Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Kanban Lucy

When these stamps were released they weren't easy to get hold of and I coveted them from afar, over the years I purchased a few sets from eBay but not this particular one. A dear friend mentioned a sale at "care curd crafts" so off I went to look and she had both sets for 60% off so it would have been rude not to buy them both lol.

During my recent stamp cataloging I was shocked to discover I have used every set of Kansan stamps at least once, thats not something you can say for most manufacturers.

Image: "lucy" Kanban
Sentiment: Making cards freebie for February
Paper : "perfectly plaid" MFT
Card: "summer sunrise" Papertrey ink

Hair - E59, 57, 35
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Pink - R89, 39, 85, 83, 81
Yellow - Y38, 35, 32
White - N2, 1, 0

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire

Its unusual for me to watch a video and then have all the supplies to recreate a card but this was one such occasion. Ok, so I didn't have the clarity stencil brushes so I did the ombre dark to a lighter colour rather than white but I still enjoyed it and who knows maybe I might buy the stencil brushes lol.

Background Stamp : "bundles of blossom" MFT
Distress ink : "fossilised amber" and "squeezed lemonade"
Sentiment: "label maker" mft and Painted birthday die from Simon Says Stamp
Dies: Blueprints 29 from MFT

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Magical Friends Take 2

I knew that I couldn't make another shaker card like version 1 as this one is going through the post, in fact all the girl cards are being posted so I think this will be the final design.

Of course there has been another set of these stamps released and of course I need them so I might change the ponies but not the overall design.

Unicorn - T3, 1, blender, V12 and stampin up wisteria wonder alcohol markers
Pegasus - RV14, 13, 21, Y15, 13, 11

Monday, 17 April 2017

Mother's Day 2017

Yet again I am late showing these cards but I wanted to make sure that both had received them before I showed them on here. Last year in time for the US mothers day Mo Manning released two uber cute images and I knew I wanted to use them for this year.

My major problem is remembering that I have them to use, I seem to buy with an idea in mind then when that birthday/occassion comes around I use something else, there has to be a system that works lol.

I made both cards the same just used the girl for my mum and the boy for MIL.

Images: "4 Mummy" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper : "birthday blowout" MFT
Card: "elegant evening" Papertrey Ink
Dies: "scalloped basic edges 2" MFT and "happy mother's day" from Papertrey Ink

Skin - E11, 00, 000, 95
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Blue - B97, 95, 93, 91
Red - R39, 37
Grey - N3, 2, 1

Friday, 14 April 2017

Magical Friends Take One

As in previous years I'm starting the batch making of cards for the littles, this year the six are all 4, so it's going to be a "my little pony" year lol.

This first card is a shaker but as the rest need to be posted they are going to be flat versions of this one, also for this one I went with reds and yellows and I did check if ponies like these exist in the MLP universe before I coloured them. The favourite colour of this little one is red so I had to find ponies that were mostly red. I'm hoping she approves lol.

This card has been fermenting in my mind for months and it looks almost like I pictured it.

Images : "Magical Friends" The Greeting Farm
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched squares, cloud border and rainbow from MFT
Background : "tumbled glass" and "broken china" distress inks
Sequins : Pretty pink posh sparkling clear and red and yellow from Doodlebug

Rainbow - R29, 24, YR07, 04, Y15, 13, YG17, 03, BG15, 13, B26, 23, V17, 15
Pegasus - Y17, 15, 13, R59, 29, 27, 24, 14
Unicorn - R59, 29, 27, 24, 14, T2, 0

Monday, 10 April 2017

Matryoshka Dolls

I have always liked nesting dolls and when I met my friend I was shocked and delighted to find someone else who liked them too.

I bought this stamp set for this one image although I like the others too but just not as much. I decided to go with a bright and colourful card as all the nesting dolls I own are bright and cheerful.

Image: "Today and Everyday" Stampin Up
Paper : "birthday blowout" MFT
Card : "real red" stampin up
Dies : blueprints 2 and 13 from MFT and wavy scalloped stitches from Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment : "label maker" from Mft stamped in electric red from Mft

Skin - E00, 000, 11, 95
Hair - E77, 74
Red - R29, 24
Yellow - Y15, 13
Orange - YR07, 04
Green - YG17, 03
Light Blue - B02, 00
Blue - B37, 26
Purple - BV08, V17

Friday, 7 April 2017

Making Cards - Birthday Bears Version 4

This is the final card of the four, now I made two mistakes on this card, number one I meant to use the last of the four bear stamps but didn't and two the sentiment needed some colour. However, despite the obvious mistakes I still like the card, in fact I liked all four and wish I had made more.

I am not sure this is a technique I will be replicating in the future but I sure hope it is as it was fun and fast.

Image: Making cards magazine
Papers: "tranquil textures" from MFT
Dies: Blueprints 15, basic stitched edge and basic stitched scalloped edge dies all mft
Sentiment: Dovecraft die

Bear - E44. 43. 42
T-Shirt - YG17, 25, 03, 01

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Making Cards - Birthday Bears Version 3

The third version of this card, I changed the border edge but that is all I did change. It is amazing to me though that just changing the colours has such an effect on the look and feel of a card, the sentiment pops more on this than any of the others just because of the colour of the background.

One more to go, I hope you aren't bored of them yet, cos I am certainly not bored of making them lol.

Image: Making cards magazine
Papers: Making cards magazine and Studio G
Dies: Blueprints 15, basic stitched edge and basic stitched scalloped edge dies all mft
Sentiment: Dovecraft die

Bear - E44. 43. 42
T-Shirt - R89, 39, 37

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Making Cards- Birthday Bears Version 2

Ok so I tried the trial to make two cards each time I sat down to craft in January and I failed miserably lol, I knew I would as its not my normal style of crafting, however the making cards magazine arrived, I saw a card idea and I made four, yes you heard that right four cards, the same but different. Now you could be forgiven for thinking this is an April Fools joke but I assure you it is not.

This is version two which apart from the bear being different is almost identical to version 1. This bear is uber cute and deserved to be used before being filed away never to see the light of day again lol.

Image: Making cards magazine
Papers: Making cards magazine and Studio G
Dies: Blueprints 15, basic stitched edge and basic stitched scalloped edge dies all mft
Sentiment: Dovecraft die

Bear - E44. 43. 42
T-Shirt - Y17, 15, 13

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Geeky Mae

So I might be a little obsessed with this style of card, this is only the second one you have seen on here but its not the only one I have made, expect to see those later in the year. I decided back in January that if I got an idea for a card for someone I was just going to make it when the idea struck and not wait so I have been going with that and have made cards I don't need for quite some time and can't publish until after the recipients birthday either, so it might be some time before you see the others.

I have had this image for a few years and only used her once before, she was so easy to colour and I am really pleased with the card so I might have to use her or her friends more often like this.

Image: "geeky mae" Some Odd Girl
Sentiment: computer generated using marker felt font
Dies: XXL stitched squares from Crealies
Paper: Studio G

Skin - E13, 11, 00, 000
Hair - E59, 57, 35, 34
Top - YG97, 95, 93
Skirt - N6, 8
Glasses - BG000, BG0000
Eyes - B04, 02, 01

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Making Cards - Birthday Bears

I started a subscription for this magazine in January and so far I am so impressed, the free gift for March was a set of bear stamps and papers and toppers for boy cards. I used one of the bears and papers from the booklet to make this card.

I rarely use the free papers with magazines but these are fab quality and the colours and patterns on the ones I chose were calling out to be used straight away. Now this card was made the day the magazine arrived and I am hoping it is still available for those who like the bear.

Image: Making cards magazine
Papers: Making cards magazine
Dies: Blueprints 15, basic stitched edge and basic stitched scalloped edge dies all mft
Sentiment: Dovecraft die

Bear - E44. 43. 42
T-Shirt - BG18, 15, 13

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Gorjuss Hush Little Bunny

When I first saw these large gorjuss stamps I wasn't sure what I would do with them as I don't make large cards but I adored this image and I thought it would be lovely to colour that hair. So I went with a design I've used with Digi stamps before and I like it. I might even have to buy a few more, of course if my favourite one was available then I would have already bought it lol.

As the image was so large I kept the rest of the design simple. I have used some enamel dots on this too, I seem to hoard those even more than gems or pearls but if I want more I have to use some.

Image: "hush little bunny" Gorjuss Large Stamp by Santoro
Paper: Studio G
Dies: XXL stitched square from Crealies
Sentiment: "say it with style" Clearly Besotted
Enamel dots: Eyelet outlet and stash

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Bunny - W8, 6, 4, 2, 0, E43, 42, 41, 40
Dress - R39, 37, B26, 24, 23, 21
Hair - N9, 7, 5, 3

Monday, 20 March 2017

Liquorice Allsorts

I have been a fan of the Creative Stamping Magazine for a while now, its great value for money and the stamps are good quality too. So when I saw that the set for February was sweet themed and included liquorice all sorts I knew I had to have it.

I have followed one of the card designs in the magazine just adding a pink mat and making it a2 sized but other than that its a reproduction. I am hoping to make more with the stamps soon but as is normal around here its on to the next new set lol.

Image: Creative stamping 39
Card: "cotton candy" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2 both MFT, crealies xxl circle and inside out circle.

Yellow - Y15, 13, 11
Blue - B02, 01
Pink - RV04, 02
Grey - N2, 0

Friday, 17 March 2017

Prima Planner Doll

I went to a craft fair at Newbury in January and I saw this set of tiny Prima Dolls and I knew I wanted it but I wasn't sure I would use it, so I asked my friend to dissuade me from purchasing it but instead she tried to get me to buy all four lol. I love my enabling crafty friends lol.

I paper pieced her dress and copic coloured the rest of her, she was rather a dream to paper piece and there is another doll in the stamp set that I might try to get onto a card soon.

So should I have bought all four.....absolutely.....will i be buying the rest.....absolutely lol.

Image: "911706" Julie Nutting Planner dolls for Prima
Paper: "keita" Sassy Designs Paper
Card: "early Expresso" Stampin Up
Dies: Basic stitched edges, scalloped stitched edges and blueprints 2, 13 all MFT

Skin - E35, 34
Hair - E49, 47
Blue - B02, 01
Shadows - W2, 1

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Pure Innocence Happy Banner

The new 30 day colouring challenge has started but I used an older challenge image to make this card, my extra challenge to myself this time is to make them into cards once a week so that I'm not still making cards with them six months later lol.

I had to try to match the paper to the image as it was already coloured, not something I do anymore and I remembered why...its so hard lol. I eventually found these papers from MFT and they marched almost perfectly so I went with it.

Since I bought the scalloped edges I can't seem to stop using them, I think I need the other set now as well lol.

Image: "happy banner" Pure Innocence for MFT
Paper: "tranquil textures paper" from MFT
Dies: Blueprints 15, basic stitched edges and scalloped stitched edges all MFT, Happy birthday die from Lovecraft
Shimmer: "clear" Spectrum Noir sparkle marker from Crafters Companion

Skin - E11, 00, 000, 93
Hair -
Dress - BV02, 01, 00, 000
Shoes - BV04, 02
Birthday - BV04

Friday, 10 March 2017

Lili of the Valley Blanket Baby

Another new baby boy in the family, we had so many little girls that it is nice to make boy cards for a bit. Next baby due is a girl so back to the pink. In case you were wondering I have a massive family and it seems to be growing at a rate of knots too lol.

My tried and tested design and image, think I might need to change it up for the next card, nah who am I kidding if it ain't broke don't fix it lol.

Image: "blanket Baby" Lili of the Valley
Paper: "baby boy" Nit Wit
Card: "spring rain" Papertrey ink
Dies: Xxl stitched square and inside out circles both Crealies , basic edges 2 and circle stax from MFT

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Birthday Nell

I think I need to apologise for the lack of inspiring posts recently, my mojo went on vacation and I have been struggling ever since. It still hasn't retuned but cards are needed so I go back to tried and tested designs and this is one of those. 

I bought this image from Digistamp Boutique in the recent New Year sale and I had a blast colouring it, I went with a favourite colour combo for me and once it was coloured I struggled to find paper to match so I used the Harlequin stencil from MFT and away I went. The distress ink almost exactly match the colours I used on the stamp, that almost never happens lol.

Image:"Birthday Nell" Digistamp Boutique
Stencil: "harlequin" MFT with "twisted citroen" and "tumbled glass" distress inks
Dies: Labels (retired) from MFT and Blueprints 1 and 2

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Gorjuss Toadstools

This card was for a very special crafty friend who also happens to be a huge Gorjuss fan. I had recently shown her the Tatty Teddy card I had made with the cloud border and she really liked it and so an idea for her card started. I went with a cute unused gorjuss stamp and a new sentiment that I think is fabulous and sums up my friends rather well. Once I had coloured the image, always the longest part, the card came together quickly. She was very pleased with it which was exactly what I had hoped for.

Image: "toadstools" Gorjuss by Santoro
Paper: "travel" MME
Dies: Cloud border and Blueprints 1 and 2 from MFT
Sentiment: Dovecraft

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93
Hair - N8, 6, 4,
Coat - R89, 59, 39, 37, 35
Hat - E43, 42, 41, W5, 4, 3

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Unity Happy Birthday

A very good friend of mine from Florida sent me this stamp so of course I had to use it for her birthday card. 

As my mojo is definitely on vacation I went with a simple design that hopefully showcases the gorgeous image. 

Image: "aw shucks, Lulu" unity stamps
Sentiment: "label maker" MFT stamped in "blu raspberry ink" also MFT
Enamel Dots: eyelet outlet
Paper: "tangerine" MME
Dies: "mini scalloped rectangle stax" MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Hair - N8, 6
Dress - RV14, 13, 11
Hat - BG13, 11, R14, 24, 27
Leggings - R27, BG13

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Erin - Happy 1st Birthday

Once again my tried and tested 1st birthday card design, well if it ain't broke why fix it. I did mix it up a little bit this time by changing the image and dies I used but it still felt the same to make.

I think this image from Mo is too adorable and I also bought the boy version so that I had both, I know its an addiction. Must have all the things lol.

Image: "one" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "baby's first girl" Nit Wit
Card: "sour apple" MFT and "raspberry fizz" paper trey ink
Dies: Stitched circle stax, basic edges and scalloped basic edges all MFT, scalloped circle from spellbinders, XXL stitched square from Crealies and alphabet from X Cut

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Oh La La

I have a huge penguin fan friend and I knew this image would be perfect for her birthday card.Now I am trying to make cards differently this year, if I buy a stamp for a specific person I am not going to wait until there birthday is almost upon me and I go into no mojo panic mode but make it once I have the stamp and idea. So this card is for a December birthday but I had to make it now, strike whilst the iron is hot is my new motto.

I have always wanted to try creating my own background with white on white diecuts, i think it looks quite effective and was definitely the look I wanted to achieve. I think I might try words on my next attempt.

Not much else to say on this one, it was very time consuming lining up all the towers but also very calming. I dod seem to have glue everywhere and I am so pleased I had an adhesive eraser handy lol.

Image: "oh lal la' Poppy Stamps
Dies: Blueprints 15, crealies inside out circles and quitcutz eiffel tower

Monday, 20 February 2017

Thanks for Being My Friend

I got the idea for this card from the January MFT design team, they had used the new background stamp and die cut a word from it. I thought it would be a quick and simple idea to replicate, boy was I wrong lol.

I did learn a few valuable lessons though which I will share with you, number one even though you think colouring the whole background then die cutting the words will take longer it really won't. Number two if you don't heed number one you will need to refer to the original often to try to decipher what is what on your die cut word, this takes about three times as long as colouring the whole sheet lol.

Things I would do differently, well I would stamp two identical panels, colour one entirely in colours and one in grey, this way once the letters are cut I can make two cards probably a lot quicker than this one took.

I will say I would do this again as I think the sentiment really pops and it looks effective too.

Image:"bundles of blossom" MFT
Dies:Blueprints 15 and "thanks" (retired) words both MFT
Card: "blu raspberry" Mft

YR09, 07, 04, Y38, 15, 13, 11, RV09, 06, 04, BG15, 13, 11, YG17, 25

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cheers to You

I seem to be addicted to the new range of stamps from Hunky-dory, this is the first of my second set of three and I have just seen the newest ones and I need them all. I am a fan of cute but there are certain people that you can't send that to so more realistic is the way to go. 

Once i had coloured the large images I couldn't find any paper that matched so I made my own, with the smaller images in the set this was a doddle. I do find sitting and colouring a background to be very therapeutic.

I am entering the snippet playground as the black card was actually the packaging from stencils I bought at the newbury craft show in January. I have used this card before and I am sure I will do again.

Image: "cheers to you" Hunky-dory
Dies: Nested a2 rounded rectangles from Spellbinders
Card: Packaging from stencils.

Beer - YR27, 24, 23
Bottle - YG67, 17, 25, G14, R29, 24, B24, N4, 1
Opener - N 4, 2, B24, 26
Sentiment - R29, 27, 24, N3, 1

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Warm Wishes and Sunny Smiles

I think I need to apologise that I am still using images coloured in the last two 30 day challenges. I got so carried away colouring that I didn't realise how many I would have after the challenge ended. Now I would like to say this is the last but I think that would be a lie lol. 

This stamp is from the free set that comes with Creative Stamper, this magazine is awesome, you get a full sheet of stamps plus the magazine gives you ideas on how to use the stamps too. 

I had an idea and it worked, either I am getting better at executing my ideas or my ideas are getting simpler lol, either way I am happy.

Image: Creative Stamper
Stencil: "sunburst" Stamposaurus
Inks: "squeezed lemonade" and "fossilised amber" Distress inks
Dies: Blueprints 24
Sentiment: "polynesian paradise" MFT

Friday, 10 February 2017

Mini Brewtiful

Ok so you may be sick of seeing this design on my blog, I would like to say I am sick of making cards in this design but that would be a lie lol. I think its so effective, especially when the stripes are copic coloured so I don't think it will be a design I stop using for a while, sorry.

This image was coloured as part of the last 30 day challenge and I didn't write down the colours I used so when I did the stripes I had to guess and they seem to match ok.

My trial lasted only the two cards I posted too, I am hoping to pick that back up but I had a few cards to make that replication wouldn't have worked for.

Image: "mini remix brewtiful" The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: "sentimental - coffee" MFT (retired)
Dies: "diagonal strip cover up"
Card: "steel grey" MFT

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Blush Bebe

As promised a few days ago here is card two and I think my favourite. I think the hair worked better on this one. I did enjoy this trial so hopefully it will continue, fingers crossed.

Image: " Blush Bebe" The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: "Happy Hexagons" Papertrey Ink
Card:" Spring Rain" Papertrey Ink
Paper:" Love Me " MME
Dies:Blueprints 2 and vertical stripes both MFT, Pinked circles from Sizzix and indies out circles from Crealies

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Blush Becky

As part of my New Year Resolution, ok lets not call it that, lets call it a trial instead. The word resolution makes me want to break it straight away lol. Ok so my New Year Trial is to make two cards almost the same at the same time. Now this might only happen this one time but I am going to try as I struggle with layouts so using one for multiple cards makes more sense.

As my mojo is still missing I looked at Mojo Monday and found a sketch I could work with and that provided the layout, so all I had to do now was decide on the images and papers. I will be posting the other card in a few days, lets hope this is a trial I can keep to as this was so much easier than normal.

Image: " Blush Becky" The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: "Happy Hexagons" Papertrey Ink
Card:" Spring Rain" Papertrey Ink
Paper:" Love Me " MME
Dies:Blueprints 2 and vertical stripes both MFT, Pinked circles from Sizzix and indies out circles from Crealies

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

70th Birthday

I normally make little boy cards for my MIL but she had said how she likes cards with little girls on them as well so as it was a special birthday I went with a little girl. This stamp was released when I first started card making as part of a TSV on QVC, back in the days when Dawn Bibby was the main attraction. I so wanted this set, stamps, a bag to store them in and other stuff but I wasn't a stamper so I decided against it, hubby came in from work and said buy it but it had already sold out and I was so disappointed. I searched eBay often but the bag and stamps went for ridiculous prices so I thought it was lost to me. Imagine my surprise then when I found it with several sets of stamps on eBay for a song, I had to buy it, this time I didn't even hesitate I pressed that buy-it-now button quicker than you can say "do you take paypal" and it was mine. 

This is the first stamp I have used from the sets it contained, it stamped perfectly and is a lovely image to colour, only thing now is to use the other sets...time will tell lol.

Anyway enough waffling onto the card, which as my mojo is missing is fairly simple but the Mil liked it and that is all that mattered. I am hoping that Nit Wit release another purple kit soon though as I need to use different papers on her next card.

Image:"Betsie Bob Cute Girls" Kanban (retired)
Paper: "time for tea" Nit Wit
Card: "Grape Jelly" MFT
Dies: XXL stitched squares from Crealies, oval stax,  small scalloped oval and apron border all MFT.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Tatty Teddy Birthday Balloon

I have always loved Teddy Bears and this range appealed to me from the first time I saw them. I was always a bit nervous of colouring them when they introduced the stamps and now I have a full range of greys (ok I didn't need them all but I wanted them lol) it was easy to get the shading I wanted.

The patterned paper in the corner looks like its there to cover a mistake but for once it actually isn't lol, it is an actual design statement and homage to Alice 

Image: Tatty ted set from Papermania
Paper: "nutmeg" MME
Card: "lost lagoon" Stampin Up
Dies: Cloud border and blueprints 13 both MFT

Magical Dragons

It's not very often that I make two cards at the same time but after I die-cut the letters for the other card I knew if I didn't make this one straight away I would lose at least one of the letters. Now you are seeing this card just after the recipients birthday but I made it back in November, I had just returned from a trip to Florida and this card meant I had used everything I had bought whilst over there. This trip was last minute (less than 4 days from booking to arriving) so I wasn't able to online shop before I got there, this meant that my crafty purchases were considerably less but I haven't felt so overwhelmed by it all and have used everything so maybe this is the way to go for the future...who am I kidding lol.

Image: Magical Dragons from MFT
Sentiment: Happy birthday to you die from mft (leftover from a previous card)
Card: Blue raspberry from MFT
Dies: Blueprints 27 and 20 from mft
Background: Geometric grid from Simon Says Stamp, inked with Twisted Citroen, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch distress inks.

Blue - BG09, 49, 13. 11
YG17, 25, 03

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Happy Birthday to You

This card was inspired by Michelle Short, I have wanted the die and to recreate this card for ages so it was lovely to be able to achieve it finally.

Things I would do differently next time.... well I  wouldn't cut the funky foam panel with the letter die, it stretched the foam and they don't quite match up although you would have to look fairly closely. I also wouldn't use mono multi glue as I got it everywhere and my fingers seemed to be sticky for hours. Having said all that I would still make this design again, its very simple but effective especially for guy cards.

When I photographed this card I noticed that the die isn't straight with the geometric pattern and its sending my ocd into overdrive, however in real life it is not noticeable at all, strange how the camera magnifies stuff.

Sentiment: "happy birthday to you" die from mft stamps
Stamp: "geometric grid" Simon Says Stamp
Distress Inks: blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, twisted citroen
Dies: Blueprints 13 from mft stamps
Dots: Eyelet Outlet

Monday, 23 January 2017


I recently bought a few sets of stamps from Hunkydory, this wasn't somewhere I would have normally looked but I saw a card on Pinterest and then I had to find the ingredients to make it. If you are thinking this is the card then you would be mistaken, yet again this was the oh look 3 for 2 offer which set shall I get free set. And yet again it's the first card made with the stamps. Not sure why I always do that, I can't wait to get my hands on a set then as soon as it arrives I use something else I bought either as a to get to free postage item or a oh it looks ok set.

Image: "floribunda" Hunky-dory
Sentiment: "written in watercolor" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13
Card: "harvest gold" Papertrey Ink

Yellow - YR16, Y19, 15, 11
Green - YG99, 97, 95, 93, YG67, 17, 25
Pink - RV09, 06, 04
Sky - BG11, 10, blender

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Reindeer Games

Woohoo, the last christmas card of 2016, phew that took a while to show them all. You can breathe a sigh of relief now as although I'm going to be trying to make them all year I am going to save the posts for December. 

This is the same style as most I have made this year and I think probably the same as next year too lol. I have enjoyed breaking out my Darcie stamps which up until now have been sadly neglected, I am hoping there will be new ones next year.

Image: "just be claus" Darcie
Paper: "Christmas in the country" Papermania
Dies: blueprints 2 from MFT

Deer - E49, 59, 57, 35, 34, 31
Bell - Y38, 35
Nose and collar - R29, 24

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Elf on the Edge

After I made the Eskimo Kisses cards this little image was crying out to be coloured, so of course I had to oblige lol. I can't believe how many sheets of doodlebug paper I have used this year, I can safely say its more than any other year as its the first doodlebug pad I've ever cut into lol. I know I have a problem. 

This is almost the last christmas card of 2016, only one more left, will you be sad when I stop showing christmas cards or pleased?

Image: "eskimo kisses" Darcie
Paper: "home for the holidays" Doodlebug
Card: "new leaf" Papertrey ink
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Outfit - G28, 07, 05, YG17, 25, 03, R89, 39, 37

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Warm Wishes

This is my playday Christmas card this year, I normally make variations on a theme but this time they are all almost the same. The only variations was when I was experimenting with the layout and one lone fox for a friend

I need to apologise for the awful photo, even though I made forty of this card and was making them since September I only photographed it the day before I gave them out, I didn't check the photo either so its very blurry but I wanted to show it as a record for myself.

Although it looked simple it was a very time consuming design to replicate and even though I'm pleased with it I won't be making this one again lol.

Image: "warm wishes" Papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 29 from MFT and "warm wishes" Papertrey ink

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Eskimo Kisses

I had an idea for the kiddos christmas cards and they look exactly as I wanted, you have no idea how unusual that is lol.

I used the same stamp but added the pigtails for the girl version. This card looks easy but it sure wasn't lol. I had seen a card on the MFT blog using a background stamp and sentiment in the space and thought it was cool but that I would add an image to mine. Once I had decided on the layout they dod come together fairly easily and I used some of my hoarded paper too.

Images: "eskimo kisses" Darcie
Paper: "home for the holidays" Doodlebug
Dies: "stitched hillside borders" Lawn Fawn
Sentiment: "keep it simple - Merry Christmas" Papertrey Ink

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Bell - Y38, 35,
Deer Suit - E49, 59, 57, 35, 34, 31

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Just be Claus

Firstly I think I need to apologise that this is another christmas card in January and secondly that the photo is so blurry. Hopefully it won't hurt your eyes too much.

As you can probably tell I used my go to design for this year, and maybe next year too.

Image: "just be Claus" Darcie
Paper: "dear Santa" Trimcraft
Sentiment:"think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink
Dies: Blueprints 2 and basic stitched borders both MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Beard - W2, 0, blender
Suit - R89, 39, 37
Belt - N7, 6, 5, Y38

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Merry & Bright Version 2

Almost finished with the christmas cards, well until I start again in October lol.I have decided that this year I am going to make one design every month and make at least four matching cards. I am hoping this will take the pressure off once December arrives. Of course I need to stick to the plan first.

Image: "merry and bright" Darcie
Paper: "perfectly plaid - winter" Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Ink: "gravel grey" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2
Sentiment: "think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink

Snowman - BG0000, 000, E77, 74, YR07, 04
Gloves, Hat and Scarf - BG13, 11, N8, 6, 5, 4

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Merry & Bright

I apologise that I am still showing christmas cards in January but I still have a few designs and as I use this blog as a record of the cards I have made I might be boring you for a while yet, so please feel free to tune out if these aren't your thing

Another go to design and another Darcie set, I feel like a stuck record but I have liked this design and these images are the perfect size to compliment it.Not a lot else to say except I hope the recipient liked it.

Image: "merry and bright" Darcie
Paper: "perfectly plaid - winter" Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Ink: "gravel grey" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2
Sentiment: "think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink

Snowman - BG0000, 000, E77, 74, YR07, 04
Gloves, Hat and Scarf - BG13, 11, N4, 3, 2

Monday, 2 January 2017

Snuggle Bunnies

I think this is the first card I have ever made that only contains products from one company. I'm normally a mix and match girl and use tonnes of stuff from everywhere so I am amazed that I not only managed it but I like it as well lol.

I knew who it was going to be for once I saw the sentiments on this set, I coloured the images for the 30 challenge back in July and made the card in August but I haven't published it until after the persons birthday. I don't think they look at my blog but why take the chance.

Image: "snuggle Bunnies" MFT
Sentiment : as above stamped in "cornflower" from Mft
Dies: Striped Sentiment Strip Cover Up

Bunny - W2, 1, R20, B26, 24, 21, R29, 24, 14
Bear - E34, 31, 30
Red Stripes - R29, 27, 24, 14
Blue Stripes - B26, 24, 23, 21