Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Hello Gorgeous

Well my mojo is still missing and I am still addicted to the Mod Stitched Rectangles from MFT but other than that no change. I did think by now my mojo might have returned especially as I attended a Copic class run by Faye (which was amazing - she is such a wonderful teacher) and also had a trip to Snazzy with my friend Kathy....but alas it still remains elusive.

It hasn't stopped me making cards but it has stopped me liking them lol.

Image: "Hello Gorgeous" Penny Black
Sentiment: "basic numbers" from Clearly Besotted
Dies: Mod stitched rectangles from MFT
Paper: "birthday blowout" from MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Dress - N8, 6, 5, 4
Bag - R59, 56, Y26

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Rosie with Cake

I am pleased with the lovely pale colours on this card, I adore this paper pad from MFT and think I might need more than 2 lol.

Not much else to say except its a go to design and I enjoyed making it.

Image: "Rosie with Cake" LOTV Lili of the Valley
Paper: "party patterns" MFT
Card: "cotton candy" MFT
Dies: Stitched XXL Square from Crealies, Scalloped border from Clearly Besotted, Stitched circles and small scalloped circles staxs both MFT

Skin - 000, 00, 11, 93
Hair - E34, 31, 30, 11
Dress - R85, 83, 81, RV34
Cake - Y38, 17, 15, 13, 32, R39, 85, 35

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Yet Another First Birthday Card

I know I sound like a broken record but I really love making these first birthday cards, I like both the boy and girl versions and can't see that changing anytime soon. I think if I tried something different I would get moaned at by the mums as they know what others have received. I do try to vary the colours and/or image but essentially they are the same.

I post them here as a record for myself more than anyone else as I can see what images/colours I have already used.

I totally understand if this style isn't appealing but I have to be true to myself and this blog is a visual reference guide for me.

Image: "Kai is one" Mo's Digital Pencil
Name: "alphabet soup" Memory Box
Card: "orange zest" Papertrey Ink
Paper: "party animal" Nit Wit
Dies: notched border and circle stax both MFT, inside out stitched circles and stitched XXL squares both Crealies

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Balloon - YR09, 07, 04
Clothes - B000, 00, 01, 02, YR09, 07, 04

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Seasonal Trees

This is a bit of a different card from me and not one I'm 100% happy with but this blog is all about my makes, the good, the bad and the downright ugly lol.

I had an idea in mind and it didn't work but I think that is because I used oxides for the background instead of normal distress inks, the colours wouldn't have blended so much and the image would be clearer but such is life.

As a quick and easy card it fits the bill and hopefully the recipient knows I was thinking of them and I suppose at the end of the day that is what matters most.

Image: "seasonal trees" Just Rite Stamps
Sentiment: "big birthday wishes" MFT
Dies: Stitched mod rectangle from MFT
Inks: Twisted citroen, broken china, lucky clover, peeled paint and vintage photo distress oxides

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Layered Balloons

I recently returned from Florida and I decided to try and not buy too much, I know famous last words lol. The only online order I made was to Gina Marie Designs, this site has the most amazing sets of layered stamps and a bargain price to boot. I ordered a few and I have even more on my future wish list.

When I stamped the balloons though they didn't look 3d to my eye but now looking at the photos they look very realistic. 

I think next time I will try rainbow but this card was for a guy and rainbows really aren't his thing.

I also bought the mod stitched rectangles from MFT and since I brought them home I have used them on several cards so I'm going to apologise in advance lol.

Image: "birthday balloons" Gina Marie Designs
Sentiment : "as above"
Dies: Stitched mod rectangle from MFT
Card: "blueberry sky" Papertrey Ink

Blue - Summer Rain, Blueberry Sky and Elegant Evening all Papertrey ink
Green - Bamboo, Parrot and Olive all Altenew
Teal - Volcano Lake, Lagoon and Emerald all Altenew

Monday, 15 January 2018

Polished to Perfection

I can't believe how long its been since I used an A La Mode from MFT, they were the first thing I ever purchased from them and I am still in shock that they don't make or sell them anymore. I have quite a collection but this is one of my favourites. Its just perfect for the nail polish addicts in my life lol.

As its still January and my mojo is still in hiding I went all out simple in the design, sometimes though you don't need to break new ground to end up with a card the recipient is going to like.

Image: "polished to perfection" A La Mode from MFT
Sentiment: "as above"
Card: "blu raspberry" MFT
Paper: "argyle" KI Memories
Dies: Scalloped edges from Clearly Besotted and A2 staxs 1 and 2 from MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Cardi - R85, 83, RV34
Skirt - BG15, 13, 11
Lid - N8, 6, 5
Polish - YR09, 07, 04

Friday, 12 January 2018

Capri Pants

I was originally going to colour this image in grey tones but once I had finished the trousers I immediately reached for my normal skin colours and that stopped my plan in its tracks. I am kind of glad as I think the red really makes the image pop.

I am so happy LOTV have introduced digistamps as this means you can make the image whatever size you want. I might try making her really huge next time lol.

Image: "capri pants" LOTV Lili of the Valley Digi Stamp
Sentiment: Lovecraft and Real Red card from Stampin Up
Card: "steel grey" from MFT
Dies: "wonky stitched rectangles" from MFT

Dog - E44, 43, 42
Ground - W2
Trousers - N8, 7, 6
Skin - E11, 00, 000, 93
Top - R37, N5, W2
Hair - E59, 34
Scarf - N5, R39, 37, 35

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

All I want for christmas

Woohoo last christmas card of 2017, I am still in shock that I managed to make everyones card and not even forget one. I do need to be more organised though as I felt really stressed this year, famous last words of course as I can imagine I will be saying exactly the same thing next year lol.

Image: "all i want for christmas" Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment: "boozy santa" Wild Rose Studio
Dies: blueprint 27 from MFT
Card: "pacific blue" from Stampin up

Ground - B00, 000
Hat - B26, 24, 23
Penguin - YR04, Y38, T8, 6
List 0 E42, 41, 40
Stool - E27, 25

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Meowy Christmas

Only one more after today and then its goodbye Christmas cards hello birthday cards lol. My friend has a beautiful grey cat and every year I try to find an image that represents him and this year I think its perfect, I hope she liked it too.

Image: "Meowy christmas" Digital Pencil
Sentiment: "boozy santa" Wild Rose Studio
Dies: A2 stax set 2 from MFT
Card: "red" Limetrevee crafts

Ground - E43, 42
Bauble - Y38, 35, 15, 13, R29, 24
Cat - R20, 30, T7, 6, 5, 4

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Pugtastic Christmas

Ok so I know its January but I have three more christmas cards to show you and then I am done until December, well I hope I am lol.

These last three cards are all very similar and thats what happens you get close to the big day.

Image: "christmas pug" Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment: "boozy santa" Wild Rose Studio
Dies: A2 stax set 2 from MFT
Card: "red" Limetrevee crafts

Ground - W3, 1
Antlers - E84, 81
Scarf - R39, 37
Dog - E30, 31, 34, 35, 57, 59
Stars - Y15, 13

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year

Well that was an interesting year, lets hope 2018 is bigger and better.

I wanted to wish all my blog readers a 

"Very Happy New Year"

I don't make resolutions as I never stick to them but I am hoping to continue to post on my blog regularly and to practice my colouring and maybe even try a few sketches and challenges.

Thank you for sharing my journey with me, here's to 2018 being a great year xx