Saturday, 22 October 2011

Just a quick post... that you know I haven't gone  Had plans to get my housework done and enjoy some crafting time at the weekend. "Best laid plans...." haven't been feeling too well this week, think it has been the change in the weather. Nothing specific..just feeling more tired than usual. Decided I needed a little retail therapy, so I bought myself some new colouring pencils. I know everyone is using the alcohol markers but I'm resisting that route. First..I can't afford them at the moment and will be unlikely to in the near future. I know that that the price is coming down steadily, but if I buy a few I will want them all. I do have some colouring mediums so I've decided to try and improve my techniques with what I've got. Now....I've been colouring with cheapo colouring pencils and I've found that I'm happier with bought myself some Staedtler ergo soft pencils from ebay.  Good price as well..24 for £9.99..with free p&p. ordered them them this kind of shopping! Going to have a proper play with them tomorrow..housework can wait. I've got another card done. Was really pleased with it until Molly got her paws on it. Left it on the table for the glue to dry and she decided she wanted to play with the buttons that I'd glued. Managed to rescue it but there is a little bit of glue showing. I think I might be able to get away with it though....hope so anyway. It's my great-niece's Christmas card. She always wants fairies and Disney princesses but I went different this year. Still girly with pink and lime green and a bit of blue...and glitter!   Spotted paper and snow person stamp from Polka Doodles...buttons, ribbon, card and glitter from stash.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Made a start....

.....on  my Christmas cards. Well I just had to try out the new stamps I've got. The first one is  is an adorable little elephant called Humphrey.  I coloured him in using ordinary felt tip pens and a water brush. Added some snow with a gelly roll white glaze pen.... and some snowflakes punched from glitter card.  I think my colouring is improving slightly.....???? 

Another Humphrey..this time a rocker card. Coloured with very ordinary cheapo colouring pencils and a bit of glitter card and stickles glitter. On this image I put him some red boots on..whereas the first one I didn't. In the examples that I have seen there are no boots but I think it looks better with. What do you think.

Another rocker card..this time with stamps by Polka Doodles. The inspiration for this card came from them as well so I can't take the credit for that. Again coloured with pencils and lots and lots of glitter on the trees.
I've entered this card for the monthly forum inspirational challenge..which is Winter Wonderland with glitter and glitz.  Think it fits the bill.  Tyler is the 3 year old little boy who lives next door 

Thank you for reading. Hope to continue with the roll I am on at the moment.

Saturday, 1 October 2011


....tra la la la, la laaa. Just a little ditty that's been in my head since my last bout of crafting. I made five cards all with the same image stamp..a daisy. Why? eldest has finally got the go ahead for a crafting group at his local TARA..(tenants and residents association)..and I've been roped in. The first gathering was last Tuesday and I really enjoyed it. He asked me to make a few stamped samples so that's what I was doing last weekend.  That's was as well as the front garden...grass cut and borders weeded. I've got the back garden started on Thursday....while the glorious weather is with us..and hope to finish it tomorrow and/or Monday.
Now for the cards. All made..with exception of the base card.....from scraps from my bit box.

The daisy stamp coloured using felt tips and a water brush. Matted and layered with pink glitter card using dies from Go Kreate. Papers from Pink Petticoat, sentiment stamp..not sure who's..and a bit of ribbon from stash to finish.

Now a circular card. Just stamped and glittered the image.  Daisy paper as before. Matted and layered using X cut dies...and a Sizzix embossing folder. Rest from stash.

A side stepper card. Image masked and coloured with oil pastels. Dies from Go Kreate. Sentiment from Pink Petticoat and the border punch from X Cut.

Stamped three times..alternately on pink and white card. Sentiment on fourth panel and gems added. Matted on alternate colour card and then all four matted on to dark blue. I then added glossy accents to the daisy images.

The last one looks a bit Christmassy. Stamp paper pieced, and matted onto gold mirri. Border used is a Woodware border punch. I've not put a sentiment on this one yet. Not sure that I like it.

I am a woman of many moods....and they all require chocolate.