Thursday, 30 May 2019

Wine Shaker Card

I have had this card in my head ever since I first bought the wine shaker dies and pouches, of course it has taken ages to actually be made but still I have actually made it lol.

I made two same but slightly different cards in one sitting, I have been trying that if I think the recipients will like them but its not always quicker lol.

I eventually made this card because I picked up an unwanted paper pad at playday and this paper was just perfect for the idea in my head, I love that one persons trash becomes anothers treasure and this was certainly the case this time, so thank you Sher.

Dies: wine shaker and large cheers both MFT
Paper: "black and white" from MFT,  "chalkboard" from We R memory keepers , glitter paper from Paperchase
Sequins - Rose gold and sparkling clear from Pretty Pink Posh and stars from studio Katia

Monday, 27 May 2019

Sweet Little Girlies

I was inspired by Yana Smakula to colour these girls in very simply and only used two colour copic blends for them all. I also used lighter colours than I would normally and I like the way it turned out. It wasn't any quicker than my normal colouring though as I had to think more lol.

Image "Sweet Dear Friend" from Picket Fence Studios
Die: Blueprint 13 from MFT
Card: "pretty in pink" (retired) from Stampin Up

Friday, 24 May 2019

Rain or Shine

As part of my organising of my craft room I have been looking at my unused stamps and either using them or thinking of giving them away, so far the give away pile is very small lol.

This set was in the use or loose pile so of course I used it lol. I do love birdie browns images and I do also wish I could colour them like Jane Allen but alas I can not lol.

Image and Sentiment: Rain or Shine from MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and cloud border both MFT
Paper: Tiny Hearts brights from MFT
Stencil: raindrops from MFT
Inks: Tumbled Glass and broken china both distress oxides

Skin - E13, 11, 00, 93
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Red - R39, 37, 35
Orange - YR09, 07, 04
Yellow - Y17, 15, 13, 11
Green - YG17, 25, 03
Blue - B26, 24, 23, 21
Purple - V09, 17, 15
Pink - RV09, 06, 04

Tuesday, 21 May 2019


I am ashamed to say I have had these dies since they were first released and never used them, they would still be unused except my friend asked if I had any tool dies for a card for her Dad and I thought I would try them out first. 

I cut them from white card and coloured with copics and a silver sharpie, once they were assembled I cut the cover die from kraft card and used vintage photo to distress the background, without this it looked too clean, hubby said it should have splats of paint to make to more realistic lol.

Sentiment: keep it simple birthday 3 from Papertrey Ink
Dies: tools, pegboard, frame and sentiment strip all MFT (all retired)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Cone of Shame

This set of stamps by Art Impressions was perfect for one of the get well guy cards I have needed this week, its not often I send get well cards as I always run out of time to make them, normally the patient is better before I get to it lol.

Its a simple card, because time was against me but I hope it cheers the recipient up.

Image and Sentiment: "doggy kisses" from AI (art impressions)
Dies: Mod rectangle from MFT
Paper: "ouchies" from Nit Wit

Dog - E34, 31, 30
Cone - N3, 2, 1, 0

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Being a Cutie

The spotlight sentiment stamp was already in my misty so I thought why not stamp it again, I wasn't going to use it for this image but I wasn't sure what I was going to do and it fitted perfectly, sometimes things are just meant to be. 

Yellow isn't a go to colour for me but I do like the cheery look of this card.

Image: Being a Cutie si what I do (retired) Pure Innocence from MFT
Sentiment: Spotlight sentiment (retired) from MFT
Dies Blueprint 13 from MFT
Card: bright Buttercup from Papertrey Ink

Skin - E11, 00, 000, 93
Hair - E09, YR18, 15
Dress - Y17, 15, 13, 11
Jeans - B97, 05, 93
Rose - R39, 37

Friday, 3 May 2019

Apple Blossom Beer Glass

This is the second card made from the Apple Blossom set and I coloured a further image so I might just make that one up ready to go. That would mean I am getting ahead which although it would be lovely is unlikely to happen lol. 

Image: Beer trolley from Apple Blossom
Stencil: Harlequin  from MFT
Ink: Enchanted evening from Papertrey ink and Cement Gray from MFT
Background Stamp: Grid from MFT
Card: Enchanted evening from Papertrey ink and Cement Gray from MFT

Beer - YR27, 24, 23
Glass - BG0000
Foam - W2, 1, 0