Monday, 17 July 2017

memories

 Greetings,

I created the background using a book page which I gessoed then used the oxide distress inks through a stencil by Andy Skinner. I am a bit obsessed with fossil shells and the golden ratio so I have a couple of stencils and numerous stamps! I was playing with my Visible image stamps and saw how well the time spiral fitted... there will be more of these to come! Finished it off with a Tim Holtz chit chat sticker.
 
 I am entering this into That's Crafty's anything goes challenge.

I was lucky enough to visit  Sissinghurst Castle in Kent recently, it is heavenly.






tootles
EE

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Time

Greetings,

I have been playing with my new Visible Image stamps a head of time. The images are so striking and as time is one of themes I keep returning to, I lusted after them as soon as I saw them. I have used white paint in the eye and then a black dot as think this gives it a touch of the sinister.

The current simply less is more challenge is to use a colored background this is a joint challenge with AAA Cards. It is a deadly One Layer Card challenge!

I have also been getting creative/messy with paint and here is the matching tag which I think looks a little Brett Weldele ish - love his art work and lust after his rubber stamps .The drips that he often uses became splatters with paint painted on with a credit card, the background he gives his central figures was created with a baby wipe.
I am entering this into the That's crafty challenge - anything goes.

Talking of time it is by birthday in a week, I feel a bit like this butterfly, fabulous if a little worn around the edges!
tootles
EE

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Here is the Mews

 Greetings,

On a beautiful summer Sunday, once again the Tim Holtz Hipster stamps have inspired a ton of puns. I don't know about you but at the moment I read news websites from behind a cushion! which is probably where this card idea comes from.


 the less is more challenge is national flag colors so here is the union jack colors.

Here is a further one I did of the same design in green.

Hope you are having a simple delicious weekend in the sun.

Tootles
EE




Thursday, 29 June 2017

Scraps


Greetings,

I am a tad obsessive over  my scraps of paper, I really like making these little collections. This one had a gorgeous old sticker added ( had to be glued on and held in place with pegs as kept falling off.) The congratulations stamp is a freebie from making cards magazine.

I am entering this little lovely into the following challenges.

That's crafty have a challenge running which is keep it simple
Simon says stamp - anything goes 
Crafty creation challenges - anything goes

tootles
EE

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Vincent

Greetings,

I love the paintings of Vincent Van Gough  adore a good pun and have recently bought the new Hipster stamps by Tim Holtz, I really enjoyed making these cards which combined all three.

The painting featured is my favorite,  Almond Blossom, if you get a chance go and see it in the Van Gough museum in Amsterdam, no photos can really capture the ranges of shade and color.


I am entering these into the following challenges:
Snarky stampers - A is for Arty
That's crafty  - keep it simple

Today I went to Lackford Lakes which was beautiful.




Tootles
EE



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Feline sublime


Greetings,

This my entry to the That's crafty challenge which is Feline fine. This chap is part of a stampendous stamp which I have added to an off cut of some die cutting I did, cutting round his paws to give that laid back insolence which so many cats possess.

I think  the image really works in black and white so I left it plain, nay "classic"!

tootles
EE

Monday, 29 May 2017

disco will never die!


Less is more theme this week is SHIMMER and nothing says shimmer more than this glamorous pink sparkly triceratops, seemed only fair to mention disco, because this was probably a fairly common sight at the legendary Studio 54!

tootles
EE

Thursday, 20 April 2017

a walk in the spring


 Greetings,



Greetings,

This is my entry to the Less is more challenge Spring walk. I love magnolias, so here is my favorite Spring elegant flower.

Talking of Elegance here is my entry into Sisterhood of Snarky stampers' challenge Elegant, the quote is from Ovide







Tootles
EE

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Framed

Greetings

this is my entry to the current less is more challenge use a frame, this adorable critter is from Clarabelle studios, I think he looks like a 1970s nerd cat, so the quote strokes his ego!
 Here are some photos I took recently at Lackford Lakes in Suffolk
Spring has SPRUNG!









tootles
EE
 


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spring leaf

Good day,

It has been the most beautiful spring day in Suffolk today which inspired my entry to Less is more which is Leaves using a one layer card.

I used one of my favorite nature stamps, Kelp leaves by Designs by Ryn in mown lawn distress ink and then stamped a magazine freebie for the sentiment. I love the card look at all that white space!

I am also entering this into March customer creation on the Designs by Ryn blog.

Finally I shall leave you with Bury St Edmunds basking in the spring sun!





tootles
EE

Thursday, 2 March 2017

words and jelly fish

Greetings,

 This is my entry to Less is more, which was a sketch challenge this week. This is my take on it using new toys!
 Visible Image  have wonderful new range of stamps out including this one, love sea creatures, colored with Prisma pencils.

I also made this one this entry to the That's crafty challenge Just Words
It is made using an old stencil of a tree on a dictionary page and covered with black paint then mounted on a stamped, gelato background. I highlighted some of the words and phases that caught my fancy, such as "manly attributes" "pedantic" and "tangerine."

In non craft world my Orchids have started to flower and as they love like beautiful floral aliens I thought I would share them.

Tootles
EE

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Glamour and lace

Greetings,

I hope that storm Doris is not battering you to hard as she sweeps through the globe. I am on fence watch, hoping that our old wooden fences stay upright. I have had to lock the cat flap as the wind kept opening like a creepy hand feeling inside the kitchen with cold, drafty fingers.

Anyway here is a further entry to the Design by Ryn blog using the wonderful shell stamp, which I masked off stamped the lace over it.

My second entry to the Less is More alphabet challenge is below. I created mess and had lots of fun with brushos over some embossed Cosmo Cricket papers that I picked up cheaply at Hobby craft and here is one of the results.


and because it is HORRIBLE outside here are two images filled with sun a blue skies.
Tootles EE