Thursday, June 22, 2017

CASology: House..


So I got another Honorable Mention over at CASology for my Father's Day card. I'm super pleased to be on a roll with my HMs

This week's cue card is very appropriate -

Hubby and I are spending the weekend with friends who have just moved and I was about to make them a new home card and saw the cue for this week!

I got very lucky at a recent Craftgang playdate, Ava gifted me a great New Home set - complete with dies!

I used it here for the house and the tree - I thought a mini scene would be fun. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted and I added a bit of stenciling behind the scene to make it stand out a bit more.

Super simple make, I really like the cleanliness of it, kind of how you want your New Home to be right?


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Addicted to CAS: Cheers!


I really liked the theme over at Addicted to CAS this time -

It seemed like the perfect excuse to break out my Winnie and Walter 'Cheers' die.

I smooshed various blue distress inks onto a scrap of watercolour paper before cutting out the cheers.

I love the Unity Stamp Co. 'Hello Summer' stamp, I use it a lot and I thought it would be great here.

I decided to try something different and not colour the image and place the cheers die-cut over it. I am really pleased with the end result and a little bit of bling to add a bit of interest really works for me.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #65..Get Sketchy...


Time for another fun challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time we have a sketch for you -

I like playing with sketches.

I used two quite old stamp sets - Kinda Eclectic by Stampin' Up (starburst) 2015, Unforgettable Today by Dear Lizzy (bike) 2014. I heat embossed the starburst first and then also heat embossed the bike, I felt pretty brave.

I added some washi tape from my stash and the sentiment is a Concord & 9th stamp with a Pink Fresh Studio sticker.

I think it's going to work really well as a male birthday card.

Your turn to show us what you can do with the sketch and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things my teammates have made..

Challenge ends June 30th. Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.


Monday, June 19, 2017

ICAD17.. Week Two


Happy Monday!

Today I am showing you my week 2 makes from ICAD17. See week one here and go to Daisy Yellow's blog for more info.

It was hard to pick a favourite this week, I love everything except my weird hard to visualise in my opinion.

Anyway I've decided to go for Day.10 Sunshine Yellow as my pick for fave..

I covered the index card in patterned tissue paper and then painted over it using Mustard Seed Distress paint. Then I added black paint splatters.

I had originally planned to cover it in a bunch of the yellow MFT flowers that you see, but it didn't feel right, so I added a strip of chevron washi tape and dug around in my random die-cuts pouch and found the Deer.

It all came together so well accidentally, this is why I am loving ICAD random lovely things are created.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day...


Today's Father's Day.

My Daddy is a hoot and I can write a lot about him and generally I do (last year's post).

I've already blown the surprise and shown his card, so I thought I would use my fave photo of us, from his trip to NYC last year.

We were at an NFL game - Seahawks at Jets (I am a HUGE 'Hawks fan), we had so much fun, it was truly a special day, just hanging out together, eating and drinking beer (well I was).

I love my Daddy, he is bonkers, kind, funny and sport mad!

I can't celebrate Father's Day with him today, but I'll be home in August and no doubt, we will end up in one of our fave snarfing spots!!

Happy Father's Day Poppa H, you rule.