Monday, 28 August 2017

I'm a Rainbow Sprinkle in a Vanilla World

I have four cards to share today so lot of photos and you know how I love to waffle on so quick grab a coffee then come back and we can get into it.......
Well, I just love this saying, I think its  ME, I'm sure I'm the Rainbow Sprinkle or at least the Mixed Nutsssss 'always look for the bright side of life', always looking for ways to bring a smile or at least a laugh or two or three.

I bought one of the Ranger Dylusions  Sarcastic comments and plan to buy more(there was a new release this year). I do love giving these to friends who understand my humour and they sell well too. AND there are stamped images that go well with them. These Gerder Steiner Unicorns work out perfect (I apologise in advance Gerder for not using your wonderful sentiments that come with the unicorns but will use those next time)

I stamped my sentiment first.

So easy to colour in. I just did very light grey colouring of the body. bit of pink for ears.
Very pale bone colour for hoofs. Rainbow colour for mane, tail and horn.

I attached with a mini wobbler. I am new to the wobbler world and made the
mistake of also buying the bigger wobblers. They re too big for everything I want to wobble
so will be moving them onto a happier home somewhere?? I like the minis.
I very lightly stencilled with  Distress Ink Storm.

My inspiration for this card came from Kim and her card for the Muse card 
Challenge for this week.
This is Kim's card
I love it, but I don't have a pineapple die and I kept thinking
how can I go about this. I loved the big yellow/orange centre of
the card, the hit of green at the top the bit of black and white from the
string and the black dots.

My version. The big yellow/orange flower from  Create a Smile I coloured the
flower with copics and finished off with a bit of gold pen for a nice finish. The way
I have coloured gives the illusion the petals curve but they don't really.
The leaves I die cut from different leaf dies and pieces of card stock I have watercoloured
or done with colour and shaving cream earlier and stockpiled.

I finished the card off with a piece of washi tape in black and white, some
black metallic dots and a gold cardstock die cut 'hello'. Don't ofter
do cards with all these layers but really love the end result here. Thanks so much
for the inspiration Kim.

I then decided to have a go at the colour challenge that also ends today.
They are such pretty colours. After doing my previous layers I thought why not try that again.

I just received the new Pretty Pink Posh Square Tag Die and I can
see lots of ideas for this but for today I cut two tags in grey, placed one
flat on the card, the next layered on a piece of dimensional foam first.

Added a few copic coloured pink flowers and to finish
off the look I die cut some leaves in pale yellow cardstock
and pale yellow vellum. 

Finished off with a Happy Birthday that chose that moment to finally perish. The first
stamp I have had that has perished.

And now we are back to another Snarky Comment and a sweet (well grumpy)
Unicorn. A little digital dragon up the top also copic coloured. All fussy cut. 

This time I have used a 'Create a Smile' stencil and blended with Distress Ink
blue very softly.

Here I have moved the dragon down so you can see "Why the Dragon????"
Yes its that never ending smudge and this time its right up the top and I didn't want to
start again.

So I decided to have a random sitting there just because it's a handmade card and I can do what I want. I had actually decided to be very industrious  and make a pile of cards with the sentiments already stamped on them as organised people do.

Well I watch video's on YouTube and it always looks so easy and organised and perfect but I reckon they edit and edit, cause I wrecked 15. Yep I managed to put 4 folded cards  down so the fold edge was resting right in the black ink pad.  Then there were the 6 or so cards like the one here that had my finger print somewhere on them as I removed them from the Misti. Then there were the ones that got near the damp wipe I had used to wipe the stamp so we have grey marks in centre of cards..... you get the drift, ohh and don't forget the upside down stampings.

Maybe I  shouldn't have cleaned any stamps till I was finished all stamping but I hate the thought of the ink staining. Anyway I will have to rethink that idea because it was a lot of waste as a lot of cards will now have to be cut down to just sentiments to add to cards.

If your still here, thanks for hanging in there. Love those Unicorns,now I need to do some cute kids cards. As soon as Sophie saw them when I was colouring last week she made off with four of them and all the little bits that come with them to make up stories with them. Love her imagination.

Challenges :

Hello Card

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Card

Im a rainbow sprinkle in a Vanilla World

Happy Birthday Card - Die Cuts Sentiment & Floral

Im a rainbow sprinkle in a vanilla world

Pretending Im a pleasant person is exhausting 

Hello card with washi tape at base of card.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Hello and Soaring By to say....Happy Birthday

 This first card is a very easy card done using a Hero Arts Wood Block 'Flower Burst'
that I have stamped twice once pink and once in multi pink ink then clear embossed. I added 
little pink gems to the centres of the flowers. 

I cut the panel out, then another in pink very close in size
and glued together. I then attached a piece of this pink web like material/ribbon that folds to
the inside of the card and is hidden behind a paper insert inside the card so its nice and tidy. 
I finished the card off with this beautiful 'Hello'
Look at the wonderful shimmer of the flowers from the  clear embossing.

 This next card was made a while ago, quite a while ago and has a funny
story to it and I think I will share it cause you know you love my funny stories.

A few months ago now I was really sick with flu, even ended up with doctor deciding it
had to be whooping cough as it was knocking me about so much and for all that went on I have only just now started to feel half human. Anyhoooo just as it started I  got an email and was asked if I would like to be Guest Designer at Inkspirational Challenges. I was so excited, shot back yes I would love to, even though I was starting to feel disgustingly ill. I had weeks anyway. I had my inspirational word to work with and it would pop into my head every now and then and I would think about it and time was getting closer, I went back and looked at the email and thought some more.
I discussed with my family as I was struggling with ideas and even cheated and talked to a couple of bloggy friends. Interior - my thoughts and of course dictionary 'interior' were interior design and everyone else was the same so a room furniture, then my husband said 'interior - Africa'

So this is my masterpiece. Die cut leaves from watercolour card stock I had done the
shaving cream and ink colours on. Cut a stitched rectangle shape out of the front
of the card that is covered with the green leaves and Icant remember why now but
I covered the cut out area with green vellum for the dense forest then when you open
the card

Its blue card and the bird inside and sentiments are from Your Next Stamp
After making this card that  I thought was very clever and going to send my email as it was due with only two hours to spare. I'm linking it up and looking at the email again and get the shock of my life, its not 'interior' it's 'URBAN'. Go on ask me where I got 'Interior' from.
Who knows where it came from, what dream where I even looked at an email and rechecked my word. My husband and the kids all just shook their heads like mum you are so nuts but well what can I say, I got the other card made in record time and sent and posted all with out a hitch which is usually my style anyway.

Im sure I'll find a Challenge or two to enter this one in and theres bound to be someone out there that will appreciate this card. :)

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


Happy Bird-day

Happy Bird-day

Happy Bird-day

Hello card

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Two Quick Summer Cards

 This first card is ideal for a few challenges that are on at the moment and
was super simple to make once I had finished playing with my watercolours
and sea salts. Lucky I thought ahead for once cause I sure made a mess in the box
I used for my work area. Instead of just plain watercolour paper I used 
watercolour canvas.
which meant it took a it longer to dry. I used spray paints, Dylusions I think they are
called and of cause all bright colours. I wet the canvas first then did small controlled 
sprays so I had a rainbow of colours and I had the piece of cardstock standing against
the wall of the box so the colours ran down. Used some paper towel to sop up when colours
went in the wrong direct or got more brown than colour wanted. Then I laid the piece
down and sprinkled the sea salt.

I don't think I waited long enough, I did get some fantastic effect but I was
hovering and flicking before I should have I think.

I die cut my surf boards and ended up with boards in all colours
of the rainbow but controlled myself and only added two here. I stamped my palms
with Distress Oxide then sprayed with water and stamped on the cardstock.
Love the look. Placed my surfboards and stamped my sentiment. Perfect for Summer,
Birthday, Just to Say Hello, Male Card. I'm happy with the end result and cant wait to use
the rest of the boards.

Super easy card number two, white emboss sentiment on watercolour cardstock. Colour gently with Inktense pencils in a mix of blues and greens. Get a paint brush and wet then blend colours together.

So easy to do and such vibrant colours. I so often forget these pencils make such wonderful


The Purpose of Life Card

The purpose of life card

The purpose of life card

Dream, Imagine, Discover Card

Dream Imagine Discover Card

Dream, Imagine, Discover Card

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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 Reminder

It's that magic time of the month when we remind you of the latest challenge at The Flower Challenge and that you have just 10 more days to make a card or two if you want to join us in the challenge.

This month is all about focus on Background Stamping. I have done two cards again this time.
My first card is the one that was posted over at 'The Flower Challenge'.

I have used Altenew Flower Stamps for both of my cards. This first card
is stamped with Versamark and embossed with white then coloured
 with Prismacolor pencils.

These pencils are so easy to use and blend together so perfectly, I love them
and the ease of using them, the brightness of them mmmm.

This stamp set is probably one of the first I ever bought from Altenew and continues to be my favourite, it has such a wonderful look to it and looks stunning coloured or left plain.

The sentiment is an Altenew sentiment but not from this set.  It's a sweet sentiment and comes from the 'Recollection Stamp Set'

Now this card, well it couldn't have been any easier, The flowers are from Altenew again.
Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set actually flowers and sentiment all from the same set.

First I picked this hot pink card stock and stamped with VersaMark ink each of the flowers on the card front and left aside to dry. I stamped the flower you see on copic cardstock and coloured with copics and fussy cut.  Stamped the sentiment and added the flower with a bit of double sided tape.

How easy is that.

Now its time to go see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to then get inspired and make a card or two.

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


Nothing like a Mothers Love

I Miss you

I Miss You

OLLCB Challenge #235 Flowers
I Miss You

Nothing Like a Mothers Love.
Finally used a snippet of Copic paper 
to make a flower for this card.