Wednesday 24 April 2024

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Balloons

 Hello everyone. I am sharing a couple of cards in one post today.

There is still another week to go on the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge and this is my second DT card for April using sketch 276. 

It's a little different with the 4 small focal points and I had initially thought to do a Christmas card but got these new Julie Hickey Designs - Designer Series stamps and decided to use Peter's Heleniums on this card, the sentiment is from the same set. Paper is Hello Irrestible DSP from Stampin Up. I have coloured the flowers with a mixture of Copics and Spectrum Noir. Dies are also Stampin Up - Stylish Shapes.

I am also going to share this card which I made for a friends birthday back in March

I've used a mixture of Julie Hickey Designs and Stampin Up products again on this one. I don't think the colours are completely true, they seem to be better on my phone.

I am entering my card at the following:

Thursday 18 April 2024

Spring at We Love Stamping - GDT

 I am here with my second guest DT card for We Love Stamping this month. 

Inspired by a recent trip to York where the tulips were out in force.

I have used the following to make my card
Julie Hickey Designs Designer Series - Peters Tulips - there was a lot of masking involved
Stamps by Judith - Bucket
Uniko Stamps - Simply Said Birthday
Embossing Folder - Crafts Too Fancy Lattice
Paper - My Favourite Things
Coloured with a mixture of Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers.
I followed a sketch from Jules at Always With a Heart - it's number 30

I would like to enter my card at
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Showers or Flowers
Addicted to Stamps and More #466 Make Your Mark
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge -Anything Goes Florals

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment

Sunday 7 April 2024

We Love Stamping Guest Designer

 I am honoured to be a guest designer over at 

We Love Stamping this month where the theme is Spring.

I much prefer physical stamps to digital ones and here is my first card.

Daffodils always say Spring to me, my mum always had daffodils in the house at Easter and I have carried on this tradition.
The daffodils are from a Honeydoo Crafts stamp called Daffodils and I coloured them with Stampin Up watercolour pencils used dry.
The image piece was cut out using Julie Hickey Designs Layers, Frames and Banners - Rectangle die and stencilled with her Backgrounds #3 and one  the dots were from Backgrounds Stencils set 1 in Mowed lawn and fossilised amber.
The sentiment is from The Timber Boutique - Flowers in Bloom.

Thank you for visiting and thankyou to Brenda for inviting me to design with We Love Stamping this month.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

SSW2 Sketch 275

 Here is my latest DT card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 

This is for sketch 275

Here is the sketch

Monday 1 April 2024

Unicorn days

I do hope that all who celebrate have had a lovely Easter I can't believe that it is April already and today it's time for another challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge.

The challenge is to havr a critter (real or fantasy) as the main focus on your card and here is my DT card.

The unicorn image is a Simply Print from Lili of the Valley Unicorn 3, I printed it twice and decoupaged one layer.
The papers are from Card Creations and Craftwork Cards, both sadly no longer with us.
The sentiment is Julie Hickey Designs Birthday Sentiments and the flowers were bought in Hobbycraft a few years ago. The pearls are from my stash and probably from the Hobby House.

I am entering my card at 
Allsorts 773/4 - Keep it Simple/Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
NBUS - Never before used schtuff - This was the first time I had used the Unicorn image

Thank you for visiting.
It's classic UK Bank Holiday weather here today in Yorkshire so think I will catch up with some commenting and might get a bit of stitching in.

Wednesday 13 March 2024

ssw2 #274

 Here is my second card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this month.

I used Julie Hickey Designs - Friendship Blooms stamp whcih I stamped onto a snippet of Nitwits Petal Fresh paper and used more snippets for the leaves and 2 more flowers. I only cut into a new piece of paper for the largest piece.
Blue card is from stash and the pearls are from Hobby House.

Here is the sketch

Wednesday 6 March 2024

SSW2 #273

 It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and we have a rectangular sketch for the first sketch this month.

I used Julie Hickey Designs - Julies Handpicked Bouquet for my image and the Happy Birthday sentiment and used Stampin Up watercolour pencils to colour.
The other sentiment is from Julie Hickey Designs - Floral Happiness Stamp set.
The spotty paper is Dottie Card from AnnaMarie Designs, ribbon is from Stash and I used a little bit of  embroidery floss to add a bit more interest.

Thank you for visiting