Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Delightful Day Number 1

There are two beautiful flower images in this set and as soon as it arrived I coloured and made cards with both of them, I can't show the other image until the persons birthday has passed though so you might have a bit of a wait.

I have tried something very similar to the cards Jennifer McGuire makes, I like the idea of a shorter panel and a bit of background poking through, on this card it helped that you couldn't see the background all the way across as it was far from perfect.

Image: "delightful day" Clearly Besotted
Background - "plaid builder" from MFT stamped in "sweet blush", "hibiscus burst", "raspberry fizz" and "autumn rose" all from Papertrey Ink
Card: Michael's 110lb white and "hibiscus burst" from Papertrey Ink
Dies: "pierced flagstax" and blueprints 1 and 2 all MFT
Enamel dots - Dollar Tree

Stems - YG17, 03
Glass Jar - W3, 1, 00, B00
Flowers - RV29, 25, 21, R89, 39

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Gnomey Gnomey

This card was made with the left overs of the previous "gnome" card, I had originally intended for the frame to be on the other card but had forgotten to stick it down so decided rather than pull the other card apart as I had all the left over circles on my desk I would make another one. I haven't made this for anyone which is unusual for me but I thought it might come in useful for when the mojo desserts me again lol.

As I've only used leftover pieces I'm going to visit the Snippet Playground.

Image: "you gnome me" MFT
Dies: Stitched hills from lawn fawn, circle stax from mft, circle shaker from Papertrey ink
Card: Recollections 110lb white
Distress Inks: shabby shutters, tumbled galss, broken china, peeled paint
Sentiment: "year two" lawn fawn

Skin - E11. 21. 00. R02
Hat - E09, R08, 05
Shirt - B39, 37, 34
Spade - E74, 77, N4, 3, 2
Belt - N7, 5, Y17
Beard - W3, 1, 0

Challenges - Snippet Playground

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

My Balloon

So these paper scraps were sitting on my desk after I made the "rosie" card, I was about to tidy up when I realised there was enough of each sheet left to make a quick and simple card. This entire card was made with snippets, its been so long since I was able to say that I almost forgot what it was like to use up every scrap of something, well it feels very satisfying if you must know lol.

Image: "my balloon" Pure innocence from MFT
Paper: "perfect pear" Nit Wit with Lili of the Valley (free paper pad with magazine)
Card: "sour apple" MFT
Sentiment: "piggy bank" Pure innocence from MFT
Dies: stitched circle stax, circle stax and blueprints 1, 2 and 14, Horizontal stripes all MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E15, 17, 19
Dress - R22, 21, 20
T-shirt - YG01, 21, 25, 17
Ground - W1
Balloon - R24, 22, 21, 20

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Boy - noise with dirt on it

I have been wanting to use this sentiment since I bought this stamp set last year, I noticed the fabulous edge dies from MFT in their April release and really liked what the design team had done with them, I was about to buy them (still might) when I remembered I bought the Avery Elle "Custom Panels" and have never used them. I blame Jennifer McGuire she is a first class enabler and I had to have this die set.

Image and Sentiment: "all boy" Simon Says Stamp
Card: real red from stamping up and Nightshift blue from MFT
Paper: Fancy pants (May 2014 card kit SSS)
Dies: Blueprints 1 and 2 from MFT and custom panels from Avery Elle

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gnome business

These gnomes by Birdie Brown for MFT are too cute, I had an idea and for once it turned out almost as I imagined it. I did cut a circle frame and as usual I found it after I had stuck down the gnomes, oh well I can keep that for the next card as I have coloured up quite a few of these fabulous images. My uncle who is sadly no longer with us would have loved this card, he had a huge collection of gnomes and every year it was a joy to see what new ones he had found.

Images: "You Gnome Me" MFT
Card: 110lb white from Michaels
Dies: stitched hillside by lawn fawn, circle stax, picket fence and blueprints 15 all mft
Distress ink: shabby shutters, tumbled glass, broken China and peeled paint
Sentiment: "year two" lawn fawn

Monday, 15 June 2015

Day Out Anya

This is one of the "super secret stamp club" Greeting Farm images, I loved the fairytale set so I signed up for the club last year, out of the three this was the only one I really liked I was so disappointed to not get any more fairytale characters, hopefully there will be more as they are adorable and so much fun to colour.

Image: "Day out" The Greeting Farm
Paper: "coffee talk" Nit Wit
Card: kraft from recollections
Dies: Faux crochet oval, blueprints 1, 2 and 4

Skin - R02, E000, 00, 21, 11
Hair - E23, 25, 27, 29
Shoes, Hat and Skirt - E44, 43, 42, 41, 40
Blouse - BG000, 01

Friday, 12 June 2015


I coloured a few of these images when I was last in Florida, I discovered colouring on kraft card and there was no stopping me. I showed this particular image to a lady at play day and she said I want it for my birthday card so here she is all made up for her, I hope she liked it. 

I don't have any full sheets of this paper pad left, it has been my most used ever I think and I keep finding ways of using the last little scraps, I can't imagine what it will be like to not even have little pieces left, I can't believe Im feeling sentimental about a paper pad lol. Anyway as this is made of snippets Im entering the challenge at the Snippet Playground.

Image: "huh" Robertos Amigas at CC Designs
Paper: "blush" MME
Dies: Blueprints 21 and 2 from MFT
Sentiment: "wet paint" stamps and dies Papertrey ink
Card: "autumn rose" and "smoky shadow" both Papertrey ink

Challenges - Snippet Playground

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

I love to cook with wine....

Ever have one of those cards that ends up nothing like you imagined but you like it anyway...yup this is one of those. I think it should have been a square card but I had already cut the papers and as I didn't have enough left for a larger card I went with what I had. 

I wasn't going to paper piece her dress but I stuffed up and coloured her sleeve with skin colours and I couldn't cover it up and as I was pleased with her hair and skin I didn't want to start all over again. I used dark colours as the shadow on her dress and I'm really pleased with how dimensional it looks. 

I'm visiting the snippet playground today, it feel like an age since I had a go on the swings.

Image: "" Kanban
Paper: "blush" MME
Card: "smoky shadow" Papertrey Ink
Enamel Dots: Dollar Tree
Dies: oval staxs 1 and 2, blueprints 1 and 2, stitched scallop all MFT

Skin - R30, 32, E11, 21, 00, 000
Hair - E23, 25, 27, 29, 49
Wine - R89, 39, 37
Pot - N5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Spoon - C5, 3, 1
Dress - W3, 1

Challenges - Snippet Playground

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Rosie, rosie give me your answer do

I still seem to be on my square card kick, although I am missing my A2 size. This is another image I've had for a while but never used until now. It is one I think I will use again though as she was so lovely to colour. Just recently my digi stamps seem to be getting more of a workout than my actual stamps.

This is my first time using the pre-printed nit wit papers, they were free with a magazine in March and this is their first outing but I might have to get more as the quality is lovely.

Image: "rosie" Sugar Nellie Digi
Paper: "perfect pear" Nit Wit with Lili of the Valley (free paper pad with magazine)
Card: "sour apple" MFT
Dies: stitched circle stax, circle stax and blueprints 18

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E30, 31, 34
Dress - R22, 21, 20
Rose - R27, 24, 22
Ground - W1, 0, 00
Sky - B0000, 000

Monday, 1 June 2015

Dirt Bike Mike

I used an older image from Kenny K for this card, its one I've had for a while but I have been a bit afraid to colour it in as I knew it would be lots of greys. I used almost all the grey families to try to give the different areas different hues/warmth and try to give the image some areas of separation, hopefully you can see that in the picture. It was a much more fun image to colour than I expected although probably not one I will colour again for a while.

As its a guy card I wanted the rest to be pretty plain and simple, I find the rule of thumb with guy cards is less is more. The sentiment die is a bit crooked but hopefully it doesn't notice too badly. 

Image: "dirt bike Mike" Kenny K
Card: "real red" and "pacific blue" both Stampin Up
Dies: Blueprints 3 and 14 both MFT
Sentiment: "wet paint" dies Papertrey Ink and "happy birthday" clearly besotted
Enamel dots: dollar tree

Helmet - B26, 24, 23, 21, E09, R08, 05
Suit - T9, 7, 5, 4, 2
Bike - R89, 39, Y32, N1, 2, 3, 4, 5, W7, 5, 3