Monday, 31 March 2014

Little Lion

I have had a book called Felties by Nelly Pailloux for a long time now and the only thing I have done with it is to copy the patterns for each toy. I was really organised, I cut out each pattern piece for the toys and put the pieces into resealable bags. But as is usually the case life got in the way and my little pattern collection was put on the shelf.
So a few days ago, after a particularly stressful week, I decided enough was enough, my little friends need to be given life.

Here is my first creation the Little Lion, he is about 2 inches tall and is so cute. To make him you only need scraps of felt, embroidery cotton and 2 black beads. I have really enjoyed making him, although I'm not sure what to do with him now, and will be back later with a few more of my creations.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Here is another image from Wild Rose Studio, this cute little cat is ideal for lots of occasions such as Mother's Day, Congratulations, Sorry You're Leaving or Thank You. On this occasion I used it for a friends birthday card.

Firstly I took one of the uncoloured toppers from the cat topper set, I cut the image out using my scalloped tonic die. Then I coloured the image using the following Spectrum Noir colours:
IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, CT2
JG1, JG2, PP1, PP2, PP3

I then cut a square of the beautiful pink spotty card from Anna Marie Designs, I rounded the corners using my Xcut corner rounder punch.I then stuck this the the bottom right hand corner of my card blank. I used foam pads to mount my image onto the spotty card.

Finally I added a smaller piece of the spotty card in the top right hand corner and put a small round birthday greeting on top of this.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Totally Gorjuss

Ok so anyone who knows me will know I absolutely adore the Gorjuss Girls so when the new range of stamps came in this week from DO Crafts I had to have this one.
I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour her in, I used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4
OR1, OR2, BT4, BG1
GT1, GT2, FS5, FS5
EB6, EB7, EB8, IG10

I cut two circles, using my Tonic dies, one in white one in a pale turquoise to match her dress.I added four silver gems to the edge of the white circle. When I gave this to my niece she squeaked so I think she liked it.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

First Day At School

This little sweetie is from Wild Rose Studio and I thought she was idea for a first day at school card. I stamped the image onto white card and then coloured the image using Spectrum Noir markers using the following colours:
LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4
TN7, FS1, FS2, IG1
EB3, PP2, HB1, HB2
CT1, TN2, TN3, TN4

I cut the image, the green background and the smaller circles using Xcut circle dies I cut the number and words using the Die'sire numbers set.
  I will be entering this into this months Spectrum Noir Challenge

Monday, 24 March 2014


This is a card for my boyfriends Dad who is very green fingered. Both the gnome and the little toadstool house are Woodware stamps, as regulars to my blog will know I ama big fan of the Woodware singles stamps, they are clean images and have some fantastic designs.
I started with the gnome who I coloured using Spectrum Noir markers in the following colours:
PP1, DR2, DR3, DR4
TN7, TN8, PL1, PL2
JG1, JG2, EB3, EB4
FS1, FS2, CT3, IG1

I then stamped the toadstool image onto the card blank and coloured it using simple pencil crayons (I didn't want to take away from the gnome).

 Finally I used the Memory Box 'Spring Border' die to create the flower border at the bottom, adding a little 'Liquid Pearl' on the flower heads.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

One for the Petrol Head

This is part of my 'Stop Hoarding It' resolution. It was my baby brothers birthday a few days ago and he is a bit of a car nut so when I found these images stuffed in a drawer I knew what to do with it. They were from a sheet of black and white car images from Kanban Crafts.

I mounted each image onto silver mirror card, I then cut a 7x7 striped backing paper from an A4 sheet that had come with a Gorjuss girls decoupage and added a piece of car washi tape along the centre. I stuck the backing paper to an 8x8 card blank, then mounted the three images onto the finished card. Finally I added a little silver round greeting.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Purple Party Princess

Well done to Crafters Companion for introducing the totally adorable Angelica and Adam collection. This little princess is called 'Cherry on Top' and she is wonderful for lots of occasions.  
I coloured Angelica using Spectrum Noir markers using:
LV1, LV2, LV3
PL1, PL2, PL3, PL4
FL1, FL2
GB1, GB2, GB3

I used a circle and scalloped circle to cut the image out and mount it onto a lilac background.
The background consists of a piece of lilac card and a piece of white card embossed using the Embossalicious 'Birthday Text' embossing folder.

 I apologise for the pic but it was very difficult to get a decent picture of the embossing.

I entered this into Treasured times rubber stamps challenge 'Anything Goes' with Layering
                           Crafters Companion Monochromatic Challenge

All things fluttery

 This is a quick and simple card for my Gran.I've used a Tattered Angels butterfly stamp that I have had for more years than I care to remember. I used a Big and Juicy ink pad in greens and blues to get the
mottled effect on the wings. I then went around the outside of the wings with a crystal stickles.

I then used my Tonic dies to cut a plain white circle and a scalloped blue circle to put the butterfly on and two smaller circles to put the little silver greeting on. To give it a little bling I added 5 silver gems to each of the top corners.

I have entered this into  Lexis creations challenge 112 'Use Your Punches and Dies'