Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Pink Dolls Pram

Well I did say I printed both images, I've used the same papers, colours, dies and just flipped the layout. I have six third birthday cards to make this year and last year I batch made them with the same layout I just changed the image and sometimes the colours so I thought if that system works why do it differently this year lol.

Image: "twins at two"
Papers: "fairytale dreams" nit wit
Card: "pretty in pink" stampin up
Dies: circle stax, scalloped circle stax and bottle cap letters and numbers all mft, crealies xxl stitched squares and lawn fawn stitched hillside borders

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E29, 27, 25, 23, 21
Leggings - N3, 2, 1
Pram - R22, 21, 20
Shirt - V17, 15, 12, 01
Sky - BG11, 10
Ground - W5, 3, 1

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Purple Dolls Pram

My mum bought Lily a purple dolls pram for christmas and it is one of her treasured possessions so when Mo brought out a new image of a little girl pushing a pram I had to get it. In this set you get two little girls meant to be used as twins but I printed them separately and I will be using the other one soon for one of the third birthday cards I have to make.

You might recognise this layout as I made a card recently using it and I liked it so much I couldn't wait to use it again.

Image: "Twins at Two" Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers: "fairytale dreams" Nit Wit
Card: "grape jelly" MFT and "pretty in pink" stampin up
Dies: Circle stax, small scalloped circle stax both MFT, stitched hillside borders by Lawn Fawn and Stitched square from crealies, bottle cap letters and numbers both mft

Skin - E11. 00, 000
Hair - E34, 31, 30, Y21
Top - R22, 21, 20, SK09
Trousers - N5, 4, 3, 2
Shoes - V17, 15, 12
Pram - V17, 15, 12, 01

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Don't Worry Be Happy

Now I know this stamp is called "Farrah loves to Flashdance" but all I see when I look at her is Kevin Bacon singing "Footloose" lol.

I tried a different style and although she needs to be nearer the bottom of the card I really like this style. I'm not saying its a style I will use loads but for these uptown girls which are rather large it works better than trying to contain them in a circle or rectangle.

Image: "farrah loves to flashdance" Stamping Bella
Sentiment: "80's girl' A La Mode by MFT
Card:  from my snippet draw
Paper: "" MME
Enable Dots: "neon pink" from Papermania and yellow from doodlebug

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E74, 77, 79
Pink - R85, 83, 81, RV34
Yellow - Y11, 13, 15, 17
Grey - N3, 4, 5, 7
Ground - W1, 00

Sunday, 20 March 2016

From the Heart Grumpy Cat

This cat reminded me so much of my friends rather large grey ball of fluff I had to get it, it was part of a set but I had to have it. I bought it ages ago but I knew from the start I wanted to use it for her birthday.

I forgot to order the Simon Says Stamp curvy scalloped border dies when I was last in Florida and I wanted to recreate that look so I took a look at my dies and thought I could achieve something similar with the stitched hillside dies from lawn fawn. I wasn't sure if it would work but it did and now I have another use for them.

Image: "birthday cat pout" From the Heart Stamps
Paper: "sweet paris" Dovecraft
Card: "basic grey" stampin up
Dies: square xxl crealies, stitched hillside borders lawn fawn and circle and small scalloped circle all mft
Sentiment: "keep it simple - Happy Birthday 2" Papertrey Ink

Cat - T9, 7, 4, 2, 0
Cake - R21, 20, SK09
Ground - W3, 1, 0
Sky - BG10, blender

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Birthday Bear

I resisted these bears when they were a digistamp and again when MFT released them, I wasn't sure I would use them even though I'm a confirmed bear collector. When I saw the cards Michelle made with them I could resist no longer and I had to get them. Unbelievably for me I have coloured two already and plan on making an almost identical card to this one as soon as I can get back in my disaster area of a craft room.

Image: "birthday bear" birdie brown for mft
Paper: "calm and cozy chevron" from MFT
Dies: blueprints 15 and jumbo peekaboo both mft

Bear - E29, 27, 25, 23, 21
Balloon - BG13, 11, 10

Monday, 14 March 2016

Hello Gorgeous Again

When I bought this stamp set it was for the lady with the faux fur trim, I didn't really look at the other stamps. I am trying something new in that I have to make a card with all the images from a set before I put it away, so in this case you can expect to see at least another two cards from it.  I am guilty of buying and using once so I am trying my very best (insert might fail at the first hurdle) to not keep doing this, I have natural hoarding tendencies and with a very small room this is becoming an issue, so if I'm not going to use it maybe someone else will. OMG I think I am suggesting getting rid of some of my stamps, my heart is pounding a little just typing this lol.

Anyway onto the card, nothing exciting of fancy but I am pleased with how the image is coloured. Before you ask no I didn't match her hair to the paper I had already coloured that bit before I found the paper pack, a happy accident if you will lol.

Image: "hello gorgeous" Penny Black
Sentiment: "label maker" MFT, "lost lagoon" stampin up ink
Card: "basic grey" Stampin Up
Paper: "Moonlight" Stampin Up
Dies: Blueprints 1, 2 and 3

Skin - E000, 00, 11
Hair - Y21, YR23, E34
Trousers - T7, 5, 4, 2
Blouse - BG78, 75, 72

Friday, 11 March 2016

Merci Beaucoup

It would appear that most of my cards are fairly similar at the moment and its no coincidence either that I have a new die set, can you guess which one lol.

I was with friends when I coloured this rose and I wanted to match the colour to what the card represented so I looked up rose colours and meaning and "peach" fitted the bill perfectly. Its  to a colour I would normally go for but I have to say I enjoyed colouring it.

Image: "merci beaucoup" clearly besotted
Card: "melon berry" paper trey ink
Dies: "wonky stitched rectangles" MFT stamps and "one big happy" Papertrey ink

Stem - YG99, 97, 95, 93
Rose - R02, 01, 00
Background - B01, 00, 000, 0000

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Happy Panda

Looking at this card now I realise I should have coloured the balloons in rainbow order but there is always next time lol. This card has lots of masking on it and is very similar to the one I made with a Stamping Bella Tiny Townie. I do think the wonky stitching adds to it more though.

Image: "happy pandas" MFT
Card: "sour apple" from MFT
Sentiment: "best birthday balloons" Clearly besotted
Dies: "wonky stitched rectangles" MFT
Clouds: "tumbled glass" distress ink

Panda - W1, 0, R20
Red Balloon - R89, 39, 37
Pink Balloon - R85, 83, 81
Yellow Balloon - Y17, 15, 13
Purple Balloon - V17, 15, 12
Aqua Balloon - BG13, 11, 10
Blue Balloon - B16, 14, 12
Green Balloon - YG67, 17, 25

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mothers Day UK

Today is Mothering Sunday here in the Uk so that means I have two cards to show you, one for my Mum and one for my Mother-in-law. I have used last months Clearly besotted release, I adore the flower sets, they are amongst my favourite stamps ever lol.

Image: "you are wonderful" clearly besotted 
Card: "harvest gold" papertrey ink
Dies: "wonky stitched rectangles" mft stamps
Enable dots: Doodlebug and Teresa Collins

Stems - G46, 24, 43
Water - B01, 00, 000, 0000
Ground - W3, 1, 0, 00
Daffodils - Y11, 13, 15, 17, 38, YR16

Image: "you are wonderful" clearly besotted 
Card: "concord crush" (retired) StampinUp
Dies: "wonky stitched rectangles" mft stamps

Stems - YG67, 17, 25
Tulips - V17, 15, 12, 01
Water - B01, 00, 000, 0000
Ground - W3, 1, 0, 00

Friday, 4 March 2016

Gorjuss Sweet Tea

Yet another must have stamp that hasn't been used, as I am trying to use my old stash before I buy more you might be hearing that a lot over the next few months. Of course I'm not saying I'm on a ban as that just makes me spend more but I am being much more conservative and careful in my choices.

The tea cup on this is huge and I thought paper piecing would be better than trying to get my copics to blend nicely on such a large surface, especially as I haven't been using them lately and I feel out of practice. I had already coloured her hair when I noticed the "alice" reference oh well I think she suits black hair lol.

Image: "Sweet Tea" Gorjuss by Santoro
Paper: "hello summer" Echo Park from Michelle
Card: "pinks and reds" Craftsmith at Michaels
Dies: Crealies XXL square, Stitched scallop edges and mini scallop circle stay all MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - T9, 7, 5, 4
Dress - B16, 14, 12
Rabbit - W3, 1, 00
Tea cup - R85, Rv34, R83, 81, W3, 1

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Creative Stamper

Ive said it before and I will say it again the free magazines in the UK keep getting better and better, this magazine contained an entire sheet of useful elegant images, even better was that the magazine showed you how to use them effectively. The lady and dress are separate images and I masked the dress before stamping the lady, this I saw in the magazine otherwise I would have just paper pieced her dress. You could of course create a whole wardrobe for her and even create a dress up doll card (future ideas i think lol)

I will definitely be looking for this magazine again, I can't wait to see what they do next.

Image: January Creative Stamper
Papers: "isabella" BoBunny
Card: "lovely lady" paper trey ink
Sentiment: "keep it simple: happy birthday II" Papertrey Ink
Dies: Blueprints 2 and 10, Flagstaff and basic edges all mft