Sunday, 31 July 2016

For my best friend

Morning!  Here’s a quick card I made using the delectable Maja Summertime papers.  These are seriously fabulous!  I decided to utilise the bicycle picture and built the flowers up around the bicycle …. trying not to cover it up too much.


The ruffled flower in the centre of the arrangement is handmade – I used some of the Maja paper.  It’s so thick and robust and stands up really well to manhandling the wet petals.  The pointy leaves at either end of the arrangement are Scrapiniec chipboards (all links at end of post).  As always, I gave the chippies a coat of white paint, I prefer the white to the creamy look they come in.  The glitter leaves are actually from a Christmas garland that I decided to chop in to, loving the sparkle. 

Tucked under the flowers is more chipboard – the stunning Mehendi Laces.  LOVE these.  The sentiment is also chipboard.


The Owl Charm just finished this off, complete with his blue peepers Winking smile


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Pink and shabby

Sorry folks, it’s another pink card today ….. no surprises there then!


I painted the chipboard frame white and once dry and glued together I finished off with pearls and a die cut sentiment.  I really do love these chipboards, they are so pretty!  The green leaves are a Rosy Owl die, and I die cut from pearlised card.  The white leaves are from a TH set by Sizzix


I used a selection of flowers from Noor Design and I Am Roses, and pink pomegranate apples also from Noor Design, as is the sweet Petite Ruffled Trim.


The doilies are actually a fan die from Sweet Dixie, I just covered the pointy bit that I didn’t need with the patterned paper.


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Birthday Beauty

I got a delivery of the new Maja Design Summertime papers from Noor Design this week and had to have a play


The image is Birthday Beauty and is part of the newest Whimsy Stamps release.  I coloured her with copic markers
Skin:  E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E40, 44, 49
Green: G94, 43, 40, 0000
Coral: R24, 22, 20, 00, 000


The sentiment is a rub-on, which I’ve popped onto the cutest little tags from the Magnolia Club kit 10.  The tiny white flowers are die cut with a die from that kit too.  I added a charm to the tag, those are now also being stocked at Noor (links for all products used at the end of the post).

Now then, I am a leaf die junkie – I have hundreds of them and the leaves and white spray used on this card are from the new 0584 Christmas set that’s just been released.  I can’t WAIT to get busy with the poinsettia dies.


The lace is gathered  so gives a floaty look to the card.


And a peek at what’s inside.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sunflower Slumbertime

My favourite little mice are making another appearance, I really do so love these mice from Di’s Digi Stamps.  This is Sunflower Slumbertime, soooo stinking CUTE!!


The paper is Bildmalarna (I think), I  know I’ve had it a while.  I used some of the paper to die cut some blossom flowers from the Flowers of Joy die set, which then got the old Distress Glitter treatment.


The chipboard sentiment is Brush Art Script Home by Scrapiniec and can be found at Noor Design.  I popped it onto a circle of blue card so it didn’t get lost on the card.  The little bee charm is from my stash.


I coloured up these cuties with copic markers and used
Mice: T5, C1,0, 00, R30 and blender pen
Foilage: G28, 21, 20
Sunflower: Petals - Y11, 19, YR24, Y15
Centre - YG00, E13, E34, E47, E49


The doily is an old Marianne Design snowflake, I love the lacy effect.


Sunday, 17 July 2016

A bit more shabby

Love love LOVE these Scrapiniec chipboards, and I think the chandelier is my favourite (okay, my current favourite lol).


I made the large two flowers (link to flower die at the end of the post), coloured up white card with Victorian Velvet after die cutting and before wetting and scrunching and leaving to dry.


I’ve used quite a few favourites on this card, the Rose Garden paper pad and the divine lace are just two of them.


I popped some green twine  loops inbetween the flowers and finished off the inside to match the front.


Friday, 15 July 2016

40% off at Noor Design UK

40% OFF selected Dies, Rubber Stamps, Paper Pads and Flowers this weekend at Noor Design!!  There’s some truly scrummy stuff in the sale so be quick.


Click on the banner to go to the sale



Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Birthday Belle

Whimsy Stamps is having a release party over in the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. You can join in for games, fun, and a chance to win Whimsy prizes.
To join the release party event, just pop over to the Whimsy group any time during the week from Monday, July 11th through Friday, July 15th.

For my new release card I’ve used Birthday Belle, oh my goodness she’s so pretty!


I coloured her up with copic markers and used:
Dress – R22, 20, 00, 000, 0000
Roses/Presents – R24, 22, 00
Hair – E47, 44, 40, 40
Skin – E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Green – YG97, 93, 91


The little hydrangea flowers are done with a Magnolia die.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, from the Fluttering By set


The paper is Dovecraft Floral Muse, the clock is Sizzix (Tim Holtz) and the gorgeous Lace Isabelle is from Noor Design


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Bluebell Fun

Morning!  I’ve another card using one of those too stinkin’ cute mice from Di’s Digi Stamps, this one is Bluebell Fun which is on the Mice page on the website.  Be warned, this little cuties will climb into your basket all by themselves, they sure do for me!  When I saw the Christmas ones I about Eek, eek, eekity eeked myself inside out lol.  These little mice melt my heart, Di has captured their innocence to perfection.


I coloured this up with distress inks – Hickory Smoke and Tattered Rose for the mice, Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke for the bluebells and Peeled Paint for the green.  I added one of those Anita’s butterflies to the bottom corner.  I went back to the Range and bought another 10 packs ….. you can never ever have too many butterflies!


I flattened the gorgeous tulle trim with my mini straighteners, they are marvellous for “ironing” lace, ribbon, etc.  I think I prefer it flatter, it doesn’t overpower the card.  The mini straighteners don’t get as hot as my GSD’s which, I’m sure, would totally melt the tulle.  So if you try this, test it out on a small piece first, your straighteners may get a lot hotter than mine.


I spritzed the white roses with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists to get the different tones to match the image and papers.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

In the pink

I need me some bright and cheerful given that I think summer is going to be a non-event for us here in the UK this year.  I’ve still got the heating on in the evenings it’s been that cold.  Wretched weather. 

So, I decided to cheer myself up with cutting into some yummy paper and combining it with some Scrapiniec chipboard from Noor Design.  Isn’t that grandfather clock just stunning?  It’s part of the Park Avenue Clock Set.


WOC and I Am Roses flowers, Prima doily die (yes, another new one lol) and the sweet banner is from the Magnolia Doo Hickey Club Kit 10 which is absolutely fantastic, I can’t believe the amount of dies I got for my money.  There’s still a couple knocking around in stock here


Love how girly this turned out.


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Wee Springtime

I’m still on the Wee stamps train, this time I decided to get my distress inks out to colour up this little sweetie – Springtime from Whimsy Stamps


I used the following inks to colour up the stamp
Pumice Stone - bunny
Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany (mixed) - flowers
Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass (mixed) – bird
Antique Linen - basket
Espresso - branch.


The cute little dragonfly is from the Magnolia Club kit 10, I think there may be one or two still available at Noor Design.


The linkys below will take you directly to the products I used from Noor Design

Friday, 1 July 2016


It’s Anything Goes with the option of using Scrapiniec chipboard for Noor Design’s challenge for July, not that I need an excuse to use these sublime chipboards.
The chipboard is slightly off-white and me being so anal I gave them a quick coat of white paint before gluing the layers together.  I also zapped the organza ribbon with a heat gun to wrinkle and curl it a bit before gluing it in-between the flowers.
These chipboards make such a classy statement.  I’m addicted to them! 
The butterflies are Anitas stickers from The Range, I zapped them with the heat gun as well to curl the wings but oh man, if you try this it takes literally a second to curl them.
Products used all from Noor Design: