Sunday, 23 July 2017

Kornelia–Mum to be

I don’t think I’ve made a mum to be card before, so changed that by colouring up this sweet stamp Kornelia – Mum to be.  I went with peach colours to keep it gender neutral and of course had to use the sublime UKH Gallery Mademoiselle paper pad together with some pretty 100mm natural lace, all from Love to Craft and Create, along with the pre-requisite foamiran flowers!  The flowers are die cut from the Craft Passion Flowers set – 03 and Craft Passion Flowers set –06 dies.  The flowers are made using 0.6mm white Foamiran


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Here’s a closer look at the flowers


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I coloured the stamp with copic markers:
Hair – E57, 53, 50
Skin – E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress – R43, 21, 20, 000


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The dies are a mix of Magnolia and eBay

Friday, 21 July 2017

Best Wishes

Here’s my last July showcase card for the Whimsy Stamps release.  You can find all the new products here

I’ve used two clear sets on my card – the fabulous FA Doodles which I used to stamp the black hand drawn lines around the border of the card as well as the sentiment which is from the Simple Sentiments set.


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I used a little glass bottle that I filled with rhinestones for the centre of the resin frame.


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And of course there’s oodles of Foamiran flowers – the turquoise and buttery yellow flowers are made from the Peony Flower Die Set.  I was so thrilled with how the roses turned out, given that the set wasn’t designed with roses in mind.  I love that I can get more than one type of flower from the die set, I do like value for money lol.


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I finished the card off with some polystyrene balls and rhinestone flatbacks along with some waxed cord and distressed organza ribbon.


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I do love this colour combo – and not a hint of pink either!


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Summer Blooms

I’m back with my second card for the new Whimsy Stamps release, this one features the clear Summer Blooms stamp and also the Simple Sentiments stamp sets.  You can find all the new products here


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I used one of the elements from the stamp set as my focal point as it fitted on the tag beautifully and it was so easy to colour too.


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I finished the card off with some mulberry flowers and a sentiment


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Back tomorrow with my last July showcase card

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Teddy Birthday Presents

It's release time at Whimsy Stamps and the new July rubber and clear goodies are out.  You an see the entire release here.

For my first July release card I’m showcasing the super adorable Teddy Birthday Presents and the Clearly Simple Sentiments set. Love this sweet little teddy ♥


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I coloured the stamp with copic markers:
Teddy: W5, 3, 1, 0, 00
Presents: R59, 56, 85; R85, 83, 81; YG67, 63, 61, G20


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I’m still in Foamiran mania so made all the flowers.  The large frilly flower is made using the Peony Flower Die Set.


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I used a paper pad that I picked up from The Range – Mix & Match Pink Highlights by Craft Sensations.  I think it was £3 or £4 for a 12 x 12 pad and is such a bargain because the quality is exceptional.  I love a bargain!


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Back tomorrow with another new release card

Monday, 17 July 2017

Handmade roses

When I designed my Peony flower die set I wanted to be able to do more than just make a peony.  So far I’ve made blossoms, buds and frilly flowers as well as quick and easy roses but hadn’t mastered a “real” looking rose.  I'm rather pleased with my first attempt - and wouldn't have had the confidence to do this without having done Ewa Constancja's workshop. 

Sooo, I had a play yesterday and made this little set using just the middle and largest sized dies from the set.  I hand cut the calyx from a small square of 0.6mm olive foamiran and made the roses from white silk foamiran which I coloured with Mungyo Artists Soft Pastels.  These were perfect because I scribbled two of the teal shades onto a piece of card and blended the colour on there to get the exact shade I wanted to match my papers (cuz I’m anal like that lol).  I used a damp wet wipe to apply the colour.  

Apologies for the photo, I just snapped it with my phone.


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