Saturday, 7 November 2020

R is for Reindeer

I just had to make Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer for this card and then of course it had to be a Rocker Card with some Red card 😊



This was from Sara's Cute Christmas range and while I have used some elements of this collection before this is possibly only the second time I've used the Reindeer.

The trick to this card was making sure the Reindeer was in the centre so that the Rocker card didn't tip one way or the other.

I am behind with posting on the alphabet challenge...as I'm typing this we are up to letter W so we are very close to finishing. There's still another four letters to go though so please do come and join us x

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Q is for Quackers

I had so much trouble finding something to make with the letter Q and finally I remembered I had a Bugaboo Digi called Quakers!

These cute little Ducks were so easy to colour in:


I kept the background really simple, the hardest part was getting the Ducks to 'sit' on the banner.

Hope you like this little card and thank you for visiting x

Sunday, 1 November 2020

P is for Patchwork

 You know you when you get an idea in your head and you try to replicate it in your card and it somehow works out....this is what happened with my next card.

P is for Patchwork, Puppy and Pink. The image is from 'The Little Book Of Smudge & Mitten by Hunkdory. All the images in the book are mainly black and white and are perfect to add in colours. This shows you the original picture against my coloured in version:


For this little Puppy I decided to draw Patchwork instead of fur.


I think he turned out quite cute.

I've coloured in several more images from the book to make up quick cards as and when I need them. The paper they are printed on is quite glossy so you just need to take a little bit of care if you colour using alcohol inks as it can smudge until its dried fully.

Thank you for popping by x

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

O is for Owls

O is for Owls, Orange and Ovals. 

We are over half way through the alphabet challenge over on Use Your Craft Stash. These pretty Owls were made using an old Stamping Up punch which I bought several years ago.


I love this card, it was so quick and easy to make so I plan to batch make them in different colours for Birthday cards for next year.

Hope you are all keeping well and thank you for visiting x

Sunday, 27 September 2020

N is for Napkins

Well this one didn't turn out quite as planned but it was my first attempt at this technique so it's a bit of a learning curve. 

This is for the alphabet challenge over on Use Your Craft Stash and I didn't manage to get the napkins to be 100% wrinkle free so decided to 'age' them with Distress Ink to give them a used look.


I've had these MDF coasters for a few years although I did have to buy the glue / gloss to coat over the napkins. I have a few more napkin sets somewhere in my stash so I will dig them out at some point and have another go.

Thank you so much for visiting and please do come and join our little group on FB x

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

M is for Mummy

Over on Use Your Craft Stash we are up to letters M & N in the alphabet challenge and I absolutely loved creating this particular card.

This is a stamp set from Stamp Addicts which I bought last year. I know Halloween isn't a big thing in the UK but this Mummy was just too cute to pass up.

The background was made with Distress Inks and simply mounted onto Orange and Black Card.

These challenges are definitely getting me using my older stash, some of the stuff is being used for the first time. Oh, and its saving me a small fortune because I'm not buying the next new thing and then the next and so on.

Thank you for visiting and stay safe x



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Sunday, 30 August 2020

L is for Love

 L is for Love, Lemon and Lime.

I was very short of time making this one so kept it simple with a die cut word and a few punched flowers on a 6" x 6" card.

I used Glossy Accents on the Love and the flowers and I used Tonic Nuvo Drops for the flower centres. It doesn't come across in this photo but the flowers look like they are ceramic thanks to the gloss.

Thank you for visiting and please come and join us over on our Facebook page: Use Your Craft Stash.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

K is for Kitten

 K is for Kitten, Kraft Card and Kisses.

This is a digi stamp I got years and years ago but this is only the second time I have used it...can't believe it because its such a little cutie:

I coloured this with Spectrum Noirs but I will say that colouring on this card stock is better done with pencils. I added a little die cut Butterfly and a few pearls but left it quite simple to keep the focus on the Kitten.

Thank you for popping by and enjoy the rest of your week x

Sunday, 23 August 2020

J is for Jars

 These were my very first attempts at up-cycling two coffee jars and believe me it was a bit of a steep learning curve. That said, I did enjoy the process and will definitely be having another go.

The first one is for my desk to hold craft tools, I'm not happy with the flowers on this one but love the gems:

The next one makes a lovely night light with the shadow fairies inside really showing through. 

We have just started the next set of letters in the alphabet challenge and I would love it if you would come and join us. Here is the link: Use Your Craft Stash

Sunday, 16 August 2020

I is for Ink

 I is for Ink and also for Ivy.

This card was made using my Lavinia stamps and I am so out of practice doing cards such as these, I found this one quite a difficult one to do.

The background was done using a Gelli plate, another thing I need to practice more with. Distress Ink was used to darken the edges and a white pen to add highlights. You can't see it on here but I used a Clear Sparkle Pen on the wings so they shine like the moonlight is catching them.

The Alphabet challenge is certainly taking me out of my comfort zone! 

If you would like to join in just come and join us on our FB page: Use Your Craft Stash. There are so many gorgeous things being made with older stash you may not want to buy anymore new stuff!

Thank you so much for visiting x