Saturday 24 April 2021

Time to Celebrate

For those who follow my blog, you'll know I starting making this card with my adult daughter in mind, but then decided it was too young for her. So here is the card I eventually gave her.

She has a special bond with our dog, Snoopy, so I thought this new stamp from Colorado Crafts was the perfect fit. Plus she has to wait for her present as we're still in lockdown.

Snoopy's just turned 14 and is getting old. This photo was from a year ago.

This was today ... still sleeping at 1:13pm. Looks like he woke, thought of getting up, but then collapsed back to sleep. He only woke up at 2:30pm! I often feel I have to check to see if he's still breathing.

I coloured with watercolours and gave the dog block patches just like our Snoopy. 

Friday 23 April 2021

Lavender wishes

I love lavender and I love CAS cards ... so I'm making a card combining them. 

It's quite a long time till I'll see them in my garden since I'm in the Southern Hemisphere, but here's a photo from September last year.

My entry to ...

... The Card Concept #153 : Loads of Lavender

... Stay Crafty with Hero #22 : Birthday

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Lockdown Greetings

We're now on day 43 of strict lockdown - out of the red zone, but still pretty much blocked at home except for our 2 shopping days a week. I'm getting tired of this second round, so needed something with a bit a humour. 

I do give myself a little talking to now and again to remind me that I have so much to be thankful for, and we're not nearly in as bad situation as those who've lived through wars or those stuck in refugee camps.

So here's a hello from lockdown!

Could not resist another shadow box ... I wanted to use my NBUS Hero Arts Paper Layering Window Shutters die! 


And if you want to see it in action ...

My entry to ...

... Color Hues Challenge : Yellow & Grey

... Divas That Die Cut : Windows or Apertures

... The Daily Marker 10 Day Colour Challenge

... NBUS #25

Wisteria Hello

Love the challenge at AAA Cards ... a one inch strip! A great opportunity to use smaller stamps. More NBUS ... the Mini Starry Flowers & Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder.

I stamped the flowers, then masked them. Distress around them. The flowers were coloured with Copics and I added little black doodle dots.

I added white enamel dots to the flower centres.

Here is a comparison of the Mini Starry Flowers to the orginal size.

My entry to ...

... AAA Cards : One Inch Strip

... Altenew April 2021 Challenge

... CASology #388 : Hello

... The Daily Marker 10 Day Colour Challenge

... NBUS #25


Friday 16 April 2021

Happiest Birthday

My Anita Jeram stamps arrived! Yay!

I was trying to make a card for my adult daughter who was to be celebrating her birthday under lockdown - for the second time - so wanted something cheerful. But ever had a card run away from you, and it was not what you planned at all?

I wanted to use the ray stencil to bring sunshine and warmth so that's where I started. Then I like the frame idea. Thought I'd add some grass & the 2 little bunnies.

So it ended up being more for a child. 

I added some black doodle lines to my grass stencil.

My entry to ...

... Just Us Girls #579 : Use more than 1 Stencil

... Addicted to Stamps & More : Birthdays

... NBUS Challenge #25

... The Daily Marker 10 Day Colouring Challenge

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Sunday 11 April 2021

Sunshine & Laughter

Something we're in much need of in these times ... sunshine and laughter! Even when it's cloudy, let's remember that the sun still shines above.

Another NBUS ! Cloudy Sky scene die from Hero Arts. And stencil.

Does this make you feel lighter? I hope so.

Thursday 8 April 2021

Outlines and solids!

The next pair in my rainbow die cut series are these two using the green to violet range of colours with The Stamp Market Botanical Beauty die.

First the inlays in colour in a white outline with a striped background die.

The diagonal stripe die is from Simon Says Stamp, called Air Vent, but I think it's not longer for sale. But there is a very similar one from Memory Box called Diagonal.

The second uses the coloured outline on a inked embossed background.
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