Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I have a CC Designs card to share today.  This one is a super-cute Pollycraft image called Princess. She is so gorgeous and I just love her little tongue sticking out! :)

cc designs, pollycraft, princess

I made the background with the mini hearts stencil.  I used some Ranger Texture Paste and added a couple of drops of Pretty in Pink reinker to make the dimensional pink hearts that do look a bit like icing :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Princess, Birthday Sentiments
Card : x-press it, basic grey, slate, regal rose
Ink ; memento black, pip reinker
Other : rhinestones, tilda lace die (Magnolia), Copics

Copics Used :

Y 11, 13, 15
YR 16
BG 0000, 000, 01
E 000, 00, 21, 31, 33, 35
R 20, 30
RV 21, 23, 25
BV 0000, 00, 02

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Southern Girls Challenge - Words
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Clean and simple
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Rose with Balloon

I have a tutorial for CC Designs today.

I coloured up the adorable Rose with Balloon stamp with my copics and then I thought I might try creating a Bokeh effect, but with balloons rather than the usual circles. This stamp's matching die comes with two different sized balloons which is exactly what you need to make this effect work. It turned out to be a really pretty background for her so I thought I'd share how I did it.

CC Designs, tutorial, rose with balloon

Firstly I sponged 3 different colours of distress ink on to a shimmery cardstock (Broken china, salty ocean and tumbled glass).


 Then I used the Rose and Balloon Outline die to cut out the 2 balloons from a piece of scrap card.


I then used this as my stencil. I used a dauber and a white craft ink pad to make the balloons.


Sponge white ink onto the blue, using a dabbing motion. These balloon will be in the background.  I also tilted the stencil so that the balloons weren't all going in the same direction.


Then add more balloons, overlapping some.  These are in the foreground.  We want these to be whiter so more ink needs to be dabbed on.  You can move the stencil, making more balloons and then come back later, reposition the stencil, and add more white to certain balloons to make them more prominent.


I hope you give this background technique a try :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Rose with balloon, birthday sentiments
Card : x-press it, shimmery white, celery, basic grey, sky
Ink : memento black, white craft ink, broken china, salty ocean, tumbled glass distress inks.
Other : rose with balloon outline die, grass die (MFT), star dust stickles, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 39, 50, 53, 55
RV 0000
R 20, 30, 81, 83, 85
B 0000, 02, 93, 95, 97
BG 0000
YG 01, 11, 17
C 1

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Make your own background

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baker Nancy

Hi :)

I have another card to share featuring a new Roberto's image for CC Designs.  This is Baker Nancy and she is SO cute!  I LOVE her and the cake is pretty wonderful too!

cc designs, Baker Nancy, pierced rectangles die, HB2U sentiments

The sentiment is from a new CC Designs set also, called HB2U Sentiments.  There are heaps of great birthday greetings in it, but this one just felt right. I also decided to add some music notes to add to the party atmosphere.
It was lots of fun to colour this one up!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Baker Nancy, HB2U Sentiments
Card : x-press it, black,  Vintage Summer    (little yellow bicycle)
Ink : memento black
Other : By DIEzyne Big stitched and pierced rectangles die, Frilly banner die, make a card #4 die, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 50, 53, 55
R 000, 24, 29, 30, 81, 85
RV 21, 23
YR 16
G 82
Y 11
B 0000, 93, 97
BG 0000
C 1, 3, 5

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Add a sentiment
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, April 13, 2015

Mia and Butterfly

Hi :)

It's time for another challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  This one is a little bit different, it's a recipe challenge.  The challenge is to use pink, lace and pearls and it has to be anything but square.

Mia and Butterfly, Wild Rose Studio

I used a very sweet Wild Rose Studio Stamp called Mia and Butterfly. I coloured her with pinks and paper-pieced the pretty butterfly.  The papers are from the Glitz - Love You Madly pad.
The sentiment is from High Hopes and is called Smiling.
I also used some Pearls and Kaisercraft natural lace.

I also have a personalised stamp now, for the back of my cards.  It's lovely isn't it?  I just decided to have my first name and blog address on it. But you can design them however you like.  There are a number of different designs to choose from but this one is Butterfly LG.

I'd like to enter my card into the challenges at :
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Diecut
Deep Ocean Challenge - wings

I hope you can join in with our challenge this month.
Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sitting Jane

I made a card with Sitting Jane by Make it Crafty. Isn't she adorable ?!

sitting jane, make it crafty

I decided to try making a Bokeh background, I have seen them around a lot lately but this was my first attempt. I was happy with the way it turned out - soft and pretty.  I just sponged, pretty in pink, wisteria and pool party inks onto shimmery white card and then used white craft ink to sponge different sized circles over the top.

The beautiful sentiment is from the Make it Crafty Doodle Bye Word Chipboard set. I just painted it with some acrylic paint.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Sitting Jane (MIC)
Card : x-press it, shimmery white
Ink : memento black, pool party, pretty in pink, wisteria, white craft
Other : Doodle Bye Word Chipboard , Fleur de Lis Accents (SB), copics

Copics used :
BG 0000, 000, 00, 02, 09, 72
W 00, 1, 3, 5
R 30
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
YR 14

I loved colouring this stamp and my 13 yr old daughter said that if the card didn't have the "bye" on it, she would want it for her birthday card. That means she loves it :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, April 3, 2015

Cupcake Faery

It's new release time at CC Designs :)
And I got the chance to use a gorgeous stamp from a new range called Faery Ink.
This is Cupcake Faery, isn't she sweet?!

cc designs, cupcake faery, big stitched and pierced rectangles dies

The sentiment is from a new Pollycraft set called Birthday Sentiments.  I added a little stardust stickles to it too. The white stars were made using white craft ink and the Boy Doodles Stencil.

I used the new By DIEzyne Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles Dies  again too and sponged white craft ink around all the edges.

She was lots of fun to colour - she's so pretty!

Please take a look at the CC Designs Blog to see more great new products brought to life by the Design Team.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Cupcake Faery, Birthday Sentiments
Card : x-press it, sky blue, black
ink : memento black, white craft
Other : Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles Dies Boy Doodles Stencil, star dust stickles, black pearls, copics

Copics used :
RV 0000, 21, 23
R 20, 30
B 0000, 00, 02, 04
BV 0000, 00, 02, 04
YR 15
Y 11, 15
E 000, 00, 21, 39, 50, 53,55

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Addicted to CAS - Cute
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Colour theme
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

Thanks for dropping by today :)