26 March 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!
And thanks to everyone that played along with us last time. 

This week we have no topping option, so get creative and come and share your projects with us!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

All stamps and die-namics are from My Favorite Things.
Other: Copic Markers, Stitching, Sprinkles embellishments.

24 March 2015

Baked With Love - for The Scrapbook Store

I saw the adorable new Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called ‘Baked With Love’ pop up on the website and immediately had to go and get it. It is just so cute!
baked with love
To create the card, I started by die-cutting all of the pieces and then stamping them using Memento tuxedo black ink, since I was going to colour them with Copic Markers.
Once I had coloured them, I arranged them and layered some of the front elements up on dimensional tape. I used a die from the Blueprints 20 set by My Favorite Things because I love the stitched element on it.
For the sentiment, I couldn’t find a cardstock to match the Copic colours I had used, so to create the ‘Thanks’ I used white X-press it card and scribbled the same colour marker onto a portion of the cardstock before cutting it out. For the ‘you are sweet’ part of the sentiment, I combined elements of the two sentiments that came with the stamp set.
I wanted the background cardstock to match up with the elements on the main panel, so I used the cupcake and heart stamps in the set to stamp the background. I then stitched around the edge before mounting it onto a white card.
To finish it all off I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to add a little sparkle to the card. Which is really hard to photograph but looks great in real life bakes with love closeup
Copic colours used:
R20, R21, R22, R24
BG11, BG23, BG32, BG34
COO, C1, C3, C5
E40, 342

Sorry, I forgot!

I am still playing along with the fun 30 day colouring challenge being run by Kathy over at The Daily Marker. This is one of the images I coloured the other day from WPlus9, using watercolour paints.

20 March 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #255 - Just add Eggs or Ovals

Hello friends!

Well with Easter just around the corner, this weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is sure to give you some inspiration for those Easter Projects!

For my card this week I busted out a cute little Whipper Snapper Egg stamp that I have had for several years. He is just so cute!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs
Cardstock/DSP: Bo Bunny patterned paper, Xpress It Copic Paper, black card stock
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Copic Markers, white embossing powder, versa mark ink, Doodlebug Sprinkles

18 March 2015

You Rock! - For The Scrapbook Store

Since the rest of my family are all heavily into music, the new range of dies from My Favorite Things from The Scrapbook Store is a huge hit around here. Especially the adorable little iPods!
Oddly enough though, this card didn’t start out with the iPod die, but rather the background. I was playing around with the gorgeous Inka-Gold Old Silver paste and created the background using a Memory Box Stencil. I loved the effect so much that I added the sparkly gold iPod to finish off the card.
gold ipod

I cut the iPod out using Gold and Silver Foil cardstock but left the screen white so that I could stamp the image from the coordinating stamp set.

gold ipod closeup
To finish off the card, I mounted the white card onto some more gold foil and mounted that onto black card using double sided foam tape.
I then mounted him on some navy blue cardstock before mounting that with double sided tape onto some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

15 March 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #219

I coloured up this cute little kitty image from MFT stamps today as part of the 30 Day Colour challenge and so I decided to make a card with this week's challenge sketch. I cannot believe that I missed the rounded top corner on the card, so cross with myself! But since I had sewed on it with the sewing machine it was too late to change it.

This is the sketch.

And here is my card.

Stamps, dies and stencils: MFT Stamps
Other: Copic Markers, versamark ink, clear embossing powder, silver stickles, wink of stella clear brush pen.

March Sketch Challenge for The Scrapbook Store

Hello friends! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I am heading to the other side of the country tomorrow for a few days to celebrate hubby's graduation (he is receiving his PhD) but really wanted to play along with the fun sketch from The Scrapbook Store for this month.

Even though this is a scrapbook sketch, I have used the main panel to create a card and I think it works really well.

After die-cutting the window from X-Press It Copic Cardstock I stamped the bunnies using Memento black ink and coloured them with Copic Markers. I then coloured around the bunnies using a blue watercolour pencil from Prima.

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'Somebunny'
Dies: My Favorite Things window and layered rose Dienamics
Paper/Cardstock: Lawn Fawn
Other: Copic Markers, Prima Watercolour Pencils, black satin ribbon, white brad, white opal liquid pearls.