Thursday, 29 June 2017

Shabby Happy Wishes

I’m still in my happy shabby zone …. I love love love this style of card making, it suits my more is more to a T lol.  I made some more Foamiran flowers using the Peony Flower Die set from Whimsy Stamps, and decided to use die cuts for the sentiment for a change.  I used “happy” from the Word Die Set – Smiles, Happy and Celebrate and “wishes” from the Word Die Set – Birthday, Wishes and Magical.   I also used the In Stitches stamp set around the top layer, which I heat embossed with White super fine embossing powder.

I’m doing a Guest Design spot for Love to Craft and Create.  They have the 0.6mm foamiran in which is sublime to work with.  It’s a lot more delicate and takes less manipulation.  I used the 0.6mm white Foamiran which I then coloured with oil pastels to get the soft peach colour.  The dark peach flowers are made from 0.8mm dark coral foamiran, which I die cut using a Rosy Owl die set.  I used these stamens for the centres of the small flowers – white stamens, mint stamens, glass stamens, pearl stamens (large flower). The papers are from two Lemoncraft packs – Heart Painted (peach) and Just Love Me (Ivory).


I stamped a background stamp onto the leaves (also from the Peony set) after die cutting to add a bit of texture to the leaves.


I gave the seam binding a good old crinkle!


And finished off the inside as always


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Birthday Wishes

Back to my shabby cards with this one today, not my usual colour combo but I absolutely love it!

I made the flowers from Foamiran using my Peony Flower Die set as well as a Rosy Dot set for the little flowers and a set of daisies.  I really do love making my own flowers, they’re so very easy to make and don’t take long either.


I stamped around the edges of the layer with the In Stitches set.  I made a bit of a whoopsie when heat embossing the stenciled bird cage, I didn’t realise the stitching stamp ink hadn’t dried so it caught some of the white embossing powder.  I LOVE it!  That sure was a happy accident Smile


I finished off with a sentiment from the Lovely Lavender stamp set.

The bird cage mask is from Imagination and the paper and little clear glass beads are from 13@rts

Monday, 19 June 2017

Foamiran Flower Workshop with Love to Craft and Create

I went down to Nottingham on Saturday to take part in the workshop put on by the lovely Monika from Love to Craft and Create.  Ewa Constancja delivered the most amazing workshops, and I'm still pinching myself that I managed to get a place on both workshops (even though I still have blistered fingers from manipulating the foam lol)

Saturday truly was the best day ever, I learned techniques and tips that even if I sat and watched You Tube videos for 100 years I would never ever have picked up the knowledge Ewa shared with us.  A huge thanks to Ewa and also to Monika who ran around after us as well as translating from Polish to English - you are both total superstars!!

Here's what I made from the morning class.  My mind was blown at just how much I achieved in a day. 

Monika is going to be arranging more workshops - I told her to book me on them regardless of what the workshop entails.  It was just that good and worth every penny and every mile I travelled to get there and back (320 miles actually)

Friday, 16 June 2017

Puppy and present

Five cards in three days – I need to go lie down in a dark room lol.  This is my last card for the week, showcasing the sper cute Puppy and Present which is part of the Whimsy Stamps June release along with another of the fab sentiments from the Polka Dot Fun stamp set.

I’m still crazy for all things Foamiran so I made the flowers … the large flower is made using the Peony Flower Die Set that was released last month.


Love this little puppy, and went for a vintagey colour scheme for this one.

Copic colours used:
Puppy – W5, E43, 42, 41, 40, W0, W00
Present & Balloon- BG75, 73, 70; R85, 81; RV000


A closer look at the flowers, along with the Peony Flower die I used a daisy set and a Rosy Dot set.


Have a fab weekend.  I’m off down to Nottingham for a Foamiran Flower Course organised by Love to Craft and Create via their Facebook group Foamiran Flowers & Tips and I’m. SOOO. Darn. Excited!!!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Whimsy Stamps release–day 2

I’ve two more cards featuring products from this month’s Whimsy Stamps release.
First up is a *couch* pink card for a change …. not!  The stamp set I used for the sentiment is Thank You Friend, which I;ve teamed with some Foamiran flowers made using the Peony Flower die set that was released last month as well as another daisy.


Gotta love me some pink prettiness.


My second card I’ve made using the Paws to Remember stamp set.  I’m not a fan of making sympathy cards – I live in denial!!  They just don’t sit right with me so I made a thank you shaker card instead.  I love when a stamp set is versatile enough that it can be used for more than it was designed for.  The sentiment is also from the Thank You Friend set.


I’ve another card tomorrow, and yep … it’s got a touch of pink on it! 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Life’s a Beach–Whimsy Stamps June Release

The Whimsy Stamps June 2017 release party has started over on the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. Pop across to join in with games, fun, and a chance to win Whimsy prizes too.

We are releasing new red rubber images, clear stamp sets and dies.  Everything is available here, so do pop across to see all of the new stamping goodness.

I've two cards to share today showcasing some of the delectable new goodies - one for the boys and of course one soft and girly (gotta have my pink and flowers lol)


I’ve made a fun card for the boys using the fabulous new Life’s a Beach stamp set from the new release – more penguin goodness, and the sentiments that come with the set are pretty special too!!  

I dug out another My Mind’s Eye pad, these are so perfect for summery boys cards I think.  And there’s not a flower in sight!  I finished off the card with a little handmade pinwheel instead and added some It’s a Party Enamel Dots and machine stitching together with the fence die and circle frame for some added interest (gotta make up for the flower withdrawals lol)

The copic colours I used on this cutie are
Penguin: C9, 7, 5, 3, 1, 0, 00; YR24, 21, 31, 30; R20, 30
Scarf: R46, 27, 14,12
Skateboard: BG75, 72, 70


My second card is a bit on the different side (for me at least) in that I made my own background paper using distress inks and the fab Polka Dot Fun clear stamp set, and this is another card I loved making and was delighted with the result.  

I heat embossed the polka dots then rubbed over different coloured distress inks using ink dusters and whilst I had the embossing powder out I heat embossed a butterfly from the Lovely Lavender stamp set.  I finished the card off with some handmade Foamiran flowers using the Peony Flower die set as well as some other flower dies I have in my stash.  

I used the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles for the stamped layer and the sentiment is the Happy Sayings die and stamp sets.


Love how the daisy turned out – this was done using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.


I'll be back tomorrow with two more cards.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Penguin Flies

I love love LOVE these little penguins drawn by Crissy Armnstrong, and I love that you can get them from Whimsy Stamps in both rubber and digital (tho what’s in rubber is different to the selection in digital format ….. so double the cuteness!)  Today’s card features Penguin Flies and just released just this week!  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.


I used copic markers to colour up the image.
Penguin: C9, 7, 5, 3, 1, 0, 00; YR24, 21, 31, 30; R20, 30
Balloons: R24, 22, 20, 00, 000; BG75, 75, 70


The papers are from an older My Mind’s Eye pad


Love the bright summery colours of the papers, they fitted with the cute little image so well


June’s Customer Appreciation Stamp set from Whimsy is this fab clear set.  Pop across here to check out the deets.


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Sleeping Cutie

It’s been a while since I coloured up one of these little Wee cuties.  This is Sleeping Cutie, from the newest Whimsy Stamps release.  I’ve also used the Peony flower die set to make the large foamiran flowers.   The sentiment is from the Friendly Flowers sentiment set.  The star nestled beind the sentiment is from the Pierced Stars die set.

Bev Rochester Whimsy Wee Sleeping Cutie & Peony Die

Love making these foamiran flowers, they are so very addictive.

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The papers are from a First Edition pad, I think they fit so perfect with the sweet stamped image.

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Back soon with another flower making video Smile