Friday, 23 March 2018

Pop-Up Butterflies

I've hardly made anything this week as I've not been very well, but you know when there's an idea in your head that just has to get out?  This one's been rattling around for days but I didn't feel up to doing anything with it... finally finished it last night though.

The Lawn Fawn Pop-Up Butterfly die is a recent purchase that I didn't try hard enough to resist... you can find it HERE if you also neeeed it.  The inner dotted circle is an MFT die-namics die, although I wish I'd used a smaller size, so I'll try that too at some point.  The coloured pieces behind the pop-ups are scraps of core'dinations card, the gems are from my stash.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from THIS SET from Digi Stamp Boutique, heat embossed in detail white embossing powder on black card.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Southern Girls - die cuts
Incy Wincy - no more than 3 colours, excluding black & white
Pile It On - circles and/ or squares

Off to try and make something else... I'm so behind now!  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Silhouette Flower set - Digi Stamp Boutique

Hello everyone :o)

I've made a quick card today, as I couldn't resist playing with some brand new images from Digi Stamp Boutique...

The Silhouette Flower set is available HERE and it's just gorgeous... I love silhouette images!  There are sentiments included, but I used one of the clear stamps from this set.  I tore a piece of paper (very unlike me!) from a Craftwork Cards pad, and rubbed gold gilding wax around the edges, added a couple of gold pearls to the flowers, and that's about it... super simple today!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Everybody Art GDT - anything goes

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art Challenge, where our theme is 'anything goes'.  I made a card for my mum for Mother's Day, using a cute image from Di's Digi Stamps.

I nearly always use something featuring daffodils, as when I was growing up Mum would say not to spend much, she was happy with a bunch of daffodils... so now I get daffs for the boys to give her, and get her something else from me.  I coloured the image with copics... I ran out of blender refill so the background isn't quite right, and then as soon as I put an order in for refills another pen ran out... grrr!  The papers are old ones from LOTV (now retired), frame die is a Grand Nestabilities, the heart wreath is Avery Elle and the flower/ leaves are MFT die-namics.  Sentiment stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE, and buttons and twine from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - girl power (something feminine)
Cutie Pie Challenge - spring cuties
Crafty Friends - for a special lady
As You Like It - single or multiple layers (I like layers of paper, one layer cards never feel completely finished to me, at least not when I make them!)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Sweet Stampin' - inspired by a song

Happy Saturday :o)

Our challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'inspired by a song'... I'm no good at these types of challenge, I just go blank.  But I had this card to make, and realised it could work for the song 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'... which I suppose is cheating a bit!

I've used an image from Digi Stamp Boutique called Cocktail Imogen, coloured with copics.  THe papers are from an older First Edition pad, and the scalloped card base is cream (not a dodgy photo that should be white lol!).  The number dies are MFT die-namics, made sparkly with Nuvo clear sparkle pen.  The corner bow is Memory Box and the little corner die is Whimsy, the sparkly gold enamel dots are Doodlebug.  I do still need to add a personalised sentiment, but left that off for the photo.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional layer it up
Simon Says Wednesday - girl power
Fussy & Fancy - let's celebrate
Creatalicious - anything goes + optional girly

Hope all you mums have a lovely day tomorrow... hugs to all who find the day difficult xx I know how lucky I am to still have my mum - Father's Day is always a little bit sad for me no matter how much time goes by.

Thanks for popping in :o)

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Heart Bunny - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've used one of the new clear stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique for today's card...

This one is Heart Bunny and I've coloured it with copics.  I added some doodled 'stripes' around the heart frame... not sure why, I just felt like it!  The mother's day sentiment stamp is available HERE and the Grandma stamp is from THIS SET.  The papers are from a Gorjuss Girl pack, most of the dies are MFT die-namics, apart from the larger circles which are from Craft Stash.  Sparkly gem from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - have a heart
Pile it On - circles
Crafty Animals - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 2 March 2018

Polkadoodles DT - anything goes

Hello everyone :o)

As usual over at Polkadoodles it's an 'anything goes' challenge, although the DT are all following a 'celebrations' theme.

I thought I'd make a birthday card, and used a gorgeous Horace and Boo image called Slurpy Ice Cream, coloured with copics.  The sentiment is from Work & Play Love & Kisses and the papers are from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.  I wanted to keep this one quite simple, so I've just added some twill ribbon from my stash and a tiny pearl on the cat's flower.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cardz 4 Galz - furry friends
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes + a sentiment
Seize the Birthday - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes

We've still got loads of snow, and it's starting to freeze now, and there's an ice cold wind too, which is fun... school was open though, so we've traipsed there and back, and now I'm tired and cold!  Not going anywhere tomorrow!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Pretty Flower Vase - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with a card made for an order, using a gorgeous recent image from Digi Stamp Boutique.

The image is called Pretty Flower Vase and I coloured it with copics, with a bit of Nuvo clear sparkle pen on the flower centres.  The papers are Dovecraft, sentiment is a new clear stamp available HERE.  Buttons and ribbon from my stash, the heart wreath is an Avery Elle die and the stitched circle die is from this set.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - floral delight
Addicted to Stamps - have a heart
Fussy & Fancy - favourite colours (I have lots of favourites, but I love this colour combo)

So, do you have snow?  We've got loads and it's been snowing on and off all day... I decided to keep the kids off, and I'm so glad I did because Morgan's school closed within a couple of hours of opening and Dex's school sent messages out saying they were staying open but sending children home if parents could collect them.  I don't know why they open when it's as bad as it was today, it just creates confusion!  Not sure what'll happen tomorrow, but Dex was supposed to be dressing up for World Book Day and they've already sent messages saying that will be postponed to another day.  I knitted him a beard to go with his costume this morning (the things we do, eh?!), but I suppose he'll still get to wear it all eventually.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)