Friday, 15 March 2019

Funky Cats

Good morning.  A 'just for fun' card from me today.  I made this one using a stamp by Indigo Blu and a die cut cat.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a bit of white gel pen.  I love the sentiment at the bottom, which is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: To Die For

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is to create something using die cuts.  I've had this castle die for ages and hadn't got around to using it, so I thought this was a good opportunity. 

I layered my die cut image onto one of the Enchanted Forest papers by Crafter's Companion, which I think looks really effective.  Then I used more of the papers for the rest of the card.  I added a "Happy Birthday" sentiment and then added some die cut leaves at the Corners. 

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

Sian. xx 

Friday, 1 March 2019

The Alphabet Challenge - Y is for Yarn (or string or twine)

Good morning.  It's time for a new Alphabet Challenge.  This week's letter is Y, which is for Yarn (although you can also use string or twine if you would prefer).

I used yarn flowers on my card.  I used a tutorial which I found on Pinterest to make these, and adapted it a bit because I like to do things my way!

I used an image by Di's Digistamps for my card, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.  I layered the image onto patterned papers and then added my yarn flowers.

I hope you can join in the fun at this week's Alphabet Challenge.

Sian..  xxx

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz - CAS

Hello again.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is CAS.  I've used this great lighthouse stamp by Stamposaurus, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.  I layered onto navy blue card and added a stamped sentiment.

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

Sian. xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Starting Early

Hi everyone.  I've started early (VERY early) with my Christmas cards this year.  This one was made using an Image by Power Poppy which was one of the Kit and Clowder pencil classes.  I coloured it using Prismacolor pencils.

I cut around my image then layered it onto patterned papers.  I added a wooden embellishment, the Happy Christmas sentiment and some red gems.

I would like to enter my card in the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

I hope you like it!

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz - Wild Animals

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week's theme is wild animals.  I took the opportunity to use one of my favourite stamps.  I love this gorilla stamp but I've had it for a very long time and can't remember who it's made by.

I stamped two gorillas and coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.   I layered them onto patterned papers and added some die cut leaves. 

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

Sian.  xx

Friday, 1 February 2019

The Alphabet Challenge - W is for Wings

Good morning.  The letter for this week's Alphabet Challenge is W, and theme that has been chosen is Wings.

I decided to use two of my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamps for this one.  I coloured them with Promarkers.  I don't use my Promarkers much any more since they stopped making the ultra fine nibs.  I love my pencils too much too, I think.

I created the background using a Gelli Plate.  This was one of my Christmas presents and is a lot of fun.  You will probably see a lote more Gelli Plate backgrounds on my blog in the not too distant future!

I hope you can join in this week's Alphabet Challenge.

Sian. xxx


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Something beginning with T

Good morning.  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Today's challenge is to make a card using something beginning with T.  My 'T' is a teenager, and I've created my card using a digital image by Lili of the Valley, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology book and reads "the sarcasm is strong in this one".  I think I'm going to give this card to one of my sons for their next birthday.  I haven't decided which one yet as they're both very sarcastic.  I don't know where they get it from!

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Fantasy

Hi everyone.  This is a card I made using a beautiful image by Hannah Lynn Art.  I coloured her with Polychromos pencils.

I normally do more layers on my cards, but I loved this image and also the patterned background paper by Crafter's Companion, so I decided to keep this simple. I layered my image onto glitter card and black card, with the patterned paper forming the background behind.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad.

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Planes, Trains and/or Automobiles

Good morning!  It's time for Cards 4 Guyz' first challenge of the New Year.  This week's challenge is Planes, Trains and/or automobiles (you can choose).

For my card, I used a rubber stamp by Deep Red, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  I layered my image onto pattered papers and an embossed panel made using a Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder, then added some metal cogs to finish it off.

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

Sian. xxx

Friday, 4 January 2019

The Alphabet Challenge: U is for Use some Stitching

Good morning and Happy New Year!  I am really excited today to be joining the design team for The Alphabet Challenge blog  .

This week's letter is U, which is for Use some stitching.  The stitching on your card can be real or faux.  I decided to hand stitch my card for this challenge.  I used a cute image by LeAnn's World for this card, which I coloured using Prismacolor pencils.  I die cut a circle around my image and hand stitched around the edges.  I layered my image onto patterned papers and also hand stitched the edges of each paper that I used.  This took me absolutely ages, but it's a technique I love because I always like the way my finished card looks. 

I finished off my card with a ribbon bow and some die cut flourishes.

I hope you can join in this week's Alphabet Challenge.

Sian. xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I'm sharing one of my last cards from 2018.  This one was made using an image by Bloobel Stamps, and coloured with Polychromos pencils.

I love this character!

I wish you all well for the New Year, and will be back soon with some of my new creations.

Sian. xxx

Friday, 28 December 2018

Another Christmas Card

Hi all.  This is another of the Christmas cards I made.  This one was made using an image by Conie Fong, coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

I layered my image onto patterned papers and added a stamped sentiment and some snowflake embellishments.

I hope you like it.

Sian. xxx

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Owls

I managed to make a few Christmas cards this year, although probably not as many as I would've liked. They should now have all been opened, so I'm safe to post pictures of them.

This one was made using a digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas.  I printed it on kraft card and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils. 

I layered my image onto patterned papers and added some wooden snowflake embellishments.


I hope you like it.

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: New Year, New Beginnings

Good morning.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is New Year, New Beginnings.  I decided to go for a bit of a silly one for this.  I thought this image by Dr Digi would be perfect!

I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and layered him onto patterned papers.  I added a printed sentiment and kept the embellishments simple with a couple of buttons.  I added a bit of sparkle to the umbrella because we all need a bit of sparkle on New Year's Eve!

I hope you can join in the fun this week at Cardz 4 Guyz. 

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Snowmen

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is snowmen.  I've featured 2 on my card!  This image is by Digi Stamp boutique, and I've coloured it with Polychromos pencils.
I layered my image onto patterned papers and added some wooden snowflakes and buttons. 

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

Sian. xxx

Monday, 26 November 2018

Elephants

Hi everyone.  This is a card I created using my colouring from one of the recent Kit and Clowder pencil classes.  This image was a freebie with the class, and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.

I used patterned papers to match the leaves in the picture and flowers in colours to match the ones in the pitcure.

I hope you like it!

Sian.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Christmas Critters

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  This week's challenge is Christmas Critters.  I've used this beautiful image by Whimsy Stamps, which was October's pencil class at Kit and Clowder.

I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils and layered it onto patterned papers, adding a stamped sentiment and some wooden snowflakes.

I hope you can join us in this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx