Watercoloured Sheep

I've got a peeping sheep card today which I half watercoloured with Zigs and half Copic'd (is that a word?). 
 
Happy Birthday to Ewe card using Eggstraordinary Egghunt by Create A Smile
 
I used the sheep from Create A Smile 'Eggstraordinary Egghunt and watercoloured it with my Zig markers on some Ranger Watercolour Card.  I also used the zigs for the background sky, bird, heart and the card frame.
 
I used a Tim Holtz stencil to create the wall which I heat embossed and then used some distress ink to colour in between the bricks.
 
I added some 'artistic splodges' of black to the sky and then stared at the card for ages thinking it needed something else so I added a bird from Avery Elle 'Let it Snow' and a bee from Lawn Fawn 'Bee Mine'.
 
Sheep Birthday card using Zig markers and Copic colouring
 
I used Glossy Accents on the heart and then stuck on some googly eyes onto the sheep.  He reminds me of Shaun The Sheep from the animation of the same name and which I love and always makes me laugh! 
 
Hope you like it!
 
 
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I've Gone Nuts & Craft Room Storage Idea

I think some of my family and friends would say that I was already nuts but my title today refers to a card that I have made for the Addicted to CAS Challenge and the Code Word is:-
 
http://addictedtocas.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-97-stitch.html
 
And here is my card......
 
Addicted to CAS Challenge - Stitched
 
I cut the acorn and leaves with my Silhouette Cameo and put some stitching lines around them with a white Signo Uni Ball pen. 
 
The sentiment is from a stamp set that I have had for a while now and is by Papertrey Ink and is called, appropriately enough, 'Stitched Sentiments'.
 
The white card was die cut using WPlus9 Sunshine Layers.
 
Addicted to CAS Challenge Code Word Stitched
 
I am still trying to sort out my craft (daft) room after I decorated it back in the Summer but one of the bits I did buy and that I got my husbean to put up at the weekend was some Elfa shelving.  I only discovered it when I was researching ways to better organise my crafty shtuff and as there was 30% off at the time I bought it. 
 
Craft Room storage ideas - Elfa Shelving
 
The 'peg' board is made from metal and all the containers and shelves are made to slot into it.   I have got another shelf to put up and I also want to buy some more containers to put the bits and bobs into that I use most often.  You can see my NEW trusty Silhouette Cameo 3 which I have yet to name, sitting below.  My original Cameo was called Charlie!!
 
You can buy the Elfa Shelving HERE and they even offer a free design service.  I am not being paid for this plug by the way but as I am always searching for more ways to better organise and store my crafting items I thought it might be of interest to you crafty people.
 
Have a great weekend.
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Woodland Card

Just a quickie today as I am a bit behind this week with my blog posts but here's a card I made at the weekend using...again....WPlus9 Forest Friends. 
 
I coloured the raccoon using Copic markers and the popped him on top of some brown card that I had heat embossed with a wood effect stamp.
 
WPlus9 Forest Friends card
 
I then stamped, coloured and cut out using the matching dies, lots of leaves & a few mushrooms.   I used one of the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies, which I think is meant to be for clouds, but I thought it worked equally well as tree foliage.  I then used one of the other Mama Elephant trio dies for the grassy hill at the bottom.
 
Toodles for now.
 
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Barking Up The Wrong Tree?!!

  I hope you have all had a great weekend.  We had some lovely warm sunshine here in the Peak District so I tried not to spend a lot of time in my daft room crafting even though my Cameo has been calling me.....
 
I have made a card though which I am entering into the CASology Week 215 challenge which finishes today so I have got in by the skin of my teeth!!
 
http://casology.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/week-215-bark.html
 
Here's my card.....
 
Entry to CASology challenge Week 215 - Bark

 
As soon as I read the word 'bark' I thought of a doggie but then I thought I could also add a 'bark' effect to the card as a double whammy!
 
I cut the WOOF part of the card out on some brown card on my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file I created myself.  I then heat embossed a wood effect background using white embossing powder.
 
I coloured with Copics and fussy cut one of the dogs from MFT 'You Make My Tail Wag' and artistically plonked him on top, adding a little bone to his mouth.
 
I die cut a little tag from Reverse Confetti 'Flower Wrap' and tied it to the card using some Hemptique twine.

Entry to Week 215 of the CASology Challenge - BARK
 
...and as fast as you can say 'woof' it's finished!!!
 
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Little Christmas Bird

I don't think it's too early for Christmas cards now we are in September so I have made a couple of cards using a fairly new stamp by Woodware called Little Christmas Bird.
 
I love the red and white Nordic look for Christmas so that are the colours I have gone with...
 
Woodware Little Christmas Bird red and white card
 
I used a technique I had seen Jennifer McGuire use in one of her videos where she stamped and heat embossed images on two different coloured cards using the Misti so that they are placed in exactly the same place on each card and then cutting each one in half and matching them up.
 
Red and White Christmas card made with Woodware Little Christmas Bird stamp
 
So after my boo boo mistakes on Monday, I have now discovered that my heat tool is on its way out and conks after each embossing.  I have to wait until it cools down before it will work again so it took aaaaages to make these cards.  And then I don't think the powder has set all that well either.  So a new heat gun has now been added to my ever increasing 'absolutely essential' crafting wish list!
 
Little Christmas Bird by Woodware used to make red and white Christmas Cards
 
Did I say it was my burfday on Monday?  Well I have been asking (no... make that nagging) my husbean that I needed the new Cameo 3 to replace my trusty Charlie Cameo 1 ever since I saw that Silhouette were bringing it out.  Well that nagging hinting paid off...look what I got to play with on Monday!
 
 
I have got a bit of a learning curve as I never updated my Legacy version software as there had been problems with the new V3 software but I had to update for the Cameo 3 and it has worked fine for me so far with no glitches.  Having that dual blade holder is great.  Anyway I am probably boring you non Silhouette users out there so I shall stop waffling on and go back to stroking my new toy!
 
Toodles for now,
 
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