Thursday, 26 May 2016

Rose frame

Hi Everyone, I had my Cameo out to cut one of Shirley's cut file templates for a change, she generously gives out freebies on her blog and I don't use enough of them. I intended to use this a different way, but it cut out so well I decided to just put some paper behind, Shirley even supplied that in her file, but I wanted dramatic! so used a different one and then it was finished.

I added gems and some metallic wax rub, I have had for years. It has given the black a lovely coloured sheen as you can see in the close up. Sorry the main photo is at an angel, but the straight on one was blurred! and I wanted to get this posted.

 DP paper by Debbie More Art Deco Rome CD.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A pig

Hi Everyone, a card today with a little character that I love, well I have told you I am a Pig in the Chinese calendar, so piggies are a favourite of mine LOL.

Anyhow, I have followed the Sketch Saturday sketch and also used this fab image Hamlet PigWit in the planter and the sentiment from From the Heart Stamps. I coloured him in PS, then used a PS shape to make the centre circles, I used the Cameo to print and cut them, as well as the corners and a strip of the same colour as the bottom layer shape, to make the border for the corners, which I embossed, then embossed some card to lay them all onto. Nuvo drops to finish around the circle and on the centre flowers, to small to be seen - sorry.

DP by Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper.
Embossing folder by Memory Keepers


Sunday, 22 May 2016

A daffodil girl?

Hi Everyone, the image for the Art by Miran challenge is so appropriate for me, don't you think? I used quite strong colours as they are the colours of Wales and she has a daffodil doesn't she? I followed the Outlawz Sketch Challenge for this week. Great, 2 challenges done in one.

I used some cross stitched embossed card, my SIL got for me, don't know anything more about it, I tried it, as the card I usually colour on isn't that good, and, I think it worked, looks like a canvas. I followed the colours of the Design Seeds FloraPalette_9.

I coloured it with my Spectrum Noire markers and used digi papers by Julie C Designs, the daffodil behind the image has a free overlay by Tracy Wray at Art by Miran. backed with red card. I edged the image with grey marker and fussy cut her out. My colouring has a lot to be desired, but not tooooooo bad? I have added a close up of the image so you can see the card texture, shame about the colours outside the lines!

Thought I would add a few garden piccies, taken at 9am in the morning on what was going to be an awfully wet day.




right of garden

left of garden

Friday, 20 May 2016

Dog on scooter birthday

Hi Everyone, another male card, it's for my Great Nephew who lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

 I had in my mind a "Par Avion" with an aeroplane on the front, so went looking for an aeroplane in my digi stamp files, I had already done a transport card recently here I knew I had other images and this beauty, Dog on Scooter by Gerder Steiner, jumped up at me.  I thought it perfect for the adventurous young man he is. Goodbye aeroplane hello scooter LOL

I used a template of stripes by Delicious Scraps to make the airmail paper, I duplicated it giving them the red and blue colours, although they are a little faded for some reason, I didn't think it mattered. It was the illusion of the airmail I wanted. The map paper is by Marisa Lerin at PixelScrapper

I used red Stickles for the heart in the birthday sentiment and the other sentiment is by dhariana at Scraporchard, I overlaid red instead of the original colour to match the card, he will be coming home in a few months for his Sister's wedding, that's why I used it.

All done in PS and cut and print on the Cameo for the dog and the arrow. I didn't 3D anything just layered them, as it has to go a long way in the post.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fairy and kitten

Hi Everyone, Firstly I have to apologise for not commenting on everyone's card. I laid aside a few hours yesterday to catch up, I did a LOT, so much so that Blogger wouldn't let me comment any more, at least not without matching grass pictures etc to prove I wasn't a robot! I had had enough after about the fourth, so decided to mark all as read. I am so sorry. I did flip through the images on Blogger too and I missed some beautiful and funny cards.

Anyhow - No 3 of the 3 in a day cards.

This is for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge, the image is Fifi by Ppinky Dolls, as always all laid out and coloured in PS, I followed the "vintage" colour theme for the challenge at

I dry embossed the background paper, then die cut the shape behind the image and used the waste as corner "buttons", I added 3D gloss to the buttons. The sentiment came from the web. I followed a sketch I had in 2011, sorry don't know where from, just that it has CPS199 as the file name. The curved square shape is from Pixelscrapper, DP's by Dawn by Design. Embossing folder is by Memory Keepers. Die is by Tattered Lace.

Outlawz Progressive Challenge Colour embossing

Monday, 16 May 2016

Just a note

Hi Everyone, here is the second of the 3 cards I did in one day, something unheard of, for me.

The card is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, I used the Cre8tive progressive challenge image isn't he cute? Then I found out I was too late for the Cre8tive challenge! duh!

I coloured him in PS and laid it all out to print in PS, then fussy cut it out to layer it all. I used a die to help the "with love" message.

Outlawz Sketch Challenge 

Thought I would let you see Mum starling feeding one of her 4 babies she brought to the garden this week. I had to take it through the window, hence the reflection of the sofa around them, so I attempted to PS them, not successfully, but a little better. 
Original photo


Our Prunus 'Amanogawa' Japanese flowering cherry
the first time, I think, I've taken it with cloudy skies, but it's going over so quickly, I had to take it while still in flower.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Motor bike fan

Hi Everyone, nothing produced for a few days and then 3 in one day! Today's is for my Niece's husband. I was told that he has a motor bike in his garage that he looks at longingly, I believe it needs a little work! I decided to look through my files for a motor bike and this fabulous image came up, it suits him, as he is a very young 52 LOL.

Anyway the card! I laid it out following a mojo sketch and coloured him, following the colours of the paper, in PS, then added the paper and layered it on black paper added black Nuvo drops and some 3D gloss on his specs. My SIL came up with the sentiment for me, she had seen it on the web, I think.

Image Dr Digi 2 fat boys
DP's ScrapOrchard Transport  Man or Boy.  Father's Day or Masculine