Sunday, June 26, 2016

Something a little bit different


The postman brought me something I haven't used before - 6 little pots of Infusions Coloured Stains by Paperartsy.  The best way to describe these is little pots of pure colour magic!  The background of this card is my first attempt using the stain powders with a matte gel medium.   It started off as just a play but then I thought "why waste it".  The butterfly is punched from my second attempt on a piece of scrap paper (nothing gets wasted!)

The wave die cut is by Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is Tim Holtz stamped with Dapper Denim - one of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2016-2018.

Look how vibrant the colours are!!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges (Just add a butterfly)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hello Saturday!

Well it's been a busy week.  And crafting has taken a back seat unfortunately. 

I think when time is limited you really need to focus (not always easy!)  I think I'm lucky to have such a variety of crafty things to choose from there really should be no excuse for not finding something to fit into the time available!

So, for today, I'm using a pre-coloured image from Polkadoodles. 

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

So excited! New Toy!!

Hi! Wow, things have been busy and crafty time is at a minimum.  So I thought I would treat myself... and the postie came today!  With a Heidi Swapp MInc.. just the mini one as I really don't think I would use 12x12..  I've had one try so far and impressed is an understatement!

The quality of the foiling is AMAZING!!!
Just need some time to play now!

Monday, June 20, 2016


Well, I wasn't expecting this...

I won #16 at Lemon Shortbread!

Just what I needed after a long day at work!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends New Challenge!


Here we are again with a new "Anything Goes" challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

This time we have the most gorgeous images from Miss Daisy Stamps!

And from Fabrika Fantasy!

My choice for this challenge is Lulu by Miss Daisy Stamps and she is so lovely (and easy!) to colour.

Please take a moment to join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and share your talent with some amazing people!
There are amazing prizes to be won!
I'm also delighted to enter my card in these wonderful challenges!
Dream Valley (#134)
Petal Lu (#16)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

No crafty time...

Oh what a week!  Not a moment to chill and craft... properly (as I love to colour)... I have only had time to use pre-coloured images.. and I'm really pleased with the results!  Here is the first of the cards I've made...

Polkadoodles.. YAY!  so much fun to colour but the pre-coloured images are gorgeous!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A relaxing Sunday!

It's a total change in weather since last Sunday, cold and wet here today.  Luckily it stayed dry yesterday and we managed to have a BBQ with lots of friends round.  It turned into a late one (oops!)

So just taking it easy today.  It's a friends mums 70th soon so I busied myself making a card.  She love flowers so bright and cheery flowers it is!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Crafting With Friends Challenge #22

Hello! and Yay! It's Friday!
And not only is it the end of the week, it's also the start of challenge #22 over at Crafting With Friends.  This means Design Team B (including me!) are sharing our creations!
Here's mine!   We were lucky to be choosing digi stamps from SheepSki Designs.  Pop on over to Etsy and have a wee look!
I just love Flump in this image! Great fun to colour (especially the ears!)  I used Copics and Polychromos.  Yes, I do seem to be getting into that habit!! But they work so well together.
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Petal Lu (#15)
Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June already!

Hi!  Well, I know I should have written this yesterday but I didn't get a chance.. Here we are in June.. Already!! How did that happen?  I'm feeling quite pleased with myself as I've managed to post 131 times (and mostly all with cards!) which is the most I have done since 2011!

The weather here in central Scotland is gorgeous.. warm and sunny.  (Which does probably mean this is our summer and June, July and August will be miserable!) But hey, staying positive, this year could be different!

The garden looks amazing, flowers and lush green grass (those professional treatments are paying off!), and BBQ is definitely the order of the day!

The down side of the good weather is that the crafting time becomes limited. But that's life, and fun in the sun is very therapeutic!

I've tried to cut down on the crafty spend this year. "Tried" being the operative word there!   I'm also trying new things and I'm really pleased with some of my recent purchases, including;

  • Polychromos
  • Distress Crayons
  • Peerless Watercolours
  • Kuretake Watercolours
  • Various Polkadoodle CDs, including the gorgeous "Soup" sets
  • Kim Dellow stamps for PaperArtsy (LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!)
  • Katzelkraft Stamps
  • Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics (PaperArtsy)
  • oh, and loads of new Stampin' Up!

I think my next focus needs to be to practice "mixed media" and "random".. I just can't seem to let go enough.. I try random and it looks like a pattern!  I do have a Gelli Plate so I think I really need to practice!

Oh, and now I'm on two Design Teams which is amazing fun!  I love crafty challenges and seeing all the amazing talent out there!   I really need to spend time on Pinterest looking back over all the great cards and techniques I have pinned.. I pin them then forget to look back!

I do love the Taylor Swift Pinterest Parody on YouTube.  If you've not seen it then here's a link.  I can soooooo associate with this!   "It's like I'm Martha Stewart... in my mind!"  Brilliant!!

Anyway.. have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It's the June Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting By Designs..

Hello!  I'm delighted to have a Guest Designer slot over at Crafting By Designs for this June Challenge.  Here's my card - great fun colouring this one!

It's a lovely day here today - bright sunshine and very warm!  Unfortunately I've been working so missed all of it!

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

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts