Friday, January 28, 2022

Dad Dancing

Good morning blogland,

As promised (or threatened?) I'm back again super quick!

This post is to let you all know there's a new challenge over starting today at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - as always the theme is Anything Goes.  Please remember though, as it's a colouring challenge, we only accept anything that has some hand colouring part to it.

This week the challenge is sponsored by Doctor Digi, who very kindly allowed us to pick an image to use.  I was very happy to be able to use Dad Dancing and isn't it a brilliant image! The Best Dad in the World in our house doesn't dance - but I'm sure if he did he'd do something like this and TTT would be doing exactly the same thing, though, probably with added rolling eyes! And you've got to use a sarcastic tone in your internal voice when you read the sentiment - TTT would certainly be doing that!

This is my make:

Supplies used:

Digital stamp:
Doctor Digi - Dad Dancing
coloured with Copics

Rubber stamp:
Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips: Birthday

Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips: Well rounded
Un-branded stitched die rectangles

Anything else?
Computer generated sentiment (DAD The Man, The Myth, The Legend.)
Striped card

What I did:
Re-sized the digi and created a sentiment above it with Word then printed out, on Copic friendly paper, and coloured in the image.
Die-cut out the coloured image and striped card with co-ordinating dies from the set.
Glued the striped card to the card blank, then glued the coloured image to the striped card.
Finally added 3d foam to the die-cut sentiment and attached that to the coloured image.
et voila, job done!

Would love if you could find time to pop over to the challenge and join in - I love looking at other peoples cards and my Teamies have created some great inspiration to kick off the creative juices!

Right I'm off now and will be back tomorrow!

See you soon,
Signing off,


Krafty Chicks Challenge: #596 - All Occasions

Cardz 4 Guyz: #288 - Something beginning with 'P' - mine is Polo shirt (or even, more cheekily Proper Embarrassment!)

Thursday, January 27, 2022


 Good afternoon blogland,

This is the start of a flurry of posts from me over the next few days - and I'm posting at this time today as it's a busy evening for me.  

TTT's going to be home from school shortly wanting her dinner, then I'm off out jogging, when I get back it's straight into dinner for me and hubby and I, finally, get to sit down around 8ish! Tues and Thurs are jogging nights and busy!!  Rest of the time I'm twiddling my thumbs, no, really am - don't laugh! Well that's what TTT thinks anyway! :-)

I won't waffle on too much as I won't have much to say in other posts.  So, moving swiftly on, here's todays' offering:

Supplies used:

Some Odd Girl - Lazy Day Kaylee
coloured with Copics
Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Background

taylored expressions - Simple Strips : Well rounded
Whimsy Stamps - Connected Rectangle
Creative Expressions - Noble Collection : Double Stitched Squares

Anything else?
Un-branded embossing folder
BoBunny - C'est La Vie Collection (patterned paper)
Distress Ink and blending tool
MDF flower.

What I did:
Re-sized and printed the digi stamp, coloured it in with my Copics and fussy cut out.
Die-cut a square of linen card, embossed with the folder and inked it with the Distress Ink. 
Die-cut the rectangle with more of the same linen card.
Attached a piece of patterned paper to the card base, glued the panel to the paper and the rectangle shape to the embossed panel.
Put 3d foam on the image and sentiment, then popped them onto the card. Finally glued on the MDF flower.

et voila, job done!

Still practicing staging my photos and using the light box - a learning curve I can tell you!

Hope all is well in your worlds and be back soon,
Signing off,

Challenge / s:

Passion for Markers: Week 625 - embossing

Gem of a Challenge: Challenge 2 - Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and more: Challenge #421 - Make your mark

Use Your Stuff - #440 - embossing

Seize the Birthday: #230 - embossing

Monday, January 24, 2022

Trying something new

Absence and the heart growing fonder and all that stuff!

Good afternoon blogland,

Another absence on my behalf - again no real reason (other than busy with DT cards that I can't show yet!) but here I am now and this week I'll be here a lot more!

I felt like trying something new after all my 'work' cards were done and decided that new was no-lines colouring. I'd brought an 'Ink on 3 'Fade-out'' no line colouring ink-pad way back when I went to a craft fair last year that I'd not used, today I decided that had to change! Now I've admired no-line colouring since it was a 'new thing' way back when but not had the gumption to give it a go - today I decided to be brave and go for it.

I don't like my colouring of the rose, but other than that - wow! Love the soft almost water-coloured look that the ink disappearing gives, so pretty! I can imagine that it will be very difficult to colour more detailed stamps, but for a first go, and this stamp, I'm well impressed.

As an aside, to get the same 'no-lines' look with a digi stamp - do y'all just print the image fainter? Or is there a trick I'm missing?

I'm still getting used to the new light box - adjusting colour hue and brightness, sure I'll get there in the end!

And, so, card:

Supplies used:

Rubber stamps:
Stamping Bella - Bundle Girl with a Rose (image)
coloured with my Copics
Catherine Pooler - Note of Thanks Stamp Set (sentiment)

Go-kreate - Frilly Frame No 2 set

Anything else?
Random scrap of patterned paper
300gsm white card - to make card base
HobbyHouse - Rhinestones

What I did:

Cut the white card with one of the dies in the set to create the card base.
Stamped the image with 'fade out' ink onto Copic friendly paper and die-cut it out, from the same set of dies - and coloured it in with my Copics.
Stamped the sentiment on the cut and coloured panel.
Die-cut out patterned paper with another die from the same set.
Glued the image to the paper and the paper to the card base, then attached some rhinestones.

et voila - job done!

Not sure if I'll get back to the blog midweek but will definitely be here end of the week - watch out for me!!

Signing off now,
See you soon,


Passion for Markers: Week 624 - use a die

Watercooler Wednesday: WWC333 - All About Occasions

Crafty Catz: #579 - Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Colouring Medium (and why) Ooooh now I wonder what do I like colouring with most????  Hmmmm, could it be, maybe, perhaps, possibly - Copics!!!! I love how they blend, love the colour range and the colouring system (colour groups, hues and intensity). Second choice would always be Prismacolor Pencils - but they rarely get a look in these days.