Sunday, July 15, 2018

CUP - Sheds.

Needed a couple of quick Shed cards, and don't mind buying card kits off CUP sometimes. It's easy but there's a lot of time required to cut it all out. Here are a couple of different shed cards I made.

This one was for my Father-In-Law on Father's Day. The front of the card, flat and closed.

And when you open the door it becomes a 3D room that stands up! I love the technology in this card!

 This is 3D Room with a view - DIY Shed by Sue Douglas. Here is the inside.

And then I made another one for a Birthday Card commission. They donate to Comic Relief rather than give presents so I also had to include a little Pudsy Bear somewhere!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Father's Day

I had in a commission for a father's day card and was sent a picture of the customer's Dad and his cat! I had to do a card that looked like the two of them. I actually had a trawl through Dr. Digi images but couldn't find anything too similar, but then on pinterest, falsely attributed to Dr. Digi. I found this cool image.

It might belong to the colouring page I downloaded it from, but I suspect not! Unfortunately I can't share a link to the artist who created it, but it looked SO MUCH like my customer's Dad, I had to use it.

In Paint Shop Pro I removed the wife and replaced her with a large black cat. (It's a harsh world, lol!)

I coloured it with Copic pens and added some bling. The font is Atlas of the Magi. :) My customer was pleased with the likeness, not sure what her Dad thought tho!  :D

Friday, July 13, 2018

It's Eric!

Welcome to another Dr.Digi Friday on the blog, and this is all a bit different! I had in a commission for a very unusual specific card and for many reasons "Eric the Extra" turned out to be a perfect image for it. So here goes....

So the commission was for a card for a guy called "D" who was receiving a BEM (British Empire Medal) medal. He is a swimming coach, in particular for a group of kids called the "Gators" because they are from Northgate Swimming Club. North- Gators! So they have a alligator emblem and hence the alligator theme!

With a quick addition of some specs and beard to Eric, he now looks remarkably like D and so with a few more changes, like the medal, badges and altered banner he is now a miniature D ready for work!
I coloured him in polychromos as usual and cut him out for the card. However, the background was so bright he seemed a bit lost on it, so... I posca penned the outside of the image and made it white and then ZAP, all fixed.  (kinda! lol)

The customer had asked for the swimming pool to be in the background with the baby Gators, life guard and details I included. A lot of the elements match the actual pool they use to train in. It's all hand drawn, inked and coloured with Copic Pens.

Here is normal Eric, before I messed about with him, Dr.Digi was kind enough to let me alter him a little bit for my project! If you see an image that you love but want to alter a tiny bit, why not email the artist and explain what you'd like to do? Often they say yes! They might even help with it! :D

Parting shot of Eric! If you would like to see more Dr.Digi images, where you maybe you can find the perfect chap for your project, please visit the shop! There are LOADS of awesome images to pick from.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


I have quite a few card orders for computer/gaming cards, this is my go to card. I made a background some time ago using inks (distress) and stamps (freebie magazine one) and then scanned it into the PC, now I just print out the elements and assemble them each time I need a boysy gaming card.

I thought I had posted this before, but couldn't find it anywhere! So it's mat and layered elements with a bit of decoupage on the controller. And a length of some jazzy cord to act as a cable. Glossy accents to add some pop to the buttons!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Something different, but still with cats :D

Just wanted to share a little set of drawers I painted for my friend's special birthday! They are all famous cats from the internet, instagram, books etc. I just used normal acrylic paint and I think this box came from a Paperartsy stand at a craft fair, but I'm not definite! (It was quite some time ago!)

I filled each draw with tiny cat themed items, including grumpy cat characters, a mirror, Simon's Cat pin, badge, good luck chime and squishee cat.

I think I would like to do one with cartoon cats on next time, Pusheen, Simon's Cat etc, that would probably be a bit easier too :) 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Twist and pop!

Wanted to have a go at a twist and pop out card and picked up these blanks at the last craft fair I went to. It's a bit of a cheat, but it made it pretty speedy! I used papers and elements from a freebie set by Jennifer Ellory in Papercraft Inspirations Magazine. Here is the front cover:

I don't like the finish of the papers actually in the magazine, but they are always available to download and print yourself and that's what I did. If you would like to download them

Here is the pop and twist occurring.

And its remarkably difficult to get a good photo showing the technology, the twist and the pop! I had a bit of a go though.

It was mainly matting, layering and assembly, trying to keep with that fifties aesthetic and my colour scheme. Final look at the card spread flat. This was for a commission, the lady really enjoys baking!

Sunday, July 08, 2018

On the beach!

Miss Lilly has the right idea, in all this ridiculously hot weather, she is off to the beach! (X-post to the LBBS Blog) This digi is called "Miss Lilly on the beach" and is from Little Blue Button Stamps -  a nice sunny picture for my DT project!

This is just polychromos and white posca pen on kraft card. I even decided against glossy accents :)

Here she is in the shop, so you can see the digistamp before I started to colour it! It's a very pretty stamp and quick and easy to colour too.

The font I have used is LA Headlights BTN. I used Fiskars corner scissors to shape the kraft card. The background paper is a freebie from Making Cards Magazine and the bling is ancient and from the stash. 

Final shot of her, before signing off! If you would like to see more of the DT's inspiration and info on new releases, head over to the Little Blue Button Blog for a nosey!

Monday, July 02, 2018

Something different, with flowers.

On my personal instagram I've been working on flower stories from my garden every few weeks. It changes so quickly and the flowers don't last for long, I wanted to capture it, find some advantages to the fine weather we usually don't experience.

May 21st

1. Ceanothus
2. Alkanet
3. Pink Champagne Clematis
4. Begonia
5. Dicentra Formosa
6. Begonia
7. Dogwood
8. Montana Reubens Clematis 
9. Busy-Lizzy

June 2nd

1, 6, 8 - ceramic plates.
2. Begonia
3. Hydrangea
4. Rheum
5. Clematis Nelly Moser
7. Ceramic balls
9. Lupin

June 27th

1.Indian Bean Tree and Sumac

2. House leek
3. Begonia
4. Astilbe
5. Gazania
6. Herbaceous Bell Clematis
7. Cactus
8. Trailing Geranium
9. Nemesia

Sunday, July 01, 2018

New release Lilly!

Hi everyone, back with a new release post for Little Blue Button and this is the fabulous Miss Lilly and a cat! :D

Isn't she cute? Love the kitty too, he was fun to colour :D I used polychromos on kraft card as usual and added white posca pen dots to her bow and dress.

I picked up the enamel bling from Hobbycrafts last time I went in, was in the sale! It's from the La-de-dah range.

Went for a simple sentiment and simple font - Zolano Serf BTN. I added a yellow pearl bling to the one corner. The paper is actually from a christmas freebie set from one of the crafts mags.

Thanks very much for visiting and reading this far. If you want to see more projects and more stamps from Little Blue Button, why not check out the facebook group?

Saturday, June 30, 2018


Hi all, just wanted to share a few photos from today's needle felted gnome workshop I did with my friends Helen and Kay courtesy of Lana Mutado

Fun course and nice not to have to travel too far for a workshop too. 

(Mine is the green one!)

Doing the beard is defo the fun bit!

Aren't the pointy hats great?! Hoping Helen will let me pop round to hers to add some ornaments to my one, we got lots done in the workshop but it would be nice to have some more time to tszug him up!  Pop to there facebook page if you are interested in doing a workshop too?