Monday, April 23, 2018

Pull Me Along Birthday

It was my youngest daughter's Birthday last week and she somehow turned into a teenager?!

I can't believe she's so big now!  Time goes by so fast doesn't it ?!!!
It's a bit sad  :(

Anyway, this is the card I made for her.

I had used this stamp from Dreamerland Crafts on a card for her big sister last month.  But she loved it so much I knew I had to use it on her card too.

I was happy with that because this stamp called Pull Me Along, is super cute and so much fun to colour!

I coloured the stamp with copics and used the coordinating die to cut her and the pig out.
I also used a little Wink of Stella on her wings for some sparkle and popped her up on foam tape for added dimension.

Ingredients :

Stamps - Pull me Along (Dreamerland Crafts), Birthday Chicks (MFT)
Card - x-press it, grey, black, Home sweet home (Graphic 45)
Ink - memento black, versamark
Other - white ep, balloon die (CC Designs), Tilda lace die (Magnolia), Wink of stella, copics

Copics used :
BG 72
R 000, 00, 20 ,30
G 21, 24, 28
YG 17
Y 21, 23, 26, 28
W 00. 3.5.7
E 000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44

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

Mod Squad Challenge - Happy Birthday with a balloon
Creative Inspirations - springtime
Addicted to Stamps - balloons/bunting/presents
Southern Girls Challenge - fairies/fantasy or flowers
The Cat's Pajamas - spring
Time Out Challenge - spring

My daughter was so happy when she saw her card!
She loved it :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Otterly Love You

I have a card for Anna's Craft Cupboard to share today.

This one uses one of my favourite MFT stamps of all time, Otterly Love You.

I think anyone would find these otters cute, but as otters are my favourite animal, I really, really LOVE them and I just HAD to have this set!!!

This is the first time I've played with the gorgeous otters. and I had lots of fun!

It's an older stamp set but new to me :)

I coloured one of the otters from the set with copics and cut him out.

He looked very cute already but I decided to make him look like he was celebrating a birthday by borrowing some stamps from other sets.

I borrowed the cake from the MFT Happy Hippos stamp set and the balloon from the MFT Birthday Chicks set.

I coloured them with copics and cut them out too.
Then I cut along the fur line of the otters head and along the lines for the otters arm/paw.
This meant that I could tuck the cake and balloon in behind his paw as though he was holding them. Or that he is holding the balloon and the cake is resting on his tummy.
The cake hides where I have cut.

I made the panel with the waves using a few different blue Distress Inks.
I created a stencil for the waves from an old MFT die I have called Surf and Turf.
You could do something similar with a hill die too.
I simply used it on some card to create a template and then used different inks and the mini blending tool to create the waves.
For each wave, I alternated both the colours and the depth of the wave.
Then I flicked on some water droplets.

I stamped the sentiment from the Otter set onto the Kraft card base.
I drew some lines on a white matt with a black fineliner and attached the blue panel to it.
Then I flicked some Dylusions White Linen paint over everything.

I also added a few dots of Ranger white enamel accents and popped the party otter up with some dimensionals.

I am playing along with the challenge this month at Kraft Plus Challenge.

It is a recipe challenge with 4 ingredients :
Something Old - die to create waves
Something New - new stamp set
Something Borrowed - stamps from other sets
Something Blue - waves and balloon

I think this birthday otter made a great male card (and they can be tricky)!
My next challenge will be to make a cuter, more "girly" one.
There are some very cute and sweet sentiments in this set, so actually I don't think it will be much of a challenge at all.  
To be honest, I just want to play around with these otters some more :)

Thanks for dropping by today


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pull Me Along

I have a card to share today featuring some Dreamerland Crafts cuteness :)

This little girl and pig are absolutely adorable aren't they?!!!

The stamp is called Pull Me Along.

I coloured it with copics and used the co-ordinating Die and Stamp package to cut it out.
The insects, sun and sentiment come with the die and they made making a little background scene for them really simple :)

I made the background by sponging a cloudy sky with Peacock Feathers and Broken China Distress Inks. 
I used Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks for the grass and splashed some water on too.

I made a little hole in the wagon so that I could tie some linen thread from it to the piggy and popped them up with dimensionals.

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44
R 000, 000, 00, 22, 30, 81
W 00, 1, 3, 5
Y 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 28
BV 0000, 000, 00, 04,  05
YG 11, 13, 95
YR 14

I think this sweet stamp could be used for so many occasions but I made this card for my eldest daughter's birthday and she loved it :)
My youngest daughter was a bit jealous and wanted it for her birthday though! :(

Her birthday is in a few weeks and she loves this image so much that I think I'll have to make a card with it for her too :)

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

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Modsquad Challenge - ready for spring
Cas-ual Fridays - spring fever
Southern Girls - die cuts
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - springtime

Thanks for dropping by today :)