Sunday, 28 September 2014


The challenge at Addicted to CAS this time had the code word 
Isn't that sweet, I can think of a lot of things which are cuddly, including my son's new puppy Minerva, Mini for short, whom I am to meet for the first time on Tuesday.
Here she is
Cuddly or what!

Anyway I don't have a puppy for you I have a couple of bunnies from A Day for Daisies. Their challenge this time is Anything Goes
I think they're quite cuddly too! These have been coloured with Mirage pens
The Hello die is from Mama Elephant.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Mostly Words

I had a wonderful time in Guernsey last week. We stayed at a lovely hotel called the Old Government House in St Peter Port just a stone's throw from the town and the harbour.
Among other things we managed to go to a concert of a French group of Musicians, playing early music on original instruments... viols, lutes, baroque guitar and violin, plus one chap who played every size of recorder. It was terrific!
The weather was very kind... we had sun most days. Here I am on a beach, not quite warm enough to sit but splendid for a walk along the sand. I'm not exactly sure where this was... road signs in Guernsey seem a little sparce!
Here are my cards for this week's Less is More challenge which is entitled Mostly Words.

This card has a huge distressed sentiment from Lili of the Valley, heat embossed with Verdigris embossing powder and over stamped with an Inkylicious floral stamp in Encore Gold ink. The corners were shomped with We R Memory Keepers corner chompers.

This one was cased (plagiarised) from a card my son had sent to him... it appealed to me so I made one like it!
 The die-cut letters are from Memory Box and the rest is computer generated.
This last one is simply some Scrabble letters downloaded from the internet and cut out, then mounted on a black background. Once more the rest of the sentiment was computer generated.
Now to get back to normality and hopefully losing the pounds I must have put on in the last week. We had some amazing food!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Face the Music and Dance

The title of this week's challenge at "Less is More" takes me back to Sunday afternoons when I was a kid watching movies with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers... I loved them. Such elegance!
Anyway, enough of that, the challenge is to have a card with some reference to music or dancing!
I love this little bird from A Day for Daisies, with his bit of music on his wing and tummy. I coloured him with Mirage pens and cut his mount from a Dienamic pierced circle die. The sentiment is computer generated in Sunshine Poppy font.

This is a Technique Tuesday image stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercoloured  also with Distress Inks. I overstamped it with SU Gorgeous Grunge dots. The manuscript in the background panel is from Artemio and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Here isa gorgeous Quentin Blake image from Docrafts. Wily Wonka really looks as though he's dancing to me.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I am in Guernsey for a week's holiday. We have never been here before and have been looking forward to it enormously. I'll let you know all about it when I get back!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

I see the moon (just)

The challenge at AAA Cards is to include the moon.
Here is a one layer card using a stamp from Penny Black called 'Before the snow'.
I masked off an area of the card with Post it notes and cut a circle for the moon. It's kinda subtle!
I stamped a few trees with Versamark and then gently applied pastels to the ink. The sky was done without any ink, but merely rubbed with a little colour. I then removed the moon mask and stamped some more trees with Versamark adding a slightly darker shade. After stamping off the edges  of the panel with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, I then removed all the masks and stamped one tree in the foreground, adding the sentiment from Memory Box.
Look what the postman brought today!
My first long suffering Cuttlebug has cracked in several vital places, it almost exploded at one time and the handle keeps coming off , so before it gave up the ghost completely I treated myself to another. I couldn't bear the thought of being without one even though I have an EBosser.(It doesn't go backwards like the new versions do apparently). I need that feature to be able to adapt dies to different lengths. So here's my new baby.
I got 15% off from Hobbycraft by joining their craft club or something like that!
Happy Days!