Saturday, 27 June 2015

Cute Farm Set - DigiStamp Boutique

Hello :o)

I've been a bit quiet again this week, as I've had a poorly Dex at home... Managed a couple of makes though, so here's one of them.  My annual pig themed card for one of my mum's friends!

I used a ball tool to gently round each of the pieces, and then layered them up with Collall 3d glue so he looks a bit 'padded'.

The cute pig and sign are from the Cute Farm Set from DigiStamp Boutique, and the numbers are Hanging Letters font.

Products Used
Papers - Dress Shoppe, Always & Forever - LOTV
Sentiment - All Occasion Sentiments - Clearly Besotted
Flowers - Bo Bunny/ Prima
Resin Flowers

We're just off for a walk now it's started to cool down a bit... I was worried the dog would overheat if we took him earlier!

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

Friday, 19 June 2015

Scrabble Grandad

Hello :o)

So, as I may have mentioned once or twice... ahem... I'm not really making much at the moment.  And even if I do make something, I don't generally like it enough to blog it!

I don't like many of my Father's Day creations this year, and haven't even bothered taking photos of most of them.  This one is a 'makes me happy' design though...

I'm not sure what it is about this one that appeals... it's always the simplest ones that make me happiest though.  I think maybe it's because it's easy to imagine them in different colours, and for different people... I already know I'll reuse this idea for Pav's brother's birthday.

Products Used
MFT rectangle frame dies
Scrabble stamps & matching die (Whimsy?)
All Occasion Sentiments - Clearly Besotted
Memento ink in Espresso Truffle

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

Monday, 15 June 2015

Without Words - summer holidays

Hello again :o)

I wasn't expecting to manage another blog post so soon, but I'm not complaining!

Over at Without Words our challenge for this month is 'summer holidays'... I didn't manage a card for the beginning of the challenge, but I've made it in time for the midway post.  This is the first colouring I've done for about 2 months, and I was so rusty I couldn't even remember what colour combos I usually use for skin lol.

This little cutie is from Tiddly Inks, coloured in copics, the sentiment/ alpha stamps are Paper Smooches.  I know it seems an odd choice for a male card, but it was for my auntie's little girl to give to her daddy - they swim together and did some snorkeling on holiday in Florida apparently.

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

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Best Birthday Ever

Well... hello!

Haven't I been a rubbish blogger eh?  There's nothing wrong, so I hope I've not worried anyone... assuming anyone noticed I'd disappeared!  I'm just struggling to get back into the whole crafting and blogging routine.  Even when I manage to make something, I can't seem to get round to blogging it!  To be honest, this probably won't change until the extension's completed, which is at least a few months away, so it's going to be a fairly quiet blogging year for me I think.

So anyway... here's a card at last!  Made using one of the fab Large Birthday Sentiments from DigiStamp Boutique.

The papers are Bazill Basics, the star die is from Joanna Sheen (cut into two pieces), and the numbers are an MFT die.

And a pic of the furry one who disrupted my routine in the first place.  Chester's now nearly 7 months old, and for a puppy, is very well behaved and 'easy' usually, apart from wanting to be everyone's friend when we're out for a walk... He'd also love to be friends with the cat, but Boris is not having any of it!

I do have other cards finished, so hopefully it won't be too long before I blog again... Have a fab weekend, and thanks for popping in :o)

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Cluck Cluck set - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone... time for one of my very occasional posts!

I've been wanting to use this set from DigiStamp Boutique since it was released last month and I've finally managed it...

The fab image and sentiment are from the Cluck Cluck set, which you can find HERE.  Happy chickens... what's not to love?

Not long after we got Chester, we taught him to ring a bell when he needs to go outside... seemed like a good idea... it's very handy most of the time.  It's just that he's a clever wee beastie, and he's realised that when I'm trying to do something, like a bit of colouring, ringing the bell handily gets my attention... which is why I gave up on the patchy sky around this chicken, because he just wouldn't let me finish it properly!!

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

Saturday, 11 April 2015

MFT High Tops - Craft Mojo DT

Hello!  I'm back with one of my occasional posts.  Sorry for the long gaps... the daft thing is I do have a few cards made, but just haven't found the time to blog them!  I'm still not back into regular crafting, but hoping that when my downstairs craft room is built I'll get into a better routine again... although it'll be a few months before that's all done.

Anyway... here's a card using some fab Craft Mojo goodies.

I like making male cards, but teenagers are always a bit more difficult I think... this MFT shoe die is perfect though.  It's quite big, but this card is 6"x8" so it looks smaller here, and works really well with the large sentiment stamp.

And here's an up to date photo of Chester, now 5 months old, enjoying his first visit to the beach in Filey a couple of days ago... we all had such a great time, everything's more fun with a dog :o)  See the red spade in the background?  He wouldn't let Dex dig with it, he kept pinching it and running round in circles with it... little monkey!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Cute Pup set - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone... sorry for the long gaps between posting at the moment, I'm just not feeling very creative lately.  Hopefully this will improve soon!

Here's one of this month's cute images from DigiStamp Boutique... there are lots more new ones that you can see HERE - all fab!

Obviously I'm very drawn to all things puppy at the moment, so I couldn't resist using the Cute Pup set... this is one of the new offer sets, and is just £1.25 for a fab selection of images and sentiments!

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