Thursday, 22 November 2018

Colourific Inspiration - Colourful Christmas Card

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.
 
I have once again used the  "Stitched Friends" for my main image. I love this little snowman.
My sentiment is from the
"Christmas time text set.
My Background has been made using the tiny star stamps from the "Princess Carriage" set.
 For some reason my close up pictures have dissapeared from my pc and my phone, I do appologise but hope you can still see the card ok.

 This card was really fun to make. I started with my snowman which I stamped on to watercolour cardstock, then coloured with watercolour pencils. I finished him with lots of glitterglue lol.

While he was drying I made my background. I just took a white piece of cardstock and stamped all the little stars with different colours till I had built up the whole space.
I stamped using distress oxide inks.
Once all way dry, I matted and layered onto red cardstock and finished with my little greeting.
And that was all. Very easy and turned out very cute I think
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 Happy Crafting
 
 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Colourific Inspiration - quick 1 layer christmas card

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.

I have another Christmas card for you today using my little Christmas tree.. Can you tell he's my favourite?? lol

I tend to make my Christmas cards very simple.. I make and send roughly 60-80 card each year so I need them to be fast. Also I'm very well aware that after Christmas they all pretty much end in the bin (which is OK) so they have to be cost effective as well..

The card I've made for today fit that bill perfect. Minimal supplies, quick to make, yet cute and christmassy.




 As I said, a very simple card. Ive used the "Stitched Friends" stamp set and my greeting is from the "Christmas time text" set.

I used watercolour card stock for this card. I stamped my tree with versamark ink and heat set the image with black embossing powder. Once cooled I coloured with watercolour pencils. Its hard to see in the pictures but I always colour a light blue shadow around the image. I stamped my greeting, also with versamark ink and also heat set with black embossing powder.

I finished the card with a mat of gold mirricard before sticking it to my card blank.

And that is all for today. Hope you like my wee card.
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 Happy Crafting

 

Thursday, 8 November 2018

The little christmas tree.. Colourific Inspiration.

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.

My mojo has been on a holiday for the last few months.. Ya I know, it happens to us all but its so disheartening lol.. Lucky for me I normally craft in bulk so always have a card or 2 lying to share if need be but yesterday I decided to have another attempt at creating..
My little girl was home with a cold so we stuck on a Christmas movie (yes I know its only November, but Christmas should be all year in my book hehehe) and crafted away together..

And lo and behold, I came up with a couple of cards that I'm happy with.

 

 

This little card is a bit on the darker side I think but it has a bit of sparkle too it that brightens it a bit.
My card blank and my background is both craft card. I used the "Stitched Friends" stamp set for my topper and the "Christmas Text" stamp for my background.

I started by heat embossing the background with clear embossing powder. I repeated this till I had the whole background done. I then added distress ink around the edges. This really makes the embossing stand out. I then stamped and coloured my little tree. I stamped on to watercolour card stock and heat set it with black embossing powder. I coloured with watercolour pencils.

I matted and layered my background on to gold mirri card and finished with a black heat embossed sentiment also on gold mirri card. The greeting is also from the stitched friends set.

And that is all for today. Hope you like my wee card.
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 Happy Crafting





Thursday, 25 October 2018

Lipstick Background - repeat stamping - Colourific Inspiration

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.For todays project I have used the
A5 Girls Night Out stamp set.
Its a class set that features some sexy stilettoes and some hot lips, but it also have 2 little lipstick stamps. I love these and when I saw this set, I knew strait away what gonna make..
Another background lol

 
Its a very simple card but its one of my favorite layouts. It lets the stamp speak for itself yet it delivers the message intended, in this case a "Hello".

I have worked on watercolour card stock, repeat stamped the 2 lipstick stamps with archival ink as its waterproof, and then just used distress ink to colour with.
I use my Distress ink pad, just pressed my pad onto my glass mat and then used a water brush to pick up the colour with.

My sentiment is a die I tripple cut and layered, I stamped the strip where it says beautiful (stamp from a freebie set) and overlaid the sentiment on a wee strip of vellum.
I matted my card onto black cardstock and finished with a few star gems.
And that is it for today.
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 Happy Crafting

Friday, 12 October 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge -Guest Designer - Breast Cancer awareness image

Hello Beautiful People
And welcome to my blog.

Todays post is once again for my Guest Design Team

Colour Crazy


Its a weekly challenge with an "Anything Goes" theme, as long as you colour your images. But pop over to the blog for all the rules and regulations.

I have joined the Design Team this for this weeks challenge and used a digital image from
Ching-Chou Kuik and have used the image called "Believe in Faith/Breast Cancer awareness Ribbon Girl". A stunning piece of art work.



My background is a stamp from my stash I stamped repeatedly with distress ink and smothered in more distress ink. I scruffed the edges with a pair of sissors and added more distress ink.

My image is printed on to watercolour cardstock, left to dry overnight and coloured with watercolour pencils. My sentiments are diecut and layered and covered with a glitter pen for a bit of shimmer.

And that is it. For all the details of the challenge pop over to the blog.
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 Happy Crafting


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Rainbow Princess cards - Colourific Inspiration

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and welcome to my blog.

Todays post is for
Colourific as its once again my turn to share some inspiration..

For todays cards I have gone all rainbows but with a girly feel to them.
I have used the
A5 Princess Carriage set for both cards

Both cards are pretty much made the same way. Distress ink rainbow effect, sprayed with a homemade perfect pearl mist. . My sentiments has been stamped strait on to my backgrounds as is the start on the carriage card and the horse itself.
On the carriage card, I stamped onto black cardstock and heatset with gold embossing powder and the fuzzy cut the carriage. Its onthe background with foam pads.
Finished both cards with a few clear nuvo drops and that is about it.

with wee gaps but I just used a fine liner to fil in any gaps.
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Colourific Inspiration - Alphabet stamps

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Its once again thursday and my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.

For today I have made 2 cards. It was really just 1 idea that became 2 as I was playing lol..
Let me share the pics and I will explain.

First though.. The stamps I used you can find in the STORE.
I used the:
A4 Alphabet and Numbers
and the
A5 Princess and Carriage
 For this one I started by stamping my letters with Archival ink. I then used distress ink and lots of water to add colour into the letters. I held the card upright while doing this so the colour just ran down the card. As the colours flowed, the exess landed on my glass mat and I used that extra colour to add to the top of my card stock.. Hope that makes sense..
Once the card was dry I stamped the wee tiara, the star and the princess also with Archival.
The wee strip of black and white at the top of the card, is actually made using another Colourific stamp, I used the rainbow stamp from the A5 unicorns and chasing rainbow set.
I just stamped the end of the rainbow repeatedly and coloured in with a black sharpie before cutting to size.
I finished with glossy accent on the letters and a few clear nuvo drops.

Well and then this one... This one came about because I still had more water/ink on my glass mat. So I decided to mop it up on a piece of water colour card. I loved the impression so much and the colours oviously matched card 1, I decided to make another card in the same style.
When I made card no 1 I was toying with the idea of cutting/colouring/raising the letters but as background 2 came about I decided to do that on this card..

The letter are a bit stronger in colour the the rest of the card. Simply as I had already cleaned up the mat so I had to use a bit of fresh ink. But I like that the letters really pop.
I finished this little card using a flower stamp from the A6 modern flowers set.

And that is it from me for today. Make sure you pop over in the Store to see the whole stamp collection and come and join us in our FACEBOOK group.
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Shaker card with half cut out - Daring cardmakers Challenge.

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its time for my third guest post for the
Daring Cardmakers Challenge Blog.

Its a weekly challenge and I have joined the DT for the month of september.
Make sure to pop over to the blog for all the deatils.

The challenge this week is "Beads".
 
 

This one is a simple "mop-up" background but I used a shimmer spray instead of plain water. I then stamped my butterfly (from Colourific) and my sentiment using archival ink. I then used a knife and cut around the wings of the butterfly making sure I didnt cut the body. On the back of the butterfly I glued a piece of accetate and build foamtape around the opening and on the rest of the card and filled it with beads and sequins. I then added my card blank on top and finished with a few beads on the butterfly's body and a bit of glossy accent.

And that is it for today. For all the details of the challenge pop over to the blog.
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 Happy Crafting


 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Daughters Birthday Card with Colourific Stamps

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.For todays project I have used the
A4 Alphabet and Numbers set
A6 Alpahbet and Numbers set
A5 Princess Carriage set (the wee stars)





My background is a simple distress ink mop-up from another project. I had ink left on my mat after playing and didnt wanna waste it so mopped up the rest and used it here.

I stamped my open letters strait on to the background with versamark and heatseet it with gold embossing powder. I made sure not to remove any excess powder that landed on the background as I wanted the specks to stay. I also stamped the little stars and swiped my versamark around the edges of the background and heatset both also.

I filled my letters with glossy accent and added little micro beads in to the gloss while it was still wet. That made sure they stayed put.

While the gloss was drying I punched the wee circle, stamped the "15" on to it, swiped the pad around the edges and once again heatset with gold embossing powder.

Once all way dry I used foampads to add the circle as well as adding background to a craft notecard.

  And that is all for today.
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 Happy Crafting

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Guest designer


Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its time for my second post for the
Daring Cardmakers Challenge Blog.

Its a weekly challenge and I have joined the DT for the month of september.
Make sure to pop over to the blog for all the deatils.

The challenge this week is "Embossing".

The brief said any kind of embossing so I managed to sqeeze 2 kinds in here. My card front has been dry embossed with an embossing folder and my "Love" sentiment is heat embossed with siver embossing powder.
I used distress ink for my gradient colour, the anchor is a stacked diecut and I used my misty to get my sentiment on. As i was stamping on top of the dry embossing it came out with wee gaps but I just used a fine liner to fil in any gaps.

And that is it. For all the details of the challenge pop over to the blog.
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 Happy Crafting

Friday, 14 September 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Guest Designer - CAS Christmas Bear

Hello Beautiful People
And welcome to my blog.

Todays post is another Guest Design Team I have been invited to join.
This one is called
Colour Crazy
Thanks for having me guys xx

Its a weekly challenge with an "Anything Goes" theme, as long as you colour your images. But pop over to the blog for all the rules and regulations.

I have joined the Design Team this for this weeks challenge and used a digital image from Crafty Sentiments called "Herbie the Bear"

With this little bear I decided to have a go at a CAS (Clean and simple) card. Its something I never really feel I got the hang off. Ever so Often I give it a go but end up with a card I think is bland. However, my daughter thought it was very clean and elegant yet Herbie makes it cute, so I decided to submit it.

I started by printing Herbie on to watercolour cardstock. I left him to dry over night. I then cut him so he fitted in the corner of my card size (140x100mm). I stamped my greeting which is from a magazine freebie stamp set, as is the holy, and coloured the lot in with water colour pencils.

I finished by layering him onto a red mat and mounted him to my card blank.
And that is it. For all the details of the challenge pop over to the blog.
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 Happy Crafting


Thursday, 13 September 2018

Colourific stamps - Background stamps on small hearts..

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
Colourific.

For todays creation I've used 3 different background stamps.
Ive used:
A6 Flower Background
A6 Tiny hearts Background
A6 Grunge BackgroundA6 Princess text

All clear stamps.

I love strecthing my supplies a bit further, using them in different ways, so for todays card I stamped each background stamp, on seperate pieces of cards, in complementry colours and used a punch to cut a load of hearts from each . I added a bit of distress ink around the edges of each heart and around my card blank before sticking the hearts down.
I drew a couple of faint pencil lines down the card to try and keep the hearts strait, and I just rubbed them out once the hearts was stuck down with foam pads.

I finished the card with my greeting and a few clear nuvo drops. I stamped the greeting using my Misty, nit a must but I find it helps me so much getting things strait as I can test it before I commit.
  And that is all for today.
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 Happy Crafting


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Daring Cardmarkers challenge - Guest designer

Hello Beautiful People
and welcome to my blog.

Todays post is to share with you a wee card Ive made for
Daring Cardmakers Challenge Blog.

Its a weekly challenge and I have joined the DT for the month of september.
Make sure to pop over to the blog for all the deatils.

The challenge this week is called "Elemental Inspiration". Meaning you use a picture as inspiration and use 3 elements from it to create your own card.



I love the picture used for inspiration. It reminded me of the sea and the naticaul theme so that is what I went with.I used a back ground paper and a ton of dies to create this card. It was simply just layering it all up. My greeting has some sparkle to it although it dont show up on the picture. I finished with a few white Nuvo drops.



And that is it. For all the details of the challenge pop over to the blog.
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 Happy Crafting

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Brand New DT, Brand new stamps.. COLOURIFIC STAMPS

Hello Beautiful People..
And welcome to my blog..

Today is my very first post for a brand new design team I have been invited to join.
Colourific

I am super excited to join the team, and look forward to share all my creations.
The stamps are made from clear photopolymer and are really easy and nice to work with. I found they stamped perfect from very first try.

This card is made on water colour card stock as I had a play with distress ink and water. I added distress ink strait to my acrylic block and spraid it with water. I then put my card stock over the acrylic block and let the colour seep into the card for a few seconds before removing the card again. I let the card to air dry.
While the card was drying I stamped my butterfly from the "Butterflies take flight" stamp set.
I used the distress ink left on my acrylic block to colour in my butterfly. I just used a water paint brush to mop up the colour..

Then it was time to assemble my card. I used my Misty to add the sentiment, also from the "butterflies take flight". I fuzzy cut my butterfly and shaped the wings a bit and glued her onto the card. And I finished with a few gems..

And Voila, thats it. First card of many made.
I hope you will check out the BRAND NEW stamp release from Colourific and do let me know if the comment section if I have inspired you to try out the stamps or the tecnique Ive used.
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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Im FINALLY back...

Hello Bloggers..
Some may have noticed that I have been missing around the social platforms the last few months.. I used to post on my blog every week for a Design Team, but sadly I was laid off from that design team. Its a long story and as I can only tell one side of the story and don't myself understand the other side, it will be a story untold. But sadly being lain off floored my confidence in my crafting abilities. It triggered my mental health. Its no secret that I have struggled with depression and although I find I have it under control, this incident took me by total surprise.

Then followed the summer and my annual trip home to Denmark, which in turn means I hardly craft anyway but this year I didn't even take out the few goodies I have over there. The only crafting I did was a visit from my sister with her copic markers. Ive been dying to try them out as I have promarkers myself and it was fun, but still not enough to spark that crafting mojo.. 

We have been back home in Ireland for a few weeks now, I've sat in the studio, tinkering away and yet.. Nothing.. I normally just jump right into making a card but I would sit, and you would think I'd never crafted before.. Thats how its been for months on end.. But Today I finally managed to finish a card. I finally found that spark again.. I WANT to sit and craft, I want to sit and have fun..

Before I share the card I made, I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the people who has been there for me the last few months. Knowing that there are people out there who has never doubted my crafting abilities and been nothing but supportive. I owe you one guys. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart




 

And that is it for today. Hopefully mojo is here to stay and I'll be back soon with some more inspiration.
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