Monday 12 October 2015

a wonderful cup!!

  • SU!- morning cup
  • LOTV- set 93 (someone special)
  • lilac, black & copic friendly cardstock
  • memento ink pad (tuxedo black)
  • copics (BV00,01,02,04)
  • tim holtz distress ink pads (milled lavender)
  • wink of stella (clear)
I made a lilac 6x4" card blank and stamped it using a small teabag stamp to create a background. I made a topper using a mat of white card and stamped my sentiment and cups to match the sketch. I coloured the cups using copics, then added some glitter over the top. I stamped one more cup on a small piece of cardstock, I coloured and glittered this before fussy cutting it out. I glued this over the top of one cup using foam tape for dimension. I mat and layered the topper with some black cardstock before adding to the card blank with foam tape.
challenges I would like to enter:

quick and easy penguins...

  • mama elephant- artic penguin stamps and dies
  • mama elephant- jolly and merry stamp
  • SU!- joyful Christmas & wondrous wreath
  • lawn fawn statckables- stitched squares
  • mama elephant- stitched landscape dies
  • memento ink pad (tuxedo black) & copic friendly cardstock
  • copics (C00,1,3. W6,7. Y35,38)
  • tim holtz distress ink pad (weathered wood)
  • sakura glitter pen (clear star)
  • printed card blanks from craftwork cards

for the first card I die cut a square and stamped a sentiment in the top corner. I added some small stamps to add twinkle accents using the distress ink pad. I highlighted these elments with some glitter. I stamped, coloured and die cut a penguin and ice burg and glued these on to the corner of my card using foam pads.
for the second card, I die cut a hill from some white cardstock, to make some snow. I stamped the sentiment on the snow and added glitter to the word 'wonderful'. I stamped, coloured and die cut some penguins to complete the scene.
these cards are easy to repeat for batch making, as you can prepare multiple penguins and mats quickly. the images are also small which makes them easy to colour. If you don't have patterned card blanks, you could add a matt of paper instead, or create a stamped background if you wanted.

challenges I would like to enter:
simon wednesday says- 'clean and simple christmas'

Tuesday 6 October 2015

with thanks...


  • SU! So very grateful
  • Hello you thinlits
  • Black and white card stock
  • Memento ink pad and pen
  • Copics
  • Wink of Stella

I made a 5x7" card blank, then mat and layered black cardstock on the front. The top layer is copic friendly white cardstock, which I stamped with the flowers to fill the top section of the card. I used copics to colour these flowers in. I then die cut the sentiment from black cardstock and glued it in place. For the inside, I cut a mat of cardstock, stamped flowers in the corner, then coloured these with copics. I edged the mat with a memento pen to define the edge before sticking the layer down. The final touch was glitter highlights on the flowers using Wink of Stella.

challenges I would like to enter: