Sunday, 14 October 2018

So Sweet

Hi everyone.  This is the first card I've made just for the sake of it in a long while, and I really enjoyed doing it.

I used a stamp by Di's Digi Stamps, which I coloured with Prismacolour pencils.  This was a pencil class at Kit and Clowder.

I layered my coloured image on patterned papers and added a stamped sentiment and paper flowers.

I hope you like it!

Sian.  xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Triangles

Good morning.  After a few months off, I am back to creating things for the Cardz 4 Guyz design team.  This
week's theme is triangles.

For my DT card, I decided to use some old Paperartsy stamps that I've had for a few years.  I stamped them onto patterned papers and stuck them onto kraft card, then matted and layered onto more patterned papers. 

Some nice simple cards to get me back into the swing of things!

I look forward to seeing everyone's creations this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx




Monday, 10 September 2018

Rat King

Hi everyone.  I'm not doing very well at this blogging, am I?  This is a card I made for my oldest son's birthday.  The image is Rat King by Rick St Dennis and I absolutely love it!

I coloured him using Prismacolor pencils.  I hope you like him!

I'm finally beginning to find some time to colour again, so watch this space.  Hopefully I will be getting back to the making and DT work soon!

Sian. xxx

Monday, 27 August 2018

Ninja!

Hello everyone!  I didn't intend to go quite so long without posting anything, but I have been busy and have not had much time to make things, or to blog.

This is card that I made for my youngest son back in May.  The image is by Bloobel Stamps, and I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils.  I hope you like him.

I'm hoping to be back to making cards and blogging regularly very soon!.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Hold on Harry

Hi everyone.   I'm taking a break from all the design teams for a while, as I have so much going on at the moment and was struggling to keep up.  I'm hoping that this will give me some time to do a bit of carfting "just because", so I will still post here. 

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my partner's birthday using a brilliant digi stamp called Hold on Harry by Bloobel Stamps.  I coloured him with Prismacolour pencils.  I hope you like it.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:


Sian. xx


Monday, 25 June 2018

Make My Monday: Ice Cream

Hello again.  Today's theme at Make My Monday is Ice Cream.  You can either create something ice cream themed or something inspired by ice cream, eg. using ice cream colours.

I made my card using a paper set that I got free with a magazine a few years ago, and embellished it with some die cut flowers and pearls.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian. xxx

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cardz 4 Galz: Sunny Summer Days

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is Sunny Summer Days.

I created my background with an embossing folder and blended Distress Inks.  The butterflies are stamped and die cut and the flowers are stamped.  I also stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment at the bottom.  I added a bit of glitter to the butterflies and the centres of the flowers and added some flower stamens for the butterflies' antennae.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Metallic Madness

Hi everyone!  today it's my turn to choose the theme at Cardz 4 Guyz  I've chosen a theme of Metallic Madness - use something metal or metallic on your card.

I decided to do some metal embossing, which is something I hadn't done for quite a while.  I started with a piece of thin copper, stamped an image on the back with Stazon ink, then placed my them stamped metal on a foam mat and used an embossing tool to go over the stamped image.  I added the frame using a roller tool.

I wanted to make the embossed panel look old, so I painted it with black acrylic paint and then rubbed it off with a piece of kitchen roll.  I left it to dry, then matted and layered it onto black and gold card.

To create the background of the card, I dabbed Versamark ink through a stencil then gently brushed on  mica powder in various metallic colours.

To finish off my card I added some die cut cogs and wheels and a stick on sentiment.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Make My Monday

Hi all.  today's challenge at Make My Monday is emboss resist. 

I stamped the flowers on my card using Versamark ink, then embossed them using clear embossing powder.  I then inked my card using Distress Inks in rainbow colours.  I sprinkled water over my background and then  added some die cut words.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Cardz 4 Galz: Pretty and Pearly

Good morning.  Today's theme at Cardz 4 Galz is Pretty and Pearly. 

I used an image by Ching Chou Kuik for my card, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 

As you can see, I layered her onto patterned papers and added some pearls and die cut butterflies.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.  xxx

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Father's Day

Hi everyone.  We're coming up to Father's Day, so that's our theme this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I'm sharing a card I've made for my own dad.  I don't think he looks at my blog, so I should be OK!

The image I've used on this card is a digi stamp by Bloobel Stamps.  I've colured him with Prismacolor pencils.

I layered my image onto patterned papers and added a couple of cat buttons that I've had in my stash for a while.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Monday, 28 May 2018

Make My Monday: Go Green (Upcycle)

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is to upcycle something. 

I chose to upcycle a wooden tray which held embellishments into a wall hanging.  The tray was already black.  I used some metallic rub-ons in various shades of gold, silver and copper on the top of the tray, then made some holes in one side and threaded some ribbon through.

I die cut some flowers in various bright colours and stuck them into each section of the tray.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian. xxx

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Cardz 4 Galz: Mythical/Fantasy

Good morning.  Today's theme at Cardz 4 Galz is Mythical/Fantasy.  For this challenge I decided to create a card using this beautiful fairy house stamp that I bought recently, which is by Woodware.  I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.

I layered my coloured image onto patterned papers and added some die cut butterflies and pearls.  If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will see that I have also added some glitter - it had to be done since this is such a girly card!

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Science Fiction

Good morning.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is science fiction.

I created the background for this card using Distress Inks, which I blended from light too dark to create a glowing effect.  I drew in the stars with white gel pen to make it look like a galaxy.

The image I used is a digi stamp by Rick St Dennis, which I absolutely love!  I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils, and I think this is one of my favourite images that I've coloured.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Make My Monday: A Hint of Summer to Come

Hi All.  This week's theme at Make My Monday is "A Hint of Summer to Come".  I've made a card using this image I coloured for the March pencils class at Kit and Clowder.  The image is a digi stamp by The Paper Shelter.

I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils and then layered it onto sand coloured card and patterned paper.  I added some tiny sea themed beads at the corners.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Cardz 4 Galz: All Dressed Up

Good morning!  Today's theme at Cardz 4 Galz is all dressed up.  I've used a digi stamp by La La Land Crafts for my card.  I coloured her with Polychromos pencils.

I die cut the oval and hand stitched around the edges, then layered my image onto the oval and matted and layered with patterned papers.  I finished my card off with a printed sentiment and some die cut flowers.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Men's Hobbies

Hello again.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Men's Hobbies.  I am of the view that men can have any hobby they like, but decided to go with something traditionally male and chose fishing.

I created my card using this brilliant image by Dr Digi.  Doesn't he look pleased with himself?  I printed him on kraft card and coloured him with Prismacolor pencils, then layered him onto patterned papers.  I also added some sticky backed ribbon. 

I didn't want to detract from the image, so kept my embellishment on this one really simple (and free!), using the top of a wine cork in the bottom right corner.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Monday, 30 April 2018

Make My Monday: Embossing - Wet or Dry

Good morning.  It's time for another challenge at Make My Monday, and this week's theme is embossing.  You have a choice of either wet or dry embossing.

I've chosen dry embossing for my card.  I started off by creating embossed panels with white and lilac card using embossing folders, then layered them onto a slightly darker purple.  Then I added some coordinating ribbon.  (The ribbon looks a bit grey in the photo, but is much more purple in real life!)

I die cut and embossed some flowers and coloured with Promarkers in matching shades of purple/lilac.  I shaped them using an embossing tool and a foam mat, and finished them off with pearl centres.  Finally I added a printed sentiment.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian. xxx