Showing posts with label watercolours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watercolours. 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

1 Sept 2020

Rainbow Bridge


Hello I hope all is well with you today. I’ve ventured outside of my home just three times since March and that was only for much needed  medical appointments. I certainly miss going out. It is difficult to see an end to all of this isn’t it. 
Today I am sharing a Rainbow Bridge card which was going to be published in the July issue of Craft Stamper, but sadly the magazine has now closed down. I thought I would still share the card  as Pet Loss is a subject very close to my heart, and it may bring some comfort to someone xx

Take care and please stay safe xx




27 Jul 2020

A Dream



Hello, I hope you are well, and surviving the difficult times our world is going through. I don’t ever dream but if I did,  I think I would be whisked up, up and away in my wheelchair by a cascade of beautiful butterflies. This imaginary dream inspired me to create my wall hanging, more details are on the Calico Craft Blog today. 

Please stay safe, this beastly virus is far from gone xx

26 Mar 2020

Wish Upon A Star



 I have made a Wish Upon A Star Card, let’s all wish really hard together....


I would  like to enter it into the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

9 Mar 2020

Easter Card


As Spring is hopefully not far away, I have started to make my Easter Cards. For my first card  
I have used a beautiful cross and miniature animals from Calico Crafts. More details about how 
I created this card can be found on the Calico Craft Parts Blog

Thank you so much for visiting today. I would like to enter my Easter Card into the Happy Little Stampers Water Colour Challenge with the option of flowers and Let’s Create Challenge Option Easter

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.

30 Jan 2020

Snowdrop Artist Trading Coins


I have created these snowdrop coins for a swap at UK Stampers on Facebook. I like to add a row of little pearls around the edges of my coins. xx

29 Jan 2020

Many Hoppy Returns


A clean and simple card today. I love hares and couldn’t resist making another card featuring a gorgeous hare. Xx

16 Sept 2019

In a world where you can be anything be kind


Another card featuring one of my favourite sentiment stamps, “In a world where you can be anything be Kind” I love swans, they are so elegant and majestic. We have a pair of beautiful swans  living on our local pond.

I used water colours to create my background, and various stamps. I added some brown fun flock to the reeds, to give them some texture. 

Thank you for visiitng, 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

5 Aug 2019

Love the simple things



The weather outside doesn’t exactly look like beach weather today. So I thought I would share a beach themed card, and we can pretend that we are there!

I created my background with watercolours, and I  also used them to colour my little girl too.



To create the sand, I used acrylic paints in raw umber and white and mixed them together with some coarse marble dust.

I would like to enter Love the Simple Things into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours Anything Goes optional Ocean
Lost Coast Portal Anything Goes

Thank you for visiitng xx

3 Jul 2019

Swing on By




Hello, thank you for stopping by, and I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather.

Many thanks to Rosie from  Papercrafter for including my card above in this months fab issue. 

Sorry I did not take any step by step photos, but I have written a few lines below. 

I used the wonderful fairytale stamp set which was a cover gift on a previous issue. I  began making my card by  stamping, water colouring,  and fussy cutting my chosen images. 

I added flowersoft and some crumpled rose petals to the ropes of the swing. I press a lot of flowers, and this is the perfect time of year when  the garden is full of so many beautiful and  colourful flowers. 

I embossed the branches  and hung my swing from them. The  fairy wanted to enjoy the flowers so I stood her up on the  swing. I used sticky pads to adhere my images to the background which I had previously created with watercolours.

Thank you for visiting today.xx 


29 Jun 2019

Alice In Wonderland Inspiration





Hello, I hope all is well with you. We  have sunshine here today, at long last!

Today I am sharing some of my recent Alice In Wonderland makes, incase anyone needs a little inspiration to enter the Alice Day Challenge at UK Stampers which is kindly being hosted by Sid




This card features one of my favourite quotes. 


Alice Artist Trading Coins


I used some of my Alice clay mould characters on some tags. I wasn’t thrilled with how they came out, I may try resin in the moulds next time.


A simple Alice card, made with gorgeous papers from Craft Box. These papers are included in my prize for the winner of the Alice Day challenge.

I hope I have inspired you to join in with the challenge. Take care, and thank you so much for visiitng xx







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 

13 Dec 2018

Be The Light




I recently received this gorgeous stamp by the super talented Phyliss Harris, she is one of my favourite artists.
I used watercolours, texture paste and flowersoft  to bring this little girl to life. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having an enjoyable December. We hope to decorate our Christmas  tree this weekend.I have lots of gifts  to wrap up too.  No handmade tags to go on them this year though! 

 I am still waiting for my treatment and MRI scan....

I would like to enter “Be The Light”  into the following challenges 
Craft Stamper Anything Goes

26 May 2018

Country Holidays



Hello, let’s hope the sun comes out for the Bank holiday weekend! Today I am sharing a 3D frame I made for my  sister’s  friends birthday. They have taken numerous holidays together each year in the Lake District since well... forever. So I wanted to create a Lake District type scene, and these  Crafty Individuals Stamps are just perfect for that.




She has two grown sons so I stamped coloured, and fussy cut two boys and a couple to walk along in the scene.


Crafty Individuals  CI-467

After stamping and fussy cutting the sheep, I added some white flowersoft to their coat. 

 

I also used some flowersoft for the hedges, and added in some dried flowers. I used twigs for tree trunks, and finished by adding some tiny bunting. I just have to wrap her gift up and attach the tag I made previously and it will be already for her birthday.


Thank you for visiting and whatever you are up to this weekend I hope you have fun! My wheelchair has been making a terrible grinding sound recently, luckily it is my indoor one, and not my other newer one for going out in,  so I may make it out to have a lovely Pimms and lemonade outside the pub, if the weather is nice enough. xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges




11 May 2018

Party Sheep




Hello how are you today? Sadly I have still not heard from the winner of the giveaway, I have posted on her blog and Facebook to no avail. If I have still not heard by Monday evening I will randomly select another winnner. I do hope that the winner Linda  is ok.

Today I have made a tag to tie around a gift for my sisters friends birthday. Oops I haven’t made the gift yet...... it is going to be a 3d picture in a frame. My sister and friends go on several holidays in the Lake District each year so I wanted to create  a country scene. The Crafty Individual Stamps are perfect for this.

As this is for a birthday the sheep of course had to be holding balloons! I used Watercolours for all of the colouring, and added texture with Flowersoft for the hedge and white Flowersoft for the sheep. I crushed up some Prima Art Stones to make the pathway. I finished the tag by tying on  several different shades of green raffia. 

Thank you so much for visiting today. Wishing you a happy, and hopefully sunny weekend xx 

I would like to enter Party Sheep into the following challenges.

Stamping Sensations Close To Nature
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

13 Apr 2018

Spring Joy




Well it looks like Spring might have actually arrived - at last ! I have been playing with my new Distress oxides, and after experimenting I ended up with a colourful background for this Spring Joy scene. 

I love Hares I don’t think I have ever actually seen one in the wild in person, but I adore them. I sat this darling hare by Hobbyart in his meadow, and stamped and fussy cut a flower stamp to keep him company. I love using dried flowers and items from nature, so of course they made up the meadow too. 




Some Hares were so full of Joy they jumped into the air over the meadow! I stamped my hares by Clarity Stamps which have always been a favourite of mine, but then when Lavinia Stamps released some similar hare stamps, I had to get them too! I wonder if there are any hare stamps I don’t have... no, no don’t tell me ... : )




 I stamped my assortment of hare stamps in a curve over the main hare, they look like they are having lots of fun! 

By the time I was finished it was much too large for a card, so I punched some holes in the top and hung it up with some pink raffia.


Thank you for visiting the hares today, have a lovely day.

I would like to enter  Spring Joy into the following challenges

2 Mar 2018

Fairy Playing To The Mushrooms


Oh my goodness isn’t it cold ! Did somebody forget to tell the weather it’s March ! To take my mind of the weather I have created with this lovely Lavinia Fairy I received her for Christmas, but I have only had time to use her now. I have been busy designing with wonderful stamps. and I am of course very happy and grateful for that. 

 I have at last also got around to using the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Only 3 colours to start with Picked Raspberry, Broken China, and Bundled Sage.I used all three to create the background for this card.I dabbed them onto my ink blending mat, and spritzed over them with water. I laid my card into the inks, and lifted it up to reveal the results, it looked like a watercoloured background. I kept dipping the card into the inky puddle until it was covered.

I stamped the fairy using a Versafine black inkpad, and coloured the flowers and mushroom die cuts with watercolours. Thank you for visiting me today, let’s hope the snow stops and it gets above freezing soon xx

I would like to enter this Fairy card into the following challenges.





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