Saturday, 23 February 2019

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge 129 - D is for Diet

The season of pancakes, Hot Cross Buns and chocolate eggs is approaching and with this in mind, Edna has chosen D for Diet as our new theme at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

A balanced diet is, of course, extremely important - that's why we were born with two hands!

I've used stamps from a recent issue of Creative Stamping along with some texture stamps from the Gentleman Crafter's stamp set.  I stamped and masked the image then created the background with sponging and stamping. The cake and wine are stamped separately and fussy cut.

Please note - I coloured hair. I need to go for a lie down in a darkened room now. Thank you.

While I'm recovering, why not share your own diet themed work with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers? You could be our next Queen or Princess of Snark

Les Parapluies

No, I've not turned French,  neither am I turning into Renoir (but we can all dream)…

I'm getting quite fond of DL cards again, for some reason. In this case, because it gave that rain further to fall!

First I stamped the umbrellas and sentiment, then masked them and stencilled the raindrops over the card. keeping the blue pretty faint towards the top and darker towards the bottom, the way water, whether it's rain, showers or fountains seems to go (gravity, I suppose). After removing the masks, I coloured the brollies in with Promarkers in bright sunny colours to liven up a rainy day.

I am sharing this with

Cardz 4 Galz - Weather
Shopping Our Stash - Make your Mark 

Friday, 22 February 2019

City Gent

I've had this 'tache washi tape for ages and ages and thought it was really about time I used it.  I stamped a similar moustache and spectacles (I think this was a mag freebie stamp but it may be an old Studio G one) on skintone card. And before any arguments start, it's the skintone of most London city gents! Plus brown or yellow wouldn't have worked with the washi tape. Added googly eyes and made the sentiment with a hand held Dymo label machine. The button is a classic gent's suit button.

I am sharing this with

The Male Room - Anything Goes/No Designer Paper

Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Christmas hearts

For this card I have used the lovely - and very useful - optional sketch at Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme is "Have a heart". Do you think I've used enough hearts?

The die and the snowflake embossing folder were magazine freebies and the heart embossing folder is from Santoro. I've added some Scandi-style heart washi tape and foiled heart backing paper with a stamped sentiment.

I am also sharing this with Fab 'n Funky - Christmas

Meow's it going?

This stamp came from a set of cute Siamese cat stamps came with an issue of Making Cards last year and I've not used them anywhere near often enough. Somehow when I want a cat stamp I automatically go for the Katzelkraft set and my others gather dust.

I stamped the kitty in brown and coloured it with pencils. The sentiments in the set are all tiny, and I wanted something rather bolder with more impact so I used one from a different set.

I am sharing this with

AAA - One corner (I decided not to use the optional music theme as all my music stamps are unsuitable for CAS cards)

Addicted to stamps and more - Clean and Simple

CASology - Furbaby

Sparkles Monthly - Include an animal

Sweet Stampin - Love your pet

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

A pop up box at Back to Basics

At Back to Basics and Beyond this time we would like you to make a pop up box. There are lots of tutorials and ideas available online - we have a couple of links for you to check out over on the blog. I tried making one once before and struggled with it, so I was delighted to find this set of instructions at Tinyrose's Craft Room which makes it really easy as long as you have a scoring board.


I used paper and stamps from Craft Consortium's English Garden range and used pencils to colour the images and acetate strips to hold them in place.

I am sharing this with Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Include an animal

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Snowy sparkles

The word Christmas is stamped in gold and heat-embossed with a gold sparkle embossing powder, then the word Merry stamped on afterwards.

The trees are stamped in green then drizzled with white PVA glue, with a thicker layer along the bottom for texture, then sprinkled with white glitter. Unfortunately it's such a gloomy afternoon I had to use flash for the photo so the glitter on the trees has reflected it and doesn't look as white as it does in real  life.

A couple of strips of spotty washi tape "frame" the Christmassy landscape.

I am sharing this with

Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - use some green

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Winter Trees

Jingle Belles - All that Glitters