Saturday, 9 June 2018

Just a Little Something..... Here She Comes Just A-Walkin' Down The Street...

I deliberately did that, put the whole first line in so it sticks in your head and now if you remember this song its going to play around in your head all day like it has mine. 

But first we will go to the Succulents card. I haven't used this stamp which is from Altenew in quite a while, actually since the last time I think I stamped it that time on pattern paper too!!! I'm afraid they are not high on my list of favourite stamps (only because I prefer flowers) as I have no idea really what to do with them or what colour they should be. And of course after taking the photos and as I started to do the post I noticed ohhh I need to fix some of my stamping, the tips are missing.
I looked to how others had coloured theirs and used their examples as I don't even know the names to look them up on the internet. But once coloured I was very happy. The paper is from a now pulled apart paper pad (I did this with all my paper pads to put papers in sections - stars/ stripes/ watercolour washes/ flowers etc) so I am more likely to use. Of course this means I cannot name papers but its a cool look and perfect for these plants - yes!!

Coloured with Derwents Coloursoft Pencils - perfect for people with hands that are weak or have arthritis as they are easy to apply layers upon layers. Very happy with end result and love the pots, those blues mmmm mmm. Sentiment from one of my Stamping Bella Stamp sets.

Now my next card came about because of the sentiment.
Ohhh I love it. I come from a house that had a mother that sang all the time, nothing modern of course. All the songs she grew up with and heard from her life growing up and I just loved it and still do. I love to hear the old crooners and the singers like The Andrews Sisters and onwards. There are always things that stick in our heads like 'Sky's of Blue' 'You are Mr Sunshine' and I was looking through Technique Junkies stamp website buying too many stamps and low and behold there it is

Here she comes
Just a-walkin down the street
doo was
ditty dum...

I had to have it and I had to build my card around it. Well I had this wonderful lady who is a digital image I bought ohh so long ago and forgot to colour, so it was time to do that as she is just perfect for the sentiment - yes??

After colouring her, I then stamped the sentiment but felt I needed something else so decided to add the building which is a Penny Black stamp I have had for quite a while and again have not used for a while. I stamped in pale grey and coloured very small amount in grey.

I cut the panel slightly too thin for the card so added some glitter washi to the side, perfect and see the dots, they are like sequins but no holes. They are all colours and are from The Ton. Love them. Think I need more, just wish they weren't so staticeee (yes not a word but you know what I mean when trying to get from plastic bag and they stick to everything)


Here She Comes

Here She Comes

Here She Comes

Just A Little Something.....

Just a Little Something....

The cluster of succulents in pots
definitely the inspiration here.

Just a Little Something

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


  1. Nice card, Aileen! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

  2. Two super cards Aileen - the succulents look absolutely perfect against that crackled background. Love the ADFD image - (and if I sing that darn song all night I know who's fault it is!)

  3. Two fabulous cards Aileen! love the succulents and how you coloured them and that amazing crackle background, is it paper? or did you do it? fab second card too with that gorgeous girl..and yes now I can't get that tune out of my head now lol ;) hugs Viv xx

  4. Wow fabulous cards, love your background on the first one and how amazing to find that brilliant stamp, I love it and the lady you matched it with!

    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!


  5. Wonderful cards Aileen, I ove your succulents and the dp looks fantastic with them. Love the scene you've created in the 2nd card too, Cathy x

  6. Such lovely cards! Those cacti are absolutely sweet. Thank you for sharing your card at ATSM!

  7. Great cards, so sweet. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge

  8. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  9. I love your cards, Aileen. Your coloring is beautiful. Your pencil color on the succulents is amazing. I love the sentiment on your darling lady card.

  10. Lovely cards Aileen. I really love those succulents against the patterned paper - the beautiful coloring makes them pop

  11. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting from the Heart

  12. These are fabulous Aileen, I especially love the look of the crackle background!

  13. Brilliant job of combining the digi image of that gorgeous girl and your song words, which by the way are rThanks so much for joining our Feminine Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.olling around in my head and promise to not go away for awhile. Love it!

  14. That's been going round my head for days since I saw your post on Facebook! Lol! It's a fabulous card. I love the subtle colouring. I'm also really impressed that you found that perfect paper to go with your succulents. xx


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