Monday, March 1, 2021

Digital Scrapbooking: All About Me...



Hope you had a great weekend?

I had a pretty good one, I was on a high due to some good news, coming soon..

I thought it would be fun on Monday's to share some of my digital scrapbooking layouts!

Today I'm sharing just one. It was made for the Sweet Shoppe Design 15th birthday bash and it just makes me smile every time I see it. And it was a great way to document the things I like!

I used a template by The Nifty Pixel and most of the elements are from kits by Amanda Yi.

Jan and Feb were hectic in the digi scrap world, so many great events and challenges at many of the sites. I made myself dizzy trying to keep up!!

But I love documenting my life this way, it's a lot of fun.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Highlight Stamping...



Happy Saturday!

Can you believe it will be March on Monday?!

I am sure it has been at least 2 weeks since you saw a Monster card from me LOL.

I love this set by Taylored Expressions - 'Little Monsters' and I saw this idea of repeating the stamp (by masking it) and only colouring one of the images, I believe it is known as a highlight stamping.

It came out so well and I'm super pleased with my masking here! I added a little strip of glitter paper and a sentiment from the set.

Hope you have a great weekend. I am playing at my desk and playdating with JT tomorrow.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Paw You...



Just before Christmas 2020 my work colleague's small Daughter got Covid (she is fine now).

But it was rather upsetting for the whole family and I thought a small child would be very confused by what was going on. So not to downplay the situation, I made and sent her this little card, in the hope that a piece of mail just for her would cheer her up.

Apparently, it worked and she carried the card around for a while, how sweet is that?

I LOVE Clearly Besotted stamps and this cute 'Paw You' set was perfect for this card. I have this amazing die by Simon Says Stamp that cuts 3 circles in a row, so I cut it twice to create the 6 aperture's for my card.

I blended over the panel and then stamped the cats and the sentiments into the openings.

For a quick, random make it came out well and I liked the doubling up of the die.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Halloween becomes Valentine's...



I am not a big 'Valentine's Day' fan - I can tell Hubby that I love him every day!

BUT I do love all the pretty VDay cards that I receive and can make. It's actually one of my fave occasions because it's just all so pretty.

I made quite a lot of cards this year (33 for work + personal ones) but the ones in this post were all made using non-Valentine or Love supplies!

The first two cards use a great Halloween stamp set by Hero Arts called 'Pure Magic' I got it on sale because I thought it would make great backgrounds, but it also made super cute VDay cards.

The background is an MFT stamp, that is new to me from a BIG second-hand haul I got recently, more about that soon.

Sadly the next card is a bit blurry! But I wanted to share it anyway, as the fun Dino is actually another Halloween stamp! This time by Ellen Hutson 'Dino-mite Halloween'. The cute Dino's paws/claws/hands? actually have little slits to hold the smaller stamps that come with the set, but I added a heart instead.

The background is one of my all-time fave stencils by MFT.

I love it when I get to stretch my stamps and it's always good to remind myself that things don't have to be used for their intended purpose.


Saturday, February 20, 2021

Digital Card!



Hope you are having a great weekend?

I am having a quiet one at my desk, as I have both physical and digital projects I want to catch-up on.

This month I have been playing along with the Sweet Shoppe Designs 15th Birthday Bash.

The challenge for Friday was to make a digital birthday card! Go on admit, you were not sure that it was digital!

I loved this challenge and the card even looks like something I would make :)

I used all products from SSD 
Blagovesta Gosheva - Stay Original (retired)

Janet Phillips - All Those Pages - Singles Template (I used it as the base for my card)

I wouldn't have considered a digital card - but now I am wondering if there might be a few more of them in my future..