Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Feeling under the weather?

I'm back with another House Mouse card today, this time using a sweet Spring Tulip stamp set from Joanna Sheen. I coloured in the image using Distress Markers and added some glossy accents onto the rain drops. I opted for a shaped card for this image, as I always seem to reach for the square card blanks! The lovely little sentiment came with the stamp set and is just perfect for the image.
I matted and layered the image onto some designer paper and added some pretty flowers to match the colours in the image. Finally, I twisted some of the flower stems to fit under the flowers and added some gems and swirls. I think the photo came out a bit darker than I would have liked, it is a very dreary day here today in Kent. 

Card ingredients:

  • Tulip Stamp Set - Joanna Sheen 
  • Designer Papers - First Edition - Spring Feast
  • Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Dies - Go Kreate Frilly Frame - Swirls Crealies - Sentiment Die X-Cut
  • Gems - The Hobby House
  • Shaped Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
I have been inspired to make this card by The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge 170 - Splish Splash and Gruffies & Guests Challenge 5 - Anything Goes With The Option of Spring. I hope you like my card today, thank you for visiting my blog. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

You Brighten my Day

I spent a very relaxing evening yesterday colouring this very pretty image from Lili of the Valley, it's one of their new fairy stamps and I have to say my favourite of the new release. I coloured in the image with Distress Markers and I couldn't wait to make my card with it today! I added some Glamour Dust to the fairies wings for a bit of sparkle. Then, I teamed up the image with Maja Papers and stamped the sentiment onto kraft card using a Versafine Vintage Sepia ink pad. I stitched around the edges of the paper and added some flowers, ribbon and pearls. 

 A close up of the colouring and glitter.
Card ingredients:
  • Stamps - LOTV Time Flies & Sentiment is from a Create and Craft LOTV exclusive 'Oh So Girlie' set. 
  • Dies - Spellbinders Labels 17 - Crealies Leaves  
  • Flowers & Pearls - The Hobby House
  • Ribbon - Creative Expressions
  • Papers - Maja Design, Vintage Autumn Basics
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope my card inspires you and any comments would be appreciated, I love receiving and reading them. I will be entering my card into the following challenges. 

  1. LOTV's Ideas to Inspire - May Challenge Fairies
  2. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pretty Pastels
  3. The Ribbon Girls Blogspot - May Lovely Lili Challenge - Add Pearls
  4. Crafty Little Fairies - May -In the Garden
  5. A Gem of A Challenge - 119 - Your Favourite Colour Combo 

Monday, 12 May 2014

If nothing changed...


I made this card this afternoon and was really pleased with it and thought I would share it on my blog. You know when you have an idea for a card and then when you make it up, it never turns out how you thought it would in your mind? Well this one turned out much better than planned for a change! 

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of DP within the same pack as the background paper, using brown ink. I cut the image out using a Spellbinders die and then matted by drawing around the die and cutting out in caramel card stock. I glittered all around the edge's of the DP using a quickie glue pen, matted and layered and then added this gorgeous die cut butterfly. Finally I finished off with a few gems.

Card Ingredients:
  • Sentiment stamp Dinkies No Butterflies - Little Claire 
  • Memory Box Butterfly Die - Oyster Stamps
  • Wild Rose Studios Designer Papers - Hobby Art
  • Dies - Spellbinders Labels 22
  • Caramel Card - Limetree Crafts
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Maroon Card - Papermill Direct
  • Gems & Glamour Dust Glitter - Joanna Sheen
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you like my card. Any comments would be gratefully received. 

Friday, 9 May 2014

House Mouse Summer

Well I said on a previous post I love Lili of the Valley. Well I have a second love and that is House Mouse! When I saw this months theme of Sunny Days on the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog, I thought I would join in and have a go. I have had this un-inked stamp set that I brought from Joanna Sheen some time and sadly it is now retired from the online store. I was a bit put off by the amount of colouring involved on this stamp, but this challenge spurred me on to give it a go. I coloured the image to match the backing papers using Promarkers, Copics and Prisma Colour Pencils. I used glossy accents on the ice cubes as it was crying out for it and I used my clear Wink of Stella pen over the top of the glossy accents, which gave a gentle shimmer (This doesn't show up in the photo). I decided to stamp the sentiment straight onto the backing paper as an after thought, always a scary moment that it might go horribly wrong, luckily it turned out fine this time! I added some stitching, ribbon and gems to embellish. Finally I couldn't resist colouring the little single mouse and so I added that onto the card as well. 
House Mouse Summer stamps

Card ingredients:
  • Stamps - Joanna Sheen - House Mouse Summer Parasol
  • DP - MME Sunny 
  • Red Card - American Crafts textured card stock
  • Embellishments - From stash 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you like my card and any comments will be very much appreciated.