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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Viking Henry

I have used another of CC Designs awesome new Viking stamps on my card.

This one is Viking Henry and he is super fun and just perfect for those, usually tricky, guy cards.





I saw a new challenge at Kraft+ and was very inspired by their graphic :)

I used an embossing folder on Kraft card and rubbed a white craft ink pad lightly over the top to highlight the pattern.
Then I cut out some hexagons from Winter Fun paper by Carta Bella and adhered them to create the background.

I am so glad I found this challenge.
The theme is actually "what's the buzz?" and it's about bees.
So I definitely thought outside the box and changed things up quite a bit :)
I wouldn't have create a background like this without seeing the challenge graphic and I really love the way it has turned out :)

This little viking was so much fun to colour with my Copics!

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy









Monday, September 11, 2017

Heidi with Headband

I have a card to share using another new release stamp from CC Designs.

This one is Heidi with Headband. She's very sweet isn't she ?!





I coloured her with copics, cut her out and popped her up on some Basic Gray Persimmon papers.
I white embossed the sentiment onto grey card and corner rounded the edges to make a little file tab.


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

Simon Says Stamp - Stamp
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Happy Hippos Birthday

I have another card today for Anna's Craft Cupboard featuring those Happy Hippos from MFT :)

This really is an adorable set!
I used a different hippo and bird this time with a birthday cake and I created a little background scene for them too!




I used the MFT Spring Scene Builder Die-namics with papers from Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes pad.  These papers worked so well with this die! They all coordinate beautifully and have light and dark areas of colour, giving them a real watercolour look. Plus there's none of that extra work (and talent) that's needed for painting!  Bonus!

Once I'd created the little background scene I rounded the corners and glued it to a Kaisercraft square white card.
I coloured my images with Copics and cut them out and I used X-Press IT foam mounting squares on the hippo and balloons to make them "pop" and give the card some added dimension.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Friday, September 8, 2017

Viking Nancy


It's Release Day at CC Designs.  :)

I have made a card with another one of the awesome viking stamps from Roberto's Rascals.
This is a Viking Nancy.
And she really is Fabulous isn't she?!




The sentiment is from an old CC Designs set.
But I just had to use it because I think it is so perfect for her!

It's such a wonderful release this month!
I really am in love with all of the vikings!
And there are some really pretty CC Designs girls too that I will share on my blog soon.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Viking Kids


It's nearly new release time at CC Designs and I have a sneak peek for you :)

I've used a new stamp set called Viking Kids and it is absolutely brilliant!

All 4 of these gorgeous vikings are in the set and it's definitely a "must have" in my opinion!

They were so much fun to colour and you could be so creative with them.
I really love these little guys :)





Head over to the CC Designs Blog to see some more sneak peeks from the design team.
And if you leave a comment there, you might even be lucky enough to win a prize :)

Thanks for dropping by today

Kathy











Monday, August 28, 2017

Dragon Hansel

I have a card to share using another of the cuties from this month's CC Designs release.
This is Dragon Hansel and isn't he so adorable?!




I coloured him with Copics and cut him out using the Tag Die.
The sentiment is from an older CC designs set called Smoochie Sentiments.
Papers are Sweet Baby Boy from Bella Blvd.


I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at :
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy






Sunday, August 27, 2017

Unicorn Lucy


I have used another adorable stamp from the newest release by CC Designs.
This one is called Unicorn Lucy. Isn't she so sweet?!



I decided to make this a birthday card, rather than a card for Halloween.

And I kept this card very clean and simple (except for a few shiny things) so that it is all about her! :)


Ingredients :

Stamps : Unicorn Lucy, 
Card : x-press it, black, basic grey
Ink : memento black, versafine black, white craft
Other : MAC #14 die, copics

Thanks for dropping by today.
Kathy






Monday, August 21, 2017

Witch Cinnamon


I have a card for CC Designs to share using the adorable Rustic Sugar stamp called Witch Cinnamon.
She is so gorgeous!
The sentiment is from the new Happy 31st Sentiment Set and it's a great one because you can use it for occasions other than Halloween!




I coloured her with copics and cut her out using the circle and scalloped circle dies.
After cutting out the grey panel I decided to try a little doodling around the edge. It's the first time I've attempted this! It's very basic but I was pretty happy with how it turned out :)
I used white craft ink around the edge and also used it to stencil on a few stars. Then I used a black fineliner to draw around them. The spider is a little stamp from a retired Halloween set.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy Hippos



I have a card for Anna's Craft Cupboard  to share today.
I've used the adorable My Favorite Things set called Happy Hippos.
This set is full of  hippos and little birds and birthday themed images to go with them.  Plus there are some wonderful sentiments too!



I thought a colourful but soft Bokeh background might look good with these two cuties.
Here is how I created it if you'd like to give one a try too :)
Ingredients :
I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Dusty Concord and Dried Marigold. You could use any colours, but I always think that 3 different colours works best.
Dylusions White Linen Acrylic Paint.
I used watercolour paper on the smooth side, but other cardstock can also be used.
Tim Holtz/Ranger Mini Foam Blending Tool
Circle Dies
Tombow Mono Multi glue
white embossing powder

Step 1 - Using the Blending Tool, apply distress inks to card in a circular motion. I used the purple first, then the orange and then added  blue to fill in the gaps and blend it together a little.
Use a different foam pad for each colour.

Step 2 -  Make a stencil from a scrap piece of card by using small circle dies or punches.  Don't place the holes too close together or near the edge, so that it's easier to sponge.


Step 3 -  Shake the Dylusions paint a little and then just use the paint that is sitting inside the lid.
Using the blending tool and a new pad, pick up some paint and dab some off onto some plastic or craft mat to remove excess.
Dab paint onto stencil to create 2 sizes of white circles on the card.


Step 4 - The largest circles are applied with just the Blending Tool.
Load paint and dab off as before. Place Blending Tool on card and twist/turn until you have a nice circular shape.


Step 5 - Reload Blending Tool with paint and using stencil again, add more circles and overlap some this time too.
You can realign stencils and go over circles with paint again to make them brighter.  You want to have some softer and some brighter circles to add depth.


Step 6 - Using just the Blending Tool make more of the large circles. Try to make some without applying extra paint but if it's too dry just add a little.  These last circles are meant to be very light.
You are trying to fill in the gaps and card edges to create a very soft filter effect.



Step 7 - Trim the edges so that there is no harsh coloured edge.

I coloured the images with Copics to compliment the colours I used in the background, cut them out and added them to a white panel.
I also white embossed one of the fabulous sentiments from this set onto grey card.

Bokeh backgrounds are fun to create! No two are exactly the same and they work wonderfully with so many of the MFT stamps.

I hope you will give this background technique a try too.

Kathy








Friday, August 4, 2017

Super Girl

Today is new release day at CC Designs and there are so many awesome stamps to choose from!

I decided to colour this cutie called Super Girl.
Isn't she adorably awesome?!
And I loved colouring her too!




All of these new stamps are available at CC Designs now.
There are so many cute images and many of them can be used for things other than Halloween, which is a plus :)
I can't wait to try out the mirror block too!  I've always wanted one of those :)




Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Witch Kitty


It's time for a new release from CC Designs!

Today is the second day of sneak peeks from the Design Team and we are featuring designs by Rustic Sugar.
I decided to have a play with Witch Kitty, who is very cute but rather mischievous :)
And the greeting is from a new set called Happy 31st Sentiments


I coloured the stamp with copics and also added pencil  to the fur.
I did a little distressing to the panel, so that it looks as though Witch Kitty has been ripping up paper (like my own cat loves to do) and I added some white ink to it as well.


Thanks for dropping by today and if you visit the CC Designs Blog too and leave a comment there, you may be lucky enough to win a prize!

Kathy

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hipster Lumberjack Guy

I have another one of CC Designs Lumberjack Guys to share today.
I decided to make him an ordinary (but super-cute) guy rather than a lumberjack :)





I love these word and star papers from Bella Blvd and I decided to colour his shirt to match.
My girls said it made him look more like a "hipster" guy than a "lumberjack" guy. Which was a good thing! :)

I had so much fun colouring him!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
7 Kids Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Strike Up the Band Thanks

This weekend there is a Cyber Crop happening over on the Anna's Craft Cupboard Facebook Page.
There are lots of different challenges around the theme of "Warm and Cosy".

I decided to challenge everyone to create a Thank You card to warm someone's heart.

Thank You cards are often full of flowers but they don't have to be!
My daughter asked me if I could make her a Thank You card to give to her music teacher so I just had to use the sensational MFT set called Strike Up the Band again :)




I created the background by stamping 3 of the bunnies with versafine black ink onto Kraft card.

I coloured the main bunny with copics and cut him out with the coordinating die.
I white embossed the music notes onto black card and used the grass from the Spring Scene Builder die to cut the key lime card.

The "Thanks" is cut from the Doodlebug Spring Things - Springtime Dots paper.

Please drop by the Anna's Facebook Group and join in this challenge, or just say "Hi".
We'd love to see you there :)

Kathy

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lumberjack Guy

Today I have a card to share using the new CC Designs Lumberjack Guys stamp set.
There are 4 guys in the set and all of them are fabulous!

I don't actually know any woodcutters but I thought this one would make a great Thank You card when paired with this new sentiment.

There are 2 guys without axes in the set, so it is very versatile and can be used for a lot of different occasions.





Ingredients :
Stamps : Lumberjack Guys, Lumberjack Sentiments
Card : x-press it, kraft, black, saffron, wood paper (Simple Stories)
Ink : memento lack, versafine, pool party, antique linen DI
Other : MAC #13, MAC #16, copics

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :
7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy

Monday, July 17, 2017

Party Like a Pirate Pop-Up Box Card


I have another card and tutorial for Anna's Craft Cupboard to share today :)

I have used the fabulous Party Like a Pirate stamp set by My Favorite Things again.
There are just so many cute images in this set that I wanted to make a little scene with them.  A fun way to do this is by making a Pop-Up Box Card.
The MFT stamp sets are all really great for this type of card because there are always a lot of different images in each set.  And you can also incorporate stamps from other sets too as they coordinate so well together.




Here's how I made my Pirate Pop-Up Box Card if you'd like to give it a try :)

Ingredients:
American Crafts Smooth Kraft Card
Ruby Rock-It Bella iWood version 1.0
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
MFT Die-namics Die - Spring Scene Builder
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
X-Press it - High tack double sided tape 
MFT Party Like a Pirate stamp set and die

Step 1 :  Cut card 8.5"x 12".  Then score the long side at 2.75", 5.5", 8.25" and 11".
Cut off a 12"x 2" strip (to be used later).



Step 2 : Score along short side of 6.5"x 12" piece at 2.75"
Step 3 : From long side, cut down to this 2.75 score line on each of the 4 score lines.
At 11" score, cut in at a slight angle to create a tab.



Step 4 : Cut the 2"x 12" piece at 4.75" from the end with the 1" score line.
Then cut the strip in half lengthwise to create 2 strips 4.75"x 1".

Step 5 : Fold both tabs back.




Step 6 : Cut patterned paper to fit on each panel and adhere.  Adhere longest pieces to panels next to the tab.
You will need:
1 Inside back panel 2.5"x 6.25". (I used blue card for mine and decorated it with a couple of die cut clouds from the Spring Scene Builder Die and sponged around edge with ink).
3 Lower panels 2.5"x 3.5" (for outside of box)
6 Upper panels 2.5" square (inside and outside)
1 2.5"x 6.25" outside back panel (white card, to write message on).



Step 7 : Put adhesive on tab and fold card to form box and adhere.



Step 8 : Add adhesive to end tabs of 1"x 4.75" strips and adhere to inside of box.  Align them with the top.  Both tabs ends towards outside front or back.



The pop-up box is now built and ready to decorate :)




I coloured all my images with copics and cut them out with the co-ordinating die.  This saves so much time when making something with this many individual stamps!

The images are adhered to the strips of card inside the box but it can be hard to visualise where you want to place them.  I find it best to put dabs of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue near the bottom of the images and leave them for a while to "set".  Then the glue is repositional! You can move them over and over while you're trying to decide on the best placement and this makes me very happy :) 
Once I'd decided where they looked best, I did take them off and add some more glue to the bottom as normal, and stuck them down again, just to make sure they would "stay put".

You can see from the above photo that I glued some images to both strips and added more to the back panel also. 
On the first strip I added some images along the entire front, overlapping them slightly.
On the second strip I stuck the girl pirate to the front but then stuck the island to the back of it, for a little extra dimension. I also cut out the Ahoy Mate sentiment and glued it and the parrot to a thin piece of acetate and stuck it to the back of this strip with  X-Press It tape. From a distance this looks as though it is "floating" in the air (or that the Parrot has flown off with a sign) :)

It would be best to create the very back piece right at the beginning, before you even stick it onto the box.  I had glued on the clouds from the Spring Scene Builder Die and thought that would be enough, but then I decided that I wanted to add the pirate ship. And after that I thought it maybe needed a couple of waves too!  I don't really have a wave die, but I improvised by using the stream also from the Spring Scene Builder Die. 
You don't really see the entire ship, but everything is placed on this card to add extra depth and dimension to the scene.





I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will try making a Pop-Up Box Card too :)

Kathy












Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Party Like a Pirate


I have some exciting news to share today!  I've been asked to join the Design Team at Anna's Craft Cupboard!!!
Anna's is a wonderful Australian online craft store, with great products and fabulous customer service and I am very happy and honoured to be a part of their team :)

And it also means that I get to play with MFT stamps every month :)  YAY!!!

One of the main reasons why I love MFT stamps, is because they are so super cute!  They always make me smile!
BUT they are also versatile and you can make something a little less adorable when needed :)

MFT's Party Like a Pirate is a pretty cute set but I have "grunged" it up a bit and I think now it would appeal to a guy of any age.


I wanted to make the card dark and distressed looking. I decided to use a black card base and accents with this wonderful paper from Carta Bella's Transatlantic range called Vintage Map .  It worked so perfectly with this pirate!

I coloured him in muted colours and used the matching die to cut him out.  I also white embossed a sentiment from the set onto black card.
Then I distressed the panel he is on.  I cut a piece of white card and tore the bottom of it and then I used Distress Inks on it.  Firstly I sponged on some Antique Linen, then some Walnut Stain and finally some Black Soot.  I have had Distress Inks for years and have only just bought the Black Soot.  I never thought I really needed it, but I was SO wrong!!! The panel looked much better once I added it!  If you don't have it - get it! It's a must have :)   I left the centre of the panel white so that the focus would be on the pirate and then I just splashed some water on top of  the panel.  I did sponge a little black around the edge of the patterned paper too.
I also added a few splodges of Black Tie Enamel Accents to add to the "grunginess" of the card.

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 21, 13, 31, 41, 43, 50, 53
R 23, 27, 29, 30, 39, 59
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
BG 0000, 000
B 02
Y 26, 28


It was so much fun making this card!
I hope you get some time to be crafty this week too :)

Kathy

Monday, July 10, 2017

Rockabilly Gals Glasses

I made a card with another of the sweet Rockabilly Gals from CC Designs.
These girls are all so adorable and I decided to make this one a "Just Because" card for a change.





Ingredients :

Stamps : Rockabilly Gals
Card : x-press it, black, Free Spirit (Cocoa Vanilla), Life in Colour ephemera (Simple Stories)
Ink : memento black
Other : copics

Copics used :

E000, 00, 21
Y 21, 23, 26
BG 10, 11
W 00, 1
R 20, 22, 24, 30



Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rockabilly Gals

I'm back with another of the super cute Rockabilly Gals from CC Designs today :)

This one is just so adorable!

I took inspiration from this camera paper.
I coloured her to match and imagined she was having her photo taken :)



Ingredients :

Stamps : Rockabilly Gals, Rockabilly Sentiments
Card : x-press it, slate, sky, totally rad (cocoa vanilla)
Ink : memento black, versafine black, pool party
Other : MAC #4, MAC #14, copics

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 21, 53
BG 09, 10, 11, 72
YG 0000, 01, 03
Y 15
W 00, 1
YR 14, 16, 18
R 30

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Rockabilly Gals Record

I have a card for CC Designs to share with you today.
This cutie is from a new set by Roberto's Rascals called Rockabilly Gals.
There are 4 gals in the set and they are all gorgeous :)





I wanted to create a record for the card and I did this simply by using some circle dies.
And I decided to use a sentiment from the new Rockabilly Sentiments set for the "song title".  It is actually a long sentiment but I cut it into these three segments to make stamping on the record label easier.

I coloured her with Copics and added some pencil colouring to it also.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Rockabilly Gals, Rockabilly Sentiments, Aphrodite Twila (heart notes)
Card : x-press it, black, grey, red, slate
Ink : memento black, white, versamark, versafine black
Other : Circle Dies #1, MAC #4 die, white ep, copics, pencils

If you head over to the CC Designs Blog you will see some beautiful cards by the Design Team.
And if you leave a comment, you may even be lucky enough to win this set!


Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Birgitta Rings a Bell

I have another Christmas card using CC Designs products to share today.

This one is using Birgitta Rings a Bell.  She's such a sweetie isn't she?!



I cut her out using the Dotted rectangles die and the sentiment is from an old CC Designs set.

So I have 2 Christmas cards done now, I'm not too sure how many I'll get done this year though.
Maybe I should set myself a target?

Simon Says Stamp - Use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy













Sunday, June 25, 2017

Up in the Air Dog


I’m back to share another MFT card for Anna's Craft Cupboard

I’ve used the Up In The Air set again but this time I have the dog in the balloon J
And I have used the same sunrays (AKA Sunburst or Starburst) technique as I used on my last card but with a few differences.






This time I chose a focal point that’s towards the centre of the card and the rays radiate all around it.

So I cut the paper into 4”x 1” rectangles this time and then cut them into triangles. So they are smaller, but I needed more of them.
There are 24 triangles on my card.

I inked around the edges of them with Antique Linen Distress Ink and glued the triangles onto a brown cardstock this time.  This was cut to 4 1/8” x 6” and I used a Kaisercraft C6 White Card for the base.

All papers are from the Bloom and Grow collection by Simple Stories.  And they are SO beautiful!

I decided to put the balloon and dog on a tag in the centre of the rays.

I stamped onto white card and coloured just the basket and cut the entire image out.  Then I stamped the balloon part of the stamp again onto patterned paper and cut it out and glued it on top. 

Paper piecing the balloon like this made it much quicker and easier than colouring it.  I could have also cut out each balloon segment in a different colour but I just thought that might be a bit too much on this card. 

I glued it to the tag and then adhered the dog on top. And because I was putting this onto a white base, I didn’t have to bother with the trickier cutting of the balloon that I did on my previous card.

I lightly sponged around the tag with the distress ink and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment which is also from the Up In The Air set.

I hope you’ve liked seeing this technique and that you’ll give it a try too.

Kathy




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Santa's Helper


I decided to make a start on my Christmas cards this month.
And NO, it's not too early!

I've used an older CC Designs stamp called Santas Helper.
I've used her before and she's one of my absolute favourite Christmas stamps!  I love her :)





The sentiment is from a very old and no longer available CC designs set. I think it's gorgeous though and I cut it out using the Layering Tags die.

This is such an adorable Christmas stamp!
She makes me happy :)

Thanks for dropping by today
Kathy

Friday, June 23, 2017

Up in the air


I have another card and tutorial for Anna's Craft Cupboard today.
And I’m showcasing another fabulous stamp set from My Favorite Things (MFT) .

I got the chance to play with Up In The Air this month and it is so much fun to use.
There are just SO many possibilities with this set!  The sky is the limit! :) (ha ha)

I was also lucky enough to get the MFT Die-Namics Die - Spring Scene Builder to use and it is wonderful too :)

So I wanted to use these two together and create an interesting sky for the balloon to float around in.
I decided to create a sun ray background with patterned papers (AKA the Sunburst or Starburst technique).  
Here is how I created my card so that you can try it out for yourself :)




This technique can be wonderful for using up scraps of patterned paper you have in your stash.  You can use all different lengths, widths and designs and make them work.  But I actually cut mine from 2 new sheets of paper and cut them all the same size :)

When using this technique you need to firstly decide where you want the “rays” to radiate from.  I decided to put my sun in the top right hand corner of the card, so all the points of my rays start there.

I also decided to leave a space between my rays, but you can vary the look of the background by butting them together instead.

I used Spring-a-ling and Butterfly Net from the Spring Things  collection by Doodlebug Designs to make the rays.
·        I used a Kaisercraft C6 White Card for the base.

·        I cut a piece of white card 4”x 5 7/8”. This is the piece you will glue the rays to.

·        Then I cut 5 rectangles from patterned paper 1”x 6”.
(I cut 2 rectangles from one colour and 3 from another).
·        Then cut them in half diagonally.


·        I glued 1 ray along one edge, making sure the point of it was in the top corner of the card.



·        Then I glued a second ray along the other side.



·        I glued the other rays between these two, leaving a little space. They may overlap a little at the points or not be perfect but this is fine as it will be covered over.


·
·      Turn the card over and carefully trim away the excess paper.  I found this easier to do by hand, but you can use a paper trimmer.



You will notice some pieces are not quite long enough.  That is okay because I am putting some grass on the bottom of the card.




·        I cut the sun and clouds with the MFT Die-Namics Die - Spring Scene Builder.  I added some ink to the sun and glued it over the top of the sun rays at the right corner of the card.

                                       

·        I white embossed the cute sentiment from the Up In The Air set onto a piece of American Crafts – Key Lime Card. I used the hill piece from the die to cut it out and trimmed it down to fit.  Then I inked the edge of it and attached it to the bottom of the card.




·       There are trees with the die too, but I decided to colour the trees from the stamp set and cut them out and attached them to the hill.

I didn’t get the matching outline die with this stamp so I thought I would show you how I cut out the balloon too. (I guess this is just for people like me who don’t like to cut images out with a knife.)




Maybe you noticed something a bit wrong with this photo? Were you wondering why a dog has suddenly appeared?

Well I had my card all laid out just how I wanted it ready to be glued down when my daughter came in.  So I asked her what she thought of the card and she said “I really love it but there is one thing that would have made it perfect”. 
So I had to ask …. “What?”  And she said ……         
“The CAT”!
So I just had to colour up the cat and swap that puppy out of there so that my card would be perfect! :)

The dog is very cute too though and I will be back here on the blog later this week to show you how I used him on another card.  I hope you’ll come back to see. :) And in the meantime, please check out all the wonderful MFT goodies at Anna’s Craft Cupboard.

Kathy

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cutie Butterfly Fairy


I wanted to make a Birthday Card for a little girl who's turning 5 very soon.
And I thought a fairy card would be perfect.
I used this stamp and  I actually got a bit of shock when I read what it was called
because I assumed she was a fairy!
This is Roberto's Rascals Cutie Butterfly from CC Designs.
Anyway whatever she is, she is super cute :)



I stamped her twice.  On the first image, I put glue all over the wings and sprinkled fine glitter on them and left them to dry while I coloured the other image.

I used copics to colour the second image and cut her out, minus the wings, and then stuck her on top of the glittered wings.
I left her hand "free" so that I could put the twine under it as though she were holding the string.
Then I cut her out again so that she could fly on the cloudy background I created.
I used distress inks and splashed on a bit of water and a few drops of white paint too.

I cut a number 5 using the CC Designs Jumbo Numbers Die and covered it with glue and the same glitter to match her wings.

Copics used :

Y 11, 13, 15
E 000, 00, 21
YR 14, 18
R 20, 30
V 01, 04, 05, 06
BV 0000, 000, 00, 02, 04
W 00

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at :

Simon Says Stamp : anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bug Birgitta

I'm here to share another card using one of the newly released stamps from CC Designs.
This little cutie is called Bug Birgitta and she's a real sweetheart isn't she?!




I don't do paper piecing all that often, but I thought she would look very cute in this happy yellow outfit.
I coloured the rest of her with copics and used the Circles #1 die to cut her out.
All the papers are from one of my favouritest ever pads by Echo Park called Bundle of Joy.

The sentiment is from an old CC Designs set called HB2U Sentiments, which isn't available any more,so lucky you if you have it :)

Copics used :
R 00, 20, 22, 24, 30
BG 10, 11
B 0000
W 00, 1
Y 11, 15
YG 01, 03
E 000, 00, 13, 21

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

Words 2 Craft By - Springtime = Party Time
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy