Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Beautiful You

A last minute decision. Thats what this card is. I wanted to participate in
a challenge I saw - Addicted to Stamps and More where they have the most amazing
inspiration photo and had an idea then had to do other stuff and forgot. Till tonight,
came home from all day babysitting and was looking through challenges and there it was.

Only 2 hours to go and I had forgotten though the idea was there. Went looking at
my stamps but the one I was thinking of using was wrong for what I wanted so I
went through my mountain of NBUS and found this wonderful stamp and I think its
a combination of Simon Says and Winnie & Walter but will have to confirm
later. Only one hours left so enough talking and I better post and then add other challenges
in the morning.

Stamped on watercolour card stock then painted with Zigs and lots and lots of 
water then a bit of pushing colours into other sections to give a nice mix.
 For a card that I only thought of an hour ago it has
come together quite nicely I think. Added the die cut sentiment 'beautiful'
from Concord & 9th which I cut out of the coloured panel and another four times
in white then layered them up and a little heart as it is all about love.


Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Love you Beautiful & Welcome

Today I have used the die cut heart that I used as a stencil for yesterdays
card. This is a brand new Die from 'Concord & 9th' and I can see I am going to
have so much fun with this die and of course it arrived just in time for
lots of Valentine cards.

I blended from 'Abandoned Coral' out to 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Inks
from the centre of the heart out. Once I was happy with the colour
I used the heart outline to blend'Spun Sugar' very lightly on the card front.

Then  I added 'Wink of Stella' all over the heart. Added a bit too much and
ended up with a big wet spot right where the solid heart goes
so luckily this covered the slight warping of the card as of course its not
watercolour cardstock. You can just see the sparkle here but its really
sparkly IRL.

Once it was dry I glued the die cut over the blended heart and then die
cut the 'beautiful' word (another Concord & 9th product) from gold mirror card.
To finish it off I stamped 'love you'.

Well this one is pretty self explanatory. New baby, new mum
so a Baby Shower is on the cards.

Coloured with Copics and a little bit of glitter Gelly Pen here and there.
Die cut two layers of the curved rectangle stitched die. Bright green under
the white as we don't know the sex of the baby so have gone neutral and
bright cause we all know I love bright.

Added the 'welcome' die cut again from gold mirror card (do you think I maybe really
like this gold!!!!). Finished off with a few acrylic dots. Stamped image is a
Stamping Bella which most of you would recognise anyway. 


Love you Beautiful Card

Love you beautiful card.

Welcome Baby card

Love you beautiful card

Welcome Baby card

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Lets Make Beautiful Memories Together!!

When I saw the current Muse Challenge
Tracey McNeely made this inspiration card
and what arrived in the mail this week
the die that makes this wonderful heart design.

I took my inspiration from the heart and made a stencil out of die cutting some masking
tape and blended with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. 

I loved the little heart in pink with gold dots but I decided to use this sweet
little mouse from Purple Onion Stamps who is holding a heart. After colouring
him with Copics I added Glossy Accents to the heart to give it
some dimension. I attached the mouse with some dimensional foam

Found the sentiment I wanted to use and stamped in Grey so it was softer and
went better with the soft blended heart. It looks like a halo around the little mouse.
So cute. 

Challenges :

New Die cut used to make the stencil,
new Mouse & Heart stamp (NBUS actually)
and a sentiment that hasn't been used before. Maybe even a trifle
naughty depending on how its said hmmmm.

Think I have hit the twist here.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Thanks, you've been AMAZING

Alcohol inks, pinks and watermelon but in the photo they look red. Really are
pinker IRL. Just squirted the alcohol inks on my craft mat and then squished
the glossy card stock in the ink. Added a bit of colourless blender and squished
some more. Fiddled till I was happy.
Die cut the large 'Thanks' die from Simon Says once from the glossy card
stock and three times from white card stock. Kept all the bits and pieces from 
the glossy card stock cut so that when I layered the white die cut I could replace
the coloured pieces. In the process I lost two wee little pieces so added some
'Worn Lipstick' pink distress ink with a very fine paintbrush to the two spots
that were missing the coloured pieces.

Watercoloured the little birds from Purple Onion, fussy cut them then mounted
with a bit of dimensional foam tape and finished it all off by stamping with
black StazOn  the sentiment from a MFT stamp set. Lucky I decided to do this
with the Misti cause it too 4 stampings before the ink was dark enough and
clear enough to read. Of course being glossy cardstock meant every time I stamped
it stuck to the stamp so make sure to position well in the Misti so it goes back to the
exact same spot each time.

Very happy with the end result.

Challenges :

Stamped, alcohol inks and die cuts + watercolour

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Magical Birthday Wishes & Dragon Kisses.

A few different products went into the making of this card. The little girl
was stamped and coloured, she's from Mama Elephant. The die cut was cut
in silver mirror card and its from Stamplorations. I lost the little 'i' dot
and added a silver enamel dot that in this photo looks white.

The skyline is blended purple and blues, Distress inks, then some flicks
of water to break up the colour. I then used a star stencil from
Creating smiles and Bobunny Glitter paste to make the star design.

I was finished but felt there was something else needed and realised I needed
a little dragon up in the corner, this dragon is from Tiddy Inks digital, fussy cut and
coloured with Copics. I used a double stitched rectangle die to cut the window in
the black card stock, added the little girl with a bit of foam tape to make her sit out
a bit and then added a few teeny tiny clear gems near the dragon for a bit of


No snark today but used a stencil to make the stars.

Magical Birthday without the Topping

I hope my dragon isn't to small for
the challenge -let me know and I can
remove if its not right. Thank you

Now its time to get this up and going as its only an hour till one of the
challenges closes. Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope
you come again soon.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Party Time & Sending Sunshine

Darnell sure got me working this time. I have done two kraft cards as I couldn't
decide which way to go, floral or person.

This card I have used this border flower stamp from Honey Bee Stamps. I've used
all the little single flowers before when I did a floral panel. This time I wanted to do the border
but ti it up side down so that the little flowers look like they are falling away from the border.

I white embossed then coloured with my Coloursoft pencils which must have been dropped at some stage as so many of the leads keep breaking. A few of my pencils are only 2 inches long now as
the lead keeps breaking. I have Polychromes on my wish list, maybe for my birthday as they are
very expensive over here, of course I want the 120 colours cause I'm greedy and love all
that colour so I will wait.........

apart from pushing myself to colour on kraft with pencils and using something NBUS
which was the border stamp I also used

now my mind has gone blank. All those little green dots are coloured stuff
in a little bottle, Ranger........ Nah not able to check so will just have to come
back to me later. Added the little green dots here and there, then I added glossy accents
to the falling leaves but you cant see that and finished off with the gold cardstock
'Sending sunshine' die cut as we have so much of it here at the moment I'm happy to share.

This next card, honestly what a bad shot. It looks like I have come out with a new
design but all the photos are the same. You will just have to trust me when I say they are
all straight and don't have a big dip down to the right.

Stamped them coloured with Coloursoft pencils and baby oil.
After I had finished colouring I went over the stamped outline again
with a fine line marker.

A wee bit of highlight around my beautiful lady and a bit of white then shadow
to ground her. Silver pen to show bag strap and lippy tube.

finished off with this magic glitter washi tape - blue glitter, brand new. I love how it
just sticks down but you can lift and reposition if its not straight the first, second, third....
yeah crooked eye. Finished off with a white glitter paper die cut 'party TIME'.

So elegant, like looking at myself when I wander around the house doing the housework and touching up my lippy....


Kraft and Colour Pencils and NBUS
Hows that for an anniversary 5 years blogging, 1000 posts
1000 followers and NBUS number 8. 
Kraft card with flower border NBUS

Sending sunshine Card

Die cut - Party Time

Sending Sunshine, I am hoping this is
enough stamping on the card to meet trend.

Party Time Beauty
I think this is my third card for the challenge.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope to see you again soon.

Monday, 16 January 2017

The Flower Challenge #4 Reminder Blue & Yellow

It's already time for the reminder post for our  challenge
this month at The Flower Challenge

I have managed to make a reminder card, this one has been
so easy as I have really loved this colour combination.

In this instance I have stamped and silver embossed on multimedia
paper which means I could use pencils, paint or copics and in this
instance I chose Zig watercolours. After I had finished
watercolouring I fussy cut the bouquet.

I then used a corner die to just cut out the lower righthand side on the front
of the card. I decided to attach a piece of yellow vellum behind the
panel inside the card.

Looks pretty cool hey!!!! Ok back to description, I added the flowers
so they started at the edge of the cut with a very slight overlay with the leaves
at the edge of the card.

I added the 'Celebrate' sentiment cut from silver card stock
and a few small yellow enamel dots. All done and ready to celebrate
a birthday/ engagement/ wedding or just life.

Thank you so much for coming to visit. Don't forget to hop on over 
to The Flower Challenge and see all the beautiful creations
the Design Team have made. You still have time to get a card or two
made and join in the challenge -go on - you know you want to.

See you soon


Snippet being the vellum behind the partial die cut.

without the twist

Thanks so much for coming to look and see you again soon.