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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Elephants on parade - oh and a horse or two

Some more CCC15 cards for August. Yes I had a colouring session or two and then found other elephants already coloured.

First off here is another horse pair, this time combined with Crimson Brusho on the card base.

Here are my assortment of elephants



Thanks for checking these out.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Christmas Furry Friends

Well they are not all furry but they are cute critters so here are the first few of my August CCC15 cards, I know I need to do the July ones!











Monday, 17 August 2015

PowerPoppy Shabby Chic

Last night I received a text cancelling this morning's lessons because my students grandma had been taken very  ill and was at the A&E department. Exactly one month after my Mum had been taken ill so I really felt for them all. Thankfully they have got her health under control so I was able to make this little get well card using the PowerPoppy shabby chic challenge.



The image is a digital one from PowerPoppy and I used Victorian Velvet distress ink along with Copic White and Copic Markers to create this card. The embossed panel is made with a Sizzix folder and was a gift from Angie. I actually had to invest in that folder as it is part of a pack of two lovely ones.
Here is a slightly closer view of the image.

Here's to improved health all round and a good week.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Rose for Mum



My last card for my Mum - to go on the flowers at tomorrow's funeral. I miss her so much right now - she always had the answer when you needed advice and we loved her deeply.

I will also add a little card from Tess her Springer Spaniel - Tess is living with us now and has settled well. This is Tess at the park on Thursday.




Sunday, 19 July 2015

Creative Therapy

Anyone who doesn't colour will probably not understand why I spent a good while making this card on Friday. My Mum was dying, I could not do anything and I make a card - I know sounds crazy. Thursday evening my Mum had a massive brain haemorrhage and was effectively in a coma. We just had to wait. My sister wanted a farewell card for a friend who is going to Holland so I just got on and made it.

The image is from Carmen Gamble @ Beyond The Fringe Crafts and the words were translated in google and added before colouring with Copics.

Mum passed away Friday evening and we are all trying to come to terms with our loss.

Monday, 13 July 2015

A little bit of creative play

One of my students celebrates his Birthday during the school holidays so here is the card I have made for him. I will give it to his Mum today, at our last session, so she can keep it until 27th. Jester is quite an appropriate image!

This card is for the JUGS301 challenge to include gold - gold pen, gold embossing and gold card. It is also for F4A281 at Splitcoast which is to use a big image - this Magenta one is wood mounted and is about 4 inches square. I worked with Inktense pencils for a change.


I am hoping next year he may have calmed down a little and lessons will be more rewarding.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Placemat Snowman

I often check out the Saturday Inspiration challenge at Splitcoaststampers and the inspiration website stays open for days and no inspiration hits. Well this weekend I was inspired by this cute snowman and the High Hopes snowmen I have came to mind. Some Copic colouring, paper piecing, doodling and background colouring with Pan Pastels - this is my card


One more to add to my 2015 collection.