I don’t care if the digi stamp is called “hello friend turtle”, it has feet not flippers so it must be land-dwelling, therefore it’s a tortoise (checks… okay, technically all tortoises are turtles but still…). Now I’ve got that out of my system, on to the card 🙂 It’s been a while since I took… Continue reading Hello tortoise!
This was another one of those cards where the real challenge was coming up with a layout that did justice to the colouring. The flower blocks strip was created during one of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenges, way back in March 2015, and had been sitting in my PHD (projects half done) box… Continue reading Flower blocks
It’s always fun to see different styles of images and these forest animals are unlike any others I’ve seen. I kept the colouring simple, adding some basic texturing to the fur and giving them a grassy patch to sit on. I always find it hard to create a layout for coloured pieces like this. After… Continue reading Wolf, fox and bear
This blog post is a little bit different from my usual card write-ups. Towards the end of last year Create A Smile put out a call for card tutorials for a winter mini-magazine they were planning. I made a card, wrote it up and sent it in and then, I guess, life happened and the… Continue reading Penguins tag
I was surprised how well these wax oil pastels worked. I thought I was pushing it — trying them on an image with quite small petals and leaves — and I didn’t expect to be able to get anywhere near the amount of blending I did. It’s another one of those things where you think… Continue reading Crayon flowers on black
It’s Father’s Day today, so I get to make a card for my other half’s dad (only two months after his birthday. In keeping with the developing theme of making South Wales landscapes for him, this is a view of the beach by Port Talbot (technically there should be some buildings on the grass, but… Continue reading Aberavon Sands
It was the middle of a colouring challenge last summer and the call went out to melonise all the things: pick an image and colour it like a watermelon. I could have chosen something simple like a cute little round mouse, but no, I couldn’t take the easy option, I had to pick the wraith… Continue reading Melonised wraith