Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sketch Saturday #556 My Besties...


Happy Saturday to you and welcome to the latest sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Our sponsor this week is My Besties and they are offering a prize of x3 digis from their store.

Here's the sketch by me!!

We had a choice of x3 images to play with this time and I loved this cute little girl (image 694)

My sketch made this whole card SUPER easy! I printed and coloured the little girl, then I created a pink matt behind her, to match the pinks in her outfit.

The sentiment felt right for her smiley face. I added a die-cut stitched rectangle piece of teal card, again to match her outfit and I completed the whole thing with a large pink enamel dot.

I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch, but first check out what the rest of the DT have made over at Sketch Saturday.

Challenge ends 29th March 7pm GMT / 2pm EST


Friday, March 22, 2019

Colouring is therapy...


Happy Friday!

Hubby and I are leaving for London tonight. I'll be gone for just over 2 weeks, as I have a week off - but next week I will be working.

Because this week has been so hectic with work, getting ready to leave for our trip, a gig and introducing Clint to a new face, I felt overwhelmed and couldn't really craft.

So I coloured a lot.

I have a colouring book that I really like, it's quite old and I dug it out this week and tore out a few pages and sat at my desk for 20 mins every night and coloured away. It was lovely and therapeutic and it was bliss to colour with my Tombow Dual Brushmarkers, I almost have a full set..

I thought I'd share my colouring, as it's all so pretty.

After Kathy Rac (aka the world's most awesome colourer ever) said that she finds using 4 colours to colour with much easier, I have been using that as a guide. It really works and helps make the colouring pages look less busy.

Have a great weekend, I am looking forward to hangs with my parents.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Retro Rubber Challenge #106 Use Stripes...


There is still time for you to play along with the current Retro Rubber challenge.

The theme this time is to use stripes on your card.

Show us your dotty cards and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends March 22nd.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.


Monday, March 18, 2019



Happy Monday!

So today's card is an example of me being super lazy..

I made this card for one of my Godson's - LAST OCTOBER...

Yep, I am just getting round to posting it.

I wanted the MFT Ninja-mazing set for AGES, but waited until it was on sale.

I love this card, but it was a beast to colour. I stamped all the ninja's and the ninja stars onto a piece of watercolour paper and then slowly over a 2 day period watercoloured it. UGH.

After all that hard work, I didn't want to cover up my ninja's. So I heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of vellum and affixed it to my card using staples.

Perfect card for a manga / ninja loving boy.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

CASology: Peas on Earth...


Happy Sunday to you.

Today I am playing along with the current CASology challenge.

I had toyed with a couple of options, but decided to go with a punny card.

I love the 'Peas on Earth' set by Ink Blot Shop. I got after Christmas last year, so I'll be making some Christmas cards with it this year.

But for this challenge, I thought it made a nice simple CAS card for a friend. I fussy cut the peas for a bit of dimension.

It made me smile a lot today..Hubby not so much, more eye rolling from him.