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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Some sweet succulents...

Howdy folks!

I am still trying to get my mojo back and when I saw there was a wee competition on the My Favourite Things Card Blog, I thought it would give me something to get stuck into...


The first card is for the Clean & Simple Genius category...

First I inked up a couple of the stamps using black memento ink, onto the panel and then added some splodges too.  I stamped one of the stamps and pots onto a scrap piece of white card and coloured using copics.  I then fussy cut and layered them together and layered onto the panel using sticky fixers.  I stamped one of the sentiments and white embossed then die cut using the pennant die.  I then fixed to the panel.  I layered onto black card and then onto the blank card.  I finished with some sequins.


Products used: MFT Sweet Succulents, MFT Distressed Patterns and MFT Stitched Pennants


The second card is for the Colouring Virtuoso category...

I had to make this card using my favourite technique...white embossing and watercolouring!
First I white embossed several of the images, but I did mask each of them so I could overlay them.  I then added colour using my zig clean color brush pens (which I love), I added some shading around the images.  I then added some splodges and sequins.  I also doodled around the edges and added the stamped sentiment.


Products used: MFT Sweet Succulents, MFT Distressed Patterns and MFT Stitched Pennants

Hope you like my entries!


Fi
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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Something different...



Howdy folks, well I saw a tutorial over on Youtube on how to use Tim Holtz Lift Ink with alcohol inks and it looked just so amazing so I knew I had to give it a go....and you can make two cards at the same time...so simple just make your inked background using alcohol inks and then I stamped the image onto the background using the lift it ink and voila...



Here's the other...


I do like the inked background, it's so vibrant.  Will defo be making more of these!

Hope you likey!



challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - stamp on it
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Fi
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

A few cards...


Just having a look through my blog and it looks like I never got around to posting my cards for Simply Cards & Papercrafts, well this was the batch from a couple of months back....all have been watercoloured.



Card 1

A5 card blank
watercolour card
double sided tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp set
Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
Altenew Label Love Stamp set
Black archival ink pad
sequins
sticky fixers

1. Cut a piece of watercolour card to size
2. Ink up the stamp with black archival ink, stamp onto watercolour card
3. Using the zig pens, add colour to the image and work the colour with a waterbrush
4.Once the image has been coloured, cut out ( I used my scan n cut for this), set aside
5. Die cut the cover die and layer onto the card blank
6. Layer the image onto the card using the sticky fixers
7. Stamp up the sentiment and layer onto the card using sticky fixers
8. Add some sequins to finish

Top Tips
1. Use a water based ink when using watercolours, the ink doesn't bleed
2. Let the colour dry before colouring adjoining sections of the image, the colours won't bleed then



 Card 2

A5 card blank
watercolour card
black cardstock
double sided tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Tim Holtz Garden flowers stamps
Altenew Label Love Stamp set
versamark ink pad
white embossing powder
sequins
sticky fixers

1. Cut a piece of watercolour card to size
2. Ink up the stamps with versamark ink, stamp onto watercolour card and white emboss
3. Using the zig pens, add colour to the image and work the colour with a waterbrush
4. Keep adding and layering up the colour until you get the required colour
5. Layer the image onto the black card using double sided tape and then layer onto the card blank
7. Stamp up the sentiment and layer onto the card using sticky fixers
8. Add some shadow around the flowers using grey
8. Add some sequins and little splodges to finish



card 3

6 x 6 card blank
watercolour card
black cardstock
double sided tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Altenew Beautiful Stamp Set
Versamark ink pad
white embossing powder
sequins
sticky fixers

1. Cut a piece of watercolour card to size
2. Ink up the stamp with versamark ink, stamp onto watercolour card
3. Mask the flower and stamp again to layer over the top
4. Using the zig pens, add colour to the edges and centres of the flowers and work the colour with a waterbrush
5. Gently add more colour until you get the required colour
6. Layer the coloured panel onto the card using double sided tape
7. Stamp up the sentiment and layer onto the card using sticky fixers
8. Add some sequins and splodges to finish


 Card 4

6 x 6 card blank
watercolour card
white cardstock
double sided tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlia Stamp Set
Black archival ink pad
sequins


1. Cut a piece of watercolour card to size
2. Ink up the stamp with black archival ink, stamp onto watercolour card
3. Using the zig pens, add colour to the image and work the colour with a waterbrush
4.Keep layer up the colour until you get the required colour
5. Layer the image onto the card using the sticky fixers
7. Stamp up the sentiment and stamp onto the card
8. Add some sequins to finish



 Card 5

6 x 6 card blank
watercolour card
black cardstock
double sided tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Altenew Painted Poppies Stsmp Set
Black archival ink pad
sequins


1. Cut a piece of watercolour card to size
2. Ink up the stamp with black archival ink, stamp onto watercolour card
3. Using the zig pens, add colour to the image and work the colour with a waterbrush
4.Keep layer up the colour until you get the required colour
5.Paint some colour onto a piece of acetate and load up a brush with lots of water, lift up some colour and splash onto the card
6. Layer the image onto the card using double sided tape
7. Stamp up the sentiment and stamp onto the card
8. Add some sequins to finish



 Card 6

A5 card blank
watercolour card
black cardstock
double sided tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Altenew Painted Poppies Stamp Set
MFT Happy Birthday Background stamp
Versamark ink pad
white embossing powder
sequins



1. First cut a piece of card to size, white emboss the happy birthday wording and tape down


2. Scribble some zig colour on to acetate and lift the colour with a wet brush and randomly add some colour to the card


3. Repeat the previous step but with a different colour, blending as you go


4. Once the panel is dry, add some splashes of the same colours but don't add as much water as you want to see the splashes, leave to dry and then layer onto black card and then the card blank


5. White emboss the poppy, I actually embossed the centre in black and the rest in white and gradually add colour to the edges of the leaves, work the colour with a water brush


6. Now colour the flower head starting at the edges and work the colour around the petals


7. Keep adding colour until you get the colour you require, leave to dry
8. Once dry cut out the flower and layer onto the panel
9. Stamp up the sentiment and layer onto the card using sticky fixers
10. Add some sequins to finish

Hope you likey!!


Fi
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Happy Birthday...




I folks, hope you are all well...it's been a while but I am trying to get my mojo back as we speak!!

So I made this card a few weeks ago for my boss at work...a bit of watercolouring to get me back into it.  I used the Altenew Beautiful Day which I white embossed, I embossed the little love hearts with rose gold embossing powder and coloured the image with my zig clean colour brush pens, I added some splashes, sequins and doodles to finish.


Fi
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Happy Anniversary...



Hi blogging friends, hope you are all having a lovely day!  The sun has been out here...yay!  Anyway I started on this card during the week following my colouring class with the lovely Faye, I also followed Sandy Allnock's tutorial...I do think this looks quite cool and only used a few copics to colour with.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes


Fi
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

So it's a beautiful day...


Hi folks...as you know I have been out of action for some time but just getting back into the swing of things and what better than with one of my favouritest stamp sets...Beautiful Day from Altenew.

I stamped the flowers and white embossed them....I also white embossed the leaves too. I then masked the flowers and stamped and white embossed the happy birthday text background.

Using my zig clean colour brush pens I added lots of colour to the flowers and leaves, I then loaded a brush with lots of water a d brushed over the coloured flowers....this gave a softer look and also gave some colour to the text.

Once dry I added some coloured splits, I then left it to dry before I added the black ink splodges.

I then stamped the sentiment and white embossed and I did cut the "you" 3 times and glued them together.

I added these to the card and also added some sequin, pearls and gems to finish...hope you likey!

products used:
Altenew - Beautiful Day
Simon Says Stamp - you matteer stamp and die
MFT - distressed patterns
MFT - Happy Birthday Bckground
zig clean color brush pens
sequins
versamark ink
white embossing powder
pearls and gems

challenges:
Stamping Sensations - one for the girls
CAS Watercolour Challenge - CAS and watercoloured
Less is More - bring something back




Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thank You so much...




Another post from me tonight...this has been made using another new stamp set, this one is from Concord & 9th...I was a bit stumped at first but then I decided to use my zig clean color pens to colour this one.

First I cut the card to size and spritz it with water.  I then added the colour to the stamp and stamped onto the damp card, this made the colour easy to move around and add in some extra colour too. Once the stamping was finished I added some little splodges, stamped the sentiment and finished with sequins and doodled edges.


challenges:
CAS Watercolour Challenge - clean and simple
Simon Says Stamp- add a sentiment
Penny Black and more- add a sentiment


Fi
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Beautiful...

Howdy everybody, it has been a long time since I have made a card or posted on my blog as my mum had been seriously ill for the past 6 months or so, she sadly passed away at Christmas.  My mojo left and it's really hard to get back into the one thing I love so I thought I was start with something that was familiar to me...watercolouring.   I did make a card similar to this last year and I really liked it so here is my first card for 2018.

 
I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to colour and the stamp set is one from Altenew, which I bought a couple of months ago but haven't had the chance to use until now,  I white embossed...my favourite thing! I also white embossed the sentiment and added some splodges and sequins to finish.

challenges:
Simon says Stamp - add a sentiment
Deep Ocean - something new



Fi
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday...



Howdy everybody...it's Fi here with today's post!  It's late, but as they say better late than never..




For this card I used the MFT Happy Birthday Background stamp and the MFT Beautiful Butterflies, I white embossed the background on watercolour card. I then stamped distress ink onto a piece of acetate, I loaded my brush with water and lifted the ink and washed it randomly over the embossed writing.  I didn't want to cover it all.  I inked up the butterfly with distress inks aswell and cut out.  I used sticky fixers to layer the butterfly and the sentiment. The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love. 
I finished with some ink splodges and sequins.

challenges:
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Fab n Funky - create a background



Fi
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Birthday...



Hi everybody....well my few days off haven't gone quite according to plan...I did intend to be crafting for at least one full day that I have been off...never mind!

Somy friend asked me (well in advance this time) if I could make her a card for another friend of hers daughter...and here it is!

I thought I would try something a bit different for a wee change...so I randomly inked up the watercoloured card with a few shades using my zig pens,I left it to dry and then added the sparkly numbers.  I pierced a couple of holes at either side in order to thread the ribbon and fix it to the card.  I layered the panel onto pin cardstock and distressed the edges.  I added a sentiment from Altenew Label Love. I finished with doodled edges, sequins and splodges.

Hope you like!


challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - May card challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge - anything goes


Fi
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Hello...




Howdy everybody...here I am with my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop!


For today's card I have used the stamps from the Altenew Hibicus Bouquet set which are really pretty. I white embossed the flowers and the leaves onto watercolour card, I then scribbled randomly some of my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers on top and loaded my brush with lots of water and just kept brushing until I got the shade and colouring that I wanted.  I did leave it to dry in between applications.
Next I white embossed the sentiments onto black cardstock and layered onto the card and die cut the hello and glued directly onto the card. I added a few sequins to finish.

Fi
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Daisy Squidgy


Hi everybody, I thought I would share my latest card with you!

As soon as I saw this little cutie, I had to have her.

I stamped the image onto watercolour card and coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils. The sentiment was also included with this stamp....bonus!!

I finished with some sequins!

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration!

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - showers or flowers


Fi
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Beautiful Butterfly...






Good morning everybody, I'm sharing my latest DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop!



So for today's card I have used one of the butterflies from the MFT Beautiful Butterflies set.

I inked up the background stamp with my Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker and spritz it with water and stamped onto watercolour card.  When it was dry I then stamped the overlayer with black ink.  While the butterfly was drying I scribbled the marker onto acetate and loaded my brush with water and lifted the ink and sprayed onto the card.  I used some black splodges too.  I then cut out the butterfly and layered it onto the card.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Label Love set.  I added some sequins to finish.

Hope you likey!

Fi
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Friday, April 14, 2017

My Mum's Craft Shop DT card



Howdy everybody, today I'm sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used Altenew - Halftone circles, which is a recent purchase!!...I think it's quite trendy.

I stamped a selection of the circles in different shades on Altenew ink, stamped up one of the sentiments and added some sequins!!

If you're looking for something quick then this stamp set is the way to go!.


Fi
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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Spectrum Noir April Challenge




Hi everybody...there's a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page.

This month's theme is "anything goes" with the optional "think spring" theme.  All you have to do is use some of the Spectrum Noir products.  you also use the photo below as inspiration..



For my card I have used these fabby flowers from Tim Holtz and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  I used Moss, Lime, Sunflower, Fawn, Magenta and Wildflower.  I also added some splodges and sequins to finish.


You can also pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - happy birthday
The Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes

Fi
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Friday, April 07, 2017

Garden Girl Rose


Good morning everybody, today I am sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used this little cutie called Garden Girl Rose from Stamping Bella.

I stamped the image onto white cardstock and coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens.  I cut out the image using a die from from WPlus9 called Sunshine Layers.  I used some sticky fixers to stick to the card.  I used a sentiment from Altenew Label Love and some sequins to finish.

Hope you likey!

Fi
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday


Hi folks, here's today's card, it should have actually been posted last week but I forgot.

The papers are from Simple Stories and are really pretty so thought I would so something that would match.

I stamped up the flower and embossed in gold and cut out using my scan n cut, I then coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  I cut out a circle and added some shading and splodges and then layered both onto the card.

I added the sentiment to finish along with some little sequins.

Products used: Altenew Beautiful Day, Altenew Lavel Love, Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers - Moss Green, Red Violet, Orange, Sunflower, Fawn. Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness.



Fi
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Be Positive...


Good Morning everybody, today I am sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop!

I just love this stamp set, it's so versatile and has beautiful sentiments included in the set.  It's from Altenew and is called Smile More.

I white embossed the flowers and leaves randomly on to watercoloured card, I did have to do a bit of masking so that I could layer the images.  I then coloured the panel with distress inks, I think distress inks are really easy to use with this technique...I love it!

I stamped the sentiment using black archival ink and then added a few sequins to finish.


Fi
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A sneaky peek

Hi folks....here's a wee sneaky peek at a couple of my cards that will be featured in the Papercraft Essentials magazine on sale Friday 9th March.

You need to buy the mag to see how I made these plus a few more....woo!








Fi
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Be Positive


Hi folks,

Hope you are having a happy Saturday!

Here's today's make...well I actually made it last week but just getting around to posting it.

The stamp is from Altenew and is called Smile More, I stamped the flowers and them embossed with gold embossing powder, I then cut them out using my scan n cut.

I then coloured the flowers and leaves using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, I wanted the colours to loo like peacock feathers and it does but not sure you can see that in the photo. I added some splodges and sequins to finish.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more inspiration.

challenges:
Sweet Stampin - no designer paper
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes



Fi
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Greetings


Good morning everybody, I'm here sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop which I actually made for my dad's 80th....don't think he was that impressed as it didn't have a boat, a fish or some kind of sport on it...



For today's card I have used one of the new Altenew stamps called Birthday Greetings,...this is a fab set and so many sentiments are included.

I inked up the balloon with different distress inks and stamped onto watercolor card, I spritzed some water over the top and gently pulled some of the colour from the balloons to colour the background.

 I then used my distressed patterns stamp to stamp some little black splodges, I die cut the numbers from a spare piece of watercolour card that I had also coloured and then stamped one of the sentiments included in the set to finish.

Hope you likey!

Fi
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bed of Roses


Hey everybody...a non DT card from me this morning

When I saw this stamp I thought it would be perfect for white embossing, which it is, thought it would just a bit bigger but still I like it!

I inked it up with distress inks, cut it out and distressed the edges.  I added some splodges and sequins and then layer the roses onto the card.  I added one of the messages from the Label Love set.


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - florals


Fi
x

A Splash of Colour




Good morning everybody, today I'm sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used one of the new Altenew stamps called A Splash of Color, I have to say this is a fab set and it's amazing what you can do with the stamps...you know I like a splodge...watch this space!

I inked up of of the stamps with 4 different colours of distress inks, spritzed them with a light spray of water and then stamped onto watercolour card, then colours then bled together.  I repeated another twice.  I then used my distressed patterns stamp to stamp some little black splodges, stamped one of the sentiments included in the set and then added a few sequins to finish.

Hope you likey!

challenges:
The Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - no patterned papers


Fi
x

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Prima Princess's


Hi folks,

Well the magazine is on sale and I thought I would share a wee close up of my first commission cards for Papercraft Essentials.

For the first card I have used Spectrum Noir Aquablends to colour...




For this card I used Zig Clean Color Brush pens to colour.




For this one I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to colour




This one I used the zig pens again...



This one I used Spectrum Noir Markers.


And finally, I used Spectrum Noir Markers for this one too.



Papercraft Essentials is on sale now, you can find find out how I made each of these cards...hope you like them.


Fi
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