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.


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


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.


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


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?


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

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


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.


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.


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)


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.


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


Whimsy Stamps products (all linked)

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