Yes it's another Power Poppy floral card — rudbeckias and berries this time — but at least I changed up the usual pink and purple Copic palette for a more autumnal one, and then finished it off with coloured pencils.
80th roses and violets
This card was an exercise in finding balance between "it's a big birthday, let's shout it from the rooftops" and my own "age is a meaningless number" aversion to drawing attention to it. I'm happy with the compromise...
Messy May “belonging”
This Messy May challenge gave further confirmation that I am much more inspired by technique prompts than word prompts. And I got to use some of my precious dried flowers and Japanese paper in the process.
I may have run out of bunny digi stamps, but I still have plenty of Power Poppy ones waiting to be coloured. I chose these tulips to make an Easter card for my mum and my aim was to use some softer, more pastel, colours and not immediately reach for the super-saturated vivid reds and… Continue reading Easter tulips
More Magnolia Sunshine
This is the second version of the Mother's Day card I made, and I have to say, this is my favourite of the two. I like the way it fills the card front. I've often had problems coming up with a layout I like when trying to fit a complete flower arrangement on a card:… Continue reading More Magnolia Sunshine
Mother’s Day Magnolia Sunshine
Well, I hadn't planned on taking a two-month break from blogging. And I had, vaguely, planned on catching up with writing up the things I hadn't blogged so I would have some scheduled posts as a buffer when I did start posting again. But here I am, on the 1st of June, typing away about… Continue reading Mother’s Day Magnolia Sunshine
For a change, I actually felt like sitting down and doing some colouring for a card. I had a look through the last lot of Power Poppy digis I bought and narrowed it down to a choice of two: azaleas or magnolia. The azaleas gave me more colour options so they won out this time.… Continue reading Azalea birthday
Just coloured: wildflowers
thistle It would be foolhardy to claim that I will ever complete all of the many art and craft classes I've signed up for over the last few years, but I am determined to finish at least some of them. I've done five of Sandy Allnock's classes and am part way through another couple —… Continue reading Just coloured: wildflowers
I haven't made very many cards at all this year, just ones for close family — the ones I can't avoid doing 🙂 And it's not that I haven't been feeling creative, I've done plenty of mixed media and a bit of relaxing colouring. And I can't even use the excuse of having too many… Continue reading Peony bouquet
I kept it really simple for Mother's Day this year. There wasn't anything suitable in my stash, but I wasn't in the right mood to create two cards from scratch. (And my craft room was a bit of a disaster area which isn't at all helpful for the creative muse.) So I used my little… Continue reading Mother’s Day
This is the first card I've made this year. I should have done another early in January but I had neither the energy nor the inspiration — I shall have to make her a random "just because" card at some point to make up for missing her birthday. I still have quite a stack of… Continue reading Orange poppy
Wanderlust: garden of wishes
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #02 This was one of the lessons I was most looking forward to and to have it come so early in the course was a super motivational bonus — no abandoning everything after the first week... I love Laly Mille's style and, while the soft, romantic feel is not necessarily what I… Continue reading Wanderlust: garden of wishes
I really ought to colour something other than Power Poppy images but they're just so pretty and perfect for feminine cards. Though, to be fair, I have coloured up a couple of other digis recently, they just haven't made it onto cards yet. This digi stamp has a single branch of blossoming cherry so I… Continue reading Cherry blossom
Butterflies and flowers – update
I posted this card back at the end of July before I had decided what to do with it. I thought it might get used for my other half's mum's birthday, but I wanted to leave my options open. In the end that's what I decided to do, though it was going to need a… Continue reading Butterflies and flowers – update
Spring meadow bouquet
Yes, I know, another Power Poppy image, but they are so good for Mother's Day cards; I used this one for my other half's mum this year, though I actually coloured the image a couple of years ago during a Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge — it's good to use the occasional coloured image… Continue reading Spring meadow bouquet