I had the best of intentions of posting more frequently this year – well so far that has not been put into practice! I have been creating just not a lot of cards until this last week. Most of summer has been spent reading and knitting up some yarn which came my way for winter charity collections later in the year. Mostly baby jackets and beanies so far. Nice quick knits with very little seams. If you are interested in what I have made you can see them on my ravelry page here
I needed to get some card making mojo back so I searched for a sketch and found this one.
As a result I made the following 4 cards using different papers, shapes and images. A couple of the cards haven’t got sentiments. My colouring is a bit rusty. I used an aqua marker along with markers, ink pads and stampin up pastels to colour.
Over summer I have also found a little time to sew. These little ladies are always fun to make. I love looking through my fabric and choosing what each lady is going to “wear”!
This little guy is my first ever seahorse, pattern is Salty again by Ricracsews Jodie.
I will be making more of this guy!
Still on the plan (from January!) are alot more of Jodie’s patterns which I haven’t made up yet and a couple more quilts. And you do know that I have loads of stamps here that haven’t been inked up either from my Christmas purchases.
I do have a finished quilt to share but we need to gift if first!
I started with a card base 5 7/8″ x 10 1/8″ scored at 2″ and 6 1/8″. The focal panel is a square mounted on gold card. The focal panel is decorated with punched and die cut tropical flowers. A small section is adhered only to the left opening of the card. One panel is gold striped pattern paper and the other panel is gold card embossed with an embossing folder.
This is a view of the angles – sorry I’m not a very good photographer!
I have had so much fun being part of Bronwyn’s Birthday blog hop. Don’t forget the hop is also happening on Insta.
Today I’m happy to be participating in Bronwyn’s 60th Birthday Blog (&Insta) Hop! This is month 4 of 6 months of hops in the lead up to Bronwyn’s special birthday in lieu of an overseas holiday which has been put on hold. What a great way to celebrate a special birthday.
This months inspiration is from the current Stampin Up Catalogue pages 60 through to 69. You should have arrived here from Catherine’s blog
If you have seen Bronwyn’s creations you know she makes amazing 3D cards.
I wanted to create something a little different and to show stamps can be used for other things other than cards and memory keeping. So I have decided to stamp onto a ready made puzzle and a calico bag, cause you have to keep the puzzle in something!
I stamped my image from Count on me with memento tuxedo black ink and coloured with SU markers and watercolour pencils. I did dab some of the colour off with a piece of paper towel. When I was happy with the colouring I restamped the image outline. When all was dry I finished by painting fabric fixative with a paintbrush over the stamped image. If you try this at home remember to put a scrap of card inside your bag to absorb the extra colour.
I have used the stamp sets Count on me (p61) and lovely you (p63) to create my puzzle design.
To create the puzzle I layed the images onto my stamparatus and stamped in quarters. Once the stamping was done I coloured with alcohol markers
I remembered to take a “before” photo after I had coloured one heart!
Thanks for stopping by and helping to celebrate in the lead up to Bronwyn’s special birthday. Next on the hop is Andrea.
If you missed a link or want to start from the start pop over to Bronwyn’s blog to get all the details of the blog and insta hops.
This is quite an open theme – it can be about someone colouring your world, or about something colourful in your world or about colour -what is your favorite?
As Christmas is almost here I have made a colourful Christmas card. I die cut 5 trees from bright cardstock and used glitter paper to die cut the sentiment. The trees are finished with a silver die cut star.