Monday, 15 July 2019

You know what they say about the early bird!...

Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you another card I made with the gorgeous 
from wonderful
I just love these designs by Dustin Pike - they are so full of character!

I stamped this cute bride on Kraft card and coloured him with pencils.

I die cut the image with the Whimsy Stamps 

Then I stamped the gorgeous new 
and using two dies from the 
I created a frame.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the 
and die cut it with a die from the  

Finally I added some 
Thank you for popping by!

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Happy Crafting

*NEW Early Birds Clear Stamps Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set

*NEW Curly Q's Background Rubber Cling Stamp Quick Strips Die Set 
 *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Vintage Sepia

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Happy Days...

Hello everyone!

Sending you all happy thoughts for a lovely weekend!

I'm here today with a card I made as a set of three for Simply cards and paper craft issue 192!

The brief was to make cards for wishing good luck and well done for graduation and exam success.

I so enjoyed doing this!

I thought that 
was perfect!

She looks so happy and pleased with herself!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Copic Markers
 Skin E04, E11, E01, E000, 
Hair E37, E35, E33, 
Clothes, BG32, BG13, BG11, RV95, RV93, RV91, R85, R83, R81

Other Ingredients
Distress Ink Pad in Tumbled Glass
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Thank you for popping by!

Happy crafting

Issue 192 of Simply Cards and Papercraft is available by following the link 

Friday, 12 July 2019

Butterfly background...

Hello everyone, I hope the day is being kind to you!

Today's card is a real sneak peak!

I made it for a feature in this month's Making Cards magazine, which is available by following the link
Making Cards July 2019
...and what's more...
I used Tomboy Dual Brush markers which are a free gift for all new subscribers to Making Cards this month!  

I made this card by scribbling some ink from the Tombows onto my glass mat, spraying it with water and then swooshing (technical term)! a piece of watercolour card through it!

I used a heat tool to dry the ink - this is important before you move on to the next stage!

Then I stamped and heat embossed in white the beautiful  
and trimmed the image to fit nicely inside a piece of patterned paper die cut with the largest

I die cut a piece of white card with the 
and fixed that to the card design.

I stamped the friend sentiment onto white card with black ink and die cut it with a 
and I also fixed this to the card design.

Finally I added some white and silver sequins.
Thank you for popping by,
happy crafting!

...remember, if you subscribe to 
you will receive a free set of Tombow Dual Brush Markers!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Dogs are my favourite people!...

Happy Wednesday friends!

I made today's card a while ago and I've been desperate to show it to you!

It was a birthday card for a dear friend of mine who runs a dog rescue charity
The Fairy Dog Fosterers...  they are DEFINITELY worth checking out on Facebook.
They do so much fabulous work and it is where we found our beautiful Neo. <3

Here is lovely Cathy's card, made with the perfect stamp for a dog person I think!

This card is coloured with Caran D'ache Luminance pencils on Bockingford card.

The little dots are glitter glue which I think was still wet when I took the photo so they look a little blobby!  They did dry flat!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

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Thank you for popping by!
Happy crafting

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Whimsy new release - It wobbles!...

Hello everyone,

I've had a little break for a few days at my favourite event of the year! - The New Forest Folk Festival!  Oh my, it was brilliant this year, the weather was amazing and it was so lovely to catch up with folkie friends and chill out for a few days!

I'm back today to show you another wonderful
new release item!

This card was such good fun make because that cute birdie wobbles!!!

I die cut a piece of card with the frame from the 
and using a template from the 
Up In The Clouds die set 
I blended 
over the card to create a cloudy background.

I then added some clouds die cut from vellum with the 
Up In The Clouds die set 

I stamped and coloured a cute bird from the 
and fussy cut it close to the outline.

I fixed a 
to the back of the birdie and fixed him/her to the card design as shown.

I stamped a sentiment from the 
onto a cloud die cut with the
Up In The Clouds die set 
and finished the design by adding some 

Copic Markers - C00, C01, C03
YR24, Y38, Y13, Y11, YR09, YR04, YR12

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
Card Builder Windows Die Set Up in the Clouds Die Set

Distress Ink Mini Pad - Tumbled Glass Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

              *NEW Early Birds Clear Stamps Nuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply White 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ivy Chair...

Hello everyone!

I'm back today with another gorgeous new release stamp from

Here is a card made with the beautiful artful stamp
Ivy Chair by Jennifer Dove
I stamped this gorgeous image with black Stazon Ink on water colour card and painted it with
Tombow Dual Brush markers.

I die cut the image and a piece of dotty paper with 

I punched a hole with a single hole punch and threaded some organza ribbon through as shown.

Finally I stamped a sentiment from the 
and die cut it with a 

The number of occasions this beautiful stamp is just perfect for are endless!

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
*NEW Ivy Chair Rubber Cling Stamp Notched Squares Die Set

You're My Always Clear Stamps Quick Strips Die Set

Monday, 1 July 2019

Seas the day...

Happy Monday everyone!

Today is wonderful 
July new release day!

Oh my word, the new release goodies are a-ma-zing this month!

I'm kicking things off by showing you a card I made with a really cute stamp set
Baby Sea Creatures Clear Stamp Set
by Krista Heij-Barber
I really loved making this card - I must say thank you though to the super talented Yana Smakula for the layout inspiration!

To make this card I die cut a rectangle of card with the largest
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies

I then drew a faint pencil circle by drawing around the largest

Next I stamped the gorgeous Turtle and seahorse from the 
in black ink

I then coloured the underwater background and the sea creatures with Copics.  I used Copic colourless blender to stamp the bubbles and added lots of bubble details with a white gel pen and a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Sea - B99, B95, E34, E21, BG11
Baby Sea Creatures - E44, E84, BG96, YG17, YG25, YG23, YG97, YG95, YG25

I then die cut some vellum shapes from the 
and fixed these to the right of the design with a sentiment stamped and cut out with a banner die from the 

Finally I added some 
Be sure to pop to 
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Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set

*NEW Baby Sea Creatures Clear Stamps *NEW Build-an-Ocean Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set Enamel Dots - Winter Wishes

Friday, 28 June 2019

No better friend than you!...

Hello everyone!

Today I have something a little different to show you!

It is one of the gorgeous new release images by 
Whimsy Stamps
which I have water coloured with Tombow Dual Brush Markers!
I created the background by stamping some of the elements from the 
I painted this with Tombow Dual Brush Markers and die cut it with 

The I stamped and painted the gorgeous pelican and fussy cut him/her.

I created a frame for my design with the 
and assembled the card with cheesecloth as shown.

I stamped the sentiment from the 
and die cut it with a tag die.

I attached this to the card as shown, adding a piece of white ribbon.
Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

*NEW Pelican Rubber Cling Stamp *NEW Create a Scene - Beach Rubber Cling Stamp

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles  Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

Magical Birthday Wishes Clear Stamps

Thursday, 27 June 2019


Happy Thursday everyone!

Today I am here to show you the last card from the set of three I made for Making Cards magazine in May!

I absolutely loved making these cards,
The Curvy Girl Stamps by Stamping Bella are absolutely beautiful!

Here's how to make this card!

1.With a 13.5cm circle die create a card blank with the fold at the top, remembering to place the top of the die over the fold so you end up with a card fold and a circular card.  With the same die cut a circle of design paper and stick it to the card blank. 

2.Create a 12.5cm circle of card suitable for Distress Ink Blending.  Blend Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide in the centre of the card blending it outwards, fading it out towards the edges of the card.  Flick water over the design and allow to dry. Mix some Perfect Pearls powder with a little water and flick that over the design too.  Allow to dry.  Fix the card design to the card blank set aside earlier.

3.Stamp the Curvy Girl image on to alcohol marker card with black ink and cut it out with the matching die.  Colour with alcohol markers as shown, adding Wink of Stella to the flowers and Diamond Stickles to the folds of the skirts.  Fix the coloured image to the card design, slightly right of centre as shown.

4.With Archival Ink stamp the sentiment to the left of the image as shown.

White Card for Card Blanks
My Favorite Things Watercolour Wash 6x6 Paper Pad
Card Suitable for Distress Ink Blending (I used Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface)
Card Suitable for Alcohol Markers (I used Make It Colour Blending Card)
My Favourite Things Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black 
Alcohol Markers (I used Copics Skin - E93, E11, E00, E000, Hair - E41, E44, E47, Turquoise - BG49, BG15, BG13, Blue, B39, B06, B02, Peach - YR02, YR01, YR00, Green - G46, G43, YG03)
Perfect Pearls Powder in Perfect Pearl
Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Archival Ink in Watering Can
Tonic Studios Circular Layering Dies
Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides
Curvy Girls - Besties Rubber Stamp by Stamping Bella
Curvy Girls - Besties Die by Stamping Bella
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Craft Box Basics
Ingredients from

May's issue of Making Cards Magazine is still available by following the link

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