Friday, 19 August 2016

two of a kind



Hello. I've had a play with my Crazy Dogs! Just shoogled some colour on using my black Inktense watercolour pencil and job done. I think the little guy is alarmed by the number of flamingos ( I googled 'plural of flamingo' and it can be flamingos or flamingoes - so there you go) that are behind him.
I was going to go all mixed media on you for the backgrounds but decided my traditional style was best for now. I will keep the experiments for another day!

 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

bookmarks


Hello. I mentioned in my last post that I've been joining in swaps. Well, these bookmarks are safely tucked into their new owners books so I can now share!!

Some double sided paper, letter dies and punched daisies and butterflies - job done. The corner bookmark looks a wee bit more complicated but it's not. It's just a cleverly folded 6x6 paper. There are loads of tutorials on YouTube, have a go!

Monday, 15 August 2016

sending a happy hello


Hello. Just popping on to share the card I made for my partner in the Summer Card Swap. Joining in various swaps is a fairly new thing for me, I love it! Not only do you have a reason to make something you get some gorgeous happy mail popping through your door  - not just bills!!

The stamp is from a Unity set and the papers are 'little moments' by Elles Studio.

Well, I can nearly get the car into the garage. Three trips to the recycle centre and two trips to the local charity shop. All that remains to do is re-organise what is left into plastic tubs with lids  - I'm so pleased this job is done!

Next job - tackle the cupboard where the 6x6 paper pads are stored. Thanks for all the ideas you gave me on my last post. I now think I know what to do, we'll see!

Friday, 12 August 2016

This weeks haul


Hello. Last week, stamps and dies. This week, two paper pads, stickers and die cuts. The stickers and die cuts will be used in my planner/smash books/journals. I am determined to get back into them and this new haul will go a long way to helping!

On the subject of paper pads. I have quite a collection of 6x6 pads. Some have only a few sheets left. Some are practically antiques! However, I cannot bring myself to have a clear out - you never know when you might need that exact paper! But, what I was thinking of doing, is taking the sheets out and making one big pile. But then I wouldn't be able to tell people what the paper is called - does that matter? You probably can't get some of it anymore anyway. What do you do?

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

life is good


Hello. I'm so enjoying having a good old play with my Penny Black stamps. They really are just the best to watercolour. This one is 'garden treats' and the papers are Home Sweet Home by Craft Asylum.

Well, it has been thoroughly miserable here, heavy rain all day. But every cloud and all that 'cos I managed to get five cards in the bag for my latest magazine commission. Tonight I will type up the step by steps, that's if the wee glass of red I have with my dinner doesn't make me feel a bit squiffy!


Monday, 8 August 2016

hello


Hello. A pre-embossed card base, a quick to watercolour set of stamps and a die cut. Super quick and super easy! I am entering my card into the Penny Black and More challenge - anything goes with a stamp.