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A colony of Easter Bunnies!

Digi images from Digistamp Boutique

Bunny rabbits galore!

Felt inspired to make some Easter cards – with enough time to get them posted before Easter!
I love these bunny images. They are coloured with promarkers, then I tried to make each one different – because that’s much more fun than making 6 all the same.

Easter card

This is my favourite – and it’s made only using paper. I took a lilac polka dot card blank, added a scrap of pink polka dot card and a scalloped circle cut on the BigShot. I embossed the circle to make that dotty too and to add a bit of texture.

The flowers and butterflies are cut using a hand punch. I drew freehand on them with a fine sharpie pen, and added colour with the promarkers. The flower stalks are just green card strips, drawn on with the fineline sharpie. The flower pots are also drawn freehand and cut out. I wrote the greeting by hand too.

Easter card 2

This is my other favourite, and it used up lots of ribbon scraps which is a bonus! I don’t know where the butterfly came from – I found it in the box of potentially useful bits and bobs which gets bigger and bigger by the day! The greeting is hand stamped.

I hope you like my cards, and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy Easter – hopefully there will be (chocolate) bunnies waiting for you on Easter morning.

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Relax… it’s mother’s day! (soon!)

mumbathEvery mum knows that the key to happiness is an undisturbed dip in the bath – glass of wine in hand makes it even better!

This is the card I have sent to my own mum, I know she was so happy when we finally got a lock on the bathroom door!

The image is from jellypark and I have coloured it with promarkers. I think the papers are from Dovecraft, and the ribbons are from my ribbon drawer!

Linking up with the jellypark challenge blog for this month’s challenge.

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Sentiment is key – Jellypark blog challenge

Because I just discovered Jellypark digi images and I love them I decided to join in with their challenge this month, which is all about the sentiment. Their challenge blog is here.

And here is my effort…

DSCF0865It’s a different colourway than usual because I chose the backing papers first. I wasn’t sure about the beigey-pink sort of colours but I think it works quite well. Because this challenge was about making the sentiment centre stage I decided just to layer it up with some scalloped circles cut on the bigshot. I like the finished effect and will probably make some more! (Will add it to the to do list…)

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30 days of creativity – day 5 – festive wedding couple

I love to get card commissions which are a little bit tricky!

The request was for an acceptance card for a Christmas wedding. I did not have a suitable rubber or digi stamp, so i decided to draw my own! The customer described them as a broad and bearded man, and a slim lady with ginger hair.

So I started to draw. These are my first two rejected attempts.

rejected

And this is what I finished with…

xmasweddingcouple(I’m quite happy to share, so right click and save the jpeg if you like and make your own handmade card.)

Then all there was left to do was to colour it in with the promarkers, add a bit of glitter and make it into a card.

Christmas wedding coupleI was rather pleased with it, and my drawing confidence is now on the up!

 

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One smart cookie

cookie gift tag

It’s nearly the end of another school year and a friend asked me to make some gift tags which she is going to put on some jars of cookie mix. (There are lots of recipes on the web – like this one for example.)

I drew the cookie to make my own digi stamp – not the most difficult thing to draw but here is my image if you’d like to use it!! (Just right click on the image and save.)

cookie didg stampI printed mine onto a light brown card, then coloured over with promarkers. I cut it out, then I cut a tag with my cricut machine – you could cut a simpler tag if you don’t have a fancy pants machine, or use a luggage label type tag.

onesmartcookieHere’s a jpeg of my greeting too.

DSCF0272I printed a sheet of greetings, then it was simply a case of gluing all the bits onto the tag and adding some cute ribbon. I drew dots around the edge of my greeting with a black fineliner.

I quite like the cookie theme for a teacher’s leaving gift – watch this space; I might make a card next!

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A league of Father’s day cards!

Today has been all about football.
I hate football. It takes too long and there are too many rules.
But it’s nearly father’s day and men like football. Or at least they like an excuse to swear at the telly.

I got this digi image from http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/ and it has been very popular!
football collage
Can you guess which teams they represent?

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A hobbit house card (aka – finding out I can still draw a bit.)

I like a challenge when it comes to cardmaking. People are always saying things like “can you make a card with a spaceship – spinning wheel – labrador in pyjamas motif?” (Not that combination exactly, but I like to say I’ll try anything!)

So, my friend Claire (she has a lovely blog here – check it out!) asked me to make a card for her husband. With a hobbit style house.

I could not find a suitable digi stamp anywhere on t’internet.  “How hard can this be?” I thought. “I have a GCSE in Art. I’ll draw one.”

DSCF9817So, here is the card I made. I coloured my image with promarkers and embellished the card with a wooden heart button, and some eyelets (because I tidied up my craft stuff and found my eyelet setting tool.)

 

And I was thinking, perhaps other people would like to have a hobbit house image to colour, so here my image. I use lots of freebies so it’s about time I gave something back!

hobbithouseI think you should be able to right click on that image and save it to colour yourself. (I am happy for you to use it for handmade items for personal use, and happy for you to sell the handmade items on a small scale.)

I’d love to see any cards you make using it so, please, do let me know if you do!

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