Monday, 27 March 2017

Three cards: A Birthday in the Forest and Two Humorous Easter Cards

First we have the birthday card and my first time using brushes to add
blending rather than the foam tool. Used a negative die cut circle held in place 
with masking tape. Added the palest blues and greens, the blue a little heavier near the 
grass line . Ended up using the foam tool at the end just to add a wee bit of depth around the edges.

Coloured my little friends with Copics, fussy cut then placed where I wanted them on the card.

Ok just noticed I coloured that bit of white card the wrong colour cause I moved him down, ahh well you will justhaveto pretend its green. I stamped his bubbles onto the card base with the palest blue distress ink then very lightly added watercolours pink, yellow, mauve and Wink of Stella. Had to be careful as it wasn't watercolour paper, but worked out ok. Decided to add his turtle friend.

Stamped the sentiment which is straight, its just the angle of the card and my photography skills
that make it look like its dropping off the card, trust me.

The next card is another of Mo's Digital Pencil images. I love this chook and the look on her face.
She comes with a sentiment  'Hero' but I wanted a couple of silly sentiments for some friends that
appreciate my humour.

I coloured with Copics then decided to add some Glossy Accents but only here and there. I didnt want all the eggs covered plus it would take too long for my impatient self.

I used the double sided stitch die from ....... nope no idea. Then did another cut from 
chickie pattern paper which I thought was good for Easter.

I typed up (well on the computer) the sentiment and die cut with a random
die that hardly gets used but is quite neat. Added the sentiment with some dimensional foam tape. John came up with this sentiment. We ended up throwing them at each other all Sunday as we ran into each other. But they got a bit rude/cynical/double meaning as the day went on so I settled on this one from John.

 This card is the same as the last one except this time I have a yellow card base, the die cut used is the Wonky Stitches Die from MFT and I also wanted to follow their sketch but not sure if it works.

I needed to add a word bubble and came up with this sentiment. I thought it was funny, of course you had to realise 'flo' is another chook, I got it but when I said it to John then Aaron they looked at me like I was mad. I'm going to send this to a friend I know will get it (or at least pretend she did)

Check out the buggy eyes. Like ohh my goodness, my haemorrhoids.....

then I needed a tag along the bottom so I decided to use washi tape with soft gold and coloured eggs and cut the end so it looked like a tag. Too light?? ahh well, it was fun.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again soon.


I have coloured so much in the last week but haven't posted yet so I need to make more cards .

Chicken talking about Flo card.

Its your birthday card

How Many Days to Easter card

How many days to Easter, has wings just cant fly.

Birthday card with Purple Onion characters.

Who's The Idiot card - Copics are my favourite colouring medium.
You can colour simple or layer upon layer or blending colours, It is such a magnificant
medium and gives amazing effects. Couldn't image life without my Copics.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Believe in your Dreams; Welcome New Baby; Welcome to the World Little Angel & Celebrate

 Big title, four cards so a bit photo heavy in the posts well as the title :)

This first card is using a NBUS dreamweaver die. I was looking for a die that would look good using washi tape on a piece of cardstock and cutting through the cardstock to make this:

Impossible to get a good photo of how fantastic this looks having used the same washi tape as I
used on my Easter card in my last post. I just added the strips so that the colour moved across the piece of card stock so that the colour wasn't in a straight up and down look, rather diagonally. The great thing about washi is that if it doesn't line up properly as long as you are careful you can lift and retry again and again. I wanted the edges as close as possible so that when pressed down hard it looked like one piece.

The lower colours that aren't showing well here are purple, blue through to pink.
Added by just running my tape along the back of the die cut and moved till I was happy. Then added
the sentiment (sorry not sure where its from) 'Believe in your Dreams'.

This card was lots of stamping from a baby set of stamps (I think it is Papertrey) and was one I bought a long time ago. I stamped with Distress ink in pink onto paper I thought looked good for a baby girl, moving the stamp around so I captured the butterflies onto the baby suits. This paper has a little glitter and gloss on it and the other was just a red and white check but looked good.

I don't have a die for this stamp but very easy to fussy cut and of course I did so many I have another 100 (maybe a bit of an exaggeration) little girl suits. Now of course I need to do some in blues and neutrals.... another day. Added the baby suits in a line as though strung on a line.

Finished it off with this cute little 'welcome' die cut  from Paper Smooches in white and brushed with some Spun Sugar Distress ink to give the two colour look. Stamped 'new baby' and its finished.

Next up is this card that was even easier. I used a piece of pattern paper (watercolour look) and die cut the little sentiment 'Welcome to the World Little Angel'. Before adding the sentiment back into the negative from the die cut I added a rectangle of white sparkle paper.

Glued the sentiment back into place and finished it off with the little clear gem teddy bear.

This one was lots of colouring. Fabulous cake stamp and die from Concord 9. Coloured with copics.

This is a chocolate cake with salted caramel cream ok. Used white gel pen to add the centres back into the flowers. I then die cut the coloured image, a layer in foam and a layer in pink vellum.
Added  the image direct to the foam layer but at a slight shift to the right on the vellum so it looks
like shadow.

Cut 'celebrate' out twice, copic coloured the bottom layer too dark thats why I added another layer with very light pink at the bottom but at slight shift so the other is visible. It works for me.


Celebrate cake

Believe in your Dreams

Believe in Your Dreams

Welcome New Baby

3rd Card Linked not with the Topping.

Celebrate card, I am hoping I interpreted the correctly
with the three layers of the cake.

Celebrate card with 2 dies used 5 times all up.

Believe in your Dreams card

I Have linked the Believe in Your Dreams
 and the Celebrate Cards

Welcome New Baby Card

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

Monday, 20 March 2017

Happy Easter & Magical Mermaid

I finished colouring my mermaid and decided in the end to use for a card. It's a
large card but will make someone happy.

First up we have this cute little rabbit, a new digital from Mo's. As I didnt have much in the way of Easter stamps I couldn't resist as it was half price on release day.

Coloured with copics, very easy and quick. I did two actually but only have one here.
I did this one in C's and the other in 'W' tones. I will put both together next post so you can see the difference in the greys.

To add a bit of kick to the card I have run washi tape down each side. Isn't this one magic.
Rainbow colours in metallic foil, yumm.

I added a layer of yellow fun foam to lift this layer slightly and it looks nice
side on with that line of bright yellow. Sentiment comes with the image.

Here's my mermaid all finished. Boy that was a lot of hair and trying to work out where the shadows were meant to be was a job and a half but I was happy in the end. Decided to do her tail in greens
and tried doing the colourless blender pen dots but they just didnt show up in the patterned scales so ended up adding lots of Wink of Stella for sparkle.

Hard to see the sparkle but it certainly got Elysha's tick of approval ' ohh mum she wunful'

Added her to a pale green/blue cardbase with just a slight trim off at the bottom. Added the 
Magical' sentiment from Stamplorations and then some 'bubbles' white and very pale blue sparkle
enamel dots (more mum, more... yes that perfect).


Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Magical Mermaid

Magical Mermaid

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

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Another Birthday......Another Gray Hare

 Second post today. I was sitting in my craft room and thinking about the challenges that
are wanting 'green' or 'leaves' and then I remembered this brilliant stamp.

I cant remember where I saw it, but someone had used it and I fell in love, had to have it and of course it was waiting to be used. NBUS Art Gone Wild stamp by Michelle Masters 'Unique Topiary'
Need I say any more!!!!

Coloured with Copics YG01 YG25 & G17 and C1 C3 & C5 for my grey hair (rabbit).
The sentiment is from the Grouchy Grumplings stamp set from Taylored Expressions set of
stamps and sentiments and I just couldn't pass up a good way to use the sentiment.

I only have the pale blue coming from behind my Hare as though he is powering
towards another birthday. It was quick and easy and now I have to try a watercoloured
version.  So cute.

Challenges : 

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon. 
Promise not another one today.