Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Hey, Chick

Every year I look at the "sale-a-bration" sets from Stampin up and think I have no idea what to do with that, then the designs start being seen around blogland and instagram and I suddenly need it badly. Of course by the time I decided this the set was long gone so I was happy to see it for sale on eBay and of course I had to buy it.

I used it straight away too which is unusual for me, not sure how much use I will get from it but it was uber cute and at least it has been used.

Images: "hey, chick" Stampin Up
Dies: "mod rectangles" and stitched a2 rectangles both from MFT

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Panda Shaker Card

Another Panda card for the lady that started my crafting journey. I always thank her for introducing me to this fabulous hobby and for all the friends I have made along the way, of course my bank balance doesn't thank her lol.

I have been tempted to calculate the cost of all the items in my craft room but I think I might scare myself too much lol. I do occasionally think if I didn't craft I would be rich but then I wouldn't have the friends and sense of happiness I have and money can't buy that.

So in summary, thank you Sue for the years of happiness and fun you introduced me too.

Image: Magazine Free set (no idea which magazine or when - sorry)
Sentiment: circle happy birthday from MFT
Paper: "fresh chevron" MFT
Sequins: "lime green" dollar tree, "icicle" and "frozen cupcake" both Little Things from Lucys Cards
Dies: "shaker circles" and A2 stitched rectangles set 2 all MFT

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Snuggle Bunnies Version 3

The final version of the snuggle bunnies cards, I only had one image left and I had an idea that he was looking at the night sky so I went in a completely different direction than the previous two cards. I am pleased with how it turned out and even though I was going to make a shaker and didn't I still like the card.

Image and sentiment: "snuggle bunnies" from MFT
Dies: "rectangle peek-a-boo window" and A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2 all from MFT
Distress inks - Seedless preserves, faded jeans and chipped sapphire

Bunny - W2, 1, 0, blender, BG13, 11, E43, 41

Friday, 16 February 2018

Snuggle Bunnies Version 2

The second card made at a single sitting, as you can see this one is almost identical to the one I showed a few days ago.

This cover plate is probably my most used and everytime I use it I fall in love all over again.

Image and sentiment: "snuggle bunnies" from MFT
Dies: "stripped sentiment strip" cover-up from MFT

Bunny - W2, 1, 0, blender, BG13, 11, BV02, 00, YR02
Bear - E44, 43, 42, 41
Stripes - BG13, BV04

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Snuggle Bunnies Version 1

I watch Amy Rvsavy make videos all the time and she usually stamps all the images from a set and colours them then makes multiple cards so I thought ok why not give that a try. Well the result is three cards, two the same but different and one totally different. They were all made at the same time and I enjoyed this type of mass production more than I expected.

I would love to say I will replicate this again but who knows lol.

So the this post will show the first of the same but different ones, as I don't have many cards made I am going to split them over a few posts. I just added the tags and everything is from MFT, that never happens lol.

Image and sentiment: "snuggle bunnies" from MFT
Dies: "stripped sentiment strip" cover-up from MFT

Bunny - W2, 1, 0, blender, BG13, 11, BV02, 00, YR02
Bear - E44, 43, 42, 41
Stripes - BG13, BV04

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Cheers from Digistamp Boutique

I have used this image and design before with different colour combos, its a prefect card for a guy who likes beer and one I will probably replicate again.

In case you are wondering my mojo is slowly returning and the idea wheels are starting to turn again but its such a slow process. I am not sure why my mojo goes into hiding but it does and frequently too, its so annoying when I have lots to make and maybe thats the reason......mmmm......I think I've hit the nail on the head, I need to be more organised.

Image: "harry with beer" Digistamp Boutique
Paper: "cold avocado soup" Jillibean Soup
Card: "midnight muse" (retired in colour) Stampin up
Dies: blueprints 31 and sentiment label strip all MFT
Sentiment: "adult beverages sayings" from Simon Says Stamp, "nightshift blue ink" from MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93
Hair - E59, 57, 35
T-Shirt - N4, 3, 2, 1, 0
Jeans - B99, 97, 95
Beer - Y13, 35, G28, 16, 14

Challenge - Digistamp Boutique February Contest

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Creative Stamping Drum Set

Creative Stanping keeps getting better and better with each issue, I have already gotten issue 53 and I think i might even make something today wth it. I suppose really I should use more of issue 52 but maybe tomorrow lol.

I saw a similar card in the magazine and I wanted to recreate it, with my own spin of course. The hardest and most time consuming part was masking the drums to be able to stamps the splatters but I don't think it would have worked otherwise.

I am thinking this should be a card I have on standby for those difficult guy cards, although I probably enjoy guy cards more than most lol.

Image and Sentiment : Creative Stamping issue 52
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched square
Card: "pacific blue" Stampin Up
Background: "art abstract" mft and "candied apple" distress oxide and "no idea of the name-sorry" crafters companion with "salty ocean" and "fossilised amber" distress oxides.

Drums - N0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ground - W2

Monday, 5 February 2018

Magazine Free Set Card

I've said it before and I will say it again the quality and variety of UK craft magazines and free sets is outstanding. This entire card was stamped with a free set and I even followed (loosely) one of the examples in the magazine.

Of course I chose colours that I then couldn't match to a cardstock lol, but I just coloured white with the darkest pink and it worked, I must remember this trick more often it was one i employed a lot before my cardstock mountain grew lol.

Image and sentiment: Free set with "
Dies: A2 stitched rectangles set 2 and A2 rectangles set 1 both from MFT
Card: "charcoal" from Michaels and white coloured with RV09 also from Michaels

Leaves - YG67, 17, 25
Flowers - RV09, 06, 04