Saturday, 29 July 2017

Male and Floral

After sorting through all my digis the other week I thought it was time I did the same with my stamps and have finally got them in some sort of order. I was hoping to find Mojo hiding in the back of the cupboard ready to come and have a play but no such luck! Still I did manage to get a couple of cards made using some of my older stamps and I've found a mountain of NBUS stamps which I've put out ready to ink up.

For my first card I used a LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers and chalks. As Mojo wouldn't come to play I found a super sketch to follow and used a loose sheet of paper (so not sure of make), some snippets of card and a length of twine. I left it without a sentiment for the time being as I reckon this would be fine for a birthday or retirement or even father's day.

This is heading over to

Penny Black and More challenge 'for the boys'

Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge 'sketch + stamped image'

I just got a pot of Ranger gold embossing powder and wanted to try it out so I reached out for the nearest piece of card (which had been dry embossed using an Embossalicious folder on one corner) and used a Uniko stamp from the Pure Florals Gerbera set. I decided to try and make it up into a card so used some thick (Hunkydory I think) patterned card as a base card then added a gold peel-off sentiment, stick on butterfly and some pearls. When I asked Hubby for his opinion he replied 'pretty'.... so hopefully it didn't turn out too bad although I'm still not sure about not colouring the flower.

This is for

Uniko challenge 'flowers'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'anything with flowers'

That's it from me for now, hopefully I can motivate myself to get a bit more creative as I've got some fabulous new stamps to have a play with as well as some more Mo Manning digis printed off and waiting to be coloured. Thanks for popping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Digis and Dies

Hi everyone, I hope all you tennis fans have enjoyed the last fortnight of Wimbledon.... must admit I was so pleased to watch Roger Federer claim his 8th championship title.

I've got a trio of cards to show you today so I'll try to keep it short and to the point. First is a Mo Manning digi called 'kissing frogs' that was given free with my order a few weeks ago and which I coloured with my usual Promarkers. Paper is Dovecraft and ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash

I'm entering this in

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'add pearls'

Second is a Bugaboo digi again coloured with Promarkers and matted onto mirricard, with some ribbon and a recycled sentiment from a last year christmas card

I'm entering this in

Tuesday Morning Sketches 'sketch + christmas in July'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge 'anything christmas goes'

And my last card.... using snippets of card, cardboard and glitter card I used Xcut dies to cut the stars. The sentiments are Uniko, Happy Little Stampers and Clearly Besotted stamps

I'm entering this in

CASology challenge 'wish'

Noor Design challenge 'use die cuts'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

That's it from me for now, I'm off to sit out in the garden with a cuppa tea. Thanks for popping by today.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Digis and a CD

Hi everyone, hope you all had a fun weekend. I was very good and kept to my plans of sorting and organising all my digistamps... and what a job that was - I deleted well over two-thirds of them and still have just over a hundred left! I know it sounds a bit extreme but if they'd been rubber stamps I'd have had a sort out much sooner or probably not bought them in the first place. I think I'll be a lot more thoughtful when buying digis in future and I must admit I deleted all but one of my 'Saturated Canary' images so that's how much I really needed them. It's just such a shame that we're not able to pass digistamps on to others as we can with rubber as I'm sure there are a lot of images I never even got around to printing off that some of you would have loved.

Anyway onto a couple of cards I made from some Bugaboo images I printed off and coloured with my usual Promarkers.

I really do love the words on this first image and I thought it would be perfect for the challenge over at AAA Cards where the theme is 'words have power'


I used leftover snippets of paper and gold card for the layers on my second card along with a fun snowman.

I'm entering this in

Crafty Hazelnut's Chirstmas challenge 'christmas + option washi tape'

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'holiday'

Deep Ocean challenge 'lots of layers'

For my last card I used an image from Joanna Sheen's 'Pamela West Collection 2' CD with a magazine freebie paper, Woodware sentiment stamp and die-cut letters

this is for challenges over at

CD Sunday 'up the garden path'

Crafty Purple Frog 'make it manly'

Thanks for popping by today and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I'm just off to the shops now to buy some strawberries and cream before I settle down to watch the tennis and colour some more digis. Enjoy your week.