Followers

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

…nothing but an enormous drool gland



I’m sharing a fun card featuring a Stamp On It image called Stork.


 No one I know has actually hatched recently, I just made this card so I could play along (again) in Edna’s H is for Hatching, Matching and Dispatching challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  I had to do a matching and dispatching card already, which I needed, and couldn’t snark on those so I just had to play again with a hatching card and a snarky one at that.

As often is the case with me the planning took longer than the making but that’s all part of the fun of entering challenges, actually being challenged.  Once I’d decided on my snarky theme I went looking for some images and found this stork that just had the perfect expression.  I’m rather proud of the poop image as I drew that up myself in Photoshop.  I really think snark is often just pointing out the truth to someone, so I’ve gone in and said it here, with babies you get love and happiness but you also get a lot of poopy nappies.

Not content with just doing up the front of the card I’ve added in another image inside, this time Geeky Love New Parents from Make It Crafty.  I mean I couldn’t just correct the sentiment without a bit of snark.


Over at Inky Chicks they are looking for baby cards, hopefully they won’t mind the unconventional nature of mine.  The humorous tone of my card also fit perfectly with the current challenge at Creative Knockouts so I’m entering it there too.

Ingredients:
Copics
Parents & Baby Skin E000, E00, E11, E21
Baby Mouth R00, R01, R02, R05
Parents Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, T5, T7, 100
Parents Clothes BV08, RV000, RV00, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV23, V12, V15, V17
Baby Blanket B21, B23, B24, B28
Baby Bottle BG10, R00, R01, R02, R05
Nappy B0000, B00, B02, B04
Stork & Baby B21, B23, B24, B28, B93, B95, B97, B99, E000, E00, E11, E21, N0, N1, N5, N7, N9, R59, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, YR15, YR18, 0, 100
Poop E34, E35, E57, E79
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
PanPastel ~ Permanent Green Tint
Papers
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Baby Blue
Mondi Color Copy Paper ~ 200gsm White
X-Press It Paper
Stamps
Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

May the season warm their souls



Made a quick Christmas card today in between loads of washing featuring the beautiful Candlelight die from Tattered Lace.


Over at CASology their current prompt is “warm”.  When I saw that prompt I knew I wanted to use a candle on my card as when I think of candles I think warm glow.  The fact we have Christmas in summer here in Australia and electricity has done away with candles in all but blackouts is irrelevant, I still grew up on traditional Christmas images of wintertime and candles on trees.  With that in mind I went with a grey/blue background for my candle to give the impression of a winter’s evening.

My card follows the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The split in the top layer was the perfect place for my sentiment and I used my new Oxide ink to stamp it, the Iced Spruce going nicely with my Pion cardstock.  C.R.A.F.T. Challenge are looking for Christmas projects so I am also entering my card there.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Citrus, Gold Mixative, Lettuce, Pearl Mixative, Red Pepper, Silver Mixative, Sunset Orange & Sunshine
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark
Papers
Pion Design Palette ~ Blue VI
Yupo ~ 200gsm White
Stamps
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS249 Scribbly Christmas
Challenges
CRAFT #416 ~ Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

…through the dancing poppies stole a breeze, most softly lulling to my soul



Had to make up a sympathy card tonight for a colleague whose father passed away and used Wild Poppy Silhouette from Donna Downey Studios teamed with a stamp from Kimmie’s Sympathy Set by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps on it.


I didn’t expect to have the chance to play along again over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers but this is a ‘dispatching’ card so am joining Edna again.  Hoping for better news when I get in to work tomorrow that may lead to a hat trick if someone is hatching and hopefully that someone appreciates snark!

I’m just under the wire to enter this over at TGIF where their theme is sympathy or get well cards.  Truly one of “those” occasions as they say, sometimes the hardest cards to choose supplies for and the absolute hardest to find words to write inside but I think also the ones most appreciated.

Ended up going with watercoloured flowers on this one using an old stamp, wasn’t sure how old but found blog posts featuring it from 2013.  The sentiment is also from a long since retired set, think I’ve had mine at least a couple of years and bought it on clearance.  With all my old rubber and flowers I am also linking this up at Retro Rubber.

Ingredients:
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Forest Moss & Mowed Lawn
Papers
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Stamps
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps ~ Kimmie’s Sympathy Set
Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Eep! Omigosh!



Last card from today’s crafting is a fun one featuring a number of images from Kenny K Stamps; Big Surprise, Total Drama, What If and Wise Guy.


This card is going out to a male friend who is older than me and will always be older than me so I can keep doing up cards ribbing him about his age.  Helps that he has a good sense of humour and, as he also is a bit of a comic geek, I know he’ll be more pleased than offended to receive this card.

Over at CAS-ual Fridays they are celebrating their sixth birthday by looking for six items on a birthday card.  So that meant I needed six panels and images on my birthday comic.  Just as well Kenny K Stamps have quite a few comic strip images.  The birthday cake was a Kate Hadfield Designs freebie with a magazine, which I cropped the candles out of and duplicated multiple times to go with my storyline.

The colour scheme of the background, the cake and the title ‘Scotto’ were chosen to match the recipient’s footy team colours.  When I’d coloured everything else up I realised I had a lot of white space left around the last female so I added in the blue background.  With all my bright colours I am entering this in the current challenge at Crafting When We Can.

Over at My Time to Craft they are looking for masculine projects, which mine is, so I am linking up there too.  Apart from all the colouring this was a fairly simple card and, with all the busyness of the images, it doesn’t need any embellies or frippery making it the perfect style for a male card.

Wasn’t till I’d finished up all that colouring that I cut the panel down to size.  That’s when I realised I’d not properly centred the title of the comic and the signature was too low down too.  By that stage there was no way I was redoing this but a lesson for next time to do a test run on some copy paper first!

Ingredients:
Copics
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B000, B04, E30, E35, YG03, YG07
Lips E04, R56, R59
Hair Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23 (Blonde), E23, E25, E27, E29 (Brunette), E09, E18, YR04, YR07 (Red Head)
Outfits BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, RV00, RV52, RV55, RV66 (first panel), R01, R02, R05, R08 (third panel), N1, N5, N7, N9, Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24, 0 (fourth panel), G07, G09, G12, G14 (fifth panel)
Cake B24, B28, B39, Y02, Y06, Y08, YG00, YG01, YG03
Candles B28, BG13, BV08, G09, R29, RV66, V05, Y04, Y15, YR02, YR09, YR18
Cake Plate Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
Backgrounds FYG1, T1, T3, T5, T7 (first panel), FYG1 (second panel), BG0000, BG000, BG10, FYG1 (third panel), C0, FYG1, V20, V22, V25 (fourth panel), FYG1, W1, W3, W5 (fifth panel), BG70, BG72, BG75, FYG1 (sixth panel), B00 (background filler)
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Multiliner ~ Black
Papers
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Apple Crush
Stamps
Kate Hadfield Designs ~ Birthday Cake
Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!