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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Lili of the Valley Blooming Lovely Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are well and the sun is shining wherever you are as opposed to the rain we are to having where I live.  I'm sharing today a card that I made a while ago but didn't get around to blogging. This card was for my Moms last birthday back in December.


I have used for this card Blooming Lovely from Lili of the Valley coloured with copics  The background of the image happened following an accident with a copic marker.  When I was colouring the flower the yellow marker leaked and made the big yellow splodge right next to the flower.  So to disguise this I made lots of other splodges all over the background.



When I was sorting out moms belongings I found this card along with every other card that I had made her over many years.  She had kept every single one .... even the ones from my early days when I was still finding my way and they needed improvement.....lots of it..

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Bev x

Monday, June 05, 2017

Lily Ladybug Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Today I have a card to share that I made for my Sister in Law Kerry who's birthday is today.

One of her gifts from me a was a ladybird necklace so I felt a themed card was the way to go.


This card is made using a digi image that I have had for years from Pink Cat Studio.
The image is called Lily Ladybug and she has been coloured with copics.
The background paper is from the Ladybug Digital Paper Pack by AMBillustrations over at Etsy.
The greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set embossed in white and then I've added some embellishments and Dovecraft 3D liquid Enamel Effects to finish it off.


Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Bev x

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Crafty Calendar Challenge Card - Boys will be Boys

Good morning all.  I haven't posted for a couple of weeks due to being away on holiday.  A weeks rest in sunny Spain is exactly what I needed.

Today is the first Saturday in June so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.   The theme this month is
'Boys will be Boys'.

My card for this challenge is a little bit "out there" maybe not the traditional boys/mans card.... 



For my card I have used:-

Captain Gneng digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps coloured with copics.
The spaceship is a stamp from the My Favorite Things Out Of This World stamp set and the planet is from My Favorite Things Space Explorer Stamp set both coloured with copics. 

The greeting is a combination of two stamps from the My Favorite Things Out Of This World stamp set stamped with versamark and heat embossed with WOW white embossing powder. 
The large planet is a clipart image, printed and then cut.


The background is created by blending distress inks Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade.  I then spritzed this with water, dried with my hot air gun and then flicked white acrylic paint over it.

I love how the background turned out.....everyone is now going to be having space themed cards......

I also added some white Dovecraft 3D Liquid Enamel Effects and a couple of punched white stars.

We are sponsored for this challenge by

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your male themed creations this month and check out the gorgeous DT cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you Monday with a new card to share.

Bev x






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Star Wars Stormtrooper Anniversary Card

Good morning.  Hope you are having a good day.

I have a geeky card to share today.  My family....we're all a little bit geeky (in the nicest possible way).  We all love star wars, comic books, cult movies, etc.... so I felt this card with a stormtopper on suited my brother and his wife.


I have made this card using
Heart Trooper from the Star Heroes Clipart Valentine Set by Dorky Prints.
It's a precoloured image so printed and mounted this onto card and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

Not a lot going on with todays card, this was a quick and easy make.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

I'll see you soon.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

DigiStamp Boutique Guitar Monster Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are having a good day and the sun is shining wherever you happen to be.  The weather here in the Midlands is a bit changeable it doesn't quite know what to do.

Todays post has a card that I made for one of my brothers, he plays the guitar and he was a little monster so the image seemed fitting.

The image is Guitar Monster from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with copics.
The background has been stamped with the My Favorite Things Party Patterns stamp set using their Hybrid Ink Pads.
Hand drawn scribbled border.


Thanks for stopping by.  I'm now off out shopping, I need to get some bit's and pieces for my holiday, this time next week I shall be somewhere a bit warmer.  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm Magical Friends Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are all well today.  A bright colourful card to share today.

This card was made for my niece Holly who loves My Little Pony..

This card is made using:
Magical Friends clear stamp set from The Greeting Farm coloured with copics.  I've coloured the images to resemble some of the characters from My Little Pony which my niece loves.
The DP's are Pretty Pony Papers printable from Mygrafico.
Frame is cut using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square Frames Die


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fabulous day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Crafty Calendar May Challenge All Dressed Up Card

Good afternoon.  A little bit late posting today, weekends at the moment are taken up with sorting out all the things that need to be done after someone has passed away.....luckily my OH has given up valuable birdwatching time to help.....although he does keep telling me about all the rare birds that are turning up around the country that he isn't seeing and how it's key migration time....

It's the first Saturday in May so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar
The theme for this month is
'Flowers'
so time to share your floral theme creations.

For my card I have used
All Dressed Up Little Flower Girl image coloured with copics.
The DP's are from my stash, the pink dotty paper is from the Forever Friends Kraft Stack but the flower paper is a random piece and I have no idea where it came from.
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards


I printed the image in a light pink colour to give it a sort of no line effect when it was coloured.  First time that I tried the technique, I will try it again, but will give it a few weeks to get over this one first...

When I finished the card the hat didn't have dots and the paper flowers.  Before I had photographed the card I had a bit of an accident and had to try and salvage it.

I was messing with a calligraphy pen and red ink and somehow managed to splash the ink and I hadn't moved the card to a safe distance so it had dots of red ink on it.  To try and salvage it I added the dots on the hat and the flowers cut from the paper which cover red ink splashes.  I quite like the dots...they sort of match the paper.

Note to self in future when a card is finished don't leave it on the desk when you start messing with other things.


For this challenge we are sponsored by

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps
Prize - 2 images of your choice

and

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lemonshortbread
Prize 2 images of your choice.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your flower themed projects and check out the gorgeous DT creations using images from All Dressed Up and Lemon Shortbread.

Also we are having a DT call over at Crafty Calendar see this post for further information

Now off to cook dinner so that I can settle down ready for Doctor Who.... I confess I am a bit of a geek....

Have a great day and I'll see you soon.....

Hugs x

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Lili of the Valley 'It Takes Two' Patch & Puss Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are having a good day.  I have another card to share today, I seem to be keeping up with these regular blog posts at the moment.....will it last???

Todays post is a card I made using an image from Lili of the Valley.


The image is Lili of the Valley Patch and Puss 'It Takes Two' colored with copics.
The DP's are from the My Minds's Eye Bloom & Grow paper pack.


Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Greeting Farm Anya Lifts Birthday Card

Good morning all.   How are you all today.   Here in the UK we have another Bank Holiday weekend for May Day.

Today I'm sharing a card made using the one of The Greeting Farm Anya stamps.


This card is made using:
The Greeting Farm stamp Anya Lifts coloured with copics and cut using my Cricut explore and the corresponding digital cut file (I don't think the SVG's are available on the website any longer).
Glossy accents on the balloons.
The background has been cut using the My Favorite Things Cloud Cover-Up Die.
The greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend, enjoy the bank holiday if you are in the UK and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beach with Sandpipers Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are well.  Can you believe the weather we are having at the moment...yesterday we had snow!!!!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for Martyn my bird mad OH.  Just in case you may not be aware what a Sandpiper is, it's a species of bird and it makes an appearance on todays card.


The image has been stamped multiple times in Archival ink using Inkadinkado 95129 Sandpiper Rubber Stamp
The background has been blended using Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Distress ink pads
The frame has been cut using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square Frames dies.
Greeting is a magazine freebie heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The grasses in the corner are the stems from the Memory Box Die Frangia bouquet.


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Butterfly Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are well today.
Just sharing a card that I made for my friends birthday this week.   I decided to have a bit of a play with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Pen Sets.


For the background I have used Emerald Green, Blue Topaz and Inspired Violet Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens from the Spring Summer set.   I scribbled the colours onto my glass mat, spritzed with water and pressed the card into the ink mix to give a really soft pretty effect.

The butterfly stamp is a magazine freebie and this has been stamped with archival ink.
I have used the same three Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to add a tiny bit of colour and have then blended this out using one of the crystal clear pens.  These have been cut out using the matching die.  The photos don't show how sparkly the butterflies actually are.

The greeting is from my stash stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing power.   I've had the stamp for ages, it's unmounted rubber and I forgot to label it so not sure what the make is.

Just a few sequins added to finish off the card.


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Winnie the Pooh 21st Birthday Card

Good morning to all.   Martyn's niece turned 21 last week so I thought I'd share the card that I made for her.


For this card I have used:
The image is from the Winnie the Pooh Clear Stamps Friends set coloured with copics.
Glossy Accents on the balloon - I know you can't tell on this photo but it really is glossy and shiny.
DP is from the Craftwork Cards Traditional Tartan paper pack.
21 stamp is from the Minnie Mouse Alphabet clear stamp pack.
Birthday greeting stamp was a magazine freebie.
Flower sequins are from my stash.



Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Sunday, April 16, 2017

DigiStamp Boutique Happy Easter Card.

Good morning all.   Happy Easter.   Have you started on those Easter eggs yet?

Just a quick post before I head out to church to share an Easter card that I made for my four year old Neice to go with her Easter gift.

For this card I have used:
 Easter Balloon Chicklet from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with copics.
Pink, Blue and yellow Dovecraft 3D liquid enamel effects.


Just a quick one layer card, while I start to get back into crafting.


Have entered this card in the following Challenge:
DigiStamp Boutique -April 2017

Hope you all have a lovely Easter and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge Card - April Showers/Springtime

Morning everyone.  Hope you are all okay on this April fools day.  It's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme for this month is
April Showers or Springtime.

For my card I have used:
Drops of Love digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps coloured with copics.
I created the background using watercolour markers in a range of blues and pinks and copious amounts of water - this was the first time I have done this technique and ended up with a background that I was sort of pleased with I normally I throw the end result away...



We are sponsored for this challenge by:


http://www.missdaisystamps.com/

Join  Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, 
share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals

and


https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share you April Showers or Springtime projects and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Just a short post this month, my card for this challenge is a little bit melancholy which represents my mood because sadly my wonderful mom passed away last month and I'm heartbroken.
She was diagnosed with cancer in February and she sadly passed away the 20th March.
Love and miss you forever mom x


Me and my mom in Bath at Christmas x

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Crafty Calendar Chalenge - Mums Day/Special Female card

Good afternoon everyone.  Have just got back from a mornings walk around Cannock Chase so just having five minutes to put my feet up. 

It's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.  Here in the UK Mothers Day is always in March so the theme for this month is:
MUMS DAY or SPECIAL FEMALE.

For my card I have used:
Cute Panda with Flowers from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with copics.
The greeting is DigiStamp Boutique Love You Mum from the Mothers Day Set.
The green DP is just plain green card that I have stamped with My Favorite Things Fine Check background stamp.
The blue DP is from the Personal Impressions Sweet Dixie Inspirations 1 paper pack.
The enamel dots were made using Dovecraft 3D Enamel Effects.



We are sponsored for this challenge by

http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/index.php?main_page=index

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share with us your Mums Day / Special Female creations and check out the gorgeous DT cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Crafty Calendar Love Is In The Air February Challenge

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are all well.  It's the first Saturday in February so we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar
and our theme for this month is

'LOVE IS IN THE AIR'

For my card I have used
Love Heart Owl from the 'Love Owls' digital stamp set by Pink Gem Designs.
The greeting is from the 'Into The Woods' stamp set by Craft Asylum
The tartan DP is from the 'Traditional Tartan' paper back by Craftwork Cards.




We are sponsored this month by

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php

who are offering a prize of  2 'Single' Digi Images OR 2 'Card Topper Kits Of The Winner's Choice' (Or one of each)

Pink Gem Designs are based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK
They began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer.
As digital products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc.

We are also sponsored by

https://www.craftyribbons.com/


Crafty Ribbons aim is to offer ribbon lovers and crafter's a wide, varied and interesting choice from some of the worlds best ribbons, at affordable prices. We also design and manufacture our own range of ribboncraft kits, including ribbon embroidery, weaving, mitred patchwork, teddy bears, and cushions.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share with us your LOVE IS IN THE AIR creations in this months challenge and also check out the gorgeous cards from the DT.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Crafty Calendar January Challenge - Something New

Good morning all.  Happy New Year. Have you made any new year resolutions for 2017?  One of mine it to get through all the craft kits and projects that I've got before taking on or buying any more so we'll see how long it takes before I break that one.

It's the first Saturday in January so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and because it's the start of a new year our theme this month is
'Something New'

For this months theme I have made a new baby card and I have used:

Bugaboo Stamps 'Baby Cow Rattle' digital stamp
coloured with copics.
I did add a couple of extra cow markings to the image using one of the Copic Multiliner pens that I had for Christmas, because I just wanted a bit more black on the image.

For the background I have used the My Favorite Things Cow Background stamp
and Razzle Berry Hybrid ink pad.

The greeting is a pre printed one that I had in my stash.



We are sponsored for this challenge by
http://www.lawnfawn.com/


and

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share with us your something new project in this months challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations using other Bugaboo images.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and I'll see you all soon.  (Another resolution more regular posts!!!)