Wednesday 17 April 2024

Waffle Flower Postage Stencils and Die Sets

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made this week, using the Waffle Flower Postage Die and Stencil Sets which I absolutely love!

For the first, I diecut the postage stamp shape, then used one of the Postage Collage Colouring Stencils, blending through with some Distress Oxides in pastel colours.  Then I used the new Wildflowers Silhouettes stamp set, stamping in Versamark then heat embossing with white embossing powder.  Over that, I used some of the tiny stamps from the Postage collage collection stamped in black, then added the Get Well using the new word die with gold mirri card and a white card shadow.  Lastly, I matted and layered the image and added a few gold dots and hearts.

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, 
Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass

For my second card - I again used the Postage Collage Colouring Stencils - this time with the other stencil in the set.  Again I used the tiny stamps to show the postal images.  I added a large die cut hugs word this time.

Card Info:
Avery Elle Simply Hugs Die
Distress Oxides
Matt created with Distress Spray Stain

Hope you like my creations today.  I find it extremely difficult to get the gold mirri card to show in my photographs... so you'll just have to take my word that it shines beautifully in real life!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 15 April 2024

Honey Bee Lovely Layers Heart Vine

Hi Lovelies...

Today for my card... I've done a little smooshing in the background.. which I've then stamped over and heat embossed in white.  

I die cut and coloured a butterfly from my older stash, then diecut the heart vine in gold mirri card.  I added a tiny sentiment which I'd stamped on black and heat embossed in gold... adding a border of gold mirri too.  Finally I added some tiny gold  mirri card dots. 

Card Info:
Dies - Honey Bee Lovely Layers Heart Vine, Cheery Lynn Small Butterfly, 
MFT Stitched Rectangles, MFT Blueprints 6
Background Stamp - MFT Type Text embossed in white
Smooshing - Distress Inks Peacock Blue and Twisted Citron
Butterfly colouring - Copics BG45/75/99
Sentiment - The Stamp Market Tons of Type

Hope you like my card today - it's a little different from my usual style but I love how it turned out!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 11 April 2024

Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm back with my card using lots and lots of butterflies...  I decided to do a 'flight' a they all took off to fly to their next flowers!

Firstly, I did some rainbow ink blending using Distress Oxides onto white card, then I die cut the butterflies using a new die to me - it's by Hero Arts and is called Butterfly Confetti.  I had seen a card recently which I loved, using tiny butterflies, so had found this cover plate die online.

Then after they were cut, it was about placing them!  Obviously they had to be in rainbow order - and I decided to keep the larger ones in the centre, with the tinies around the edges.  

I finished by adding tiny gems to the butterflies, then lots of glitter dots around the edges.  I added a tiny sentiment and it was done.  I added the panel to a card base which I'd rainbow coloured to match around the edge.

Card Info:
Dies - Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti, MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxides - Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, 
Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet
Sentiment - Alex Syberia Designs Celebrations

Hope you like my butterfly card - I'm afraid with the recent rainy days, the light wasn't good for my photographs, so it doesn't show at it's best.  Ah well.... one day I'll get a GOOD photo!

Big hugs...

Monday 8 April 2024

LTTS Doodles Fluffy Chick

Hi there...

This little guy has been sitting on my desk, all coloured up and fussy cut for a couple of weeks.. I spotted him again at the weekend and knew he needed his time in the spotlight!  Maybe a little late for Easter, but I'm sure he doesn't mind.

I kept my card very CAS - with a little blending for the background, and a tiny sentiment.  I adhered him with 3D foam pads onto the square mat, then popped that onto foam pads also.

Card Info:
Image - LTTS Doodles Fluffy Digi Stamp
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Fancy That
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters
Colouring - Copics
Chick - Y15/17/18/38 YR04
Cart - E40/41/43
Flower - R81/83/85 G24
White Gel Pen

Hope you like this little cutie!

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 3 April 2024

LOTV Magical Florals

Hi Lovelies...

Hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Today I'm sharing a card using an LOTV clear stamp set called Magical Florals which I bought at a craft show last year.  

I coloured the image, then stamped a further image just for the flower heads.  I colour those, then fussy cut the upper petals - which I attached with 3D foam pads, to give a 3D effect.

I matted and layered the circle and added a few gems, and it was done.

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Magical Florals
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Plain Circle
Colouring - Copics
Greens - G21/24/99
Violets - V20/22/25
Blues - B21/23/24

Hope you like my make today!

Big hugs....

Thursday 28 March 2024

MFT Sweet Some Bunny - 2

Hi Lovelies...

Here's another bunny for Spring - this is also from the Sweet Some Bunny set - an older set from MFT Stamps.  Isn't she cute with her shopping bags?  Of course, I thought she needed some pink.. so I gave her a pink dress - then I stencilled a background with Distress Oxides - splattering with gold and deep pink watercolours.  I added one of the sentiments that comes with the set.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Sweet Some Bunny
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Rectangle
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo
Watercolours in Gold and Deep Pink
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E30/31/33
Dress - R81/83
Bags - C0/1
Shading - T0/1

This is another card in my quest to use my older stash - I'm really on a mission to get us crafters to do this - it's recycling at it's best!  If you'd like to join in, use the hashtag #useolderstash on Instagram.

Hope you like my card as much as I loved colouring it.

Big Hugs..

Monday 25 March 2024

MFT Sweet Some Bunny

Hi Lovelies..

I'm still on my mission to use my older stash...  so my card today features an older set from MFT - Sweet Some Bunny.  I've got to say, it does me lots of good to feel I'm using something older, with a new twist.

I was inspired by a card by Joy Taylor (thank you Joy) - I think from 2018 - but I used it in my own style - CASing the use of the diecut circle words.  I ink blended the cloud background, and added an ink blended strip along the side, before adhering the circle and the bunny in her little car, which I'd coloured and fussy cut.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Sweet Some Bunny
Dies - MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame, MFT Bundle of Balloons
Stencil - MFT Mini Clouds
Distress Oxides - Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, 
Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - T0/1/2/3 R00/000  Car and Balloon - BG10/11/13
Bag, Dress and Bow - R81/83 Tyres - T1/3

I was definitely pleased how this turned out.. and I have stamped more of the bunnies in the set to use very soon!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 22 March 2024

LOTV Teacup Bunnies 3

Hi Lovelies...

I promised you that I'd be using these LOTV Teacup Bunnies on more cards... well here they are!  These are all in the same set, so there's lots to choose from to make Easter cards or whatever.

Sorry, my post is picture heavy, but I couldn't just not share, could I?!

Card Info (for all)
Images - LOTV Teacup Bunnies
Dies - MFT Peekaboo Rectangle
Scalloped Circle (sorry no name)
Paper Smooches Tiny Clouds
Colouring - Copics
V20/22/25 B60 E30/31/33 R20/00 T0/1 B000/0000 R81/83/85
Smooshed Backgrounds with Distress Oxides for Peekaboo apertures

Hope you like these little cuties...  I promise that I'll pop the stamps back on the shelf for a little while... but they are slightly addictive!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 14 March 2024

Digi Stamp Boutique Flower Heart

Hi Lovelies...

I've been taking a look through all the digi images on my PC - believe me, there are lots!  Then this one caught my eye - it was from the Digi Stamp Boutique - which I think is no longer in business - such a shame!  

Anyways... I coloured it then matted and layered it.  I added some tiny butterflies which I managed to find last week, after seeing NB Cards use butterfly confetti in one of her fab videos.  Unfortunately, the photo taken from the front doesn't show the gold mirri to it's best - but you can see it in the one I took from the side.

Card Info:
Image - DSB Flower Heart (freebie some years back!)
Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti Die
MFT Diag Stitched Square Die
Colouring - Copics
R81/83/85, V20/22/25, B21/23, Y17/38, G21/24

Hope you like!


Tuesday 12 March 2024

LOTV Teacup Bunnies 2

Hi There...

Another LOTV Teacup Bunny for you...

Card Info:
LOTV Teacup Bunnies Clear Stamp Set
MFT Square Peekaboo Window Die
Paper Smooches Mini Clouds Die
MFT Mini Cloud Stencil
Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments
Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxides
Colouring - Copics
Rabbit - E30/31/33 R20/00

Hope you like...


Friday 8 March 2024

LOTV Teacup Bunnies

Hi Lovelies...

Well I'm certainly in my pink and cute zone at the moment, and am loving colouring these gorgeous LOTV images - this time I've used the Teacup Bunnies clear stamp set, which contains lots of gorgeous images!

I've coloured the image, then created a panel with an aperture to go over.  I used an old die for the aperture - one in my folder that has lots it's name.  But it was the perfect size, so out it came.  I adhered the panel with 3D foam tape so it's offset a tiny bit from the image.  

Lastly, I added a little sentiment.. 

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Teacup Bunnies
Sentiment - Reverse Confetti
Die - no name (sorry) but it's pretty old 
Colouring - Copics
Rabbit - E30/31/33 R20/00
Teacup - R000/00 G20

Cute or what???  I was trying to find 'the right' sentiment for the image - and decided that I may give it to my favourite barista, so thought the one I used was perfect!

I have lots more of these images coloured, so watch this space!

Big hugs

Monday 4 March 2024

LOTV Tea Party Mouse in Wellies

Hi Lovelies...

For my card today, I've used this gorgeous little Tea Party Mouse in Wellies from LOTV - she's just too cute and so excited to be going to a party!

I coloured her with my Copics... then created a side panel by smooshing Distress Inks onto watercolour card, spraying with glimmer spray, then splattering with deep pink and white watercolours.  Lastly I added a tiny sentiment onto some bakers' twine.

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Tea Party Mouse in Wellies
Sentiment  and Die - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick and Kitsch Flamingo
Colouring - Copics
Mouse - T0/1/2/3
Dress - R81/83/85
Wellies - R85/89
Grass - G21/24/46
Watercolour Paints and Bakers' Twine

Hope you like my little mouse as much as I enjoyed making this card!


Tuesday 27 February 2024

LOTV Woodland Fairies

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with an image from the LOTV Woodland Fairies clear stamp set...  I love all things fairy related, so I was really happy to be colouring this little beauty!  

Firstly, I coloured her with my Copics, then I stamped her wings again, colouring and fussy cutting them, so I could adhere them with tiny 3D foam pads.  Then I cut a scalloped circle frame for her - adhering that with foam tape too. I added a tiny sentiment, then added the framed image to some beautiful designer paper - finally adding glitter to her wings.

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Woodland Fairies
Dies - MFT Stitched Circle Scalloped Frame, Spellbinders Circle
Paper - Craft Consortium Ink Drops Candy
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Wings - B60 V000/01  Leaves - G24
Dress - RV91/93
Background - B0000/000/00 G20

Hope you like my card today..  I'm still struggling a bit with my mojo - it comes and goes, but I think to help, I need to clear my craft room of clutter - so that may be my next job!

Big hugs

Monday 19 February 2024

Simon Says Stamp Best Day Ever

Hi Lovelies...

I've got my pink head on today... so out came my pink card and ink - yayy!

I have used a couple of dies that have been waiting to be used on my desk - the first is Frosted Frames from The Greetery...  I cut once in pink and once in white, then adhered the pink outer and the white inner onto acetate.  I then created a cloudy background with Distress Oxides which I adhered with 3D foam tape to the frame - adding lots of sequins for the shaker before sealing.  

Lastly, I used the Best Day Ever die from Simon Says Stamp to add to the front of my card.  I cut it three times from pink, adhering them together to give depth - then finally cut the shadow in white.

Card Info:
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Best Day Ever, The Greetery Frosted Frames
Stencil - MFT Cloudy Edge
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting....