Saturday, 22 April 2017

CCT Technique Challenge Reminder


I couldn't resist making another shaker card for our technique challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. The DT cards and cards already entered are so inspirational - I hope you will join us there! April x

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Unicorns


Hello! I hope you had a lovely Easter. Here is a card I made for my friend's daughter. It was her sixth birthday! I came across these cute unicorns here made by a German demonstrator called Dani. They are made from a combination of pieces punched with the Owl Builder (very sadly retiring) and the Fox Builder punches. Super-cute I think! Here is a little herd of them galloping across the grass:

 
 
We had some very nice weather just before Easter. Here is a photo from a lovely walk around the marine lake at West Kirby.
 
 

 
 
We also did some pottery painting. Here is my finished pineapple!
 
 
 
The unicorns are very snippet-friendly of course, so they are off to visit Di and Parsnip over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. I think Parsnip should be able to catch the pink unicorn for a quick trot around!!
 
Happy crafting! April x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

CCT Technique Challenge


Hello! We have a technique challenge for you at Christmas Card Throwdown -

 
 
It's time to dig out those sequins and sparkles and if you're anything like me, stand there puzzling for a while about just which bit gets stuck where! They do look impressive when they are completed though and I am sure we will see some amazing examples of this (fiddly) technique :-)
 
I have used SU's Santa's Sleigh for the reindeer and the tree background. All kinds of sequins and glittery bits were also dredged up from the corners of the craft heap! Lots of fun to make (and shake!)
 
Have a lovely Easter! April x

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Tie Dyed


Hello! This card was inspired by the sketch for this week's challenge at Global Design Project.

 
 Such a great sketch! I used two of the stamps from Tie Dyed to create the background for the label. The row of hearts comes from Birthday Blooms and the sentiment is from the Watercolour Wishes kit. I used dsp from the Serene Scenery stack and some Bermuda Bay sequins to finish it off.
 
I hope you like it!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

CCT Theme Challenge


Hello! It's a theme challenge this week at Christmas Card Throwdown. We would like to see your musical Christmas cards!

 
 
The musical part of my card is "Silent Night" from a piece of SU dsp. The village scene is a Penny Black stamp from a set called Gleeful and colouring it in with Copics was a lot of fun!
 
We are looking forward to seeing your musical notation cards! Happy crafting - April x


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Fabulous Flora



Hello! Thank you for dropping by. I did a bit of water-colouring with the Fabulous Flora hostess set yesterday. I used an Aqua Painter with Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party inks.

The overall design was inspired by a lovely card by Louise Sharp for this week's challenge over at the Global Design Project.

 
I have kept the floral theme and also the spotty background paper and tag element. It was lots of fun to make!
 
My card was also super snippety, using up some bits of dsp and a left-over strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock that was squished through the hexagonal embossing folder. I am presenting the flower to Parsnip and Di over at Pixie's Snippets Playground of course! It's certainly nice to return to making more flowery cards as the spring weather gets a bit better. Happy crafting! April x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

So Succulent


Hello! It's raining and miserable here so perfect for making a cheery birthday card! I have used SU's So Succulent bundle which is a lot of fun to use.

I've used Flirty Flamingo cardstock and dsp combined with Mint Macaron, Perfect Plum and Emerald Envy. The sentiment is from Rose Wonder and I have also added some linen thread and silver sequins. The sketch for the card is from this week's challenge over at the Global Design Project - a pretty cool sketch that would lend itself to lots of cards I think!

 
I'd also like to send my card along to Cards in Envy where the challenge is to 'Keep it Simple'.
 
Happy crafting! April x