Sunday, 25 March 2018

Worm Birthday Wishes

Hello all! 

I hope you have all had a good week. I've been busy with magazine work and coming up with some illustrations for a future issue of Crafts Beautiful.

The last card I posted was the birthday fishes using the Birthday Buddies stamp set by Paper Smooches. Well I have another little card created using the same stamp set. This features an adorable little worm popping his head out of the ground.

What you need...

Stamps: Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Card stock: Kraft
Alcohol markers: Copic
Fine liner: black
Gel pen: white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine

What do you think? I think he's perfect for a male birthday card, especially with the Kraft card blank and the muted colours. 

This card is a small one, it measures 8.5cm x 12.5cm (3 3/8" x 5"). As it such an unusual size, it's the perfect opportunity to create a snazzy envelope. I love the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. 

As I tend to do quite a few unusual sized cards it means I can create the perfect sized envelope. The board has all the measurement printed on it for quick reference and a punch to make professional rounded edges.

I'm going to head off now, I made a brill birthday card for my husband Simon. I keep looking at it and giggling. It's his birthday on Tuesday 27th March, so I'll post it up soon after.

Thank you for popping by, see you soon!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Birthday Fishes

Happy St Patrick's Day my lovelies! I would like to wish June & Stephen a special hello today (your card is on it's way).

One of my fave stamp set brands is Paper Smooches and there is a set that I have had for a while and hadn't got round to using...until now.

What you need...

Stamps: Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Card stock: white, mid aqua
Dies: circle
Alcohol markers: Copic
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Gems: clear
White gel pen

This cute set includes some adorable characters such as a gopher, worm, chick, fish and pooch with birthday pun sentiments. There is also a die set available that  co-ordinates with these stamps. Check out the Paper Smooches website for more great stuff.

Sadly the photo makes the aqua of the card stock bluer than it is. I added the smallest star to the top of the fish hats and used the bubbles on the main card highlighted with white gel pen.

I've done another little card using this set, so I'll be back soon to share it with you. Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Hello peeps!

I have another Christmas card to share with you. Again I have used stamps that I've had for a while. I'm trying not to buy anymore as I have so many that I don't use enough. Of course, being a crafter, if a gorgeous set is released by a manufacturer, I may have to have it :o) 

What you need...

Stamps: Snow Day - The Cat's Pajamas
Patterned paper: Fa La La 6x6 Paper Pad - Crate Paper
Dies: circles
Alcohol markers: Copic
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine

I have a couple of stamp sets by this artist from The Cat's Pajamas and it is still available from their website (click here). The other one is the adorable bunny too.

The Fa La La paper pad is full of cute images and patterns with a soft colour palette of pinks, reds, greens and some with gold foiling. Not sure how available this pad is now, but this stamp set would look good with any colour palette.

I hope you are all having a lovely day, thank you for stopping by and see you soon! x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mother's Day - Lovely Day

Hello peeps!

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely Mums out there. I am Mum to a cat, chickens and fish :o)

I created this card for my Mum. I was inspired by a card I did sometime ago for one of my Cosmic Colours Challenge. I loved the colours I used and the stamp set by Paper Smooches is just adorable.

Here is my card...

What you need...

Stamps: Blossoming Buds - Paper Smooches
Embossing Folder: Layered Scallops - Echo Park
Card stock: aqua blue, white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Alcohol markers - Copic

The colour scheme I used in the Cosmic Colours Challenge was the Cassis Color by Design Seeds®.

It's so bright, fresh and Spring like, perfect for Mother's Day. I'm sure she'll love it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back soon with another cute card.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Exploding Easter Box Card - PaperCrafter Issue 119

Hello again my lovelies!

The new issue of PaperCrafter is out today and I have a couple of projects to share with you. The one I want to show you today is my Easter chick exploding box card. All my digi stamps and templates to create this cute card are available to download for free from PaperCrafter.

Everything you need to create this cute card along with step by step instructions can be found here. You can download the templates here along with lots of other templates, papers and images. You will need to register, but it is free, quick and easy to do.

The beauty of this card is that it will fold flat and fit in an A5 envelope.

I also have an adorable cat shaped card in this issue, so I will be back soon with images and details of that card.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the PaperCrafter website for oodles of inspiration and ideas!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Snow Happy!

Hello there peeps!

As you may know, I'm trying to make a stock of Christmas cards throughout the year, as I always run out of time when it gets nearer to Christmas.

There is a cute little stamp that I've had for a couple of years and have never got round to using it (I can't be the only one who buys stamps when they see them in case they run out of stock/get discontinued).

What you need...

Stamps: Frostier (KS207) - Stamping Bella; Believe in the Magic (CD001) - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum 6x6 Paper Pad - My Mind's Eye
Ink pad: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Alcohol markers: Copics
Coloured Pencils: Polychromos - Faber-Castell

I coloured the base colour on the image with Copics and then added the shading and highlights with pencils and blended. I tried to match the colours of the image with the beautiful colours of the paper.

I hope you like this cute little card, I  thought the snow was apt after the weather we've had lately!

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon! x