Zendoodle cat and teapot

Two cards today. The first one is a zendoodled cat. Dedicated to Millie, my daughter’s new black and white cat!

This is for

CASOLOGY 288 – Pun (I love all the examples, and the contributors’ clever takes. I love a good punny card!)


and Addicted to CAS 130 – CAT

Then there’s my next zendoodle: a teapot. I know there tend to be more coffee challenges than tea ones, but I did a coffee pot not long ago. So my response to the pretty picture at The Card Concept is a teapot… inspired by the black and white and watercoloured with peach of course (peach watercolour pen this time). Such a pretty colour!

This is my Clean and Simple card for The Card Concept #87 {Freshly Brewed}

and also entered at Seize the Birthday’s Coffee or Tea!  challenge.


The haiku:

When my world seems just
black and white, you fill it with
colour and meaning 🙂

Watercolour heart

A heart… well, two actually. It’s after Valentine’s but my wedding anniversary is coming up so this is for my OH of 35 years… I CAN’T be that old!!!  This is all watercoloured and cut with a Fiskars cutter (I don’t have a die cutter other than the Craft Robo which is too old to attach to my computer these days…)  The sentiment is created from some free stamps from a magazine by S C Design, done in Blue Iris chalk ink. The front heart has some Versamarked feathers stamped on it for a bit of texture.

This is entered in CAS Watercolour: HEART

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: Hearts


and Cards in Envy: Give it Some Heart

Doh! Forgot to add that the colours are those from  CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #260 – Colours  (or as near as I could get by mixing watercolours.)


Thirty-five sweet years
Spring and summer leading to
Autumn together…



Lightbulb moment

Another masculine card for a colleague, returning to zendoodling. We’re all geeks at work, so it can be a bit of a challenge! (There may be more zendoodling to come…)  It’s a modern lightbulb. By the time I’d finished zendoodling I wasn’t sure anyone would be able still to see what it is, but plenty of people said “Oh, it’s a lightbulb” so it’s not too bad!

I’m going to enter this one into Cards4Guys Challenge #188 Something Beginning with L (which is Lightbulb, of course!)

and Water cooler Wednesday where it’s #WWC158 Helen’s Masculine Anything Goes challenge

And the haiku:

Look on the bright side
Be confident in yourself
And let your light shine

Oriental pink

Pink and green and a very delicate feel was what struck me about the Muse card this week. Normally I’d have added the butterfly as on Anita’s pretty card, but I’m not fond of shakers.

Having painted the stamp with the pink and green watercolours, and stamped, it looks nothing at all like the original stamp in fact, but the result has a pleasing Oriental look, I think, so I ran with that.    I added some Chinese bling stickers to emphasise that feel. The text doesn’t mean anything!

So it’s not very similar too, but definitely inspired by Anita’s card!

So this is my entry for Muse #252 this week.

And this is definitely feminine enough for Watercooler Wednesdays’ Feminine Challenge WWC156 from Penny.

again delights me with green and
Oriental pink!


Blocks of pink and green

My second card of the weekend uses the CAS Colours and Sketches colours for this week with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. The colours are powder pink, berry burst and wild wasabi – although I used my watercolour paints and mixed them to produce the colours.  This was a technique I hadn’t tried before.  I painted the watercolours onto a stamp and stamped it. It looked nothing like the original stamp but I really like the effect. It feels floral, though it isn’t at all!  For the larger plainer  panel I painted it first with pale pink and then stamped again with berry watercolour on top. The sentiment is Papermania.

Entered in CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #258

and Freshly Made Sketches #FMS323

My fingers dyed pink
Pale, one hand, dark the other
A day spent happy.


Pinks that aren’t Valentines…

I’ve been playing with pink paint this weekend.  This is grey, pink and red for  Color Throwdown.

The painted lines are deliberately cut off true. Paper was watercoloured and the flowers stamped and fussy cut.  Although the colours are very ‘Valentiney’, I really didn’t want to make a Valentine’s card!

Entered in Color Throwdown #479

Is love always pink
and does pink have to be love?
No, pink’s just happy!

Aqua Hearts

Here is a card in my favourite colours again 🙂  This time I’ve chopped some of the watercoloured paper from my session yesterday into overlapping hearts. They are at three levels with different amounts of dimensional foam. And the same bling as in the previous card. 🙂   L’Aquarelle sentiment.

Inspired by Fusion’s Stained Glass Hearts inspiration pic and sketch (although the sketch is flipped).

Also entered into The Paper Players’ Will you be my Valentine? challenge #PP379

and Inkspirational’s #153 Word Prompt Attachment challenge. As well as being about the romantic type of attachment, it also has hearts attached to each other and gems attached to them 🙂


And finally CAS-ual Fridays #192 Hearts

Wish my fervent love
could save you from ever
being unhappy!

Teal sailboat

There’s a gent I know who loves sailing so every year is a different nautical or maritime card.

Here is this year’s. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do, but it turned out rather differently in the end 🙂

It’s a watercoloured background with a sailboat stamp  (Sheena Douglas) and a sentiment stamp (from a magazine), plus gems 🙂

Entered in Freshly Made Sketches # 322 FMS322 (though the middle panel became less rectangular because it worked so much better to fussy cut the sailboat).


Watercooler Wednesday #155 Anything Goes

Simply Create Too: Favourite Colour combo (I love any combination of aquas, teals, turquoises and blues!)

and Addicted to CAS #129 which is asking for Teal (hurrah)!

Even in your head
you can sail away to new
fun and Adventures!