Saturday, 17 February 2018

Caturday: Walk cat

Saw this gorgeous tortoiseshell an white snuggled up in the hedge bottom while I was out on a walk recently. It was a freezing cold day so I don’t know why she hadn’t gone home. Anyway, the minute she spotted me, she ran off... hopefully to somewhere a bit warmer.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Waterfront - simple scenes for all occasions

I thought I’d end a week of Waterfront projects with lots of simple cards made using this fabulous stamp set. As you can see, it’s suitable for all occasions, including get well cards, sympathy, birthdays, masculine cards... 

We’ll be using this fabulous set at my upcoming Hygge Night – please book here and join me for a relaxing evening. 

By the way, that's the last time I make a sympathy card “just in case”... sadly, I needed it within two days.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Waterfront - faux watercoloured scene

My Facebook followers will already have seen this, I hope (head here for more fun and frolics). It’s my attempt to create a faux watercolour scene using the Waterfront stamp set and inspired by this Youtube video from Aussie demo Linda Dalke. 

I’m hoping to get this to a stage where it can be one of the projects at my next Hygge Night - booking is now open and places are going fast!

As you can see, it didn’t go right first time...

Monday, 12 February 2018

Mix It Up Monday: Waterfront (new favourite stamp set!)

I had very little enthusiasm for this colour combination from my In Color charts
but when I finally knuckled down to make this Mix It Up Monday project, I fell in love with it. 

I love the purple mountains and the blue-green trees. I think it's the greeting from the Lots of Happy Card Kit that makes it though... it reminds me of one of those vintage railway posters that I love so much. Hmmm... perhaps I could attempt to recreate one?

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Caturday: Our visitor

This beautiful black cat has been visiting us frequently, but not regularly, lately. He first appeared just over a week ago, dashing in through the back door as if he lives here. And he nearly got away with it too, as we already have a black cat, Mr Winky.

Since then he’s been back a few times - he chirrups beautifully at the back door, then comes in for snuggles. He' s absolutely adorable, very friendly and affectionate. He's also been seen at the local pub, which is about a mile away. He’s entire, which doesn’t help. So we’re currently trying to find out if he’s a stray or just a Six Dinner Sid.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Lots of Lavender meets Calypso Coral

Ok, who knows about plants? What looks a bit like lavender but has Calypso Coral flowers? Maybe foxgloves? Stocks? Just wanted to show that they don't always have to be pinky blue.

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3. No obligation to run a business, or actually, do anything else at all - you still get to keep the kit.

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Waterfront beach scene

Dreary February is brightened up with a cheery beach scene create with the gorgeous Waterfront stamp set. The greeting comes from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder is reminiscent of a beach hut. Love it... yes, even the colours!

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