Friday, 25 May 2018


I made cards almost identical to these about three years ago, sometimes if it ain't broke don't fix it lol.

I have been sorting out all my coloured images into piles ready to make into cards. I always tend to colour more than I need and end up with lots that never make it onto cards. My friend made a folder for the 30 day colouring challenges where she put the image and the corresponding patterned papers and when she needed a card she reaches for these coloured images first. Now I am nowhere near as organised but I am hoping to be before the next challenge

Image: "slippers" The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: "a little sentimental" Clearly Besotted
Papers: "lifes lemons" Nit Wit
Card: "lemon tart" and "spring rain" both Papertrey Ink
Dies: Blueprints 3, apron border both MFT and Crealies XXL stitched square

Skin - E11, 00, 000, 93
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Dress - B14, 12

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Silhouette Card Revisited

So I really enjoyed making the silhouette cards recently and whilst looking through pinterest I saw this stepped up and made even better. I am not sure which person made the cards but I thought they were stunning, of course I have none of the supplies they used but I have a lot of other stuff in my craft room.

I needed a sympathy card, definitely not my favourite type to make and always unfortunately needed. I did make a few to have on hand as this is the one type of card you can't always make when you need to.

Image: "merci Beaucoup" Clealry Besotted
Sentiment: "brushed greetings 2" Clearly Besotted
Inks: "shaded lilac" and "tumbled glass" distress inks
Dies: A2 stitched rectangle stax from MFT and inside out stitched circles from Crealies

Image: "just darling" Clealry Besotted
Sentiment: "brushed greetings 2" Clearly Besotted
Inks: "abandoned coral" and "squeezed lemonade" distress inks
Dies: A2 stitched rectangle stax from MFT and inside out stitched circles from Crealies

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Fabulous Red Shoes

This is the second of the shoe cards, this magazine was a joy and they keep getting better and better, by now there have been a few more and I hope they were even better than this one lol.

I am so glad I brought my Prisma pencils home with me, they are a lovely medium and I am shocked that I reached for them rather than my copics but pleased I did.

Image and sentiment: Creative Stamping issue 53
Dies: "mod stitched rectangle stax" from MFT
Paper: "charcoal" from michaels
Stamp: "diagonal stripes" MFT

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stamping Bella Acting Goofy

This idea was in my head as soon as I saw the release from Stamping Bella, it took a while to be able to source all three sets though so it took much longer to make than I anticipated. I am happy with it though and I think it represents my friend and me to a tee lol.

Not much to say about the card, originally it was going on a plain white background but it looked too plain so I busted out the chevron paper pack and I am more happy.  I might need to buy another pack though as I have used both of the greens now lol.

Images: "uptown girl - Acting Goofy Snapshot", "cork background" and "Mini snapshots" All Stamping Bella
Sentiment: "a little sentimental" Clearly Besotted
Paper: "fresh picked chevron" MFT and "note to self" Echo park digital from Snap Click Supply

Girl 1
Skin - E04, 11, 00
Hair - E49, 59, 57, 35
Top - N4, 3, 2
Glasses - R39, 37, 35

Girl 2
Skin - E00, 11, 000
Hair - E34, 31, 30, Y21
Top - R37, 35, 14
Moustache - N8, 6, 5

Background - BG15, 13

Mini Snapshots
Snapshot (Left)
Skin - E000, 01
Hair - E07, YR18, 15
Top - N8, 6, N2, blender
Background - R83

Snapshot (Right)
Skin - E11, 00
Hair - E35, YR24, 21
Top - N8, 6, N4
Background - G24

Cork background
Frame  - E74, 79

Friday, 11 May 2018

Peacock Feathers

This image is so much fun, it makes me want to sing "shake your tail feathers" lol. I have to say I prefer the newer size of the Clearly Besotted images, I know you don't get as many as before but they fill a card better and are easier to colour.

Image: "Strut your Stuff" Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: "a little sentimental" Clearly Besotted
Dies: A2 Stitched rectangle stax and angled sentiment strip both MFT
Background: "sunburst" Sheena Douglas stencil for Crafters Companion, twisted citroen and peacock feathers distress oxide inks
Card: "limeade ice" Papertrey Ink

Peacock - B12, 14, 16
Feathers - YG17, 25, 03, 01, BG15, 13, 11

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Creative Stamping 52

When I was making the "rocking doggie" card I stamped a second background, actually I stamped this one first but the notes were upside down lol and it wouldn't work with the image I had picked out so I went with a different look. I also tried different colours and I think I prefer this colour combo.

Once I had decided on the image and sentiment the card came together really quickly, sometimes a card almost seems to make itself and this sort of happened here.

I am trying to use up all the backgrounds and/or images I colour, it is going to be a long process and might make my blog a little boring too as I seem to make the same card style a lot recently. Does anyone else get stuck in a creative rut like this? Surely I can't be alone? Can I?

Image and Sentiment: "creative stamping 52"
Background: "music" from kaisercraft, "twisted citroen" and "peacock feathers" Distress oxide ink
Dies: A2 stitched rectangle stax from MFT stamps
Card: "limeade ice" from Papertrey Ink

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Beary Special Bears Again

So this card was made with left over bits from several other projects, the bear was coloured as part of a challenge from last year, the MOD rectangle was because I picked up the wrong size for an image and the background was because I was trying to find the right colour combo. All these things were sitting on my desk so I thought they might as well combine and make a card. I am so surprised that it all matched and worked perfectly almost like it was meant to happen lol.

I do really need to try to use up some of the hundreds of coloured images and failed backgrounds I have, I would like to challenge myself but I don't think that will last very long lol.

Image: "Beary Special Birthday" MFT
Sentiment: "birthday bears" also from MFT
Background: "spiral" stencil from Dutch Doobadoo
Ink: Cracked Pistachio distress ink
Dies: A2 stitched rectangle stax and Mod squares all MFT

Bear - E35, 34, 31
Cake - E49, 59, BG15, 23, 32, 11