Monday, May 30, 2016

Because You're So Nice..


I'm inspired today by the lovely weather we've had this weekend!  Most of this weekend has been spent outdoors enjoying the garden.   Let's hope the weather lasts!  Although it does feel a bit colder today.

I've been colouring another Bugaboo digi. Using Copics.  I love this little bear!  Bugaboo digis are great - the are so easy to colour!  And you can always get 50% off the new releases!
Here's my card..
I'm going to enter it in the following challenges..

Monday, May 23, 2016

What to do...

... if you don't have a patterned paper to match!

Hello!  It's Monday again! I know I seem to say that so often but I really don't know where the time disappears to.  It's been a busy weekend among crafty friends.. and lots of quality family time. The weather here has been really quite good so we've been enjoying outside time!   The garden is mostly done.. lots of flowers planted. New furniture arrived so we now have a lovely relaxing space to compliment the BBQ space! (photo's to follow when the flowers come out!)

Had a lovely lunch out today and a little bit of work but now it's time to relax.  And what better to relax with than some colouring!   Here's an All Dressed Up digi coloured with Copics and Polychromos.  I probably do have paper that would match (in the never ending stash!) but I thought this was a perfect opportunity to play with my watercolours. Nothing fancy.  I also used Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel and Aged Silver Embossing Enamel to add so texture.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Incy Wincy (Touchy Feely)
Robyns Fetish (Pastel Colours)
Brown Sugar (#199)
Crafty Catz (#325)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday already!

Hello!  How did it get to be Wednesday already??  This week has just flown in!  And not much crafty time.. and suffering from a lack of mojo.  Been struggling with this card for a couple of days.. not sure why!  I persevered though and here is my card for today...

It's another of the lovely Polkadoodle digis, coloured with Copics and Polychromos.   I just love purple!

I'm going to enter her in the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination (#85)
Lemon Shortbread (#15)
Through The Craft Room Door
Artistic Inspirations (#156)
Crafting From The Heart (#112)
Craft Your Passion (#312)
Love to Scrap (#78)
Our Crafty Corner (#9)
2 Creative Chicks (#10)
A Bit More Time to Craft (#20)
Crafts Galore Encore
Not Just Cards (#32)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #34

Hi! I was over the moon to be chosen to join the Design Team over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and my first challenge is C#34 which opens today!

As always, the theme of the challenge is "Anything Goes" so there is no end to creative scope!

There are two amazing sponsors for this challenge, and some amazing prizes!
The amazing prize from Bugaboo is 7 digis!
Sami Stamps are offering a $12 Gift Certificate!

My card is made with a cute Bugaboo digi called Girl Sitter With Cat.

I've coloured the image with Copics and because she's available as a PNG and JPG file it was really easy for my to sit her on top of a wall!  PNG files don't have a background so you can resize and move them very easily!  I love how happy she looks and the cute little kitty cuddling in! 
I hope you like her!   Please pop over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and take part in our wonderful "Anything Goes" Challenge!
Thanks everyone!   Enjoy the challenge! 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A pink balloon!

Hello! Wow, it's Thursday already!  Been a little light on the crafting this week. Sometimes that's just the way things work out.  Been a good week so far though! 

I've been playing with a Bugaboo digi (again!).  I do love these!  And copics (as usual!) and this time I've chosen a pink and green/aqua colour scheme.  Kept the embellishments simple and here she is...

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs (Pink and Girly)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hello Monday, Hello Friend!

Hi! I hope the start of your week has gone well!    It's been a bright, warm day here!  (considering it was sleet and snow about a week ago)
I've had a busy day but it did include catching up with crafty friends!  And I did get a little time to play so it was more Stamp Soup (from Polkadoodles) and Kuretake watercolours.  I'm still finding my feet with the stamps and watercolours so this another simple card.  It's not perfect, but actually, it's not meant to be.  I love the kind of random colour effects you get with watercolour which you don't really see until they dry!

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

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  Mine seems to be disappearing! I've been suffering from a lack of focus this weekend. Not sure why!  Maybe because I have too much stuff to play with and I don't know where to start!

I did get some time for a first dabble with Stamp Soup.  There is so much to create from these stamps.  I think I need to do a wee bit of crafty brain re-alignment to let go of my usual boundaries and techniques.  I did play it very safe with my first card.  But I had great fun colouring with Copics and building the images.

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Saturday!

Hello! Well, its a nice day here, not that warm but nice and bright!

I'm delighted to find out I was a winner over at Crafty Calendar Challenge in April for this card:

Now, the postman has been and I have a feeling that the pages contains all four of the stamp soup sets from Polkadoodles.. so I'm off to play!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Crafting With Friends Challenge #20

Hello!   What a lovely day! 

I'm delighted to have been offered a position on the Design Team for Crafting With Friends!
The new challenge (#20) launches today and it's Anything Goes.  The DT were lucky to choose from gorgeous Moonflower Digi Stamps.

Here's mine..

She's called Spring Fairy and I've coloured her with Copics and Polychromos.

I hope you like it!  Why not pop over to our challenge blog and join in!

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Hello! Hey, it's Thursday! Who is stealing the weeks?  Ok, I guess I can forgive this week for flying in as I was on holiday at the start.  But since being back at work it just feels like a blur!

I'm not complaining though, I've had enough time to do a wee bit of colouring and prep for some DT work.  And I won a challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs (check the link on the left handside) for my Especially For You card.  And.. I got some time to play with my new watercolours!! What better to try them out on than the fabulous Kim Dellow stamps from PaperArtsy!

So here is my first attempt..  a simple "one layer" card.  I just love the little birds!! 

I have to say that these Kuretake watercolours are so easy to work with!!
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges..

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours

Hi!  I have a few different sets of watercolours but when I saw these I just had to give them a try.  No time to play so far today but hopefully later!

Monday, May 2, 2016


Do I want to download the Copic Ciao colour chart??

Yes,   yes,  I do!



Delighted to be chosen in the top 3 at Dragonfly Dreams for the card! 

It's beach party time!

Well, actually, no.. not beach party time here in Scotland. Sorry, lol!! But the weather has been ok.. well, in Shorpshire it has! Spent a lovely weekend doing real family stuff with relations from all over coming together for a lovely weekend!   We hired a lovely cottage and just chilled out. Went to visit family and were joined by cousins from all over .. amazing to meet the newest member of the clan at just 5 weeks old! 

So now just enjoying the rest of the bank holiday weekend with a quick make to share.  A Stamping Bella coloured with Copics..

I'm going to link to a few challenges as I'm catching up!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello Birthday Girl

Hello! I hope your weekend is going well!   Can't believe it's May already!
A wee change for me today. No colouring (no time!)

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts