Thursday, 5 July 2018

Pennant shaker gift tags

Here’s my first *cough* Christmas make for 2018 (that C word really really hurt to say so early in the year ha!).  Each year I try and make something a little bit extra special to embellish my Christmas gifts with, and when I saw the new Shaker Maker Pennant Die set from Whimsy stamps well, I just had to use them for my gift tags. 

Love, love, love how these turned out – pink, pretty and shabby and so non-traditional.


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I made the little mini poinsettias by using some watercolour paper, a touch of ink and my Lily Flower die set.  Once I had inked up the petals I spritzed them with water, scrunched them up and allowed them to dry.  Once dry I gently opened them up and moulded them into shape on the back of the petals using a large ball tool on a foam pad.


I die cut some holly leaves from the Christmas Branches die set  and sentiments from the Wonderland Word die set and Peaceful Words die set with gold glitter card and added sentiments from the Holiday Mini Sentiments stamp set



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I filled the shakers with tiny no-hole pearls and a mix of rose gold, ab and clear sequins.


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Whimsy Stamps products used:


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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Faye the Fairy

Happy July …. already!  It’s new release day at Whimsy Stamps, and as always there is such a fabulous array of new goodies up for grabs including  more delectable Marina Fedotova sweeties.  My card today features Faye the Fairy along with a digital sentiment from the Everyday Banner Sentiments and some foamiran flowers.  Gee, it’s been ages since I made some of those.  Links to the Whimsy products are at the end of the post.


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Copic colours used:
Hair: E44, 43, 41, 40, W00
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress: BG13, 11, 10
Wings: RV10, 000, 0000, BG10, 0000


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A closer look at the flowers which are basic and easy to make


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The gorgeous paper is Lemoncraft Yesterdays which I picked up from Crafty Enjoyments.


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I’m not too sure on the creamy lace, but it’s stuck in place now


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Whimsy Stamps products used:


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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Norbert and Fiona

I absolutely LOVE these wee dragons from Whimsy Stamps.  They’re fabulous to colour and have the sweetest little faces.  The stamp on today’s card is Norbert and Fiona Storytime, which I’ve coloured up with copic markers (colours listed below).  I drew in a rock for him to sit his tush on, I didn’t like him just floating there lol.

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The copics used are:
Fiona – Hair E55, 53, 51, 50; Skin E04, 11, 00, 000, R20; Dress C3, 0, 00, R83, 81, RV10, RV000
Norbert – E79, 77, 74, 71, 70, E41, 40, 11, 00, YR0000
Rocks: W5, 3, 1, 0, 00
Grass – YG67, 63, 61, G20

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I make no apologies for the PINK lol.  The paper is by First Editions, Bella Rose is the pad (I think). The sentiment is from the Norbert and Fiona Playtime stamp set that was released at the same time.

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I used the Burlap background stamp on some green card to add texture for the leaves, and popped in some glitter die cut flourishes and stars for a bit of bling


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Products used from Whimsy Stamps


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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Mazarine Butterfly Fairy

So, it’s no secret that I love fairies and will grab any opportunity to colour one up.  Mazarine Butterfly Fairy is new in at Whimsy Stamps this month, isn’t she just the sweetest?

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I coloured her with copic markers:

Skin:  E04, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Hair: E50, 21, 25, 27
Dress: R43, 20, 01, 000, 0000; G02, 12, 000, 0000

I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a cloud stencil to do the cloud background
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The papers are from a Craft & You paper pad.  I’m trying so hard to use up some of the mountains of paper that I have lol.

The little silver/enamel butterfly is a gift from a lovely friend … thank you sweets xo

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I used a sentiment from the new Everyday Scripted Sentiments stamps.  Love the small block caps font with the script, they work so well together.

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Whimsy Stamps products used:

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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Naia the Mermaid

I’m back!  I forgot just how much work goes into going on holiday.  My hubby had a very special birthday last month so as a treat for him we went on a cruise around the Med.  On my life!!  We totally fell in LOVE with cruising (first timers and all that lol) and especially with Capri.  Oh to be able to afford to live there, but at 12 euros for a half a pint of lager that won’t happen unless our lottery numbers come up!

So, to stretch out the memories of our time at sea my card today is definitely along those lines.  The stamp is new in at Whimsy Stamps this month, Naia the Mermaid.  I absolutely love her and her little turtle pal so hard.


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I used the following copic markers:

Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Hair: E55, 53, 51, 50
Mermaid: BG78, 75, 72
Turtle: E43, 42, 41, 40; BG96, 83, YG61

I free-handed some plants and sand to anchor (ha!) the image and added some light with very pale copics (BG0000, 000, 70, G0000, 000)


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I used the new Mermaid Scales Stencil and some Iced Spruce Distress Ink to carry the sea theme through on to the backing papers.  The little bubbles and netting are dies from my stash.


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I printed out one of the Everyday Banner Sentiments and trimmed the end into a fishtail.


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Whimsy Stamps products (all linked)


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