14 August 2015

Floating away

Its Friday friends :)
I had my eldest home from school today with yet another virus. This winter we seem to have had our fair share of the germies being spread around at school.  It gave me a good chance to have a sit at my desk and colour while he played on the computer.

This sweetie is one of the new stamps from Magnolia's Boho Collection. I am not sure of her name as yet but I am sure we will see a pre-release sale come up very soon. 

I have masked her onto the "Flower Cloud" from the With Love 2013 collection.  The images are coloured with Copics and the background was sponged with Memento Sky ink.  Previously I was sponging my backgrounds with Distress Inks, but I found that it was smudging the Memento that I used to stamp the image, making the background all murky so I've moved across to Memento to do the background as well. Once upon a time I would have coloured the background with Copics as well, but I use so much expensive Copic ink doing so. Sponging is more economical.

The papers are Maja Design "Coffee in the Arbour". 
All of the embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

There are a few Doo Hickey dies used in the card too. 
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this gorgeous collection, if the stamp club is a teaser, we're in for some beautiful stamps. 

I hope you get a chance to do some craft this weekend! I have a few more stamps sitting on my desk which are calling for some attention.
Until next time, happy crafting xx

02 August 2015

Ribbon Girl challenge - Add ribbons

Happy Sunday friends, 
It is time for the next Ribbon Girl card challenge and this week we're looking for RIBBONS!

I have quite a bit of fun Ribbon Girl loveliness on my card (30mm Shabby White Ruffled Ribbon, 16mm Ivory Pleated Satin Ribbon, Buttermilk Tiny Ric Rac, Lace Flower Applique Trim Antique White, Apples, Green, bunch of 3, Taupe Pretty Blooms Flowers)  all of which can be found in their faby store 

I have used two older Magnolia stamps from A Little Yummy collection of 2009 masked together. 

The image is coloured with Copics and the papers are Kaisercraft. 

I hope you get a chance to come and join in the fun at The Ribbon Girl challenge!
Until next time, happy crafting xx

30 July 2015

All things grow better with Love

What's this? A water coloured image? wow, yes it has been a little while since I did one of these. And I am waaaay out of practice. It was kind of fun though so expect to see me practicing a bit more :) 

The new Magnolia stamp club arrived in my mail box yesterday. The new stamps are so cute! I couldn't wait to ink up this little beauty.  I've masked her with a background stamp from Butterfly Dreams 2011, Stone Path, I thought the pretty flowers went well together.

The papers are new from Kaisercraft, Botanicals. I do love a lavender and green combo. 
All of the embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.  

A little close up of my kind of rough painting..... lots of practice is needed.... so watch this space! 
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week xx

07 July 2015

Blogging in the tulips

Doesn't everyone? Just lay in a patch of tulips to blog? No?
haha, ok, no, I don't either. I just thought it was cute for Tilda to hang out with her laptop in the garden. 

This is Follow Me Tilda from the WWW15 collection. She is masked with an older stamp - I think  2008/2009 but I can't be sure and I can't find her online :(

I've used a couple of doo hickey dies, spellbinders, and for a change, a punch! Wow, it feels like ages since I used a punch. 

The pretty lace and flowers are from the Ribbon Girls.

The papers are Kaisercraft. Edges inked with DI Vintage Photo.
Well, that's it from me for today!
See you soon x

05 July 2015

Ribbon Girl July Card challenge

Happy Sunday friends, 
Its Ribbon Girl Card challenge day and this week we're looking for Anything Goes with the option of Stars or Stripes.  I've gone with both.

I have paired Mail Tilda (WWW15) with loads of gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies - Bark stars, Starburst Stamen Lilac, 16mm Lilac Velvet ribbon, 5mm Lilac Crystals, 1 Beaded Berries Lilac/Purple/White, Mocha 10mm Open Roses, 25mm Faux Hession natural, Buttermilk Tiny Ric Rac, Taupe Pretty Blossoms flowers

For a change I've gone with a sepia style of colouring, using the E40-E49 range of Copics. All of the distressing is done with DI Vintage Photo.  The cute negative frame around Tilda is by Darkroom Door.   The card base is cut using a Spellbinders set.

I hope you get a chance to come and play at the Ribbon Girl card challenge

I have another card to share with you later on in the week,
Until then, have a great week!