Monday, 30 September 2013

Birthday Balloon


Just popped in to share a cute little window card with you today.  I followed a sketch from the Less is More blog.

Balloon and background are from Kaiser Craft papers.
Dies used:
Quickutz - nesting circles
Memory Box - Puffy clouds
Memory Box - Modern Landscape Border
Clouds were also embossed with Sizzix embossing folder (Swirls)
Sentiment reads "Happy Birthday". Stamped with Dovecraft alphabet stamp set.
Hope you like my window card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Cuttlebug Mania - Flying high
Less is More #139 - Sketch #10
Crafty Catz #200 - Birthday

Yay!! I made runner up for the Cuttlebug Mania Flying High challenge.

Friday, 13 September 2013



Today's card contains a technique called ghosting which I have learnt from Shea Marshall from the Inspired by Stamping site.  Please click here if you wish to see the tutorial.

For the background I "ghosted" the leaves in a random fashion then flicked some water for the little splashed effect.  I had so much fun with this new technique and I think it looks great.
For some added interest I stamped and embossed some butterflies in the corner with clear embossing powder.  Then stamped and embossed some more butterflies in white for the little popped up panel.  The sentiment is also embossed in white and reads "always".
Stamps used:
Butterflies - Grace Taylor (sorry, don't know which set it came from, lost the packaging)
Leaves - BasicGrey, Dainty set
Sentiment - Stampin Up, Small Script set
Hope you enjoyed my card today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Less is More #136 - Colour challenge  - dark green and rust
Allsorts #223 - Butterflies
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything goes
BasicGrey challenge #102 - Anything goes - BasicGrey, Dainty stamp set
Anything Goes Challenge blog #100 - In the garden + add some butterflies
Just for Fun challenge #2 - Colours of Autumn
Vintage Stamping Challenge #12 - Anything from your garden

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Butterfly Baby

Hello Bloggers,

I am so excited to be sharing this card with you.

I created a subtle background by stamping some word stamps in versamark, from a stamp set called Favorite Features by See-Ds.  Then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Hopefully this picture shows the lovely sheen on the embossed background.
Ribbon, button, and cloud die cuts were added to the card.  Also added a mini handcut butterfly.  Glitter was used to highlight the butterfly and the heart on the baby wings. Faux stitching was added to the clouds to make it stand out a little more.
I kept the whole background white as I really wanted to show off my little coloured image. 

The image is called Butterfly Baby by Krista Smith and is coloured with copics using the no-lines technique.  This is my first attempt at colouring this way and seriously I didn't know what I was doing half the time.  Not an easy way to colour my friends. Needless to say I went super slow.  Thankfully, there is a super talented lady called Zoe from Make it Crafty.  I have watched her colouring videos many times before I felt ready to try this awesome colouring technique.  Quite a long time later I ended up with this little cutie.  I know I have a long way to go before I can colour like Zoe but oh! was I proud of myself.  Not bad for a first try.  Not bad at all!!  If you ignore some wonky bits and squint your eyes then this baby is just perfect...LOL.

The inside of the card is subtly decorated with clear embossing and a another handcut mini butterfly.  The words read "Darling dimples".
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today.
Goodnight everyone.
Saturated Canary #51 - Colouring technique - No lines.
Crafty Ribbons challenge #60 - Anything goes with ribbon
Allsorts #223 - Butterflies
Inky Chicks #12 - Real or faux stitching
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything goes
Created with Love challenge #57 - Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Glitter, Buttons
Cuttlebug Mania - Back to nature - Memory box Puffy Clouds die
Dream Valley Challenge #65 - Purple and Green