Thursday, 28 July 2016

Stampers Anonymous - Crazy Dogs welcome home card

Hi everyone

I have been patiently waiting for the new Stampers Anonymous,  Tim Holtz stamps called Crazy Dogs.

They were delivered this morning, so I couldn't wait to try them.

I have enjoyed the Crazy Birds stamps so much, and these new stamps are just as good - I am sure they will be used a lot.

I needed to make a welcome home card for friends who have been on an extended holiday for the last 7 weeks, so I knew exactly what I  was going to do for my first card.

I stamped, and fussy cut the dog, feeding bowl and bone before colouring them with Promarkers.

I even had the card base made, so all I had to do was glue the images on, add a shadow with grey Promarker,  then add a sentiment with foam pads.
I finished by adding glassy accents to the eyes and medal, and 'voila'.

Hope you like this


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Get well card for a friend


Our friend and neighbour, Mary, has been poorly lately, so I made this card to cheer her up.

The image is hand drawn, and subtly coloured with distress inks.

I am pleased with it and hope it cheers Mary up as she recovers.

All for now


Friday, 15 July 2016

Sit long talk much, a pretty card

I have this stamp and matching die which I won in a competition run by Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.

The orange frame was die cut using a die from the same prize package and the white topper was cut using a Crealies die.

I stamped then coloured the tea cups, then cut them out with the matching die, and used foam pads to stick it to the card.

I like the bold colour and contrasts between orange and black, hope you do

All for now


Friday, 8 July 2016

Card made with my scraps

Hello again

I have nearly cleared out my scrap box - using the bits  I found to make cards.

It has been good exercise for me, and now my box is ready to be filled up again. I have made a pact with myself to do this more often in future😉.

This is what I made

I created the spotty paper some time ago, using a programme on my laptop.

The sentiment was left over from a batch I had previously printed out.  

And the Crazy birds and balloons were left over from a batch I made some time ago.  All  were images which I stamped onto shrink plastic, then once shrunk they made cute little embellishments.

Well, I  have started my Christmas cards, and will share these with you soon.  It's never too early! 


Friday, 1 July 2016

Yet more cards made from my scraps


I have been rummaging through my scraps again, and put together this card for you,

Again, the colour is purple, and I used the Tim Holtz Mixed Media die to cut out the Main Part,  then used a Sweet Dixi die for the scalloped border, and the central circular embellishment was made with  a Sue Wilson die.

I finished with a band stamped with a sentiment and some beads along the bottom

I am happy with the finished card, I hope you like it also.  It is also satisfying to know it was made using scraps I may have thrown away.