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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Casey @ Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Happy Sunday folks, I hope you're all keeping well, I'm still a little fragile but feeling a lot better than yesterday!

I had to whisk this card up super quick, because I had planned to make it yesterday, but of course I really did not feel up to it so I made the majority of it this morning! It is a bit of a rush job, but I think I just managed to pull it off by giving it a shabby vintage twist.

Anyway I hope you like her, I've linked the products used at the end of my post.  

The stamp I used is called Casey and I coloured her up to match these vintage looking Pion papers that I've had in my stash for ages.

I coloured Casey with Distress Ink and Aqua Tint markers colours are below.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Outfit & Background: Slate (AQT), Stormy Sky
I inked all my edges with walnut stain, popped some cheesecloth between the layers, and to finish after embellishing I added some daubings of gesso to add to the shabby chic/vintage feel.

That's all from me today, enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I'll see you soon! :) xx

Friday, 26 June 2015

Nevaeh @ Dies to Die for

Morning all, I should have posted this yesterday, but I was so tired on Thursday that I didn't get a chance to schedule it so was going to do it when I got in from work yesterday, but I got lured out for cocktails and frankly once I got in I wasn't capable of hitting the right keys on my keyboard lol, never again! Feeling most unwell today.

Anyhooo.....on with the card!
I decided to make another easel card (I don't make this very often, but I do love them), using the gorgeous Nevaeh by Krista Smith. She's on sale in the shop at the moment so snap up a bargain before she's out of stock!
eh (one of the first stamps I bought), and these lush papers from Pion.  I wanted to showcase the wonderful contrast of the purple and pink, so I coloured her outfit to match.

This is the card shown closed.
Colours used

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Outfit: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves

This is the opened card, I kept the inside pretty simple so as not to distract from the front.

Products used:

I've just realised that it's my Blogversary in a few days time, wow that went fast! I will have to try and sort out some blog candy once I'm feeling better.

That's all from me today,  happy crafting! :) xx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Cherry Blossom @ Dies to Die for.

Good morning!! A huge hello to my new followers and a big thank you to my older followers for sticking with me. I'll have a little tank you Candy for you soon, I just need some extra time to sort it out lol. My hours have been taken up a little with my mini album addiction, and I will have one to share soon that I'm immensely proud of, but I'm waiting on my new camera to film that because it really does deserve to be shown at it's best. Don't worry though I haven't given up making cards, it's just like when you have another child, you love them equally but differently.

Anyhooooooo, on with my share today and this time I made a card using an older Saturated Canary image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

I've linked the items used at the end of my post.

This is Cherry Blossom, isn't she pretty?

Tracy has this stamp on sale, so if you want to pick up a bargain go snap it up while she still has stock left!

I coloured her up with my Distress Ink markers (and one Spectrum Aquatint marker) to match these pretty Pion papers.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Hair: Slate (SA), Black Soot
Clothing & Background: Bundled Sage, Slate (SA), Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Gathered Twigs
I didn't stitch my layers this time because I did a lot of distressing on my papers, I really like the way it turned out.

Products Used

Dies to Die for

The Ribbon Girl
5 mm S/A Clear Gems
Apple Blossom Mixed Pastels
Pretty Blossom Pink

I'll be popping this card in my Etsy store at the weekend.

Well that's all from me today, but I'm working on several projects at the mo, so no doubt I'll be back again soon.
Enjoy your weekend! :) xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Monochrome at Deep Ocean Challenge

Good evening everyone (unless of course it's morning or afternoon when you read this lol).
Today it's time for a new theme over at Deep Ocean Challenge, and this time it's


So just use shades of the same colour.

I used shades of ivory on my card, from almost white through to a yellowish cream, though I have to admit that with the flowers there is of course a small amount of green on my card too, but it's still basically a monochrome card.

Now I don't know about you, but I have been inundated with requests for wedding and anniversary cards just recently, I guess it's wedding season right?
So I snapped up the opportunity to make a wedding card, this one is for a work friend's daughter who is going to a wedding in July and wanted a special card made. I hope she likes it!

Now you may have noticed recently that I have a shiny new DT badge on my blog, because I was approached by the super sweet Michele Roo to join her very talented design team for Michele R Designs. I was so happy to say yes because her papers are just stunning and totally my style :)

What I also love about Micheles paper collections (apart from the fact that being digital you can print just what you need, a real boon when you are short on space like I am!), is that most of them come with extra element sheets. I love these!

The collection that I used on my card today is
Shabby Spring Flowers
and I used the 12 x 12 papers because of the shape of the card I made.
I also used a postcard and tickets from the
Shabby Spring Flowers Elements  Pack 2

I edged everything with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I've also used the following goodies from The Ribbon Girl
Hop Rose Bud Cream

I hope you like my card for today, do come and join us over at Deep Ocean Challenge, there's a chance at a lovely prize.

Enjoy the rest of your day wherever you are! :) xx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Gwen at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Happy Monday everyone! It's my turn to start the week over at LDRS and post some inspiration.

As we have lots of new stamps to share with you from the recent release, I thought I'd colour up Gwen from the latest Dollhouse collection. Isn't she sweet? Love that little bunny she's holding too and her tiny little feet (my feet are only a size 3 so I can relate to having small feet, mind you if my feet were that small I think I'd fall over lol!).

I chose these beautiful LOTV papers from my collection, I've used them quite a bit but there are lots of sheets left, especially as I bought the matching solids pack and I absolutely love them.

I coloured Gwen with my Distress Ink and Spectrum Aqua markers to match the papers.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Spice (SA)
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothing and Bunny: Slate (SA), Spun Sugar, Burgandy (SA), Shabby Shutters

All the papers are inked with Walnut Stain distress ink and stitched with Gutterman top stitch thread.

I popped a doily between my layers and a little cheesecloth behind my framed image. I was going to go all out for a triple bow to match her hair bow, but sadly I didn't have enough of  the right coloured ribbon, so a single one had to suffice.

I added a little flourish die cut (cut into 2), some pearls some liquid pearls, and finished off with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Links to products from my favourite stores:

That's all from me today, enjoy the rest of your week and I'll see you back here tomorrow! :) xx

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Masculine at The Ribbon Girls

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the weekend, I know I am.

Today we have a new challenge over at The Ribbon Girl, and this time for our
Anything with an Image
challenge we're wanting to see masculine makes. This is an ideal time for these with Father's Day just around the corner, BUT I absolutely suck big time at male cards, so I cheated a little and made something for a baby boy, because with baby's stuff you can still go kind of pretty can't you?

I'm still on a bit of a mini album kick, so I made an upright TP Mini.  For those of you that don't know, TP stands for toilet paper roll as this mini is supposed to be made from the cardboard tubes from the insides of your toilet paper rolls. In the end due to several reasons, including my toilet paper rolls being very small, I didn't actually use the toilet paper rolls, but made my own 'tubes' from heavy weight cardstock.

I really love how this turned out. I used mostly the 6 x 6 papers from the Maja Vintage Baby collection along with one 12 x 12 sheet and went for a slightly distressed Shabby Chic look.

Each tube contains a large tag with room for photos and journaling. 

I used the following Ribbon Girl products on my project:

I also used the following:

I have a video of this project here , apologies for the quality of this I'm still trying hard without an optimal set up and hope to have better quality videos as I add equipment and get a permanent set up.

I do hope you can join in with our challenge. As usual we have two fabulous prizes, the first is a stamp of the winners choice from our generous friends at Lili of the Valley who have some beautiful images to choose from, and a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner of the challenge

and don't forget to check out the rest of the team's fabulous
makes before you go :) xx

Friday, 12 June 2015

Skinny Mini @ Dies to Die for

Hi everyone! I really should have posted this last Friday, but after coming back from holiday with a nasty cold virus I just lost all my mojo at the start of last week. Felt much better at the weekend so I whipped up this.

This was such a fun little project, I found the inspiration for this from Ginger at My Sisters Scrapper and she linked to a tutorial she followed from Papercrafter 45 and that's what I mostly followed to make this, (I've included the link for you).  However the original mini measured 8.5 inches long and I really wanted to use up some of my 6 x 6 papers, so I adjusted the length. So I guess it's a short skinny mini :)

One thing I really loved about this project is that it doesn't use chipboard. I like chipboard but I hate wrapping it, plus not everyone has chipboard to hand or wants to buy it just to try a project, so this is a nice one to try because you can just use the kind of stuff you use on your cards.

Anyway, this is what it turned out like.

It's really difficult to photograph these, so I made a short video to show you the pages a little better.

I used Miss Teagen Sue from Bazill Basics. I've had this collection for a while and I've made a couple of cards with it so I really wanted to use it up. This project was perfect for that as it doesn't take as much as a regular mini album.  I was a little short on pages though, so I did supplement with half a 12 x 12 page of Bo Bunny Double Dot paper, but as I say I had already made 2 cards with the pack previously.

If you wanted to you could make this mini with A4 card, but you would need to cut the measurements for the width down by a smidge, (a bit more complicated then cutting the length down due to all the folds and the scoring) but I used A3 card so was able to do the full width.

I edged everything with Walnut Stain distress ink.

The tutorial for this mini can be found here

and the original inspiration from My Sister's Scrapper can be found here

That's all from me today but I'll be back on Sunday with another make to share with you. Enjoy the sunshine! :) xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Add a Charm at Deep Ocean Challenge

Happy Tuesday! Well sadly I was back at work today and still feeling quite poorly, but it could have been worse, at least I didn't fall ill while I was away on holiday! Anyhooooo I'm here because we have a new challenge over at DOC and this time it's 'Add a Charm', dead easy right? I've had this feather charm in my stash for so long that the shop I bought it from doesn't seem to stock it anymore, oh well at least it's getting used now.

This is also kind of my last GDT post for Saturated Canary. We received some images just before I went away on my hols, but while I got her coloured up, I just ran out of time to make a post, so I'm sharing her now, full details on where to purchase her as well as links to most other items used are at the end of my post.
This is called Night Lights, isn't she lovely? She actually comes as a full size image with tree branches and Chinese style lanterns, but I printed her out bigger and cropped her for my card.
I did make sure I got all of that gorgeous hair in though!

I coloured her with Distres Ink and Spectrum Aquatint markers.
Skin: Vintage Photo, Spice (SA)
Hair: Slate (SA), Charcoal (SA), Black (SA)
Outfit: Teal (SA), Pumice Stone & Sakura Clear Star Pen
The beautiful 7 Dots Studio papers came in a mixed box of papers, it's a very cheap way to buy a lot of different paper, ideal if you want to make something quite paper intensive like a mini album, and a great way of trying something different to your usual style. The have all been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used a combination of Pumice stone and Black Soot Distress Inks to make the shadow around the frame and coloured some small gems in shades of aqua, black and grey to add a little sparkle and interest.

Items Used
5 mm A/S Gems

The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the narrow spotty ribbon is from Stampin' Up and was a gift from my crafty friend Susie. The shape of the card was made with a Go Kreate die.

This card is available to buy on my Etsy store


I hope you like my card today and that it has inspired you to join our challenge. Don't forget to check out the rest of the talented design teams makes here, they're pretty amazing!

Enjoy the rest of your week! :) xx

Monday, 1 June 2015

Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl

As there are 5 Sundays in May we don't have a challenge this week, but one lucky reader can win a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in the store.  Just pop over to the blog here leave a comment and they will pick one winner at random on Saturday 6th June!

Good luck! :) xx