Friday, 1 June 2018

Remember Moments

This is another husband request for a funeral he attended recently.

Lili of the Valley Tea Time

Card ingredients include:
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Tea Time
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair Red: E13  E15  E18
             Hair Brown: E74  E77  E79
             Light Aqua: G000  BG32  BG72
             Dark Aqua: BG57  BG78  BG99
             Blue: B93  B97  B99
             Steps: W1  W3  W5  E11
             Tea Set: E50  E51  E53
Papers: Kaiser Craft Blue Boy
Other: Lace, twine, flowers, doily, Time for Tea Magazine Freebie die

Aged to Perfection

I've been waiting for this magazine freebie to arrive so was excited to have my first play with it to create this fun card.


Card ingredients include:

Magazine Freebie: Kinetic Creation & Finest Vintage
Other: Tim Holtz stencil, Mother of Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Cricket Silhouette

A close family lost their patriarch last week who was a lover of cricket, so I created this simple silhouette themed card for them.


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Magazine Freebie A Good Sport
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage

Warm Wishes

I'm an addict when it comes to collecting magazine freebies, so when this coffee & tea set came out I jumped to add it to my collection. This is my take on one of the featured cards.


Card ingredients include:

Magazine Freebie: Coffee Break stamp, die & stencil set
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserve
Other: Twine, Cosmic Brown Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Sunday, 20 May 2018

40 & Fabulous!

I was asked to join a friend celebrating her 40th birthday to spend a week in Bali (with no kids and no husbands!) How could I resist that invitation! And to mark the occasion I created this fancy stepped card.

Saturated Canary Night Out

Card ingredients:

Stamp: Saturated Canary Night Out
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair:  E74  E77  E79
             Dress: Y15  E95  RV23  RV25
             Shoes: RV23  RV25  RV09
             Purse: Y13  Y15  E95
Papers: American Crafts 'Happy Place' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Taylored Expression Champagne Flutes, Memory Box Platform Pumps
Other: ric-rac, flowers, Ivory Seashells Nuvo Crystal Drops

You Rock!

Forgot to post this when I made it but this was a special card for a special young fella who celebrated his birthday recently. I had fun playing with a recent magazine freebie stamp set & Distress Inks to create this fancy fold card.


Card ingredients:

Stamps: Sheena Douglass Music & Dance Collection (magazine freebie)
Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio & Salty Ocean



Wednesday, 11 April 2018

New Home

A couple of friends moved house this month so I wanted to create a simple but fun card as a welcome to their new home.


Card ingredients:

Dies: Apple Blossom Ornate Window Die & stencil
Other: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cosmic Brown & Mother of Pearl), twine, flowers, sequins, rhinestones, house chipboard.

Special in every way

A recent make, just for fun.

The Paper Shelter Sunshine

Card ingredients:

Stamp: The Paper Shelter Sunshine
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: Y21  YR23  E35  E37
             Dress: BG70  BG10  BG11  BG32
             Hat: YR000  YR00  E95  RV23
             Flowers : Y13  Y17  YR14, E33  E37  E18
Papers: Create Paper Bloom paper pack, cardstock
Other: Lace, flowers, doily, pearls

Friday, 23 March 2018

Treasure Hunt

I loved this cute image from the Paper Shelter and thought is would make a really cute scene with one of the backgrounds from and old Kit & Clowder monthly class (January 2016). It took me a while to figure out colours but am so happy with the final result!

The Paper Shelter Treasure Hunt

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
Hair: E07  E09  E18  E49
Top: R35  R46  R59, W1  W3
Pants: BG93  BG96  BG99  G99
Boots/Belt: E11  E08  E09, C3  C5  C7  C9
Hat:  C3  C5  C7  C9  100
Bird: R35  R46  R59, Y11  Y15, B12  B06
Map: E50  E51  E53  E33, BG000  B00, E43  E44, YG23  YG63  YG37
Gold: Y11  Y15  Y26  E27
Wood:  E31  E35  E57  E79
Spade: C1  C3  C5  C7
Tree: E43  E44, YG23  YG67  G99
Sand: E50  E81  E53  E84
Sky: B12  B14  B16  B18  B39
Clouds:  BG000  B00
Water:  BG45  B16  B12  E81 E84

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

You are amazing!

Playing around with my pencils on kraft to create a simple card with the focus on the sentiment. This card is for a special and incredibly talented friend who created the masterpiece pet portrait I gave to my Dad for his birthday.



Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Kit & Clowder freebie
Prismacolor Pencils: Pinks: 1014  930  195  937
                    Purples: 1083  956  932
                    Greens: 289  1020  1097
Other: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Nuvo Crystal Drops (crushed grape & sweet lilac), twine

This is the pet portrait that was created using mixed media (and yes this was hand done!)

70 years young!

So my wonderful, hard working father turned 70 this week so I had to create him a special card with a different fold, as he loves all of the wonderful creations that I make him. This time I went with a tri-fold shutter card. Needless to say that he loved it too!

Mo Manning Mo's Digital Pencil Fixer Boy


Mo Manning Mo's Digital Pencil Fixer Boy

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Mo Manning Fixer Boy, Timeless Moments (magazine freebie)
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: E25  E59  E49
             Overalls: W3  B93  B95  B97
             Belt: E11  E13  E08  E09
             Hat: R22  R24  R27  R29
             Top: G00  G02  G05
             Tools: C3  C5  C7
Papers: Basic Grey 'Bowties' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Memory Box Man Tools, Die Versions Socket
Other: white & chrome embossing powder, twine, wooden numerals

Reach for the Star*s

I finally found some glow in the dark embossing powder, but I didn't realise that it would emboss clear so I'm playing around with how to use it.


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Upon a Star & Out of this World
Dies: Enjoy the journey trees, Lawn Fawn grassy border, Annelies Karduks Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Stitch Squares
Distress Oxide Ink: Seedless Preserve, Faded Jeans, Black Soot
Other: White & glow in the dark embossing powder

Baby Girl

The impending arrival of a much awaited first child was imminent so I got creative and came up with this sweet little card for the little girl.

Lili of the Valley Rocking Horse

Card Ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Onesie: RV11  R83  RV34  E04
             Horse: W00  W1  W3  W5
             Mane: W7  W9  100
             Rockers: E31  E35  E57  E79
             Background: YR30  E50  E51 
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Pitter Patter' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Memory Box Banner Parade, Die Versions A little mint alpha, Paper Smooches Onesie
Other: Shabby Pink embossing powder, lace, twine, button, ribbon, pearl strand, doily, flowers, pearl brad.

Lili of the Valley Rocking Horse

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Hey There!

Somehow I ended up with 6 kids at my place, so I hid in my studio with the door shut and create this sweet little scene with one of my new digis!

The Paper Shelter Kitty Acrobatics

Card Ingredients:

Copics: Skin:  E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: R32  R35  R39  R59
             Overalls: BV20  BV23  BV25  BV29
             Top: BG70  G00  G02
             Socks: BG70  G00  G02, B60  BV000  BV00
             Kitty: E50  E31  E35  R32  R35
Paper: Hunkydory Boutique Chic paper pack, glitter cardstock
Dies: Lala Land Heart Border
Other: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean, Sweet Lilac & Ivory Seashells), flowers.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Sweet Day

Having a play with this gorgeous, sweet new digi from The Paper Shelter and coloured her up nice & bright. I then made my own background paper with Distress Oxides and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

The Paper Shelter Mad About Goodies

Card ingredients:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: RV23  RV25  RV19
             Purple: RV63  V15  V17  V09
             Green: G00  BG34  BG72
             Chair: C3  C5  C7
             Background: BV31  B60  C00  B0000, E50  Y23  Y26
Paper: Cardstock, watercolour paper
Distress Oxide Ink: Seedless Preserve, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick
Other: White embossing powder, Royal Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. twine, lace, flower, metal heart brad.

The Paper Shelter Mad About Goodies

I'm playing along with: