Friday, February 26, 2021

Turn a Dove into a Robin!


When is a dove not a dove, when I colour it with robin colours. What do you think have I got away with it.

This is another LOTV Grace release called Kindness and once again I paper pieced her dress to match the papers. The circle and square scallop dies are MFT and the Holly is Penny Black.

I’d think she works as a Christmas card just.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Altenew Rose

 Tulips last week this week it’s the rose even more tricky, I needed four colours to make the rose. Of course the rose die is Altenew expensive die and quite large too. This time I found an old floral embossing  folder.

Sentiment LOTV and MFT banner die. I think honestly I love the tulips better but I have been a bit naughty and brought the Tim Holtz rose that I’ve yet to try out but I blame Kath for that I loved her slimline card she made with it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Paper Piecing

 I love the new LOTV digital stamps, their dresses perfect for paper piercing. I used a piece of patterned paper with a small pattern. 

My biggest dilemma was whether my flowers centres should match the flowers on the pattern paper or red  for the heart and bows. Part of me really thinks I should of gone for red.

The hugs is an old die from Simon says Stamp which I layered twice, corners are old favourites from Lalaland, leaves dies Poppystamps.

So lockdown 3 is slowly opening doesn’t really effect me yet still waiting to be vaccinated although hubby as had his first one

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Owl and a Penguin

 I still had an owl and a penguin left for the Christmas batch I coloured up so I decided to put them together on a card. Still not sure of the floating penguin.

The sentiment is Simon says Stamp and of course my critters are MFT. I found a tiny bag with snowflakes and sequins and decided to use them in hindsight I should of used real snowflakes.

I’ve got some new images that I’ve coloured up to be made into cards so that she keep me busy. Also I need to make a wedding anniversary card for hubby.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Altenew Tulips

 I really liked the look of Altenew create a flower tulip dies, yes they are a bit on the expensive side and I kept putting of buying them but as you see I eventually brought them.

The tricky part was finding contrasting colours which why they are purple. Yes it was fiddly but the instructions were easy to read but they are huge an it was hard to emboss to give the shape after you stuck the layers so possibly will do it again but emboss each layer to give some more of a rounded shape.

I used an old embossing folder for the background, an old LOTV sentiment on a MFT banner die.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ipod and coffee

 Haven’t used a Saturated Canary image for awhile and this one was coloured up and ready to be made into a card. I lacked inspiration last week so kept it simple with a few Musical Notes die cut from a very old MFT die. Sentiment is Tiny Word from Simon Says Stamp.

Thankfully Hubby got his vaccination yesterday, still not sure when I’ll get mine but feeling a bit more positive especially now we have a Wedding to look forward to.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

An Owl cluster

 I still have a couple of MFT critters left over from Christmas last year and I was inspired with last week Splitcoast Stampers sketch SC839 which is a centre small square. I basically just make a cluster of details and ignored the square.

A couple of small Christmas trees cut in a scrap of pink Snowflake paper, layered my Owl made a sentiment strip with white embossing powder. Finally cut a snowflake in glitter card. I think it turned out well but that’s not always a good sign.

The inky embossing folder didn’t work out to plan and all ended in the bin will keep ink pads firmly separate from them in future.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Girl with a Present

 I can remember what sketch I used for this card it was splitcoast stampers although it was from memory so I probably got it wrong but the card is made. 

The papers are so old LOTV I’ve still got bits off with a Mo Manning image. I decorated it with holly made with an old Martha Stewart punch which is still working and the sentiment is a Creative Expression layered twice to help it stand out.

I don’t know how many cards I’ll make today I’m experimenting. With the renew interest in embossing folder I’m going to try and ink some up and make some backgrounds. I’ve always failed in the past but I’m going to have another go.

Monday, February 08, 2021


 The idea for the card was the Less is More challenge a few weeks back for five in line. So I made an extra long washing line there’s a join in the line under one of the garments.

The scallop border and stitched mat are both from Newton’s Nook, the branches holding up the line is from MFT Holly Jolly cardinals. The clothes are of course MFT baby set with scraps of Echo Park.

To finish I used an old Memory Box Alphabet, in hindsight I should of cut down the card a bit rather than try and stick it in the centre.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Rock a bye Baby

 This is one of the new baby digi images from LOTV and whilst I love the image the ocd part of me wasn’t happy with a floating hammock. To rectify this I looked in all my dies to find a way to make it look it was hanging in branches. In the end I found this weeping leaves ones from Memory Box or it could be PoppyStamps they’re kept in the same box. I had to cut it twice so I could layer some over the ends of th hammock. In the end I’m quite pleased how it turned out.

The pattern paper is a leftover scrap from Echo Park and the sentiment is a very old LOTV stamp.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Little Bear

 Not sure if this card works or not. It’s base on a sketch I’ve forgotten whose, I know it have three lines at the bottom which I have used MFT die, the a circle which I’ve used as my image a bear from LOTV.

All at the top I think was blank but I’ve used a Creative Expression birthday sentiment die and as I wasn’t feeling good about the card I added small stars in matching blue card.

Oh well maybe someone will like it!

Monday, February 01, 2021

Trio of Elephants

 Well we made it out of January and the first day of February starts with it being a special day for my daughter as it’s her birthday.

The little elephants are from LOTV they are individual which I put to together, I did try to make them overlap but couldn’t remember how to merge but decided they would have to work like this instead. I did use a black pen to join up the ground.

My daughters living room is grey and white with a touch of purple so the colours on my card matched that. I had some 12 inch purple polka dots card stock and used my old Lalaland filigree corners, with a bit of ribbon job done.