Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

 Hello. 
It's Tuesday and time for another Papertake Challenge
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All

 You can use this one or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches. Just state in your blog post which sketch you used.

We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.
 
For my card I used a Penny Black Slapstick stamp 'Lulu on the Moon' which I coloured with Copics. The papers are 'hip hip hooray' by Doodlebug and are just about to be added to the BfB shop along with some new Doodlebug tickets and icon minis - so cute!
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Best Friend


Hello. This is the card I made for my friends birthday. I would normally always use watercolours on a Penny Black stamp but I wanted the image to really 'pop' so I used my copic markers. Quite pleased with how it turned out! The background paper is 'mon ami' by Basic Grey available here in the BfB shop.

I haven't really entered any challenges for ages but I had a nose around and I fit three - 

Penny Black and More...dies and punches
My Mum's Craft Shop...summer or bright colours
Sweet Stampin'...take flight

I'll be back tomorrow with my Papertake card.
 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

a bit crabby?


Hello. It's Sunday and so I have been having a little play with the new DigiStamp Boutique images. The background scene is 'Sea Scape One' and the little crabs and sentiment are from the 'Sea Life' set. 

Did you know that if you make a card using any of the Boutique's images you can enter the customer competition? There is a £15 voucher up for grabs, all the details are here.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Scavenger Hunt - part 2

 Hello. While out and about I have managed to nab three more finds to tick off my Scavenger Hunt list. See my first finds and read about the hunt in this post here.
Number 17 - A Lamp Post
These unusual lamp posts are on Great Western Road in Glasgow's west end - a favourite part of the city. 

 Number 19 - A Public Garden
And here is Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, photo bombed by a pigeon!

 Number 18 - A Waterfall
This waterfall is in Roukenglen Park. About a 10 minute drive from where we live and we often take the dog there for a walk (we like to mingle with the thoroughbreds in this posh part of town!)

Righty ho, no crafty business for me tonight. I will be glued to the telly to watch the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games being held right on the doorstep in Glasgow.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
  
It's a Jolly Holiday!
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 


http://www.buttonsforbrains.co.uk/catalog/

Yep, £10 to spend in my own fledgling little shop.
We have some gorgeous papers, some stamps, some embellishments (including much sought after enamel dots!) and, of course, some buttons!
I have also put together some kits, you should check them out. They come beautifully packaged and would make a great gift for a crafty friend.

  
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A tee-riffic Day!


Hello. It's Sunday and I'm here with my DigiStamp Boutique card. This one is bang on trend what with the British Open finishing today! The golf buggy image is part of a cool set called Boy Toys. The set includes a sports car, fishing rod, game control, moustaches and this golf buggy. And loads of sentiments too.

I coloured with Copics and the background (which I hope represents golf balls!) has been cut with an MFT die called 'polka dot cover-up'. I cut the grass freehand and I knew I was keeping those cocktail sticks for a reason.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

2014 Scavenger Hunt


Hello. Over the summer months Rinda, over on her blog Gallo Organico, runs a photography scavenger hunt and I am joining in again. There are twenty one items on the list, which can be found here.
So here goes for my first five finds -


 Number 12 - A Mascot
 I managed to snap Clyde. The mascot for the Commonwealth Games which kick off in Glasgow in a few days time.

 Number 6 - An Urban Street Scene
I took this view of Buchanan Street from Argyle Street in Glasgow city centre. The banners are for the Commonwealth Games (see above)

 Number 20 - A Bus with a Picture on it's Side
A few weekends ago I was in the English Lake District and managed to nab this picture of a passing open top tourist bus.

 Number 9 - A Bakery
Not much to say about this one except yummmeeee!

 Number 5 - A Rack of Postcards
This one is pretty self explanatory too.
So, there we have it. My first five finds crossed off the list. Hopefully be back with more next week.
 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Buttons, Bows and Bling
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used a pre-coloured Lili of the Valley image and some cool Carta Bella 'it's a celebration' papers from the Buttons for Brains shop here. I love the papers in this pad - spots, dots, stripes, bunting and words. All in fabby bright colours.
 
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Magazine Articles

Hello. I just thought I would pop on and let you know about the two articles I have in the current issues of Simply Cards and Papercraft and Papercraft Essentials.
In Simply Cards and Papercraft it's all about stencils and the spritzer tool. I made some of those 'difficult to do' cards for men.
In Papercraft Essentials I made some cards using the free gift of papers and toppers.
Both these mags are readily available in newsagents and supermarkets and make a great crafty read.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Season's Tweetings

Hello. As it's Sunday I have my usual weekly DigiStamp Boutique card to share. In fact this week I have two cards to share! 

These little Cute Robin Chicklets are so perfect for quick and easy cards that I couldn't just stop at one!
A little bit of colouring, some matching paper or cardstock and job done.


 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 

Stars and Stripes 

We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
Whiff of Joy 
(a super cute stamp set)

For my card I used items from the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit for July. Every month a box full of goodies arrives from over the pond - oh I do wish there were more hours in the day to play!
Getting a co-ordinated kit like this makes making cards really easy (and very quick if you are short on time). Why not check out the cardmaking kits in the Buttons for Brains shop? We have kits to suit all abilities and styles.
  
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

Edited - all the dies used here are from an MFT Die-namics set called Blueprints 15.

 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Anything Goes 
(optional extra - Christmas)

We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

A £10 gift voucher!
 
 For my card I have gone a bit less is more! I used two little Penny Black robins from the Christmas Friends set. I watercoloured them with Inktense pencils and fussy cut. The heart die is new and is from a Die-namics set. Some twine and a little LOTV sentiment stamp - job done!

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

 

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Party time!


 Hello. as it's Sunday I have my usual weekly DigiStamp Boutique card to share.

I have used the very elegant and very gorgeous Party Rach. Just new and on special offer at the mo'.

I coloured with copics and prismacolour pencils. I took the photo at a jaunty angle in the hope that you could see the sparkle I added to her dress - don't know if that worked!!

The papers are 'Ashbury Heights' by My Minds Eye and are available here in the BfB shop.

 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

 Hello. 
It's Tuesday and time for another Papertake Challenge
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All

 You can use this one or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches. Just state in your blog post which sketch you used.

We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.
 
For my card I used Pippi Longsocks from SugarNellie. I coloured Pippi using Inktense watercolour pencils. The papers are 'Urban Market' by Teresa Collins and are available here in the BfB shop.

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
 
Oh, and I am also entering my card into the Sugar Bowl Challenge - anything goes!
 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Best Teacher Ever


Hello. I know, I know, after my holiday I promised to catch up with everyone. But I've been a bad blogger! Blame my wee Mum - we went on a girlie break to the Lake District. The Swan Hotel in Newby Bridge no less. It was perfect weather and we spent most of the time sitting here....
...eating, drinking, watching the world go by and eating some more!!

As it's Sunday I have a DigiStamp Boutique card to share. This week I have used the useful 'teacher thank you words bundle'. A tiny bit of colouring and die cutting and job done.

 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Lace and Pearls
(either or both!)
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used one of my very early crafty purchases. A Penny Black stamp 'uplifting occasion' which I coloured using Inktense watercolour pencils. The sentiments are from the 'I Like You' set by Technique Tuesday. I curved the long sentiment on my acrylic block to fit the shape of the image.

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!