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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Cupcake Treat


It's no secret that I love Sylvia Zet's sweet images. Honestly if I had the time I would colour every one of her stamps up as soon as they were released, but with work and other commitments sometimes I have to wait till I can get them on a card.

I adore this sweet image called Cupcake Treat, it's totally sweet and lots of fun and perfect for all sorts of cards. If you're in the UK or Europe you can buy this stamp from Dies to Die for.

Today I've made a card in my more usual softly shabby style, and kept the colouring very light along with the papers.

Coloured in my usual distress ink markers, I've mostly stuck to neutrals and pinks, though the pink is fairly bright to give it a little lift.

Frayed Burlap, Esspresso, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry

I used some Wink of Stella on the wings, which you can just about see in the pic below, but it's so much more sparkly in real life!

The papers I used are from the gorgeous House of Roses collection from Lemoncraft, I've linked them for you below along with some scrummy embellishments from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for dropping by,

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Christmas Penguin in Red


I'm so sorry I've been absent for a while. As you know my Dad died recently and I haven't really felt up to blogging and Facebooking, though I have been crafting a little as it's helped me to just immerse myself in that for a bit.

Anyway, I thought I would drop in quickly to share this little penguin card that I made a while back, this was actually one of my kits I put together for the Whimsy Craft Retreat in September and is a revamp of the card I made for the September release, but this time I went with red, white and grey.

I hope you like it, I've listed the things I used below as well as links to the places I bought them where possible.

Thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Whimsy October Release - Crissy Armstrong - Christmas Spaniels

This is a scheduled post as I'm currently journeying down south to say goodbye to my Dad in his final hours.

This should have been 2 cards and I have another spaniel from the set all coloured up, but I didn't get time to get the card finished with everything that's happened in the last few days, so I will have to share that one separately at a later date.

So.....Spaniels....don't you just love them? We used to have a black English Cocker Spaniel years ago and she was soooooo pretty, so when I saw the Christmas Spaniels from Crissy Armstrong I just knew I had to colour these up.

I was lucky enough to spend some time with the super sweet Crissy at the Whimsy Stamps Craft Retreat and she told me she loved Spaniels too and would love to have one. I think you can tell by the way she's drawn them.
Spaniels come in lots of different shades so I chose a different colour for each Spaniel and for this one I chose a blonde colour.

I've coloured her with distress inks and paired her with some lovely Whimsy paper from the Christmas Cheer pad and some smooth white cardstock matted with a little deep red.

The sentiment is from the recently released Scripty Occasions and I finished off with a small snowflake cut with the Layered Snowflake dies, and covered with plenty of Glamour Dust and then a few red gems.

If you're in the UK or Europe you can purchase most of the supplies I've used over at Dies to Die for.

That's all from me, I may be off the radar for a while, but I hope you'll understand.