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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Vintage Merry Christmas

I've not had much time lately to do any crafting but I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours this weekend to make a card for this week's Less is More Challenge which is VINTAGE.
 
I struggled with this and quite a few attempts ended up in the bin, but I eventually came up with this card.  I noticed that a lot of pink was used on ye olde Christmas cards so that is what I went with.
 
Vintage style Merry Christmas card
 
I did some watercolouring to create the background and also on the mittens which are from MFT 'Cool Day' and fussy cut them out.
 
I cut out the word Merry using my Silhouette Cameo and stamped the 'Christmas' below and then adhered the front to a matching pink card base.
 
Of course I had to add some dots and stripes to the mittens but that was it.  A really quick card to make although the time it took to get there was waaaayyy longer than I wanted.
 
So here is the card I made before this one which I didn't throw in the bin but I'm still not sure I like it. 
 
Let it Snow Christmas card
 
And I won't even show you the card that ended up in the bin although my husbean said he liked it....no accounting for taste I suppose!! :-)
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Ombre Christmas

The challenge over at Addicted to CAS this week is:-
 
https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2402150841229007153#editor/target=post;postID=4494964031796821743
 
When I saw the code word, my mind immediately thought of a Mexican in an ombre sombrero with the words 'Happy Birthday Hombre' below - that's how my sometimes odd mind works!  Anyway I decided I wouldn't go with that idea and made a Christmas card instead...
 
Ombre Christmas card using blended pink distress inks
 
I used Clearly Besotted's Birch Background to heat emboss on some watercolour card and then blended Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks over the top.  I cut out the trees using MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles and used the negative part to make a frame around the outside.
 
The word Noel was cut out using a Stampin' Up! die and again I used the inks to 'ombre' the word slightly and layered it up on some adhesive foam which I also die cut using the same word.
 
Ombre Christmas card entered into Addicted to CAS Challenge #101
 
I still think the Mexican idea was a good but I loved how this one turned out and it means one less Christmas card to make!
 
Toodles Noodles,
 
 
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One Layer Card Challenge

I am entering another one layer card for the challenge today over at Simply Less is More and the theme is: 
 
 BOOKS/LITERATURE
 
I have used a digital stamp from Sassy Cheryl called 'A Good Read Maddie'
 
Sassy Cheryl - A Good Read Maddie digital stamp
 
I used my Copics to colour in the stamp and without thinking I die cut it out using WPlus9 Sunshine Layers.  Then it struck me that I had to make a ONE layer card and a lot of 'bothers', 'oh poo'  (and worse) came out of my mouth!!! 
 
Anyway - I then realised I could attach it to another die cut if I made it slightly larger and folded over a small portion at the top to make a tab.  Voila!  Problem solved and yet another card making crisis averted. 
 
Notice I have photographed it with a slight side view so that you can see it really is a one layer card!
 
A Good Read Maddie digital stamp from Sassy Cheryl
 
This card making process was 'not soothing to the soul' although I always find colouring in very relaxing.
 
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Toodles noodles,
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New Baby in The Family

Last Friday, 4th November I became a Great Aunt when my niece gave birth to her first child, Eleanor.  She and her husband are finally back at home after a week in hospital settling in to being new parents.
 
To say I was excited is an understatement!  In fact in all the excitement I totally forgot to make a new baby card for them both!!  So here is the card I finally got around to making.
 
New baby card made using a digital stamp by All Dressed Up Stamps
 
I had to make a card featuring a bear as we call them the 'Bear' family so I bought a digi stamp by All Dressed Up Stamps on Etsy and used my Copics to colour it in.
 
I added some Glossy Accents to parts of the bear and bird, some white dots with a Uni-ball Signo pen and added a little silver glitter bow to top it off.
 
New Baby card made using a digi stamp and copic markers

Toodles noodles,
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