Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Make a Wish

 I have made a cute card this week with an adorable stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called Make a Wish.

You could use this stamp for so many different occasions and I thought a Best Wishes sentiment would work for most of them.  I stamped the word 'best' from an MFT set I have and die cut the 'wishes' from a Pinkfresh Studio die called Sending. I cut the word out a few times and glued it together for some dimension.

The background was done using an "old school" product, an embossing folder.  I still use them occasionally because I love the look. Especially when it's sanded back like I've done on this card.

I loved colouring her with my Copics.
She's just so cute!!!

Copics used :

RV 02, 17, 25
R 20, 22, 30
V 04
E 000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 35, 39, 53
C 1
YG 01
BG 0000

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Life is Like a Balloon

I have made something other than a card today using some wonderful images from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I LOVE this stamp set! It's called Life is Like a Balloon and I thought it would work beautifully in my art journal.

I started off by making the background. I used some acrylic paints and a cloud stencil for the sky and some distress oxide inks for the ground with a fern stencil. I also used some black ink through a text stencil and darkened the edges of the pages with it too.

I then brushed gesso over the top to soften the look and with markers drew a border to frame everything.

I used copics to colour the images and fussy cut them out and I cut the sentiment into strips and drew a border around these also.  I left the "balloon" word out of the sentiment and instead used a die to cut this out for greater impact.  I also added some black ink splatters and some highlights with white pen.

This is a gorgeous stamp and I love the sentiment too!  I will definitely make cards with these two sometime soon.

Copics used :

RV 02, 52, 55

B 93, 95, 97

BV 000, 00, 02, 04

R 20, 22, 30

E 000, 00, 11, 21, 42, 43, 44, 55

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Skateboard Schoolboy

Recently I had the difficult challenge of making a birthday card for a teenage boy!  They can be tricky but I had a look through the wonderful boy images at Mo's Digital Pencil and found this one called Skateboard Schoolboy and thought he would be perfect.

I coloured him with Copics and cut him out.  Then I used a Tim Holtz brick stencil and sponged Speckled Egg Distress Oxide onto black card. I love the way this turned out :)

The sentiment is from a great die by Pinkfresh Studio called Sending.

Copics Used :

E 000, 00, 13, 21, 41, 50, 53, 55

B 000, 93, 95, 97

R 20, 22, 30

YG 91, 95

W 1, 5, 7, 9

C 1

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Warm Christmas

 I have a cute card to share for Mo's Digital Pencil today.

I do love creating wintery Christmas scenes but that is really the opposite of what an Australian Christmas is, so this stamp called Warm Christmas was such a perfect one for me.  She is adorable and I love the Christmas Bush flowers blowing about too :)

I coloured the scene with Copics and added some wink of stella to the outside of her wings and the white flowers. The sentiment is included with the stamp and I simply cut it out and added a hand-drawn border to it.

I added Pinkfresh Studio's Stitched scallop square die to it and mounted it onto a sheet of LawnFawn watercolor paper.

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 13, 21, 42, 43, 44

R 20, 22, 24, 30

YG 0000, 01, 03

B 0000, 00, 21, 23

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, December 10, 2021

Peace Love Joy


I have a Christmas card to share using some beautiful Lavinia Stamps.

I created the wreath using Berry Wreath with mini berries.  I stamped it in black and with Mowed Lawn distress ink.  I also used the little branch from the Foliage Set with mowed lawn that I'd stamped off.  The berries were stamped with a metallic ink. 

I stamped the Small Reindeer and Pippin onto the wreath and coloured the tiny berries with gold and copper sparkle pens.

I then used the mowed lawn distress ink mixed with water to do a little watercolour wash around the outside of the wreath.  Nothing fancy and super easy but I like the way this turned out :)

I then added a sentiment strip from Kaisercraft called First Noel - Calm.  It is a whole page of Christmas sentiments gold embossed on black.  I think it looks great with the Lavinia Stamps. 

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

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - winter's dream

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for dropping by :)


Friday, December 3, 2021

Reindeer Peace

I have another Christmas card to share today using Lavinia Stamps

This one uses the Berry Wreath, Foliage Set and the small Reindeer stamps.

I stamped the wreath using Dusty Concord archival ink and added some fullness with the small branch from the Foliage Set. I then stamped the small Reindeer with Versafine Clair.

I coloured the berries using white, gold and copper sparkle pens and added a die-cut shimmering star.
I used a rectangle die from CC Designs and a sentiment from a Kaisercraft paper called Calm. 

showing a bit of the sparkle :)

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

Ink Art Designs - anything goes

Lavinia Stamps - winter's dream

Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes

Simon Says Stamp - christmas

Dream valley challenges - christmas

Simon says stamp monday - sparkle mode

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Candy Cane Bear


Hi :) I have another Christmas card for Mo's Digital Pencil to share today.

If you're like me and have a lot of Christmas cards to get made and not much time to do it, then this stamp is the one for you :)

This is Candy Cane Bear he is super cute but also super quick and easy to colour.


I decided to print the bear and the sentiment out separately. I used a large tag die to cut around the stamp. Then I cut out the "Hope your holidays are" part and mounted it on black card and used a "sweet" die to finish off the sentiment.  

At the top of the tag I used some gorgeous Making Merry washi tape by Simple Stories. It's something I bought recently and I fought my urge to buy the matching paper.  But using the tape really made me wish I hadn't paid attention to my logical side when I was buying.  I really wanted new Xmas paper and it is beautiful, but I didn't "need" more. So I was trying to be good :(  Anyway it did go pretty nicely with this old paper from Little Yellow Bicycle that I had in my stash.

Copics used :

W 1

R 000, 22, 24, 27, 59

B 0000

Thanks for dropping by today :)