Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Adventure


It's been a misty day here today, and not so warm as the last few days.  Been a busy day at work, then parents evening at school.  Now it's time to relax a bit!

I'm inspired to make a card for the current challenge at Always Fun Challenges #99 Travel.

All the stamps used are Stampin' Up!  Coloured with water colours.

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Awesome At Any Age


Another day of good weather here in central Scotland!   And a busy day!

This is a quick post of a card made using a Sugar Nellie stamp from 2010 called Rock Idol.  Coloured with ProMarkers.

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tropical Celebration


Another mild day here made me feel quite tropical!  Well, maybe not but I was inspired by the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #305

Teamed up some tropical papers with some Botanical Builder framelits.  Here's my card:

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

Monday, February 25, 2019

Here For You


A Lily Of The Valley image for this card. Stamped using Gina K Amalgam Ink and coloured with water colours.

I've got loads of LOTV stamps which I've not used in ages.  It's amazing how you forget what you have!

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

You Are My Sunshine


I found another stamp set that I've not used in ages. This time from the Craft Lounge called "Ducky Days".  I've water coloured this one using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I love the intensity of the colours and they are so easy to use!

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



It's a Scottish theme for this card.  Which is appropriate as spent some of yesterday getting our daughters new kilt, jacket and glengarry sorted out ready for the start of the competition season!

I found a stamp I've not used in ages - Hamish in a kilt by Sugar Nellie.  The sentiment is WPlus9, the "tartan" is Stampin' Up! Beyond Plaid and the thistle is Funstamps.

Hope you like it!

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

Be You


Good morning! It's a lovely bright clear morning here today.  A perfect morning for a productive day!
I'm playing along with challenge #153 Code Word Grid, at Addicted To CAS.  I've combined a peacock feather and a grid for the card as they seem like complete opposites!

The stamps are Stampin' Up! Off The Grid and Fine Feathers, and the sentiment stamp is Avery Elle So Happy.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Special Day


I'm sticking with the butterflies for this card and teaming up two Stampin' Up! colours - Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue.

I took my inspiration from the layout sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.

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

Watercolour Butterfly


It's been a busy Sunday so far but now some time to relax a bit!

I've been playing with some My Favourite Things stamps and matching dies.  The set is called Beautiful Butterflies. I die cut them from watercolour card and then coloured with water colour pencils before finally stamping with Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake ink.

The background is from Stampin' Up! Playful Backgrounds.  The sentiment is WPlus9 cut from water coloured card with a light rub of Old Silver Inka Gold.

Here's my card:

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

You Light Up My Life


Second card for today is made with a Stampin' Up! set I've had for ages! It's called Today & Everyday.

I've gone with water colour pencils for this one.

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

Shine Bright


Welcome to the weekend!

I've now got a (fairly) tidy workspace!  I went in search of some inspiration and came across a challenge at Creative Confetti which is "Just Take 10".  So a quick 10 minute card to get me started today!

I'm also going to enter this card in the Cut It Up challenge - the theme is clovers.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

From The Heart


I can't believe it's Thursday already! I think using all your spare time productively makes the time pass so much quicker!

I've made a card with a set of stamps I used the other day (as I hadn't tidied up!!). It's Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!   This time I've water coloured the large rose image and die cut it.  Then used some other stamps from the set for the border, background and sentiment.  I'm liking the green and pink combo!

Here's my card:

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Way To Go!


A quick little make tonight.  A one layer card with a focus on the sentiment.

Stamp sets are Draw The Line and Cheerful Critters from Stampin' Up!

I'm going to enter this are in the Less is More challenge.

Hello Friend


Rummaging through my stash and found a clear set from Hero Arts that I've never used!  It's called Color Layering Graphic Flowers. I've had it for ages!

I thought I would have a play with some embossing powders for this card.  Every part, except the sentiment, is heat embossed.

I like the bright colours and the glossy finish!

Hope you like it!

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wild About You


I've taken my inspiration for this card from the colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Here's the colour combo for the challenge:

I used the Sweet Safari set from My Favourite Things and a combination of the colours with some die cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock layered on kraft.

I'm also going to enter this card in: 

Fairy Wishes


It's a combined challenge inspired card today!  The theme is "Do You Believe In Magic" at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog and they've teamed up with a Tic Tac Toe at Double Trouble Challenge.
I chose the Silver/Gold; Sentiment; Die Cut/Punch line on the grid.

I used a die which I've had for a long time from Tinker & Co.  I don't think you can get this anymore. I pieced her together then finished the card off with some new washi tape from AlteNew.

I just love the washi tape.  It's extra wide at 2.25" so I cut it into thinner strips for this card.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Petal Palette


The inspiration for this card came from the combination of two challenges.  Sketch #304 at Atlantic Hearts Challenge and PP429 at The Paper Players.

I used a combination of stamps and dies from Stampin' Up! called Petal Palette and Petals & More.  The Paper Players challenge is Monochromatic so I chose shades of green.

I hope you like it!

Happy Days!


Schools are on holiday here at the moment so some quality time for us girlies.  A wee long lie followed by getting our nails done. Then lunch!  And now it's 4pm and back home.   And back home to find a parcel waiting.  With the most amazing product!  Gina K Designs amalgam ink.

Unless you've already heard of, or used, this product you might be saying "a black ink pad, so what?".. well, this pad can be used for alcohol markers or water based (including water colouring!)  And, even though I only had a tiny little play to see the results, it WORKS!!  Amazing!

This was my quick test! Watercolors on the left and alcohol markers on the right.  I'm very impressed.  The ink pad is lovely and juicy and has a pleasant smell (reminds me a wee bit of pear drops).  Now I need to find somewhere that stocks re-inkers as I'm sure this pad is going to be very well used!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

You're Awesome


Another simple card today.  Using 3 stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  Gorgeous Grunge, Gallery Grunge and Epic Celebrations.
I used Wink Of Stella on the guitar to give it some subtle sparkle.

I stamped the guitar first then masked it before using the background stamp.

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

Thank You Kindly


I hope you are enjoying your Sunday whatever you are doing.  It's a day to spend a little time on our hobbies!  As a result, the house is filled with music! There's bagpipes downstairs and keyboards upstairs.  So if you were looking for some peace and quiet here it's not happening!

I've been having a play with another stamp set that I've had for a wee while but not used.  It's Hanging Garden from Stampin' Up!

I coloured it using watercolours as there's so much detail on the image.

I'm going to enter this card in the OLC Focus on the Sentiment challenge at Less Is More.

Love Without Limits


Having a go at two step (or in this case, four step) stamping.
I used the Picture Perfect stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The humming bird is such a lovely image.

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



Been playing with an Inky Antics stamp set called Kitty Cube.  It's a square block with stamps mounted on 4 sides.
Cute kitties are great fun to colour. I used Copics.  The borders and sentiment are from Stampin' Up! and I stamped using Crumb Cake.

It's a different card shape for me.

Hope you like it!

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

Thinking Inking


I've been using Hero Arts inks and a Tim Holtz stencil as the background for this card.  The die cuts are also Tim Holtz called "Garden Greens".  The sentiment is WPlus9.

This was a fun card to make and nice and clean and simple!

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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

It's Your Day


Welcome to Saturday!

It's a new day and there are some new challenges out there.  I've been out most of the day - catching up with family and friends.   And now it's time for some crafting!

I've made this card using "Big On You" by Stampin' Up! and More Fresh Cuts by WPlus9.

The inks used are all Hero Arts - nice bright colours!

Here's my card, I hope you like it!

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Another wee bird!


Another card inspired by the Addicted To CAS challenge #152 Birds.

I used Penny Black "Fresh New Day" and colour with Copics.

The sentiment is Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Birthdays".

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

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts