Sunday, 25 June 2017

Vincent

Greetings,

I love the paintings of Vincent Van Gough  adore a good pun and have recently bought the new Hipster stamps by Tim Holtz, I really enjoyed making these cards which combined all three.

The painting featured is my favorite,  Almond Blossom, if you get a chance go and see it in the Van Gough museum in Amsterdam, no photos can really capture the ranges of shade and color.


I am entering these into the following challenges:
Snarky stampers - A is for Arty
That's crafty  - keep it simple

Today I went to Lackford Lakes which was beautiful.




Tootles
EE



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Feline sublime


Greetings,

This my entry to the That's crafty challenge which is Feline fine. This chap is part of a stampendous stamp which I have added to an off cut of some die cutting I did, cutting round his paws to give that laid back insolence which so many cats possess.

I think  the image really works in black and white so I left it plain, nay "classic"!

tootles
EE

Monday, 29 May 2017

disco will never die!


Less is more theme this week is SHIMMER and nothing says shimmer more than this glamorous pink sparkly triceratops, seemed only fair to mention disco, because this was probably a fairly common sight at the legendary Studio 54!

tootles
EE

Thursday, 20 April 2017

a walk in the spring


 Greetings,



Greetings,

This is my entry to the Less is more challenge Spring walk. I love magnolias, so here is my favorite Spring elegant flower.

Talking of Elegance here is my entry into Sisterhood of Snarky stampers' challenge Elegant, the quote is from Ovide







Tootles
EE

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Framed

Greetings

this is my entry to the current less is more challenge use a frame, this adorable critter is from Clarabelle studios, I think he looks like a 1970s nerd cat, so the quote strokes his ego!
 Here are some photos I took recently at Lackford Lakes in Suffolk
Spring has SPRUNG!









tootles
EE
 


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spring leaf

Good day,

It has been the most beautiful spring day in Suffolk today which inspired my entry to Less is more which is Leaves using a one layer card.

I used one of my favorite nature stamps, Kelp leaves by Designs by Ryn in mown lawn distress ink and then stamped a magazine freebie for the sentiment. I love the card look at all that white space!

I am also entering this into March customer creation on the Designs by Ryn blog.

Finally I shall leave you with Bury St Edmunds basking in the spring sun!





tootles
EE

Thursday, 2 March 2017

words and jelly fish

Greetings,

 This is my entry to Less is more, which was a sketch challenge this week. This is my take on it using new toys!
 Visible Image  have wonderful new range of stamps out including this one, love sea creatures, colored with Prisma pencils.

I also made this one this entry to the That's crafty challenge Just Words
It is made using an old stencil of a tree on a dictionary page and covered with black paint then mounted on a stamped, gelato background. I highlighted some of the words and phases that caught my fancy, such as "manly attributes" "pedantic" and "tangerine."

In non craft world my Orchids have started to flower and as they love like beautiful floral aliens I thought I would share them.

Tootles
EE