Monday, 28 May 2018

writing notes


  • Stampin up!- writing notes & colour me happy stamp sets
  • Lawn fawn 'blue jay'& 'lobster' ink pads
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad
  • Copics- R32. RV42. BG13,32. BG0000.01.02. B00. Y02,15,18. E23. C0.
  • Sakura glaze pen #849
  • Wink of Stella ‘clear’ glitter brush pen
I first cut a piece of card to cover the front of my card blank. I stamped this with the writing notes background stamp, using two colours to give the full note paper look. To do this, I carefully just inked up the lines I wanted red, stamped then cleaned my stamp and repeated with the blue. I used the Misti to help make sure it all lined up. If you didn’t have a Misti, it would be easier to just carefully apply both colours of ink to your stamp then stamp all at once.
I then stamped my bird image and sentiment in position on the card and coloured these using copics. I added glitter to the ‘thank’ and glaze pen to the ‘you’ and the birds eye. I think this just adds a bit of detail to a simple card.
Mx

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Simon ‘Monday’ Says... inspired by a song (bluebird by Sara bareillies)

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sweet pea


  • Stamping Bella- sweet pea garden girl
  • SU!- made for you
  • Lawn fawn- grassy border
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- E50,51,21,93.55,57,59. YG25,33,21. BV000,00. V22. W00,1.
  • Tim holtz ‘broken China & ‘ distress ink pad
  • White card blank
I stamped, coloured and die cut my garden girl image. I diecut the grass to create a mask. I used the first half to mask the sky and inked the green. Then used the other half to mask the green and ink the sky. I did this very basic just to add some colour, but you could make additional masks to create more dimension (maybe add clouds for example). I stamped my sentiment in the corner of the inked background and added my image using foam pads to match the sketch.
Mx

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

new baby


  • SU!- two by two
  • SU!- festive impressions embossing folder
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted square stackables 
  • Kraft & white cardstock
  • Neenah classic creast cardstock
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad
  • Copics- E31,35,37,41,55. B000,00,02,04. BG02. V04,12. R000,14,24. YR15,31. Y15,18,32,38. N2,4.
  • Tim holtz ‘fossilised Amber & wild honey’ distress oxide ink pad
To make this card I firstly created my background. I cut a piece of white cardstock and used distress oxide ink to make an ombré effect. I used a embossing folder to add texture and pattern. I glued this onto a kraft card blank.
I Used a piece of Neenah card to stamp and colour my image. I then die cut this, I also die cut a piece of kraft cardstock and layered this at an angle to match the sketch. I glued both pieces onto the card blank to finish. 
Mx

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Birthday bus



  • Avery Elle- birthday bus
  • My favourite things- big birthday die
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted rectangle stackable
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad & dual marker
  • Neenah classic crest
  • Copic- C00,C1,C3,C4,C6,C8. W00,W1,W3,W5. E53, E55,E57,E70,E71,E74,E77,E93. RV42,R43,R32. Y32,YR21. BG70.
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz ‘squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick’ distress ink pads
  • Cosmic shimmer ;burnt orange, straw yellow, scarlet mist’ pixie powders
  • Wink of stella ’clear’ glitter brush marker
  • White embroidery floss
I made my background using inkpads, pixie powders and water. Once dried, I die cut into a panel with the largest rectangle. I then die cut the birthday into the panel, making sure to keep all the cut pieces. I glued the panel and the inside letter pieces onto my white card blank. On another sheet of cardstock, I stamped my images and coloured using copics. I fussy cut all the pieces and glued the little white smoke puffs flat. I added foam tape to the bus for dimension. To attach the balloons, I first tied 2 strands of embroidery floss onto the balloon with a little knot. I then added foam tape to stick it in position and used a few dots of glue to keep the string in place where I wanted. The final touch was a bit of glitter to the hats and balloons.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fairy birthday


  • My favourite things- big birthday die
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted rectangle stackable
  • LOTV- fairy a5 stamp set 
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad & dual marker
  • Neenah classic crest 
  • Copic- C1. E50,51,93. RV42,R43,R32. Y32,YR21. BG70.
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz ‘squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick’ distress ink pads
  • Cosmic shimmer ;burnt orange, straw yellow, scarlet mist’ pixie powders
  • Wink of stella’clear’ glitter brush marker
  • Cosmic shimmer ‘crystal stars’ glitter jewels
 
I made a water colour background and die cut the happy birthday letters from it. I die cut a panel of white cardstock and positioned the letters, then glued them down flat. I stamped my fairy image to fit in the top corner on to the panel. I coloured the image and added sparkle to the wings. I glued the finished panel to a card blank. The final touch was to glue on some crystal stars for a bit of extra sparkle.

Mx
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Manly moments


  • Hunkydory- little book of manly moments
  • Lil’ inker designs- happy birthday border die
  • Paper mania ('son' stamp: not sure what the set was called)
  • Black & white cardstock
I made a 5x7” card blank and stamped son in the bottom corner. I trimmed the little book image to fit the remaining space and matted onto black cardstock. I then die cut the happy birthday border and placed over the top of the image to match the sketch. 
I think this simple card is great for men and could easily be adapted with a different image to suit the man!
Mx

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sympathy bouquets


  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets ranunculus
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • Hand written background stamp (not sure which brand)
  • Archival'jet black & sepia' ink pad
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Zig clean Colorado real brush markers (052,022,260,080,037,033,041,045,046,047)
  • Kraft cardstock
I stamped the hand written stamp on to the cardblank. I cut a panel of watercolour cardstock to fit the card, leaving a border along the folded edge to reveal the stamped cardblank. I stamped the floral image at the side, slightly over the edge. I coloured this with watercolour markers and water. I glued this panel onto my card blank. I die cut the sentiment from Kraft cardstock and glued in position to complete the sketch.
Mx


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