Beary Christmas Watercolour

I am sure I have mentioned this before but I LOVE Lettering Delights cut files....I have built up quite a collection and although I said I wasn't going to buy any more crafty stuff for a while, I gave in when I saw the Beary Christmas Cut Set. 
 
There are so many cute bears in it and this is one of them....
 
Lettering Delights Beary Christmas Cut set
 
I started off by using some mini distress inks to blend a background and then splattered water droplets over it.
 
I then cut out the bear and star using my Silhouette Cameo.  As my Silhouette mat was not very sticky and wouldn't hold my glitter card which is quite thick, I cut out the star with thin card and then traced around the glitter card and cut it out with scissors. 
 
A new very sticky Silhouette arrived the day after - always the way!

Beary Christmas cut set from Lettering Delights
 
I heat embossed two separate sentiments using white powder...the 'Have a Beary' is from MFT Cool Day and the 'Christmas' is from a Waltzing Mouse set which is no longer available.
 
Although you can't see it, I applied some Glossy Accents to his nose to make it shiny.
 
Here are some of the other images in this cut set....there are more.  Click on the image to go to the LD page to see them.
 
Beary Christmas Cut Set
 
 
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A Krafty Christmas Card

I thought I would make a Christmas card today using Kraft card which I haven't used in a while....
 
Christmas Card using MFT Merry Everything and Avery Elle Let it Snow
 
I struggled to finish this card as my heat gun is playing up and so after I had sprinkled the white embossing powder onto the kraft card, it decided to stop.  I think it overheats quickly and then won't work until it has cooled down.  I don't mind waiting as I get on with other things but I forget that there is loose powder on the card and quite often smudge it which is why there are a few white blobs on the reindeer!!  It could be that he has been eating snow and that is why it is on his nose?!
 
Anyway it did eventually decide to blast out some heat for me to finish this card which I coloured using some Zig Clean Colour brush markers.
 
At least I managed to find time to make 3 cards this week.
 
Have a great weekend,
 
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So Tweet - Watercolour

I dug out my watercolours for today's card which I made using a set by Winnie & Walter called 'So Tweet'.  I also used a Merry Christmas sentiment by Woodware 'Hand Drawn Greetings'.

Watercoloured Christmas card using Winnie & Walter 'So Tweet' and Woodware Hand Drawn Greetings
 
I heat embossed the birds using black Versamark ink and clear embossing powder & I then coloured them in using watercolours.
 
I very carefully (after the birds had dried) painted in the background and again waited until that had dried before I heat embossed the sentiment using white powder.
 
I coloured in the lettering with watercolours and then splodged and splattered some Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top having masked off the birds and sentiment first.
 
Winnie and Walter So Tweet watercoloured Christmas card
 
I always find it hard photographing cards during the Winter months because of the gloomy light we have here, particularly at the moment.  I go around the house looking for a place with good natural light and end up contorted in various positions which my Pilates teacher would be proud of, just to get a straight on shot!!!  :-)
 
Toodles noodles x
 
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Jumping Bunnies.....

Hello peeps.  I have been sadly lacking in my blog posts just recently but I am back today with a card that is soft and fluffy - well that is what it this jumping bunny makes me think of. 
 
I have used a stamp by House Mouse Designs that I have hardly used called Happy Hoppers .  When I first got into card making, I bought a few House Mouse stamps at the Hobbycraft Show at the NEC so I thought it was time to get them out and use them to stop me drooling over the latest releases from other companies.  With Christmas coming I am cutting down on my crafting purchases....well trying to anyway!!  It's soooooo hard.

House Mouse Designs 'Happy Hoppers'
 
I first stamped the mouse onto watercolour card using black Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.
 
I then used watercolours over the top and amazingly for me, I didn't make one boo boo during the creation of this card!!  Perhaps my noodle head is emptying itself of noodles and my brain will once again start working as it should? 
 
I won't hold my breath on that one!

Bunny Birthday card made using House Mouse Designs stamp and watercolours
 
I have used MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles and Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies, hammered card and pink card by Papermilldirect.
 
 I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
 

 
 
 
 
Toodles noodles for now. 
x
 
 
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Double Whammy

Just a quick apology to the few lovely people who subscribe to my blog posts, because for some reason my last 2 posts have been sent out by email twice.
 
Now I'm not sure if it's something I have done, because I can be a right noodle head sometimes or whether it's a blogger feed issue.
 
I am trying to work out why it has happened but in the meantime.....and I hope this one doesn't bombard you twice.
 
Oops and sorry!!
 
 
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