Friday, 19 January 2018

Cup of Cheer

A little bit more colouring and a card from me today... Cut out my DOX painted image then teamed it with some DP and a die cut corner and to finish a tag sentiment.  I'm posting to day 4 at the 30 Day Colouring Challenge and House Mouse and Friends HMFMC #257 - Anything Goes.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Colouring with Distress Oxide

What a nice way to start my day.... watercolouring another page in my calendar on my third day for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge over at The Daily Marker.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


On my second day for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge I have painted my stamped image with Distress Oxides... love the softness you can achieve --- now to come up with some ideas for a card. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Be happy with what you have and what you are....

ooooh I am so in need of some inspiration as my mojo has been on holiday... so here I am with my first post of the year with some colouring which I do find helps the creative juices to flow.  Kathy at Daily Marker is hosting her 30 Day Colouring Challenge once again and seeing this has prompted me to sit awhile at my desk - calm, relaxed and no distractions.
I have on my shelf this calendar with pages to colour each week, so I'm starting there with my old pencils. .... this year I think one of my aims is to find some quiet time for myself... colouring, reading, enjoying a cuppa.  Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy Birthday

A pleasant afternoon for the last day of the 2017 year, spent at my desk with a little bit of water colouring on a gold embossed image. I used part of the Coffee & Dog Roses stamp (Stamplorations) and fussy cut the flowers I wanted and used DOX to colour them.  Then I used two curvy border dies with my tan mat to emboss the background panel.  I die cut my 'happy' from sparkly gold card and stamped and embossed my 'birthday' sentiment in gold too.... so much gold a bit of a change for me.  I'm liking how my card turned out.  I have used the Stamplorations Sketch and Theme -Stamps and Gold, and am also posting to Stamplorations CAS Card challenge - Anything Goes - colour twist gold and the Never Ending Anything Goes challenge using Stamploration products.  Lastly I'm also joining in with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.
Thanks for taking a peek..... and Happy New Year


Simon Says: Anything Goes

Saturday, 30 December 2017

50th Birthday Wishes

Today I needed to make a card for a male friends birthday - a special 50th one.  I had no stamp images to suit this person so decided to just go with a large 50 which I traced and handcut from the gold wrapping on Christmas bon-bons we had used and of course I had saved (scrooge me). Then I die cut my sentiment from the same card and punched out some blue glittery dots.  I looks good on the black ground and I used a light brown card.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesday WWC150 challenge - Masculine Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 24 December 2017

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

My last Christmas card make for the year for a special friend... I love how it turned out.
I made my watercolour background with Distress Oxides & smooching, then a bit more water and dabbing off the excess.  I die cut my ornament twice... in white card which I kept as the outline and the second with double sided tape which I added gold glitter to the cutouts and then repostioned them in the white outline.  I used a die cut tree landscape from my stash to create a snowy scene and then added a die cut holly branch from which to hang my ornament.  I used a deep maroon pink card and to finish stamped and gold heat embossed my sentiment and watercoloured the flower.
I am joining in the challenges at CAS Mix Up December - Anything Goes (stamping, heat embossing, die cuts, watercolouring, glitter), also to CAS Watercolour - Anything Goes, and to Muse; Christmas Visions 90 - Any Holiday Card.  Thanks for taking a peek


Muse: ChristmasVisions

Muse: ChristmasVisions 90

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Holiday Treat Bag

Over at Power Poppy's 12 Days of Christmas - on Day 5 Julie has made a Holiday Treat Box ... so I was prompted to join in and have made a Treat Bag.  Using one sheet of double sided Designer Paper this easy fold bag will be handy for some special treats for a friend.  Once folded and glued I added a red folded strip to the top of each side and threaded ribbon to form handles.  I painted a wooden holly tag and added my sentiment - stamped and die cut with a stitched tag die, to hand from my handle. To finish I adhered some velcro to close the top.  I am also posting to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Stitch It.  Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Stitch It