Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 DT makes

 Well my intentions to post more seem to have failed for now but here I am back with my design team makes for May.

We had a new challenge start on Wednesday at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, hop over to check out Kathies sketches if you love sketches as much as we do.

We are sponsored by Polkadoodles this month and I used some photopolymer stamps which I had in my stash.

Here are my cards

Card 1 using sketch 206

This one used images from the set Hello Friend along with some old Craftwork Cards papers and purple glitter card from my stash. I have coloured the daisies with pencils which seem to be my go to for colouring at the moment and then embellished with Stickles Twinkle. I might add some more gems to this before I use it for Happy Mail in a Facebook group I belong to.

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Dragonfly Dreams - Add some sparkle
Stamping Sensations - Beautiful Blooms

For my second card [which followed sketch 207]

I have used the stamp set Having a Giraffe and some Jungle Dreams papers which I bought from The Works last year aand are great for animal themed cards. I finished my card off with some twine and a few Card Candi, I don't use those very often but have loads and they seemed to work well for this card.

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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

SSW2 DT cards April

We've another challenge starting over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 today and I have used 2 images using Tulips for this challenge sponsored by Sheepski designs

For my first card I have used the following
Image - Tulip Border coloured with Polychromos pencils
Papers - Helz Cuppleditch Cottage Garden
Sentiment - Julie Hickey Designs
Ribbon and Pearls - The Hobby House

This card uses the image Tulips coloured with Polychromos pencils
Papers Nitwits / Lili of the Valley
Embossing Folder - X-cut
Sentiment - Julie Hickey Designs
Foiled ribbon - Made by Mrs Hodge - this is my sisters venture

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Y is for Yellow

 Hello and thank you for visiting me

I'm sharing a card I made for one of my colleagues who became a dad for the second time at the end of October. I made this card for the office to send to them.

Image - Lili of the Valley - Patchwork Bear coloured with Polychromos Pencils

Sentiments - Lili of the Valley

Papers - Anna Marie Designs

Other embellishments from my stash

It doesn't really show up on the picture but this is a stepper card

I am entering this card at

Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y is for Yellow

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Dusting off my Penny Black Stamps

Hello everyone. 

So after months of nursing my old laptop along (I have had more blue screens than I ought to have had recently and having to plug it in all the time wasn't really all that conducive to portability) I have finally bitten the bullet and replaced it. Hopefully (and don't hold your breath Kath) this means that I will be blogging a bit more often, well that's the plan anyway and I have certainly made plenty of cards that I can share. So let's get on with it (and thank you for sticking with me so far).

Today I am sharing a card commissioned by my lovely neighbour for her sister, the brief was that she lives on a farm. I immediately thought of one of my favourite Penny Black stamps and this is the resulting card.

Image - Penny Black Ladies Devine coloured with Polychromos Pencils
Sentiment - Julie Hickey Designs
Papers - Nitwits Sunny Side Up
Flower Dies - Joy Crafts
Pearls - Hobby House

I'd like to enter this card at
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes or Flowers

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #401 Make Your Mark

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Bugaboo at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

This months challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 began yesterday, we are sponsored by Bugaboo this month and these are my cards

Sketch followed

Using a panel from Mini Blocks - Spring Flower Blocks
Coloured with Copics and waiting to be made into a card for over 2 years
Embossing folders by Creative Expressions and a magazine freebie, flower is a felt one from Prima and pearls from my stash. This card was definitely a stash buster.

Sketch followed

Image used Flower Pots coloured with Polychromos Pencils
Sentiment Julie Hickey Designs
Dies by My Favourite Things and Joanna Sheen
Circle Punches from Woodware
Papers Nitwits One Birdie Lane
Paper String from my Stash
Stardust Glitter Glue

I'm entering my cards at 
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #400 Die Cuts and/or Stencils

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Sunday, 28 February 2021

SSW2 with Polkadoodles

 Well it's been an age since I blogged but I am back with a couple of cards created for our current challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 where we are sponsored by Polkadoodles.

Here is what I created

Using images from the Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones collection, sentiment die is from Made to Surprise, papers are old Craftwork Cards

Image is Polkadoodles Bunnita Shopping coloured with Copics, don’t look too carefully the pink blobbed on me, papers old Craftwork Cards.

Image is Polkadoodles Earlie Hedgehog Balloon again coloured with Copics, seam binding is old Stampin Up and papers are old Craftwork Cards.

Thankyou for visiting, I will try and be more regular with my posts 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

SSW2 Bugaboo September 2020

Our  challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 starts today and we are sponsored by Bugaboo.

Kathie has once again created 2 fabulous sketches for the Design Team to use and here are the 2 cards I made.

I used Flower Teapot coloured with Copics.
Papers - Bo Bunny - very old
Pearls - The Hobby House
Ribbon - from the basket
Sketch 190

I used Dog House and again it was coloured with Copics
Designer Paper is American Crafts - My Girl
Pearls - The Hobby House
Ribbon - from the basket
Sketch 191

Please do hop over and join in with us if you can, I look forward to seeing you there.

I am entering the following challenges