For my card today I have used this lovely Lawn Fawn Image image called Upon A Star with a lovely Papertrey Ink Sentiment.
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Tuesday 28 November 2023
I coloured mine myself and teamed it with these fab papers and an embossing folder to make two different designs for some challenges.
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Tuesday 14 November 2023
We have a new theme for "lace and/or pearls at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration from my teamies and share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.
For my card today I have used this fun "Breezy" image from Mo’s Digital Pencil which is available in her shop here. She is coloured with Copics and I have used a variety of stencils and oxide inks in the background to give her funky appeal. My sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It is from an all time favourite set. I have split it in two for my card but it is in fact just one large sentiment.
Tuesday 31 October 2023
We have a new theme for "Sympathy or Condolences" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. My best friend lost her lovely cat and I made this card for her.
My desk is in such a horrible mess, I actually cannot find the products I used to make this. They are here somewhere! I'm wondering if they are stuck inside the pack of vellum paper but I can't find where I put the vellum or the stamps or the paw print die. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink! If I find the 'gredients, I'll post what I used! In the meantime I can tell you that I coloured my rainbow with my markers and cut a complete rainbow of frames in which to sandwich my vellum. When you look down on the card you can just see the rainbow colours in the frame. And I was left with some fun cut out coloured cardstock to use as mounts on future cards. I wonder where I've put them!
Monday 30 October 2023
I am still uncertain about colouring on Kraft but I loved how this turned out right down to the stamped frame around the image which, because of a little added white pencil, looks three dimensional as if it's impressed into the cardstock which it is not.
Just click HERE to follow the link to the Clubhouse at Mo's Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and check out the Dream Team Blog where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies HERE. Mo also has a "Patreon" Page HERE. There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month (plus tax where applicable) and each month Mo offers treats to her patrons.
Tuesday 17 October 2023
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Tic Tac Toe #230, I used the mid row Autumn colours, die cut & frame (but also the first row which additionally included leaves and twine)
Tuesday 3 October 2023
For my card today I have used this lovely image from Hobby Art called Daryl the Quirky Turkey. You can find the set here
Monday 2 October 2023
My brain went walkabout after a recent holiday and then my computer went crazy and I lost all my Microsoft products and a Network Adapter which enables me to access the internet. As a result, I have been AWOL. But I'm back now with this card using this lovely Mei with Peonies image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I think she looked like my very good friend Susie who also happens to love peonies.
I recently returned from a holiday of a lifetime aboard Cunard Queen Mary 2 and it was fabulous! I was so relaxed that I completely forgot that my teamies at Everybody Art Challenge had returned from their summer vacation and I forgot to make my design team cards. To make matters worse, my computer systems went completely crazy upon my return from vacation and left me without Microsoft products and, more importantly, without the necessary network adapter (whatever that is) to get into the internet. As a result, I was unable to post on my blog these cards for the challenge.
Both cards use a simple embossing folder and these adorable polymer stamps from Mama Elephant called Little Signage Agenda, and some die cut numbers.
Tuesday 22 August 2023
We recently returned from an absolutely fantastic holiday. Fantastic apart from bringing CoVid home with me. It was my third time and, as CoVid experiences go, it wasn't too bad but it's thrown my sleep patterns out and I know I won't be up early enough to post my card so I'm doing it now. My teamies at Everybody Art Challenge are still enjoying their summer break so I looked up some challenges to play along with and used this Penny Black stamp designed by Mo Manning for my card. If you don't have the rubber version (which I used today), this cutie is also available digitally at Mo’s Digital Pencil store. She is called Nurse and you can find her here! My card is for a beautiful friend to celebrate the success of her recent successful hip operation. I found this fun "Hip Hip Hooray" stamp in my stash and I added a teeny tiny little cut out band-aid on the teddy's hip.
Penny Black Saturday August Anything Goes Optional one layer
Edited to add how delighted I am to have been chosen as a winner at Cupcake Inspirations and to be in the top picks at Passion for Promarkers! Thank you so much
Tuesday 8 August 2023
I'm having considerable internet troubles at present and I'm not sure how or when this card will post or if I will be able to actually enter any challenges but I'm hoping for the best. My friends at Everybody Art Challenge are still enjoying their summer vacation (although the current sketch challenge is still open for a few more days).
I'm playing, today, with this fun image called See Ya from Mo’s Digital Pencil. There is a curly haired girl, and also a boy version of this fun image with the characters holding up a driving license and set of car keys. I suspect Mo's intention was for this image to be used for a young person passing their driving test or perhaps going off to college or travelling but by removing the license and the keys, I felt it was a perfect image for any celebration. There is a sort of whoop whoop vibe in the fun arms up display! I always ask Mo for permission to slightly alter her images. They are, after all, perfect in their intended form but I like to get the most out of all my images and this gal looks very similar to my much older intended recipient.
In addition to doing some stencilling in the background, I have used what I hope is an artsy rendition of the famous astronomical clock in Prague. We went there with the recipient of my card for her birthday. The girl is coloured with Copics.
We have a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and we look forward to seeing you there. It's easy to become a member. Just click HERE. And check out the Dream Team Blog where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies HERE.
Tuesday 25 July 2023
My teamies at Everybody Art are on vacation now for the summer so today I have carte blanche to play with my images from the wonderful Mo’s Digital Pencil. I enjoy making cards for my friends and family and I do try to make them all unique but every now and then I hit on a design that I like so much I want to make more than one card using it. This is one such design. I posted the original of this back in July last year - a card I made for the wonderful Mo Manning herself. You can see it here. My soft yellow Copics are wearing a bit thin and I've gone much darker and more textured for this version of the same card. I'm going to need refills. I like my lighter lion better.
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - 4 legged friends
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #239 L is for Lindsey Martin-Penny who tragically lost her battle with cancer a year ago. Lindsey's card often showcased cute fun animals so for my card today, in honour of Lindsey, L is also for Lion and Laughter but also for Loss.
Tuesday 11 July 2023
We have a new sketch theme at Everybody Art Challenge My fellow teamies have provided plenty of inspiration and it makes us very happy when you share some love with the Design Team by joining in with our challenge and leaving comments on our individual blogs.
For my card today I have used this lovely little straight haired girl image called One from Mo’s Digital Pencil. There is a straight haired boy version of this called One-b, and curly haired boy (One-b-c) and curly haired girl (One-c) too. I love that Mo so often provides the same image fashioned to suit a variety of recipients. I coloured this cutie with my alcohol pens and teamed her with these delightful papers from Carta Bella called Baby Mine and a cute Stampin Up duck. And here is the simple sketch for our challenge this week which I also designed.
There is a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and we look forward to seeing you HERE. Plenty of inspiration from my uber talented and delightfully friendly teamies can also be found at Mo's Dream Team Blog HERE. Mo also has a "Patreon" Page HERE. There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month.
Polkadoodles #27 Anything Goes
Monday 10 July 2023
I saw three challenges which inspired me to make this Engagement card.
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - we're going around in circles because if you don't look at the heart or the other letters, the key feature of this card is in fact the circle of the O which makes the ring for this engagement card.
Edited to add how chuffed I was that this card "caught the eye" from the lovelies at The Color Throwdown
Tuesday 27 June 2023
We have a new theme for "Swimming" at Everybody Art Challenge and I am using this fabulous "Snorkle Boy" image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I coloured him with Copics then layered two stencils over the top to give the underwater/sunbeam effect.
I added these fun Marianne design die cut shells, rope and netting (cut from my scraps drawer) to embellish the underwater feel. I also glazed the bubbles for a bit of shine and used this fabulous map paper as my background. There is plenty of water on it! We would be delighted for you to join in the fun with us at Everybody Art Challenge and don't forget to share some love with my teamies by commenting on their cards on their blogs.
There is a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and we look forward to seeing you HERE. Plenty of inspiration from my uber talented and delightfully friendly teamies can also be found at Mo's Dream Team Blog HERE.
Seize the Birthday #264 Number Crunching
Snippets Playground #457 All of my diecuts are from snippets and I'd love to win the prizes