Thursday, 31 March 2016

still autumn

Another cute paper from that K & Company pad

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
The Greeting Farm (sorry so old I don't know what it was called)
Wednesday, 30 March 2016

forever autumn

A recent houseguest came with a pile of no longer wanted crafting supplies instead of flowers... in it were some very cute K & Company papers... I just wanted to highlight the papers, whilst making card kits for my mother.

On a separate note those enamel dots are melted Perler beads, Hama beads make donuts but Perlers make lovely glossy enamel dots :)

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

snowbody knows...

Another Memory Box creation, the sequins are glued on with Ranger Multi Medium matte.

Memory Box Plush Bundled Snowman
Monday, 28 March 2016

one sketch - two ways - version 2

The second of those sketches, different look... I should have spritzed!

Lawn Fawn So Jelly
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky
Copics: Y11, Y15, Y17, B00, B02, BG11, BG13, YR02, YR04, BV0000, BV00, RV11
Sunday, 27 March 2016

one sketch - two ways - version 1

I made a template for distress inking and thought I'd try a couple of cards with the same sketch (although I have a third in mind)

Lawn Fawn Happy Trails
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass
Copics: RV21, RV04, C1, C3, N5, N9, BG10, BG13, BG15
Saturday, 26 March 2016

you're a superstar!

So I'm all into making lavender bags again, this time with felt and dies, and upon seeing bright yellow felt I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the Lawn Fawn Puffy Stars dies! How cute is this Superstar!

Lawn Fawn Puffy Stars
Friday, 25 March 2016

cookie jar the unicorn

I love these Useless Trinkets digi images, this unicorn (named Cookie Jar) is just so sweet, and although I haven't made the best job colouring him in I think he is adorable :) I love that sticky outy tongue!

Useless Trinkets Cookie Jar, The Easter Unicorn
R24, R27, YR04, YR07, Y02, Y08, YG03, YG07, B02, B05, RV21, V04, V15, E15, E39, E43, N1, N3, C00, C1
Thursday, 24 March 2016

theeth monster version 1.0

Sometimes social media leads you onto a gem :), jessafeig left a comment on one of my instagram posts and it lead me to her blog and these cuties - free downloads!

I've tried adding a bit of texture to my image, and I've been grateful for my Hex Chart from Sandy Allnock when trying to match colours to papers.

Useless Trinkets Theeth Monster image
Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Copics: YR02, YR14, YG03, YG11, B00, B02, N1, N3

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

watercolouring really isn't my thing

I tried two things I find really difficult, water colouring and no line colouring on this card for an old lay. Not entirely the look others manage to get but not as bad as it might have been. A few extra petals which I actually think are supposed to be leaves...

Stampin' Up From the Garden stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Weathered Wood
Tuesday, 22 March 2016

a little home to grow old with you in

My mum needed new home cards, and in all of the stamps I have I do not have a single new home sentiment! So I stamped and coloured loads of houses, trees and sentiments, as well as versamark on the background and left my mother to make up all of the rest based off this sample card.

Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows stamps and dies
Paper Smooches Promenade stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn stitched squares dies
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio dies

Copics: C2, C3, R20, RV11, YG13, YG17, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, B0000, BV0000, BV00, E35, E37
Monday, 21 March 2016

when I fall

So I ended up buying more than one of these memory box plush dies, and this is my second go with them. This time I tried ribbon embroidery (some stitches are not perfect but it is 15 years since I last tried this). It was a bit difficult to get the ribbon through the felt on occasion, so I relied on my leatherman's pliers, but it's ok, unusual I think :)

Memory Box Plush Easter Egg Pocket Die
Memory Box Plush Heat Pocket Die
Sunday, 20 March 2016


So this started out as an experiment in watercoloring a seascape background, it took many layers, but I can't seem to get the look I see online :( I do love the glitter though.

Lawn Fawn So Jelly stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles dies
Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio dies
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins
Copics: Y11, Y15, Y17, B00, B02, BG11, BG13, YR02, YR04, BV0000, BV00, RV11
Saturday, 19 March 2016

falling for the first time

I love making lavender bags for all of my woollens and these Memory Box dies (although a little large for cards) are just perfect for cute lavender bags.

I've used a wool mix felt (40% wool, 60% viscose) as it is easy to get hold of (unlike pure wool felt), and it has cut and sewn a treat.

Memory Box Plush Heart Pocket Die
Memory Box Plush Easter Egg Pocket Die
Friday, 18 March 2016

purple palace

I prefer the colouring on this version of my Paper Smooches Promenade stamps, but clearly my black ink needs replacing :|

Paper Smooches Promenade stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames stamps
Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins
Copics: W3, W5, YG000, YG03, G0000, G21, B0000, B00, BV0000, BV00, E35, E37
Sunday, 6 March 2016

every last scrap

Using up the scraps on my desk...

October Afternoon Woodland Park stamp
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
Lawn Fawn Hearts die
My Favourite Things Chevron Stripes
Saturday, 5 March 2016

As a chemist I love this stamp set!!!

Taylored Expression Love is the Solution
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Copics C00, C0, C1, C2, G0000, B0000, B00, B01, YR00, YR02, YG11, YG13
Friday, 4 March 2016


Using up the rest of the sheet of paper I started here. I really like this gumball machine, but don't usually use all of the cute faces :)

Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies
Copics C00, N1, N3, B0000, B00, B02, YG11, YG13, YG17, YR00, YR02
Thursday, 3 March 2016

more gleeful gardens

When I was colouring in all of the shapes for this card I coloured plenty of spares and so this card came together very easily.

Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders die
Lawn Fawn Scattered Showers dies
Lawn Fawn Year Three stamps
Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares
Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio die
Pretty Pink Posh Picket Fence Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Copics G02, G05, R24, W3, C1, C2, E35, E51, Y13, Y17
Wednesday, 2 March 2016

my eyes

So I've been trying to use up old papers, get better at matching my copics to my papers and generally improve my topic colouring... this bright creation is the result (the lesson: I should aspire to only one of three).

Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Year Three stamps
Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio dies
Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet sequins
Copics: N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, G02, G05, B02, B05

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

stroll along the prom prom prom

A while ago I won a Paper Smooches challenge, and with my prize I ordered the Promenade set from Paper Smooches, and since I've been ill I haven't really used it.

However, I'm now feeling a little more like myself and so broke this set out for the first time, and spent a few happy hours colouring in :)

Paper Smooches Promenade stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames stamps
WPlus9 Spring Wreath die
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
Copics: W3, W5, YG0000, YG03, G0000, G21, B0000, B00, BV0000, BV00, E35 & E37