I have made 3 ATCs using Linda Luckin's flower stamps. I used Distress Inks for the backgrounds, stamped and masked the flowers then stamped a script stamp over them. I coloured in the flowers, and used Glossy Accents, Krylon Pens and an embossing pen round the edges, dragonfly brads and Primas to finish.
The challenge on House Mouse and Friends this week is Lace it Up. I have used lace and sticky paper and fine glitter to make a lace effect strip on the edge of my card - it doesn't really show up too well but it is lace-look! Then I stamped my image and watercoloured in the mice and coloured the dragonfly with Sakura glitter pens and added glitter glue to the wings. Finally I punched out some flowers to match the matting and added Stickles to the centres.
I made another House Mouse canvas for another friend's birthday, this time using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and Copper Stickles and Copper Dabber, and stamping and colouring the image and message before adding it to the canvas, finally finishing off with some Primas and stamping round the sides.
The challenge on Penny Black Saturday is No Cards Allowed, so I have made a skinny. I used some K & Co paper to cover the mountboard skinny, and stamped my Penny Black Warbler onto cream card and clear embossed him. I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, and also round the edge of the skinny. I stamped a word in the same way, and added some brads, an eyelet and black fibres to finish off.
The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Animal Antics (oops - this challenge has been delayed for a week). I used my Stampendous Changito the Monkey stamps, stamping Changito and some foliage, bananas and words! I watercoloured them in with Adirondack Ink Pads, matted it on to the card and stamped more little leaves all round the edge, colouring them in also.
The current Anything Goes Challenge on Craft Swap Forum has been set by She and it is Christmas. So I have used my new Penny Black Owl stamp, watercoloured him in and matted him onto a red card with a message and some glitter glue.
The challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is to use Bright Colours. I need a card for my great-nephew's birthday next week, so have used my Cuddly Buddly Robbie stamp, watercoloured in brightly! I have used some bright Papermania papers, a Cuddly Buddly greeting and a chipboard 5 that I inked.
There is a new challenge blog, House Mouse and Friends, and their first challenge is to make something with the theme New. My niece is expecting her third baby any day now, so I have made a New Baby card using a Happy Hopper stamp, Love Bunny. I covered my card in lemon backing paper, stamped my image and watercoloured it in, and stamped a quote and message and matted them on too and added some flower/button embellishments to finish it.
The new challenge on MTTC this week is a recipe - use One Ribbon, Two Buttons, One PaperFlower and some Glitter. I made a LO of Louise, using BG Sugared Collection paper and button stickers, and added some ribbon and a big pink flower which I Stickled!
The challenge on Arty Girlz this week is to use no patterned papers. So I inked up my card with Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, splattered with some water and sprayed some Bronze Glimmer Mist on. Then I randomly stamped with some Graphicus Elusive Images stamps the background and also a main image, which I had also inked the background in the same way. I matted this onto my card and edge with a Gold Krylon pen.
Here is a 6 x 6 scrapbook page I made, using Linda Luckin's Narcissus stamp and a photo of our Narcissi in the garden this year. I used Brenda Pinnick papers, a rub on and some tapestry stamps for the background.
Here are 2 skinnys I made with Linda Luckin's new flower stamps. I used Brenda Pinnick papers for the background, stamped the images on and coloured them in and used various small stamps and messages for the backgrounds and some Primas to finish off the Bluebells one. Finally I edged them both with Krylon pens.
I have made a card with one of Linda Luckin's fab new range of Flower stamps. I stamped and water coloured the image, adding orange glaze Sakura pen to the centre, then matted onto orange card and patterned paper to co-ordinate. I added a stamped greeting and some Prima flowers.
The new theme on MTTC this week is Cats! I stamped a cute image and water coloured him in, then matted him onto plain and patterned papers, added a circular message and some flower embellishments to finish it off.
The new theme on My Time To Craft is Christmas so I decided to make my card in a different colour scheme to the 'normal' Christmassy ones I do! I stamped my Penny Black Snowmen and water coloured them in, and matted them onto orange card, together with some patterned paper to match. I punched an orange snowflake, and added some brads and a message to finish off!
I made a House Mouse canvas for a friend's birthday recently. I inked up the canvas with Distress Inks and dabbers, stamped an image and some words and coloured them and attached to the canvas, and decorated with Primas and Stickles. I stamped mouse footprints round the edge of the canvas, not sure if it shows up very well in the photo.
The new theme on Penny Black Saturday is No Pink! So I have used my Penny Black iris stamp and coloured it with Marvy Le Plumes to stamp the image, matted onto some papers and added a message and some punched flowers and Stickles - no pink in sight!
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!