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Friday, January 19, 2018

Natural Born Camper

Good morning, we've had such a mix of weather these past few weeks but there is still snow on the ground so I prefer to be in doors!

There is a new mood board challenge starting over on the SumMore Fun blog and today I am sharing my interpretation of the board. 


Not something you expect for this time of year but some crazy people out there love to camp all year round!

I have used SumMore Fun's Happy Camper stamp set  and colored with cute caravan (camper) in the colors of today's mood board:

And of course cake, presents can only mean one thing so I've added the birthday sentiment from the same set.

I matted my coloring onto bright pink card to keep with the theme and then onto a white card base keeping it a CAS design.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.




Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thanks

Good morning! I'm here today with a little card of thanks. 

Who doesn't like getting a card in the post, I know it really makes my day when someone has appreciated what I have done for them and lets me know with a little note!

Today's card is just a simple thanks:


Little James the Bear from Lili of the Valley is gazing out of his window looking at his gorgeous sunflower.
This is a really simple card, I colored the image with Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. I extended the brick work using a black fine liner so that the image fit my card base.
I matted a white card base with dark brown card and added my image. I die cut 'thanks' from the same brown card and adhered this in place. 

If you like what you see please let me know in the comments



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Flamingo fun!

Good afternoon! I have a few personal cards I have made over the last month that I will be blogging over the next couple of weeks, some of these will be Christmas cards.

Today's cards were Christmas cards for my neighbors and there is a story behind them. 

During the summer my best friend and neighbors took her girls on vacation and I looked after her house and fur babies.

Whilst she was away a local church was raising funds for their children's section by "flocking" peoples yards overnight. So I paid to have her yard flocked in time for her return home:


35 bright pink flamingos adorned her front yard, her house is the first one as you enter the subdivision so everyone saw! She wasn't aware I was the one involved but paid the church to tell her who had done it!!!

Well the flamingo theme has stuck with us so I just had to find some for her Christmas card:


This is a digital stamp from Sasayaki Glitter. I colored them in using Copic Markers and added Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen which was difficult to show in the photo.
I then matted my white card base with black card and pink snowflake digital paper. The black card was also used to mat my image and sentiment which I typed and printed using my PC. 
I little snowman charm just complemented the design. 
The neighbor in between us was also in on the "flocking" so I made a similar card for her using the same products:


Both were taken in good humor and resulted in our outdoor Christmas lights gaining a pink lit flamingo!!

Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see please let me know in the comments!

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stamps - Anything goes Christmas.
Moo Mania & More - Frosty Winter
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Antlers B is for birds









Monday, January 15, 2018

Jump For Joy

Good afternoon! 
Well I think all the sickness has finally left us, I still have a little cough but I can live with that!

We lost all the snow last week overnight! It suddenly warmed up and rained. We went to be with around a foot on the yard and woke to next to nothing. Didn't stay that way though, came back yesterday and has been snowing on and off most of today!

So I usually like clean and simple crafting but for today's make I decided I was going to get a little messy. I'm showcasing a cute stamp set from the delightful Evaney's Stamps Designs called Galaxy Pals and what better way than with an galaxy sky:


I inked the sky using distress inks and then added splashed of opaque white for my stars. Whilst this was drying I stamped out the cute little alien characters and the planet and colored these with bright alcohol markers.
Once my galaxy was dry and cut to size I arranged my characters along with the planet onto it - had to have one peeking 👽👽.
 I then stamped my sentiment my alien speak (zeep zeep) using versamark and embossed this with white powder. 
 To make up the card I made a black card base, matted it with white card and added my top layer.

Why not pop over to Evaney's Stamp Designs and see the other cute stamp and die sets available. 

For more inspiration check out the Evaney  blog, Facebook and Instagram

Thanks for stopping by:



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello from Heart

Good morning, this cold weather looks like it is in for the duration of winter here so I thought I'd brighten up the day with some flowers.


These little flowers and sentiment are from the Brush Floral set over at SumMore Fun. I stamped the flowers using aqua markers and fussy cut them, there are plenty of other flowers and leaves among the set but I wanted a simple look. I added white enamel dots to the centers and shaped them before adding them to my wreath. my white card base was matted with 2 shades of purple card. and I adhered the wreath and flowers in place. My sentiment, stamped with purple ink on white card, was also matted with purple and added slightly under one of the flowers. A few purple enamels completed my design.

The Flowers Say Sentiment is also available as a stand alone stamp and would make a great addition to a sentiment collection if you didn't want the flowers



Don't forget our moodboard challenge is try something new this time - we all have new stash, new ideas or want to try new techniques so it's an easy one to start the year!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.