Sunday 22 March 2015

Things I love about ....

I made one of these "Things I love about you" albums for my eldest daughter, then my second daughter, and now it is time for one for my son. I think it's a great gift for your teenager - they need reminding that we do love them and see the many good, funny and original attributes that they possess.

I grabbed some masculine stamps sets (WPlus9 So 80's, Hero Arts Alphabets, Arrows, Borders, Paint splatters) and added texture and colour to my pre-printed pages. The tin is from a Club Scrap project - been in my stash so long, I can't remember which one.

When I needed to get the mustard colour on the dark paper, I embossed in Gold Pearl.

Silhouette die cuts are great ... 

Colouring with Prisma pencils ... and using the new WPlus9 cloud die cuts.

Love this Clarity Stamps stencils ... got it just in time!

Saturday 21 March 2015

My son's 18th

How times flies! My last child, my son, turned 18 today! Officially I don't have any "child"ren anymore ... all adults now. 

I had to make him a special Birthday card for this milestone ... and what better set than the WPlus9 "So 80's" stamp set. Add a few tie die cuts, and voila :

I added glossy accents to the "18" circle, and the middle small stars. The tie die-cuts are popped up on foam to give dimension.

I'll enter this in the WPlus9 Throwback Thursday Challenge. Always good to use old favourites.

Monday 16 March 2015

Soft Florals

Had to play in the Color Throwdown Challenge  - such lovely colours.

I will also enter it in the Paper Players : CAS Florals Challenge.

Soft thoughts

A quick CAS card for the Paper Players : CAS Floral Challenge.

I love this "Softly" Stamp from Penny Black - gives so much space to breath; and the Kaiserkraft tiny dictionary text - gives a touch of detail without making it too busy.


Sunday 15 March 2015

Celebrate Tropical Style 2

It was only went I posted my Celebrate Tropical Style 1 that I realised the top blue shading was too heavy! I wanted to do it again, but then decided I would just do something with the shaded die cut circle.

More in keeping with CAS challenge at CAS-ology :Tropical.

Saturday 14 March 2015

Celebrate Tropical Style

CAS-ology : Tropical Challenge : I was inspired by Ardyth's shading, and Marie-Fran├žoise's cocktails.

I popped the glass and the flowers with 3D foam, and added glossy accent to look like condensing water on the glass.

Motivating Bookmark

I am trying to organise my life better .... and it's three steps forward, 2 steps backwards. But since I discovered Bullet Journalling only a couple of weeks ago, I'm beginning to make progress.

First I covered my journal (little black book from local stationery store). I made a loop for my pen with the lovely thick ribbon from May Arts.

As the weeks have gone by, I realised that I needed a book mark to mark Today's page ... and link to the Month page. So I have made a magnetic bookmark and I can put the first part on the month page, and the other on today's page!

Part of this process is to establish better daily habits, so I thought it would be a good reminder to put them on the bookmark. I'm a tea drinker, so I can go days without drinking water! Once I'm out walking my dogs, I love it, but I have to make a 15 minute drive to get there ... and it's been raining, raining, raining which means very muddy dogs ... so they haven't been this week at all.

And I'm really not doing well on the last one ... it's 2:04 am now!!! And I must get up early tomorrow morning to take my son to do an exam. Let's hope I do better as the days go by.

Everything is stamped except for the "Drink Water" (I used Elephant font) and the row of glasses. For the rest, I used a mix of stamps, alphabets and masked stamps to only get the parts I wanted. 

This is part of my colouring for The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

Also will enter this to the Simon Says Wed Challenge : Things that fly even though my butterflies are rather small.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Tropical Cocktails

I'm going to have to enter the CAS-ology Challenge : Tropical myself, but today I'm submitting an entry for a stamping friend, Marie-Fran├žoise. When she showed me her little card sets in cute pizza boxes, I thought everyone should see these. Each set had a theme.

Here is the pastel set with white glasses.

Then there is the pastel set with coloured glasses

The set with wonderful bright tropical colours

And the last with black backgrounds.

Which is your favourite?

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Soft Blues

For Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : "B", which for me is Blue and Butterflies!

Also for Hero Arts Challenge : Nature.

Spring Sunshine

A Spring card for my daughter in Sweden. She has just spent the weekend up in Lapland, seeing the Northern Lights, dog sledding, snow-mobiling, great expanses of snow ...
Back in Uppsala now, and I'm sure she's ready for some spring sunshine.

Less is More Challenge : Yellow and Green.

More no-line watercolouring ... and the lovely Penny Black "Softly" stamp. Hardest part was drawing the lines.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Colouring Day 2

The whole "Sabrina" stamp had a cake to go with it. My 10 minutes took me this far ....

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