Friday, 29 July 2011

More Tatty Teddy

I've been umming and ahhing about whether or not to buy the Docrafts Tatty Teddy cd rom recently launched on Create and Craft.  I really do love this little bear, but do I want to spend that much on a cd when I have so many other things on my wish list?  Tough one!

Until I make up my mind, I bought this little stamp to keep me going.  I'm quite surprised at how small some of the stamps in this range are. Anyone else think this?

Anyway, he's very easy to colour.  Ice Cool grey 1 and 2 Promarkers for his fur and Artic blue for his nose. The brolly was coloured with Versacolour Orchid ink pad - the same one I used to create the background.

I've also treated myself to the Waltzingmouse Gingham &Co background stamps - they're fab and I can see them being used alot.

As you probably expected, I used my super, brilliant, fabulous, I'm so in love with it, Silhouette to cut the doily and also to make a mat for the punched out word window label (Stampin Up).  The scalloped edge was also done with a Stampin up punch - Scalloped edge.

Hope you like it and don't get too bored with all the Tatty Teddy cards I'm sure will be appearing very shortly.  I get the feeling the cd was very popular.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Less is more week 25 - Recipe - Button or ribbon

Hi all, hope you're well. 

Sorry I've been MIA recently.  I think it must be something to do with the summer months when my mojo goes on holiday and I lose all interest in crafting and blogging and my garden wins my attention, hands down.  After a lot of grafting this weekend my garden is looking beautiful.  I'll put some piccies on for you to see when I get a minute.

Anyway, I have managed a little card for the  lessismore challenge this week (I've missed a few weeks recently).  The theme is a recipe of button or ribbon to feature on your card.

Here's mine:

I've used my free Tatty Ted stamp from last month's Creativity magazine. Isn't he cute? 

The background paper is Pink Petticoat and my buttons are a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the heart shaped button is a Sizzix Sizzlet die which I covered in Anita's 3-D gloss.

I don't usually make A6 size cards, but the reason behind it was I found an envelope inside the Creativity magazine asking for a donation of a card to the Cancer Research charity,  so this is my donation. I'm a keen supporter of this charity as we lost our beloved dad to cancer 15 years ago at the age of 57.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to be back with Mr Mojo soon.  Take care and have a good week.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Thanks a lot

I think this will be the quickest post ever!  I have my dauther's Graduation ceremony today and 1 hour to get ready.  I didn't want to miss the lessismore challenge for a third week, so this is my entry.  The theme is a one layer card and something with legs.

I made this thank you card for a friend who is a crafter but not into stamping.  She gave me loads of stamps she got free from various magazines (including the Daisy and Dandelion one I've used on my card).  I coloured the image with Prismas and the sentiment stamp is from Studio G.

Right, got to go and get myself ready.  Have a good weekend.


Friday, 8 July 2011

Here comes summer

Hi folks.  I expect you think I've gone nuts with the title of this post with the miserable weather we're having at the moment. I'm forever the optimist that the sun will come out to stay at some point.

I made this card to go into the secretcrafter challenge which is 'here comes summer', but I'm also going to enter it into a few more challenges who have an anything goes theme:

I created the sky background using a template cut out on my Silhouette and Adirondack Stonewashed ink.
The waves and palm tree were also cut out on my Silhouette.
The image is Surfabella from Stamping Bella and coloured with Promarkers
The coconuts are Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.
A bit of Kraft paper has been used for the sand.

Those waves look a bit terrifying to me, but I'm sure the fearless Surfafella will love them.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend.


Monday, 4 July 2011

Happy 71st Birthday, Mom

Firstly, I'd like to say hi to my new followers and welcome to my blog. I hope you pop by often.

This is the card I made for my mom's birthday.  It was very much inspired by Julie who's blog I visit often.  She makes beautiful cards and I've admired her great talent for ages. 

I used a Sizzix embossing folder, Nellie Snellen corner die and the flowers were cut on my Silhouette.  I inked the flowers up with gold ink - unfortunately, it doesn't photograph well and looks very dark in the photo.  The gold mat has a slight sparkle to it which again doesn't show up in the piccie, but it's very pretty.  The sentiment was done on the computer using a mix of fonts.