Monday, 26 June 2017

Sweet Baby Girl

This is my go to Baby Girl card at the moment, I don't believe in reinventing the wheel if you don't need to. I am from a very large family and there seem to be lots of new additions lately and lots of cards to make to celebrate.

Not much else to say except welcome to the family lol.

Image and Sentiment : "Baby Clear" Lili of the Valley
Paper: "baby first girl" Nit Wit
Card: "cotton candy" MFT
Dies: oval stax, small scalloped oval stax and basic stitched edges 2 all MFT and Crealies XXL Stitched Square

Sky - BG11, 10
Leaves - YG17, 25, 03
Hammock - R85, 83, 81
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 95
Bunny - W2, 0, blender
Onsie - R39, 85, W2, 0

Friday, 23 June 2017

There's a Nap for That

This image is just perfect for my cousins birthday, he has been a keen fisherman since he was little, personally I think he liked the peace and quiet lol. As this image is quite large I went with a simple design and let the image carry the card. 

Image: "Catching z's" Art Impressions
Sentiment: as above
Paper: "avocado soup" Jillibean Soup
Card: "jellybean" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 2 and 13, basic stitched edges 2 and square stax all MFT, crealies XXL stitched square

Skin - E15, 13, 11, 00
Grass - YG23, 25, 17, 67
Wadders - YG99, 97, 95
Hat and Jacket - BG09, 49, 05
Sky - BG11, 10
Chair - E35, 33, BG23

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Lawn Fawn Piñata

Even thought the fringe and piñata are from different companies they are a match made in candy heaven.

I did have the piñata on a slider but the glue hadn't dried properly and it got stuck so rather than destroy the card I just stuck it in place. Bit of a waste of two layers of foam tape but it still looks ok.

Image: "year seven" Lawn Fawn
Sentiment: as above
Card: "lemon tart" and "Hawaiian shores" both Papertrey Ink and "cotton candy" from MFT
Dies: Blueprints 15, scalloped border dies 2 both MFT and fringe from Mama Elephant

Aqua - BG13, 11, 10
Pink - RV14, 13, 11
Yellow - Y15, 13, 11

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Mermaid Lagoon

And Creative Stamping knocks it out of the park yet again with their free stamps. I made this and the day the magazine arrived and I have ideas for quite a few of the other images too, the others are predominantly masculine though so of course I made a female card first lol.

Image: "free set" with Creative Stamper
Sentiment: as above
Background: Wave stencil and tumbled glass and salty ocean distress inks
Dies: Blueprint 29 from MFT

Skin - E13, 11, 00
Hair - E79, 77, 74
Tail - YG25, 03, 01, BG18, 15, 13, 11
Rocks - N6, 5, 3
Sky - B34, 32

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monster Fun

This set by Gerda Steiner Designs is fabulous for masculine cards, be it for little or big boys it will always deliver a smile. 

To add to the fun I made this guy on an action wobble, my original idea was to make it look like the wobbling made him sick but I don't think thats how it ended up thankfully lol.

Image: "monster fun" Gerda Steiner Designs
Sentiment: "monster" Pollycraft (no longer trading)
Background: "splatter" Tim Holtz Stencil with Peacock Feathers, Teisted Citroen and Mowed Lawn distress inks
Card: "sour apple" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 31 from MFT

Horns - BG09, 07, Y17, 15
Monster - YG67, 17, 25, 23

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hooray Panda

Sometimes bam you get an idea and the card almost makes itself, this happened here. I was trying to use "NBUS" or Never before used schtuff as coined by the lovely Darnell and had it all laid out on my desk and next thing I know a made card lol.

I know it should have been a shaker card but it looked more for a boy and i'm not sure they would like a card filled with sequins. Need to find something like sequin stars or similar.

Image: "spring short stack" Stampendous
Card: "navy" Limetree Crafts
Dies: "hooray shaker" from Clearly Besotted and Blueprints 15 from MFT
Paper: "avocado soup" Jellybean soup.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Perk Me Up

I think the title of this post worked as I made not one but two cards this time. I used the same layout, matching papers and the same image and they came together really quickly too.

As my mojo is missing I have been looking at the pile of stamped images on my desk and trying to make them into cards, I must have coloured these to go cups about two years ago and now they are finally made into cards. I love to colour and if I have spare time that is what I do but somehow they never seem to get made into cards so I decided to remedy this. I enjoyed turning the 30 day challenge items into cards so thought how about I look at my huge pile of coloured images and do the same.

The layout and composition is glaringly simple but hopefully it works. Again I think for small images this blueprint combo highlights them so effectively and you get a lot of interest for very little work.

Image: "perfect blend" Stampin Up
Paper: "coffee talk" Nit Wit Collections
Card: "berrylicious" MFT
Dies : Blueprints 31 from MFT

Monday, 5 June 2017

Colour, Colour, Colour Chameleon

I know thats not the right words but I bet you have the tune in your head, well if you were born before the eighties of course. I am going to show my age now but there was an advert with a chameleon on a tree stump and then they sold a phone that played the song instead of ringing.... any guesses who had/has one of these lol

Enough with the distractions on with the card. First thing some might notice is the spelling of "colour" well this card is for an american friend and they spell it differently and luckily this Clearly Besotted set has both versions.

Not much I can say about this card, I used the striped sentiment cover up again, I coloured the stripes with copics again, although this one is bright rainbow, and I added an image in the sentiment strip again. This is a go to design and one I often use when my mojo is missing, before you ask it is still missing but today was a rare glimmer of hope as this card came out exactly as I hoped.

Image and sentiment : "colour chameleon" Clearly Besotted
Dies: "striped sentiment strip" cover-up from MFT
Ink: "red hot" MFT hybrid

Friday, 2 June 2017

Birthday Message Bears

I seem to be harking back to the start of my crafting journey more and more recently, I wanted these bears when they were only available in wood but I was useless at stamping so I knew they would sit in a draw unloved.

Ok so how have I used them.....well.....Penny Black just released them in clear. I do struggle to find penny black in the UK my main supplier closed last year and the other suppliers don't tend to carry the full range, I am hoping that changes but I am not looking to open a store myself lol.

Onto the card, I had an idea after seeing a card made with keys by the MFT design team and I have made a card with white on white die cuts before so I thought I could marry the two together. It actually worked better than I hoped and I am pleased with the results so maybe I should make more lol.

Image: "birthday bears" Penny Black
Dies: Blueprints 29 and "cause for celebration" both MFT and Alphabet soup from Memory Box
Card: "blu raspberrry" MFT

Bears - E40, 41, 42, 43, 44