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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Monday, 14 May 2018

Norbert and Fiona

I really don’t know what’s cuter – the dragon or the name.  I mean, really …. Norbert!  Can you say CUTE lolol.  This is another new stamp for May at Whimsy Stamps, I’m really loving these Marina Fedotova images so hard.  I fussy cut the images from the Norbert and Fiona Playtime stamp set after colouring them and popped them up on some 3D foam amongst the grassy layers that I die cut with the Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set.  Before adhering Fiona and Norbert in place I inked the clouds using a die cut from scrap cards also from the grass and cloud edger set.

I’ve used a sentiment from the digital Everyday Banner Sentiments, but instead of using the white text on black (which didn’t fit for this soft coloured card), I inverted the image in Photoshop so I got the black text on white background, which fitted in nicely with the pastel theme.


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Copic colours used are:
Hair: E25, 53, 51, 50
Skin: E04. 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress: BG34, 32, 11, 10; V01, 000, 0000
Norbert: V17, 15, 12, 01, 000; E11, 00, 000, YR0000
Love love LOVE how the colouring turned out on this card.

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I used some Nitwits digital papers for a change, and coloured the images up to match the papers.  You can see the dimension the fussy cutting gives the card in the picture below.  Naw, bunny is getting a lift from Norbert.  Too stinking cute.


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The “lace” is a die by Joanna Sheen, the scalloped pearl square is by Tattered Lace.


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Products used from Whimsy Stamps (pics are linked)

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Shaker Card

Mother’s Day is a distant memory for us here in the UK, but I think most of the rest of the world are celebrating it next Sunday.  Whilst I was making this one I got to wondering why we don’t celebrate it with the rest of the world, I think I need to Google that one.

Anyhoo, on to my card, I used new goodies from Whimsy Stamps – The Card Builder Windows Die Set (to make the shaker).  Before die cutting it I stamped out the new Burlap Background stamp onto white card stock with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I applied glitter paste through the Beaded Curtain Stencil onto patterned paper and used this as the background for the shaker card.  I finished off a digital sentiment from the Everyday Banner Sentiments and some mulberry flowers and die cut leaves from the Leaf Foliage 2 die set


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The sequins are a selection I picked up from The Range, some are from the “cheap rack”, some are Tonic brand.


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Products from Whimsy Stamps:


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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Emma and Aimé

Yesterday saw the start of the new release inspiration at Whimsy Stamps.  There are such fabulous new goodies out this month, and more delectable Marina Fedotova sweeties.  My card today features Emma and Aimé.  I’ve used a sentiment from the digital Everyday Banner Sentiments, but instead of using the white text on black (which didn’t fit for this soft coloured card), I inverted the image in Photoshop so I got the black text on white background.  I love that I can manipulate the sentiments like this to get the perfect fit for my card.


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The copic colours used for this image are:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E55, 53, 51, 50 – E44, 42, 40
Clothing: B04, 02, 01,000, V17, 15, 12, 01, 000, 0000 – R85, 83, 81, RB10, 000
Stars: YR24, 21 Y11


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I added lots of Stickles to the mulberry flowers, a fairy has to have bling, right? 


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The digi papers are from Nitwit Collections


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I’ll be back on the weekend with another card featuring some of the new  Whimsy Stamps products.


Products from Whimsy Stamps:
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Friday, 27 April 2018

Spring Bouquet Bunny

I have the sweetest little bunny card today, and no surprise …. I’m back to pink!  Spring Bouquet Bunny is from the Whimsy Stamps April release.  The sentiment is from the Big Wishes Sentiments (digital), I just resized it to fit the oval die.


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Copic colours used:
Bunny: W5, 3, 1 0, 00, R20, R00
Daffodils: YR24, 21, Y13
Green: YG67, 61, 61, 20


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I finished off the card with mulberry flowers, some crinkled organza ribbon, pearls and a wee mushroom charm


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Back early next week with some super sweet images and cards from the May release.  Have a fabulous weekend.


Products used from Whimsy Stamps:
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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Celebrate!

Black is not a colour I use very often and I’ve no idea why because I love the pop it’s given to my card.  I used the Hellebore Flower Die Set from Whimsy Stamps along with a sentiment from the Big Wishes Sentiments (digital) that was released this month.  Also new is the gorgeous Sprinkles Stencil,


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I made the flowers from white Foamiran, which I coloured with soft pastels.


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I inked up a piece of white card with Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink, then spritzed some water droplets on to lift some of the colour.  Once dry I applied some glitter paste through the stencil and wow!  The effect is dee-lish-us.  I didn’t have any striped paper and definitely wanted the black to lift the pink so I made a sheet in Photoshop.  I think I’ll be using this a lot more lol.


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Products used from Whimsy Stamps

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Have a great week!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Hello Friend

Another fairy card!  I just love these little sweeties so much and am thrilled that Whimsy Stamps are now stocking them, and also adding to their collection each release …. so lots more sweetness to look forward to! 


This little fairy is Hello Friend, and I went with my favourite pink colour combo for this one, Pink + Bev = Nirvana lol!  I have a few new digital sets in the Digital Sentiment Sets section of the Whimsy store, with more to come in the next few releases.  I’ve used Make a Wish from the Birthday Wishes Sentiments.  I resized it in word (using the format; crop tool) to the size I needed to fit in the top corner of the card.


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I used copic markers to colour the image, and once done I inked in some clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Copic colours used are:

Hair: E40, 42, 44, 47
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Pinks: RV19, 55, 52, 10, 0000
Leaves: YG67, 61
Star: YR27, 24, Y11


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The papers are by First Edition, the kraft coloured one has the most beautiful golden sheen to it … LOVE ♥


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I finished off with some die cut lace (die is from Joanna Sheen) and mulberry flowers. 


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I have two more pink cards to follow in the next week or so, guess I’m well back in my pink phase.


Products from Whimsy Stamps:
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