Sunday, 22 July 2018

Moody Unicorn

Gerdes Steiner manages to create images that just make you smile and this is no exception, of course it had to be coloured in rainbow and all the card had to match.

I am obsessed with rainbows and it would appear unicorns as well, just as well everyone feels the same as I do lol.

I made this at the same time as the "platypus unicorn" card and I learnt from my mistakes, I didn't blend the inks then add more ink with the stencil I just used the stencil. I did move the stencil slightly so the glitter paste didn't completely cover the rays but you really can't tell lol.

Image: "Moody Unicorns" Gerda Steiner
Sentiment: "unicorn" Woodware
Inks: candied apple, festive berries, carved pumpkin,  fossilised amber, squeezed lemonade, twisted citroen, mowed lawn, peacock feathers, salty ocean, wilted violet, seedless preserves, picked raspberry all Distress inks
Background: "radiating rays" stencil from MFT
Dies: A2 stitched rectangle stax and wonky stitched circle all from MFT
Shimmer: "Sugar" Bo Bunny Glitter Paste

Body - T3, 2, 1, 0, blender
Hooves - T8, 6
Mane - R24, 29, YR04, 09, Y15, 13, 35, YG17, 25, B24, 26, V15, 17, RV06, 09

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Sorry its been a while

Well my posting every three days took a bit of a nose dive didn't it (pun intended) lol. I think I might need to explain why, its not a long post but I understand if you want to avoid it.

I have been scheduling my posts in advance for a while now, I pepper this with newer stuff as well but a lot of my stuff is made a few months in advance and I don't want the recipient seeing it so I try to wait until after their birthday. This also helps if there are any emergencies and I need to be out of the crafty loop for a while and one such emergency happened recently.

Long time readers to my blog will remember that about six years ago I had a bad fall and broke a few things including my nose, well guess who did it again....six years to the day in fact and at the same location. You just can't make this stuff up. It was very painful and as I couldn't wear my glasses it made crafting a bit difficult. I am all mended now but I am on catch up with my makes and consequently my blog schedule.

Of course there has to be a silver lining, when I broke my nose last time it wasn't straight afterwards and sort of veered to the right a little, this time i hit it in the opposite direction and now have a perfectly straight nose with a little bump where its still a bit swollen.

When I was explaining it was broken my friends were saying but its straight and I replied well it wasn't before lol.

So I am hoping this will be my last blip for a while.....maybe even six years.

If you read all this, wow you deserve a medal and thank you xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Sometimes an images can just speak for itself and carry a card without any bells and whistles and this image does just that. I have found myself entering the digistamp boutique facebook monthly competition and not just wanting to either but really wanting to. I can't remember the last time I was so enthusiastic about a challenge. It is making me look more at my digistamp collections as well as its a waste to only print one image on an A4 sheet.

I am hoping this is an ongoing challenge for me as I am enjoying myself immensely, I just need to get back in the snippet habit and I will be all sorted lol.

Image: "murphy" Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment: "big birthday wishes" MFT stamped in Cornflower MFT ink
Dies: A2 stitched rectangles from MFT
Cardstock: "pacifoc point" Stampin Up

Dog - E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
Newspaper - W2, 1, 0
Ground - W4, 2, 0

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Art Impressions Entertained

Now this image was coloured especially for this card but the background was stamped at the same time the shoe cards were made. So another item used from the enormous pile lol.

I was desperate to buy this stamp during my florida trip last year, it was a "hobby lobby" wood stamp exclusive and it took two stores before I found it. Of course I was so desperate as I was going to use it straight away and here we are a year later and its finally coloured in

Image and Sentiment : "entertained" Wood Art Impressions (ai)
Dies: Mod stitched rectangles from MFT
Card: "charcoal" Recollections at Michaels, Diagonal Stripe background stamp from MFT

Grey Lady - N5, 4, 3, 1, YR23, N8, 6, 4, V17, 15, E11, 50
Blond Lady - N8, 5, V17, BG49, 45, E11, 00, E34, 31, 30
Brunette Lady - E04, 13, 11, E49, 79, 74, RV17, 14, 13, N8, 6, 5,

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hipster Cat

I am currently sticking to my plan to use the massive amount of coloured images I have in a box in my craft room. I'm not sure I will ever get to the bottom of the box but at least I'm trying lol.

The major issue is that I have no idea of the colours I used when I coloured this cat not that I will ever probably colour it again lol.

I just added the tabs and for such a simple card thats a large list lol.

Image: "hipsters" Tim holtz
Sentiment: " mixed media 8" stamper anonymous
Background : "plaid" concord and 9th
Card : "spring rain" from papertrey ink and "steel grey" from MFT
Ink : versamark, hero arts grey ombré and "steel grey" from MFT
Embossing Powder : stampedous silver fine
Dies: a2 stitched and plain rectangles both MFT

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Reel Great Guys

This stamp set was a purchase last year for a specific birthday, I am terrible for doing that and then forgetting what I bought and buying more and this would have been no exception apart from the fact I had seen a card created and I knew I wanted to replicate/cas it.

I saw the card on the art impressions blog by Karen Day, Karen had drawn the tress with her copics, now mine are nothing like hers but I did try and I am pleased with the result. It was actually easier and more fun than I imagined it would be lol.

Images and sentiment : "reel great guys" art impressions (AI)
Card : "night shift blue" MFT stamps
Dies : a2 stitched rectangle from MFT

Skin - E04, 11, 00, 000
Boat - E47, 44, 43
Water - B02, 01, 00, 000, 0000
Trees - YG67, 63, 61
Fish - BG99, 94
Caps - E09, R08

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Fairy and Unicorn

Now I don't technically need this card until October and although I knew what I wanted to make I wasn't going to start yet, until I saw that Digistamp Boutique were giving away a unicorn digistamp to anyone who entered the Facebook contest so it had to be made now lol. 

I used to enter more challenges than I do currently and I must admit to having missed making stuff other than what I need that month. I am definitely going to try to make an effort to try this style of crafting again. 

It was one of the quickest cards I've made in a long time, everything went well and no faffing either lol. 

Image: "" Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment : "fairy wishes" MFT stamped in "winter wisteria" from Papertry Ink
Paper: "" MFT
Card: recollections 65lb from Michaels

Skin - E04, 11, 00
Hair - E35, 34, 31
Dress - BV02, 01, 00
Wings - BG000, 0000
Unicorn - W2, 1, 0 , blender, R85, 83, 81
Crown - Y23,  21