Monday, 14 August 2017

Another Get Well Wish

I needed a get well card quickly and as I just got this image I decided to use her again. I have been inspired by the MFT design team for the layout and as my mojo is still missing I can see being inspired is going to become a feature lol. 

I am not going to let my lack of mojo stop me creating or playing though. I don't struggle with colour or papers even just the layout so if being inspired helps me make cards and I am happy with the result then long may it continue to inspire me.

Image: "bed rest" Pure Innocence for MFT
Paper: from MFT
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched circle and Basic scalloped borders from MFT
Card: "grapesicle" MFT

Friday, 11 August 2017

Fairy Wishes

I was trying to resist the distress oxide inks as I don't have the full set of normal distress inks I thought it would be easy but it sure wasn't. On a recent trip to Florida I discovered Michaels were stocking the oxides and you could use coupons so I bought all the colours they had, not sure why they didn't stock all twelve but still I am not complaining lol.

All I did on this card was blend then sprinkle with water, it looked so much like a fairy trail that I went with it and I am pleased with how it turned out.

Images: "fairy happy" MFT Stamps
Dies: "scalloped frames" Gina Marie Designs
Background : "worn lipstick" and "wilted violet" Distress Oxides

Brunette Fairy - E11, 00, 000, R20, V06, 05, 04, 01, 000, RV14, 13, 11, 10, E59, 57, 35
Blonde Fairy - E11, 00, 000, R20, V06, 05, 04, 01, 000, RV14, 13, 11, 10, E34, 31, 30

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Great Dane

Friends of ours have a great dane who is still a puppy although he is the size of a shetland pony. He is one of the most affectionate dogs I have ever encountered and he loves to lean on you, he also thinks he is a lap dog which is too funny lol.

I knew I had to get this image and make a card for my friend as he loves his dog and I can imagine him stealing a party hat and wearing it too.

Image: "dane" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "" mft
Sentiment: "making cards"

Dane - E35, 34, 31, 30, 59
Ground - W3, 1, 0
Hat -  Y17, 13, YG17, 25, R29, 24, B39, 37, 34
Collar - Y17, B39, 37, 34

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Lili of the Valley New Home

I have made this type of card before with eiffel towers and a penguin, that card was inspired by a new home card made by the MFT design team. I have had that card in the back of my mind ever since so when I needed a new home card I drew inspiration from it. The keys from Clearly besotted are much smaller but work just the same. It was a lot of fun to create the background for this card and I can see it being used again in the future. Some techniques are one time only but this one is definitely not one of those.

Image: "three kind mice key" Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: Computer generated
Dies: Blueprints 13 from MFT and key to my heart from Clearly Besotted (retired)
Card: "real red" Stampin Up

Mouse - W6, 4, 2, 0
Key - N3, 1
Grass - YG17, 25, 03
Sky - BG11, 10
Label - R29, 27, 24, 14

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Fireman Shaker Card

A different shaker card from me this time, I thought wouldn't it be fun to have the sequins represent water. I used images from different companies and then discovered I own no blue I had to buy some. Other colours might have fallen into the basket also lol.

I enjoyed this card so I might try this style again, not for a bit though as I am recovering from sequin spillage lol.

Images: "fireman" Lili of the Valley "toy fire station" Just Inklined
Card:  "real red" from Stampin Up
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched shares and circles
Sentiment: "keep it simple - birthday 3" paper trey ink
Sequins: clear, iridescent and blue all from Michaels

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E34
Jacket - N7, 6, 5, 4, Y13, 11
Helmet - Y15, 13, 11, N4, 2, 1
Hose - R29, 24, 14
Ground - W3, 1
Sky - B21
Building - N4, 3, 2, 1, 0
Engine - R29, 24, 14

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Whizzing By

The last two years since this little boy was born have whizzed by in a flash, I am still stunned that he is two, gorgeous, funny, smily and two lol.

This is a twist on the design I used two years ago, I printed the image larger so the original design didn't work but Im hoping this does.

Image: "leon" Wee  Stamps
Paper: "party animal" Nit Wit
Card: "orange zest" from Papertrey ink and "bashful blue" (retired) from Stampin Up
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched shares and circles
Sentiment: "keep it simple - birthday 3" paper trey ink

Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Jacket - YR17, 25, 03
Car - N9, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1, Y13, 15, YR09, 07, 04, B06, 04, 02, 01

Friday, 28 July 2017

Sleepy Sloth

My BIL has a nickname and it happens to be sloth so I have wanted a sloth set for his card for a while. I was going to get the MFT one but when I saw this set from Clearly Besotted I knew it was perfect. I have used a card by Michelle as my inspiration and I like the clean, simple elegance of it.

Image: "Hang in there" Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: as above
Paper: "avocado soup" Jillibean Soup
Dies: "cross stitch" rectangle from MFT

Cake - R89, 39, E53, 50
Sloth - W8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 
Branch - E77, 74