Friday, 15 March 2019

The Flower Challenge #30 Reminder


It’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this time it’s everyone’s favourite, “Anything Goes”.Well, as long as florals are the focal point of course! I whipped up another super quick card this time as life is still chaotic. Fingers still crossed it’ll settle down soon. 
I used the Clearly Besotted Pretty Pansies stamp set and stamped it with Jane Davenport’s Squid Ink in Cave Black. I used my copies and polychromos pencils to colour it in and then fussy cut it out. I embossed a 5x5 card with a chevron embossing folder (make long forgotten, story) and added the flower with foam tape. I used a sentiment that the lovely Clare gifted me, I think it’s a Lawn Fawn one, cut in black card to finish. Super quick and put to shame by the amazing cards my team ones have made! I really wish they weren’t all so talented!
We can’t wait to see your entries, please remember to check out our rules if you’re not familiar with them and if you can include our cue card below, even better!






Monday, 4 March 2019

The Flower Challenge #30 Anything Goes



It’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this time it’s everyone’s favourite, “Anything Goes”.Well, as long as florals are the focal point of course! I whipped up a super quick card this time as life has been somewhat chaotic of late. Fingers crossed it’ll settle down soon. 
I used a Stampendous Poppy stamp set and stamped it with Jane Davenport’s Squid Ink in Cave Black. I’m loving this ink as it’s a hybrid ink and so you can watercolour or use alcohol markers with it. Great for when you change your mind at the last minute! I used a mix of spectrum noir sparkle and zig clean colour pens to colour in and then fussy cut the elements and glued them onto a 5x7 card. I squiggled in a border with a black fineliner and then added some gunmetal stickles to the flower centres. Super quick
We can’t wait to see your entries, please remember to check out our rules if you’re not familiar with them and if you can include our cue card below, even better!




Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Flower Challenge #29 Use your latest stamps and dies

Blimey, February already which means that it's time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this time we want you to use your latest stamps or dies.

|I was supposed to be on a stash diet, but when my local craft shop had this Sizzix Natural Florals die on sale a couple of weeks ago, I succumbed! I die cut it out of some glossy card on which I'd created a background with brushos. I trimmed some orange card to fit a 6x6 card and then embossed a piece of white card with an old Spellbinders double sided embossing folder. I added a sentiment from the Mama Elephant, Occasional Labels stamp set (I've had this set for a while, but it was the first time that it'd been inked up!). True to form I got an inky mark at the top of the card and so had to add a few sequins to cover it. 
We 't wait to see your creations this month, please ensure that you check out our rules and if you could include our cue card in your post we'd love you even more than we already do!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

More from the Aall and Create Workshop

We spend the most of the first day making journals, using an Eileen Hull die and then decorating them with brayers, acrylic paint, stencils, baby wipes, stamps, rub ons, stickers and pens. Lots of layers to build up to the finished result, which I was reasonably happy with. I pushed myself out of my blue/purple comfort zone which I think is why I'm not madly in love with it. It was a great fun day learning though.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

The Flower Challenge - Pink and Grey Reminder Post

It's time for our reminder post over at The Flower Challenge and we want to see your beautiful pink and grey creations still. Please remember to check out out rules to make sure you're in with a chance of winning.
I used the Altenew Dahlia A & B stencils to create my card. I applied a Dreamees Dinky Inky pink ink with a blending tool through the first stencil and then blended Weathered Wood distress ink through the second stencil. I then trimmed them down a little to add a small pink and grey mat behind and glued them onto a 6x6 card. 
As per usual I got some inky smudges on it and so I used a large wooden word from Papermania/Docrafts to hide some of them. I rubbed over it with the Weathered Wood ink pad and once dry glued it into place, that didn't quite hide all the marks and so a few sequins rescued it!

Monday, 14 January 2019

Willow and Herb

Willow and Herb complained that they were not getting enough attention and so I promised to share some photos of them, especially as I haven't finished my project for today! Please excuse the scattering of poo, I'm just hoping that the new bunnies are better at toilet training than these two are.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

New Additions...

No crafting today, but the title of my blog does allude to bunnies so.... In 3 weeks time when they're old enough to leave Mum, these two adorable bundles are coming to be house bunnies. As I'll be coming home to an empty house, I wanted some bunnies for company. Williow and Herb are happy outdoors, I think Willow would enjoy being a house bunny, but I think it would be too much for Herb. He's built up his confidence massively, but still doesn't really like much human interaction. He flops out happily snuggled up to Willow though. 
The new bunnies, two male Netherland Dwarfs, will live in my kitchen and lounge so thankfully, I've got a few weeks to bunny proof it! They're agouti (wild rabbit coloured)  and so are less brown and more grey than in the photo, the only problem is going to be telling them apart!