Sunday 28 January 2018

Spring Flowers

 Here are my DT cards for Dora this month. Our theme was spring flowers and the magnolia and snowdrops are some of the first spring flowers in the garden. My card was made with  digis drawn by Dora, which you can find on her blog here.
I coloured both with alcohol markers and used papers from the Dovecraft Bohemian pad. Tag sentiments are from Craftwork Cards.
We had a lovely Burn's Night supper last night and did our bit for citizen science with the Big Garden Birdwatch yesterday morning. We got 13 species in an hour, but no starlings or sparrows at all! There is still one more day to join in if you can. We learn so much about our garden birds when we do. It is the first time Steve and I have done it together, now he has retired and is home on Saturdays.
I have finished Steve's Birthday card and made 2 baby cards for colleagues at work today which I will share with you in due course.
Thanks for looking and I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

Thursday 25 January 2018

Rudolf day for January

Hi there! It is already approaching the end of January and so it is time for another Rudolf day over at Scrappy Mo's. For my Cards for 2018 I am kicking off with a wintry woodland scene using stamps from Inkylicious and my faithful ink dusters. I added red berries with garnet liquid pearls and added some snowflakes with fluffy puffy stuff and clear spectrum noir sparkle pen. I added a little to the snow drifts and the deer footprints too. 
My second card was made with an Artful Stamper wood mounted stamp bought many moons ago. It has been about 10 years since I last used it, but as I was having a clear-out I rediscovered it. It makes a very simple and quick Christmas card. I coloured it with alcohol markers and added liquid pearls as the berries. The sentiment is from a Honey Doo set.
I hope you have managed to stay warm in the recent cold snap and the snow or thaw hasn't troubled you too much.
We are looking forward to the weekend as we will be hosting a belated Burns night supper with some old friends and also taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch.
Happy Crafting and thanks for looking!

Wednesday 17 January 2018

No patterned papers

The theme at Allsorts this week is no patterned papers and I made this card last weekend using just stamping so I thought it fit the bill well. The stamps are all from inkylicious and I used the kaleidacolor blue breeze inkpad.
Sorry it is short and sweet! Hope you are having a good week!

Sunday 14 January 2018

Feathered Visitors

We have had rather a lot of different visitors to the bird feeders recently, and both Meg and I managed to get some photos, so I thought I would share them with you.
 first up is our male Blackbird, who is already staking his claim to his territory and chasing off the competition. The next photos aren't the best as they are taken through the slightly grubby window on full zoom to the bottom of the garden, but first we have a chaffinch
 and also goldfinches (top) and greenfinches (bottom). Just in case you were wondering, the glass lampshade prevents the squirrel from reaching the holes on the birdfeeder!
 Then the male Blackcap appeared and has been around for over a fortnight now

 Here is a better photo of the goldfinch.

 The great tit loves the berry flavoured fat candle from B&M!
 The starling is looking very smart at the moment too.
 Bobbin the Robin is always around the garden
 And finally, meet our resident goldcrest, Britain's smallest bird. Don't you just love his yellow mohican?
I am just hoping they all show up for the RSPB's big garden Birdwatch in a couple of weeks time. If you want to join in with the biggest citizen science project of the year, you can find out more here . All you do is commit to watching for an hour and then you can log your sightings online or by post.
Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments

Sunday 7 January 2018

Something New

Here is a card I made with my new spectrum Noir sparkle pens and two new stamps from Bee Crafty. I am loving that sparkle! I might have moaned about breaking up from school so late, but it has been wonderful to have some crafting time after all the festivities have ended. It is back to work tomorrow so I am cramming in an extra post today.
I think this has to be one of my favourite quotes of all time and I intend to try and follow that advice this year!
As the challenges at Allsorts this week and Penny Black and More this month are to show new things, I am entering this card into both challenges.
I hope your New Year has got off to a good start and thanks for looking and for your lovely comments x

January Challenge at Stamping Sensations

Good morning, It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we are looking for

********Cold and Frosty Colours********

As the title suggest we would love to see all those colours we associate with this time of year, blues, purples, silver, white, and I am sure you will come up with lots of ideas to showcase those colours.

Please can We remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image as the focal element of your artwork, not just a stamped sentiment or stamping in the background, this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest
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   I've created a couple of scenes for my DT cards this month using stamps from Inkylicious.  The sky and snowdrifts were ink dusted with Distress inks on the first and the sky was created with spectrum Noir sparkle pens on the second. here's a close-up of the sparkle!

 We have a great prize consisting of a collection of Sizzix products.................
Do pop over to the challenge blog for more details on the prize and take a look at all the gorgeous creations from my multi talented teamies. I look forward to visiting your great entries!
Thanks for looking!