29 July 2015

Background Check | Homework

Hello there, I am currently taking part in the Online Card Classes Background Check class. I don't often get around to sharing my homework with you but today, I thought I would show you what I have been up to. I apologise that if you follow me on Instagram, you would have already seen these projects, but hopefully you won't mind seeing them again!
 

Day One (Monday) shared inking techniques and I decided to have a play using a technique by the amazing Jennifer McGuire. She used an inked background along with a stencil and a baby wipe to get an ink reaction. It was great fun, even if my hands were bright pink and orange afterwards!
 
 
Day two (Yesterday) shared stamping techniques. I decided to have a play with a technique by the amazing Kristina Werner. She made a pattern using dye inks, along with white pigment ink. Again, I had a lot of fun with this technique.
 
I am really enjoying the class so far and hope to get these backgrounds I have made on to cards soon. Are you taking the class? If you are, I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a great day!

28 July 2015

Thanks

Hello there, I was kindly sent some products from Do Crafts to play with a few weeks ago. One of the products I was sent was the Papermania Folk Floral Ultimate Die-Cut and Paper Pack. I have to admit, I haven't used Papermania products for a long time (Do Crafts is where I first started crafting, so I used to use all their products) but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pack.


I started off by taking a piece of white cardstock and running this through my Cuttlebug using the PTI Linen Impression Plate. I then added a strip of paper from the Folk Floral pack to the left side of this. I die cut a CB Scallop Tag from some vellum and added this on to the panel.


I took one of the die-cut pieces from the Folk Floral pack and adhered this on top of the tag, with thin foam tape. I then wrapped some Hemptique cord through the top of the tag and adhered the panel to a 4-bar notecard. I finished off by adding some MME enamel dots and a little clear Wink of Stella to the flowers on the die-cut piece.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. I was kindly sent the Folk Floral Die-cut & Paper Pad from Do Crafts. I have linked to an online shop that stocks Do Crafts products.



I was channelling my inner Debby Hughes when I made this. I just love her delicate and elegant cards. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate you stopping by. Have a great day!

26 July 2015

Consider Yourself Hugged

Hello there, I wanted to send a friend a hug and since I cannot do it in person (we live across the other side of the world from each other), I thought I would do it in card form. I thought the WPlus9 Happy Mail set would be perfect for it. How cute is that sentiment? :)


I started off by stamping the bear, masking him off and adding the log underneath him, so he is sitting on it. I then stamped the butterfly, butterfly trail and sentiment. I then went to town colouring the image in using Copic Markers.
 

I freehand coloured/drew in the clouds, the middle one is a bit of an odd shape but I kind of wanted them to be irregular! Once coloured I added the panel on to a white card base using foam sheet. To finish off, I added a little Glossy Accents to the butterfly.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are not used in this supply list.
 
COPIC MARKERS: Bear: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39. R00. Log: E23, E25, E27, E29, E49. Butterfly: RV55, RV66, RV69. Grass: YG05, YG23, YG17, YG67, YG99. Sky: B0000, B000, B00, B01. Clouds: C0, C1, B41.
 
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far.

22 July 2015

VIDEO | Simon Says Stamp Haul #10

Hello there, Simon Says Stamp recently had a 25% off Simon branded product sale. So what is a girl to do but to spend a little! ;)


I was very good and just got some cardstock, one stamp set and the new grid paper to give a go. Here is what I got:




SUPPLIES:
 
Here are the links to what I shared in the video. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.



Sorry for the quick post but I really appreciate you popping by to see me today. I just wanted to let you know that I am now a Simon Says Stamp affiliate. I will continue to link to products that I have bought myself (or sent to me for marketing purposes) only. This means that if you use one of my links and subsequently make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. This commission goes back in to making cards and videos and sharing with you all, so I really do appreciate you using my links. Thanks so much. Have a great day!

21 July 2015

Hello

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the new MFT Things With Wings stamp set. I knew it wouldn't be long before I busted it out, it is just so cute! I am also using ink blending with Copic colouring again, since I really liked the look when I last did it.
 

I started off by stamping the tree and owl and masked these off using masking paper. I then took the line image from the LF Hello Sunshine stamp set and stamped this so it made a landscape or hill. This was also masked off while I added some ink blending above, using TH Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a blending tool. I took the other half of the mask and masked off the top portion to add TH Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on to the hill.
 
 
The tree and owl were then coloured using Copic Markers. I also added a little Wink of Stella to the owl's wings, as well as a coating of Glossy Accents. Every owl needs purple, sparkly, glossy wings don't they?! :) I finished off by stamping the 'hello' sentiment and mounting the panel to a white A2 card base with foam sheet.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.

COPIC MARKERS: Owl: W3, W1, W0. V28, V25, V20. Tree: E29, E27, E25, E23.
 
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate you stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

19 July 2015

VIDEO | MFT Stamps Haul (July 2015)

Hello there, I am back today with a little haul to share with you. I was lucky enough to win a gift voucher from MFT Stamps for participating (and winning) in their Quiet Space class as part of MFT Summer School. So of course, I had to have a little spending spree didn't I? ;)


Make The Day Special are now also selling MFT products (yay!), so I also picked up two things from there as well.
 
Here is the video showing what I got:
 

 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I shared in the video. Please click the picture to be taken to where I purchased it.
 


Aren't those stamp sets cute? I cannot wait to play with them. Thank you MFT for your generosity! I hope you enjoyed watching my little haul today, thank you so much for visiting me. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! :)


17 July 2015

A Little Note

Hello there, good morning to you! When I feel a little lacking in mojo I often grab a stamp set that makes me feel happy. The Gleeful Gardens set from Lawn Fawn definitely puts a smile on my face. For my card today, I took inspiration from a card that I had made before here. This time, I changed the circle frame to a square and used different grass.
 

I started off by stamping the toadstools/mushrooms and hummingbird from the Gleeful Gardens set. These were coloured with Copic markers and then cut out using the matching dies. I then cut a frame from white cardstock using the SSS Stitched Square Dies. The ME Grassy Border die was also cut out, this time from LF Let's Polka paper.
 
 
To put my card together, I took a piece of AE Sorbet paper and added this to a white A2 card base. I then added my grass pieces on top, followed by the frame which I added with foam tape. The toadstools and hummingbird were added with foam tape also. The sentiment, from the CB Many Mini Messages set, was stamped below the frame using black ink. I finished off by adding some clear WOS to the bird and toadstools.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click the picture to be taken to where I purchased it.
 

COPIC MARKERS: Toadstools: E33, E35, E37, E39, E57. R27, R29, R46, R59, N6, R89. Bird: BG11, BG13, Y15, Y24.
 
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day and a marvellous weekend. I hope to be back during the weekend with a little haul video. See you then!