Thursday, May 11, 2023

Koko Fishing....

 Hi everyone.

Dropping in today to share with you my latest creation.  I have chosen a digital stamp from Bizzy Becs called Koko Fishing.  He is such a cutie and perfect for lots of occasions.

I have coloured him with Polychromos and love how it turned out. Hope you like him too.

Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Koko Fishing

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Oval Sentiments

(freebie on the blog)

Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stitched Rectangles

Lawn Fawn Die & Stamp Set - Hello Sunshine

Polychromos Pencils (Main Colours)

Cold Grey VI, Cold Grey IV, Cold Grey III, Light Flesh, Bistre, Lt Yellow Ochre,

Dk Naples Ochre, Terracotta & Ivory

Memento Ink Pad - Daffodil

Thanks for looking

Until next time

Friday, May 5, 2023

Celebrate ....

Hi everyone.

Dropping in today as it is the 5th of the month and that means it is the start of the new challenge month over at Bizzy Becs.

My card that I am sharing was created to celebrate our son's 30th birthday and I love how it came together.  The new Tim Holtz colorize die Celebrate was a perfect addition to my stash together with the Alphanumeric Emporium dies and just had to use them to create this card.

First I chose different colours of blue and cream cardstock for the cake and after sorting my dies, cake parts together, balloons together etc, I put them onto magnetic sheets and put them back into the folder I then die cut all the parts needed for the cake.

I embossed my blue cardstock next with the Numbered texture fade from Tim Holtz as it was a perfect addition to this card and put it all together after inking edges with walnut stain.

I then cut out 3 of each of the sentiment using the new alphanumeric emporium dies from Tim Holtz from a shiny brown cardstock and glued them together

                                                                                                             Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Colorize Thinlits Die - Celebrate
Tim Holtz Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Emporium
Tim Holtz Texture Fades 3d embossing - Numbered
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pads - Kit 3 Walnut Stain

Thanks for looking

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Best Wishes...

Hi everyone

I am popping in today to share my latest card created using some Darkroom Door Stamps and a Stencil that I have had in my stash for a while.

 For my card I firstly taped my Bristol Board card base to my stencil and then taped this to my glass mat.  I applied Kitsch Flamingo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide through the stencil and then using my Blossom stamp, inked it with Morning Mist Versa Clair,  stamped through the stencil before removing it from my mat.

I then stamped my Robin onto some Bristol Board and cut out using a stitched circle die and applied to the front of my card with foam tape to create some dimension, then applied my sentitment to finish.  I love the colours and final finish.

supplies used:

Darkroom Door Stamp - Robin DDES017

Darkroom Door Stamp - Bold Blossoms DDRS081

Darkroom Door stamp - Simple Sayings DDRS119

Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Arty Circles DDSS016

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Kitsch Flamingo & Spiced Marmalade

Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper Roses Die - Stitched Circles

Versa Clair Stamp Pad - Morning Mist & Nocturne

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Warm Wishes....

 Hello again.

Today is the 5th of the month, which means it is the start of a new challenge month over at Bizzy Becs Store Challenges.

For my card I have used some Darkroom Door Stamps and a Stencil.  I had fun by using some Heavy Gesso through my stencil and then dry wiped over gently with some antiquing wax and then splattered with some water mixed with  Tim Holtz watercolour pencils to compliment my butterfly.

        Supplies used:

                                                                    Darkroom Door  Frame Stamp - Polaroid DDFR015
                                                                    (not listed but can be ordered upon request)
                                                            Darkroom Door Stamp - Spread Your Wings DDRS220
                                                                    (not listed but can be ordered upon request)
                                                            Darkroom Door Stamp - Warm Wishes DDRS209
                                                        Darkroom Door Stencil small - Handwritten Script DDSS038
                                                                    (not listed but can be ordered upon request)
                                                                            Finnabair Art Basics - Heavy Gesso
                                                                    Finnabair Art Alchemy Antiquing Wax - Sepia
Tim Holtz Coloured Pencils - Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers & Twisted Citron
Lawn Fawn Die - Small stitched Rectangles

Thanks for looking - Until next time

Happy Crafting

Monday, March 13, 2023

Carved Leaves....

 Today I am dropping in to share some inspiration and have chosen to use Distress oxides and a stencil from Darkroom Door to create my background for my masculine card. 

Firstly I applied in patches Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Rustic Wilderness & Salvaged Patina, then smooshed Walnut Stain and Salvaged Patina.  When my background was completely dry I sponged Clear Versamark through the stencil and applied Clear Embossing Powder.  After embossing I then inked the entire background with Archival Black Soot and then wiped over the embossed areas to remove the ink.  To seal my background I then applied Distress Glaze.

The birthday words were applied with clear embossing powder then reinked and lightly sprinkled with a gold embossing powder.

Lots of inky fun, I was inspired by a Simon Hurley video recently viewed, Josephs Coat colouring technique and you can find the link to youtube here.

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Die - Large Stitched Rectangles

Paper Rose Die - Stitched Rectangles

Darkroom Door Stencil -  Carved Leaves DDSS0026

Darkroom Door Stamp - Happy Birthday DDSE001 

Distress Oxides 

Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Rustic Wilderness, Savaged Patina & Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz Distress Glaze

Clear & Ancient Gold Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Lovely Roses....

Hello again.

Today is the start of our new Challenge Month over at Bizzy Becs and am sharing my card I created for this new challenge month.

When I created this card  I wanted it have a masculine slant, however upon completion I am not convinced it is suitable for a male.  However I still very much love how my card turned out, it looks very elegant.

I have used another Digital Stamp exclusive to Bizzy Becs as my feature for my card and have sat it onto a gold frame which compliments the very Dark Green embossed background which I have wiped with Lunar Paste in Gold Rush, so easy to use. 

I coloured the roses with Karin Brush Markers and applied a wash over the monstera leaves behind. I then texturised the leaves by colouring with Prisma Coloured pencils and love how even though I worked with a Blue and Green theme, love how the Prisma Colour Pencils on the leaves make the roses pop.

Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Lovely Roses

Altenew 3D Botanical Embossing Folder - Curling Leaves

Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Retangle Frames

Simon Hurley Lunar Paste - Gold Rush

Paper Roses Die - Stitched Rectangles

Paper Roses Sentitment sheets

Karin Brush Markers

colours used:

Sapphire Blue, Olive Green, Apple

Prisma Coloured Pencils - 150 set

colours used:

Indigo Blue, Sienna Brown, Apple Green, Dark Green & White

Thanks so much for looking - and if you leave a comment it is really appreciated

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Tulip Bunch....

Hi everyone, dropping in again today to share another card using a Digital Stamp which is exclusive to Bizzy Becs, called Tulip Bunch.

I have coloured this stamp with Copic Markers and took my inspiration for the colouring of the tulips from Vanilla Arts.  I have been following them now for a long time and love how she uses colors and underpainting to create her projects.


Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Tulip Bunch

Spellbinders Die - Card Creator Devine Eloquence

Avery Elle Stamp -Bring on the cake (senitment)

Copic Markers

ROO, R21, G40, G43,B34,YG03,YG17, YG21

Thanks for looking - and if you leave a comment thank you.

Until next time - Happy Crafting