Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Happy Valentines Day Card, Twofer the Darnell's New Card Challenge & One More Just for Fun

Lots of photos in this post, hope you enjoy the cards. This first was inspired by the Challenge over at

My inspiration from the photo is the soft colours, the soft pink, the pattern on the white biscuits,
the little flowers and birds and the heart shaped biscuits.

For my card I used a piece of soft pink vellum that has a wonderful sparkle to it. You can see the sparkle in the photo below where I have darkened the image slightly so you can see it better. I stamped and white embossed the pattern on the vellum. I attached the vellum to the card by tape at the back of the card and with little bits of tape in places where I have added flowers and birds on top of the vellum.

I die cut some hearts from a NBUS heart die from Stamplorations, you could leave the hearts in but I decided to just use the outline and a couple of the hearts at the bottom of the card.

 The Flowers are from Lawn Fawn and the birds from a WPlus9 set.
My 'Happy Valentine Day' sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

These next cards were all inspired by Darnelle's new  
Blog Challenge that she has started with a few wonderful
friends, most of whom I know and admire greatly.

What a fabulous challenge this will be and the first month that
I am just scraping in on is feathers. I looked at my wee supply of feather
stamps and my die stamps and nothing was jumping out at me. The problem was so many
beautiful cards had already been done with feathers that I just wanted so badly now
and my choices just weren't doing it for me.

Then I decided birds. Of course I have lots of birds, a literal avery full of birds that
haven't been used yet so I had to make a decision. Which one first. Seeing as I like a bit of humour
I went with this witty set from Sugar Pea. So not only am I entering a new challenge but Darnell has me using my NBUS stamps and boy do they need using (my house is starting to tilt with the pile of NBUS getting so heavy the footings are under stress).

I ended up making three cards, two I stamped the same with different sentiments which I just love.
Here we have the little duck's bum in the air and the sentiment 'Heard you were feeling under the weather'

So simple, stamped and coloured with copics. A little bit of blue glitter washi tape each side and finished.

On this card I added a couple of extra ducks  which meant
I needed to move the greenery around abit to fit the scene in.
My sentiment this time
'There's always one in the bunch'
and down below
'You quack me up!'

This time I finished the card off with orange glitter washi tape.

The two cards together, same stamp set, different uses.

I had to make one more because I loved this sentiment as well.

'Waddle I do without you?'

This time just a little bit of blue glitter washi tape 
across the top of the card.  

There you go, one very fiddly card and three very simple easy cards. 


My duck cards

Happy Valentines Day

'There's always one in the Bunch'
'You quack me up'

Happy Valentines Day Card

Heard you were feeling under
the weather
First time using this stamp set.

There's always one in the bunch.....
A new stamp set

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

Monday, 22 January 2018

Three New Cards

Three cards.Three very bright cards. I do start with this idea of some soft blending but I just struggle with soft. I do so love BRIGHT. So I go with the flow and thats what I end up with. 

This first card was  partly inspired by a card I saw at the Muse Card Challenge

This is Tracey's card for the challenge and I came away with thoughts of
colour from up in one corner getting lighter as it drifts down. I decided to go with yellows so used Distress Inks Lemonade to Amber for the deeper colour.

 Something cute sitting on a board, well how about a cute little fairy on a fluffy cloud or two.
She is coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

Of course I had to make those clouds sparkly ones. My sky is a special one as it's yellow not blue. And my fairy has lots of sparkle but we needed a close up to see it.

A sentiment wishing someone 'Happy Birthday' at the bottom and its all finished.

My Next card is for  Valentines Day. Stamped this sweet image from Penny Black.

Copic coloured and Glossy Accents on the hearts to give a 3D look to them.
A new 'Hugs & Kisses' diecut in bright red metal cardstock.

You can see the gloss on the hearts here.

What a little sweetie she is.

This next card is a blended Distress Inks cardbase in a few different Pinks trying to keep it light. Once I was happy with the colour I  cut the new 'love' die from the card base and again from silver.

Set the silver cut back into the negative. Replaced all the little bits and pieces. Then stamped and coloured this little cute duck from a Penny Black stamp set.

I have fussy cute the duck and around the hearts and even the two little hearts that actually sit just above the duckling when stamped.

I decided the duckling looked cute sitting on the boxes the 'love' word is stacked on as it looks like he is rubbing his head after they fell on him. Can you see it now I've mentioned it???


Happy Birthday Fairy card

Happy Birthday Fairy without
the topping

Happy Birthday - Fairy surfing in on a
couple of clouds looks like it could
be fun

Hugs & Kisses Card - New Die

Hugs & Kisses Card

Love card with Duck - New Love Die
Old - Duck Stamp
Twist Love

Hugs & Kisses Card

Love card

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

Friday, 19 January 2018

Love You More Each Day

Well I'm back. Sorry for the double post so close together but as I said in my last post I have done two cards for the Less is More Challenge. Inspiration hit and probably would have kept coming if it hadn't been so late in the evening so lets go onto the next card.

There are a couple of features that are similar to the last card, the 'Love' word die from Papertrey is the same. The frame that is stamped and white embossed and die cut is different to the other card and again I can see I need to make sure I use this more often. I think I will need to make a pile of these a colour in a selection of different colours to remind myself how beautiful they are.

In this instance I didn't quite line up my die perfectly so it is out a little but not enough to matter I felt. coloured with blended Distress inks from the purple range. I then added some flowers that I had coloured in mainly purples with just a touch of pink or orange to add contrast and grey for the leaves.

These stunning looking flowers are from MFT (My Favourite Things) and I just love them. They are fussy cut out and really easy to cut out.

I added roller tape to the back of the frame and flowers and leaves and just played around till I felt the design worked. I love the look of the flowers over the top and under and out the side. Finished off with the 'Love' sentiment die and stamped inside with 'You More Each Day' for Valentine, Birthday or Just Because I Love You card.


The Frame was Stamped and diecut
the flowers stamped and the Love diecut was New 
and not used before.

My favourite die changes week to week probably because 
I have too many and I keep getting more but at the moment I
have gone back to an old faithful that I had forgotten just how beautiful
it was. It goes with a stamp, there are two in the set, two stamps to dies
and they look stunning stamped and embossed in white, gold, silver, platinum 
and even in multicolour inks. I have used in the last couple of posts and you
can see just how wonderful they look.

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

Love to You on Your Birthday

I think Im back on form. I just made two cards that I can use for the Less is More Card Challenge as well as a few other challenges I have seen, so I will need to do two posts and of course they are closing in a couple of hours so I have left it to the last minute for inspiration. I haven't even had time to go and look on the blog but I have seen a couple of cards through Feedly that peaked my interest and quickly looked to see if I had time to still enter. YES there were still a few more

This card was my first inspiration. I was looking through my pre stamped and embossed pieces (which I have many many of) and saw this frame which is from Papersmooches and has not been used enough because I struggled to line up what I had white embossed on white card stock.

Today I thought to draw pencil lines out from each of the points and that made it much easier to line up the die and tape in place to cut (of course I have the Misti and could probably use that now but remember I said I have many many pieces I had pre stamped and embossed). So anyway I die cut and it came out pretty well. I then used the two lightest purples in Distress Inks to blend some colour onto the die cut piece and then wiped over with a baby wipe to remove excess and clean the white embossing.

The butterfly is a Hero Art Butterfly Digital that I printed up and coloured with Copics and a bit of Wink of Stella, it does sparkle. Drew on the stamina and added a couple of gems

Finished off with the 'love' die cut from Papertrey cut from purple metallic look paper and stamped inside 'to you on your birthday'.

Love the softness of the look and how CAS it is.


Had to come back and add this challenge as my card
has a perfect touch of glimmer with the 'love' die cut
made from purple glimmer shimmer paper.

 as I added a Diecut
Birthday wishes inside the card.

White embossed the stamped image for the frame before die cutting.

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