Safari card

Hello. I hope you are well.

Today I am sharing my safari card.

I used lots of distress ink and a stamp set from My Favourite Things called Safari Party.

To start I used the stitched hillside dies from Lawn Fawn and the grass border die from Honey Bee Stamps to cut the shapes for the background from watercolour paper. I used Distress inks to blend these and the sky.

Next I coloured the cute critters from the Safari Party stamp set and cut them with my scan n cut.

The birds were from a different MET set they were chicks which I coloured to look like parrots as I wanted something to go in the sky.

Once I had all my pieces I started building the scene by layering the background then tucking the animals in place and securing using my tape runner.

To finish off I stamped two sentiments from the stamp set.

I hope you like the card. Thanks for dropping by.

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Doughnuts Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are well.

Today I have a card to share with you using a stamp set from the new Mama Elephant release.

These cute images were such fun to colour. I used the Mama Elephant set called Donut Treats with the Grid Window creative cuts die.

To start I used Distress ink to blend a light pink background for the card. Then I die cut the grid window frame and attached it to the background.

I used Copic Markers to colour the images of the mice and doughnuts, giving each mouse a hat to match their treat! I used my scan n cut to cut out the images.

I then attached the images on the the card.

To finish off I attached a sentiment from the stamp set and used liquid pearls to add dots for some additional interest and texture.

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Happy Crafting.

Scene card.

Hello. I hope you are well. The lovely sunny days we were having have now been replaced by cloudy cooler days. Hopefully sunny days will be back soon.

Today I wanted to share my scene card with you.

I used a new stamp set called critter concert from Lawn Fawn combined with one if their older sets joy into the woods.

I started by using the Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle dies to cut the background and frame from watercolour paper.

Next I stamped the birch trees on to the background and used distress ink to watercolour the background trees, sky and grass.

I then used Distress Oxide inks to ink blend the frame. I cut and ink blended a grass border from Honey Bee Stamps and stuck the frame and grass border together to make the background.

I used Copic markers to colour three of the cute images from the stamp set the bear, fox and racoon.

Then die cut them and attached to the card. To finish I added a Happy Birthday sentiment from the set.

I hope you like the finished card.

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Ink blending

I love that moment when you peel back the masking paper after some ink blending.

I wasn’t sure where the card was heading I just wanted some blended circles and to play with my Distress Oxide inks.

I chose simelar colours to blend together. I am currently in the process of widening my Distress Oxide ink collection. I find it blends so beautifully on smooth card stock. I always used to use watercolour paper for blending with regular distress inks. I find the Oxide inks so easy to blend with hardly any effort and on a wider variety of cardstock.

To make the background I made a mask of circles by die cutting three circles on to a piece of masking paper in the positions I wanted them on the card. I then stuck down the masking paper on to the card and blended the inks. Then peeled off the masking paper leaving the circles perfectly formed.

I have been sorting through stamp sets that I have accumulated from craft magazine gifts and came across a nature set which was perfect for black stamping against the colours. Sadly the stamp set doesn’t have a name printed on it so I can’t remember where it came from or what it is called.

I used my misti stamping tool to stamp the images on to the circles, then added some gems to finish.

Here is the finished postcard.

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Cross Stitch obsession

Hello. Today I thought I would share my other crafty obsession apart from my card making.

I started Cross Stitch after buying a magazine from a supermarket shelf. I had a a go at the free kit and became hooked. Here it is..

I stitched charts from magazines. for a while but then I discovered Bothy Threads.

I love Bothy Threads because their kits are mostly full cross stitch. Their designs include the Gorjuss Range, cut thru designs and my favourite the Wrendale Designs animals. Here is my Wrendale Peacock..

They also have lots of other designs, there is something for everyone.

Here is my Bothy Exotic Birds…

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Princess Card

Hello. I hope you are well. We are enjoying the bank holiday weekend sunshine here.

I am sharing the princess card I made today. I couldn’t resist the new stamp set from Clearly Besotted called fairy tale princess.

I coloured in the images with copic markers. This is the first time I have had a go at colouring gold with copics. I was pleased with the result.

I started with some watercolour paper to make the card and used Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to cut the background and frame. I then used Distress Oxide ink to add the colour. I added an acetate window to the frame.

I stamped the sentiment and filled the base with some sequins from Neat and Tangled this colour mix is my favourite.

I attached the images to the acetate window and used foam tape to attach the window to the base.

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