06 March 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #253 - Inspiration Challenge

This week over at Just Add Ink we have a gorgeous inspiration pic for you to work with!

I figured the butterflies would be pretty popular so I decided to go with the colour scheme and the circles on the bed linen to create my card.

Dies: Memory Box large circles, My Favorite Things banner dies.
Other: Kaiser rhinestones.

05 March 2015

Bird Crazy - for The Scrapbook Store

bird crazy closeup

These new crazy looking birds from Tim Holtz are not normally my style, but I just could not resist them! There is just something about them that really appealed to me. Maybe because a few of them look how I feel most days!I stamped this little guy onto some Ranger water colour paper in Ranger Archival black ink. Then I coloured him using the gorgeous new Kuretake Japanese watercolour paints. I mixed in some Perfect Pearls powder and a little water into the paint to give it a real shimmer. Hard to see in the picture, but in real life it adds such a pretty shine to the image. I finished him off with a cute little die cut bow tie.

For the sentiment, I didn’t really have a pre-made one that I thought was suitable to go with the befuddled look on his face, so I created this one using Milo’s Alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn. I love that this set comes with multiples of each letter so you can create your whole sentiment in one go and stamp it together.
To finish off the card, I just splattered a little of the paint onto the background using the same colours I had coloured the image with, and added a few gold Doodlebug sprinkles.
I then mounted him on some navy blue cardstock before mounting that with double sided tape onto some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

27 February 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Make it masculine!

It's challenge time again over at Seize the Birthday!
And this week we have a fun topping option for you.

Make it Masculine!

That's right, we want you to make some masculine themed projects. 
But remember you don't have to use the topping option, 
just keep it a Birthday theme!

The choice is  yours.

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'Level Up' and 'Grid' background.
Dies: My Favorite Things Game Controller
Ink: Versamark, Red Ink
Cardstock: Red and Black
Other: Doodlebug Sprinkles, White embossing powder, black twine

24 February 2015

Saturated Canary 'Jeans and a Tee' Card - For The Scrapbook Store

How adorable is this Saturated Canary image? I just knew I had to make a card with her as soon as I saw her in the store! Supplies used on this card are available at The Scrapbook Store - individual links below.saturated canary birthday
I started by stamping the image with Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’ ink onto X-Press It Cardstock and then colouring her with Copic Markers. I chose the colours based on the paper I had decided to use from.saturated canary birthday closeup
I then decided I wanted to frame her and used the new Square Shaker Box frames from Memory Box. These are great even if you don’t want to make a shaker card! I chose black as I thought it would really stand out against the gorgeous coral colour of the papers.
Once I had stitched around the edge of my patterned paper, I added some ribbon that I had at home (as close a match as I could find) and then used some double sided foam mounting tape to pop her up off the card for a little dimension. I also added some clear Wink of Stella and some little Kaisercraft rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle.

Copic Marker Colours:
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20.
Lips: RV32, RV34
Eyes: G07, G17, G21
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt: R20, R21, R22, R24
Rose: R24, R27, R29
Outline: BG10, BG11

22 February 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #251 - Thank You

Firstly I must apologise for my challenge post being late! I went away for a long weekend down south with my girls to visit my best friend and totally forgot to organise my post before I left.

But, better late than never right?  This is my card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink which is - JUST ADD THANKS. I have created a cute shaker card using the new Somebunny Stamps from My Favorite Things.

Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things
Cardstock/Paper: Kraft and white card stock, paper by Doodlebug
Other: Copic markers, stitching, sequins

17 February 2015

Game Controller Card for The Scrapbook Store

This week I have a fun card that would be perfect for that little (or big) gamer in the family!
Game Controller card
To create my card I used the new ‘Game Controller’ die from MFT Die-namics, and because these dies are so full of detail I have kept the rest of the card pretty clean and simple.
For more detailed instructions on how I created this card and to purchase the products used, please pop over to The Scrapbook Store Blog. 
Game Controller card closeup2
Dies: MFT Die-namics ‘Game Controller’
Cardstock: Bazzill Marshmallow - blue, light grey

16 February 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch AND Colour Challenge

I have been so busy that I haven't had time to play along with the MFT challenges the last couple of weeks but this week I was determined to make time to play!

And I even managed to combine the two challenges to create my card this week.


I also busted out some of my new MFT goodies which arrived on Friday! Loving all the music themed stuff this month, perfect for my family. I know these will get a LOT of use :)

All stamps, die-namics and stencils are from My Favorite Things.