Friday, January 25, 2019


Hi :)  It's Kathy here.  I have a card to share with you today using a gorgeous stamp by Sylvia Zet called Dolly.

I had to choose her to use because I think she is so incredibly sweet, beautiful and cute all rolled into one!

I coloured Dolly with a bright bunch of flowers and clothes to match because I wanted to make a very happy and fun birthday card.

But you can create a totally different vibe just by making different colour choices.  
So she could be used to make fabulous thank you, thinking of you and get well cards too.

I coloured her with Copics and then cut out that panel with the Envelope Edger Die Set.
This gives such a lovely border on cards. I'm a bit addicted to using it I must admit :)

I also used the Happy Large Word Die again because I LOVE this die too!!!
I cut it twice using black card and glued them together for a little more height.

I stamped the little "birthday" from Everyday Scripted Sentiments and cut around it by hand.

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 04, 11, 13, 21, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47
R 00, 20, 22, 24, 30, 56
RV 0000, 00, 02
BG 11, 13, 15, 72
G 24, 82
YG 11, 13
Y 13, 15
W 1

I kept this card clean and simple so that Dolly was the main focus.  
She definitely deserves to be the star of the show :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Stamping Sensations - fabulously feminine
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bunny Balloons

I am very happy to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps again this month :)

There are so many adorable designs in their store that it's truly hard to decide which one to choose!
The little bunnies in this set called Bunny Balloons were just too sweet to leave in the shop though and I just had to have them :)

I decided to use this bunny but there are 3 different ones in the set.
I coloured him with copics and cut him out.
I then stamped the balloons again onto some patterned paper and cut them out.
I used black soot distress ink around the left side and glued them to the first balloon outline that I stamped.

The sentiment is also from the Bunny Balloons set.
I simply stamped it in black, cut around them by hand and added some black soot distress ink to them too.

To create the background I applied Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Faded Jeans Distress Inks to white card.
Then I used the Sun Rays Stencil and white craft ink with a touch of purple paint added to it.
Once it dried I added some water drops.

I backed this piece onto some black card and adhered it to a kraft card base.
I did a little doodling with a fine black marker along the edges and attached bunny and balloons with foam adhesive to give him some added dimension.
I glued the sentiment on and drew around bottom edges with a charcoal pencil and blended it a little with my finger.

I like the way the bunny looks like he's getting carried away and off the top of the card :)

What a wonderful set of stamps this is!
I actually chose it because I thought I would make a nice baby card with it but then ended up with something entirely different.
There are just so many possibilities that my imagination is racing :)

Copics used :

W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7
R 30

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Word art Wednesday - sentiment
Simon Says Monday - something new
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Most Exciting Moment

I have my last Christmas card of 2018 to share today.

This one uses a Dreamerland Crafts stamp called The Most Exciting Moment.

It is such a cute Christmas scene isn't it?!

The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set I still have.  I thought it went very well with these 3 sweet kids :)

I coloured it with copics and added some glitter to the star and then used a CC Designs Tag die to cut it out.

The white panel is embossed with a lovely Christmas sentiment.

I hope you have a very happy Christmas full of love and laughter and hopefully a few crafty presents too :)

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Allsorts Challenge - Christmas Trees
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's Christmas Time
Penny Black and More Challenge - Traditional Christmas colours
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas or winter using a metal die
Word art Wednesday - sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - glitter


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Penguin With Star

Unfortunately this is my last Guest Design Team card for Whimsy Stamps.
I have really loved working with Whimsy again!!!
Such awesome products to play with and such awesome people to work with too :)

For my last card I chose to use this super adorable stamp by Lee Holland called Penguin With Star.

I think this penguin is a soft, fluffy one, perhaps he's just a chick?  
So I decided to colour him a soft warm grey.
I used Copics to colour the penguin and tree and cut them out.

Then I created my background.
I used Distress Inks and sponged on some Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Black Soot,  Then I splashed some water on top.

I used some Ranger Texture Paste with the Star Dangle Stencil to create the beautiful stars and I added some extra dots of "snow" with a gel pen.

I added a little Wink of Stella to the star the penguin is holding.

For the snowy ground I just tore some strips of white card which I think give a nice soft snow effect.

Copics Used :

R 22, 24, 27
YR 14, 16, 18
Y 15
B 0000
W 00, 1, 3, 5
G 21, 24, 82
YG 13
E 31, 37, 39

It is extremely rare for me not to use a sentiment on a card but I was just happy with the way this card looked without one.

This little penguin is just so sweet and I loved colouring him.
He made me realise that I need some more Lee Holland stamps :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Love to Scrap - anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - inks and sprays

Thanks for dropping by


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Elsa the Fairy

Hi, I'm back with another Christmas card for Whimsy Stamps :)

I love Marina Fedotova's girl stamps!
There are so many gorgeous ones that it was hard to choose just one but I ended up falling for Elsa the Fairy.
It is such a beautiful image and I really loved colouring her.

After I coloured her with Copics I used the Envelope Edger Die to create a pretty border.
I love the effect this edge gives!

I placed this over the top of another piece of white card that I had stamped with the Gingham Background stamp  This background is so versatile, but I especially love teaming gingham with sweet images such as this one.

I stamped the "Christmas" from Everyday Scripted Sentiments in a darker ink over the top of the background.  And paired it with the Happy Large Word Die.

I used this technique on one of my other Christmas cards too but I couldn't resist doing it again!
I just love the way these two work together!

I finished the card off with an enamel dot from the It's a Party collection and a little Wink of Stella on the star.

Copics used :

R 20, 22, 24, 30
BV 0000, 000, 00, 02, 04
BG 000, 01, 02, 05, 09, 10
YG 01, 13, 17
Y 11, 13, 28
YR 16
E 000, 00,13, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44
W 00, 1

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Love to Scrap : Anything goes
Penny Black and more challenge : Make someone smile
Simon says Monday challenge : let it snow
Simon says Wednesday challenge: baby it's cold outside
Stamping Sensations : get ready for Christmas

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Christmas Caroling

I have a card for Dreamerland Crafts to share with you today.

This adorable stamp is called Christmas Caroling.

I loved colouring this cute choir (and dog) and creating a little scene with them :)

I used Copics to colour the image and then cut them out.
I created the background scene by sponging on Tumbled glass, Peacock feathers and Black soot    Distress inks.
And then I splashed on some water and added some dots with a white gel pen.

I used a die to create some snow for the choir to stand on
and I white embossed a sentiment onto black card.

Copics used :

W 00,1, 3, 5. 7
E 000, 00, 13, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44. 50, 53, 55
R 24, 27, 29, 30, 59
Y 13, 15

I love making Christmas cards with a musical theme to them.
Christmas and music just go together, in my head anyway :)

Thanks for dropping by today


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Allsorts Challenge - CAS Christmas
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Penny Black and more - make someone smile
Simon says Monday challenge - let it snow
TCP challenge - winter holiday
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - inks and sprays

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Penguin Beach Chair

Hi :)  It's Kathy here and I'm sharing a Christmas card with a difference today for Whimsy Stamps.

My daughter loves to give her teachers Christmas cards with a heartfelt message inside

So I wanted a card for a teacher that said "Merry Christmas, Thanks for everything and Have a great holiday"  all rolled into one.

When I saw Crissy Armstrong's stamp called Penguin Beach Chair, I knew it would be absolutely perfect!!!

I do love snow on Christmas cards, it looks so pretty doesn't it?!  But we don't have snow in Tassie so it's great to be able to make a warm and sunny Christmas card.  Hopefully her teacher gets to laze around in the sunshine like this for the entire holidays.  I'm sure they deserve it  :)

I coloured the cute penguin with Copics and I also used them to make a very simple background.

 Copics used :

E 11, 13, 31, 41, 42, 43, 55
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
C 5, 7
BG 000, 09, 10
B 93, 95
R 000, 27,29, 30, 59
Y 15, 26
YR 14. 16. 18

I thought the word "Cheers" was a great sentiment to use with this penguin.
So I used the Bold ABC Die to cut out the letters from white card.
It looks great on this clean and simple card and doesn't detract from the adorable penguin.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Penny Black and more challenge - make someone smile
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - get ready for Christmas

Thanks for dropping by today :)