Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hi Mr Gnome

Hi Peeps,

I hope everyone is well. I have some Doodlelicious inspiration for you today in the form of a very cute gnome! I really love these gnomes so thought it was time to colour up another one.  This one is called Gnome Sayin' and comes with this sentiment.

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Gnome Sayin'?
Papertrey Ink Impression Plate - Canvas
MFT Die-namics - Basic Stitch Lines
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Circles
Simon Says Stamp Dies - Stitched Squares
Darice Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
MFT Paper Pack - Farm Fresh Gingham
Lawn Fawn Paper Pack - Let's Polka, Mon Amie
American Crafts Paper Pad - Stitched
Create a Smile Chipboard Shapes - Word Bubble Hi
Basic Grey Candy Buttons - Green
Ribbon and String from Stash 

I like to have a good mix of general greeting cards in my stash and though this guy would be perfect for a note card.  My aim was to try and keep the colours relatively soft (for a change), with some neutral, but also to have lots of texture. I ended up using two different embossing folders, three types of patterned paper, as well as ribbon, string, enamel dots and chipboard!!  I do love how it came out though.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for popping by,
Hugs Ax

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Happy Summer

Hi Friends and Happy Hump Day :)

It's the 15th of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.This month our theme is "Life's a Beach', so we are looking for entries with anything beach/ocean themed.  The prize is FIVE whimsie doodles digi's of your choice, which is an awesome prize! Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for you, is that our entry numbers have been really low recently - which is a big shame, but that also means you have a much higher chance of winning - yipee! Remember you don't have to use a whimsie doodles image to enter either.

Here is my DT card:

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Diving Koale
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 13
MFT Die-namics - Tag Builder Blueprints 4
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax
Lawn Fawn Dies - Stitched Hillside Borders
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Hip Hip Hooray
Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Sunkissed
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Ranger Glossy Accents
Blue Ribbon, Yellow Star Button, Twine - from stash

I used this awesome male digi called Diving Koale which you can find here. I coloured him up with my trusty copics and added some glossy accents to his googles before fuzzy cutting him out. I layered him onto a stitched rectangle. For the panel on the card base I used the reverse side of some embossed white cardstock, adhering some DP to the bottom half. I added some ribbon to the join line. I mounted the stitched rectangle onto the panel and then added a button star.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I hope you have a great day and have the chance to play along with us this month.

Happy Crafting
Hugs Ax

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Ahoy There!

Where, or where did May go? After being back on track with my card making in April, the whole of May has gone by, in the blink of an eye, and I have had absolutely no time to craft! I haven't even done any colouring and now it's June!

Thankfully I have had this awesome image coloured and sitting on my desk for over a month now and made some time to put a card together for my Whimsie Doodles Post.  I love anything nautical and red and blue are my two favourite colours, so I really enjoyed putting this card together. This image is called Life Saver and you can find her here.

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Life Saver
MFT Stamps - DC Go Overboard 
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Balck
MFT Die-namics - Basic Stitch Lines
Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Kraft in Color - Color 
Red Spotted Paper - scrap from stash
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Blue Jean Assortment
Create a Smile Treats Enamels - Snow Dance

I coloured her with my copics and added some stitch lines around the edges. I framed the image with some navy card.  I cut two equal rectangles of designer paper, adhered them to generic navy card and mounted them onto my card base. I then added a piece of string down the card centre. I adhered my image onto the card.  I stamped ahoy in black ink onto scrap paper, cut it out and added some arrow accents before mounting it onto the card.  I finished my added some blue and white enamel dots.

I would like to link up with the following challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting and hopefully it wouldn't be too long till my next post.

Hugs Ax