Friday, 23 September 2016

Let's Party!

My son has some twin friends party the next day and I didn't have any boy cards in my stash so I had to put together a couple of quick cards for them. This is one I put together.

Paper Smooches Cutasaurus

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Paper Smooches 'Cutasaurus', Kaszazz Chevron Background
Copics: Y17  YR14  YR18
Papers: Cardstock
Other: Mowed Lawn & Broken China Distress ink, twine, sequins.


Stink Eye Boy

My nephew celebrated his birthday the other week and this is what I created for him whilst away on holidays (therefore limited with embellies etc compared to usual).

Mo Manning Stink Eye Boy

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Mo Manning 'Stink Eye Boy'
Mexpy: Skin: W00  W11  W13  W15
             Hair: N03  N07  W37
             Pants: B02  B16  B29  P08
             Jumper: C43  C45  C49
             T-shirt: 023  L95
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Hidden Treasures' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Wink of Stella.

I'm playing along with:

Crafting When We Can #128: Favourite Medium (my fav medium is Markers. I generally use Copics but was giving my daughters Mexpy markers a go whilst on holidays for this scallywag) 
Melonheadz Friends: Hand coloured image
HIMCR #267: Designer Papers X3!
LTSCB #86: Anything Goes
Creative Moments #102: Anything Goes

A Washi Father's Day

Because I have 3 wonderful men in my life (my hubby, my father & my father-in-law) I usually run low on time to create full detailed cards with coloured images for all of them. So to make sure that I have enough cards for Father's Day (we recently celebrated) I put together this as a quick card to make sure each of the men in my life know how special they are!


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Kaszazz 'Happy Father's Day'
Papers:  cardstock
Dies: Kaszazz Cogs, Memory Box Man Tools

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Eddie & Charlie

A wonderful family welcomed triplet boys a month ago, much earlier than expected at only 24 weeks! This week they shared the devastating news that 2 of the boys had peacefully taken their last breath and grew wings. I was shattered when I heard their sad news so I went about making a keepsake for them. This shadow box card is what I ended up making. I know its not much but at least they will know that we are thinking of them.


Card ingredients include:

Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Pitter Patter' paper pack, white shimmer cardstock, blue glitter cardstock.
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Circle, Memory Box Precious Cloud, Maryanne Creatables Feet, Lala Land Folding Banner, DV 'A Little Mint' Alpha.
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, ribbon, sailboat charm, brads, rhinestones.


I'm playing along with:

Enchanted

It's my time to host over at the Art by Miran Showcase Blog. Today I've created a very simple but elegant card using Masquerade Mandy.

Art by Miran Masquerade Mandy

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E50  E51  E21  E11  E23
             Hair: E71  E74  E77  E79
             Dress: R81  RV95  R56  RV99
             Ribbon/Mask: YG11  G21  G94
             Flowers: R11  R20  R22,  RV34  RV19  RV69
             Bubbles: YR30  YR20  E53
Papers: Prima 'Tales of You & Me' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Wink of Stella, Kindyglitz, flowers, hessian ribbon & lace.


Art by Miran Masquerade Mandy


I'm playing along with:


Catch the Bug Blog #413: Sketch
Imagine That #8: 1, 2, 3  (1 image, 2 ribbons, 3 colours)
Melonheadz Friends: Hand coloured image
As You Like It: Favourite Song or Film & Why (I love the Labyrinth with David Bowie as I love all of the creatures and the wonderful fun adventure that Sarah goes on to save her baby brother)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #9: Dress Up
A Gem of a Challenge #177: Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Morgans Artworld #18: Use Kraft
Addicted to Stamps #211: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #215: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Tea Party

One of my many nieces is celebrating her birthday this week with a Tea Party. So I created this stepper card for her with this adorable image!

Faery Ink Gabbie the Rose Tea Fairy

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Faery Ink Gabbie the Rose Tea Fairy
Mexpy: Skin: W00  W11  W13  W15  R20
             Hair: Y21  Y19  O27
             Dress: L03  L07  L09  G07
             Flowers: O21  O06  R08
             Cup: WG02  WG03  WG05
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Blubelle' & 'Confetti' paper pack, glitter card, cardstock
Dies: Poppystamps Teacup Stack, Taylored Expression Tea Party border, Spellbinders Label 1, Kaszazz Tags #4
Other: Flowers, sequins, rhinestones, Kindyglitz


Faery Ink Gabbie the Rose Tea Fairy


Friday, 2 September 2016

Something Wonderful

A dear friend of mine who is a wonderful photographer has finally been given the recognition that I've always known. I am so happy and excited for her to get this approval that she has worked so hard for and has sacrificed a lot, so in celebration of her achievement I made this little card for her.

Lala Land Marci with Camera

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Lala Land 'Marci with Camera'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: R81  RV34  R39
             Skirt/Hat Ribbon: BG11  BG72  B34 B26  B39
             Top/Hearts: R22  R29  R59  C7
             Hat/Singlet: G20  YG01  YG06  YG17
             Camera: C3  C5  C7  C9
Papers: American Crafts 'Starshine' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, camera film washi tape, Wink of Stella, lace, flowers, heart rhinestones.




Be Unique!

There is a new challenge starting over at the Southern Girls Challenge Blog. Challenge #142 is 'Anything Goes'. Here is my DT inspiration for you using sponsor Rick St Dennis's 'A Clockwork Dragon for Monique'.

Rick St Dennis A Clockwork Dragon for Monique

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Rick St Dennis's 'A Clockwork Dragon for Monique'
Copics: Silver: W1  W5  W7  C9
             Red: E08  E09
             Blue: B12  B16  B18
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Basecoat' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Glitter washi tape.

Rick St Dennis A Clockwork Dragon for Monique


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Bokeh

Like most card makers I have an abundance of craft supplies which don't get much use, such as my Distress Inks. I saw in a magazine recently a tutorial of Bokeh. I couldn't believe how simple this technique is! So I pulled out my neglected inks and gave it a go. To say that I was overjoyed with the results is an understatement! Its such a fun technique and a great way to add colour to any CAS background.

   

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Kaszazz Baby Elephant & various sentiments
Papers:  Watercolour paper, cardstock
Dies: Miscellaneous magazine freebie large butterfly, Dies R Us Butterflies
Distress Ink: Pink cards: Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
                     Blue/Green cards: Green Moss, Stormy Sky, Broken China
Other: Twine, sequins, rhinestones, Circle Stencil, Frost White Colorbox Chalk Ink

   

Technique:

- Press the 3 colours you are going to work with on a craft sheet and spritz with water. Spray the watercolour card and smoosh into the craft mat. Lift and rotate card to pick up different colours. When happy with it, set aside to dry.

- Place a circle stencil over the dried coloured watercolour paper and sponge white ink inside the circles. Reposition the stencil and repeat, overlapping some circles for the bokeh effect. If you do not have a circle stencil, use various sized circle dies and some plastic film to create your own stencil. Build up the strength of the circles to be slightly darker than others.

- That's it, it's that simple! Finish card as desired.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

She's a Dreamer

I love this sweet little girl Maggie, sitting on top of the world by Faery Ink. I had the perfect papers to go along with this too. I thought it would make a cute card for my daughters teacher as she is giving my child the skills she will need in life to be on top of the world!

Faery Ink Maggie's on Top of the World

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: YR20  YR24  E35  E37
             Dress: RV25  R46  R59  RV99, R11  R20  R22  R05
             Shoes: Y13  Y17  YR14
             World: YG01  YG03  YG25  YG17,  BG10  BG53  BG57
Papers: American Crafts 'Starshine' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, flowers, lace

Faery Ink Maggie's on Top of the World.

I'm playing along with:

Creative Knockouts #156: Schools In
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #8: Back to School/Reading
As You Like It: Favourite shaped card base & why? (I use a 15x15cm square base as its the easiest shape to fold, it has lots of clean line that work well with creating symetry with CAS, and when doing fully loaded cards its great to overhang lots of the papers and elements.)
C.R.A.F.T #378: Back to School
4 Crafty Chicks #313: Let's get sentimental
Cute Card Thursday #440: Words/Numbers

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Teaching touches Hearts

It's my time to host over at the Art by Miran Showcase Blog. Today I've created a card for my daughter to give to her teacher at the end of the year using Smart Samantha.


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Art by Miran Smart Samantha, Kaszazz sentiment
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: Y11  YR23  E35  E37
             Skirt: B93  B26  B29  B39
             Shirt/Socks: R24  R49  R89
             Shoes: C7  C9  100
Papers: Sugar & Spice 'School Days' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, button, twine, metallic blue embossing powder, paperclips.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Sweet Wishes!

This gorgeous image was a freebie over at the Kit & Clowder FaceBook group this week and this is what I put together using these perfect matching digi papers which were also a freebie! SCORE!!!

Lili of the Valley Hello Cupcake

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: C5  C9
             Top: Y11  Y19  Y38
             Skirt: RV10  RV32  RV34, RV25  R46  R59
             Hat: RV63  V15  V17
             Shoes: B000  BG53  BG57  BG78  BG99
             Flower: Y19  YR16  YR07  YR18
Dies: Spellbinders Heart Circle, Love Cardmaking Issue #11 free die set
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, rhinestones.


Lili of the Valley Hello Cupcake


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Be-Witching

It's my time to host over at the Art by Miran Showcase Blog. Today I've created a fun card using Hilda.

Art by Miran Hilda

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  
             Hair: YR14  YR18  E08  E18
             Hat: RV63  V06  V17  V09
             Cloak: BG11  BG53  BG57  BG78
             Moon: Y00  Y11  BG10  B91
             Trees: E43  E44  E47
             Sky: B32  RV04  V17  BV17  B39  B99
Papers: Gina's Gems Scraps 'Trick or Treat' digital papers, cardstock
Dies: Little B Halloween, Spellbinders Standard Circle

Art by Miran Hilda

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Be Unique!

There is a new challenge starting over at the Southern Girls Challenge Blog. Challenge #140 is everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes'. Here is my DT inspiration for you using one of our sponsors Star Stampz image 'the Ugly Duckling'.

Star Stampz image the Ugly Duckling

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Star Stampz image 'the Ugly Duckling'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair (Lady): E07  E09  E18  E49
             Hair (Girl): YR14  YR18  E09
             Flowers/Dress (Lady): BV00  BV04  BV08
             Flowers/Lilypad: Y15  YR14, YG11  G21  G94  G99
             Dress (Girl): B60  BV31  BV000  BV02
             Swan/Cygnet: C1  C3  C5, YR18  E08
             Background: B00  B02  BG53  BG93  BG99
Dies: Kaszazz Tags 4
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Black & White Timeless' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, hessian & lace, flowers, gold embossing powder, gold brads.

Star Stampz image the Ugly Duckling

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

King of the Wild!

A special guy is having a special birthday this week and this is the fun card I made for him.

Tiddly Inks King of the Wild Ones

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13
             Hair: E31  E35  E57
             Suit: BG10  BG53  BG45  BG57,  R20  R24  29
             Crown: Y11  Y15  Y26  E27
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Class Act' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Oval, Kaszazz Tags 4
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Wink of Stella, twine.

Tiddly Inks King of the Wild Ones

I'm playing along with:

Retro Sketches #225
House of Cards # Aug: Twine
As You Like It: Favourite Papers & Why (I love Kaiser Craft papers as they come in great 6x6" pads with so many wonderful colour schemes and themes. I have way too many of them!)
CCC Digi Creations #54: Anything Goes