Posted in Blushing bride, Retiring, Smokey Slate, Thank You, Tuscan vineyard, water colour pencils

Tuscan Vineyard thank you cards

I recently got the Tuscan vineyard stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and made a few thank you cards with it. I combined it with the Succulent garden designer paper (retiring May 31st), but the stamp set is also great for colouring, gift tags or even masculine cards.

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I used following products from Stampin’ Up!
Card on the left:

Card on the right:

The card on the left is straight forward to make. I stamped the grapes with basic black from straight on to the designer paper and glued it on the smoky slate cardstock, put in on the card with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment straight on the whisper white and layered in on the Bushing bride before glueing it on to the cardbase.

The card on the right is simple to make to but has a few more steps. I stamped the grapes with basic black twice, first on the piece of whisper white and then on a piece of scrap designer paper. I cut the grapes (not the leaves) out from the designer paper with scissors and glued it on top of the stamped grapes on the whisper white cardstock. I used the old olive water colour pencil to colour in the leaves. I then stamped the sentiment in blushing bride, added pearls and layered the cardstock together.

I love the Tuscan vineyard stamp set and will definitely be using it to make more cards for my blog.

Card is from the 24th April 2017.

Posted in Banner for you, Easter, made with love, Pear Pizzazz, Retired, water colour pencils

Happy Easter Mash-Up card

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Poor bunny – chicks playing tricks on him!

With Easter coming just around the corner I decided to make a quick card. This card is built up by many stamp sets as I don’t have any specific Easter stamp sets – not that it is essential!

Take a look at the item list for this card:

No special technique for this card. Just lots of stamping and fun.

Card is from the 9th April 2017.

Posted in flowers, Smokey Slate, So in Love, Succulent Garden, water colour pencils

Succulent Garden

I thought by having a craft room in the attic I would have peace and quiet from three cats, but apparently not! The youngest cat has found out how to climb the metal ladder up to the attic. Elise now thinks the attic is the perfect place for the best cuddles which means I often have a kitty on my lap while crafting. She is very adorable but also very demanding and very often also in the way of my projects 🙂

Elise on my lap! a 3 year old Kurilian Bobtail.

With Elise’s help (lying on my lap) I wanted to make something simple. I decided to do some water colouring with one hand – the other hand busy stroking Elise. I coloured a flower from the “So in Love” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! with Rich Razzleberry/ Real Red/ Daffodil Delight water colour pencil and blender pen to work in the colour. Very easy and very quick.
I coloured the flowers with different techniques. The flowers on the right; I coloured around the edge and blended the colour in small circular movements towards the centre of each leaf. Flowers on the left; I did the opposite, I coloured inside the leafs and blended toward the edge. I applied colour twice to give the flowers more intensity.
I loved using a blender pen instead of an aqua painter. I feel I have more control over the colour with a blender pen, but I also feel it is easier to get more colour with the aqua painter. I think for bigger projects the aqua painter is better, but it might really just be an individual taste.
The flower itself is stamped with Cherry Cobbler or Daffodil Delight ink pad. I used whisper white, smoky slate and cherry cobbler cardstock, smokey slate ink pad for sentiment and smoky slate ribbon. And I used designer paper from the Succulent Garden series. I love the papers from that range, very versatile and very pretty.
The cards are not as big as you might think, approx 5.5×4.5 inch and you can pretty much use any sentiment you like. I think my favourite is the bottom left one. I like how the flower pops out, But I do also like the yellow flower, very suitable for a birthday around Easter.

Cards are from 22nd January 2017.

Posted in Kitty, made with love, peg, Stampin' up!, water colour pencils

Cute baby card for boy or girl

Every Monday evening is normally my hobby night. My fiancé makes dinner, which gives me extra hobby time! Yay!
Tonight I wanted to make a cute baby card that can be used for boys and girls.
For this card I used “made with love” stamping set. Pear pizzazz ink pad, water colour pencils, whisper white and pear pizzazz cardstock. I also used designer paper from the tasty treats collection. For the washing line I used a stamp from “ballon celebration” – all from Stampin’ Up!
Pssst.. The peg I found in hobby craft, but don’t tell anyone!

Card is from 16th January 2017.