Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Always and Forever–a wedding card and Vintage/shabby kit news!!!

I’m loving all this chipboard that’s so popular at the mo, they make for stunning cards I think.  This one is similar to one I made a few weeks back, I just changed up the layout a bit and used different flowers.

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Once again I zapped the organza ribbon with a heat tool to shrivel it a bit, if you shaped it without melting your fingers whilst it’s still hot it holds its shape beautifully.  Take care though, it gets darn hot Smile with tongue out

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Really love how this one turned out

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The paper is from the  Craft & You Rose Garden pad from Noor Design, who are also stocking WOC flowers.  I've used pale pink open roses, white open roses, mixed pink English roses, 


And some fab kit news.  Tracy (Crafteezee) has launched her Monthly CRAFTEEZEE COLLECTION and they look gorgeous!  Pop across here to take a gander



Sunday, 26 June 2016

Wee Daphne

Wee Daphne by Whimsy Stamps is the last of my Wee Stamps cards (….. for now).  I’ve really enjoyed colouring up these little sweeties.  I decided to stick to the traditional daffodil colour this time (I think last time it ended up coral !!)

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Coloured with Copic markers, I used:
Hair: E50, 53, 35, 57
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Clothes/Daff: R81, RV000, 0000; YR24, 31, 30
Shoes/flowers: R85, 81
Green: YG67, G20


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The frondy type leaves are from the Noor oval frame die, and the twigs are from the Volume 10 Magnolia Club kit.

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Products from Noor Design:

Products from Wild Orchid Crafts:


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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Christmas Candy

Lots of new goodies from Noor Deisgn and Joycraft and if you would like to win the Christmas Stockings on the washing line head on over to the Noor Design UK facebook page to enter.
You can see all the NEW Goodies HERE.

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Wee Winter Friends

My first Christmas card for 2016 is done and dusted.  Eek, eek, eekity eek!  Where’s the first half of this year gone?

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I’m still on the Wee Stamps roll, this is Winter Friends from Whimsy Stamps, which I’ve paired with some new dies.  Well, when they’re on sale it would be rude not to buy them, wouldn’t it?  The snowflake doily is by Wild Rose Designs (LOVE this die!) and the super cool North Pole Air Mail die is by Cottage Cutz.  I fixed it on to a blue scalloped circle to help it stand out a bit.


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I coloured the image with Copic markers -
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E50, 51, 53, 35
Clothing: B23, 21, 91; R85, 83, 81: W3, 1, 0, 00
Cat: C3, 1, 0, 00
Penguin: C9, 7, 5, YR24, 31, 30
Holly: BG96, 93, 90; R89, 85, 81


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I really, really love my new dies Open-mouthed smile

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Products from Wild Orchid Crafts
MIXED PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES MKX-092
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS MKX-053
PINK MIST MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-028
2-TONE BABY PINK/IVORY MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS (4mm) GST-010
50 WHITE MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS MKX-336
2-TONE LT. GREEN/BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES - 1" (25mm) MKX-248
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-496
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-50

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wee Cindy

I’m still on my Wee Stamps trip and today I’ve paired Wee Cindy from Whimsy Stamps up with new Pion Scent of Lavender papers and some of the delish goodies now in stock at Noor Design.


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Coloured with Copic markers, I used:
Hair: E43, 41, 40
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress/wings/shoes/envelope/flowers: V95, 93, 91; E42, 40


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The stunning lace butterfly just fitted perfect for this card, so pretty and quite dimensional too. 



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The tiny bit of scalloped border peeking out is from the Magnolia Club Kit Volume 9.  That’s all sold out now but I believe there is a one or two Volume 10’s still up for grabs.  These are amazing value for money, when I saw what I got for my money it about blew my mind.


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The large shabby/frilly flowers I made using the new Flowers of Joy dies (links below).  I followed Norma’s tutorial which is fantastic and easy to follow too and works perfect every time.  



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I finished this off with the stunning lace and pretty corner die cut.


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I have one more Wee card to share, that’ll be posted here on Friday



Sunday, 19 June 2016

Tilda and a bit of shabby too

Blooming heck, Bev’s lost the plot … TWO cards to post today and first up is Miss Tilda! I’ve used one of those brilliant Crealies Create-a-Card dies to make this one.  When I first saw the die I had no clue what to do with it, but Crealies have got some extremely helpful tutorial videos and download sheets on their website which made the card really simple to do and a heck of a lot easier than it looks.

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I hope you can see how the pieces in the centres are cut away by the die, leaving a central panel that I popped Tilda on once I had decorated the card with yummy Lemoncraft papers and that gorgeous flower border along the top.

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And next up is a shabby chic card using some delectable tulle trim that Tracy is now stocking at Noor Design as well as the latest delivery of sublime Lemoncraft Papers.  The links to all the products are at the end of the post.

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Isn’t that Prima Trinket clock just fab?!  It got a dose of gesso to shabby it up a little.  The small lilac flowers in the picture below (top left and bottom right) were made with watercolour paper and the Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes Bloom 6.  So quick and easy to do.

 

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I just love the dimension on the tulle, so soft and pretty too.

 

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That’s it from me today, after all that crafting I needed a darkened room lol. 

 

Products from Wild Orchid Crafts:

Cottage Roses, Open Roses, Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms, Lilies, Apple Blossoms.

 

Products from Noor Design:

Crealies Create a card no 1 die 
Magnolia We Made It Heart Nurse Tilda
Lemoncraft House of Roses Basics Paper
0453-Cutting & Embossing Berry Sweet Strawberry Dies (3pcs)
0315 Fancy Flower Edge Die
Willow Twig Die
0258 Embossing Oval Die
Lemoncraft Everyday Spring Set
Prima Marketing Trinket Vintage Clock Face Shapes
0452 Sunflower Die Set
Pleated ruffled tulle trim
0065 Vintage Flourishes Bloom 6
0061 Vintage Flourishes Swirl with Hearts

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Wee Oak Tree Girl

I went Wee stamp crazy a few weeks back and coloured up quite a few images.  This little Oak Tree Girl from Whimsy Stamps is one of them.

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I coloured her up with Copic markers, I still tend to reach for those when I’m in a hurry.
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair/Bird/Acorns: E43, 41, 40
Clothes/Shoes: R02, 01, 00, 0000; E41, 40, W00; E44, 43, 41
Leaves: YG95, 93, 91
Bells: C5, 3, 1, 0
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I used a large Crafters Companion doily die behind the image.  It’s been discontinued but they are to be had on eBay, that’s where I managed to get mine from.

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The paper is Trimcraft’s Floral Muse.  The leaves are a really old Dovecraft punch that embosses at the same time.  I unearthed quite a few of these I can’t even remember buying lol.

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Products from Wild Orchid Crafts
PRETTY FLORI MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS - PASTEL GEUMS MKX-210
PRETTY FLORI MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS - PASTEL ANEMONE MKX-326
WHITE TUSCANY ROSES - 30mm (1¼") MKX-619
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS MKX-053
MIXED PEACH/ORANGE & WHITE SWEETHEART BLOSSOM MKX-640
MIXED METAL EMBELLISHMENTS MKX-287
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-496
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-506
WHITE NET LACE MKX-607

Monday, 13 June 2016

My Father

My Mister Tom papers by Pion arrived this week, and they are just brilliant for those tricky male cards.  This one about made itself it was so simlpe to do!

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I used the stunning new Joy Craft Big Fence and Background die to add an extra layer.  I did this in dark brown, and it really helps to lift the upper layers.  A clock charm, some ribbon and a key along with a stamped image and one male card done. Smile

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Products from Noor Design:

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Just for You

I just adore the new Lemoncraft Everyday Spring papers, because … pink, and pretty, and shabby ….. and PINK!!

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Uh I went a bit cray-cray with shabbying this puppy up, I even got out some diluted white paint to splatter over it once it was done.  Now that was uber brave for sure.  I also experimented with the leaves and die cut several from watercolour paper then spritzed with watered down distress ink in various greens then scrunched them up and left them to dry.  I love how they turned out.

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This was such a nice and easy card that was such fun to make.

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Products from Noor Design

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Summer Buttercup

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 super cute Summer Buttercup by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps.  I just love those boots yeeha! Lol

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I used Copic markers to colour the image:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E57, 53, 51, 50
Clothes: B23, 21, 91; R85, 83, 81
Bunny: C3, 1, 0, 00

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Those sweet little mushrooms are from a Magnolia kit.  I inked the edges with Victorian Velvet D/I then added some Distress Glitter

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The inside finished off to match the front.  The paper is from a divine pad I picked up at the Pound Shop.  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the craft goodies they had and well, some of it had to fall into my basket.  I thought the gingham was perfect for the image.

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Pop back to the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for peeks and more new goodies.

Products used:

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Wee Peggy

Another Wee card today, this time I coloured up Peggy and used the new It’s a Party paper pad and matching Enamel Dots also from Whimsy Stamps, and will be available from 15th June.

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The die behind the image is by Marianne Design LR0317 Petra’s Circle & Crown.

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The inside finished off to match the front

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Wild Orchid Crafts products used: WHITE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-028
MIXED RED AND WHITE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-608
MIXED PINK MULBERRY PAPER APPLE BLOSSOMS MKX-211
WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS MKX-119
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-013
MIXED PINK MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-129
MIXED PINK & WHITE SWEETHEART BLOSSOM MKX-637
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS GST-003
2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSE LEAVES - 20mm MKX-447
120 WHITE STAMENS MKX-470

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Summer Window

The new Noor Design challenge starts today, and this month it’s Summer (hopefully this won’t be the only summer we see this year!!!)

 

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I die cut the window twice and glued together to make it more dimensional.  I cut out a piece pf paper with the bird and cage on it to pop behind the window.

 

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Miniature sweetheart blossoms were just the ticket for the window box.

 

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Noor Design products used:
Craft & You Vintage Time Paper Pad
0315-Fancy Flower Edge Die
0509-Window with Shutters Die
0554-Birds on a Branch Stencil/Die
0026-Vintage Flourishes Branch Leaves Die
Crafts & You Willow Twig Die 1
Lace Camille
Pomegranate Apples Wintery White
Poppies
Scrapinec Secret Garden Ivy

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:

Lilies
Cosmos Daisies
Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms
Self Adhesive Pearls

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