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....

Friday 16 February 2024

Pink Fresh Studio Farm Fresh

Hi there...

More flowers from me today using another new (to me) stamp set.... this time it's from Pink Fresh Studio and is called Farm Fresh.  I stamped and coloured the flowers, then did a bit of very careful fussy cutting...  there are some fine stems and tiny flowers so I had to be ultra careful!

I added the sentiment from Clearly Besotted to the front of the card, before
 using an MFT Die to create the window to pop the flowers behind.  I used foam pads to lift them - then adhered the window panel with foam tape.  A tiny bow finished the card.

Card Info:
Image - Pink Fresh Studio Farm Fresh
Sentiment - Fancy That
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, MFT Large Peekaboo Circle
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - RV63/55 B21/24 V15/17 R81/83
Leaves - G24 YG63

Hope you like!  I'm still struggling with my mojo - I sit in my craft room and just feel a bit overwhelmed - unsure what to use next and am questioning do I WANT to use anything??  Not a good feeling but one I'm sure lots of crafters recognise!

Big hugs...

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Taylored Expressions Daisies for Days

Hi Peeps..

OK, this post is picture heavy - but only because I've been playing with one of my new stamps - this is from Taylored Expressions and is called Daisies For Days.  It's actually a background stamp - which only stamps the colour - so that it leaves the daisies white!  It's a rubber cling stamp, but there is a little set of clear stamps that comes with it, so you're able to stamp the flower centres in the yellow needed.

Anyways - of course I got carried away and ended up doing different colours... blue, light green, and dark green (you can see below!)  I used my Simon Says Stamp and my Catherine Pooler ink pads, and although I found that the background had to be stamped two of three times to get good coverage, I loved how they turned out.

Card Info:
Stamp - Taylored Expressions Daisies for Days
Inks - Catherine Pooler, Simon Says Stamp, Distress Oxides
Dies - Spellbinders Venise Lace, Simon Says Stamp Hugs and Birthday Wishes, Julie Hickey Happy

And now for the other colours...

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 8 February 2024

The Greeting Farm Happy Birthday To You Anya

Hi Lovelies...

For my card today I've used this gorgeous Happy Birthday To You Anya from The Greeting Farm - I was inspired by a card that the lovely Amy Young created on which she used the balloons as part of the background - so I treated myself to those too.

Both are digital images - so all I had to do was play with the sizing and getting the balloons to the back, before printing them out.  Then out came my Copics in lots of rainbow colours...  I'm getting a lot of enjoyment using these colours lately!

I added a sentiment at the top, then matted the panel onto red cardstock - and it was done.

Card Info:
Images - The Greeting Farm Happy Birthday To You Anya, 
The Greeting Farm Birthday Boys (Balloons)
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Skin - E000/00/11 R01/20
Dress and Cake - R21/23/25 E30/33
R24/27/46 R81/83/85 Y17/38 YR04/09
YG23/G14 V15/17 B23/24 BG15/17/57

Hope you like my rainbow make today as much as I enjoyed making it!


Monday 5 February 2024

Gina K Designs Curved Floral Banner

Hi Peeps...

I was lucky enough to get to the Stamperama Show at York Racecourse last week... so of course, came home with lots of goodies - especially from the lovely Tracy at the Dies to Die For stand.  

One of the die sets I bought was this one - it's the Curved Floral Banner from Gina K Designs...  there are two dies in the set, the intricate flowers and leaves, then the background.  The first is cut from black cardstock, then for the background I used Distress Oxides to blend the cardstock before cutting with the die.  Both diecuts are then adhered together - giving a stained glass effect.

Then I did a bit more diecutting and layering, finishing off with the words which I diecut from glitter card backed with vellum.

Card Info:
Image - Gina K Designs Curved Floral Banner Dies
Other dies - Spellbinders Stately Circles, MFT Stitched Rectangles
Waffle Flower With Love word dies
Colouring - Distress Oxides Picked Raspberry, Saltwater Taffy, 
Curved Pumpkin and Twisted Citron
Paper - Crafters Consortium Ink Drops Candy 6x6 paper pad

I really loved how this one turned out... it gave me a little boost - you know the feeling??!

Happy Crafting..

Thursday 1 February 2024

Altenew Weekend Doodles

Hi Lovelies...

Today I have a card that's taken me a while to think about and design etc...  it's another set I've had for a while and has been waiting to be used.

I do like cards with rainbow colours (yes, other than pink!)  So I decided to colour the wreath in those colours.  I did a bit of fussy cutting around the outside of the leaves, but only shaded the inside, so I could stamp a sentiment from the set there and emboss in gold.  

Then I used an embossing folder with leaves for the background, adhering the wreath, then finally matting that on some rainbow striped paper.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Altenew Weekend Doodles
Embossing Folder - Simon Says Stamp Tumbling Leaves
Paper - Sunny Studio Rainbow Bright 6 x 6 paper pad
Colouring - Copics
R24/27 RV63/55 YR04/09 Y15/38
YG13/G14 BG13/15 B21/23 V15/17

Hope you like my rainbow make!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 25 January 2024

Clearly Besotted Pawly Plushies

Hi Lovelies..

OK I'm back in my favourite land...  oh so pink and oh so cute!  I dug out a lovely stamp set called Pawly Plushies from Clearly Besotted, that I'm ashamed to say hadn't been opened - and got stamping, colouring and fussy cutting!

Then I created a background for each bear - I used post it tape across die-cut rectangles, so I could Distress Oxide blend some pinks above.  Then I splattered with water, gold watercolour paint and a deep pink watercolour paint too.

Before adhering the bears with 3D foam pads, I added one of the sentiments that came with the set...  oh and for one of the cards, a happy birthday sentiment from another Clearly Besotted set.

Sorry this post is picture heavy - but I couldn't resist giving each bear his time in the spotlight!

Card Info:
Images and Sentiments - Clearly Besotted Pawly Plushies
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, 
Saltwater Taffy, Worn Lipstick
Gold and Pink Watercolour Paint

Thanks for reading to the end.... hope you like these little cuties as much as I do!

Sunday 21 January 2024

Altenew Cape Marguerite

Hey Peeps...

I have a love of marguerites, especially white ones, so for my card today I've used the Altenew Cape Marguerite Layering Die Set... giving them a slight bit of colour, and of course that bright yellow centre!

I did a bit of Distress Oxide blending for the circle which I'd diecut...  then splattered water and gold watercolour paint to give some texture.  Lastly I added a diecut 'hello' and a few gold enamel dots.

Card Info:
Dies: Altenew Cape Marguerite Layering Die Set, Altenew Sweet Semtiments
MFT Stitched Dot Circles, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Wilted Violet Distress Oxide
Gold Watercolour Paint
Colouring - Copics
B60/31  Y17/38 YR24

I'm finding it very difficult to photograph my cards recently, as the photos always appear with a blue-ish cast (reflecting the blue skies here lately!) and no matter how I edit, they still look blue-ish to me!

Anyways... hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 18 January 2024

Circles Birthday

Hi Lovelies...

I'm not getting into my craft room as much as I'd like lately, you know when sometimes we lose the impetus and struggle a bit?  Well that's where I am now..  it's difficult to say why.

Anyways... I got myself in there today to try to break through the block.  I had seen a card like this some years back and wanted to give the style a go, so here it is.  I diecut circles of different diameters, coloured them with my Copics, and adhered them with 3D foam pads in a random-type pattern, then added a sentiment.  I cut the overhanging circles off the white panel, then matted it onto red cardstock.

Card Info:
Dies - Spellbinders Circles, MFT Stitched Rectangles
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Scripty B'Day
Colouring - Copics
R24/27/46/ E57    B21/23/24
BG13/15/18    Y15/17/38
YR04/09/18    G14/17

Hope you like what I did...

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 10 January 2024

LOTV Spring Rabbits

Hi Lovelies...

Well even though it's still mid-winter here in the UK, I'm thinking Spring - as these gorgeous little bunnies from LOTV will confirm!  They've been waiting for an outing since I bought them last year, so out they came.  

I decided to go relatively CAS for my card, with lots of white space.  The bunnies are so cute, they definitely needed centre stage.  I coloured and fussy cut them, adhering them to my white diecut square panel, then used Prismacolor pencils for the grass.  I added an older but much loved sentiment from Paper Smooches, then matted the white panel to a layer of card to match each rabbit.

Now, you know what rabbits are like, and what they get up to...  so this post is picture heavy with them in lots of different colours! Get a cuppa, put your feet up and read on - I'd love to know which is your favourite colour...

Card Info:
Images - LOTV Spring Rabbits
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Colouring - Copics
E40/41/42/43 W0/1/2/E42/43 E50/51/42/43 R00 R20 T0 C1
Flowers - R81/83/85  Y!5/38 R43/46  BG10/11/13 V20/22/15 B21/23 G24

I hope you like my Spring cards today..

Happy Crafting...

Friday 5 January 2024

Waffle Flower Postage Stencils and Die Set

Hi Lovelies...

For my card today, I've been playing with the Waffle Flower Postage Collage Collection which includes stencils, stamps and a die.  Of course, I used my favourite colour to stencil the roses!  

I completed the stenciling, then diecut the panel, before stamping the postage marks over the images.  Then I matted and layered the panel onto pink card, then onto the white card base.

Card Info:
Die and Stamps - Waffle Flower Postage Collection
Roses - Waffle Flower Postage Collection Rose Stencil
Word Dies - Altenew Sweet Sentiments
Gold Mirri Card

I did another in a deeper pink, and added a different sentiment.

Hope you like my makes today...

Happy Crafting..