Thursday 23 May 2024

MFT Big Hello

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by the lovely Natalie at NB Cards on Facebook...  such a simple make but very effective!

Firstly I used Distress Oxides to blend on the lower part of my card panel, then I used a deeper pink to stamp lots of wildflowers.  

Once that was dry, I diecut the word HELLO from the panel, then cut it again 3 times from spare white card..  I adhered all of the diecut letters together, finishing obviously with the pink one. The letters then are quite deep so stand out. I adhered the panel to the pink card base, then adhered the letters back into their relative spaces.

Finally I added a little die-cut gold butterfly, to flutter above the flowers.

Card Info:
MFT Big Hello word die
Lots of stamps from Inkylicious and Lavinia Stamps
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and 
Picked Raspberry (for flowers)
Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti (for tiny butterfly)

Hope you like my make today.. I'm back on my mission so use what's in my stash!

Big hugs

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Gold Leafy Die

Hi Lovelies..

Today my card is obviously using my favourite colour (!)..  but in a couple of different ways.

Firstly I did a  bit of pink smooshing using my Distress Oxide ink pads and water, diecutting a square after it was dry.  Then I diecut a leafy branch from gold mirri card.  I adhered this with sticky dots to a diecut circle of white cardstock, and then framed it with gold mirri matted behind.  I chose a small sentiment which I embossed with gold, and also matted that onto gold mirri.  Then I did lots of matting and layering of the pinks and white cardstock.

Card Info:
Leaf Die - sorry, no name but it's from a collection of leafy dies
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square Die
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Famingo and Picked Raspberry

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting....

Friday 17 May 2024

MFT Birthday Candles

Hi Lovelies...

Today I have an 'unusual for me' card to share.... it's a masculine card!  I make them so infrequently, as they take me truly out of my comfort zone... but I really loved how this one turned out.

All I did was diecut some kraft card, both with a stitched square die and a stitched circle die..  then diecut the candles from dotty cardstock, and then finally the Celebrate word from gold mirri card.  I adhered the pieces as you can see, but used foam pads for the candles to give depth.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Birthday Candles, MFT Celebrate Word Die, 
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle
Dotty Cardstock
Mirri Card
Copic Pens for flames

Hope you like my 'masculine' make!


Tuesday 14 May 2024

Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza

Hey Peeps...

Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous Floral Balloon Extravaganza stamp set from Alex Syberia Designs.  Of course, it needed to be a pink balloon!

 I coloured and fussy cut the image, then stamped the sentiment and heat embossed in white on black card... which I also fussy cut.  I then added a small bit of cord for the balloon string.  

For the background, I diecut a rectangle, then splattered with lots of pink and gold watercolour paints.  Unfortunately, the gold was hard to pick up on the photograph but you'll just have to imagine it!  Lastly, I adhered the balloon and the sentiment with 3D foam pads to give depth, and added a tiny bit of glitter to the flowers.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza
Colouring - Copics
Balloon and Flowers - RV52/63/55/66
Leqaves G21/24/99
Gold and Pink watercolour paints

Hope you like what I did..


Monday 6 May 2024

Waffle Flower Postage Collection Wildflowers

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing another card I made with the Waffle Flower Postage Collection Dies and Stamps, but this time I used their Postal Collage Wildflower stencils to create the floral images on the panels.

Then I stamped the postmarks etc, before I cut each of the images from the original die cut... creating individual stamps.  I splattered them with gold watercolour paint, then adhered them with foam pads to a kraft cardstock diecut rectangle.

I added a diecut 'hello' using mirri card, then finally added some gold circle confetti pieces.

Card Info:
Images - Waffle Flower Postal Collage Wildflower Stencils, 
Waffle Flower Postage Collection Stamps
Dies - Waffle Flower Postage Collection, Hero Arts Hello Word Die,
MFT Stitched Rectangle, Circle Confetti Die
Colouring - Altenew Inkpads
Gold Watercolour Paint

Hope you like my card today.  I'm a little bit slower listing my cards on my blog lately, as to be quite honest, my craft room needs a massive sort out and it's getting to me a bit!  I keep thinking 'one day....'!

Big hugs

Thursday 25 April 2024

MFT Happy Birthday Frame

Hi Lovelies...

Today I have a few cards I made using the MFT Circle Happy Birthday Frame Die, along with their Shaker Essentials circle acetate bubbles.  

I die cut the frame, then coloured each letter separately in a rainbow of colours.  Then I made the shaker element, using sprinkles (not real ones!)  I coloured and fussy cut cakes from the MFT All The Cupcakes set then adhered them to the acetate bubble, adding some glitter to give sparkle to the icing.

Finally I created the card base, by using some gingham paper, with a strip of gold mirri card onto a diecut rectangle.  I adhered the shaker to this panel, then added it all to the card base.

I did a few different colours to have some in stock!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Happy Birthday Frame
Images - MFT All The Cupcakes
Paper - Sunny Studio Gingham Pastels
Colouring - Copics
Cakes - E30/31/33 BV31
Letters - R24/Y£04/Y17/G14/B23

Sorry my post is picture heavy...  well done for staying to the end!

Big Hugs

Tuesday 23 April 2024

MFT Butterfly

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a CAS card - white on white with a splash of gold and colour, that evolved while I made it.

Firstly I die cut the butterfly from a Distress Oxide blended piece of card, which I'd splattered with gold watercolour paint.  Then I created an embossed panel, with a smallish pattern.  I diecut the gold circles for the centre cutting two in white also to give depth.  I adhered them together, then adhered these to the embossing.  Then I decided to use one of the white offcuts for the centre and adhered that.

I added a tiny sentiment which I'd embossed in gold on white, then gave that a gold shadow with mirri cardstock - matching the matt and layer gold.

Card Info:
Dies: MFT Butterfly, Simon Says Stamp Circle Loops
Crafts Too Embossing Folder
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments
Distress Oxides - Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed

Sorry for the extra photos - I was trying to get the butterfly in the best light to show the splatters!

Hope you like my make today...


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...