Friday, 31 July 2015

My new pens!


 Hello. 
In my last post I shared a card I had coloured with my new Stabilo pens. Well, as promised, here is a bit of a close up of those very pens!
 
 Every colour you could ever need including some very on trend neon colours.
 They are water-based so that means I can do my very favourite technique and get a cool water-coloured look.
Just scribble the pen onto an acrylic block or, like I do, your glass work surface!
 Wet your paintbrush with a little water, pick up the ink and skootch onto watercolour card.
 Build up colour until you like what you see.
Easy, peasy!
 
 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...
 
Take Your Pick!
 
Choose any or all of the following...
 
Colour Theme - blue, green or blue and green
Technique Theme - a tag
Product Theme - use lace
Sketch - this one... 

..or any previous Papertake Sketch. 
So loads to choose from there!

We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

$25 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp
 
For my card I chose the technique theme - a tag.
 
The flower stamps are from the 'twiggy florets' set by Paper Smooches. I coloured with my new pens (I know - hubby says 'is there no end' well, clearly not!). They are Stabilo pens, I will tell you more about them later in the week. The sentiment is from a little Hero Arts set.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
  See you there!
 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Second milk carton....


Hello. Told you there would be more of these!

 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

It's Seal-abration Time!


 Hello. These cuties have just been released over in The DigiStamp Boutique. Super cute huh?

As well as the two adorable seals you get all sorts of little accessories to balance on their heads and noses. The set also comes with three matching sentiments.
 

 Grab the set here while it's on special offer!
 
 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Rain or Shine


Hello. Mostly rain! Hubby wants to know when we are moving to sunnier and warmer climes. Too much day time telly - A Place in the Sun, Escape to the Continent etc etc is giving him ideas!  I get homesick just going on holiday for a week so I think we are in Scotland to stay (unless we win the lottery and then I might think about it).

So todays card features stamps from the 'chance of rain' set by Mama Elephant. The background was diecut and inked using 'faded jeans' distress ink. I hardly ever do this, don't know why 'cos I really do like the effect. Oh dear, I'll never use up all those patterned papers now!

 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...
 
 Build It Up!
(layers and dimension) 

  We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used the typewriter stamp from the 'keep in touch' set by Clearly Besotted. The snail is part of a bigger Penny Black stamp called 'garden visit' and the papers are 'mon ami' by Basic Grey.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

happy holidays


Hello. I have a very summery card to share today (although it's anything but summer here in the West of Scotland). The super cute image taking centre stage on his rubber ring is Chubby. He is part of a set called Summer Chubby...
You get two Chubby images and four sentiments and all on special offer at the mo'.

The papers I used are 'barefoot and bliss' by BoBunny. I've had them for ages so it feels good to use up some older stash! The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted and I know it's normally a Christmas sentiment but I used it here 'cos it fits.

So, are you looking for a bargain? The DigiStamp Boutique has reduced hundreds, yes, hundreds of their sweet images to just 99p. All can be found here in the special 99p section. Happy shopping!

 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. I'm really late with Tuesdays Papertake card - I had a migraine that floored me for three days and still hasn't entirely gone.
 
So it's well past time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge!
And this week it's...
 
 
Don't be a Square!
 

  We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 

 
For my card I used stamps from the Penguins in Paradise set by My Favourite Things and coloured using Copic marker pens.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
 
See you there!

 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

thank you - Milly

Hello. Cuteness alert -  there are brand new images over at The DigiStamp Boutique. My card features the adorable Milly. Part of a set and on special offer at the mo'.

I coloured Milly using Copic marker pens and the 'embroidery hoop' was diecut using the hoop die by Neat & Tangled. The papers and matching sequins are 'life emporium' by Teresa Collins and the sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set 'scripty sayings'.
 

Friday, 10 July 2015

hello, hello, hello


Today I had a play with a new stamp set and my Kuratake Gansai watercolour paints. I ended up making three little 'hello' cards. The stamps are 'miniature floral collection' by Clearly Besotted.
 I heat embossed the image using white embossing powder and all the background pieces were cut using dies from My Favourite Things and Avery Elle.