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