Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fashion Sense

I haven't really crafted for a while and all of the posts since the beginning of December have been scheduled so it wasn't easy making this card but I wanted to use some of my new stash.

I ordered during Papertrey inks Stamp-a-faire event in August and I got this stamp set free, its a full size set with stunning sentiments and a very vogue like lady and dress ensemble so I had to use her.

Lovely lady which is a fitting name for the ink I used which is also new, as are most of the other elements on this card except the basic edges and blueprints, well some aren't new to the market just to me.

Im hoping that this card will kick start my mojo as I have lots to make for upcoming birthdays.

Image and sentiment : "Fashion Sense" paper trey ink
Card: "lovely lady" Papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 13, stitched mini scallop stax and stitched basic edges all MFT
Background stamp: "diagonal stripes" mft and "lovely lady" ink from pti

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Birthday Wish

Sometimes you get an idea and the execution is better than you expected, this is one of those cards, it was supposed to just be a prototype but I liked it so much it made it into a real card lol.

I do wish I had checked the centre so that there were seven candles as I like odd numbers but you can't have everything.

Image: "polka dot parade 12" stamped in "new leaf", "orange zest", "hawaiian shores", "limeade ice", "summer sunrise" and aqua mist"
Dies: "wonderful words birthday" Papertrey ink and blueprints 24 from mft
Card: "hawaiian shores" papertrey ink

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Pan Pastels - The final chapter

For the moment this is my final Pan Pastel card, I don't think it will be my last but it is time for a change.

I have used two crazy birds for this one and I think if I have to pick a favourite bird it is the chubby one who looks a bit like a robin, yeah definitely my favourite.

This is probably my favourite colour combo as well, the lime, turquoise, blue seems to be a theme for me and the ease with which the pan pastels blend meant that the whole card only took a few minutes, the main problem is the drying time after the fixative is applied.

Image: "crazy birds" Tim Holtz
Sentiment: "happy birthday" clearly besotted
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Pan Pastels part three

This is a very different colour combo for me, I am more into cool tones but I thought a change is as good as a rest and it most certainly was.

This chubby bird is so prefect for so many occasions, I can't believe I held out so long on this trend.

Image: "crazy birds" Tim Holtz
Sentiment: Woodware
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pan Pastels part two

Now today's card features the theme I spoke of on my last post, yeap you guessed it I jumped on the crazy bird band wagon. These are too cute and perfect for guys and girls.

Image: "crazy bird" Tim Holtz and "birdcage" tonic
Dies : blueprints 13 and 2

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Pan Pastels

I would never have thought I would enjoy pan pastels, but after trying them I think I'm hooked. I've made four cards this week alone with them and I will be posting them all over the next few days, there is a definite theme which I think after the next card might become more evident lol.

The pan pastels are so easy to blend although the fact that you don't change sponges between colours is taking me a while to get used to lol.

Image: free magazine stamps
Dies: blueprints 13 and 2

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Hello Gorgeous

I saw this stamp on someones blog a while ago and I just knew I needed it, it wasn't easy to find and in the end it was in a shop that I use often but never thought of looking. Its not often that a stamp set is even nicer in real life but this one is, so many elegant figures and the perfect size for an a2 card to boot.

I don't own much black card and I had to raid my snippet draw to put this card together so I think I might need to purchase some more.

Image: "Hello Gorgeous" Clear Penny Black set
Papers: "the station" MME
Card: Snippet folder
Dies: Blueprints 1, 2, 5, 21 and 24, spellbinders scalloped circles
Glitter dots - Stash

Hair - E74, 77, 79
Dress - R89, 39, 37
Bag And Ruffle - W9, 7, 5
Ground - W3, 1
Shadow - BG10 and blender

Challenges - Snippet Playground

Monday, 8 February 2016

Cup of Joe

This card didn't end up like I thought it would but its too late now as its already posted. I stamped and paper pieced the coffee cup from the 'fresh brewed" blueprints and added some warm grey copics for shadows, I have just realised I forgot to ground the image, oh well never mind lol.

The background stamp was sitting on my desk as I have been playing with a window die and I thought the colours would go perfectly with the cup. I knew I would like the mint macaroon but not as much as I do now I own some. The embossing powder is actually "pool party" again from Stampin up but although it is more blue in colour it is less noticeable in real life than on the photo. 

Image: "fresh Brewed" Tim Holtz Blueprint
Card: "mint macaroon" stampin up and "kraft" Anna Marie
Ink: "mint macaroon" Stampin up
Background stamp: "damask" MFT
Dies: cross stitch rectangle from MFT
Sentiment: "clearly sentimental about:Coffee: MFT
Papers:  from my stash

Friday, 5 February 2016


I had an idea for this card from the packaging on the stamp, I liked the colours they had used but I wanted a pastel palette. There was a lot of masking on this project and although it looks simple it really wasn't, in my opinion the simpler the card looks the longer it takes lol.

Image: "blossom" Tiny Townie from Stamping bella
Background: masking paper, dies and tumbled glass distress ink
Card: "smokey shadow" papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 13 and 2 and flat bottom clouds all mft
Sentiment: "happy bears" LOTV

Skin - E00, 000, 11, R20
Hair - C3, 5, 7
Dress - V01, 12, 15, 17, RV34, R83, 81, N3, 2, 0
Balloons - V01, 12, 15, 17, RV34, R83, 81

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Football Crazy

I wanted to join in with Kay's sketch challenge and I needed a card quickly so this image which is simple to colour was perfect. I didn't add a sentiment because I totally forgot lol.

Image: "football crazy" Just Inklined
Paper: "cold avocado soup" Jillibean Soup
Card: "nightshift blue" MFT
Dies: zig zag square, square stax and horizontal stripes all MFT and crealies XXL stitched square

Ball - N7, 5, 4, 2, blender
Grass - YG67, 17, 23
Sky - BG11, 10
Boots - T5, 4, 2, 0, Y38, 15, B39, 37