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Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy Birthday Masking and Watercolouring

Welcome back everyone. This time its two cards and I think I have caught up as much as I can before I babysit the grandkids tomorrow then go back to mum and dads for a few days.  Went straight from migraines into a cold that has decided to stay and make me feel blahhh. I will have to mask and glove up when I go to mum and dads but as all my siblings and my daughter chose to leave the country at the same time, its just me. Mind you after they go to bed at night theres plenty of relaxing and blog checking just no crafting.

I will survive, I will not go into withdrawal, I will.....lol.

First card I am using the floral stamp from Inspired by Stamping and its called
Plumeria. Its one of my favourite stamps at the moment, looks so pretty and easy to watercolour.



I have masked and stamped the original four flowers and added at the bottom and on the side to give me a really lovely bouquet. The main colour used is pink Zigs and a wee bit of yellow.


The photos are not doing justice to the colouring as they are wonderful IRL. I then die cut
with the postage stamp die from MFT. Because I sued quite a bit of water to get the colours to sit as I wanted the piece of watercolour paper warped a bit.



I attached the panel to a piece of foam which helped to straighten it a bit but will need to put a couple of heavy books on the finished card just to help. I finished the card off but mounting the panel on a 
 5 x 5 white card, added shimmer to the flowers with Wink of Stella. attached a Silver mirror card die cut and a few little pink sparkles.




This card I have used a new die that just arrived from 'Lil Inkers' 'Thanks so Much stitched square.
I cut this from a piece of card that I had coloured with copics in the colours on the rainbow. Chose the yellow/ orange/pink/red end.


See this wonderful card it has a pre-embossed pattern very gently pressed into it.
It is flowers, leaves and butterflies and the centre of the card is cut out. Guess what?????? Perfect fit for my die cut sentiment.
Sooooo I attached a piece of acetate on the inside of the card then was able to attach the die cut sentiment perfectly into the space.



I decided I wanted to attach a little flower but added that to the inside of the card. This is one flower from a beautiful little stitched set from Happly Little Stampers Doodle Flowers so beautiful and easy to colour and cut out. This one is watercoloured with Zigs.

Thats it the card is finished and I love it.


Challenges : 

Thanks so Much Card - Copics



Wonderful card for inspiration and I had so many ideas cracking round in my
head and ended up going with the 'Thanks So Much' card, square card, die cutting
mix of colours. And I reckon the flower looks like a burst of flame from a candle
 in the background.


Happy birthday Card, love this flower not only because its so easy to watercolour but also cause it makes me think of the frangipani tree in our front garden.




Happy birthday card, has the Happy Birthday die
 cut as well as the flowers.



The Happy Birthday Card with the pink flowers.




Thanks So Much Blended die Cut panel


Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.













Happy Birthday Masking and Watercolouring

Welcome back everyone. This time its two cards and I think I have caught up as much as I can before I babysit the grandkids tomorrow then go back to mum and dads for a few days.  Went straight from migraines into a cold that has decided to stay and make me feel blahhh. I will have to mask and glove up when I go to mum and dads but as all my siblings and my daughter chose to leave the country at the same time, its just me. Mind you after they go to bed at night theres plenty of relaxing and blog checking just no crafting.

I will survive, I will not go into withdrawal, I will.....lol.

First card I am using the floral stamp from Inspired by Stamping and its called
Plumeria. Its one of my favourite stamps at the moment, looks so pretty and easy to watercolour.



I have masked and stamped the original four flowers and added at the bottom and on the side to give me a really lovely bouquet. The main colour used is pink Zigs and a wee bit of yellow.


The photos are not doing justice to the colouring as they are wonderful IRL. I then die cut
with the postage stamp die from MFT. Because I sued quite a bit of water to get the colours to sit as I wanted the piece of watercolour paper warped a bit.



I attached the panel to a piece of foam which helped to straighten it a bit but will need to put a couple of heavy books on the finished card just to help. I finished the card off but mounting the panel on a 
 5 x 5 white card, added shimmer to the flowers with Wink of Stella. attached a Silver mirror card die cut and a few little pink sparkles.




This card I have used a new die that just arrived from 'Lil Inkers' 'Thanks so Much stitched square.
I cut this from a piece of card that I had coloured with copics in the colours on the rainbow. Chose the yellow/ orange/pink/red end.


See this wonderful card it has a pre-embossed pattern very gently pressed into it.
It is flowers, leaves and butterflies and the centre of the card is cut out. Guess what?????? Perfect fit for my die cut sentiment.
Sooooo I attached a piece of acetate on the inside of the card then was able to attach the die cut sentiment perfectly into the space.



I decided I wanted to attach a little flower but added that to the inside of the card. This is one flower from a beautiful little stitched set from Happly Little Stampers Doodle Flowers so beautiful and easy to colour and cut out. This one is watercoloured with Zigs.

Thats it the card is finished and I love it.


Challenges : 

Thanks so Much Card - Copics



Wonderful card for inspiration and I had so many ideas cracking round in my
head and ended up going with the 'Thanks So Much' card, square card, die cutting
mix of colours.


Happy birthday Card, love this flower not only because its so easy to watercolour but also cause it makes me think of the frangipani tree in our front garden.




Happy birthday card, has the Happy Birthday die
 cut as well as the flowers.



The Happy Birthday Card with the pink flowers.




Thanks So Much Blended die Cut panel


Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.













Let Your Dreams Take Flight

 I actually have three cards in this post as I am so far behind in what I wanted to do and don't want to be inundating you with post after post after post so will maybe do two today.
This post has a Unicorn Balloon and a couple of cards using the same Sentiment.


For this card I have used a digital black and white image and coloured it with Copics and added the string for the balloon and and few extra stars. 


When I saw this unicorn on another blog I just thought it was so cute so I purchased him and a balloon reindeer but thats for another post. I couldn't resist colouring in the colours of the rainbow. This is Elysha's favourite colouring style so I know she will love this card/ After colouring I added a blue outline then added dots to the outline. I coloured the stars with gold gel pen and the unicorn horn is also gold gel pen. 


Finished it off with the black string for the balloon and the  stamped 
sentiment. Thought this card would be idea for a few challenges I wanted to cover this week.



 This next card is for another couple of challenges and was a real quicky. I actually did the three cards within 30 minutes, some days it all just falls into place and being single layer without embellishments it makes for a quick card.

I love this sentiment and wanted to make it the feature of the card so stamped it first. Then looked at my other stamps for an idea. I was thinking human and looked at Gus as I have a few of grumpy old Gus but I had just received this stamp which is in a set of this cute little chickie in different poses and with sentiments. He is from Stamping Bella and I love him. Its that real 'oooh well I just cant do anymore look', for me anyway.

I have only used the stamp from this set and the sentiment is from Serendipity Stamps.
I have coloured the chickie and bricks with copics.



No other embellishments as I liked what I have.


This next card uses the same sentiment but this time I have put it with my Hamster.

I coloured the hamster with copics using lots of dots to give the illusion of fur.


He is so cute and I have done him with this sentiment before but this time I fussy cut him and mounted on some dimensional foam.


There you go quick cards and quick post.

Challenges :

My Unicorn balloon




My Unicorn




The sentiment of the Unicorn card fits.



The card with the sentiment between 10 to 70
and has the Chick on it.





The card with the stamped sentiment and Chick against the brick wall




Stamped sentiment and Chick on brick wall


Thanks so much for coming to have a look at them all and hope to see you again soon.








Friday, 19 August 2016

Wishing You Silly Love Songs

 I decided to do one more card before hitting the sack and this was a quick simple card
that turned harder do to some silly mistakes.

This is a very thin shaker card with the layer only one layer of foam tape so it will be easy to post and didn't need much in the way of sequins. 


I have used a background that is a blend of yellows and oranges then finished off with some daubs of gold from my Silks. Its a beautiful look and the photos just don't do it justice. The piece is attached to the card front then the die cut panel with the music notes attached via the acetate is laid on top. 


I glued some sequins in place and just laid the rest on top of the orange panel before attaching the top layer.
If you look closely you can see that the die cut music notes are actually cut from music pattern paper. 

Then don't look too closely to the sentiment, my decision to stamp it twice, well of course the panel had moved ever so slightly, and so its slightly off so looks blurry. 

It is was actually the second panel, the first one I had put all together and then thought to stamp and of course I picked the longest sentiment and it wouldn't stamp properly due to the foam tape under the panel. 
So I hand corrected then looked at the card and realised that I had stamped on the card up side down. So I made the front panel again. I am fighting not to do it again as I look at the edges and they look grungy for some reason and that double stamping is really bugging me. I'll go to bed and sleep on it.

Challenges:















Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.




Merci Beaucoup


Sorry for the lack of action here. Have been commenting on blogs but no cards. Migraines made the week a hard one with only small periods of pain free time. Gone now till the next lot so I have lots of catching up to doooooooo.


This is a one layer card. The die cut was watercolour paper that I cut with the rectangle die that adds stitch marks on both the positive and the negative. It was a scrap that I had stamped and heat embossed this little cutie. A stamp from Lili of the Valley and I think my first little girl stamp.


I have watercoloured with Zigs and water, very quick piece and lots of colour. I then stamped the sentiment 'Merci beaucoup' which is the only French thing I could find in my massive collection of stamped images and sentiments.

I think she looks like she is offering a flower with a thank you to someone. Now you might notice that thin line of gold either side on the watercoloured image and that might lead you to believe it is another layer. Well its not... let me explain.
When I die cut the watercolour piece and the card base, I didnt notice until I had cut, the watercolour piece too short on one side so it was slightly too small to stick back together without a gap. 

I got some gold tape I have that I attached under the watercolour piece then slotted the watercolour piece back into place with a very slight gold line each side. I also used a stitched die to add the line of stitches to the end of the watercolour piece. 

Have I confused you...... I wont dare read to see if it makes sense. Just trust me it is inset and one layer and Im happy I was able to save it.


Challenges









Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope I see you again soon.