Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Strawberry Fields

I had another play with my Distress Inks, what a pleasure to colour with them now that I’m using that Fabriano paper I was praising a couple of weeks back.  It simply is the bizz!

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The inks I used to colour this sweet image are:
Mice – Hickory Smoke, Tattered Rose
Flowers: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
Leaves: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss
Strawberries: I mixed Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany together then once dry I applied a wash of black to the shadows

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A close up of the berries and flowers.  I went with olive green jute to carry through the colour of the paper

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Another of my new dies – that Tim Holtz doily is so gorgeous and cuts  like a dream too.

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Products from Noor Design:

Products from Wild Orchid Crafts:
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-028
MIXED VINTAGE COLOUR OPEN ROSES MKX-043
MIXED PINK MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-129
IVORY HEART SHAPE FLAT BACK EMBELLISHMENTS GST-027
SMALL FILIGREE SILVER CORNERS MKX-184

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Shabby and Vintage

I got messy last weekend and had a good old play with paints and sprays.

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Love, love, love the English Roses, they are the perfect size and height for a floral arrangement.  I folded the purple hydrangea blooms (smallest size) into four and glued at the base to change the look of the flower.

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I used some Tim Holtz stickers for the Hugs sentiment inside the frame.  Behind the frame is some texture added with a butterfly mask and some texture paste.  Whilst the texture paste was still wet I added some glitter for a bit of extra bling.  Once the card was complete I used diluted white paint to add splatters to age the look a bit more.

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I added a few stamped butterflies to the front and inside.

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The paper is Studio Light No. 30 pad from Noor Design.

Products from Wild Orchid Crafts used are:
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-028
MIXED PURPLE/LILAC ENGLIGH ROSES MKX-411
MIXED PURPLE/LILAC MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-130
2-TONE LILAC MULBERRY PAPER ASTER DAISY STEM FLOWERS GST-224
PASTEL COLOUR FORGET ME NOT FABRIC FLOWERS MKX-332
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-013
WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS MKX-119
MIXED VINTAGE COLOUR HYDRANGRA BLOOMS MKX-678
White Stamens MKX-470
MIXED FRAMES MKX-424

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Wedding Joy–Elisabeth Bell

I love being able to use a stamp designed for one thing for something totally different, and this sweetie called Wedding Joy by Whimsy Stamps is one of those stamps.

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I coloured the image with Copic markers, and used:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20, BV20
Hair: E53, 51, 50, BV20
DressL R22, 20, 00, 000, 0000, BV20
Grass: YG67, 63, 61, G20
Doggie: E43, 41, 40
I used the BV20 to add extra shadows

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I made the cute little hydrangeas by die-cutting some flowers with an old Magnolia DooHickey die, adding a bit green to the centres with a copic marker and popping a stamen in the centres once I had moulded them on a foam mat.

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The exquisite lace is new in stock at Noor Design, but with all the new gorgeousness Tracy has been adding to the shop, the goodies are flying out of stock so be quick!

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The papers are from a cheapie pad I picked up from The Rage, I think it was £2.99.  It’s loaded with glittery pages and is just so pretty.

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Products used :
Butterfly – Martha Stewart punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts – Magnolia, miniature gardenia, miniature sweetheart blossoms, lilies, apple blossoms.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

For someone special

I’m slowly working my way through some of the dies that have been sat in the “still to be used” box, and this Sizzix Mixed Media set is another from that box.  Noor Design now has these in stock and the second set is on order.  They are fab to work with and give a quick and easy card that something extra.

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It helps to have such stunning papers to work with, these are by Lemoncraft (all links in the linky boxes at the end of the post).  The very yum chipboard corner got a coat of white gesso then whilst the gesso was still wet I sprinkled over Distress Glitter (which of course is not showing in the photo – typical!). 

The berries are also now on the Noor Design website, there are so many new goodies I sprained my pointer finger clicking that mouse lol.  Well …… it would have been rude not to.  Now I just gotta find a place for it all in my craft room.

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I carried the design through to the inside of the card.

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I cut out a butterfly from the reverse side of the paper.

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I’ve popped this card and another in my Etsy Store

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All flowers used are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Noor Design products used:

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Wee Mariposa

Welcome to the May 2016 Whimsy Stamps Release.  Over the next 3 days the Whimsy DT girls will be showcasing all the *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps.  All the stamps as well as details on how to win some fabulous prizes can be found on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog, where you can also see the fabulous creations the DT have made with the new goodies.

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My card today features the sweet Mariposa by Sylvia Zet – just how sweet is this little cutie patootie?   The sentiment is from the Fluttering Bye set
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I decided not to colour Mariposa up in “bee” colours, I wanted to keep the soft pastel theme running through and black just didn’t work for me
I used Copic markers to colour the image
Bug – C7, 1, 0, 00
Pinks – R85, 83, 81, RV000
Purples – BV04, 02, 01, 000
Green- YG67, 63, G20
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The following products that I used on my cards are from  Noor Design -  the Lavender die is from the Sizzix Thinlints Wild Flowers by Tim Holtz, the paper pad is Craft & You Vintage Time and the yummy Glass Strawberries are also from Noor Design.  The Lala-Land lattice doily die at the top of the card will be in stock soon, watch this space.


Oh!  and for the UK girls, Noor Design is stocking the new Whimsy Stamps release, due in stock any day now.


All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - I used magnolias, cottage roses, chrysanthemums, 20mm and 15mm open roses, forget-me-nots.
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Pop back to the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for peeks and more new goodies.

And before I close, for those lucky enough to be able to attend the Whimsy Craft Retreat, here’s the details, and you can get more info from the Whimsy Stamps website.

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