Saturday, 18 September 2021

Aqua Flowers

As soon as this stencil arrived I couldn't wait to ink it up. I could never make the layered stamping sets work so I didn't hold out much hope for the stencils but my oh my they are easier and better too.

The leaves came together really quickly and when I lined up the flowers it didn't look like it fitted but it did and perfectly too.

I may have gone a bit mad and made quite a few of these in lots of different colours lol. I also now need to buy all the altenew cube sets lol.


Image: Hill Blossom Layered Stencil from Altenew

Sentiment: think big favourites 20 from Papertrey Ink

Inks - 

Green - Frayed Leaf and forest glades from the green fields cube set from Altenew

Aqua - Mountain mist, volcano lakes and Lagoon from the Sea Shore cube set from Altenew

Grey - Pure Graphite from the Rock cube set from Altenew

Dies: A2 stitched rectangle stax from MFT

Card: Hawaiian Shores from Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Magic Aqua Shoes

I made a card almost identical to this one and I used the same colours for the shoes but I didn't have anymore of the papers so after I made the red shoes with pink petticoat I went back and printed some more and this works so well and I have so many colour choices left too.


Image: Made to Surprise Super Slider Shoes and Handbags from Craft stash

Sentiment: Fancy that from Clearly Besotted

Paper: Pink Petticoat

Card: Fine linen from Papertrey Ink


BV15, 13, 23

Monday, 13 September 2021

Cupcake Girl

I am not sure what I love about this random stencil background but I can assure you I do love it and you will be seeing more of it too lol.

I was just messing around with the stencil and used the newest (to me) distress oxides and I love the way they blend together to create a soft lilac/purple.


Image and Sentiment: Hello Cupcake from Pure Innocence by MFT

Stencil: Watercolor Free Form from MFt with kitsch flamingo and salvaged patina distress oxides

Dies: blueprints 29 from MFT

Friday, 10 September 2021

Creative stamping crafts

For my christmas present this year I asked for a years subscription to "creative stamping" and my hubbie actually signed me up for 20 issues...woohoo.

The only proviso was that before the next issue arrives I need to have made something with the current issue. These cards were my first and only attempt with the first issue but they were fun to create and definitely something I will replicate.


Image and sentiment: Creative Stamping

Background: Striped background from MFT

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

The Year of First Birthdays Version 4

This image is only a dollar from Mo Manning and what a bargain and it’s totally adorable too. I think it’s my favourite of the 1st birthday boy cards, not sure if it’s the image or the papers or the combo of the two that appeals to me so much.

I kind of followed the sketch I always use even if the image is different, this might be my new favourite design for next years cards but I am not going to try making them yet lol.


Image: Baby with Wagon Mo's Digital Pemcil

Paper: Toy box from Nit Wit

Card: real red from Stampin Up

Dies: circle and stitched circles, basic stitched edges borders all MFT and XXL stitched square from Crealies

Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Year of First Birthdays Version 3

My usual style of 1st birthday card and using my usual image too. I had to make a lot of boy 1st birthday cards this year and next year is going to be the same. The boys have overtaken the girls for the first time in years.

As this little one is the first baby and my cousins first grandchild I could go with my tried and tested design but the next one I had to change up a little.


Image: Kai is one from Mo's Digital Pencil

Dies: mft basic edges borders, circle and stitched circle stax all MFT and XXL stitched squares from Crealies.

Card: Orange zest from Papertrey Ink

Paper: Party Animal from Nit Wit

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Some Odd Girl Stripes

Some Odd Girl was closing their own website and had all the images 50% off so of course I bought a lot. You have already seen the panda card I created and there are a few more coming too. I will admit I printed this girl too big and I didn’t notice until she was all coloured in how large she was. Didn’t leave a lot of real estate to create a different layout so I went with this one which is just a flipped version of my stripy background lol.