Monday, 30 November 2015

Lili of the Valley - Nativity Kids

These cards were originally going to be shaker cards but once I had assembled them I realised that the sequins blocked the whole image that I had spent ages colouring so out came the sequins and I think I prefer them.

Images: "shepherd boy" and "three kings" both from Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: "christmas sparkle" Clearly Besotted
Embossing Powder: "platinum" WOW
Dies: Blueprints 20, 24 and circle staxs all MFT, circle shaker from paper trey Ink

Copics - Shepherd Boy
Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Tunic - E09, R08, 14
Headress - YG97, 95, 93
Sky - BG11, 10
Ground - W5, 3, 1
Bear - E35, 34, 31
Box - E47, 44, 43, 42, 41
Straw - Y26
Rabbit - E74, 71, 70, R08, YG95
Goat - W1, 7
Sheep - W1, 3, 5, 7
Stars - Y15, 13
Sheet - T2, 0

Copics - Three Kings
Skin -
Hair - E34, 31
Crowns - Y17, 15, 13, 11

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Oh Snap - Gingerbread

Kay has been challenging me to make a card every Sunday using a sketch she provides, I must say Ive been enjoying it and it brings me out of my comfort zone as I always struggle with sketches.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do and for once it looks exactly as I envisioned.

I love anything gingerbread but especially gingerbread men, I went gaga over this lawn fawn set and had to have it as soon as it was released.

Image and sentiment: "Oh snap" lawn fawn
Paper: 'sugar cookies" Nit Wit
Card: "real red" Stampin Up and "kraft" recollections
Dies: blueprints 1, 2 and 13 plus

Gingerbread - E35, 34, 31
Ground - W3, 1, 0, 00

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Winter Penguin

I have been liking Nichol Magourik's cards with the frames for a while, she uses frames on most of her cards and I think its very effective. I don't have any large rectangle dies so I used a blueprint and the largest rectangle from the cross stitch stax to create the frame, there are two layers but I think I should have cut a third.

This is definitely a style I will be using again as I think it makes a very plain card pop.

Image: "winter penguin" Lawn Fawn
Dies: cross stitch rectangle, blueprints 13 both MFT, stitched hillside from lawn fawn and tree border from clearly besotted
Sentiment: "white christmas" stampin up
Distress inks: tumbled glass, faded jeans and chipped sapphire

Scarf - R24, 29
Penguin - W9, 7, 5, YR07, 04
Tress - E74, G28

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Call me Peep

I have finally used this stamp from stamping bella, it is such a cute stamp I can't believe I've waited so long to use it. I was originally looking for an uptown girl but this caught my eye and I decided it was about time she was used.

I've used the free paper pack again, this is such a lovely colour scheme and even though the paper is thin it die cuts beautifully. I've used a very simple layout on this card and allowed the paper to dictate the design, i like the fact that the crown and doilies were already printed.

Image : "call me peep" stamping bella
Paper : "Isabella" bobunny
Card : "basic grey" Stampin up
Dies: spell binders scalloped circle, circle stax, blueprints 1 and 2 and sentiment strips 2 all mft
Sentiment: "happy birthday" keep it simple from Papertrey ink embossed with "blushing bride" stampin up powder.
Brads: "cupcake" doodlebug mini brads

Phone - N0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Skin - E00, 000, 11
Hair - E71
Hat - RV34, R83, 81 N7, YG93
Dress - RV34, R83, 81
Ground - W3, 1, 00
Sky - BG11, 10

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Tress Again

I enjoyed making the Beauty and Slippers cards at the same time so I thought as I have three more 2nd girl birthday cards to make I would make them at the same time. I have gone for a different colour palette but kept the layout the same. By the time this publishes I think you might have seen all the other ones except one. I made them all in March but in case their mums read my blog I haven't published them until after their actual birthdays.

Image: "tress" the greeting farm
Paper: "fairytale dreams" nit wit
Card: "grapesicle" and "cotton candy" both MFT
Dies: blueprints 3, 12 and 14
Sentiment: "sweet little sentiments" clearly besotted
Number: "billionaire" cut on cricut.

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E50, 23, 25, 27, 29
Dress - V17, 15, 12, 000
Eyes - B01

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Saturated Canary Soda Pop

I had to buy the digital magazine when the saturated canary stamps were in it, especially once I saw this image. I had someone in mind for this image but I changed my mind and made her a very different card but I still wanted to use this girl on a card.

This is a tried and tested layout for me and one I return to often especially when the mojo is wavering, this layout seems to jump start my creativity.

Image: "soda pop" Saturated Canary
Paper: "dilly dally" MME
Card: "lost lagoon" Stampin Up
Dies: Ticket, ticket border, oval stax, zig zag stitched oval stax, horizontal stripes, blueprints 1 and 2 all MFT
Sentiment: "best birthday" Clearly Besotted
Pearls: "swimming pool" from Doodlebug

Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E71, 74, 77, 79
Soda - E09, R08, 05
Bow and skirt - BG49, 45, 01
T-shirt - N2, 1, 0, blender

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Tutu Cute

I've case'd another card today, I loved this card that Jodie created and seeing it in the flesh meant I knew I had to recreate it.  I didn't have everything she used but I enjoyed finding stuff I already had that did the same thing.

Image: "Tutu cute" pure innocence from MFT
Card: Michaels 110lb White and "pink lemonade" from MFT
Background Stamp: "Lacey" from Stampin up
Twine: American crafts
Dies: blueprints 1 and 20, cross stitched rectangle stax, vintage buttons all MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, R20
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Dress - R22, 21, 20, SK09

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Hello Card

Sometimes its nice to be able to just send a card to say hello, normally I spend most of my time making cards for occasions, birthday, new home, new baby, wedding, christmas I never seem to make just because cards.

I am so ahead with my birthday cards for 2015 and Ive also started my christmas cards so I thought I would make this to include with a little package to a friend. I hope she liked the package and the card and fingers crossed I can continue to find time to make this type of card more.

Before anyone asks, yes I am addicted to the "smokey shadow" card from paper trey ink lol

Image: "beady sweet" by Tiddlyinks
Paper: "traveler" MME
Card: "Smokey Shadow" Papertrey ink
Dies: cross stitch rectangle stax

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E79, 77, 74, 71
Dress - R89, 39, 37, 35
Panda hat - W1

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Polished to Perfection the sequel

I absolutely love this stamp from MFT, the a la modes where the reason I started shopping there and I wish they still carried the line. At least I have most of them, some still uninked but I hope to remedy that soon.

I followed a sketch that Kay has been posting each week and I have been enjoying playing along, now this sketch was in August (when I made the card) but obviously I couldn't show the card until after the person's birthday. I have been trying to get all my birthday cards until the end of the year made and ready as I have a lot of christmas cards to make and I lose the birthday mojo once I'm in full on Christmas mode.

Image and Sentiment: "polished to perfection" a la mode by MFT
Paper: "hello summer" Echo park from Michelle
Card: "smokey shadow" papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 18 and crealies xxl stitched square.

Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E79, 77, 74, 71
Dress - BG15, 13, 11
Cardigan - R22, 21, 20, SK09
Polish - N7, 5, E09, R08, 05

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

From the Whole Herd

These animals were just sitting on my desk waiting to be made into a card so I decided to go very clean and simple and this is the result. Next time I might just go with less animals though.

The background was made using white card and distress inks, I like this effect a lot, simple but effective my favourite kind lol.

Images: "whole herd" from MFT
Dies: blueprints 1 and rolling hills both MFT
Distress Ink: twisted citroen, mowed lawn, tumbled glass and broken china

Horse - E39, 37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30
Hen - E27, 25, 23, $1, Y35
Chicks - Y38, 35, 32
Pig - R22, 21, 20
Cow - W7, 5, 31, R20

Sunday, 1 November 2015

You're My Cup of Tea

I made this card as soon as the paper pack arrived along with the August magazine but unfortunately I couldn't show the card until after the recipients birthday. It is a gorgeous paper pack, greys and pinks one of my favourite combos and I know that you will be seeing much more of this one.

The person I made the card for is a big tea drinker in fact its a bit of a joke that they drink so much tea that the kettle is never off, so of course it was only natural for me to make a tea inspired card.

Image: "you're my cup of tea" A La Mode by MFT
Paper: "Isabella" by BoBunny free with Cradmaking and Papercraft Magazine in August
Card: "basic grey" Stampin Up
Dies: Zig zag oval and oval staxs, vertical stripes and blueprints 1 and 2 all MFT
Sequins: "charcoal" and "pink mix" both Pretty Pink Posh

Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E47, 44, 43
Cup - N3, 2, 1, E57, 55
Dress - RV34, R83, 81
Jacket - N7, 5