Showing posts with label handmade card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handmade card. Show all posts

16 Sept 2020

Blowing Bubbles


Hasn’t the weather been lovely for the last few days, it makes staying home a little better. I recently sat in the garden creating lots of bubble backgrounds, I wrote a few details about how I did that on this page from last year

I love this little girl blowing bubbles stamp, which was perfect to use on one of my many bubble backgrounds.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stay safe xx

I would like to enter my Fairy into the following challenges 
Unicorn Challenge For a Child 

12 Sept 2020

Fairy Flowers


Hello, I hope all is well with you. I’m continuing to stay home apart from attending medical appointments. It is very worrying times isn’t it. Thank goodness for crafting, it has always helped me with my health and disability problems, and it is keeping me going now. 

I was thrilled to see that Chocolate Baroque are running a new challenge, they have taken over from the Penny Black Challenge. This months challenge theme is Wings.I have a lovely hanging flowers CB stamp, so I decided to use it along with a gorgeous fairy stamp and butterflies. I used my favourite watercolours, and lots of glitter for my card. Glitter just never seems to show in photos, no matter what contortions you do! 

Thank you so much for visiting, and please stay safe xx

29 Jun 2020

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz


The bees are buzzing at Calico Craft Parts Blog today! They would love to meet you there.

I hope you are able to still enjoy some happy Summer days during this very different type of Summer.

Thank you for stopping by, and take care xx


6 Jun 2020

There are always flowers


Hoping you are doing ok, during this horrible time in our world, sending many hugs to you if you need some. 
I am trying to keep busy crafting. My favourite medium is watercolours so I am sharing another water coloured card with a lovely quote on it. The little girl and the quote came together in the same stamp set. 

Thank you for stopping by, please  leave a comment so I can return the visit. 

Take care and stay safe xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

5 Jun 2020

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality



Hello, I hope you staying safe and well. I am sharing an Alice in Wonderland card today, with one of my favourite quotes which is by Lewis Carroll “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

I created the background with water colors and also used them to colour  Alice and the flowers.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Stay safe, and hold on to hope xx 

29 Feb 2020

Buy Now Or Cry Later!


Hello how are you today? I have been taking part in a Just One Stamp Challenge at UK Stampers,  where a group of us exchange a stamp each month. This month I  am using Sid’s stamp, it is the background one. I love the sentiment I have used with this card  : ) 



I had a lovely  surprise yesterday when  I discovered that My Artist Trading Coins had won the Crafts Beautiful star prize! Thank you so much.


I am still having problems being able to comment on some peoples blogs, I just can’t work it out. Blogger seems to be making things more and more difficult all the time!

Thank you for stopping by. 

7 Feb 2020

I love Elephants !



I love elephants, and I often try to draw them in my journal. Jane Davenport bought out a new line  of wild and whimsical stamps which included an elephant so of course it had to come and live with me ! The  stamp has a lovely little lady balanced on her head, on this occasion I just wanted to use the elephant. I took my time to ink up the stamp trying to avoid the lady. I wiped off  the ink which still managed to find its way onto the lady.



Water colours are my favourite colouring medium,  I used them to create my background, and also to add colour to my elephant. 

Thank you for visiting me today xx
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

12 Sept 2019

Courage Dear Heart



“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart," and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.”

 C.S. Lewis,  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 

 I used watercolours  to create my background and versafine black ink to stamp over the top.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Penny Black Animals

16 Jun 2019

Morty on the beach


I hope it is not pouring where you are today, it certainly is here! June already and no sunshine yet! 

Today I would like to introduce you to Morty, a gorgeous new stamp by my friend Tracey Easson. She has dedicated her new range of stamps to the memory of her beloved father. 



I created  the background with watercolours and stamped Morty onto card before water colouring and fussy cutting him. He wanted to have fun on the beach and build a sandcastle, so I drew him a bucket and spade. After drawing a sand castle I added some texture paste to give it a grainy look, and painted it in a sandy colour. 

The seagulls, starfish, and shells are from Crafty Individuals, and also a Stamp Set which I think was made by My Favourite Things. 

Thank you for visiting me today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges 

19 Jun 2018

By The Sea


I love the sea, although sadly I do not see it very often, and then I only see it from a distance as unfortunately beaches are not wheelchair accessible, but at least I can see it for which I am very  grateful. 
With the sea in mind I created this 7x7  card. The background is from the gelli plate. I inked up the gelli plate and then placed the netting from some tangerines over the top, and it left this nice netty pattern. I cut some pieces of bark for the seagull to stand on, I must admit I don’t like seagulls as one of them swooped behind me last year and snatched my sandwich right out of my hands!  



I also added some art stones and few tiny shells, some stamped and some real.To finish off I wound some twine around the edge of the circle.

The stamps I used  are by Crafty Secrets.

Thank you for visiting today, have a lovely day. Hugs xx

 I would like to enter this into  the following challenges. 

That’s Crafty Summers Day 

Artistic Stamper Colour It Blue

Country View Challenges Written Word


 

7 Apr 2017

Spring Fawn



 

I enjoyed making this Springtime background to compliment the lovely Lavinia Stamps.The mother and fawn are enjoying  a spring time wander in the forest.

Is anyone going to Ally Pally this weekend. I am looking forward to going and seeing all the lovely crafty whatnots. I will take photos to share!

Thank you so much for visiting today.

I would like to enter the following challenges

31 Mar 2017

Little House On The Prairie

 

Earlier this year I was very lucky and won the challenge at Fashionable Stamping.My wonderful prize was a voucher for Flonzcraft, so of course I immediately browsed their stamps. They have some very lovely and unique stamps. As soon as I saw this girl stamp I immediately thought of Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie! It is one of mine and my Mother's favourite tv shows, so I  just  had to choose her, and then of course I needed the wagon to go with her too!

 

I decided to make a bendi card, it was fairly easy to make, if you have never made one you should give it a try! On the bottom level I added some layers of raffia.on the higher level I added some texture paste which I later painted. I watercoloured a background. After stamping the images with black Archival ink, I coloured them with watercolours. I fussy cut the lovely images and adhered them to the card. I stamped some leaves and cut them out, and added them to the scene.

I think it looks a little like a scene from Little House, it is going to be my Mothers Easter card.

Thank you for visiting today.

I made this card for the following challenges


25 Jul 2015

Crafty Individuals Face Value



I don't think I have ever made a Christmas card in July before! 

Crafty Individuals have a Challenge this month with the theme of "Face Value". So I used their lovely deer stamp on my card, and created a snowy landscape.

 I have a feeling this deer maybe Prancer!

Thank you so much for looking.

GIVE AWAY
 

It's my Birthday on the 1st of August, and to celebrate I am giving away a Clarity Stamp Stencil. Also included will be a booklet of ideas on how to use it. Which is  written by Barbara Gray.
I am not giving any clues as to which stencil it is, but if you would like a chance to win it, just pop back on August 1st!

 

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