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Saturday, June 26, 2021

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

I have a Christmas card to share using a gorgeous stamp from Dreamerland Crafts.


This stamp is called We Wish You A Merry Christmas and as soon as I saw it I just knew I NEEDED it :)

Aren't they adorable?!






I used my Copics to colour the images and then used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink around the outside of the panel.
The stars and snowflakes are actually done with sparkly gold and silver pens but unfortunately I couldn't get a shot of them "shining".

I found some old, but beautiful, patterned paper that I decided to zigzag stitch around and tied a little button on with some thin twine.
The sentiment is also from some patterned paper that I've been hoarding but finally decided to cut into :)

Copics used ;
E 000, 13, 21, 42, 43, 44
W 00, 1, 3, 7
R 20, 22, 27, 29, 30, 59
Y 13, 15, 28
YG 11, 13, 17
G 28





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

Chocolate Baroque - hand coloured

Crafty Hazelnuts - patterned paper

 Allsorts Challenge - use design paper



Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Fly Away With Me


It was my daughter's birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for her.




I chose this cute Gorjuss stamp called  Fly Away With Me  to use as she really loves these girls. 

It is one of their small stamps and so was very quick to colour with my Copics and I used her favourite colours too :)


I created a galaxy background using Distress inks, paint splashes and a few die-cut stars.

I fussy cut the girl out and used foam tape to give her more dimension on the card.

I also used a simple Happy Birthday sentiment from the Up In the Air set by MFT.


Copics used :

E 000, 00, 13, 21, 33, 35, 39

W 00, 1

R 20, 22

YG 01, 13



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

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright, cheerful colours
Dare 2B Artsy - Bright colours
Stamping Sensations - fantasy and magical







My daughter really loved her Birthday card!  YAY!! :)


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Friday, March 12, 2021

Irish Fairy

I've had lots of fun playing with my gel plate, stencils and stamps this week :)

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I was reminded of the stories my Dad would tell me of finding fairy houses in the woods when he was a boy living in Ireland.  I really loved those stories and so I was inspired to create this Irish fairy card.





I used Twisted Citron and Speckled Egg Distress Oxides on my gel press to create a background.
Then I used the Speckled Egg with the TCW stencil - Ethereal.  I also used the TCW stencil - mini confetti and lifted off some of the ink with water and sponged some Black Distress Ink around the edges through this stencil also.

I used these Lavinia Stamps to create the scene : Bella's House, Berry Wreath, Fairy Foragers, Mini Meadow Mushrooms, and Fairy Buttercups. 

I stamped Bella's House separately and coloured it with my warm grey Copics.  I had originally thought of having a colourful fairy house and so had coloured and cut it out a few times but I like the grey version better.  I stuck my other attempts together on the back of this one to give the house some depth without the amount of height foam tape gives.

I sponged around the edge with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and black Distress ink and added some word stickers and white gel pen for highlights.






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

Ink Art Designs - anything goes
Lavinia Stamps - Spring blooms
Fairy Stamper Hugs Challenge - anything magical

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy





Thursday, February 25, 2021

Play with Style

 


I have a card to share using a new Dreamerland Crafts stamp called Play a Love Song.
I think she is so sweet!!!




The background was created by blending Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides.

I wanted a musical background but I don't have a stencil like that so I created my own using a die instead.  I cut a few of the MFT Music Notes dies from a Masking Magic sheet which created my own sticky but repositionable stencil :)  I then applied mermaid lagoon Distress Oxide lightly over the top 2/3rds of the card.

I paired her with a Dreamerland Crafts sentiment from the Birthday 06 set.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed just the "style" with white embossing powder.

I used some watered down white Gesso to flick dots over the card.

The girl is coloured with copics but I used a silver glitter gel pen to colour her flute.

I fussy cut her out and attached her with foam adhesive for some dimension.


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

Stamping Sensations - colour my world

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy








Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy Hippos Yay

 

I have a cute birthday card to share today.

As soon as I saw the current MFT colour challenge I just knew I wanted to give it a try with one of my favourite MFT stamp sets,  Happy Hippos.

This trio is adorable and I think almost everyone would love a card featuring them.



I coloured everything with Copics and fussy cut them out.

I adhered them to a scalloped circle die cut and stamped the sentiment which is from the MFT set Birthday Chicks.  I really love this sentiment and it worked out perfectly for this card.

I decided to make it a slimline card and I created the background by using Distress Oxide Inks through a Tim Holtz Gradient Circle stencil.  I was lucky enough to be given this stencil as a Christmas present and it's the first time I've used it.  I LOVE how it turned out!!!  I used Twisted Citron all over the stencil first and then put some Cracked Pistachio over the top of some of those circles also to create a totally new colour (similar to what was needed for the colour challenge).

Copics used :

W 00, 1, 3, 5

Y 000, 13, 15

R 30

BV 000, 00, 02, 04


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

MFT colour challenge


Stamping Sensations - colour my world

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - slimline card


Thanks so much for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Wish Big

 I have a card to share today using some new goodies I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas.

I had a lovely time playing  with a new stencil from TCW called Fantasy Tile, my new Distress Oxides and a gorgeous Lavinia stamp called Fairytale. 




I used Raspberry, Pumpkin, Lemonade, Citron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxides through the stencil in a kind of rainbow pattern on white paper.  But it looked a bit "much" to me :)  So I decided to lightly go over it with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and then I loved it. :)

I stamped the beautiful fairy stamp over the top and used the Bold ABC die from Whimsy Stamps for the word Big and "wish" was made with some rub on letters onto white card.  

The urge to colour or glitter her wings was very strong but I resisted the temptation because I loved the look of the plain black silhouette against the stencilled background.


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

TCP Tuesday challenge - Spring

We love Chocolate Baroque - feminine

Stamping Sensations - favourite stamps

Ink Art Designs - anything goes

Simon Says Stamps - make your own background


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Saturday, January 23, 2021

Your Love

 

I have a card to share today featuring a gorgeous new stamp from Dreamerland Crafts called Your Love Lifts Me Up.  

It does come with that beautiful sentiment but I decided to just use the girl and bird so that I could use this card for any occasion.



This is such a gorgeous stamp set and I loved colouring them.

I decided they were so sweet that they would work really well with this heart border die and I kept the card nice and simple.


Copics used ;

Y 11,15

YG 000, 03

RV 00, 55, 63, 66

R 20, 22

BV 00

E 00, 00, 11, 13, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44


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

We love Chocolate Baroque - feminine

Stamping Sensations - favourite stamps


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy





Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dragon's Castle

I was lucky enough to be given some new Lavinia Stamps for Christmas and I've had a lot of fun playing with them over the holidays :)

I've used 3 new to me stamps on this card : Mideela (small), Tree Branch and Dragon Stone Castle.



 
I also bought myself a crafty Christmas present (because I've been so good :) )
Some new Distress Oxide inks.
I've had Distress Inks for a long time but I finally took the plunge and bought oxides and they really are gorgeous.
I used Walnut Stain, Ripe Persimmon and Speckled Egg on this card.

I also used Walnut Stain with a stencil for the Ethereal words at the base and with the Tree Branch stamp.
The dragon was stamped with Peeled Paint archival ink  and I added some black ink to the edges before stamping it.

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

Lavinia Stamps - a Winter's Night
Ink Art Designs - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Favourite Stamps


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy