Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Can't help loving you

Hi!

It's been a mega busy week catching up back at work! and I can't believe Christmas is now so close!  Need to finish off the Christmas shopping and work out when to put the tree up!

I do have some Christmas cards still to make so I had better get on with that. But for the moment, here's two little kitty cats feeling all loved up!



Sunday, December 1, 2019

Baby Powder trees!

Hi,

It's been a busy weekend as we've been away for a couple of nights to a gorgeous cottage near Pitlochry which was conveniently situated next to a dog friendly pub!

It was chilly though, -6 during the nights and it didn't rise too much during the day.    The trees on the way to Loch Tummel looked like they'd been dusted in frosty baby powder!



 So just a couple of cards for today..



Thursday, November 28, 2019

Frogtastic

Hi!

A change away from Christmas for this one!  Love colouring this little guy!



Little Reindeer

Hi,

More Christmas cards!  I found a like reindeer die that I've had for about 14 years.  So I thought I would make some quick little cards.  I've got a bag of little scraps to use, including some vellum so I just had a play around.  All the backgrounds are Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up!  I think it's possibly one of my favourite colours.




Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Sprinkle and a Spritz

Hi,

Second post for today.  I've been staying with the poinsettias for these cards - just a slightly different look with the torn music paper.

Also a before pic!








Checked Poinsettia

Hi!

When doing a (very small) tidy up I found this Tattered Poinsettia die from Tim Holtz so I used the Distress Oxide Sprays, Distress Spray Stains and Paperartsy infusions to make the flowers from watercolour paper. Then I added some chunky white embossing powder and ages silver embossing enamel.  The background stamp and greeting are Stampin' Up!



And slightly more muted colours...



Hope you like them! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi!

Welcome to a wet and miserable day here in Scotland.  On a positive note, it's not that cold!

I've been playing with the watercolours today. Inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.



Monday, November 25, 2019

A Little Birdie.. Chickie!

Hi!

A second post for today!  Loved colouring this little guy!



Festive Friends

Hi!

Another Monday and the weeks are still flying it! November is a mega busy month for us so I'm always relieved as it nears then end.. then I can start thinking about Christmas!

I've not made too many cards this year so I'm trying to play catch up now!

I was playing with the Festive Friends set from My Favorite Things.

Made some background papers with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and some Stampendous chunky white embossing enamel.



Monday, November 11, 2019

Holiday Penguins

Hi!

Another week!  Hope you've had a good weekend!

I should be busy today - I wrote a to-do list! But I got distracted by some quick colouring in!


I'm going to enter this card in the Anything Goes Challenges at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and Crafty Friends.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Best Days

Hi!

Oh I love a colour challenge! And there's a great one over at CAS Colours & Sketches which take three SU! colours and makes you think out of the box!

I've chosen to use Stampin' Up! Beautiful Friendship with the colours;



So here it is!




Gnomes #2

Hi!

I hope you're having a productive week!

I've been playing with the gnomes again! I am loving keeping the simple colour scheme!



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

Have a lovely day!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Winter Flora

Hi!

I've taken my inspiration for this card from the new Less Is More challenge #407 One Layer Card and Winter Flora.

I've used the Memories of Home set from Stampin' Up! and coloured using Tim Holtz distress crayons.




Gnomes

Hi!

Well, there's been no improvement in the weather today.  A great excuse to stay cozy and craft!

I bought this set last year and I absolutely love it!  It's from Reverse Confetti.  It die cuts so beautifully.

I went with a different colour theme for this one as I had a little piece of red and white polka dot paper lying on my desk. It was either use it or bin in.. so I used it!



Have a lovely day!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Celebrate

Hi,

A cold and wet Sunday afternoon here - in fact there is only one word to describe it - dreich.

Dreich - Wet, dull, gloomy, dismal, dreary or any combination of these. Scottish weather at its most miserable. The “ch” is pronounced as in Scots loch.

I think that sums it up pretty well!

On a positive note though, the house is toasty warm and the Sunday roast is smelling gorgeous!

Some crafty time for me today - although I have been doing some tidying out too. The evidence is one bin bag full of craft stuff that I'll never use!

One card made today so far.  I've been playing with the New Wonders set from Stampin' Up!  I love the images in this set but wasn't sure how well they would colour as they are partially shaded already.  I'm pleased though!  I used Copics to colour this one!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Little trees

Hi!

Not much crafty time today - been out and about!

So I've used what little time I've had to make some Christmas card toppers.  Playing around with watercolours including Tim Holtz distress oxides and some Stampin' Up! Pigment Sprinkles.



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wishing You The Best

Hi!

Another quick little make from me. This time using Stampin' Up! Inspiring Iris and some Hero Arts inks.

Hope you like it!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Christmas Wishes

Hi!

I love these papers from Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid.  It's the best set of tartan papers I think I've seen!  And perfect for Scottish Christmas wishes!



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Congratulations

Hi!

I'm using the Stampin' Up! Everything Is Rosy papers for this card.  I love the designs and the colour combos.

I've not made a card with lots of patterned paper for a while so it was good to have a change!


Have a lovely day!

Monday, October 28, 2019

A Holiday Hello

Hi!

I've taken my inspiration for this card from challenge #152 at AAA Cards.  This challenge is a card with "Maxi White Space".  So here we go!




Time to Celebrate

Hello, and happy Monday!

It's cold today!  I was out first thing and it was -2.  Nice and fresh and a beautiful clear blue sky!

And also a perfect day for some crafty time! It's lovely and warm in the craft room, music on and time to have a look through some things I've not used for ages (actually, I was hoping to find a particular stamp set but I realise that might be harder than it should be so I'm setting my expectations low and keeping an open mind!!)

Here's my starter for today though..

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Froggie love

Hi,

An extra hour in bed this morning was very welcome after being out at a party last night.  Finding it hard to get my mojo into gear today so just a quick make from me today!



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