Saturday, April 9, 2016

Happy Birthday

I bought a half dozen Distress Markers recently and started doodling with them.  This is the result - easy peasy flowers!

I'd like to enter this into:

Neenah Solar White Card
Grey Card
Distress Markers: Candied Apple, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass.
Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Watercolour Lily

More watercolour practise.  This one ended up as a card.  Wouldn't like to admit how many attempts end up in the bin!

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for visiting. Ger x


Arches 140 lb cold pressed Watercolour Paper
Neenagh Solar White card
Mix of tube watercolours and Brusho powder watercolours
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages

Friday, April 1, 2016

Anything but a Card at Craft for the Craic

This month at Craft for the Craic we want you to make - Anything but a Card.  We welcome all types of crafts so let's see what you've made!

Inspired by Dawn Woleslagle's beautiful shaker tags, I plugged in the Fuse Tool to make some shaker bookmarks.  The stamps were white embossed onto watercolour paper then I had fun adding layers of watercolour and Perfect Pearls splatters and spray.  

The fuse tool has worked perfectly up till now and looked to have sealed all the edges properly but some of the tiny bits were escaping.  I think it's best to add double rows of fusing when you have very small shaker elements.

Can't wait to see what you've crafted for the craic!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

I made this card for my niece's first baby, and die cut the button wheels, heart and Congratulations out of pink fun foam.  The 'pram' is a circle, using a half and a quarter.

I'd like to enter this into:


Neenah Solar White card
Impression Obsession striped background
Hero Arts bubblegum ink
Sizzix circle dies
Simon Says Stamp Surprise Party
Paper Smooches Wise Die - Congratulations
papermania alpha stickers

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

OCC Watercolour Homework

Found some homework from the recent Online Watercolour Card Classes that I hadn't shown.

The lesson was showing how a simple brushstroke can be used to create leaves and flowers.  Very enjoyable class.  I added some splatters and some green Adorable Scorable card.

See you tomorrow with another card.

Ger x

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Food and Drink at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

These two cards were so fast and easy! I wanted to do something for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Food and Drink, and I wanted to use the Freshly Brewed stamp set and my new Distress Crayons.  

Using the Distress Crayons, I scribbled blocks of colour onto Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper because the surface is slightly slick and the crayons went on beautifully.  I smudged with my finger here and there and then stamped.  So easy!  

The 'New Job' sentiment was computer generated, cut up and scribbled with more distress crayon colour before popping up on foam.  The Happy Birthday is from Simon Says Clear Stamps Birthday Messages.

I'd like to enter these into:

Thanks for visiting! Ger x


Freshly Brewed blueprint stamps
Distress Crayons
Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper
Papermania Textured Card
Neenah Solar White card

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mid-month inspiration at Craft for the Craic

This month at Craft for the Craic the theme is 'Luck of the Irish' and I've made a card with the colours of the Irish flag.

The green splatters were made with Brusho watercolour called, aptly enough, Emerald Green.  The stitched dies and the balloon dies are from Simon Says Stamp, as are the stars and sentiment.

There's still plenty of time to play along at Craft for the Craic.  Looking forward to seeing how you interpret 'Luck of the Irish'!

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Base Card : Easons A4 300gsm white wedding card
Ranger Archival Inks : Viridian and Jet Black
Simon Says Stamp set Shoot for the Stars
Hero Arts Ink Poppy
Cosmic Shimmers gold spray
Brusho Watercolour Powders