Friday, 26 December 2014

Mrs Lovebot

Having made a 'Mr Lovebot' card the other day I just had to make a 'Mrs' one too. The images are from a fab little Valentines set from DigiStamp Boutique.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!
Been waiting for a while to show this project, but think the person who it was sent to will have opened it by now... another knitted animal hat! Been a while!
Hoping your penguin hat will keep you warm in the mornings walking the dog :-) 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Bobbi and Stocking

A last minute simple Christmas card using the DigiStamp Boutique 'Bobbi and stocking' image.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Bailey the reindeer

NOt sure if I have ever used this DigiStamp Boutique image before- had it for more than a year now- and so thought I'd best give it an outing.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Jolly penguin

A second card using the jolly garlands set from DigiStamp Boutique.  Going to have to print these images off again in the new year I think, when making cards for 2015...

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Reindeer hat!

It took a while as I kept getting distracted but I finally finished this little reindeer hat for someone special this Christmas.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Cold Noses II

I made a card a few weeks ago with this image from DigiStamp Boutique but knew I would have to use it again (and again, no doubt!).

Friday, 19 December 2014

Yuletide greetings

On a roll with a few extra Christmas cards- either for sending this year or for next years stash.  This one uses a relatively new DigiStamp Boutique image.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Monster Christmas

When to town a little making this card and pleased with the result- might have to send it to myself (lol!)  Amazing how many ways you can use the Christmas monster image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Meet Chubby

Have you met one of the newest DigiStamp Boutique characters- Chubby?  Isn't he fab?  I used the current Sketch Saturday layout to make this card.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Winter Rosie

Been a while since I used this DigiStamp Boutique image but wanted an extra Christmas card or two this weekend. The card follows the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday layout.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Mr Lovebot

DigiStamp Boutique released a fab set the other day for Valentines day.  Not sending Valentines cards I thought that I could use one of the images anyway to make a thankyou card.  The card follows the current Mojo Monday layout.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Mini Thankyous

Inspired by Clare's very recent PaperArtsy project I decided to make a few little token thankyou cards.  Ok perhaps they are a little small for writing a message too, but thought I could always write that on a piece of paper along with one of these little easels.
I started off with stamping in a golden coloured acrylic using a fab little freebie that I was sent with my first PA order (thankyou :-)).  Then I went in with Clare's PaperArtsy stamps in black ink and brown acrylic paint. 
The shapes were diecut with nesties and embellished with stamps from Clare's set- the flower was stamped on card painted first with red acrylic and the leaves on card painted with green acrylic. Final touch was to assemble the easel cards and add a bead to the centre of the flower.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Seasons Tweetings

To add to my 'flat' card stash...
The image is from the cute robins chicklets set from DigiStamp Boutique.  I recently spotted that Aldi (the supermarket chain) had some 'paper tape' (otherwise known as washi tape) for Christmas...  Very good price (it was their special offer deal for the week).  Think it works quite well on this card.  Amazing what you can find in odd places :-) 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

warm and cosy

There is a super little freebie this month from DigiStamp Boutique which I used to make two quick(ish) cards:

Both follow the current Sketch Saturday layout.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Boughs of Jolly!

There is a new 'Jolly garlands' set from DigiStamp Boutique out which I just love!  It works so well with the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday layout too.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sweet Mistletoes Owls

When I saw this image last month from DigiStamp Boutique I thought it would be perfect for a card for Mum and Dad.  Finally got round to making a card with it today.
The card follows the current Mojo Monday sketch. 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Last Calendar...

OK my tenth calendar for 2015 and time to call it a day after this one...  phewww you all say!  I used another dog image (Duke) from DigiStamp Boutique for this one.
Have you got a favourite out of the calendars I have made this year?  Have you made a start on any?  Inspired to do so?? 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sweet Christmas Owl

Who can resist a sweet Christmas owl?  I fell for this little fellow from DigiStamp Boutique the minute I saw him.
The card follows the current Stamplorations sketch. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Bert

I wanted to play with Bert again- a cute mouse character from DigiStamp Boutique.  This time I used this super sketch from RetroSketches.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Duchess and snowman

Having written most of my Christmas cards I have found that I had a distinct lack of 'flat' ones.  As a consequence the postage bill is going to be quite a lot!  Hence my 'self' challenge last weekend was to make 'flat' cards.  Out of the five cards I made in total, I only succeeded in 'flat-ness' with three- good going for me (someone who loves to add a button to most things and who is addicted to sticky-fixer/foam pads...) lol!
This is one of the 'flat' ones.  I hope it isn't too dimensionless.
The image is from the cute Duchess DigiStamp Boutique set.  I will enter the card into this weeks I love Promarkers (snowmen) and Sketch Saturday (sketch 336) challenges.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Boo Calendar!

Loving this monster character from DigiStamp Boutique so much that I knew I had to make it into a fun calendar for 2015.
I will enter this into this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge (it uses sketch 337).
So that's 9 calendars made.... Have you made any?  I'd love to see x

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Monster

I am in love with this cute monster character from DigiStamp Boutique at the moment.  First was the 'boo' image and then there have been two new additions this month- Christmas and Valentines.  This card uses the Christmas version.
I've a feeling that it won't be long until I will be printing him/her out again :-)
The card follows this weeks Sketch Saturday layout.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Mince Pie??

It is nearly December....!  Where has the year gone?  Very nearly mince pie time again.  This image is the November freebie from DigiStamp Boutique.
The card follows this weeks RetroSketches layout. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Alistair Calendar III

This is the third calendar I have made for 2015 using one of the Alistair images from DigiStamp Boutique.  Quite pleased with this one...
 Doesn't he look such a gentleman?
The calendar follows the layout for this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Dolly Calendar

Another 2015 calendar...  this time using the Dolly the sheep image from DigiStamp Boutique.  Quite pleased with the way this turned out.

Only 3 more calendar tabs left... (phew you say!)  what will be next???  Have you been inspired yet?

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Get Well Soon Chicklet

You never know when you need a 'get well soon' card and so I try (don't usually manage it!) to have one in stock.  This new image from DigiStamp Boutique is just perfect I think.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cold Nose warm heart

When I saw this image released last week by DigiStamp Boutique I just *had* to have it and make a card.  The card follows the current Sketch Saturday layout.
I will enter this into this weeks I love Promarkers (Christmas song) challenge.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Monkey presents

Was inspired this weekend to use one of the cheeky monkey Christmas images from DigiStamp Boutique again.  This time I have gone for a very red and green theme (Cute Card Thursday challenge) and used the current layout from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Let it Snow!

Love this set from DigiStamp Boutique... 
I am entering this card into the current I love Promarkers (male Christmas) challenge.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Lazy Days

Another Cheeky Monkey calendar :-)  The image is from a DigiStamp Boutique set that I particularly like ;-).  I have used the current RetroSketches layout and will also enter it into this months Stamplorations challenge (stamps and layers).

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Pirate Monkeys

A second calendar made using a cheeky monkey image from DigiStamp Boutique- this time from the kids set.  The layout is the current Sketch Saturday sketch.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Don't Bottle it!

Clare set a challenge for November on her Junk Journalling FB group: the theme 'bottle/bottles'.  This is the junk I started out with:
 A cardboard flyer and an empty squash bottle.  First I added a thin layer of white gesso and then 'stamped' in yellow and green over the flyer using the side of my bottle.  Next came some stamping in black using a proper stamp and then in blue paint using the bottle lid.  Finally I added some bold touches in pink, stamping with the other side of the bottle lid.
To finish off I stamped the sentiment in black.  However it didn't quite look finished and so I found a little bottle stamp in my stash and randomly added that too.  OK a bit of a mess but the thought behind the page was be bold, take a risk and don't bottle out...
I will enter the page into this weeks Stamplorations sketch challenge.

Monday, 10 November 2014

It's a dogs life

I know so many dog fans that I just have to make at least one doggie calendar for 2015.  Stanley, from DigiStamp Boutique, is one of my favourite canine characters and so I used him here.  The layout is the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Cheeky Monkey does...

...DIY calendar!  This uses an image from DigiStamp Boutique which I think is perfect for Dad.  The layout is the current Mojo Monday sketch.
Have you made any calendars for 2015 yet? 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Snow Trio

I know orange and blue are an odd combination on a Christmas card, but it kind of works...(?) Or is it just me? I made this one using a Bugaboo image:
I will enter this into this weeks I love Promarkers (Cute Christmas)  and Little Miss Muffet (anything goes) challenges.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Alistair II

My second calendar for 2015, made again with an Alistair image from DigiStamp Boutique.  Tried to make this one slightly more feminine than yesterdays.  The layout follows the current Sketch Saturday challenge- really liked this sketch!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

First 2015 calendar made!

I like to try and make calendars to give as Christmas presents each year- last year I only got to make one (for my parents) and so this year I have started a bit earlier.  This is the first, made with an Alistair image from DigiStamp Boutique (love him!).  I have used this weeks Sketch Saturday layout.  What do you think?

Monday, 3 November 2014

Bobbi and Christmas tree

Bobbi (from DigiStamp Boutique) is just too cute to keep on a hard drive and not printed out often.... This card uses the Bobbi and Christmas tree image released last year.  I have followed the current RetroSketches layout.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Winter Duchess JOY

This card uses the third image in the Winter Duchess set from DigiStamp Boutique.  I like word-art type images and so this one particularly appeals.  Again I have used pink a lot on this card.  Must challenge myself to make a card with an image from this set which doesn't have any pink on it some day...
I will enter the card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (sparkle) challenge.

Friday, 31 October 2014

A big thankyou

A little card I made to say a big thankyou to someone- they know who they are.  Made using Clare's stamp range at PaperArtsy.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Fun Penguin

Can you beat a little cute penguin on a Christmas card?  This one is part of the Artic Fun set from DigiStamp Boutique and the text is the current freebie image.  The card follows the current Sketch Saturday layout.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Happy Birthday

This card was inspired by a recent 'Spotlight' project featured on the Stamplorations blog:
What do you think? I am quite happy with the result.
I will enter the card into the current Stamplorations sketch challenge.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Journal Page

It has been a while since I did an art journal page.  Clare's second PaperArtsy GDT project this semester inspired me to get into it again. 
I started with some junk cardboard- the backing board of a paper pack I have used up.  Onto this I painted gesso and then acrylic paints to make the background.  Next I stamped Clare' PA stamps in black ink.  I also stamped one of the sentiments onto white paper for the text.  This was cut out and stuck down.
 There are so many things in life that we come away from thinking 'I wish I had said...' (or the opposite- 'I wish I hadn't said ...').
OK, so after putting up with my attempt at the 29 faces in September you were probably hoping I wouldn't *ever* draw another- lol!  But I was tempted.  Not sure she is my best :-(  Eyes a bit too larger perhaps? 
Anyway, she was coloured with Promarkers and then detailed with pencil crayons.
The little embellishments are made from shrink plastic (Clare's PA stamps and the coloured with Promarkers). I added a gem to the flowers to finish them off.
While I had the shrink plastic and heat gun out I decided to have another go at earrings (see Saturday's post for my 1st attempt).  These ones turned out better I think.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Baby Bobbi

It has been a while since I used a Bobbi image from DigiStamp Boutique.  Keep seeing them and thinking they mist be printed off again.  Then was inspired to do so this week by one of  the DSB DT (plus I wanted to make a baby card for an ex-college and this is perfect for it I think).
I will enter the card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (Kraft) and Retro Sketches challenges.