Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cool Ride

Whimsy Stamps is running a Countdown to Christmas on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog. I'm down for two projects during the month of December, and this is my first.

I adored Crissy Armstrong's carousel horses when they were released in rubber a few years back, so was tickled pink to see this one was available in digi format.

Along with this fabulous Cool Ride digi, I have used the Doodled Doily Die and Winter Wishes paper pad.  

I finished the card off with some glittered leaves, a chipboard sentiment which I heat embossed with some sparkly Wow embossing powder for extra bling, and of course the necessary flowers and berries.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Owls

Sometimes I want all the embellies with a coloured image, but I need it done fast.  This Owls on Wreath stamp from Whimsy Stamps fit the bill to perfection.  I think it's the easiest and fastest to colour image I've done to date.

The sweet little sentiment is from the Holiday Mini Sentiments set also from Whimsy Stamps.

I used copic markers to colour this up, with a touch of pencil for the shadows.
Owls: E41, 40, W00;
E59, 57, 55
Holly: G29, YG67, G24, G20
Berries: R29, 24, 22

I'm not 100% sure but think the papers are Inkido - I'm slowly working through the mountain of paper I have been stock-piling.

The velvet poinsettia is from one of those Xmas dec picks, as are the little glittered stars and the berries.  

The edges of the papers have been distressed and gold Stickles added for a bit of extra bling.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Big Snowball

A boys card today, using one of the older LOTV stamps.  I think the older LOTV stamps are still the best, each little person had their own character and the lad in this image sure has determination lol.

I coloured the stamp with copic markers:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, E93
Blue: T5, B95, 93, 91
Red: R46, 29, 24, 22
Beige: E41, 40, W00

I used Dovecraft papers from a few years ago.  I really love the colours in this pack.

Not a flower in sight, but I did use ribbon, bells, snowflakes and that stinkin' cute little snowman from the new DooHickey Club #12 die kit.  That kit is crammed with the most fantastic dies.  I moan and whinge that you have to pay 6 months in advance to get the kit, but this one was so worth it.

I tried to keep this as simple and understated as possible,  herculean effort for me seeing as I love to overload on the embellishments.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Foamiran flowers again

Sorry I've been MIA, my computer's motherboard decided to give up the ghost last week and my Photoshop program is on the main PC so the laptop, tablets and phones were useless when it came to photo editing.  Thanks to my clever son-in-law it's all fixed and good as new.

So, this card was made a couple of weeks ago and at last I can blog it.  I've used the fabulous Card Builder Hearts of Love die set.  I'm thinking these sets are designed for the US sized cards, but it worked just fine on my 6 x 6 card.

I've also used the oh so pretty Whimsy Stamps Doodled Doily Die, on which I've mounted a sentiment also from Whimsy Stamps.  I die cut the heart from the Card Builder set from plain pink card then stamped on one of the Whimsy Clearly Vintage Backgrounds stamps in a slightly darker ink for a textured look.  I also stamped the patterned paper with the stamps, this time using Pumice Stone DI.

I'm officially in love with Foamiran, which you can get from Noor Design, along with all the dies, accessories, moulds, stamens, etc.  I could spend days .... days people ..... playing with this stuff and creating the easiest flowers to make that look downright awesome once finished.  All the flowers on this card are handmade by me using Foamiran.  Love, love, love this stuff so hard ♥

Aren't these little flowers just the cutest?  And they take just seconds to make.

Another of those clay birds that I made a few weeks ago.  I made that many I think I was attempting to start an aviary lol.

The leaves are Rosy Owl Varigated Leaves which Noor Design also stocks, and I also popped in a few Prima leaves.  The flowers are made from two die sets - Rosy Owl Flower Dies 1 and Rosy Owl Flower Dies 2.  

The papers are Maja Design, from one of their earlier collections.

A word of warning re Foamiran, once you start on it, you can't stop 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Grunge Snowflakes

It’s the last day of the November Whimsy Stamps release, so don’t forget to pop across to join in the fun over in the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group and hopefully win a prize.

I made a tag and stamped on the tree from the Grunge Snowflakes stamp set.  Both sentiments are from the Holiday Mini Sentiments stamps. 

I made a poinsettia using the Build a Poinsettia Die set, and tipped the edges of the petals with Silver Starlights paint.  The bird is one I made from a mould and some Martha Stewart clay.  The gorgeous silver berries are from Noor Design.

The grey snowflakes look a bit blurry in the photos, it's the glitter - what a nightmare to get a half decent shot!  I used the Elegant Snowflakes Die set and also the Snowflakes Dies set.  I finished them off with some shiny silver pearls from The Range.

I have loved making cards for this new release, the stamps and dies are amazing.

Back soon with another card .... I've been playing with Foamiran from Noor Design so need to use those up on a card.
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