Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. 
It's Tuesday and time for another Papertake Challenge
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All

You can use this one or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches. Just state in your blog post which sketch you used.

We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.
For my card I used an older Penny Black stamp called 'Buzz in the Air'. I still love my PB's! I watercoloured the little image with Inktense pencils and the papers are from Lili of the Valley.

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Truffle and Flowers


Hello. I know everyone says this but it's so true - don't the weeks just whizz by! Seems like just yesterday I was on here posting my DigiStamp Boutique card and here I am again!

This week I have coloured the adorable Truffle, did some paper piecing, a diecut fence and some mini flower and butterfly punches - job done.

 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello.
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 

To Die For

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -  

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
The die I used on my card is 'Shades of Thanks' by Taylored Expressions. For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!
 
 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Christmas Tweets


Hello. I spotted a cushion in Next that said ' When in Doubt Add Glitter'. It made me smile, as glitter time has well and truly arrived in the crafty room! So, this adorable image is from the Christmas Tweets set from The DigiStamp Boutique. 

I coloured onto textured card with my Prismacolour pencils. This is the first time I have tried this technique and I quite like it. I saw it done somewhere in blogland and would love to give credit but I can't for the life of me remember where. If you know, please let me know!

 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


 Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 

Spots and Dots 

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
Whiff of Joy  (a super cute stamp set)
 
For my card I used a little stamp from a Taylored Expressions set called 'Peeking Out'. The papers are from a Doodlebug pad available here in the BfB shop.

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!
 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Truffle and Cake


Hello. Today the adorable Truffle from the DigiStamp Boutique is taking centre stage on my card. Truffle is just one of many new images for August. There's Space Adventure, Simple Flowers and Christmas Tweets - so something for everyone really!

I coloured Truffle with copic markers and the papers are 'It's a Celebration' by Carta Bella and are available here in the BfB shop.

 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


 
Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Anything Goes 
(optional extra - use torn paper)

We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

A £10 gift voucher!
 
For my card I used my new Die-namics Blueprints 17 die set. And I have managed to find a half decent white ink pad! It's a Brilliance 'moonlight white'. Every white ink I have tried over the years has been disappointing. So you'll probably being seeing more stamping onto black or dark coloured card from me in future!
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!
 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Monday's News


Hello. I thought I would pop on and let you know about this month's magazine articles. 
In issue 126 of Simply Cards and Papercraft I have two articles. The one above is a step by step guide to using watercolour paints. And the one below is all about Prismacolour pencils and the brand new Prima Bloom Girl stamps.
 In issue 110 of Papercraft Essentials I have six cute cards using brand new Penny Black stamps.
And look, one is the featured card on the front cover - so chuffed!
 Both magazines are on the shelves now and make for a great crafty read. I'll be back tomorrow with my Papertake Weekly Challenge card.
 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Snowy


Hello. Well, I've just about dried out! We went to the city centre today to watch the cycle race. If they show highlights on the telly later try and spot me - I'm at the corner of Argyle Street and Buchanan Street with a black and white butterfly umbrella (entirely inadequate). 

Anyway, I'm here now with my DigiStamp Boutique card. It features the happiest snowman I have ever seen! He's from The Snowy Fun Set and I coloured with copic pens. The papers are from Lili of the Valley and I used Die-namics Blueprints 3 to die cut all the background shapes.

 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

 Hello. 
It's Tuesday and time for another Papertake Challenge
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All

 You can use this one or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches. Just state in your blog post which sketch you used.

We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.
 
For my card I used a Penny Black Slapstick stamp 'Lulu on the Moon' which I coloured with Copics. The papers are 'hip hip hooray' by Doodlebug and are just about to be added to the BfB shop along with some new Doodlebug tickets and icon minis - so cute!
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Best Friend


Hello. This is the card I made for my friends birthday. I would normally always use watercolours on a Penny Black stamp but I wanted the image to really 'pop' so I used my copic markers. Quite pleased with how it turned out! The background paper is 'mon ami' by Basic Grey available here in the BfB shop.

I haven't really entered any challenges for ages but I had a nose around and I fit three - 

Penny Black and More...dies and punches
My Mum's Craft Shop...summer or bright colours
Sweet Stampin'...take flight

I'll be back tomorrow with my Papertake card.
 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

a bit crabby?


Hello. It's Sunday and so I have been having a little play with the new DigiStamp Boutique images. The background scene is 'Sea Scape One' and the little crabs and sentiment are from the 'Sea Life' set. 

Did you know that if you make a card using any of the Boutique's images you can enter the customer competition? There is a £15 voucher up for grabs, all the details are here.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Scavenger Hunt - part 2

 Hello. While out and about I have managed to nab three more finds to tick off my Scavenger Hunt list. See my first finds and read about the hunt in this post here.
Number 17 - A Lamp Post
These unusual lamp posts are on Great Western Road in Glasgow's west end - a favourite part of the city. 

 Number 19 - A Public Garden
And here is Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, photo bombed by a pigeon!

 Number 18 - A Waterfall
This waterfall is in Roukenglen Park. About a 10 minute drive from where we live and we often take the dog there for a walk (we like to mingle with the thoroughbreds in this posh part of town!)

Righty ho, no crafty business for me tonight. I will be glued to the telly to watch the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games being held right on the doorstep in Glasgow.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
  
It's a Jolly Holiday!
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 


http://www.buttonsforbrains.co.uk/catalog/

Yep, £10 to spend in my own fledgling little shop.
We have some gorgeous papers, some stamps, some embellishments (including much sought after enamel dots!) and, of course, some buttons!
I have also put together some kits, you should check them out. They come beautifully packaged and would make a great gift for a crafty friend.

  
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A tee-riffic Day!


Hello. It's Sunday and I'm here with my DigiStamp Boutique card. This one is bang on trend what with the British Open finishing today! The golf buggy image is part of a cool set called Boy Toys. The set includes a sports car, fishing rod, game control, moustaches and this golf buggy. And loads of sentiments too.

I coloured with Copics and the background (which I hope represents golf balls!) has been cut with an MFT die called 'polka dot cover-up'. I cut the grass freehand and I knew I was keeping those cocktail sticks for a reason.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

2014 Scavenger Hunt


Hello. Over the summer months Rinda, over on her blog Gallo Organico, runs a photography scavenger hunt and I am joining in again. There are twenty one items on the list, which can be found here.
So here goes for my first five finds -


 Number 12 - A Mascot
 I managed to snap Clyde. The mascot for the Commonwealth Games which kick off in Glasgow in a few days time.

 Number 6 - An Urban Street Scene
I took this view of Buchanan Street from Argyle Street in Glasgow city centre. The banners are for the Commonwealth Games (see above)

 Number 20 - A Bus with a Picture on it's Side
A few weekends ago I was in the English Lake District and managed to nab this picture of a passing open top tourist bus.

 Number 9 - A Bakery
Not much to say about this one except yummmeeee!

 Number 5 - A Rack of Postcards
This one is pretty self explanatory too.
So, there we have it. My first five finds crossed off the list. Hopefully be back with more next week.
 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Buttons, Bows and Bling
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used a pre-coloured Lili of the Valley image and some cool Carta Bella 'it's a celebration' papers from the Buttons for Brains shop here. I love the papers in this pad - spots, dots, stripes, bunting and words. All in fabby bright colours.
 
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!