31 May 2016

Wee Stamps 'Spring Bringer'

Hey there my lovelies a late pop in from me today but everyone's gone to bed I've got myself a nice milky drink and I can have some me time and what better to do with this time than to share with you my latest card.

So today I have an easel card to show you.  It's been ages since I've made one of these and I'd forgotten how easy they are but a right pain to photograph!  So I knew I wanted to play with a Wee stamp and chose to ink up the adorable 'Spring Bringer' and I've coloured her with my copics and added just a hint of sparkle ... hey you need a little sparkle on your fairy wings!  I wanted some really pretty spring like papers so once I'd rummaged through my rather large stack I settled on these and coloured my image up to compliment them.  I rather like the colour combo so this one may crop up again.

Image:  Wee Stamps 'Spring Bringer
Medium:  copics
Papers:  First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Floral Ovals'
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon, lace and pearls from stash
Sentiments from stash

I am in love with those daisies I think it is imperative that I have them in every available colour much to hubby's dismay!!

Copics List

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E50, E53, E57
Clothes:  R000, R30, R32, R35/R00, R02, R05/E50, E53, E57
BG11, BG13, BG15
YG00, YG03, YG95


Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes (optional sketch)

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Crafty Ribbons Challenge  -  flowers 

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Okay that's all from me this evening.  Back to work tomorrow which will come hard after the Bank Holiday and no doubt throw me for the rest of the week but hey at least it's a shorter one.

Take care folks and happy crafting.


21 May 2016

Let your dreams take flight

Good evening my lovelies.  A bit of a late pop in from me but it's just been one of those days .. you know the sort where you've been busy but nothing actually got done kinda day .. yes one of those and don't you just hate them .. well I do with a passion.  Hubby was home today the first Saturday in at least a month where he's not had to work and I thought hey that will be kinda nice - yes until that was he had a great idea he was going to tidy and rearrange his garage.  Somehow, not quite sure how, but I seem to now have a conservatory full of 'toot' that was obviously in the garage for a reason and he's decided he doesn't want it in there so I feel a tip run coming on big time!

Anyway, I digress, what I'm really popping in for is not to share my moans with you all but to share my latest creation with you.  I was asked by a dear friend if I would make her a card for her to give to her daughter after her proms and exams have all finished.  My only remit was to have an image of a dress to resemble her prom dress and the colour minty green but with a turquoise hint to it to match her outfit and her hair to be strawberry blonde.  Of course my first port of call was Saturated Canary as I knew I would find an image for what I needed from Krista's amazing collection and I settled on 'Bubbles' who I think is perfect.  She has as normal been coloured with copics.  I was lucky enough to have in my collection the gorgeous Melissa Frances '5th Avenue' paper pad which complimented the image perfectly.  I decided to distress things up a little and roughed up the edges of the papers and inked them up with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  In fact I went a little bit ink crazy and distressed quite a lot buy hey I like the outcome so no worries.

Image:  'Bubbles' Saturated Canary
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Melissa Frances '5th Avenue'
Sentiments:  Whimsy Stamps ''Fluttering By' stamp set, LOTV sentiment tags 'set 24'
Dies:  Whimsy Stamps 'Dragonfly' border die, Whimsy Stamps 'Butterfly Frame' die, Die-namics 'Faux Crochet' border die, Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Romantic Rectangles', Magnolia Doohickey 'So wrapped lovely' tag die, Magnolia Doohickey 'Dragonfly' die set
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts 

Another piccie to show the pull out tag made using an older Magnolia Doohickey die.

My last piccie shows the adorable Saturated Canary digi image.  She was a dream to colour and that hair is so gorgeous and beautiful to colour.  

Copic List

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E50, E53, YR23
Hazel Eyes:  YG91, BG93, bG96
Dress:  BG11, BG13, C3/C1, C2, C3


Bunny Zoes Crafts  -  lovely layers

Crafty Ribbons  -  ribbon and lace

The Ribbon Girl  -  May 'any image' challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Okay that's all from me this evening.  It's late and I really should climb the wooden hill to bed but I bought a couple of digis in the week and I haven't had chance to play with them yet so my fingers are itching to colour so maybe I'll just have a very quick play honest!!

Take care folks and happy crafting.


2 May 2016

A lil bit of Sarah Kay

Good morning my lovelies.  It's a Bank holiday today and in true bank holiday style it's cold and miserable so my plans of having all my washing outside have gone by the wayside. 

Anyway, I'm just popping in to share a card I've just managed to finish.  Whilst I was having a rummage around my stamp draws I came across a bunch of Sarah Kay stamps I haven't used in absolutely ages so picked one of my favourites to ink up.  Decided I'd do a different style card instead of my usual 6 x 6 so plumped for a front step card.  I've also seen a challenge somewhere to make your own flowers so I'd seen a while back on a blog how to make these gorgeous flowers so had a go too.  Now can't remember for the life of me what challenge it was so will have to hunt for that one out but I can remember the flowers were on Norma's fab blog here.  She has loads of inspiration on there so you should check it out.  So let me show you what how it turned out. 

Image:  Sarah Kay 'Olivia with kittens'
Medium:  copics
Papers:  First Edition 'blank canvas'
Flowers:  handmade
Dies:  Memory Box 'puffy clouds', Marianne Design Creatables fence,
Cheery Lynn 'Fanciful Flourish', Whimsy Stamps 'Corner die set'
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Ribbon and pearls from stash

My last photo shows the image close up and coloured with my copics.  It's actually a real easy image to colour so I don't know why I don't use them more often as they really are very sweet.

Copics used

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes:  BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49/R00, R000, R12, R14
Plant pot/Flowers:  E43, E47, E49/YR23, YR31/R00, R12, R14
Grass:  YG00, YG03, YG95
Handmade flowers:  R000, R00, R12, R14


Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

The Ribbon Girls  -  May 'card' challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Okay that's all from me today.  Got to go lovely food shopping now what a thing to have to do on a bank holiday but I suppose if I want the kiddies to have stuff for their lunch boxes next week best get my behind in gear.  Then I assure you I'm coming home and sneaking in some colouring!

Take care.