Hello! Today sees the start of the month long Creative Fingers Challenge. This month, there's a set of five stencils up for grabs! Accordingly, my inspiration is the end result of me brushing up on my mixed media skills. Unusually for me, I started by making some background papers. I just had the urge to … Continue reading Mixed Media Fun
Hello! It's the start of the May A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge and this month, we have two sponsors, Fred She Said and Artsystamper Digitals. For my inspiration, I've chosen to use Artsystamper's Magnolias, overlaying the outline onto a watercolour digital background from a background bundle from The Hungry Jpeg. I printed the image … Continue reading Magnolias For Mother
Hello! My inspiration for the new Creative Fingers Challenge highlights the lovely Chinese Cranes image from sponsor, Lemon Shortbread in an oriental inspired creation. I printed the Cranes onto regular cardstock and decided to do a little "old school" crafting. I coloured the whole image with Tombow markers and a Dove Blender Pen, something I … Continue reading Tastes of the Orient
Hello! It's the start of the August challenge over at Get Creative Challenge and my inspiration features the Merry Christmas Tree from sponsor Drawn By Krista. Before I printed the image onto kraft cardstock, I quickly changed the colour of the pot from black to brown. I then used my laser printer onto the card … Continue reading A Krafty Metallic Christmas.
Hello! Today sees the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge with our sponsor, Meadow Haven. I've chosen to use their Heart of Gold image to create a card that could be used for a number of occasions, from sympathy to support during a tough time. This card was relatively easy to to make. I started … Continue reading Thinking of You
Hello! Today I'm with Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenge #109, the last for 2017. Hasn't this year just flown by? I hadn't done any watercoloring lately so I thought I'd print this gorgeous outline image, called Christmas Post from All Dressed Up and try out my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Pens on some … Continue reading Kitty Bee Designs’ Aloha Friday Challenge #109
Hello! Today I'm sharing my entry to this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge. I really enjoyed the colour choice for this challenge, it was a pleasant break from the more common pink hues often featured. This is the first time I've attempted this style of card and I combined a few techniques to make it. I … Continue reading Remember This, With A Happy Birthday Stack
After my last watercolour attempt, that I thought was only so-so, I decided to get serious about making a traditional watercolour piece, using traditional watercolour paints, that I was happy with. My father has always said "a worker is only as good as his tools" and, while he wasn't referring to making cards, he may … Continue reading A Balloon Rainbow