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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mary, Mary..........

Good morning, We are having such a mixed bunch of weather at the moment, flip flops yesterday - boots today!!!! Hopefully spring will finally arrive and keep us in flip flops soon!

Today is another brand new release over at Scrapper's Delights and the coloring pages keep coming! These are great scenes that you can print in any size so can just color or make into a card like I have done with The Fairy Trio


Aren't they adorable! I printed the PNG scene onto some patterned paper that looks like the pages of a book. This meant they stayed white on the paper and I could color them using my copic markers. I then added the first line from the nursery rhyme Mary Mary quite contrary as I felt this matched the cute image.
My design was then matted onto a white card base with some red card pulling in from the colors I used on the image. 
I have had the little ladybug in my stash for ages and I felt this was the perfect card to use him on.

Head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Store to see all of the new releases.
We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do
Why not stop by the Scrapper's Delight Facebook page for regular news on and inspiration from my Teamies and keep your eyes peeled on my blog for new releases from them!







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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crafty Friend

Good morning - it looks a gorgeous morning here but it is sooo cold!

A good day to stay in and craft which brings me to my inspiration card for Scrapper's Delights. Don't forget they have a challenge running over on the blog where you could win yourself some money to buy their gorgeous digital stamps.

Meet Crafty Honey who is about to use her markers:


She's not like me - I need a desk to color on - I could never lay on the floor!

She has been colored using Copic Markers and then I have used Polychromo pencils to deepen the shading. 
I made a 7x5 inch card base and matted this with turquoise card and patterned paper. I then die cut the scribble and the circle frame for my sentiment in the same card. Once I adhered these to my card I fussy cut Honey and added her. The sentiment is part of the digital stamp bundle and I resized this so it would fit in the frame and printed in white card adding it to the center of the round frame.
A few dots of Nuvo drops just balanced the design.

Head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Store to see all of their stunning images
We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do
Why not stop by the Scrapper's Delight Facebook page for regular news on and inspiration from my Teamies and keep your eyes peeled on my blog for new releases from them!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cherry Blossoms and Lilacs

Good Morning, today I am sharing my 2nd guest designer spot for Inspired by Stamping and today I am using the gorgeous Cherry Blossom Stamp set on 2 cards. I have also used papers and ribbon from the store


 

My first card focuses on the main image from the set - the gorgeous cherry blossoms

I first matted my white card base with green and white card I used design paper from the Spring Lilacs Pad wrapping lilac vellum and Crochet Tape around the lower before adhering to the card base.


I stamped the flowers onto lilac vellum using embossing ink and heat embossed with white powder.




then colored the flowers using pencil to deepen the purple coloring. I stamped 2 of the image and cut them out I fussy cut the larger flower from the second spray, shaped this and adhered it to the top of the others lifting the petals to give dimension.
I then stamped a sentiment from the Cherry Blossom stamp set on to the strip of vellum. A few tonal pearls just balanced the card


My second card was made from the same Spring Lilacs papers and Cherry Blossom Stamp set


I made my main focus the sentiment on this card


After die cutting one of the stunning Spring Lilac papers I matted cream card base with purple card and the paper - wrapping Crochet tape around the center.
I then stamped my sentiment onto the same cream card as my base and using Fancy Labels 3 die set I cut the larger shape from purple card and my sentiment with the circle die


I added a few pearl accents and a simple to make card turned into an elegant design.




The IBS store has some gorgeous stamp sets, paper and embellishments that all coordinate making it easy to choose supplies for your card designs. I hope you have liked what I have done with just a small collection.


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