Saturday, 27 June 2015

Enchanted fairies of little venice

Hello there, hope you are enjoy your weekend? Well I have been busy crafting this afternoon and thought you would like to see my latest make.

First I embossed a strip of green card using perfect medium and Debbi Moore silver embossing powder and heated it with a heat gun, then cut piece of portofino card to fit the card as layer and stamped this lovely fairy from Enchanted fairies of little venice. 

Coloured the image with Faber castell 24 colour grip watercolour pencils and kuretake water pen then struck it to the card blank using double sided tape, Stamped the birthday wishes in bottom left hand corner.  Added three sequins near the verse to finish.

Card size is 12cm x 20.3cm and folded to the left hand side

Finally I added some light blue watercolour pencil and using my kuretake water pen blend the colour out to give glow effect.

I always leave you details of where you can purchase the same items I've used, all you have to do is look at the box below and click on the highlighted link to go straight there.


Papermania Enchanted fairies of little venice
Free stamp from simply cards and papercraft
A4 Green card - Papermildirect
Versafine Ink pad - Cutting edge crafts
Ranger perfect medium ink pad - Cutting edge crafts
Faber castell 24 colourgrip 2001 watercolour pencils
Debbi Moore Embossing powder trio
Kuretake water pen
Double sided tape - Poundland
3 x Sequins - Pound store
2 x Acrylic blocks
Portofino card - white
Heat Gun - Docrafts

This will be entered for these challenges -

CASology Pop challenge
Addicted to stamps challenge

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Until next time - keep crafting and smiling 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Orange and green with scruffy little cat

Hello there, yes I am back again.. I had quite a few cards I'd made last week and was unavailable to show you lovely people last week, so thought I would let you see what I've created. Earlier in the year I manage to purchase this Scruffy little cat stamp in the Crafters Companion sale, but had not had the chance to play with when I came up with this design, this stamp was simply perfect.

Do head over to Crafters Companion website and take a look at their marvellous goodies, they do have regular offers and discounts throughout the year and worth visit.  

The image was coloured in using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and these are the colours I used -
Skin FS2 FS3 FS4 - Cheek FS6 - Hair  CG1 CG2 CG3 DG2 DG4 - Shadows IG2 IG3 - Socks CG2 CG3 - Eyelashes / teddy OR1 OR2 OR3

Using the free papers from Making cards magazine, I paper pieced Pixie's top to match the pattern paper in the background, To pull the whole design together and match completely.

Card is 29.2cm x 10.2cm folded at the top

As always there will be listed of places when you can purchase the same items, all you have to do is click on the highlighted link in the box and it will take you straight there.


Scruffy little cat Pixie clear stamp - Crafters Companion
Orange / green card from The works
Blank card from Portofino card
Smooth white card Papercutz
Adhesive dots - Paperchase
Pattern paper from Making Cards Magazine
MC 166415 Fur and feathered friends
Embossing folder - C art us - Cutting edge crafts
Pinflair glue gel - Cutting edge crafts
Uni posca white gel pen - WH smith
Versafine Onyx black ink pad - QVC
Acrylic stamp block - Silhouette cameo   
Go kreate concentric circle dies -  Cutting edge crafts
Desire essentials scalloped oval dies - Crafters Companion
Memento Tuxedo black ink pad - Crafters Companion
Free clear stamp set from issue 6 Crafter's Inspiration magazine -  Crafters Companion
Double sided tape - local market
Oval make sponge for inking the edges

This will be added to these challenges
The paper players challenge
Spectrum noir Facebook Challenge

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Cars for the boys

Hello there, Hope you are having relaxing weekend? Well I have not posted for while as I had some technical problems and within that I have been a little stressed out and sure enough my anxiety as come back with vengeance, so thats why I have been slightly quiet but I'm hoping to get back to normal now on.

I thought you might like to see this card I created especially for boy who is almost teenager but not quite there yet, that awkward age I suppose? Men's and boys cards can be difficult to get right but luckily I have the perfect CD rom that was purchased some years ago, but it came in handy for sure. 

The CD rom in question is the My Craft Studio CD rom called Men-y happy returns and was available through their papercraft library. I'm so glad that it's in my crafty stash as its helped me so much over the years. 

29cm x 9.5cm folded in half at the top

Totally loving the stitched detail and fits perfectly for boy's card, the stitched effect was created using my beloved Silhouette Cameo.

As always I leave details of the items I have used and where you can purchase the items from. just click on the highlighted link and it will take you straight there.


Car Image - Men-y happy returns CD rom -
Nathan, circle, onset and stitched detail  designed and cut on Silhouette Cameo
Satin card - Papercutz
DCWV black and white paper pad 8 x 8
Mini messages clear stamps - Clearly besotted
Memento tuxedo ink pad
Zig fine glue pen - eBay UK
Black card The works
Card blank - Portofino card
Adhesive dots Paperchase

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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Totally loving Polkadoodles..

Hello there, Well I hope your enjoying your Sunday? I have got the tennis on in the background whilst I am any spelling mistakes you know 

I thought you would like to see my latest creation that I managed to complete a few days ago, I love using CD ROM s as they are so versatile and you always have them to hand when you need them. Their very inexpensive too, which of course I love as budgets do get stretch a lot these days. 

I do have many CD ROM s covering many brands but was recently having tidying up and found one of my favourites which is the Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons, having had this for many years now and I do always keep going back to this as I love the designs and the fabulous digi stamps. 

You have the option to print out as black and white digi stamp or have the image already coloured in my the wonderful Nikky Hall,

Nikky is the super talented owner and designer of Polkadoodles, her designs are so original, cool and fresh and will suit any type of style of card making you wish to create. Nikky she a real gem in the crafty world, not only is she amazingly talent designer but she is so generous in her time, she is regularly on social media helping with advice, what crafters would like next, ideas and general natter and of course, she is so encouraging to us all to show our work in the many of her Facebook groups that she as started. So if you're Facebook make sure you check all her groups out. Also her brand new website as digi's and sets you can download from as little as £1 and you can pay via Pay-pal, which is a win win for me.  

As many of my followers will know I am loving CAS so much and its make a massive difference to my confident, I decided to use this super sweet image to make CAS card and so hope you like the end result.  

29 .2 cm x 10.3 cm folded at the top

Spectrum noir colours used are - Skin FS2 FS3 TN2 - Cheek FS2 PP1 - Hair GB8 GB10 EB5 -
Dress - LV1 LV2 - Collar IG1 IG2

 Inked the mini message "Best wishes" with Memento Tuxedo black ink 

I am loving the stitch detail of dies that you can purchase at the moment, but unfortunately I cant afford to get some just yet so I decided to create my own using the Silhouette Cameo software. I think it works out just as good and its saved me me a few pennies.

As always I leave your links of where you can purchase the items I'd used to create this card, all you need to do is click on the highlighted link and you will be taken straight there.


Image from Polkadoodles CD ROM - Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons
Print and cut using the Silhouette Cameo
Stitch effect and square cut on Silhouette Cameo
Angel whispers glitter - Cardcraftplus
Mini messages stamps - Clearly besotted
2 x Sequins
Card blank made using Portofino card from Creative crafting world
Pinflair glue gel - Cutting edge crafts
Double sided foam tape - Poundland

This will be entered for the following challenges

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