15 August 2021

Mushroom Forest

Hello lovely people and a very happy Sunday to you.  I have a few cards I haven't shared on here yet.  I must admit I'm guilty of sharing on my Instagram page but my poor little blog gets a tad neglected.  I always think to myself "I'll do that later" and then never do.  Do folks even read blogs anymore? or is it all Insta and TikTok now?  I don't know but for now I shall make an extra effort to update here as well.

So my latest is another card and it's fairy themed again.  I just love my fairies lol but then you know that.  I think I shall call this one 'mushroom forest'.  I've used Lavinia Stamps images and stamped in Versafine Clair ink.  My background was made with lots of blending of Distress Inks and a Lavinia Stamps template for the moon.  I coloured the spotty mushrooms with Inktense pencils and those that were 'solid' images I used some soft pastels and Sakura metallic gel pens to add light accents.  All in all I love how it came together.

Images:  Lavinia Stamps - 'Spellbound fairy', 'Spotty Toadstool', 'Meadow Mushroom', 'Fairy Toadstool', 'Creeping Vine', 'Luna Lights' and 'Slender Mushrooms mini'

Backgound:  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry and Lucky Clover

Images stamped with Versafine Clair in Nocturne and Twilight

I used a metallic silver gel pen to add highlights to the mushroom/toadstool stalks and the hanging luna lights and then just dotted some acrylic paint pens around for like little flowers and fairy dust.  Oh and not forgetting my white Signo gel pen for the stars that are just peeking through the foliage.  No fairy is complete however without a little sparkle so if you look closely you may see her twinkly wings but photography is not my forte so it doesn't show up as much as I'd like.

So that's all from me today.  As I said I have a few more cards to share so I'll be back in a few days.

Take care folks and happy crafting.


I would like to enter into the following challenges:-

Allsorts  -  add some sparkle

The Fairy and the Unicorn  -  anything fantasy goes

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

2 August 2021

Falling Flowers

Happy Monday lovely crafty peeps.  Hope you are all doing okay and staying safe in this somewhat crazy world of ours.  Well we have been in isolation for the past 10 days as my son tested positive for Covid.  I'd just received his NHS letter through too to book a vaccine jab typical really.  We have been very lucky though and he only felt unwell for a few days so they were very mild symptoms indeed.  So what do you do when you can't go anywhere ... you craft of course!

I was having a little looksie through some of my stash and I came across an older Bildmalarna stamp and I'd forgotten just how cute they are.  I coloured her up with my copics to compliment the papers which I also found amongst my stash and must be years old lol! 

Image:  Bildmalarna Little Winged Friends 'Falling Flowers'
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Making Memories 'Sydney' (old stash)

She really is adorable and a dream to colour.  I decided to mat all the papers onto black card.  I like using black card behind papers as it really makes them pop.  I didn't add too much 'fussy' stuff didn't think it needed it, although I did do a little doodling around the image with a black fine liner.

Copic list

Skin:  E41, E50, E53, E33, R20
Hair/Shoes:  E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes:  B60, B63, B66, B69/G40, G43, G46, G29
Flowers:  Y21, Y23, Y26, YR27, E08/B66, B69

Okay that's all from me folks.  I'm back to work tomorrow so an earlier night for me but I think I can still squeeze in a couple of hours of colouring before I go.  What to ink up next though?  I'm off to have a rummage through my stash.

Take care and happy crafting.


Challenges I'm entering into

Crafting Happiness challenges  -  always anything goes

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes (option slimline)

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

Allsorts  -  anything goes (option roses)