Saturday, 25 March 2017

I'd pick you!

It's my 11th wedding anniversary tomorrow and I went bright and bold for a card to give my Hubby.

Saturated Canary Smell the Flowers

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Saturated Canary 'Smell the Flowers'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: Y00  Y21  YR24  E35
             Dress: RV63  V15  V17  V09
             Flowers: YR02  YR18  RV04  RV09  RV69  G00  G02  G19  BG18
             Background: E33  E35  E57  E79  G000  BG70  BG000  B00
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Butterfly Kisses' paper pack, cardstock, Kraft
Dies: Dies R Us Butterflies
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Wink of Stella, twine, pearls.

Friday, 17 March 2017

A Rainbow of Happiness

One of my young daughters friends loves to come over just to colour with me so I wanted to make her a special card for her birthday, with a special surprise inside!

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Saturated Canary November 2016 subscription 'Rainbow'
Prismacolor Pencils: Skin: 140  927  939  943
                                  Hair/Yellow: 938  917  1034  1081
                                  Green Dress: 989  913  912  909
                                  Blue: 1079  133  901
                                  Pink:993  994  1095
                                  Red: 922  924  1030
Papers: Touched by a Butterfly 'Rainbows & Sunshine' digital kit, cardstock
Dies: Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 2, Memory Box Hanging Cloud Border, Memory Box Precious Clouds, Poppystamps Rainbow, Cheery Lyn Designs Faerie Mushrooms, Spellbinders Grand Ovals
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Kindyglitz.

I'm playing along with:

Cute Card Thursday #469: Celebrations
Crafty Sentiments: Any Shape
Cutie Pie Challenge #109: Digis & Dies
Fab n Funky #342: Children
Dies R Us #69: Borders and Edges
CCC Digi Creations #69: For the Girls
Lil' Red Wagon #385: Tag It!
Allsorts #406: Ladies or Girls
Creative Craft Cottage #83: More than 1 Fold
Paradise of Stamps #54: Spring
Cards Galore Encore: A little bit of Fantasy!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Dad's Workbench

Its my fathers birthday next week and he always loves getting my cards so I wanted to do something very special and creative for him. This is what I put together. I had to go searching for the perfect image for the front and found this sweet image from Lili of the Valley. I left the front very clean and simple, because the surprise is on the inside (his very own foldout workbench!!)

Lili of the Valley The Workbench

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Lili of the Valley 'The Workbench', 'Handmade with Love'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13
             Hair: E43  E44
             Overalls: W3  B91  B95  B99
             Shirt: E50  E53  E55
             Shoes: C5  C7  C9
             Bench: E35  E57  E79
             Tools: W3  Y13  Y26  R27  R59  B05  B18
             Ground: W1  W3  W5
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Garage Days' paper pack, silver foil card, cardstock
Dies: Memory Box Men's Tools
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, twine, rhinestones.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Baby Animals

I have a few friends expecting little bundles over the coming months so I made a group of baby cards to have on hand for when they finally drop. As most of them do not know what they are having I've kept some of these cards neutral. 



Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Kaszazz 'Adorable Friends' & 'Scrabble Background'
Distress Ink: Monkey: Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemon, Vintage Photo
                     Giraffe: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemon
                     Elephant: Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover
                     Rhino: Worn Lipstick, Pickled Raspberry, Aged Mahogany
Papers: Cardstock
Other: White embossing powder, twine, buttons.

Just Bee You!

I'm playing along with this month's progressive challenge over at Simply B Facebook page. This months fun image had a recipe of a Black/White/Yellow colour combo, at least 1 DP, at least 1 ribbon and finally some embossing (either wet or dry - I used a hexagon stencil and some white embossing powder to create some 'honeycomb'). This is what I came up with.

Simply B Stamps Beehive Queen

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: W3  W5  W7  W9  100
             Dress: Y11  Y15  Y26  E26, W5  W7  W9  100
             Flowers: RV25  R46  R59, YG11  YG05  YG17
             Wings: BG70  BG10  BG11  BG32
Papers: Molly's 'Gold Life' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Oval & Standard Circles
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Kindyglitz, white embossing powder, hexagon stencil, flowers, ribbon.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Colouring Page Card

I saw this technique in a recent magazine and wanted to give it a go. Its very simple where you use a blank colouring page and sponge it with Distress Inks and add a tag with a die cut and stamp & there you have it! Simple, stylish & effective!

Card ingredients include:

Papers: Zendoodle Colouring 'Enchanted Gardens' colouring book, cardstock
Dies: My Momenta Mix & Match Butterfly, Memory Box Umbrella Trio, Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets #2
Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord, Storm Sky, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn
Other: twine, sequins, beads, flowers.

I'm playing along with:

CAS on Sunday #103: Umbrella
Use Your Stuff #254: Book pages
Tuesday Throwdown #333: Thinking of You
Penny's Challenge #318: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #39: Anything Goes

Edwin Pow!

A cute & fun CAS card for any budding superhero!

Magnolia Super Edwin

Stamps: Magnolia Super Edwin
Prismacolor Pencils: Skin: 938  140  927  939  943
                                  Hair: 1084  941  947
                                  Blue: 1023 1079  1024  13  901 
                                  Red: 922  924  1030  1078
                                  Yellow: 916  1034  1003  943
Papers: Pebbles 'Boy' paper pack, cardstock, kraft
Dies: Die-Versions POW!
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, acrylic dots, twine.

Magnolia Super Edwin

I'm playing along with:

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

You are Magical

Had some spare time to get a little colouring done so put that to good effect and coloured up this charming Wizard by Mo Manning. I took inspiration from some past Kit & Clowder monthly classes to create the backgound scene. Love how it turned out!

Mo Manning Wiz

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  
             Hair: W1  W3  W5
             Robe: R22  R29  R59  C7,  Y11  Y15  Y17  YR14
             Hat: B93  B26  B29  B39
             Globe: Y00  Y11  YG01 YG03  YG05  YG07
             Background: C3  C5  C7  C9
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Blast Off' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Phot Distress ink, Wink of Stella.

Cute as a Bug

A dear friend's little lady is turning 3 so I made this cute little card for her, complete with 3 ladybugs too!

Saturated Canary Little Ladybug

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Saturated Canary Little Ladybug
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: BG45  C7  C9
             Top: BG53  BG45  BG49
             Skirt: R81  RV34  E04
             Wings: R17  R29  R89
Papers: Fancy Pants 'Trend Setter' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Taylored Expression Label Stacklets 1

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Truly Scrumptious

I've been playing with a new set of stamps called Truly Scrumptious which was a freebie with the UK's Creative Stamping Magazine. There's lots of inspiration in the magazine which is a great place to start. I've created one simple watercolour CAS card plus another mixed media card.

Stamps: Truly Scrumptious
Coloured with: Distress Ink Markers
Papers: water colour paper pack, cardstock
Other: Twine, sequins.

I'm playing along with:

AAA Cards #84: Watercolour
Creatalicious #109: Anything Goes + Ribbon or Twine
Brown Sugar #239: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #111: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly #359: Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge #317: Anything Goes

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Truly Scrumptious
Coloured with: Copics
Papers: Vellum, cardstock
Other: Twine, texture paste, ink sprays, hexagon stencil.

I'm playing along with:

Freshly Made Sketches #276 (rotated 90')
4CC #339: Stencils
Tuesday Taggers: Lets get messy
Crafty Card Makers #182: Add some Texture

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wild Thing!

It's my time to host over at the Art by Miran Showcase Blog. Today I've created a fun boys card using Dino Danny.

Art by Miran Dino Danny

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Art by Miran Dino Danny
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13 
             Hair: Y21  Y26  YR24  E25
             Costume: R22  R29  R59  C7,  B12  B14  B18  B39
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Class of 87' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Paperclip, buttons, Kindyglitz.


My niece turns one soon so I made this special card for her using one of my favourite images from Mo Manning called Big Shoes.

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Mo Manning Big Shoes.
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04
             Hair: YR20  YR21 YR23
             Top/Bag: RV11  R83  RV34  E04
             Shorts/Ribbon: G14  G17  G29 BG99
             Hat/Shoes: W3  W5  W7  W9
Papers: Crate Paper 'Bloom' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Wink of Stella, Shabby White Frantage, flowers, wooden #1.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

For Someone Special

It's my time to host over at the Art by Miran Showcase Blog. Today I've created a shadow box card using Champagne Lucy.

Art by Miran Champagne Lucy

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Art by Miran Champagne Lucy
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: YR20  YR21  YR23
             Dress: RV10  RV32  RV34  E04
             Shawl: BG10  B00  BG53  BG57
             Glass: E41  E43  C1
Papers: Cre8tive paper pack, glitter cardstock, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Label 1, Poppystamps Simple Banner, Taylored Expressions Champagne Flutes, Memory Box Graceful Chandelier
Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls, ribbon, star brads, Wink of Stella.

You are so Sweet!

With love in the air & a Hubby not being one for over the top displays of romance I had a play with a recent magazine freebie and put this together for him.

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Truly Scrumptious (magazine freebie)
Coloured with: Copics
Papers: cardstock
Other: Twine, sequins, washi tape.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Schools back!

It's my time to host over at the Art by Miran Showcase Blog. Today I've created a card to celebrate the end of the summer school holidays using Pencil Penny (6 weeks is long enough!)

Art by Miran Pencil Penny

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Art by Miran Pencil Penny
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: W3  E44  E47  E49
             Dress: G20  G82  G94  G99,  Y38  YR14  YR18
             Pencil: B12  B14  B18  B39,  R24  R29  R59,  E31  E33  E35
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Class of 87' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Modern Stationary
Other: Buttons.