This is my card using stamps that I bought at the NEC from the lovely Lavina stamps. The sentiment is a mix of two stamps and was rather difficult but well worth it. The circle was sponged with worn lipstick and pickled raspberry distress inks.
Last weekend I went to the NEC Sewing and Hobbycraft show this weekend it was wonderful, lots of exhibitors, artists and great companies. Here are a few photos from the day.
I can not recommend it enough, the mix of stalls and exhibitions was really inspiring. I tried new things meet some wonderful ladies on the silk painting and came home with a new hobby - needle felting. When you are clumsy with plump fingers this is an extreme sport, below are my first attempts. I still have use of most fingers.
This is a card for a friend who became the grand age of 11 last week. She shares my adoration of felines and spring, I found this excellent image at east wind which combined both. She also asked if she could be eaten by an anaconda from Christmas, so she has a healthy grasp on the surreal (I offered to put her in a sleeping bag full of jelly and gone off milk, to help her prepare.)
I do like silver birches in the spring with their lambs tails and fresh green leafs. Although I love them in the autum when they turn golden, so expect to this image again with an autumn twist. Here is an espeaically springlike Squirrel for the whole vibe.
I am entering the card (not the Squirrel, he will not stay still) into the following challenges:
This is my latest pun/offering for the DT for TIOT. The latest challenge is music, I have choosen a designs by Ryn hummingbird and music notes by pink parsley (would you not love to see that on the side of your plate? a garnish that is pink!) the sentiment is computer generated and is called Bleeding cowboy. I had the flight of the bumblebee going round in my head while making this one, it's so fast it makes my head spin.
I am also buzzing round the following challenges for nectar
Please let me introduce Madame Seahorse, is she not delish and glam? Madame is a vision that is a design by Ryn stamp that I masked and then shadow stamped bubble boarder by lost coast designs. The "thank you" sentiment is a favourite inkinkado stamp from their steampunk collection. Madame and the sentiment are decorated in green copics and flexmarkers.
This is my lastest offering it a birthday card inspired by one of my favourite seris of books - Harry Potter. The stamp is stampotique I stamped on a bo bunny pad that I bought from Vicky who has a really good sales page.
We are in the second week of the birthday challenge at TIOT and we would love to see you your work
I can't help it, in my mind I have adapted the challenge tittle of add something pink to "bring out the pink, but the pink's sleeping?" which is normally from pulp fiction and is regarding a gimp. but enough of our pvc clad friends. this very CSA card is for the Lavinia stamps challenge- add pink and is made using a digi image Bryony. The image is coloured using pink flexi markers and copics. I have then added diamond dust glitter to the image.
I am also entering this to the following challenges:
Greetings, This is my entry to the current macabre monday challenge - children of the night. This is my child of the night designed to give total wiggins - her head can rotate 365 degrees and she WANTS icecream (and brains) NOW.... The ingredients were all from Deviant scrap and include - dances with zombie and illkuplli mixed up in a smoking pot of photoshop elements. tootles EE
The latest challenge on Try it on Tuesday is happy birthday with a twist use a mask. I have used an Andy Skinner mask over the back print of number stencil, then stamped over the top with Designs by Ryn circle stamp.
When I was little I used to think that it was human beans rather than being beings... this may have been something to do with some mexican jumping beans that I had with cute little faces in weenie little hats!
I know it's, well cute and it makes me want to just go ahhhhh, almost like a rash.
My justification is that is it for a really nice little person called Daisy, (it would be really bad if her name was Sally and I gave her this card.)
The beautiful image is from the eastwind which is a awesome shop which I found on the most excellent handmade by Maureen blog. This image is a freebie(!) which I coloured with promarkers and mounted on botanicals papers.