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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Beautiful...


 Hi folks...

I made this card a few weeks ago but couldnt share it til now as I made it for my daught-in-law...think she liked it.

I used Concord & 9th harvest Wreath stamp set and stamped using Concord & 9th inks...I die cut the word beautifil and layered off centre on the card.  I finished with some gems.


Fi
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Happy Birthday...


Hi everyone...

I have be en quite busy the last couple of weeks so just catching up on some card making and using some of the new products I have purchased recently.

This stamp is from the Be Kind stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, I stamped using face out ink and then coloured with Concord & 9th watercolour ink. I then added some splashes of the same colour and finished with sequins, gems and pearls...I made some extra tiny pearls with Nuvo pearls.

hope you like it.


challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Fi

x

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Be Kind...

 



Hi folks,

Well here I have made a couple of cards with some new products i ordered from Simon Says Stamp.  I inked up the image with fadeout ink (love it) and then used my zig clean color brush pens to watercolour the leaves.  Not sure if you can see but the stamped image changes to the colour that it has been coloured...I am so impressed.  I added some splashes of colour and some black splodges...haven't done that for a while and was missing that look.  I then added the sentiment and finished with gems, pearls and sequins.


Thought I would post an image of each of the cards on their own too.




challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Allsorts - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Fi
x

Monday, September 27, 2021

Coffee and friends...

 


Hi folks,

Well I couldn't wait to make a little card with this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp...it's just so cute!  I used the background coffee stamp and stamped with desert sand onto kraft card.  I stamped the coffee cup and coloured in with caran d'ache pencils and then I cut out and layered onto the panel.  I stamped one of the sentiments and added some sequins.  I then die cut the envelope and pieced it together and stamped some of the elements to the front.


challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - card and matching envelope


Fi

x

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Merry Christmas at Sweet Stampin...

 


Happy Saturday!

We have another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog, this fortnight's theme is Christmas is September.

So I treated myself and ordered some Simon Says Stamp products, for my card I have used the Merry Christmas background stamp which I stamped onto black card and white embossed. I then stamped again on a white panel and embossed in black, I then layered onto the black...this was tricky and did take me a few attempts.  I then stamped a third time and coloured in the Merry Christmas and layerd onto the card.  I added a little die cut holly leaf and some arcylic dots.

Hope you like.

Fi
x

Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Happy Rainbow...


Hi everyone,

I just love all these rainbow stamps and dies, they do bring sunshine, which is what we all need right now.

I inked up the layers of the rainbow with bright coloured ink, I fusssy cut out the clouds and layered the with 3d fixers and stamped the sentiment to finish.


Fi
x



 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Happy Autumn...




 Morning...happy Sunday!

I was on a roll with my new stamps and dies and made this card.  I have stamped a couple of the stamps but mainly used dies and layered up the leaves in various colours.  I added some dots and gems to finish.


Fi
x

Friday, September 10, 2021

Get Well Soon...


Hi all,

I have been on holiday from work this week and did plan on making a few cards but as always my plans were interrupted however I did manage to make this one.

I love leafy stamps and dies, so bought this stamp and die set from Concord & 9th....ooooohhh it's so nice.

I stamped the turnabout stamp using different inks also from Concord & 9th, added some gems and dots to finish it off.

hope you like.

challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - L for leaves
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes



Fi
x



 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sweet Stampin DT card...

 


Happy Saturday...

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.  This fortnight's theme is "lots of layers".  I thought I would use my favourite sketch that I created a few years ago as it has lots of layers.

I used papers from Simple Stories and layered them onto co-ordinating cardstock, the image is from Stamping Bella which I coloured with my Caran D'ache Luminance pencils (love them).  I die cur the leafy swirl and a dew roses and fixed them to the card.  I finished off with some gems and sequins.

I enjoyed making this card as it did take me back to the early days of my cardmaking.


                             Pop over and check out what the rest of the team have made.


                                                                  challenges
                                                 Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
                                                Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes


                                                                            Fi
                                                                             x

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Sweet Stampin D card...

 


Hi Folks


It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.  This fortnight's theme is "To use gingham/plaid".  Pop over and check out what the rest of the team have made.

For my card I have use stamps from Stampin Up and just stamped them randomly over the white card, I use a die to scallop the edge.  I also layered a piece of matching paper and added the sentiment and layered it onto a piece of gingham.

Hope you like it.

Fi
x


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Sweet friend


 Hi folks..

I bought this stamp a couple of weeks ago and was so desperate to use it...anyway finally I made a start last night and finished it tonight.  I stamped the image onto kraft card using memento ink and then coloured using my caran d'ache luminance pencils.  I did manage to add some highlights with the pencils but still practising that.  I added some doodles and sequins to finish.


challenges:

Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
My time to Craft - no patterned papers
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Cute card Thursday - anything goes


Fi
x

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sending some happy rainbows...




Hi folks

Well when I saw this stamp and die set I just had to buy it, I do love rainbows and have quite a selection of them, so another to add to the bundle.

I used Concord & 9th cardstock to die cut the images, I added a sentiment from the same set and then added the doodled edges and coloured them in, finally finished with some dots and gems.

challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Use Your Stuff - rainbows


Fi
x

 

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Sweet Stampin DT card...

 


Hi folks!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.  This fortnight's theme is "Masculine".  Pop over and check out what the rest of the team have made.

Masculine cards are not my best and have been looking for some inspiration for a while....and then I came across this little stamp from Sugar Nellie which I love and for me this was where my love for stamping really started.

I coloured the image using my caran d'ache luminance pencils...they are so delish especially on kraft card, they almost melt, such a joy to work with.  I added a little sentiment and some dots to finish.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - masculine
Simon Says Stamp - masculine



Fi
x

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Happy Anniversary...

 


Hi folks.

I'm sharing this wee card I made using The Ton Round Foliage window dies ( I love it). I die cut the 2 circles in white, I used my copics and coloured one with shades of blue and the other with shades of green then layered them up.  I added a sentiment, some gems and sequins to finish.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - embellish
Creative Moments - anything goes


Fi
x

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Sweet Stampin DT card...

 


Hi folks!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.  This fortnight's theme is "Things with Wings".  Pop over and check out what the rest of the team have made.

For my card I have used stamp and die from The ton called transformation.  I first white embossed the image and wateroloured, I then die cut the butterfly from a separate panel and doodled around the edges. I fixed a piece of acetate to the reverse and then added some 3D foam, it was a bit fiddly adding the sequins but I managed and layered over the coloured image.  I finished off with some splashes, gems and pearls.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - feminine
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - sunshine colours


Fi
x

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Happy Birthday to you...




Hi folks,

I forgot I hadn't posted this card that I had made last week. I cut a piece of card and covered it in vellum and popped some sequins inside, then I fixed it to the card.  I die cut the happy birthday and balloons and layered them onto the card.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes

Fi
x





 

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Big Birthday Wishes...


Hi folks,

Just sharing this card that I made for my son, it is kind of plain and wasn't sure if it needed anything extra added but when its for a man I always struggle with what to add.

I watercoloured the background and left to dry, the I die cut the Big Birthday wishes and layered it onto a piece of black card and the used sticky fixers to layers the letters back in place.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Crafty Calendar - masculine
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes



Fi
x

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Happy Birthday...


Hi folks,

I thought I would share this card i made today.  I only ordered these dies yesterday and they arrived today so I had to have a wee play.  I watercoloured some card, let it dry and then die cut the leaves.  I sprayed some splodges onto the card and then layered the leaves in place.  I added a little button to the centre, this helped to hide the glue. I stamped the sentiment and fixed it to the card and then finished with some gems, dots and sequins.

hope you like.


challenges:
Allsorts - any 3 colours of the rainbow
Crafty Catz - anything goes


 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Sweet Stampin DT Card...

 


hi folks,

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin challenge blog, this weeks theme is to use something that you wouldn't normally use to make a card.  I was kind of stuck but I guess that's why they call it a challenge....for my card I made the background paper and balloon but spreading shaving foam onto my craft mat, I then added various colours of alcohol ink and gave it a swirl, I then placed a fresh piece of card on top and pressed down for a few minutes and then gently lifted it and left to dry.  Hey presto....here's how it turned out.  I cut the background paper to size and layered it onto black card.  I then cut the balloon from a stencil and layered it onto the card,  I added some dots and doodles to finish.


Fi
x

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Happy Birthday...


Hi everybody!

Thought I would share the card I have made today. I treated myself to some goodies from Simon Says Stamp, including this make up stamp set....there's sooooo many stamps in the set, it's just fab.  I stamped some make up images and embossed with rose gold embossing powder, I then masked them and stamped over the happy birthday background stamp and also embossed with rose gold embossing powder.  I then did some watercolouring with my zip pens, I just randomly dabbled some colour all over.  I white embossed the sentiment but die cut the "you".  I also added a little gold leaf to add a bit of sparkle and to finish I added some pearls, dots and sequins and then finished with some doodling.

Hope you like.

challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Happy birthday
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Fi
x

 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy birthday...

 


Hi folks!

Well what can I say, as soon as I saw this stamp I knew I needed it....who doesn't love Elvis!  I just loved colouring in this image, I am going to make more :)

I have this quite plain and simple, I coloured Elvis with copics...added some sparkle to the suit cos Elvis loved sparkles, and I used a stencil and sponged some ink on but not over the whole card, just behind Elvis, |I did this so that the white suit would pop.  I finished with some dots and sequins.

Hope you like!

challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Fi
x

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sweet Stampin DT card...


Morning folks...
It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin challenge blog.  The theme this fortnight is spring or you can use the mood board for inspiration.

For my card I have used this little daffodil stamp from Altenew, I coloured with Caran C'Ache luminance pencils, I am still practicing with them but I am really enjoy colouring with them but I need more practice!

Hope you like.

challenges:
Allsorts - use a stamped image



Fi
x


 

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Surprise...


Hi everybody..

I coloured this image in last week and never got around to making into a card until today.  I tried to colour with the no lines technique....it has a few lines but I think on the whole it looks ok.  I didn't really have a sentiment that was right but this as I wanted a cake one but had to just go with this..

Hope you like.

challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Fi
x

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Just chicken in...


I'm on a roll today...

I saw this cute little stamp set over on the Dies to Die for store but needed some inspiration on what to make.  I had a wee look and saw something similar to this although it was way better than my effort but I still like with how this turned out.  Going to send this to a friend, I'm sure she will like it.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge - hand coloured image


Fi
x






 

Hey...


Hi everybody...hope you are all safe and well.

I am sharing this little card I made, it's quite plain and simple however it did take me a couple of days to colour so I really wanted that to be the focus of the card.  

I treated myself, since I have not been able to do some of the things I like to do because of lockdown so I bought myself some Caran D'ache Luminance pencils.  I did do a bit of research on all the colouring pencils and I wanted something different to what I already have. So I went for these and although they are a bit more expensive I bought a smaller set to start with.  I had a play around colouring on white card and on kraft card to see what gave the best results and to be honest it looked great on both once I had mastered the best way of colouring.  At first I was being quite gentle with them but soon realised that I needed a bit of pressure when colouring.  I did have to sharpen them a couple of times to keep the lead on the pencil sharp but it only needed a tiny bit sharpening. So deciding on what to colour...I desperately wanted to colour one of these Whimsy dragons and with Easter coming up I thought this one with the egg was perfect although have made a birthday card ha ha!

I am loving them and I will spend more time colouring with them and this is what I have created to share with you today.

Hope you like.

challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge - hand coloured image
Stamping Sensations - Colour my World
Fab 'n' Funky - birthday


Fi
x

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Sweet Stampin Challenge - card for a teen

 


Morning everybody!

Brr its baltic but hopefully my card will take the chill off!

There's another challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog and the theme this fortnight is a card for a teen.  Now I was a bit stumped and then I remembered I bought this fab sunglasses die and stamp set...I did also see a card similar on a blog so I took my inspiration from that.

Hope you likey!

Fi
x

Monday, February 01, 2021

Happy Birthday

 


Hey everyone!

I wanted to share my latest creation with you. I have sooooo neglected my copics but after seeing all those gorgeous makes out there I was inspired to get my but back in gear.  I bought this stamp ages ago but as usual haven't had the chance to get colouring, anyway made a point of spending some me time at the weekend.

Hope you like it.

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Fi
x

Sunday, January 31, 2021

A little rainbow

 


Happy Sunday everybody!

So there's a few things I can't resist and that's snowmen stamps and dies and rainbow stamps and dies...I do have so many of each but haven't had the chance to use many of them.  Anyway this is a new die from MFT and I just love it.

I de cut the rainbow several times and in various colours (took me forever) and then layered 5 cuts of each colour together to give it more of a 3D effect.  The sentiment is also from MFT, not sure it is actually to go with the rainbow but I did think it was appropriate.

challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Fi

x

Sunday, January 24, 2021

When the rain has stopped...


Hi folks,

Hope everyone is safe and well.

I thought \i would share my card I made using this fabby little stamp from Colorado Craft Company...\i actually bought a few of them a bit before Christmas mainly because the book " Guess |How Much I \Love you" was my sons favourite book when he was little and the illustrations were beautiful...all in all it is a beautiful book.

So I stamped the image using archival ink and then coloured using my zig clean colour brush pens, added some doodling and sequins to finish

Hope you like.


Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Make it Cute

Fi
x.



 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Thanks...

 



Howdy folks...it's time for anther challenge over on the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog. The challenge this week is "thank you or thanks".  The challenge will run for 2 weeks so plenty time to get those cards made.

For my card I inked and embossed this fab little stamp from Altenew, coloured with my zig pens and when dried I added in a bit of gold leaf.

I die cut the thanks and added a sentiment to match and added some sequins to finish.

Hope you like.


Fi
x


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Happy Birthday...

 


I've been on a roll this weekend...2 cards made!

Again another new stamp I bought before Christmas but never got round to colouring it.  I did take my time with this one as I so wanted it to e good but I have to say I found that hair a challenge so had to add some pencil colouring to the copic colouring...from a distance it looks ok...I think!

products used:
Stamping Bella - Mochi Fall Girl
Copics
sequins


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - something new
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes


Fi
x

First Christmas card...

 


Howdy folks!

Well I did actually buy this stamp before Christmas and was gutted that I just didn't have the time to colour it in......well actually this was my 5th attempt as I just couldn't get the sky colour right with my copics and I wanted to persevere and colour with them, I knew I would have managed with watercolours but anyway I ended up making it a night time sky...maybe I should have added a moon too!  This has really motivated me to get back into colouring so here's my first card for Christmas 2021!

I coloured with copics, and there is colour on the snowman but you can hardly see, I added some little silver stars to the sky.

Hope you like!

products used:
Colorado Craft Company - Anita Jeram Best Sledding Stamp
Copics
sequins
glitter glue


challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - something new (stamp)


Fi
x