Tuesday, April 26, 2011

duckie



Rubber duckie, you're the one... You make bathtime lots of fun... Rubber duckie I'm awfully fond of you...

I'm fond of this rubber duckie stamp from Stampin' Up's 'Every Little Bit' set. Such a cute, and wanting-to-be-coloured image! I love my copics but still learning to use them. I must have coloured more than 20 of these ducks. 

Copics are all about blending. The green and orange one are blended pretty well. As for the purple one, I think the two shades I chose didn't work or maybe I just didn't blend them properly! :(

Anyway, I hope this card brings you a little happiness ;)

Supplies:
Cardstock/Paper:  Papertrey Ink: White, Stampin' Up!: Daffodil Delight, Cryogen White Iridescent 
Stamps: Stampin' Up!: Every Little Bit, So Many Sayings. Papertrey Ink: Pond Life.
Inks: Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Memento Rich Cocoa, Brlliance Pearlescent Sky Blue
Copics: Y38, YR65, YR68, BV02, BV04, BG32, BG34
Accessories: Stampin Up!: Tag punch, gold brads

Saturday, April 23, 2011

koji


I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter break! :)

I thought I'd follow my Sukie Sweetheart card with Koji Kindness, also from Poppy Stamps.

The designs that I love are clean and simple. This card is an example of that. Just cardstock, stamps and ink! The panel that Koji is on has been sponged with distress ink. I think it's striking and gives the card a nice texture. 

I've started using Cryogen White Iridescent cardstock. The photo doesn't pick it up, but it has this beautiful silvery shimmer to it so Koji really glitters! It makes colouring on such gorgeous cardstock even more fun :)


Supplies:
Cardstock/Paper:  Papertrey Ink: White Stampin' Up!: Creamy Caramel, Cryogen White Iridescent 
Stamps: Poppy Stamps: Koji Kindness. Rosie's Roadshow: Moon, star.
Inks: Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: E00, E01, R20, B93, B95, W5

Friday, April 15, 2011

sukie



In this card I went for an aged look with Tim Holtz's wonderful distress inks to ink the edges and stamp the background using Poppy stamps' 'Peach Blossom Poem'.

The image of the gorgeous asian girl is also from Poppy Stamps. Her name is 'Sukie Sweetheart' - how cute is that? :D She is a sweetheart! I stamped her in one of my favourite inks: Brilliance Pearlescent chocolate which has this nice gold shimmer to it, then I coloured her face with copics and picked up a bit of distress ink with a blender pen to give some dimension to her clothing. I finished off the card with Japanese Masking Tape or MT as a border and on Sukie's sash. MT is so fun to use! I highly recommend it!

Then of course, twine happy as I am at the moment, I couldn't resist putting on a little bow and pearl!

Here is a close up of Sukie in a different colour combo I did:


Hope you enjoy today's card. Wishing you a lovely weekend! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock/Paper:  Stampin' Up!: Textured White
Stamps: Poppy Stamps: Peach Blossom Poem, Sukie Sweetheart. Lawn Fawn: Sophie's Sentiments
Inks: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Brilliiance Pearlescent Chocolate. Copics: E00, R20
Accessories: Japanese Masking Tape (MT), Twine, pearl

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

love


This is my 'romance' card. I've gotten quite twine happy since my seahorse card post! I love The Twinery's Maraschino twine. It reminds me of candy canes :) Once again I have used Lawn Fawn stamps - the polaroid type frame from Say Cheese is so versatile. I know I'm going to use it heaps.

I'm entering this into the Wee Memories Challenge #51 too since it uses twine :)


If you click for a close up I apologise for all the fibres. First time using felt! It's a fluffy heart ;) 

Supplies:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink: White. Stampin' Up!: White, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette. October Afternoon: Thrift Shop
Stamps: Lawn Fawn: Say Cheese, Bannerific, Sophie's Sentiments 
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: B000
Accessories: The Twinery Maraschino Twine, pearls, felt 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

seahorse

I have collected A LOT of stamps, but my favourite brand by far is Lawn Fawn. Their stamps are so cute and whimsical. Totally my style! At the moment, Lawn Fawn are revealing new stamps sets. It's like Christmas! Exciting! I love visiting their blog and watching creator Kelly Marie's delightful videos - she's just as cute as her stamps ;)

Today's card uses the gorgeous seahorse from Critters In The Sea. I adore seahorses and Lawn Fawn have provided the perfect stamp. I decided to enter it into the Wee Memories Challenge #51 which asks to use twine.

I'm still a beginner at papercrafting, having only started less than a year ago, so designing and making cards can take anywhere from 3 hours to half a day! This one took about 3 hours. Just as I am a slow writer, I'm also a slow crafter. Hopefully I'll be speedier one day :) 





 
Supplies:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink: White, Aqua Mist. Stampin' Up!: Baja Breeze
Stamps: Lawn Fawn: Critters In the Sea, Sophie's Sentiments, Papertrey Ink: Dot Spot
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Copics: E35, E39, E71, E97
Accessories: The Twinery Cappucino Twine, pearls, scallop edge punch

Monday, April 11, 2011

encouragement



For as long as I can remember, I have always loved cards and collecting them. I think of cards as mini canvases of art. So it was no surprise hoarding cards finally led to hoarding lovely stamps, papers and inks. Thus began my papercrafting obsession. 

Recently I made twelve of the typewriter card you see above, personalising them with the names of my writer friends. They were made and given with 'encouragement' in mind as writing can be a very hard and lonely business. 

That's what makes handcrafted cards special and worthwhile. Being able to lift someone's spirits, even just a little.

Thanks for visiting :) I hope you enjoy the papercrafting creations I share here.


Supplies:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Lawn Fawn: Just My Type, Say Cheese, Plus One, Harold's ABCs
Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Graphite Black, white gel pen