Monday, 20 November 2017

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Hi all!
Recently, my daughter asked if I would make a card for her Godson, Ethan, who was 2 years old and he absolutely adores trains so I couldn't have chosen a better image than this one!
His title is The Conductor and he's available at my favourite digi store Tiddly Inks.

I used a digital paper pack which I found on Etsy. Here's the link Erin Bradley designs.

As Ethan is only 2, I made the card A5 size (nice and big!) and decided not to add too many dimensional embellishments as he'd probably pull them off - as littlies tend to do!!!

Here it is in all its' glory!

Apart from the digital purchases, I have used an alphabet die set for the name in generic coloured cardstock and several stars in glitter card.
My usual Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo pens are used for colouring.
I did stamp some little "screw" heads using free stamps from Creative Stamping mag some time ago.

Hope you like it and I hope Ethan loves it too!


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Friends and Family Tiddly Inks challenge #207

Hi all!

Well, we're here with yet another fab challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenges.
November, in the USA and the UK, is the month for thanksgiving and remembrance so, to give thanks and remember our loved ones, the theme is Friends and Family.
Don't forget to join in and remember there's always a prize for our winning entry. You can enter any project as long as it features a Tiddly Inks image (stamp or digi - old or new!).

This is the card I made using Winter wishes Wryn.

Products used :-
Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo markers
Stickles "fairy dust"
Leonie Pujol snowfall embossing folder
Generic patterned cardstock
Red card
White Gel Pen
White 5" x 7" card base
Stampendous "Snow Buddies" sentiment stamp
Clearly Besotted "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamp

Hope you all have a lovely weekend creating and crafting!


Friday, 27 October 2017

......and back to normal!

Hi all!

At last it feels like normality has somewhat resumed.
Jane has gone off to that there London area to visit her son, then her Mum and lots of other family I expect so I have managed to spend a little time back in my craftroom.
I decided to get back into the swing of things by entering the online challenges over at Cardmaking and Papercraft.

I already had a little card made for the October online challenge as it's one which I made for Papercraft Inspirations magazine a couple of months ago. I decided it would suit the challenge beautifully!

Then I did become creative!
This Christmas card has been entered into the Festive Feast challenge (same link as above).
I had to purchase the lovely Christmas Recipes from Lili of the valley stamps and I wanted to use a Christmas pudding on the front of the card so I found an image online, kinda copied it (rubbish at drawing sometimes!) then coloured it with my "NEW" spectrum noir markers!
( I treated myself to a set of new pens for my birthday!!!)

And there you have it! My first card of the week with a little Christmas sparkle thrown in too!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm just about to tuck into a selection of veggie curries and sides, courtesy of my veggie son-in-law! Yum :)