Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thanks so much- card


You may have read yesterday's post where I showed the three tags I'd made. I chose the doggy one to make a thank you card.



I repeated the paint in blue and white over papers from Lollipop Box Club, and this time I added some yellow daubed through sequin waste. 


The seagulls on the paper are fabulous, all in a row.


I used a set of foam backed stamps for the wording, I do like a typewriter font. Outlines in black as per usual...

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sunshiney day tags

Well now, I've had a busy couple of weeks. I've finished at the job I've been in for over 20 years, and I have a week or so before I start my new job, so I'm hoping to get crafting....

In the meantime, I have a couple of things to show you, my desk hasn't been totally neglected.

I made a set of tags, using a Lollipop Box Club kit I'd squirreled away from last summer I think! It was all sunshiney and summery, so I went with it wholesale! I had a couple of projects I wanted make, so the tags were made with an end destination in mind.


I use white tag bases, then added layers of blue, white and yellow acrylic paints, using the LBC sunburst stencil on each of them. I also used papers from the box with little yachts on.


I'd cut out all the elements from the cut out sheet in the kit and used lots on each tag. This one has the Relax arrow and the sunshine.  


The Yay! is from the kit too, and the baker's twine. I went round edges with black pen, and added various matching bits and pieces.


For the next tag I'd moved the sun stencil a bit to the top of the tag.


The arrow and feather and twine are from the kit, the die cut pieces on this tag and the previous one are from Shimelle's Box of Crayons range.


I had a recipient in mind for this one who loves dogs, so the doggie made an appearance!


And for the last one I went full on seaside.


The little envelope from the LBC kit is so cute, and the arrow, Time to chill banner, twine, Sunshiney day, and starfish are all from the kit too. 


I stapled the twine and ribbon to the top of each one. They had dark circles round the punched hole that I wanted to cover up.


Making things in batches makes life very easy. I dug out matching buttons, ribbon, gems, paperclips and used very similar things on each one. It also makes sense when you're getting paints or inks out to make several of things- maximise the drying time!


There you have it, three tags! I'll show you how I use them in the next few posts. I'm inspired to do this again, so expect more tags...

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Top tips video- fussy cutting

Hi, another top tips video to share with you all, using the same gorgeous Stampotique images that I coloured in my last video a couple of days ago.


This time I'm showing you how I fussy cut images, sounds kinda basic, but hopefully there are a few new ideas in there for you! If you like it, give it a thumbs up!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

First time cowboy


A quick layout today, I had great plans for crafting loads this Sunday, but as usual, life got in the way! I settled for a well trodden path, of using up my scraps to create a background. I save offcuts, and branding strips, and they were building up, so it was good to get them stuck down!


It's an easy make, because the layout is pre-set, it's just a case of matching the colours up. This one has quite muted brown, green and burgundy tones, with the odd strip of red.


The words at the side of the photo include the journaling spot- this was my husband's first time riding a horse.


Elements:

Lots of strips of paper from my scrap box!

Alphabet- Thickers- Together
Alphabet- American Crafts- Heidi Swapp- Glitter letter stickers
Crate Paper- Here+There- Stickers
Crate Paper- Good vibes- Stickers

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Top tips video- using watercolour pencils and stamped images.

Hello! I have a little video to share with you today.

I spent a bit of time colouring some stamped images and thought I'd show you how I use my watercolour pencils to make really brightly coloured pieces.



Hope you enjoy watching it, if you do please give me a thumbs up and let me know what you think!

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hello, you. A card


No fainting now, I made a card. For a very special person. I wanted something that said happy, cheerful, smiles :)


I made a scrapbook layout with gorgeous coloured splodges on it the other day- this one...


Sooooo, whilst I was at it, I created a few more splodges pieces of card to use on other projects. Hence, project 1- a card!


I stamped a lot of little Stampin Up flowers onto the dribbles, in matching colours.


Hello, You is from Stampin up as well, highlighted with black and white pens.


Then I added some pearls and sparkly gems to match the colour blocks. A spot of mounting onto punched card, and voila, a happy kinda card!


I'm entering this into the Craft Stamper challenge- click here to see more!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunny day







Sometimes it just doesn't turn out how you want it to.....

I was pleased with the background of this one- I used tissue paper and water to bleed the colour onto the page, and it came out really vibrantly coloured.


But it kinda went downhill from there! I don't hate it, but it's most certainly not my favourite ever layout.


I wanted to document a fun afternoon out we had a few weeks ago in the first of the Spring sunshine, but I'm not sure the colours really work. I do love the little washi triangles- I stuck them onto card and cut them out to form a banner.


Maybe too much pink?


Some fab embellishments on here though, I love that resin heart from Lottie Loves Paper, and the pink camera is adorable!

Elements:

From my stash- white card, tissue paper

Paper- The Bright Side- The Bright Side

Dear Lizzy- Stay colorful- resin shape
Dear Lizzy- Washi tape book
Dear Lizzy- Die cut shapes
American Crafts- Vicki Boutin- die cut frames
The bright side- Puffy stickers
Alphabet- Thickers- Together