Sunday, 27 March 2016

Wee Sweetie

I love pink and buttery cream together, and these Lemoncraft papers are just the ticket to get that soft and pretty look

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I’ve changed my stamping card to Cryogen.  I was using Neenah but was having such problems since I ran out of the stock I got from the USA.  The UK one is not anywhere near as good, the blending is poo, the bleeding is ridiculous and all in all a really poor finish.  Since using Cryogen, no more problems.  Yay!!! 
I didn’t use much in the way of copic markers, but here’s a list of what I did use
Skin:  E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E57, 53, 51, 50
Dress/flowers: R85, 83, 81, RV000
Green: YG67, 63, G20
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The inside finished off to match the front.
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Stamp: Sweetie by Whimsy Stamps
Cryogen card from Mandarin Card Craft
Embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts:
MIXED PINK MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES QVR-043
MIXED EARTH TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-131
PINK MIST MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-028
LIGHT MOCHA MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-032
2-TONE BABY PINK/IVORY MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS GST-010
MIXED PINK TONE HYDRANGRA BLOOMS MKX-684
OFF-WHITE GUIPURE LACE MKX-594
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-506
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-496

Noor Design products used:

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Butterfly Easel Card Kit Winner

Thanks to all that entered the fab  Butterfly Easel Card & Template Collection give away kindly sponsored by Which Craft?

And the lucky winner is Ginny (As.I.Do.Rodos,)  Congratulations Ginny, please email me your address so I can arrange to have the kit sent to you.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Bumper candy alert

Please scroll down to the next post to enter my Butterfly Easel Card giveaway.

 

News just in ….. There’s a fantastic bumper candy running at Noor! Design, just check out all this fab stuff!!  Pop across to the blog HERE to enter (and check out all the delish new goodies in the store too, some of which might have fallen in my basket!)

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Butterfly Easel Card and a give away

It’s been ages and ages since I did a give away, but I’ve got a doozy of a one today.  The lovely Paula at Which Craft has gifted her Butterfly Easel Card & Template Collection to one lucky person.  I had a play with one of these kits and it’s sublime, and really easy to assemble.

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I used more of my new papers As if in a dream II that I got from Scrap and Craft – I absolutely adore this pack.

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I took so many photos!

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The gorgeous die that the sentiment is on is Little Darlings Gilded Oval Labels that I got from Noor! Design. 

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Last one.  The base looks wonky but it’s perfectly flat, the card was just a bit too big for the raised section in the photo tent.

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I used some delish Wild Orchid Crafts goodies to embellish my card, as well as the gorgeous Rosy Owl leaves (again) and Noor! Design Butterflies.  Wild Orchid Crafts products used are 25mm open roses, 15mm open roses, miniature sweetheart blossoms, pearls.

 

And now for the give away.  If you would like to try your luck at one of these fabulous kits, just leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner on the weekend.

Do pop across to the Which Craft? website, Paula has some amazing kits and ideas on there.

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

With Love

I’ve been buying dies again, I just can’t help myself!  So I had to use some of them -  a Prima doily die and also another of the Rosy Owl leaf dies …. love them ♥.  Throw in the Floral Muse pad by Dovecraft and I’m in shabby chic nirvana!  I got the Floral Muse paper pads and embellisments from The Glitter Pot.
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Hmmm, the pleated heart that’s one of the Floral Muse embellishments looks like it’s floating in the photo above.  It’s not, promise. 
I cut out a couple of butterflies from one of the papers from the pack.  I also popped in some looped organza ribbon (also Floral Muse embellies) which, once the glue had dried, I blasted with a heat gun to give a more shabby, wrinkly look.  It worked a treat.
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And a peek at the inside, which compliments the front of the card.  I really do love this paper pack, just as well I bought several spare packs (as you do!)
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All embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
40mm MIXED PEACH/ORANGE TONE MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES MKX-09
OFF-WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHRYSANTHEMUMS MKX-117
MIXED PEACH/ORANGE/WHITE MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 1¼" (30mm) QVR-011
MIXED PEACH/ORANGE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-134
PEACH PUFF MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES (20mm) MKX-710
50 WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS MKX-053
MINIATURE MIXED PASTEL SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS MKX-265
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS (8mm SEMI OPEN) GST-003
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-496
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-506

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wee Cindy – New Whimsy Stamps Release

Welcome to the March 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.
I have coloured up Cindy for my card, love love love this little cutie.  Along with the new stamp I also used sentiments from an older stamp set – Love Mini Tickets stamp set.
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Stamped on to Cryogen card (thanks for introducing me to this nirvana Tracey Smile ).  Copic colours used:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E49, 44, 42, 40
Dress/flowers/wings: RV95, 93, 91, 0000; YG95, 93, 90
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The little flowers with the pearl centres were made using the Noor Design Vintage Flourishes Bloom 6 die and coffee filter paper.  I coloured the centres of the flowers with a dab of Peeled Paint distress ink.  The leaves are a Rosy Owl die (see previous post for links).  I also used the Noor Viewmaster die behind the stamp.  The designer paper is from the Studio Light No 31 pad.
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The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used Magnolias, lilies, apple blossoms, and tulips.  The gorgeous cabachon is also from WOC.
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Pop back to the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for peeks and more new goodies.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Friends Cards

Two cards to share today, one for a girl and one for a boy.  First up is a floral card, I got some new papers a couple of weeks back and fell i love with the chocolate and coral tones.  So pretty!  The papers are from the Avonlea pack from Scrap and Craft.

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I also ordered and received a load of new dies (excluding all the ones I bought from the craft show at York Racecourse on Friday – oopsie!)  The doily is Crafter's Companion - Die'sire Decorative Dies - Circle Doilies that I picked up off Ebay. Man!! Have you seen their dies?  My basket was struggling under the strain lol.  I also got some new leaf dies from Rosy Owl.  They are based in Poland but ship to the UK and their service is fantastic, I got the dies in a few days.  I emailed them and they sorted it for me lickety spit, I’m well impressed.  They are just gorgeous – I’m a little OCD with leaf dies, I have hundreds of them lol.

The butterfly die is from the Open Heart with Butterfly die set by Noor Design.

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And of course an explosion of the most delicious flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  That little glass button nestling at the bottom of the flowers is also from WOC.

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Wild Orchid Crafts products used:

WHITE ENGLIGH ROSES MKX-606
MIXED PASTEL TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-333
MIXED PEACH/ORANGE TONE MULBERRY PAPER TULIP FLOWERS MKX-144
MIXED PASTEL TONE MULBERRY PAPER APPLE BLOSSOMS MKX-469
DOVE GREY MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-031
MINIATURE MIXED PASTEL SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS MKX-265
MIXED RED & WHITE SWEETHEART BLOSSOM MKX-638
VINTAGE CABOCHONS - COPENHAGEN MKX-195

 

And now for my card for a boy.  I used one of the new in stock LDRS stamps at Noor Design.  This one is called Little Darlings DoveArt Studios Feeding Time.  It was an absolute joy to colour, so very easy ecayse the shading is already done for you.

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Noor Design products used

 

Friday, 11 March 2016

Whimsy Stamps is coming to Noor Design UK

Whoop whoop!  My favourite stamps in the whole wide world are coming to Noor Design next week, even more excuses for me to play!!  You can pre-order them here.  Here’s a peeky at just a few of them …

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Honey Little Spring Helper

I love the whimsical feel to Elisabeth Bell’s images, and Honey Little Spring Helper is no exception.  This is one of the new stamps from the latest Whimsy Stamps release.

 

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Coloured with copic markers, I used:

Hair: E29. 25, 53, 21, 50
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Peach: YR02, 01, 00, 0000
Green: YG03, 01, 00, 0000
Drass: YG67, 63, G20
Bucket: C5, 3, 1, 0

 

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The papers are Floral Muse by Dovecraft.  The little accordion heart is from the same collection.  This paper pack is beyond divine, so glad I got a spare lol. 
The lace die is from Joanna Sheen, the oval die is by Marianne Design.

 

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Products from Wild Orchid Crafts:
MIXED PEACH/ORANGE MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES QVR-044
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS MKX-053
PALE PEACH MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-018
MIXED GREEN TONE OPEN ROSES 15mm MKX-677
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS MKX-336
ANTIQUE BRONZE BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMET MKX-395
VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON - CAMEO BEIGE MKX-474

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