Zendoodle rollerskate

This card is another in my zendoodle series. Possibly those who liked the Red Heart will appreciate this one. It’s a goodbye card for a colleague and reflects one of her interests. I used pictures from the Internet to create my own outline for the zendoodling.

I’m really delighted that Red Heart was one of the Top 5 featured by Muse and an honourable mention for Watercooler Wednesday. So glad people liked it, especially in such inspirational company! Hope the recipient of the card will like it next month ๐Ÿ™‚

And my Triple Mat Nautical card was featured on Cards4Guyz. Shame more people didn’t take up the challenge there – I thought the Design Team’s example cards were excellent and really inspired me to try a new style. Thank you for that, ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

And a haiku inspired by Roger McGough’s in the Radio Times.

My proud snowman, now
the only snow on the lawn
gone til next winter…


Nautical birthday

A relative’s birthday is coming up and he loves boats, so I was intrigued to try a new technique (to me) from Cardz4Guyz – triple matting. I needed a new idea for a nautical card and I realise it’s not very original to use nautical stamps for this challenge, but I was pleased that I’ll have something different to send this year.

three mat ship birthday

Entered in Cards4Guyz #153 Triple Mat Technique

The sea absorbs drops
My tears vanish on the tide
Emotions washed clean



Red and grey hearts

This card is doodled and watercoloured for someone loved. Valentine, anniversary, birthday.ย  I love those cards which have birds on a wire but I don’t have a suitable stamp, so hearts seemed a suitable replacement.

The colours are taken from Color Throwdown so I’d like to enter it in that challenge ctd426

And also entered in CAS on Sunday challenge 100: Hearts

Just know I love you
I give my heart freely: as
sure as the sun shines.


Red heart

Not only is it heading for Valentine’s day, but my wedding anniversary comes in a couple of months after that. So I was pleased that there are challenges around suitable for romance. I was inspired by Tracey’s Muse card – Muse challenge no 199.

The Muse card is

And here is my zendoodled take on it:

red on white love

I’d also like to enter this into the Uniko challenge #39: anything goes with option of Love

and into Watercooler Wednesday #102: love in red on white

Love like evergreen
Start by rooting in good earth:
Grow through many years



Chinese peonies

Today I had the privilege of attending a Chinese brush painting workshop. (Jack) Jiang Hongsheng is currently artist in residence in the library at work and offered a workshop to staff who were interested. Craftiness in work time! I leapt at it as you can imagine.

So this afternoon I spent two hours learning how to paint a peony in the Chinese style.

He was a good teacher and I was delighted at what I managed. I came last in art at school all those years ago…

Two Chinese Peonies

I have been really struggling with my mojo for making cards in the last couple of weeks so now I feel really inspired and invigorated! Thanks, Jack.