Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.

And this week it's...

Oh How Cute!
 
We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
A £10 gift voucher!
 
For my card I used a super cute elf stamp from a Personal Impressions set called 'ave an elfy Christmas'. The sentiment is from the same set. I coloured with copic marker pens, added a few wooden thingies and job done!
 
  For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
The Papertake Weekly Challenge. 
See you there!

 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Happy Birthday to Ewe


Hello. There's new super cute images over at the DigiStamp Boutique. There's Christmas Cheeky Monkeys, Bert - a new Christmas mouse, stuff for Halloween, Miss Daisy and the image I have used today - Dolly Day Dream.

Dolly Day Dream and Miss Daisy come with matching sentiments, oh I do love a good pun!

 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Giveaway Winner!

 The winner of the magazine giveaway is....


Woohoo, congratulations!

Please email me your addy.

If you missed out this time there will be another magazine giveaway in a couple of weeks, look out for it! 

 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Giveaways!!

 This post will stay on top until giveaway ends on Wednesday 17th September 2014.

Hello. It's giveaway time! 
I have two magazines for one lucky crafter. Issue 111 of Papercraft Essentials, unopened and with a cool free 'Happy Christmas' die. The other is issue 127 of Simply Cards and Papercraft also unopened with a gorgeous free gift of BoBunny stamps and papers.
Simply leave a comment here to be in with a chance of winning, and if you want to be a follower too then that would be great! 


But that's not all! 
There is also this giveaway on the Buttons for Brains shop Facebook page.
All the info' on that is here.

And this is what you could win -



  Winter Woodland 6x6 Paper Pack
Winter Woodland Gems and Pearls
Winter Woodland Washi Tape
Winter Woodland Wooden Shapes

Good Luck!
 
 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



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

Punch It Out
(use punches)
 
We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -  

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
On my card I used three punches - daisy, corner rounder and tiny butterfly. The image is from an LOTV Art Pad called Jack, Patch and Puss (set 2). The background paper is by Doodlebug and is available from the BfB shop here.
 
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 


 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

We wish you....


Hello. I have a cutie Christmas card to share today. The image is 'Winter Stanley' and is on special offer at the mo' over in the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured Stanley with Copic pens and the gorgeous glittered background paper is from the 'Winter Woodland' paper pack from the BfB shop here.

Oh, and the sentiment is also from the DigiStamp Boutique. The useful 'Christmas Sentiments 4' set.  

And while I have your attention don't forget to put your name down for my giveaways. Details are here and here!

 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Sending you a smooch


Hello. I've been having another wee practice with my new paints. This time on a Sugar Nellie stamp called Simon and Lola. Don't know if it's still available as it was one of the first stamps I ever bought, and that wasn't yesterday! 

The hearts are My Favourite Things Dienamics 'Peek-a-Boo Hearts'. I have a thing about MFT dies just now, loving them and can't wait for the next new release!

The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set called 'I Like You'.

Don't forget to comment on my giveaway while you're here!
 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


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

Repeat Repeat
 (use a repeat design of some description - 
text, flowers, dies, gems etc.)

  We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
(a super cute stamp set)
 
My card features dies from my Die-namics Blueprints 10 set by My Favourite Things. The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set called 'I Like You'.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 
 

Monday, 8 September 2014

I like you


Hello. If you read this post here you will know that I got a new set of watercolour paints. Well, here are my first attempts using my new paints. Now, I do love my Inktense pencils but I think they will be put aside in favour of these (for a little while anyway!). It feels like you are using 'real' paints. They are thick but still a lovely watery look. 

The card above is a Penny Black stamp called 'gossamer'. I did the background wash onto watercolour card and then stamped the image on the top once dry. I then stamped the image a second time, coloured using the paints, carefully trimmed around and attached to card using 3D foam pads.


This one features another Penny Black stamp called 'sunshine in the rain'. I kept some of the colouring on this one a little bit looser - I love the look that gives (and I think I pulled it off). 
Anyway, I'll be back tomorrow with my Papertake Weekly Challenge design team card. 
 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Woohoo....


....look what just arrived. 
New, totally gorgeous, water colour paints. 
I may not come out the crafty room for a while (if ever!) 

Edited to add - a few folk have been asking the name of the paints (of course I should have mentioned it in my post!)
They are - 
 Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paint Set 
And I got them from Amazon.

 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Frantaging we will go!


Hello. My Christmas card makes are coming along nicely. Maybe this is the year I will have enough and will not need to resort to shop bought! We'll see. Anyway, my two cards both feature 'Cute Robin Chicklets' from the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with Prismacolour pencils and went a bit frantage crazy. 

Edited - the embossing folder is called 'snowflakes' by Cuttlebug (I hope you see this Fran, couldn't get in touch any other way).

I am entering two challenges - 

Allsorts...early Christmas makes
Cute Card Thursday...anything goes
 

 

Tuesday, 2 September 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 - recycle or upcycle)
We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
A £10 gift voucher! 
For my card I used that Brilliance white ink pad again on the sentiment stamp from the 'chalkboard greetings set' by My Favourite Things. The papers are by Doodlebug and are available here in the BfB shop. And I couldn't resist adding a little Penny Black hedgie as a finishing touch.

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
The Papertake Weekly Challenge. 
See you there!
 

Sunday, 31 August 2014

I'm back!


Hello. It's Sunday and that usually means I have my DigiStamp Boutique card to share but I am just back from a little jolly in Ibiza. So no card today just a picture, taken from our balcony, of the gorgeous sunrise. Ibiza is famous for it's spectacular sunsets but that's on the 'party' side of the island and my disco dancing shoes were hung up a long time ago!

This picture ticks off number 13 of the Summertime Scavenger Hunt 'A Sunrise'.

I have loads of catching up in blogland to do and will get time to do that later today. In the meantime a huge thanks for all the lovely comments on the two cards I had scheduled when I was away. It was a real treat to read them all.
 

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!