Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Birthday Hugs....

 Dropping in day today  to share my latest card.  It  has been so hot in my little craft space which has made it unbearable to sit in, so have very much enjoyed a few days that have been cooler and much better for crafting.

For my card, I had a first time play with a Penny Black stamp that I have had for a while now.  It has the most cutest little stamps, which made it so hard to choose which one to start with.

To create a little more interest,   I turned my card into a shaker and am loving how it turned out.

Supplies used:

Penny Black Transparent  Stamp - It's your day

Avery Elle Stamp & Die - Simply Said Hugs 

Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangle Frames

Copic Markers

Mouse: E31, E33 & W5

Balloon & Hat: RV00,RV02 & RV55

Mushroom: R24,R27,R37, E70, E71,E74

Grass: YG91,YG93, YG95

Dress my Crafts - Say it with  Heart Sequins

Stickles - Diamond

To create the shaker I cut four layers or the rectangle frame and glued 3 together, then inserted a piece of acetate and glued the top layer down.  One of the centre cutouts from the frame had a piece of patterned paper glued to it and then was attached to the Rectangle Stackable.  I placed a small amount of  "Say it with Hearts Sequins" from Dress My Craft onto the centre of the pattern paper and then glued the frame over the top.

Thanks for looking, 

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Holiday Brushstrokes and Happy New Year...

Hi everyone.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a safe and Happy New for 2021.

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

For my card for this month I have used one of the new  thinlits released by Tim Holtz called Holiday Brushstrokes which was great fun to work with. For the leaves and berries I have used Distress Inks and created layers onto watercolour paper.

The inked backgrounds below were used to cut out the leaves, berries and sentiment.  When assembled I inked around the edges of everything with Ground Espresso, then added Glossy Accents to highlight the berries and Title

Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz Thinlits - Holiday Brushstroke (by request)
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Penny Black Stamp (inside sentitment) - Sweetest Moments (by request)
Creative Expressions Die - Starry Happy New Year (by request)
Fired Brick
Aged Mahogany
Rusty Hinge
Crackling Campfire
Ground Espresso
Speckled Egg
Peeled Paint
Peacock Feathers
Fossilised Amber
Inksentials Watercolour -  Heavyweight Paper

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Penguin Family....

 Hi hello back again today to share with you my new card.

For my card  this month, lately I have been seeing a new style of card on the block - Pop and Twist.  So I did some investigating and lots of youtube watching and this is what I have come up with.

My card base is a standard A2 card 10.5cm x 14.8 cm and is a top fold card. my pop out which you will see shortly is cut at 28.5 cm x 6.5 cm and I have cut two pieces. For the next steps to make the pop out mechanism I followed a Youtube Tutorial by Maymaymade it Crafts .

I then embellished the basic pop out and card base with my own patterned paper, copic coloured images and die cuts. Lots of folding etc, but well work the end result.

Supplies used:

Stampingbella stamp - Penguin Family  

Lawn Fawn stamp & Die - Happy Happy Happy Add on

Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Hillside borders

Lawn Fawn - Small stitched Rectangle Stackables

Creative Expressions Die - Festive Mini Wonderful Time of the Year

Distress Ink Pads -Evergreen Bough & Peacock Feathers -  Kit 1 @ 4

Lawn Fawn sparkle cardstock - Pixie Dust

Pattern Paper 12x12 Simple Stories - Simple Vintage North Pole 

Copic Markers

Posca Pen - White

Thanks for looking, hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sparkly Christmas...

 Hi everyone.

Popping in today to share my latest card for the start of a new and our last challenge for 2020.

My card for this month is a shaker card using some very pretty confetti from Nuvo which compliments the sparkle on the fur trim and the christmas bauble.

My background has been created using Distress Inks in Peacock Feather and Mermaid Lagoon with a blender brush, spritzted with water and then using a white gel pen to create the effect of snow.


Bizzy Becs Christmas Collection Digital Stamp - Holly on a Bauble
Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangle Frames
Creative Expressions Die - Festive Mini - May your Christmas Sparkle
(by Request)
Kit 1 and Kit 13
Copic Markers

We are also currently running a Design Team call for new members to join our team in 2021, for all the deets pop over to the blog - here.

Thanks for looking

Until next time keep safe and Happy Crafting

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Slim Line Birthday...

 Hi everyone, hope you are all having a wonderful month.

I have been seeing lots of slim line cards recently and have been itching to have a go.  So after having a play I have managed to create my first. 

I created my background using Distress Oxides  and a little water then followed with  a splatter of white paint and grey ink.

After colouring my image I have added a touch of Nuvo Clear Sparkle to the blue green flowers for a bit of shine.

supplies used:

Stamp & matching Die Pink Fresh Studio - Just a Little Lovely

Sentiment Stamp & matching Die Elizabeth Craft Designs - Celebrations

Distress Oxides - Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry

Picket Fence Studios - Pk 10 Blending Brushes

Copic Markers

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Tiny Townie with an Elephant...

Hi everyone.

Just popping in today to share my new card made with a very cute little stamp from Stamping Bella.  I am very happy with how she turned out and the inked background was a great success.

After blending the oxides for my background I added small droplets of water, then damped off with a paper towel.  I then followed this by using splatters of white and black ink to the background.


Supplies used:

Stamping Bella Stamp - Tiny Townie with an Elephant (by request)
Penny Black Transparent Stamp - (Senitment used) Balloon Ride
Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangle Frames
Creative Expressions Die - Mini Expressions Happy  (by request)
MFT Die - Paris Skyline
Picket Fence Studio - Blending Brushes
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry
Copic Markers

Thanks for looking

Until Next time - Happy Crafting

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Happy Birthday - Trees...

 Hi everyone.

Popping in today to share with you a new card using a couple of the wonderful Darkroom Door products 

I created an inky background on some Ranger Watercolour Paper using some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs and Black Soot.  My image was stamped in Versafine Clair ink - Nocturne . This was then backed with Charcoal Bazzil cardstock to compliment.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Stamps DDRS018 - Trees 

Darkroom Door Stamps DDSE001 - Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking

I am also entering my card into this months challenge for darkroom door mood board challenge for October in the Darkroom Door Inspiration facebookgroup


Until next time - Happy Crafting