Thursday, 25 January 2018

...when I see an elephant fly!...

...well I be done seen about everything when I see an elephant fly!...
I'm showing my age now - go on - name the film! (I'll put the answer at the bottom of the post)!
Morning everyone, I'm here today with hefelump cuteness overload from Dies To Die For!

These cute elephants are part of Mama Elephant's new release and they are so gorgeous they broke my 'no buy January' resolution /-:
I simply could not resist them and they are absolutely perfect for a box card!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Stix2 Acetate
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Copic Markers

Inks Used
Copics - 
Elephants - RV13, RV21, RV10, E51, R00
Balloons - R89, R37, R27, R24, R14
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating

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Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy! was Walt Disney's Dumbo of course! - made in 1941!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Happy Day...

Good morning everyone,
Happy Thursday!

I'm here today with some flowery gorgeousness!  
I could almost be thinking of spring if were n't so cold, wet and windy outside today! are some pretty flowers to cheer us all up!
This card is one of a set of three I made last year for Making Cards magazine.
I loved making these cards.  
The flowers are stamped and heat embossed in white on vellum and the vellum is coloured from behind with Copic markers.  Such a pretty effect I think!  Mind you, coupled with a shaker card, it is almost toooo cute!

You don't need too many Copic Markers to colour on vellum as you need to work quickly because the alcohol ink dries really quickly!  So if you are giving this technique a go use no more than two blending colours and be speedy! (Remember to colour on the back of the vellum)!

Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Memento Ink pad in Angel Pink
Embossing Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Detail True White Embossing Powder 
Vellum from The Hobby House
Copic Markers
Stix 2 Clear Acetate
Pinflair Glue Gel

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating
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Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

46 shades of grey...

Hello everyone,
I'm here to talk to you all about Copic greys! 

Copic make 46 different shades of grey in four colour families - Cool, Neutral, Warm and Toner. 
To show you how different each grey looks I have coloured four very cute little dogs, one in each of the copic grey colour groups.
Each colour of grey brings its own tone and feel to a picture.  You can see here how different they are.
Cool Grey (C)
Cool grey has a slight blue tint to it which makes it ideal for colouring snow and anything white.
Neutral Grey (N)
Neutral grey is actually a true neutral grey.
Warm Grey (W)
Warm grey has a hint of brown.
Toner Grey (N)
Toner grey is halfway between neutral and warm.
Copic Greys really are a very useful addition to your Copic collection!
They can be used on their own to create the colour grey or they can used over the top of more vibrant colours to soften them or create shade.

If you are n't sure which colour grey to use for your project then it will help you if you think of the colour wheel and use Warm Greys with warm colours and Cool Greys with cool colours.
I have used the little dogs I coloured in grey to make a very quick and easy card.
The red accessories are coloured with Copic R59, R37, R43.

 Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Mama Elephant - Playful Pups Stamp Set 
Mama Elephant - Playful Pups Dies
MFT Die namics - LOVE
MFT Tiny Hearts Pastels 6x6 Paper Pad
Other Ingredients
Marianne Designs Embossing Folder DF3411 
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Make it Colour Blending card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

Tuesday, 2 January 2018


Happy New Year everyone!
I'm kicking the year off by celebrating Christmas /-:
(I know what you're thinking)! (;

Anyways, I am not being ridiculously organised for the next one!  This is a card I made for the last one! 
Today sees a new challenge at 
(Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge)

We are celebrating and we don't mind what so please just link up your cards for a chance to win a special prize.
This card is one of my own favourites, I made it for my son's gorgeous girlfriend who we all absolutely adore!
The image is a beautiful digi,
Make It Crafty
The background is a really easy technique using a copic marker and some colourless blender in a spritzer bottle, I did a tutorial for Copic marker Europe about it
The chipboard 'believe' word is also from Make it Crafty and has been coloured with Copics. 
Neve digi from Make It Crafty
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Dies To Die For)
MFT Dienamics - Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames (Dies To Die For)
Believe Word Chipboard from Make It Crafty
Chunky White Frantage by Stampendous
Copic Markers 
Skin - E70, E00, E000, E00
Hair - E79, E74, E71
Clothes - R37, R35, R32, BG57, BG53, BG11, T7, T5, T3
Background - C2 and colourless blender added with a spritzer bottle
Ground - C4, C2, C1
Letters - Copic Glitter Pen in Clear, R37, R35, R32

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

Don't forget to pop to Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge to look at the gorgeous cards by the other nutty acorns and join in the fun!