Saturday, 15 June 2019

Showers of Love

As a blogger, I'm either blogging every day or instead, weeks go past.
That's not to say I'm not working on projects, just that sometimes I'm waiting for someone to receive a card or project and I refuse to blog something until I know it's been received.

Of course, sometimes there is nothing going on in my head at all, just fuzz going round and round.
It's times like this that I find playing along with challenges is just the kick I need to get started again. 

 With this in mind, Tag Your It Challenge #89 is Umbrellas

This lovely girl and her wee pupsicle are very reminiscent of some weather we've had recently,
winter with some rain showers.
Wouldn't it be fun if it rained little hearts instead of water?
Anyhoo .... take a peek over on the challenge to see some more umbrellas.
[This stamp set is unmarked (although I bought it from a papercraft shop)
 so my apologies if anyone is looking for it] 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 14 June 2019

Family Portrait

I am SUCH a bad blogger, I hope you haven't given up on me?

I just have time to sneak my latest creation onto the 
which is "F is for Family"

Every family needs a framed portrait of themselves, don't they?

As usual though, most of my early photos were either missing heads or feet
and this motley bunch aren't much better!  And as for the background .... pfttttt !!

I don't know which is worse ..... no heads or no feet - oh dear!

And wouldn't you have thought they could have been colour co-ordinated?
Hahaha!  Not my family!

Anyhoo ..... pop over to the Snarky Stampers and take a look at some other families.


Stampotique - L-R : Arnold; Mort had a Pin Curl; Chicken; Heart Throb; Checkers 

 See you again soon, until then ....
Happy Crafting! 


Thursday, 23 May 2019

Mousey Greetings

Another birthday, another card .....
This one was whipped up fairly quickly and is just a bit of fun.

I cut a square from white card, stamped the cat and the mouse directly onto it, 
then stamped them again onto extra white card.

A couple of pieces of torn washi tape was added to ground both images,
then coloured and fussy cut them out, gluing directly over the first images.

I stamped a speech bubble and added a sentiment.  A light edging of Distress Ink around the card square and it was ready to adhere to the folded card.

Katzelkraft - Les rats des villes [KTZ179]
[KTZ 152]
Lawn Fawn - Open Me; Slow Down and Enjoy

I'm sure the cat stamp has a name, but I haven't got it written down, 
so if you know what it's called,  just let me know. 

'Happy Birthday, Kiddywink'

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Every Day is an Adventure

Some days are more adventurous than others,
today was definitely one of the latter LOL!

Anyhooooo ...... moving right along,
this little monster is having a lovely adventure with his tiny buddy in tow.

 White card was smooshed through a puddle of 'worn lipstick' and 'twisted citron'
Distress Oxide Inks and set aside to dry.

I stamped the monster and his little buddy onto a piece of pretty background paper, 
then fussy cut around all that fuzzy fur.
[I must be nuts!  LOL!!!]

Once the background was dry, I stamped 'Happy Birthday' along the bottom edge,
then stamped the monster, his little buddy and the sentiment.

 I wanted to give the monster different coloured horns [or are they ears?]
so stamped just them onto a tiny snippet of paper, cut them out and glued them in behind his fur.

I'm sure this little monster is having the best adventure,
and you never know .... he might turn up at your birthday party!

Tracey Hey 'Alpaca Pals' - Monster Madness
Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday 


Now, my only problem is .... which card to which friend?

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


May is a bit of a busy month,
what with a few Birthdays, Mother's Day, Anniversary ....
and a Wedding!

So, I thought I'd better make a start on a couple of birthday cards, 
one of which is winging its way overseas, the other to country NSW.

"Chicken" is one of my favourite stamps from Stampotique.
I stamped her directly onto the background paper, a second time on white cardstock
and again [this time only inking up her top] onto a scrap of pretty paper.

I coloured "Chicken" with my favourite pencils, then fussy cut both the card image 
and the floral paper.  Before gluing them into place, I added some washi tape
to the bottom and a couple of smaller torn pieces higher up on the wall.
The wall was layered onto a simple black mat,
which was adhered to folded white card.

Stampotique - Chicken; 3 Greetings.

Even though this card is for a friend, 
I thought I'd play along with a couple of challenges at the same time.

Come back and visit again tomorrow - then I'll decide which card is going to which friend.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 3 May 2019

Seeing Spots

I discovered that trying to make a postcard
without a focal point poses an interesting challenge.

At Sunday Postcard Art, the theme this week is
No Focal Image
After a couple of false starts, this is how my finished postcard looks,
using a stencil and one distress ink colour.
I used a black Glaze pen around the border. 

Yes, it is only one colour and I did think about doing some flicks of another colour,
but I thought if it didn't work, I'd have to start from scratch, so decided to leave it as you see it.

Cadence - MU42
Distress Oxide Ink - Twisted Citron

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Seven of Seven

Live your DREAM with Passion,
[some may say I'm dreaming day and night, LOL!]

These little hedgehogs have dreamed of bouncing on a trampoline
for years, and now they are finally doing just that - bouncing as high as they can!

Don't they look happy little chappies?

49 and Market - Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp Set
Unknown - hedgehogs; sentiment

This is the final card for this challenge, Seven Cards in Seven Days,
which has been lots of fun.

Come back soon and see what else I've been dreaming about.

Happy Crafting!