Monday, 26 September 2016

Distress Inked Ranunculus

Woohoo, this is the third card I've made with this stamp set and the third different technique for colouring too. I am wanting the other beautiful bouquets stamps from Wplus 9 now. But I must resist even though the urge is strong.

I might not have mentioned that I put myself on a stash buying ban until all my birthday cards until the end of the year were finished, at the point I started the ban I had 23 cards left to make and the number is now slowly getting lower, not quick enough though lol. Maybe if I stopped waffling and started making it would be faster lol.

Nothing much to say about the card, it was stamped and white heat embossed on Tim Holtz watercolour card and then I used a wet on wet technique to colour the initial layer, the darker colours were wet on dry.

Image: "beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus" Wplus9
Sentiment: "bruised greetings 2" Clearly Besotted
Card: Orange Zest from paper trey ink
Dies: Blueprints 27 from MFT

Distress ink
Squeezed lemonade and Fossilised Amber
Abandoned Coral, Candy Apple and Aged Mahogany
Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint
Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles
Spiced marmalade and Rusty Hinge
Tumbled Glass

Friday, 23 September 2016

Morning without coffee is like Sleep

After making the Brewtiful card I wanted to make a male version, I had already coloured the boy image and I was looking for ombre card stock when I thought why not colour it with copics, I could control the ombre easier that way.

It was so quick and easy I wondered why I haven't made more, maybe I will lol.

Image and Sentiment : "mini remix Brewtiful" the Greeting Farm, sentiment stamped in Gravel Grey ink from MFT
Die : striped sentiment strip cover up from MFT
Card: "nightshift blue" MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, E93
Hair - E43, 42, 41, 40
Trousers - B95, 93, 91
Shoes - R89, 39
Top - N4, 3, 2
Coffee Cup - R89, 39, 37, R34

Stripes - B99, 97, 95, 93, 91

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Beary Special Cake

In August Kay launched a challenge for the members of our playday Facebook group. We had recently taken part in the 30 day colouring challenge and we were feeling a little lost without the challenge of colouring each day so Kay decided we needed something else. This was the first challenge but I didn't want to post the card on my blog until the persons birthday had passed.

It was a bingo challenge and I chose "circles, dry embossing and punches" it seemed fairly simple at first but it wasn't. First of all I had a little difficulty getting the next level embossing folder through my ebosser, it took three attempts and lots of turning of the folder. Next was punches, I had a few martha stewart and a few ek success to try and they all seem to be working fine but its much more difficult than passing a die through lol, I'm pleased they still work though.

I very rarely make cards without having someone in mind although I do think I need to batch make more.

Image: Beary special bears from MFT
Paper: "snap" Simple Stories
Dies: Blueprints 1 and scalloped circle frames both MFT
Embossing folder: Basket weave from WRMK
Punch: Scalloped dot from EK success
Card: "Strawberry Slush" from Stampin Up (retired in colour)
Sentiment: "make a wish" MFT

Bear - E47, 44, 43, 42, 41
Cake - E53, 51, 50, Rv14, 13

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Forever Friends Fabulous

Its been a while since I bought the 'do crafts' magazine. I used to be so excited for the release and would be stalking the sites looking at the new products but since it became a monthly magazine and the price went up I have only bought a handful.

I went to the range last month with crafty friends and spotted that the free gift was papers and stamps, I was tempted and i said if I buy the magazine I have to make something by the next crafty get together. I thought if I had an incentive I might use it before it gets resigned to the forgotten pile.

The only thing I will say is I am glad I had my misti as I would never have been able to get the stamp so dark.

Image: Forever Friends Opulent
Paper: Forever Friends Opulent
Dies: Blueprints 2 and 18

Bear - E35, 34, 31, R20, 00
Scarf - G12, 43
Background - R12, 11, 00

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Beary Special Birthday

This is the second cad I spoke about in my post from the 11th, this time I used peacock feathers distress ink and a more geometric pattern. There are loads more patterns and it pairs so well with this stamp set I might make a batch for those last minute cards.

Image: "beary Special birthday" Mft stamps
Paper: "color splash" Recollections, peacock feathers distress ink
Dies: Blueprints 27 and crealies inside out dies.
Sentiment: "birthday bears" MFT

Bear - E44, 43, 42, 41, 47, 49
Box - RV09, 06, 04, BG15, 13, 11

Monday, 12 September 2016

Mmmm Chocolate Cake

Michaels introduced some ombre ink pads to their own line of crafty supplies last year, when I was in Florida my friend and myself were desperate to get all the colours so it meant looking in every Michaels we came across and a few we went looking for lol. We did eventually get all six colours and 50% off to boot. Of course we spotted the emboss resist paper pad and also had to get one to try. Jane was so impressed she bought two and I'm wishing I had too.

I inked the background with 'picked raspberry" distress ink and cut to size and that was it. So quick and simple. In fact so quick and simple I made two, look out for that one later.

Image: "beary Special birthday" Mft stamps
Paper: "color splash" Recollections, picked raspberry distress ink
Dies: Blueprints 27 and crealies inside out dies.
Sentiment: "sentimental about chocolate" MFT

Bear - E49, 47, 44, 43, 42, 41
Cake - E49, 29, 27, 25, 23

Friday, 9 September 2016

Chubby Chums

I think I say everytime I post lately that this is the first time I have used something, well get used to it folks as I recently counted my unused stamp stash and the figure astounded me, I knew it was a few as I tend to batch buy on my Florida trips rather then trickle buy in the UK so I can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume. 

The counting started as I wanted to buy a stamping bella 2.0 and I thought I had used almost all of my current SB stamps, um on counting no I hadn't lol. So I didn't buy the 2.0 bella and instead I have been using my current stuff. It is quite exciting a bit like shopping your stash as each box I open I uncover hidden treasure.

Ok enough waffling onto the card, Ive used an older paper smooches and I can't for the life of me remember what colours I used on him but it doesn't matter he's a cute brown dog holding a giant balloon, what more do you need lol.

Image: "chubby Chums" Paper Smooches
Dies: Blueprints 26 from MFT
Sentiment: "playful pups" Clearly Besotted
Paper: "snap" Simple Stories