Tuesday 4 April 2023

Mini Magnolia Birthday Card

Good afternoon!  Today I'd like to share a recent birthday card I made using some super cute mini Magnolia stamps of the Jubilee Collection.  Aren't they just adorable?  The papers are from Maja Design and the 15 was hand cut and added to the stitche circle die cut with 3D foam pads.

All of the images were painted with Distress Inks with white gel pen for the dots on their cheeks and eyes.  The first one holding a birthday cake I paired with the birthday cake image, also painted with Distress Inks.

I kept to the same colour scheme for all of the images, Frayed Burlap and Old Paper for the cream colours and Victorian Velvet for the pinks.

I just had to add some sparkle to the last image by adding some Stardust Stickles to her balloons.  I then added some faux stitching on the card base to match that on the circle die cut using a silver gel pen.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Tuesday 3 January 2023

A Forgotten Christmas Card


Good afternoon and Happy New Year!  I found some photos of another Christmas card I haven't shared with you.  The cute Edwin and reindeer is from the December Pop Up Box and the bauble, stars and tinsel dies are from Doohickey Volume 36.

As always I have painted Edwin with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added some Stardust Stickles to the tassle on his hat but it is not showing up very well in the photo.

The backing papers and the paper for the patterned bauble are from Maja Design.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  I'll be back soon with a birthday card I am in the middle of creating.

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Sardines Birthday Card


Good morning!  I hope you had a wondeful Christmas with family and friends.  Today I am back to show you a birthday card I made recently.  I found the photos when I was editing my Christmas card photos and realised I had forgotten to blog it!  I love this sardines set.  The dies and stamps are available separately from Magnolia Ink Market.

I stamped the tin and sardines with black Archival ink.  I have then rubbed silver and black shimmer waxes onto the sardines to give them a realistic silver look.  The key was also covered with silver wax.  The tiles background was stamped with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink.  So far it is the only Distress Oxide colour I have but I am definitely getting some more.  I love the chalky look it has!

Here's a close look at the sardines.  I used different thicknesses of 3D pads to layer them in the tin.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Friday 23 December 2022

Hot Cocoa Christmas Card

Good morning!  Another Christmas Card to share today, featuring the gorgeous Tilda from the Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows Pop Up Box.  I just love her cardigan, it is so cute!  I have used the Chestnuts Roasting background sentiment from Magnolia Ink Market behind Tilda.  I masked Tilda after painting her and then stamped the background.

As always, I. have painted Tilda using the no lines technique and Distress Inks.  The paper is from Maja Design and I have used some white acrylic paint on the edges.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Thursday 22 December 2022

Wonderful Time Christmas Card


Good afternoon!  Here is another Christmas card along the same theme as this morning's card.  This time I've used the 'It's the most wonderful time of the year' sentiment background from Magnolia Ink Market.  Again I tried to use gold and copper leaf which hasn't all taken.  I really do need more practise at this technique!

Tilda is painted using the no lines technique and I have added Stardust Stickles to the wrapping paper and hat tassle.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Chestnuts Roasting Christmas Card

Good morning!  Here's another one of my Christmas cards this morning.  How cute is this Tilda holding 2022?  I've painted her using the no lines technique and added Stardust Stickles to. her wings, halo and the 2022.

The background stamp is from Magnolia Ink Market.  I love this line of stamps and dies from Magnolia.  Check them out here if you are not familiar with them.  I have attempted to use gold and copper leaf for the background stamp.  I never seem to be able to get the whole sentiment to be covered but quite liked the vintage effect of having some bits missing so here it is on a card.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  I'll be back this afternoon with another Christmas card.

Wednesday 21 December 2022

Believe Christmas Card


Good afternoon!  Another quick Christmas card from me this afternoon using lettering and stars from Doohickey Volume 32.  The blue paper is from Maja Design and I have teamed it with rose gold glitter card.  I only made one of these but it was incredibly quick to make so is ideal for batch making cards.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!