Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Cheers, Darnell

Stamps: Free Spirits (PS); Cheers (Woodware)
Ink: Bahama Blue, RoseBud, Tangelo (Memento); Lime Green (HA)

Today is Darnell's birthday ( & Ardyth is hosting a party. Darnell has mentioned the occasional little tipple in her blog posts, so I wonder if there is a shelf in the Playhouse that looks a bit like this?  If I had a Playhouse, I think I'd make room for one!
Enjoy your day Darnell & thanks for your many kind comments. 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Butterfly love

Stamps: Scripty Sayings (PS); Be Jolly (Technique Tuesday); Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn); Elzybells
Ink: Tangelo, Rose Bud (Memento); Soft Pool (HA)
Dies: Tiny Hearts (SSS)
A very simple card for CAS-ual Fridays today.  The challenge is to use hearts in summer colours.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Minecraft creeper card

Stamps: Rad (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink: Staz-On

Has your house been taken over by MineCraft?  Mine has.  My boys speak a whole new language, & I find myself singing minecraft lyrics in my zumba class, instead of the originals!
I have been toying with making a creeper card for a while now, but I was going to do it using the tiny squares from the SSS grid die.  In truth I have put it off because it seemd like too much work & I am nothing if not lazy.
However, today I saw this on Ardyth's Pinterest board:
Gift idea and a quick, no stamping card for a boy
and remembered this from Mini Eco:
Woven space invaders
& my lazy genes rejoiced!
I have a whole load of 1/8" ribbon in a variety of colours.  Naturally none were the murky green required, but I soon fixed that wih a couple of pro-markers.  I used random splodges of darker green on top to get the pixellated look:
These were then attached to some square cardstock & the black ribbon woven vertically for the features.
Having framed & mounted it, I couldn't get any sentiment to look right, until I hit upon some washi tape.

Am now going to slip in under the wire for CAS-ual Fridays!


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Hoppy Birthday

Stamps: Basic Borders (ME); Elzybells
Ink: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves (Memento)
Font: Filbert Color, TW Cen MT Condensed
Other: Frog Die (Provocraft)
Did you ever have a rubber frog which, when you squeezed it, had a long red tongue that unrolled?  My kids did.  Whilst rooting around amongst my dies, this frog came to light, & lo a card was born.
CAS-ual Fridays are challenging us to make a card for a bloke, which uses a ribbon but no kraft, & I think this fits the bill.  Whilst not being overtly masculine, it is certainly not girlie.  Maybe I'll settle on androgynous!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Enjoy your day

Stamps: Free Spirits, Scripty Sayings (PS); Basic Borders (ME); It's Your Day (HA)
Ink: Soft Pool (HA); Rose Bud, Tangelo, Espresso Truffle (Memento)
Dies: Free Spirits (PS)
Other: Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger)
Hello there.  I've finally manage to make something worth blogging.  Bit of a no-show mojo situation goin' on around here.  Lots of messing about, with only a full scrap pile to show for it.
This is for Less is More this week.  Love playing with dies, especially inlaying.  Have a foolproof method at last.  The secret is Post It tape to hold each item in place while you cut the next one & always work from back to front.  Still doesn't stop me messing up the stamping tho'. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014


Stamps: Lovely Layers (PTI); Abstract Art (MFT); Scripty Sayings (PS); Geometrics 2 (CB)
Ink: Tangelo (Memento); Soft Pool, Lime Green (HA)
Dies: Stitched Mat Squares (Lil' Inkers)
This card has been persistently cocking a snook at me for a number of days now.  Twice I have walked away, my scrap bin overflowing, but today I became its master!
Top tip for masking - use tracing paper, then you can see exactly where you are placing your mask, to make sure the stamped image has an even border all round.

Linking to:
Less is More: Week 170 ~ 3 colours

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Birdhouse hi

Stamps: Tweet Talk (Newton's Nook); Scripty Sayings (PS)
Ink: Soft Pool (HA); Tangelo, Morocco (Memento)
This stamp set was an impulse purchase last week from Make The Day Special.  I thought the birdhouses were too cute to ignore.  
Linking to:
Less is More: Week 170 ~ 3 colours
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC131 ~Three Thirds
Make the Day Special: Challenge 2 ~ Colour choice 2 (sorry, can't seem to copy the picture, whatever I try)

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