Sunday, 15 September 2019

Pix's Favourites


Hi Lovelies..

Today I decided to do a little masking on my card - using these fabulous little bunnies from Mama Elephant - Pix's Favourites.

I fussy cut masks of all three of these gorgeous little bunnies - then I stamped the centre bunny onto my card, masking it before stamping the other two - so they appear behind the centre bunny.  I then adhered the other two masks over the image and a piece of post it tape for the base, before blending with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Pix's Favourites
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Bunnies - T0/1/2/3 - N2/3/5 - E30/31/33
Dresses - R81/83/85, B21/23, V12/15/17

I cut a piece of fun foam to mount the panel onto my card base - it's so much easier to use than foam tape.

I was really thrilled how this turned out - I'll be doing more of this CAS style in the near future.. OK it wasn't very of the S (simple) for me - it took me a while!


Friday, 13 September 2019

Believe in Your Dreams


Hi Peeps

It's time for another Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella....  and today I'm using the fabulous Stephanie Loves Ballet - she's soooooo graceful and elegant!

I decided to use some shimmer paste through a stencil to create the glittery stars behind her...  I wish I could capture the sparkle better, but hey ho.. I never seem to manage.  You just have to know it sparkles well in real life!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Stars Stencil
Glimmer Paste sprinkled with extra glitter
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E23/27/29
Dress and Shoes - RV63/55/17

I carefully fussy cut the image and adhered her with foam pads so she pops from the card.  

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Babes have come up with to inspire.  You can also check out the Sistahood Facebook page to chat and share all things Bella related!

Have a lovely weekend all...

Monday, 9 September 2019


Hi Lovelies..

Well, as my card says, I'm celebrating!!  What am I celebrating??  Well I've discovered Press'n'Seal - which is going to revolutionise my die-cutting!  It enables the use of the negative as well as the positive of any die.  YAYY!!!

So - to explain further...  I bought the fabulous new All The Stars Cover Plate from MFT last week.....  which is a stunning cover plate that cuts all those fabulous stars from a panel.  Then this is where the magic happens!  When the panel is removed from the die...  most (if not all) of the stars stay where they were cut until you pop them out... yes?  So just pop  back into the panel any that did come away..... THEN...  take a piece of Press'n'Seal..  lay over the  front side of the diecut panel pressing down firmly - particularly where the stars are - then slowly peel the rectangular die-cut away - leaving all the stars in perfect position to use!  All I did was use small foam pads on the back of the stars while they were on the Peel'n'Stick, before lifting the film and pressing the stars down onto my card.  The Peel 'n' Stick can then be peeled away causing no damage to the stars or any texture/paint you've given them.   To get the idea better, as I said in my last post - you need to look at Laurie Willison from Soapbox Creations in her video HERE..  

Before all of the above, I did some Distress Oxide blending onto a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.. then lightly splattering water to lift some of the colour.  I then sprayed Pearl Ex mixed with water for a shimmer effect, and also Distress Ink Picket Fence Paint Spray.  So the stars have a graduated colour effect... and I used the left over piece of blended card behind the sentiment (cut from gold mirri card) so all matches.

 Card Info:
Dies - MFT All The Stars Cover Plate, MFT Celebrate word die
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed
Gold Mirri Card
Pearl Ex and DI Picket Fence Spray

You can see the negative of the cover plate in the photos..  that'll be used soon!

Can you tell I'm excited??? LOL!


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Mwah from Beret Girl!


Hi Lovelies

It's new release day over at All Dressed Up - and I'm sharing a card I made with the gorgeous Beret Girl.  

I decided to go for pastel pinks (and a touch of blue) for this girlie - she looks so fashionable - I wish I had legs like that!

I blended some Distress Oxides onto card then sprayed with Pearl Ex before getting out a cover plate die to use.

Now... I bought myself some of the magic that is Press 'n' Seal this week... wow - it's wonderful stuff!  It enables crafters to use the bits you'd normally throw away from a diecut - so, I used the negative of a cover plate die.  As it's slightly tacky, it holds all of the negatives exactly as they come from the die - enabling you to add glue or foam pads before adhering to a card base.  OK - I've not explained it well....  I've got to give credit to lovely Laurie Willison from Soapbox Creations who has a wonderful video HERE that'll show you far better than I can explain.  Suffice to say it's brilliant stuff that will open up a whole new crafting world!

Card Info:
Dies - Sunny Studio Frilly Frames, Stamping Bella Mwah Word Die
Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar
Colouring - Copics
Skin as usual
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress, Hat and Shoes - RV10/11/13 B00/01
Glitter, Gems and Sequins
Glossy Accents

I diecut the word die three times and adhered them together, before covering in Glossy Accents to make the letters pop.

Hope you like my candy striped pink creation... I'm back in my happy place!


Friday, 6 September 2019

Oddball Bouquet


Hi There...

Yes... it's time for another Bellarific Friday! I swear these Fridays come round more often than weekly... but hey... I'm not complaining as I get to colour Stamping Bella goodies!!

Today we're highlighting the Stamp of the Month for September - which this time is Oddball Bouquet - you can buy her with 25% discount till the end of this month!

To create the background, I firstly blended the Distress Oxides onto Bristol Smooth watercolour card, then sprayed with water to lift some of the colour. I then sprayed with Pearl Ex mixed with water to give a shimmer (which is sooo difficult to capture on photos but looks fab in real life, then lastly with Distress Ink Picket Fence Paint.

I fussy cut the image so that I could make her stand out from the card on foam pads.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, Sizzix Swirling Stars
Background - Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Wilted Violet
Colouring - Copics
Skin as usual
Hair - YR14/18 E08/18
Flowers - Y38 YR07/24/27
Dress and Shoes - BV11/13/17
Skulls - T0/1
Glossy Accents

I decided to make my photograph dark and moody to suit this young lady..  (ok... really I'm struggling with my camera/lighting!)

Hope you like...


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Happy Birthday!

Hi Peeps..

Today I'm here with a card that didn't involve my Copics! LOL!  

Firstly I did some Distress Oxide blending with Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, and Mustard Seed.. then I used Picket Fence through the MFT Circle Stencil to give the Bokeh effect.  After that I sprayed with some PearlEx mixed with water to give the glimmer, then with Distress Ink Picket Fence spray to give the white dots.

I diecut the Happy word from Whimsy Stamps from some gold mirri card- and added the 'birthday' from the MFT Essential Sentiments - stamping it in Versamark on black card, and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

Lastly I randomly added some gold stars cut with the Sizzix Swirling Stars die before mounting the whole panel on gold card - then I called it done.  It's not the best card for photography - but you get the idea!

Hope you like...

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Fairy Swing


Hi Lovelies...

Well it's the first day of September - this year seems to be flying by doesn't it?  And as it's the 1st, we have a new challenge at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page and this time the theme is:


So pretty easy.... right?  I chose to use this gorgeous fairy sitting on her swing and coloured her using my favourite pinks.  Then I die-cut an oval from a patterned paper panel, before adhering the negative frame with foam tape to my image.

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Oval, MFT Flower Trio
Paper - scrap from stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - as usual
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress and Flowers - R81/83/85 RV66
Greens YG05
Butterflies T1 B21
Background - B0000/000/00/01
Glitter and Gems

I die-cut three little flowers and added some gems to the centre before adhering them to my card. Then I added extra spots of glitter around the image - as of course, all fairies need their sparkle!

Hope you like my make and that you'll say hello if you have a moment..