Friday, 17 November 2017

Tried and Tested 1st Birthday Boy card

Well I sound like a broken record but if it ain't broke don't fix it lol. This is my tried and tested design for 1st birthdays and although the image, papers, card colour changes the basic design does not. 

I do enjoy adding names and ages to kids cards and I know if their name is unusual that they don't receive much with their names so its my way of making that happen.

Not much else to say except I enjoyed making it and I hope that they enjoy receiving it.

Image: "' Digital Pencil Too
Paper: "Party Animals" Nit Wit
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched squares and stitched circles, Basic edges and scalloped basic edges both from MFT
Card: "new leaf" Papertrey Ink

Skin - E000, 00, 11
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Ground - W3, 2, 1
T-Shirt - YG03, 01
Dungarees - B04, 02, 01, 00, 000
Balloon - YG67, 17, 25, 03

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


I love me some unicorns and at the moment so does everyone else as they are everywhere lol.

The person I made this card for isn't into the cute type so when I bought this magazine I already knew who the image would be used for.

Of course once it was coloured I had no idea what to do with it and then I remembered that I had made a background for a fairy card and thought give it a go.

Image: Creative Stamping
Sentiment: Woodware
Dies: "scalloped frames" Gina Marie
Background: "worn lipstick" and "wilted violet" distress oxides

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Bobby Socks

I was inspired by a card I saw where this stamp had been coloured in grey with a highlight colour, I decided to try this myself and it was easier than I expected. I wish I could remember who coloured the image originally so I could give credit where it is due.

I was inspired to try this again with another of the girl images from Lili of the valley so you may see that one soon too.

Image: "Bobby Socks" Digistamp from LOTV (lili of the valley)
Sentiment: "big birthday wishes" MFT, stamped with "lovely lady" ink from Papertrey Ink
Paper: "party patterns" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 16 and scalloped basic edges 2 both from MFT

Grey - T9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, blender
Pink - RV14, 13, 11

Sunday, 5 November 2017


I have made an almost identical card to this before but last time I went with more random colours, this time I tried to recreate the real colours of an equaliser not sure I prefer this version lol. 

I used a die from a friend and cut two, one in silver and one in white. I coloured the white one with N10 copic and then added novo glaze to make it shiny.

A simple, card without any fuss, my usual style lol.

Sentiment: "keep it simple birthday 3" paper trey Ink
Dies: A2 stax 1 and 2
Card: "dark charcoal" Michaels
Stencil: "equaliser" MFT
Inks: Twisted citroen, Squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and candy apple all distress

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Squidgy and Teddy

The new squidgy range (ok so not really new just new to me) from Stamping Bella is gorgeous. I have liked a fair few but this was the first one I bought, it appealed to me because of the huge teddy bear and like my struggle with chocolate stamps I just can't resist a cute teddy.

The stamps contain a sentiment, large image and smaller one, I used the smaller one to create the background after seeing Faye create a similar one.

Not much else to say except I liked colouring the bear, can't wait to use it again and lets see how long that wait is.

Image: "Squidgy with Teddy" Stamping Bella
Sentiment: "birthday bears" MFT
Dies: Square Staxs, A2 rectangle staxs and blueprints 31 all MFT
Card: "island indigo" Stampin Up
Paper: "Squidgy with Teddy" stamping Bella stamped in tropical teal dye ink from MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Dress - BG49, 45, T4, 2
Ground - W2, 0
Bear - E49, 44, 43, 42, 41, R39, 37

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sherlock the Cat

I've had this idea in my head for ages, originally I was going to use a Mo Manning image but as soon as I saw this cat I knew it was perfect. The young lady who is turning 21 loves all things Sherlock, purple and her big fluffy grey cat so I had to include all of these on her card.

Not a lot to say except this has been my go to style for a few cards now so I need to change it up and try something different.

Image: "basik and sparrows" Scrapberry
Sentiment: "all in onsie" Clearly Besotted
Numbers: "A la mode big birthday numbers" (retired) from MFT
Dies: XXL Stitched squares from Crealies
Card: "grape jelly" MFT
Paper: "tiny check brights" MFT

Numbers - V17, 15, 12
Birds - R89, 39, 37, B26, 23, V17, 15
Cat - T7, 6, 5, B26, 24, 23, C3, 2, 1, E09, 07

Friday, 27 October 2017


Mo Manning manages to capture such joy and exuberance in her images, they are always a joy to colour and bring a smile to everyone. This is a very early image and I've owned it for quite a few years, it was an image that scared me to colour but not anymore, you never know I might colour more scary images soon lol.

I went with a tried and tested design again, only one more of this style I promise.

Image: "engineer" Mo's Digital Pencil
Sentiment: "marker felt" computer generated
Dies: XXL stitched squares from Crealies
Card: "enchanted evening" Papertrey Ink
Paper: "Birthday Blowout" MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000
Hair - N6, 4
Shirt - N2, 1, 0, blender
Hat and Dungarees - B99, 97, 95, 93
Ground - E35, 34, 31
Train - R89, 39, 37, N9, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, 100
Shoes - E49, 79, 74
Kerchief - R89, 39, 37
Sky - BG11, 10, blender