15 April 2021

Another Birthday

  Hi Everyone here I am with my DT card for today, it's for the challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.

We will select two winners each of the weeks 
1 using QKR Stampede  or Eureka Stamps image
 and 1 using any image!

Anything Goes every 1st & 15th of the month

I saw this bunny and had to have him for my DT card today, I think he's adorable. I added him to the Cameo so I could print and cut him out, then decided to cut some grass at the same time. I coloured the grass on the cutting mat, so much easier, I coloured the grass area on the background and added the grass stencil, then coloured the "earth". A ploughed field? Strange how my mind works. 

I stencilled the clouds and then on to the bunny, I have to admit to colouring him twice, the first time was rubbish, luckily I had print and cut 2 for layering, so the next was placed over it and coloured again. This time a little better, I'm not really a colourist, but I tried. I added grey marker, to match the bunny, around the edge of the card to layer the image

I used 2 fonts for the greeting Cambria and Beauty Alesha Serif
image - Itching Bunny QKR Stampede
inks - grass & ground Distress Oxide 
bunny - Spectrum Noir Markers
grass - Birds Cards
glaze - Nuvo Crystal Glaze
grass & sky stencil - Funky Fossil

13 April 2021


 Hi Everyone, I'm sorry I have been AWOL, but with happenings here and with no inclination to make anything, I'm afraid my poor blog has been neglected this last few days. Except, of course, my respect to Prince Philip.

After seeing something that said, no mojo? get something out and sit there until you have made something with it. Well I did, however the 'puter was taking priority instead, YouTube etc. but nothing happened, then I saw a card with blue in it and I thought it's a colour I don't often go to as the main choice, so here is the result.

My recently bought stamp in use again, I do love this.

A simple card, with the image stamped, an oval placed over it and some distress ink shaded out from the oval.  I then was stuck, so looked through my stamps and came across the sentiment stamp and a little butterfly.  In the mood I was in, I decided to make a Thinking of You card, as that's all I was doing was thinking! I used the background layer which is a pearlised  paper to stamp it on, a few gems card done. btw, the blue sentiment paper is cut straight, but for some reason it doesn't look it? Me and my photography??? 

I also coloured  3 more of the stamp, but haven't done anything else with them, I'll blog them as soon as I have done something.

stamp - Flora Musica Chocolate Baroque
inks - Distress Inks
pearlised paper - Outlet store
embossing powder - Papermania
gems - stash

10 April 2021


 Rest in Peace
and thank you for your 
Duty to Queen and Country

07 April 2021

"Wood" you believe it?

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for -

Last time we had a wood challenge, I did a sign for hubby and his garage door, which by the way is still there as new! I'm pleased to say. Anyhow, this time I have used a completely different piece of wood and "wood" you believe what it is? It's an ice cream stick from a mini version of the larger chocolate ice cream lollypop which begins with an "M".  😀

Our G.Nephew was 13 at the end of the month and I made this for him, he is a character, so I knew he would enjoy the pun and the colours, (he did). 
I printed and cut the papers and layered them onto black card. I coloured the sticks with Distress inks with colours similar to the striped paper and I added some wobbly eyes to them. I then added 3D gloss to the red words on the sentiment.  I saw the sentiment on the web so cased it.

papers - Digital Press
sentiment - the web
recycled lolly sticks
Distress inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Crushed Olive, Abandoned coral
wobbly eyes - stash
3D gloss - Nuvo Crystal Drops

What "Wood" you make for our challenge?  I hope to see you there.
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05 April 2021


 Hi Everyone, I hope you've had a lovely Easter weekend, no matter what you did.

When I did my Rose stamp last week I forgot to add I had ordered 2 stamps, ah! so easily forgotten hahaha, this is the second. This time it has music with the rose. I decided to use a music background paper and stamp over it to see what it was like and I liked it, so all I did then was colour the image and add a die cut frame around it. 

stamp - Rosa Musica Chocolate Baroque
paper - Craft Sensations paper pad
inks - Distress Inks
Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citroen, Mowed Lawn
oval die - Tonic
orange paper - Lidl
sentiment - Julie Hickey
sentiment die - Julie Hickey

Spring has definitely sprung in the garden, so many buds and flowers coming out, this is the Camelia looking good this year.

Yes! the sky really was that blue, with not a cloud to be seen.

03 April 2021

Easter Greetings

 I hope your Easter weekend is not too cold after the lovely warmth we had earlier in the week. My card today is an Easter card. It's from a free file I have had since 2018 and each Easter I think I'll make that and never have, however, I shouldn't have waited, as it turned out to be beautiful and although with a few parts was easy to to colour and put together. 

I coloured the leaves and flower centres, that I had cut with the digital die cutting machine, while they were still on the cutting mat, that turned out to be so much easier than trying to do each individual piece, as I have done previously. A little tip I saw recently. Then it was glue each part and put them together. I kept the card quite simple with white card and used my lightbox to photograph it. 

cross design - Birds Cards
cross hatch embossed card - Outlet Store
inks - Distress Oxide , Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed

01 April 2021


 Hi Everyone here I am with my first of 2 DT cards for today, it's for the new challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.

We will select two winners each of the weeks 
1 using QKR Stampede  or Eureka Stamps image
 and 1 using any image!

Anything Goes every 1st & 15th of the month

I felt like doing something different and having a sentiment as a feature is definitely different for me. This is such a fun one, I had to use it on it's own. I cut the card with a digital die cutting machine using a free file by my blog friend Shirley I wanted some colour on it, so had a look up of colour mixes and found this, the colours are not what I would have chosen to put together, so another different for me.
 The flowers were coloured with Distress inks. the leaves die cut, the centre was part of the cut file. I also backed the lattice with the same paper I used with the sentiment. Although it could be left as is.
image - QKR Honest
Lattice card with flowers- Shirley Young Designs
leaves die - Tonic
leaves paper - Craft Sensations
inks - Distress inks
Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone
paper - The Digital Press