Saturday, 21 October 2017

IT Ant

It was recently my Hubbie's 50th Birthday, how did that happen, he was only 21 when I met him and that only seems like yesterday.

He is a gamer/IT/gadget guy and all of the cards I've made for him over the years have reflected that and this one is no different.

I saw this image ages ago and as the guy was wearing an Atari t-shirt I knew it was perfect. My hubby has been an atari fan since the first days of the 2600 machine, in fact we have all the variations of all the machines atari produced, yes he is a collector lol.


Ingredients
Image: "DIY Ian" Doctor Digi
Dies: XXL Stitched Squares from Crealies
Card: "dark charcoal" 65lb Recollections from Michaels
Paper: "mankind" Simply Creative

Copics
Skin - E13, 11, 00, 000
Hair - T6, 5, 4, 3, 2
Jeans - B99, 97, 95, 93
T-shirt - N9, 7, 6, R29, YR07, G28, G17, B26, B24, Y15
Ground - E43, 42, 41
Computer - N6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Jungle Friends Elephant

Another inspired by Therese, she thought the elephant would look good sat on top of the MFT happy die, now I didn't have that die but I remembered I had the Papertrey Ink One Liner dies. This worked out perfect and the card was a dream to make.

This is day 6 of the colouring challenge, so far more than half of the images have been made into cards, I am hoping that by the end of the year I will have made them all and shown them here too.


Ingredients
Image: "jungle Friends" Katzelkraft
Sentiment: "label maker" mft and "one liner" Papertrey Ink
Paper: "mankind" Creative

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hero Arts Goldfish

This was the first stamp layering set, that wasn't flowers, that I ever really wanted. I ummed and ahhed over it and it had been out quite a while before I bought it and I am so pleased I did. It lined up a dream and looks so effective too.

I was inspired by a card in Septembers Making Cards magazine and it made me want to pull out this set and get making, thats the beauty of magazine, blogs etc it helps you rediscover forgotten stash or buy new stuff too lol.

The watercolour background was achieved with cheap Aldi tube paints and two layers I was so surprised that they kept their colour and were so bright after they dried, I was expecting a more muted look. Not much else to say except I enjoyed making this card and its one more of the list.




Ingredients
Image and Sentiment : 'Goldfish" Hero Arts
Dies: "wonky stitched rectangles" MFT
Inks: "jellybean green, gumdrop green and sour apple" all MFT, "cocoa bean, summer sunrise, Orange zest and smokey shadow" all Papertrey ink
Paints: Aldi watercolour

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Take Control

I am a fan of your next stamps and as soon as I saw this set I bought it. I then proceeded to loose it and it was gone for six months. I was about to order it again when I cleared out a forgotten bit of my room and there it was. I was so shocked and happy. This was the first set I had ever lost and not found shortly afterwards. I did think maybe I hadn't bought it and I dreamed it lol.

Anyway the remote control has arms but no legs and he looked a bit odd to me so I stamped and added the legs from the stamp a character set. I then used blueprints 31, this is by far the quickest and easiest blueprints to date, and viola a card is made.




Ingredients
Image: "boys toys" Your Next Stamp and "stamp a character" Also Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: as above
Card: "charcoal" from Michaels
Paper: "mankind" Simply Creative

Dies: Blueprints 31

Monday, 9 October 2017

Dolls House

I have always loved dolls houses, as both a child and adult I have been fascinated by the items that you can make and buy to fill the rooms. One of my crafty friends shares the same passion and fascination although she does have an actual house whereas I only dream about one lol.

I had bought the decoupage version of this a few years ago and when there was a sale at just inklined I bought the digi stamp version. It was quite a challenge to colour as the image is fairly small (well the size i printed it lol) but I did like the finished result.

Another of the 30 day colouring challenge images made into a card, woohoo.



Ingredients
Image: "dollhouse" Just Inklined
Sentiment: "keep it simple - birthday 3" Papertrey Ink
Paper: 'Bonnets and bowties" Nit Wit for Lili of the Valley
Card: "grape jelly" MFT
Dies: Crealies XXL Stitched square and basic edges 2 and scalloped edges 2 both MFT


Copics
Roof - BV29, 25, 23
Brickwork - E43, 42, 41, 40
Grass - YG17, 25, 03
Path and Base - W6, 4
Blue - B06, 04, 02, 01, 00, 000
Pink - RV14, 13, 11
Shutters - V29, 25
Door - Stampin up Winter Wisteria Markers

Friday, 6 October 2017

Birthday Cheers

Day 4 of the challenge and although I did colour on day three they haven't made it onto cards yet, I add yet as I have cards planned.

I love Digistamp Boutique images especially the guy ones, they seem to capture the comic element without being harsh. I haven't made this for anyone but more to have in case, I don't normally make cards without a person in mind but as I am constantly chasing my tail this year maybe I ought to.

Good old blueprints 31 again but I changed up the sentiment strip and I like it, might be a go to design for quite some time.

Also this is a new paper pack, opened today I have left it on my desk as I can forsee lots of guy cards with this one.



Ingredients
Image: "harry with Beer" Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment: "wet paint holiday tags" Papertrey Ink
Card: "midnight Muse" Stampin Up (retired in colour)
Paper: "mankind" Simply Creative
Dies: Blueprints 31 and sentiment label strip all MFT

Copics
Skin - E13, 11, 00, R02
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Shirt - E09, R08, 05
Jeans - B99, 97, 95, 93
Beer - E35, E57, B93, R08, E51

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Penny Black Birthday Bears

I have been watching a lot and I mean a lot of youtube recently and I discovered Therese from Lost in Paper, she is based in Australia and her laugh makes me giggle too. I saw a card she made with the bears and circle sentiment and I immediately thought I could use that idea for my friends 40th Birthday card, I have two friends turning the big 4 0 this year so I made two but I won't show that until after her birthday.

This was day 2 of the colouring challenge in September and woohoo more made into cards.


Ingredients
Image:  "birthday bears" Penny Black
Sentiment: "happy birthday circle frame" MFT
Paper: "Party Patterns" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and shaker pouch dies all mft
Sequins: Neat and Tangled and Pretty Pink Posh