Friday 31 March 2017

Happy mail...

  • stamping Bella- tiny townie Lacey has a letter
  • SU!- birthday bloom
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackable 
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Daler-Rowney- aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Zig clean colour real brush markers-071,069,068,021,042,033,099
  • Sakura 'clear star' telly roll glitter pen
I die cut a panel of cardstock, stamped my image on and water coloured this. I then stamped my sentiment and added sparkle to the letters and button details on the image to complete.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

All the best ...

  • Concord & 9th- hello lovely
  • LOTV- handwritten phrases (set 25)
  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine watercolour cardstock
  • Archival 'jet black' ink​ pad
  • Zig clean color real brush markers-082,050,052,033,043,046,044,075
  • Sequins
I stamped the image onto a mat of watercolour cardstock. I then water coloured the image using my brush markers. I stamped the sentiment in position. I then created a simple mat and layer onto the card blank with pink cardstock, before adding a scatter of sequins to complete.

Thursday 23 March 2017

Edna's cup of tea

  • Stamping bella- Edna's cup of tea
  • Avery elle- a tag for all dies
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copic-skin:E50,51,21&93. Hair:N3,5,7. Light pink:RV000,00,63. Dark pink:RV:17,55,52. Green:G12,YG45,67. Wings:YR000,RV000. Cup:C00,1,3. Ground:W00,1,3.
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush pen
  • White cardstock & scrap of LOTV patterned​ paper
  • Silver baker's twine
I die cut the tag shape from white card. I then stamped this with my image, coloured with copics and added glitter to her wings. I die cut the sentiments, 3 times from white cardstock and once again from patterned paper. I then glued the sentiments together in a stack, topped with the patterned paper to create dimension. I then trimmed my card blank to fit the tag shape of the topper and glued this down. I punched a hole through the top and added twine, secured with a bow to complete.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

big news!!

  • SU!- big news
  • Mama elephant- rainbow high creative cuts
  • W plus 9- unforgettable
  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz distress ink pads- tumbled glass, stormy sky, worn lipstick
  • Twine
  • Copics- sorry... got carried away with this one and forgot to make a note of which colours I used!! 
I water coloured the blue to create a background. On another piece of card, I stamped the sentiment, die cut into the balloon shape and water coloured it pink. I added darker pink to letters and sparkled once dry. I stamped, coloured and die cut the elephant from a further piece of card. I glued the background to card blank, then added the balloon using foam pads. I then tied twine around the elephant's tail and positioned it on the card, again using foam for dimension. I looped the loose end of twine around the balloon and secured with a knot. I finished with some dots of glue along twine to hold it in place.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Seven hills 'tic- tac- toe': watercolour, big words/ letters, pastel shades or animals, big words/ letters and die-cutting

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Bella & friends

  • SU!- Bella & friends
  • W plus 9- unforgettable (sentiment)
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Daler&rowney- aquafine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Zig clean color real brush markers- 068,032,047,020,050 & 036
  • Kraft 5x7" card blank
I cut a mat of white card to fit on my card blank. I then stamped my image and water coloured with my brush markers, including a small haze of blue around them for sky. I stamped my sentiment and glued the mat to the card to finish.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Saturday 18 March 2017

Congratulations toast...

  • SU!- making spirits bright
  • Mama elephant- 'union square' framed tag creative cuts
  • Paper smooches-congratulations die
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- E40,81. BG70. C00.
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush pen
  • Ranger glossy accents
  • White card
  • Cream glitter card
  • Bronze sequins
I cut a matt of glitter card to fit my card blank. I then cut a matt of white card to sit on top and stamped my image in the centre. I coloured this with copics, then added a clear glitter to make the bubbles glisten, followed by a layer of glossy accents to add shine to the glasses. Whilst this dried, I created the shaker element. I die cut the aperture from the centre of a matt of white cardstock. I then added a piece of acetate to the back of this panel and edged this with foam tape (making sure there will be a full seal with no gaps for sequins to escape!) I made sure the glossy accents were dry, before adding a neat pile of sequins on top. I then positioned the shaker frame onto the card, trapping the sequins in place. To complete the card, I die cut a sentiment from the glitter card and added this across the front of the shaker.

Thursday 16 March 2017

wonderful mum...

  • Mama elephant- butterfly kisses
  • SU!- wonderful mum
  • Zig clean color real brush markers-025 pink,200 almond pink, 047 may green, 037 cornflour blue
  • Versamark ​ink pad
  • Wow! 'opaque bright White's embossing powder
  • Dealer Rowney-aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Sakura micron '005' pen
 I wanted to create a soft, water colour style card for mothers day. I stamped the image with the versamark ink, then added the white embossing powder. I also added the sentiment in the same way and used the heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I then coloured the flower using the brush markers, blended out with a water brush. I added a background of blue, concentrated around the message to make the white writing pop. As a finishing touch, I used the micron pen to freehand a border to edge the card.

Friday 10 March 2017

Woodland wonders

  • Avery elle- woodland wonders (stamps & dies)
  • Archival 'coffee' ink pad
  • Prismacolor coloured pencils- trees: pc947,945,941. pc938. pc911,1005. Owl: pc1076,1074,1072,1070. pc1034. pc938. Butterflies: pc1008,956,1086. Banner: pc1008
  • Kraft cardstock

I also used the Misti stamping tool for this technique, although it is possible without, the Misti makes it alot easier. You could also use a pen to trace the lines after colouring, however the wax does coat the nib and becomes difficult if doing large amounts.

Begin by stamping the images you would like to use and colouring with the prisma pencils. Then, stamp again directly over the top to redefine the lines. I started by doing the trees and then moved on to the critters as this was easier with my Misti. I added detail to the butterflies using the dot trail in the coordinating die set. To make the sentiment banner, I repeated the colouring procedure, then diecut it. I glued my banner onto my card using foam tape for dimension.

Thursday 9 March 2017

Ava loves to celebrate

  • Stamping bella- Ava loves to celebrate
  • Stampin up!- party pants
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- E50,51,21,93. E49,47,44. E39,37,35. R89,85,83,81. BG57,53,18,70. YG17,13. BV0000,000. W3,1,0. C0,1.
  • Patterned paper scrap (stampin up! DSP)
  • Glitter cardstock
I cut a band of patterned paper and thin band of glitter paper to fit my card blank. I then stamped my image and sentiment to sit beside these on a matt of Neenah cardstock. I used my copics to colour the image to coordinate with the paper. To complete the card, I glued the pieces in place. I kept this one really simple to let the image shine.


I would like to enter the following challenge:
Simon Wednesday says: for a special lady/ girl

Winnie the pooh

  • Disney Winnie the pooh- honey pot fun metal die
  • Avery elle- woodland wonders
  • Mama elephant- Madison avenue framed tags
  • Memento 'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E55,57,59 &47. YG63,67. R24,27. Y15,18. 100.
  • Sakura 'clear star' glitter pen & #849 (black) glaze pen
  • Sakura  01 micron pen
  • Tim holtz 'tumbled glass'distress ink pad
  • White, yellow, red & brown cardstock

I created a background by stamping the trees and colouring with copics. I then masked the trees and inked the card blank blue. I die cut a frame to fit the card. For the sentiment, I stamped the banner, positioned the sentiment inside and die cut into the banner. Finally, I took the winnie the pooh and die cut him from white cardstock as a base layer. I then die cut the relevant pieces from coloured cardstock and paper pieced onto the base layer. I used my copics to add shading to the banner and pooh bear, as well as colouring the bee. I added the lines on the honey pot and face with the sakura micron pen. I glued down all the pieces onto the card blank, using foam to add dimension and finished off with glazing to the nose and glitter on the bees wings.
I would like to enter the following challenge:

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Happy hedgehogs

  • My favourite things- happy hedgehogs (stamps & dies)
  • My favourite things- stitch rectangle scallop edge frame
  • SU!- crazy about you
  • SU!- dots for days
  • Tim holtz 'fossilized amber's distress ink pad
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics-E41,42,43,44,47,59. E35,37,39. YG63,67.
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Sakura 'clear star' glitter pen
I stamped a portion of the dot background stamp at the folded card edge, then blended some amber ink over the front of the card blank with darker colour concentrated over the dots. I diecut a Kraft card frame and glued this onto the card front. I stamped, coloured and diecut the hedgehogs. To create the extended log, I inked up the stamp but not right to the end and stamped. Next, I masked off most of that log, inked up the stamp again leaving the end, lined it up with open mid section of the log and stamped again. I then coloured the log with copics and diecut. To diecut this, I lined it up and taped in place leaving one end hanging off the edge of the plate and run through the diecut machine. I repeated this for the other side. Using foam tape for dimension, I glued the log and hedgehogs in place. To finish I added glitter pen to the sentiment.
For the inside of the card, I diecut a smaller Kraft frame and glued to the inside. I stamped coloured and diecut a little hedgehog to sit above the sentiment. For the sentiment, I stamped with two colours by first inking the smaller part of the sentiment in yellow, then adding black ink to the larger part of the sentiment, (using the edge of the ink to get it neat and in just the right places). Another option would involve some stamp surgery to carefully cut apart the stamp, which makes it easier to stamp both pieces separately in different coloured inks. Beware though, as you must be careful not to damage your stamp when cutting and need to ensure the sentiment lines up again on the page when stamping!

Challenge i would like to enter:
Simon 'monday' says - " make your own background"

Thursday 2 March 2017

Brynn has a baby shower

  • Stamping bella- Brynn has a baby shower
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Copics- E50,51,21,93. E34,35,37,57,59. BV0000,000,01,02,04. Y18,15,11. R24. BG70. W00,1,3.
  • Yellow embossed dot & lilac cardstock
To create this card, I covered the card blank with the dotty card. I then cut a matt of white for the stamped image and a layer of lilac card stock. I stamped and coloured the image before adding to the card following the sketch. I added a coordinating banner stamped with a sentiment to complete the card.
I would like to enter the following challenge: