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.
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.
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.
Every 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.
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…
It’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…)
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.
And this is what I finished with…
(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.
I was rather pleased with it, and my drawing confidence is now on the up!
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!
Can you guess which teams they represent?
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.”
So, 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!
I 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!
I’ve made this card with a lovely freebie digi stamp from Birdie Brown – and I’d like to enter it into her November challenge.
I coloured the image with promarkers, and the background paper is from Dovecraft. The words are hand written.
I think it makes a really sweet Grandfather card – if your grandfather is a sweet, little, old man!
I’ve been busy colouring this owl digi stamp from digi stamp boutique, you can see more of my Christmas cards on my facebook page.
A pirate’s life for me!
This week saw my first sale on Folksy (http://folksy.com/shops/shazronnie) – this applique pirate picture, along with a request for a pirate themed birthday card.
I used a digi stamp from my favourite site http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk to create this…
The image is coloured with promarkers, and the letters cut out on the cricut machine. I love the blue and red colours together.
Then I volunteered to also make a pirate outfit, with matching doll’s version.
And then, maybe I might make a little bag to put it in…?
I only had a little piece of this fabric in my stash, but managed to make it into a slightly patchwork affair using some other piratey scraps.
So now it be Sunday – and I be relaxin’ with a bottle o’ rum. Yo ho ho!!