Thursday, 11 February 2016

Love yourself!

Hi Everyone, I was going to enter this card into a challenge, then realised I had to use their stamps, oh! well another time I suppose. The image is from a progressive challenge, I have already made my one and only Valentine's Day card, so wondered what I would do. I already had the sketch and had decided on the digi papers to use, so what sentiment, well you can always rely on TLC for great ones, and found one in my files, she deserves the box of choccies LOL

I followed the sketch and cut a frame which I embossed with my new folder, laid the shapes out in PS and then printed and cut them out. Saves so much paper this way, I only print what I want. I paper pieced the girl and used dodge and burn to add shadows to her. I coloured her in PS too. I am pleased how she turned out. I added the printed heart and added 3D gloss to the digi button in the centre and a "real" bow. I used a cream textured card for a change, it may seem more cream then it actually is, as I had to take the photo in the dark, gives you an idea of what I did anyway.

Image by Valentine Girl Tickell Expressions at the Outlawz Progressive Challenge
Digi Paper by Paper Garden Projects Folk Art kit.
Sentiment Create with TLC.
Embossing folder Argyle by Die-sire

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Cherry Love!

Hi Everyone, this is a card I made for my hubby, he will be surprised I did one, as it's been a number of years since we sent one another cards for Valentine's Day, he says he shows me love everyday so doesn't need a Special Day to say it, (he is right, he does - Aw!) AND after nearly 52 years too.

Anyhow on to my card. It follows the Outlawz Challenge sketch for this week. I admire those people who can see the sketch in a different form, my mind is too simple for that!

I can't remember why cherries were decided on, but I do love the image. I laid it all out in PS and used blending mode on the heart to make it appear 3D I also added a wood effect overlay, and shaped the text so it appeared to be in the wood, not sure I achieved that though. then printed it with a couple of layers of cherries and cut it out (by hand, my Cameo wouldn't play). The red background paper is pearlised so has a lovely sheen. I 3D glossed the digi buttons. The sentiment is mine!

Image Doodle Pantry
Digi papers & borders Just So Scrappy
Heart PS shape

Sunday, 7 February 2016

For the Love of a horse!

Hi Everyone, today I have a card with an image that is SO like my Niece that I just had to buy it. It's her birthday coming up in a few days and from a small child she has had a great love of horses, so her card shows her as she usually is, (not sure about the horse though LOL) with her beloved Azucena. She has had the horse quite a few years after seeing him on a holiday in Spain and falling in love with him. After returning home and a few weeks of negotiation, she drove back to Spain and brought him to the UK. He has won a few shows and competitions for her. I think she said he is an Andalusian horse. Photos below.

The black is card, the blue is a "Grungy Action" in PS. I printed 2 of the images out, one I had coloured in PS and one to be coloured with my SN markers, which this is. I kept the digi one in case I coloured it badly. I had added a "Grass Brush" to both (I forgot to take edit it off before printing the one to be coloured.) then tied a twine into a bow. The sentiment which I thought suited her well was from the web.

The image is Thelwell Hug

Friday, 5 February 2016

Steam Engine Card

Hi Everyone, an easy card from me today, all I had to do was print and cut it out (with a scissors!) 

My eldest Brother is 80 today, his first job was a Fireman on the Steam Engines of the 1950's, the 2 younger than him followed him onto the GWR Railways. The 3 of them have been avid train enthusiasts ever since, it was so funny when they got together and played vinyl records of trains going through tunnels, with shouts of  "listen to it, he's firing up now" to get through the tunnel.
They were talking of the Severn Tunnel. It is 4 miles 624 yd (7,008 m) long, although only 2 14 miles (3.62 km) of the tunnel are under the River Severn. For well over 100 years it was the longest mainline railway tunnel within the UK, this was on their route on each journey. Go HERE for a fascinating story of how it was built etc. 

Anyhow, this is a Great Western Railway engine, one that reminds me of those "halcyon" days of Steam and of my Brothers stories about it. The envelope was also a printed and cut. Oh! yes they STILL visit any Steam Engine Museum wherever they are in the world and of course the UK. Eldest went to visit somewhere recently and saw the ORIGINAL Engine he started work on, he was thrilled to be allowed onto the footplate and to drive it a short distance. Of course his birthday card, an easel shape, for his special day HAD to be of a Steam Engine! layered and decoupaged. 

EDIT He told me after having the card that he had worked on this particular engine, how's that for Luck!

Steam Engine by Card Buddy 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Have a pint!

Hi Everyone, my post today is a card for my Niece's husband, he likes an occasional drink, and as I couldn't think of anything else for him came up with this, thankfully all the elements are from one digi kit.

I have just noticed it looks like the centre is off centre so to speak!. It isn't in real life, it must be how I have straightened the card in PS, I had a terrible job trying to take the shot as it was so windy, should have taken it indoors! oh! well, too late now. Anyhow, I laid it all out in PS and saved it to print and cut on the Cameo, I added black card to the pointer and snow glitter to add texture to the pint head. I hope he likes it, he's so difficult to make for. Inside it says Happy Beer-thday I think it would have been better to have put it on the front. One of those cards that look great to you, until you start really looking at it.

All papers and details from Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper. Boozy beer kit. Anything Goes

Monday, 1 February 2016

DSC - February Challenge

It's time for the Monthly challenge at

the Theme is 
Scrapbook page with Dots and Stripes
sponsored by 

We were given assorted images to work with and mine was a barrow full of flowers, now what photo to use? I came across a photo of my parents  wedding, I hadn't used Pink Petticoat papers for a while so decided to use her dots and stripes papers plus a couple of others. I added PS masks and played with blending modes and also added colour to the bouquets of my Mother and Aunt. I used digi papers and colours which were used on the barrow and flowers to match. 
Go see the Team inspiration HERE

The Challenge is for digital items, how about you joining with an entirely digital layout? Try it you may like doing it.

Barrow and flowers by Robyn's Fetish
Scrapbook template by Megan Turnidge #61 

Digi papers Pink Petticoat
Elements different designers

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Flower Pig apology!

Hi Everyone, today I have a lovely pig for you. LOL The card was made because, sometimes, I can be a little outspoken when I am feeling down in the dumps and boy have I had the "dumps" this last few weeks.

I felt that I had spoken out of turn one day this week to my lovely SIL, and decided to apologise with a card for her and chose this fabby image by Eastwind. The sentiment is my own. I thought it conveyed that I should have stopped to think before saying anything.

I coloured the pig in PS, however it was VERY pale after printing, so I went over it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I gave the frames around the papers a "stroke" in PS and then saved it all to print and cut with my Cameo.

It seems that she didn't think I had spoken out of turn, told you she was lovely.

Papers by Sweeteshoppe Designs a freebie mini kit. Anything Goes Just add Nature - Pig, not sure if I qualify as this is a digi stamp didn't read anything in the rules which excluded digi stamp.  New - is the Pig digi stamp also haven't used the papers before.