals For You" by Stampin' Up!

I guess it's all about the sentiment!  I did some random water colouring then punched out the small flowers.  Keeping this card very simple but I like the little random coloured flowers.  Water colour really is an amazing medium!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ombre Love


I've made this card for challenge #156 Ombre at Addicted to CAS.

Happy New Home


Inspiration for this card came from #536 at Color Throwdown.  The colour combo is cream, mauve and moss green.  I've die cut using Townscape by Tim Holtz.  Matted on cream cardstock.

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 



I'm inspired by the challenge #315 at CAS(E) This Sketch.

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Thinking Of You


I'm inspired for this card by challenge #317 at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I really like this sketch as it's not one I would have thought of!  This is my second entry into this challenge - shame it closes today, I could keep going!



My inspiration for this card came from colours that I wouldn't typically use for flowers.  It's that time of year when you start getting the garden ready for summer coming but it's still too cold to plant the bedding plants. That made me think of all the gorgeous bright colours of summer.  Looking on my craft desk I found Tim Holtz Distress ink pads in Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord and Wild Honey so I thought I would try a floral card using these more muted colours.

Here it is.  I hope you like it!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Flowers and Swirl


There's a new colour challenge over at Crazy For CAS.
So I thought  I would give it a go. Grey, Aqua and Peach.

Thinking of You


First card for today!   Using the Beautiful You and Part Of My Soul stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  Coloured using Distress Crayons.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, March 31, 2019



A colour challenge now!  Inspired by #SSC201 at Sunday Stamps.  I admit this isn't a colour combo I would have thought to use but I do love it!

When I saw the palette I was drawn to Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.  I used Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.

The stamps are by Kim Dellow for PaperArtsy.

I had great fun making this!

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 



Sticking with an embossing folder for this card.  And entering it in challenge #481 at Just Us Girls.

It's a wild card challenge and the theme is embossing folders!  Coloured with Distress Inks.



There's a new challenge over at AAA Cards and it's a cracker!  

I loved the inspiration this gave me.  Firstly to make a quick card, and secondly to include dry embossing - something I never do!  So now I'm enthused to include more embossing on my cards. And it's a great technique for a CAS card as you keep the white space! 

I used a Penny Black die called Bashful.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Markers in Wild Honey, Pickled Raspberry and Forest Moss to colour on watercolour card. I then die cut the flower.  The embossing folder is Stampin' Up! and the greeting is Penny Black stamped with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Here it is! Hope you like it.  It was a 10 min make (took me longer to find the embossing folder!)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Strawberry Jam!


Last card for today.  My old favourite Penny Black stamp for this one.  I have so many Penny Blacks and I love them all!

This one is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The theme this week is "Anything Goes" or "Clean and Simple".

I loved colouring these little guys!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

A Little Kindness


I was inspired by the new challenge at Less Is More #392 Shine a Light.  I've used a Stampin' Up! set called "Kinda Eclectic".  I stamped in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral.

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Crafty Friends (Use Spring Colours)

A Little Birdie


It's a lovely spring day here today.  Been out for an early Mothers Day lunch and now back to relax.  I thought I would check out some sketch challenges for inspiration and I found one by Freshly Made Sketches. Challenge #381 - I've turned it on its side and gone with something fairly clean and simple.  A mix of Kim Dellow and Tim Holtz stamps coloured with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.

I hope you like it!

I'm also going to enter it in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday
Watercooler Wednesday
Double D Challenges
The House That Stamps Built

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Abstract Birthday


Something a wee bit different for this card!  Make My Monday have a challenge called "Going Round In Circles" so I thought I would do some stamping and see what happened!

I'm also going to enter this card in the following challenges: 

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts