Thursday, 20 July 2017

Summer Blooms

I’m back with my second card for the new Whimsy Stamps release, this one features the clear Summer Blooms stamp and also the Simple Sentiments stamp sets.  You can find all the new products here


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I used one of the elements from the stamp set as my focal point as it fitted on the tag beautifully and it was so easy to colour too.


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I finished the card off with some mulberry flowers and a sentiment


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Back tomorrow with my last July showcase card

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Teddy Birthday Presents

It's release time at Whimsy Stamps and the new July rubber and clear goodies are out.  You an see the entire release here.

For my first July release card I’m showcasing the super adorable Teddy Birthday Presents and the Clearly Simple Sentiments set. Love this sweet little teddy ♥


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I coloured the stamp with copic markers:
Teddy: W5, 3, 1, 0, 00
Presents: R59, 56, 85; R85, 83, 81; YG67, 63, 61, G20


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I’m still in Foamiran mania so made all the flowers.  The large frilly flower is made using the Peony Flower Die Set.


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I used a paper pad that I picked up from The Range – Mix & Match Pink Highlights by Craft Sensations.  I think it was £3 or £4 for a 12 x 12 pad and is such a bargain because the quality is exceptional.  I love a bargain!


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Back tomorrow with another new release card

Monday, 17 July 2017

Handmade roses

When I designed my Peony flower die set I wanted to be able to do more than just make a peony.  So far I’ve made blossoms, buds and frilly flowers as well as quick and easy roses but hadn’t mastered a “real” looking rose.  I'm rather pleased with my first attempt - and wouldn't have had the confidence to do this without having done Ewa Constancja's workshop. 

Sooo, I had a play yesterday and made this little set using just the middle and largest sized dies from the set.  I hand cut the calyx from a small square of 0.6mm olive foamiran and made the roses from white silk foamiran which I coloured with Mungyo Artists Soft Pastels.  These were perfect because I scribbled two of the teal shades onto a piece of card and blended the colour on there to get the exact shade I wanted to match my papers (cuz I’m anal like that lol).  I used a damp wet wipe to apply the colour.  

Apologies for the photo, I just snapped it with my phone.


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Sunday, 16 July 2017

First DT post for Love to Craft and Create

I’m doing some guest designing for Love to Craft and Create for the next few months, and here’s the first card done for the Love to Craft and Create blog.


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I’ve used the most delectable UKH Gallery Mademoiselle paper pad -  so pretty ♥

I made the flowers from white 0.6mm Foamiran which I coloured with oil pastels.  Honestly, if you haven’t tried the 0.6mm foamiran I urge you to do so.  It’s in a league of it’s own and is so easy to work with and shapes beautifully.  I used the Craft Passion Flowers set -06 for the peach flowers and the Craft Passion Flowers set - 03 for the small white flowers.  They are so sweet and fill in all the gaps .  I used three different stamens in the flowers - Flower Plastic Stamens - Green II for the small peach flowers, Butter Yellow Matt Heart Stamens for the large flower and 1mm White Pearl Stamens for the white flowers


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I used the Scrapiniec Royal Coat of Arms 2 chipboard for the layer under the flowers and finished off with some pearls and scrunched seam binding.


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Love how this card turned out, and peach makes such a lovely change from my usual PINK!!!


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I’ll be back on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with cards for the Whimsy Stamps July release.

Have a fab week xo

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Penguin loves his kittens

The winner of the border die is in the post below.

Okay, so I’ve officially found my all time favourite stamp – Penguin loves his kittens digi stamp drawn by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.  I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun colouring an image as I did this little sweetie.  Love love love it!

I’ve gone digi with the sentiment too, from the Vintage Sentiments that I designed for Whimsy a while back.  I cropped the sentiments I wanted in Word, spaced them so I could die cut them as I needed them and voila!  A canny little tag for my card – and doesn’t the sentiment fit with that lil’ penguin hugging his kitty lol/

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I used my beloved copic markers to colour up the stamp -
Penguin: C9, 7, 5, 3; W1, 0, 00; R20, 00; YR24, 21, 31, 30
Kitties: W5, 3, 1, 0, 00; R20, 00
Bows: R85, 83, 81
Grass: YG67, 63, 61, G20
And some light blue prismacolor pencil for the shading around the penguin.

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The paper is from the First Edition Pretty Posy pad – The Range were doing 2 FE pads for £10 on the weekend …. guess who filled her boots Winking smile


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Back on Sunday with my first card for my GDT  spot with Love to Craft and Create.
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