Sunday, 20 April 2014

Less is More - makes me smile!

Happy Easter!  Hope you're having a lovely day.  The boys have had great fun finding their eggs, although Dex said the Easter bunny hadn't hidden them very well lol... better try harder next year then!

I didn't play last week at Less is More, as it was one-layer week, and I have to admit I just don't really like my one-layer cards... I've made them enough times to get used to it, so they're not as tricky as they once were, but I've realised I don't like them enough to ever use them, unless I end up cutting the front off and popping it up on another card.  Anyway, after all that waffle!... I'm going to do my best to play along with all the other challenges, and this week's is a fun one - it's 'makes me smile', so anything that makes you happy really.

I've used some new Lil' Inkers dies that I bought from Simon Says Stamp... it always feels like a big treat having an occasional little delivery from the US.  All those stitched edges make me very happy, and at the moment I love any dies that I can piece back together as I have with this one.  It means that the sentiment can then be stamped directly over the die cuts... and it turned out pretty much exactly as I planned, which always makes me smile!

Items Used
White linen cardstock - Papermill Direct
Lil' Inkers Stitched Butterflies - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched square - MFT Die-namics Blueprints 14 - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Textured Cardstock Assortment - Craft Mojo
Spotty paper - Doodlebug Kraft in Colour - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Enamel Sprinkles in Beetle Black & Lilac - Craft Mojo
Sentiment stamp - Jane's Doodles Party Time - Craft Mojo

Hope you all have a lovely day... don't eat too much chocolate... actually, ignore me - eat as much chocolate as you like, I will be later :o)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Craft Mojo DT - my first play with stencils & paste

Hello everyone... hope you're enjoying the Easter weekend :o)

I'm here with my Craft Mojo DT card, and I've finally been brave and used my stencils and embossing paste for the first time... I've been itching to use them, I'm just a bit of a wuss with new techniques!

I changed the white embossing paste to pink, by mixing it with Hero Arts Soft Pink... it's really easy to do - just dab the ink pad on a craft mat, add the paste and mix together.  I need a bit of practise in getting a smooth finish, but really had fun with the paste so I'll definitely have another play soon... and the texture is great for adding a bit of interest.

The layout was created using the newly released MFT Blueprints 14 set, which I absolutely love and my favourite Jane's Doodles sentiment stamp too!

Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 18 April 2014

Best Day Ever - Sugar Nellie DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Sugar Nellie DT card, using a gorgeous image called Best Day Ever... I've used the rubber stamp version which is out of stock, but you can also get it as a digi stamp HERE.  I had a fairly major colouring rescue to do on this poor little lovely, as I dropped a blue copic on her face!  So she's not perfect, but I'm just glad I managed to remove and cover most of it!

Items Used
7" card cut from white linen cardstock - Papermill Direct
Stamp - Sugar Nellie Best Day Ever - Funky Kits
Colouring - copics
Papers - LOTV
Sentiment stamp - LOTV
Flower & leaves - MFT Die-namics Blueprints 14 - Craft Mojo
Stitched fishtail - MFT Die-namics Blueprints 12
Doodlebug Enamel Sprinkles in Cupcake - Craft Mojo
Button from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crafty Catz - B is for... (button, bloom, blue, birthday)
Delightful - bloom
Bunny Zoe's - distress

Off to catch up with some of your blogs while I've got a spare few minutes!  Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Bubbles Chester - Little Miss Muffet DT

Hello again... I'm a lot later back than I expected to be - we decided to have a walk round Rother Valley park when Pav got back from work.  The boys took their scooters and had a great time, it's so lovely there.

So, here's my 2nd post for today, my DT card for Little Miss Muffet... which is a bit of an oops moment, as this image isn't actually released yet, so here's a sneak peek lol!  It'll be available in the next couple of days though.

Items Used
Stamp - Bubbles Chester - Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Colouring - copics
MFT Blueprints 14 dies - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Textured Cardstock Assortment - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Kraft in Colour - Craft Mojo
Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Marker (on the bubbles) - Craft Mojo
Button from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - animal antics
Marker Pop - anything goes
The Squirrel & The Fox - all creatures great & small
Sweet Stampin' - flowers

Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Heroic Henry - Digital Delights GDT

Hello everyone :o)

I was asked to Guest Design at Digital Delights this week, and of course I was happy to accept.  I chose to use Heroic Henry, and I think he's very cute!

Items Used
Digi stamp - Heroic Henry - Digital Delights
Colouring - copics
Papers - Papermania Happy Days
Sentiment stamp - MFT Birthday Greetings
Whimsy corner dies
Memory Box simple banner die
Doodlebug Enamel Sprinkles in Ladybug - Craft Mojo
Inkssentials White Pen - Craft Mojo

I've promised the boys a couple of hours at Monkey Biz this afternoon, but I'll be back later with my Little Miss Muffet DT card... Hope you all have a lovely day :o)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Bird-day - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've used one of this month's new releases for today's DigiStamp Boutique card... 4 fun little bird images and matching sentiments too.

I seem to be distressing everything at the moment... somehow things just don't feel finished without it, but I'm sure it's just a phase!

Items Used
Digi stamp & sentiment - NEW Sweet Birdie set - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics
Papers - Making Memories (old ones)
Paper Smooches Alphadot stamps - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Take Note Twine Assortment - Craft Mojo
Wink of Stella brush glitter marker - Craft Mojo
(on balloons & birds tummies, as dictated by Dex...)
Buttons from my stash

Apologies for being a bit slow at visiting your blogs this week - it's the Easter holidays, and much as I love having the boys around, it does mean I only get the bare minimum done.  Next week will probably be even worse, as hubby's off too and he's more trouble than the kids!

Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Rainbow bright - Craft Mojo DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Craft Mojo DT card... which is super bright, and distressed too, but still quite CAS I think...

All those gorgeous bright layers are Doodlebug cardstock, and I used the same card for the rainbow but coated it in Wink of Stella... and then added a few coordinating sequins for a fun little finishing touch.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
CAS on Sunday - a birthday to die for

We're just popping out but I'll be around later for a little commenting catch up... hope you all have a lovely evening :o)