Sunday 28 May 2023

Lawn Fawn Sew Very Mice

Hi Lovelies..

My card today was made specially for a lovely friend of mine.. who is very much into sewing - she's very talented and produces fabulous garments!  So... when I saw this set from Lawn Fawn, I knew it had to be for her birthday card!

I coloured and fussy cut all the little elements, then created a background with a die-cut giving me the four windows to pop the sewers into.  I added a scrap of printed paper at the back so each little 'room' had it's own wallpaper.  Next I added the little images with foam pads to give depth.  The tiny sentiment in the centre comes with the stamp set, and is perfect in that it's small enough not to detract from the sewers!

Card Info:
Images and Sentiment - Lawn Fawn Sew Very Mice
Die - MFT Gift Box Cover Up Die
Paper Scraps
Colouring - Copics
Mice - T0/1 W0/1 E51/43 R00 BV31 C0/1
Other colours - RV00/52/63, R81/83, BG11 G43

It always gives me great happiness to know I've made the recipient of my cards smile and know I've thought lots about them while creating!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 26 May 2023

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Beach Ball and Puppy

Hi Lovelies...

Sorry I've been a bit quiet this week... the time has gone by quickly, and although I've made cards, I've not had the time to blog them etc!  

Anyways...  it's the last Friday in the month and at Stamping Bella, that means it's time to use an image from the new release for our Bellarific Friday card.  I chose to use this fabulous Bundle Girl - she's playing with her mahoosive beach ball and her tiny puppy.  I decided to go for bright colours - particularly on her beach ball - then I fussy cut both images and laid them to one side.

Then I created a diecut background for her to stand alongside.  I added glitter to the waves and the sun - hoping to give the impression of the light glistening on the water.  Lastly I added a sentiment from the Summer Sentiment Set.

Card Info:
Dies - Honey Bee Ocean Circlescape, MFT Stitched Circle Scalloped Frame
Distress Oxides on diecut - Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade
Blueprint Sketch, Prize Ribbon, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Pinks - RV52/63/55
Hat - BG11/13 White Gel Pen
Ball - YR04/09, G14/09, BG01/02/05, R24/27/46
Specs - RV55 T3/5/7
Dog - E13/15
Glitter Glue

Hope you like my card today as much as I liked making it..  it's fab to use really bright colours every now and again!

Big hugs

Friday 19 May 2023

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Foxglove

Hi Lovelies..

Today at Stamping Bella, we are using images from the current Stamp of the Month range..  so it's another Bundle Girl - and I chose to use this Bundle Girl with a Foxglove.

I coloured and fussy cut the image, yes, even all those tiny flowers (!) - then I created a stencilled rectangle background, splattered with white, gold and deep pink watercolours.  I adhered the image with 3D foam pads and added a tiny sentiment from the Spring Sentiment Set

Card Info:
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Spring Sentiment Set
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Rectangles
Altenew Sugared Candies Crisp Dye Inks
Gold, White and Deep Pink Watercolours
Colouring - Copics
Hat - B00/01/02
Coat and Flowers - RV91/93/95
Leaves - YG25/17
Grounding - T0/1

Hope you like my make today..

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Alcohol Ink Squares

Hi Peeps...

Another CAS card from me today... this time using one of the backgrounds I've created recently with alcohol inks - these backgrounds were sitting in a file waiting to be used.  Can you tell I've been tidying??

All I did was use a small square die - cutting four squares from the sheet, adding them with 3D foam tape to a diecut square card panel.  That's it!  I'm afraid I can't remember the colours I used - apart from saying blues and greens... and then of course, the gold.  I was really happy how effective it looks - and didn't think it needed a sentiment, as it can be used for just a note, or a birthday card etc.

As I have lots of created backgrounds, I could be here forever using them!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 15 May 2023

Stampendous Birthday Flowers

Hi Lovelies..

Well as some of you know, I'm on a mission to use some of my older stash..  and while I was tidying the other day, I came across this little Birthday Flowers cling stamp from Stampendous - so out it came and was stamped up quickly!

It was so easy to colour, and if you look closely, you can see the sentiment words on the stems!  I then used a small stitched square die, and matted with some rose gold glitter card, then some card that I'd created using one of my Distress Oxide Sprays... this is Wilted Violet.  Lastly, I added it to a square card base.

Card Info:
Image - Stampendous Birthday Flowers cling stamp (retired I think?)
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Distress Oxide Spray Wilted Violet
Colouring - RV63/55, RV32/34 V04/06, Y17/YR04

So it's CAS for me today and I really enjoyed colouring this.  It also makes me feel GOOD to use stash that hasn't seen the light of day for a few years!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 12 May 2023

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Mermaid

Hi Peeps...

Well have you heard?  It's MerMay!  So I'm celebrating that and our Bellarific Friday with this gorgeous Curvy Girl Mermaid stamp from Stamping Bella.

I coloured and fussy cut the image... then I used a large embossing tool on the back to give her a rounded look.  I created the background blending Distress Oxides then adding more through a sun-ray stencil to show the sun coming through the water.  I splattered the background with water and white paint and I was happy that it looked like an underwater scene. I then adhered the Mermaid with 3D foam pads, and added the sentiment.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Mermaid
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, 
Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch
Stencil - MFT Sunray
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Mermaid - BG10/11/BV0000/00
Hair - E53/55
Pearl - BV0000/00
Leaves - G13
Purple Colouring Pencil for Scales
White Acrylic Paint

Hope you like my make today.  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog or the Sistahood Facebook Page where you can find more inspiration, and also chat and share all things Bella related - we love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Pink Fresh Studio Ribbons and Balloons

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a Pink Fresh Studio stamp set and the co-ordinating stencils..  this is Ribbons and Balloons...  but I decided to use fine gold cord instead of the stencilled ribbons as I wanted to fussy cut the balloons and I thought cutting the stencilled ribbons may be a step TOO far for me!

I used Distress Inks to stencil through the balloons, adding a white gel pen reflection.  I adhered the cord to the back of the balloons, then used 3D foam pads to adhere the balloons to the card panel.  I'd dry embossed the edges of the balloons to give them a rounded look.

Card Info:
Image - Pink Fresh Studio Ribbons and Balloons Stamps and Stencils
Dies - Trinity Stamps Dainty Scallop Slimline Die,
Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords Birthday Word Die
Distress Inks

Hope you like my card today - it wasn't easy to photograph as it is so tall, but I tried my best!


Friday 5 May 2023

Stamping Bella Balloon Girl with Balloons

Hi Lovelies

Well, it's the first Friday in May, which means there's a lovely new Stamp of the Month at Stamping Bella - this time it's this cute little Bundle Girl with Balloons... she'd tried to keep hold of them all, but then she decided to let them fly!  You can get this gorgeous stamp for half price throughout May.

I coloured her with my Copics, then created a background with some cloud paper, adding a strip of silver glitter card along the white panel, before adhering it with foam tape. 

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio Spring Fever
Colouring - Copics
Hat - RV10/11
Coat - V20/22/25
Balloons - G000/00, B00/01, YR61/65, RV10/11
Silver Glitter Card

Hope you like my make today - don't forget the image is half price this month!  

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 3 May 2023

The Greeting Farm What's Buzzing 2

Hi There...

I'm back with another card using the cutie bees from The Greeting Farm What's Buzzing set..  this time I've done a bit of ink smooshing onto cardstock, splattering with gold - then diecutting into hexagons to create the honeycomb for these bees to fly around!

I then added a couple of gold sequins and a sentiment from the set, and it was done.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - The Greeting Farm What's Buzzing?
Dies - XCut Hexagon Die, MFT Stitched Rectangles
Smooshing - Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Fozzilized Amber and Wild Honey
Colouring - Copics
Bees - Y15/17/38 YR24 E08/09 BV31
Flowers - V04/06, RV52/63/55, YR65 Y04 YR17/38

Hope you like my buzzy make today!