Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: Music

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week's challenge is music.

The stamp I've used on my card is by Lili of the Valley, and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.  I still can't decide which pencils I like best.

I created the background with Distress Oxides and water, and added some die cut notes and lots of little stars.  The stars were from The Works and came in little glass bottles.  I had to glue them all on individually, which was quite fiddly and time consuming!

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


Monday, 22 January 2018

Make My Monday: Fancy Folds

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is fancy folds.  This is something I don't do very often because fancy folds are time consuming, usually involving a lot of cutting and folding.  As someone who works full time, has children and
also does some voluntary work, my craft time is somewhat limited! That said, it's nice to do something a bit difference once in a while, and this was an interesting challenge.  I found a tutorial on Pinterest for a trifold shutter card, and decided to give it a go.  I don't think it's turned out too bad for a first attempt!

This card is actually quite easy to make, using the aforementioned measuring and cutting.  Once I's done the measuring, cutting and folding I layered some pink card and patterned paper onto the various sections of my card and embellished it with die cut flowers and butterflies.  I stamped the sentiment, and finished off my card with a bit of bling.  I'm going to try this again, I think, but with the panels of patterned paper laid out differently as I think you can probably create various different looks with this design.

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

Sian. xx

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Cardz 4 Galz: Anything but Square

Good morning!  This week we are kicking off a new year of challenges at Cardz 4 Galz with a theme of anything but square.  I must admit, I do get into a rut of making lots of square cards, so it was good to do something different.

For this card I used a set of Gorjuss stamps by Santoro.  Everything except the background (which is patterned paper) is stamped and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 

I hope you can join us for a new year of challenges at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz: January Blues

Hi everyone.  I seems likes ages since the last challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  It's my turn to choose the theme this week, so I've decided to kick off the New Year with a nice easy theme of January Blues.  You can make a card on any theme as long as it's in shades of blue.

I created my card using an image by Polkadoodles which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

I made the background using Distress Inks and Distress Oxides, and stencilled on the star background.  I stamped the happy birthday sentiment and the small notes to the left, and die cut the music running across behind the guitarist.

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


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bloobel Digi Stamps: Inappropriate Cat

Two posts in one day!  What's going on? 

This afternoon I am sharing a card I made using this wonderful image from Bloobel Digi Stamps called Inappropriate Cat.  You can find him in the Bloobel shop here.  When I saw this image I knew I had to make a card with him.  I love him so much!  I also have a cat that does this, so he made me laugh (well, I kind of have a cat anyway, but that's another story).

I coloured my cat using Prismacolour pencils and layered him onto coordinating grey card and patterned papers.  I wanted to keep the focuse on the image, so kept the embellishment simple on this one, just using some Card Candi dots in coordinating colours.

I hope you like him!

Sian.  xx

Moonflower Digistamps: Lilly the Dancing Princess

Hi Everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made using Lilly the Dancing Princess by Moonflower Digistamps.  You  can find her in the Mooonflower shop here.

I printed her out on kraft card and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils.  I layered her onto card and patterned papers and added some die cut flowers.

You can see some more Moonflower inspiration on the Moonflower Blog or the Moonflower Facebook Group.

Sian. xx

Monday, 8 January 2018

Make My Monday: Blue and White

Good morning.  We are starting the New Year at Make My Monday with a theme of blue and white. 

I made this card by layering blue and white card and patterned papers.  I stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink and added a coordinating blue ribbon and some due cut flowers.

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

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Bloobel Stamps: Heart Surprise

Hello and Happy New Year!  This was one of my last cards of 2017, made using a New release by Bloobel Stamps.  This image is called Heart Surprise and you can find him here

I think this is a great image for a not very traditional Valentine's card, and since I don't do traditional Valentines then I thought it was perfect!

I coloured him using Prismacolor pencils.  This is one of my first attempts with them (I have been using Polychromos up to now), so I hope I've done this justice!

I'm still trying to figure out whether I like Polychromos or Prismacolours best.  I think they both have pros and cons, so it may just depend on what I'm colouring.

Anyway, all the best for 2018, and you will see some more cards from me soon.

Sian. xxx