Friday, 15 February 2019

1st Birthday Girl

This card was made in November for a very special ladies first birthday, time is rushing by and I still remember her mum's first birthday like it was yesterday, I was obviously a lot younger then lol.

This little one is very precious to us all and her smile and laugh brightens up a room, she is a very laid back young lady and a goofball to boot.

It was wonderful to spend the day with her and her family, she has an amazing mum and dad and big sister and I count my blessing that I get to enjoy them growing up.

Image: "baby girl 1" from Mo Manning
Dies: XXL inside out and stitched circles both Crealies and spellbinder alphabet
Punch: from Martha Stewart punch around the page range
Paper: "promises" from Nit Wit
Card: "grape jelly" from MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, 95, 93
Hair - E35, 34, 31, 30
Blue - B06, 05, 04, 02, 02 00
Purple - V17, 15, 12, 01
Ground - W4, 2, 0

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Flying a Kite

Now I wish I knew what colours I used for this image but I really don't, he has been coloured ready to go for months and it did make this card quick to put together but I really should record the colours on the back or something.

Even for a quick card I used a lot of products lol.

Image: "kite" Mo's Digital Pencil
Sentiment: "a mice birthday" for the love of stamps from Hunkydory
Paper: "little boy" Echo Park at Snap Click Supply
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2, square and zig zag square stax, basic edges all MFT
Card:"real red" Stampin UP

Saturday, 9 February 2019

CC Designs Monsters

CC Designs has recently introduced a new Illustrator to their line of stamps and I love them. This is the first set I have bought though and I can see them being a firm favourite along with Roberto's Rascals.

This card was a design I have made in the past and probably the last time I used this die set too. I wish I was better at remembering/using the stuff I have....Ive said it before that if I put myself on a ban I buy more its definitely an addiction lol.

Image: "monsters" CC Designs
Dies: A2 stitched rectangle and happy birthday to you both MFT
Stencil: "retro" from Echo Park
Ink: "twisted citroen, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and mowed lawn all distress oxides

Aqua - BG13, 11, 10
Green - YG17, 25, 03, 01
Pink - R22, 20

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Oh to be 21 again

My cousin’s daughter is turning 21, how on earth did that happen lol. She runs a beauty salon of her own so I wanted to use this particular set, I’ve had it for years and never used it before. It is by a company that I can't seem to find online anymore, this is a shame as I have about four sets of their stamps and the one "boys toys" has been used so much.

I masked the straighteners to pop the hairdryer behind it but kind of wish I had done it differently, too late now of course lol.

Other than that its a pretty clean and simple design, another made after my return from florida and when my crafty mojo was still missing.

Image: "girls stuff" Nina Marie Designs for Dimension Stamps
Number: "a la mode big numbers" retired from MFT
Dies: "mod rectangle" from MFT
Card: "raspberry fizz" Papertrey Ink

Sunday, 3 February 2019

LOTV 4 - Lili of the Valley NumBears

Last year I made a stack of this style card, I was running out of time and needed a go to card to ensure that I didn’t end up sending it late.

I recently returned from a Florida trip for Christmas, which is why my cards and blog posts didn’t appear lol. It was a last minute trip and meant that I didn’t have time to make my January cards before January lol. Normally I’m a month ahead but not at the moment, I’m hoping this year isn’t more stressful than last year but it’s not feeling less yet lol.

Image: Number bears digi from lili of the valley (LOTV)
Dies: XXL stitched square from Crealies
Card: "amethyst allure" from Papertrey Ink

Bear - E35, 34, 31, 30
Ground - W4, 2
Number - V17, 15, 12

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ladybird Gorjuss

Last year I tried the two cards one sitting method and to a degree it worked, I wasn't able to always do this but I do think its the way to go for me, plus it means I use the stamps at least twice lol.

I have a few of this large size of Gorjuss girl stamps and I love that you ca really go to town colouring their hair, however after a lengthy break from my copics I didn't get it quite right this time, still there is always next time lol.

Image: "ladybird" gorjuss by Santoro large stamp
Sentiment: Creative Stamping 65
Dies: XXL stitched square from Crealies
Card: "lost lagoon" and "raspberry ripple" both retired Stampin Up

Skin - E04, 11, 00, 000, 93
Hair - T9, 7, 5, 3
Blue - Bg78, 75, 72
Pink - RV69, 66, 55, 52
Grey - C6, 4, 2

Monday, 28 January 2019

Lily Sympathy

These are the type of cards I really don’t like making but I still wanted the family to know I was thinking of them. I think I might make a few and have them on hand as making them when needed is more difficult.

I always feel like I'm tempting fate though by having them ready to go, like I'm willing something to happen....I know I'm being ridiculous but still I can't bring myself to do it. Although if I left the sentiment off and just had the bases ready to go that might solve that.

This stamp is from "just inklined" its a physical stamp and I have had it for years, I bought almost the entire range when they reduced them to a quid as this was cheaper than the digi version, however this is the first one to have ever seen ink. It was in fact in my ready to part with pile....

Image: "hand tied lilies" Just Inklined
Sentiment: "brushed greetings 2" Clearly Besotted
Card: "amethyst allure" Papertrey Ink
Die: wonky stitched rectangle from MFT

Green - YG25, 03, 01
Yellow - Y17, 15, 13, 11
Purple - V17, 15