Hi Everyone, before I start on the subject of my card, I have to give you an update on my orchid. I don't want to bore you, BUT! LOL. I really am thrilled that having never had one flower for me, I have one that flowered and not only that still with buds to come, here is my floral success and with another leaf too.
30 August 2020
27 August 2020
Hi Everyone, my card/s were influenced by Sally, as when I visited and saw this image, I had to have it. As you know and I keep telling you, I'm Welsh and we have a lot of sheep in Wales and the image had such a gorgeous look, I fell in love with it and it makes me smile too.
Anyhow, when I stamped it, I had to see what it would be like on white and black card, so 3 very different cards for you. I went wild and you know? I like them all.
The first one to show you is this new to me technique, if there is one, that I used. I stamped the sheep in black onto black card, then used watercolour pencils, which didn't come out bright enough, so I added a sheen and that brought the white up a bit. I actually liked it, so left it as it was. I added it to an green embossed wall background, as if he was in a sheep pen up in the mountains? I added a 3 layer sentiment on a plain banner die.
25 August 2020
Hi Everyone, I had promised you a few days back to show you the batch of cards I made, however I gave them to my SiL and then realised I hadn't actually taken one photo of any of them. Duh!
I do have the baby boy card I made. I have used this adorable image a few times in the past and love him just as much today. I was completely flummoxed with what to do with the card. After much research! I buckled down to make this and it's all from items I have had for many, many years. Although I saw a few cards After!!!! I had finished it and maybe could have done something different. However I am pleased with it. I also made a box for it, so it wouldn't flatten in the post. I hope I have everything as I should have here, I am going into a visual migraine as I write, so please excuse if there are any errors.
22 August 2020
Hi Everyone, I'm having trouble with the 'puter, so getting things together is a little fractious on occasions. Anyhow, my card today is one I made for our GNiece who has gained great results and can now go on to her Midwifery training in a London Hospital, we are all so proud of her. It's something she has wanted to be since a little girl. The image is one I have had for many, many years, one in waiting I guess LOL. I print and cut it on the Cameo (so much easier) and layered 3 images, making texture and easier to post.
image - Getting Weighed, could be Laurie Furnell?
Off ... font - KLSweetBerriesPlump, Congratulations font - Sweatty
I thought I would share our front drive garden with you
20 August 2020
Hi Everyone, I have nil mojo again, but because I was trying to make another card, this came about. I embossed the frame, wasn't happy with it, then tried colouring it, wasn't happy with that, a few days later still on my desk, I looked at it and thought it looked pretty and decided to just add a centre with a trial I had made with Pixie Powder. I die cut flowers 3 times, (which I thought looked similar to the embossed flowers) and coloured them sameish. An embossed sentiment and it was done and I'm sort of happy with it.
A short post, as I have to come up with a baby boy card, one of my nieces has become a Grandmother for a second time this Monday. He is a handsome 8lb 2oz lad (of course LOL). All I need now is inspiration from somewhere, I have looked everywhere, think that's a good idea, then ah! that's a good idea and get myself confused, it will be interesting to see what comes through to my mind, it had better be good, as the first baby had what I would call an extra special card here from me and I don't want this to be less.
17 August 2020
12 August 2020
Hi Everyone, I have another lion today, made for a reminder of our very generous prize at The Male Room. I'm not going to tell you what, you will have to follow the link! LOL.
I really hope you will join in, you have a little time left to enter.
I used a stencil by our sponsor and coloured it in Distress inks, 3D layered onto paper and another 2 layers to match the sketch. Quite simple, but I am pleased with it.
stencil - Geometric Lion Funky Fossil
I've used this before here
inks - Distress inks
paper - Papermania
black & gold card - Stash
11 August 2020
Hi Everyone, It's my Son's birthday today and he hates being reminded he is getting older. However I have to keep reminding him and will, as long as he objects.
I confess I am a Bad Mother.
I usually like to use a lion on his birthday card, as he is a true Leo of his star sign, he loves "Space", so an addition of the Leo star sign was added with gems. For my badness, I added his age, as I do most years! However this year I also added the time to the second! I had seen it on the web and who couldn't use it? Not me.
I added a great paper which I felt was artistic and represented the heat of Africa. I had this majestic lion in my files, I think he has a kind and intelligent face, so I added it to my Cameo and cut it out in vinyl, I've added how tiny some of the pieces were, I had to remove to make the shape of the head, I even used a magnifying glass. I hope he won't be too angry with me (of course not LOL) He will raise his eyes up and say "Muuuum". I used a glitter pen to accentuate the age and the Leo. Quite a simple card, because he doesn't keep them around long, except one I framed HERE which he still has in his room here at home.
paper - Gina K Designs digital Paper
Lion head - free vector files
age words - web
star sign - scrumptiously celestial constellations @ Pixelscrapper
font for age and Leo - Titania Shadow
I don't know why these items are so far apart, I can't get them closer no matter what I do - strange!
09 August 2020
07 August 2020
05 August 2020
Sarah from Funky Fossil has very generously offered a £25.00 credit to her store for the first randomly drawn winner.
And I'm offering a £15.00 credit to Funky Fossil's store for the second randomly drawn winner.
Two chances to win, how awesome is that?!! All you need to do is create a masculine birthday card and link it up to our gallery to be in with a chance to win.
03 August 2020
01 August 2020
New challenge at QKR and it's my DT card
on a trial basis but, it's still Anything Goes.