I had two copies of this image printed and as I was colouring one for a different card I thought the image reminded me of Coraline. I think it's because her eyes look a little like buttons. So I coloured this image in colours which Coraline is most often depicted wearing. The image is by Squiggle Stamps. The sentiment is for the Birthday set by Hobbycraft. I had to add a few buttons to the card to finish it, these ones are all from the Tub 'O Buttons.
This image and sentiment came together in a digi stamp. They are from the closed down site which was Dee Dee's. The paper come's from 'The Big One' Which is a 12x12 pack by Papermania. Because the image and sentiment were both so large I kept the layout for this card simple.
I was playing with my new promarkers again for this image. Download Diva comes from one of my favourite digi stamp sites, Kenny K. The background paper is from Winnie's Walls 12x12 pack by s.e.i. I added a few gems to the corners to add some interest.
I got myself a few new promarkers recently, including a Ginger one, so as soon as I got them home I had to colour an image with ginger hair. So, here she is. This is a Valentines image from Stamp Insanity. It doesn't really show very well, but she is holding a Valentines card. The sentiment was created using an Elzybells alphabet. To finish the card I used my favourite embossing folder, Swiss Dots, to add a bit of interest to the background.
This little guy is an Adipose. They were aliens which appeared in an episode of Doctor Who. I've been wanting the soft toy of this since I knew there was one, but I still haven't bought one yet so I've made one for myself to wear as a necklace instead.
This is Flower Fairy from Beccy's Place. I though she would be cute just dressed as a flower though, so she hasn't got her fairy wings anymore. I made the flower she is on using a circle cutting tool and a circle punch then coloured them to match her dress. The sentiment comes from Cute Characters Set 1 by Personal Impressions.
Inspiration for my third bookmark came from this card by Kristina Werner. The U is from an alphabet set by a company called Rayher, which I found in a small shop in Ireland and I have never seen anything else by that company. 'Brighten up my day' is part of a sentiment from the Summertime set by Elzybells.
This post and the next two will be the three bookmarks that I made yesterday. This one uses an image and sentiment from the Critters set by Elzybells. The papers are from the Wild Blossom 6x6 pad by Dovecraft.
I seem to be going through a phase of using monsters and creatures on cards at the moment. Here is another one to add to the collection. These three cute monsters are by Squiggle Stamps, and the sentiment is from My Grafico.
I used one of my favourite lines of digi's for this card, which is Skelekinz by Bugaboo. I printed off a couple of pages of Skelekinz images and sentiments, so there will probably be more of them appearing on here over the next few days.
I will soon be needing a couple of masculine birthday cards, which I tend to struggle with making. I wasn't sure what to put on these cards and then I remembered about this laptop image from Digi Drawn. I used the Worth Repeating stamp set by Stampology to add the sentiment, because I thought it would look like the different fonts had been written on the laptop. Now I just need to get the second card done.
Just a quick post for now. This card is fairly simple, so there's not much to say about it. The ninja is from the A Kids View line by Bugaboo. I think the background paper I chose is a little bit too busy, but I didn't just want to use plain paper.
I made this paper using the Fun and Funky arrows set by Hot of the Press. Once I'd made it I realised I didn't really want to cover it all up, so I came up a simple design for a card which would leave most of the paper showing. Both sentiments are from the Honey and Hugs range by Papermania. 'Birthday fun' is from the Sheep set and 'Fun fun fun!' is from the Owl set.
I printed off a page of digi stamps lately by Dee Dee's called Words of Comfort. The quote I chose for this card seemed to work perfect with an image of a house, so I chose this one by Polka Doodles. The background paper is from the Earth Palette pack by Hot Off The Press. To finish off the card I added some flower shaped buttons, which came from the Tub 'o' Buttons.
The couple of charms I'm sharing now still need their wires wrapping. When that is done they will be attached to chains to become necklaces. Usually when I make polymer clay jewellery it is based on what I have seen made by others online, but recently I have been trying to come up with my own designs and these are two of them.
First of is Kermit the Frog. I wanted to make my favourite muppet Gonzo, but I wasn't sure how well his nose would work, so for now I'll stick with Kermit.
Second is a red converse. I own quite a few pairs of converse, but I have wanted red ones for so long and still not bought any. So I figured I would make myself one.
This is my first polymer clay creation of the year. I've been wanting to make a bow ring for a while and I finally got round to it. I might make a few more of these soon in other colours, and do some with patterns on, but for now here is my plain black one.
The fun image on this card is one of the monster blocks from bugaboo. I printed all the monsters off, but they ended up being a little bigger than I had planned for. So, to make up for the image being so big I kept the rest of the card simple, by just adding a sentiment from the Doodle Factory Creatures set.
Since we've started having a lot of work done on our house I've had to move my craft supplies to my Grandma's house. She has an attic which is just used as her spare room, so that has become my craft room. I've made this card for her as a thank you for letting me use her spare room.
She reads and watches a lot of detective/'who done it?' stories, so I used that as inspiration for this card. I kept the card really simple, by just creating a background of fingerprints and then adding the sentiment using an Elzybells alphabet.
This card started with the my wanting to do some paper weaving. I cut an image of Little Miss Giggles from the Little Miss Patterned Paper 12x12 stack by Paper Cellar and chose to do the weaving in colours to match her. I had to add some 'giggles' to the card, so I used an Elzybells alphabet set to repeatedly stamp 'ha'. I used a sentiment from the Phrases set which is in the Forever Friends Black & Gold range to finish it off.
When I was shopping recently I found this 'The Snowman' stamp set by Crafter's Companion on sale and I couldn't really say no with how cheap it was. I used pencils to try and copy the colouring used in the book and film. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple because I wanted the image to be the focal point so I went with my 'go-to' layout, and finished it off with a sentiment from the Bubble Greetings set by Elzybells. I'm not sure how well it shows in the picture, but the letters have a touch of blue in the corner to echo the snow of the image.
When I originally stamped 'Rupert' for the card I posted earlier I wasn't sure what colour to make him. I didn't think the first attempt was right for that card, but I couldn't just throw him away, so I made this card for him to go on.
The background paper and the three circles are from the Transportation double sided 12x12 paper by Best Creation Inc. I cut the spanner he's holding from one of the robot themed pages in the All About Boys 12x12 stack by DCWV. The sentiment is a combination of part of one stamp from the Friendly Advice set by Inkadinkado and a stamp from the Bubble Greetings set by Elzybells.
I have been wanting to make a card like this for so long, and I finally got the perfect paper for it. The cloudy paper comes from a 6x6 pad called Let's Fly Away which was designed by Rachel Harper for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. The spotty paper is from the Spring Burst 6x6 pad by Papermania. My favourite thing about this card though is that I got to use two of my favourite stamp sets. Rupert is from the Doodle Factory's Creature set, and the sentiment is from the Friendly Advice set by Inkadinkado.
I've been looking through some of my old blog posts lately to try and inspire myself. I really liked the image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy which I used on this card. I ended up almost remaking the same card, but I gave her a patterned background this time and a change of sentiment. That background is from a pack of papers I got from the Japanese section of Epcot. I used another of my Hobbycraft sets for the sentiment, this time it was the Thank You set.
I have something a little different to share in this post. This is the cake I made for my Mum's birthday yesterday. I followed the recipe for a Victoria sponge cake, but replaced some of the flour with cocoa powder. Then instead of jam between the two layers I used Nutella. I'm hoping eventually to learn how to decorate cakes, but since I'm not so great at it yet I just sprinkled the top with icing sugar.
When I got the monster blocks set from Bugaboo I had a look through the digi's I already had for a sentiment to use with them. I found that I had a few monster themed sentiments by My Grafico which went perfectly. I put them together with a couple of papers from the 'Hopscotch' 6x6 pad by K & Company and came up with this card.
Second post of the day, for the second card I made for my Mum's birthday.
All the stamps on this card are from the same freebie stamp set. They are from the 'Invitations & Celebrations' set which was designed by Sally Moret exclusively for Crafts Beautiful magazine. The two papers are from the Funky Vintage 6x6 pad by Dovecraft. I highlighted the date using a magenta promarker.
Today is my Mum's birthday. I got a couple of cards ready for her, which I will be sharing in two posts today. On with the first card...
I've been using a lot of stamp sets which came free with magazines lately. Since a lot of magazine starting giving away free sets my stamp collection has doubled. The image on this card is one of those freebies, it comes from 'The Loving Life Collection' which was designed exclusively for Simply Homemade magazine. The sentiment is from Hobbycrafts 'Birthday' set and the background paper is from 'The Pocket Full of Posies' 8x8 pad by DCWV.
I used another couple of cute digi's from Bugaboo for today's card. When I started making this card I wasn't sure whether to make it into a birthday card or an Easter card, but as it was closer to being finished I realised I don't have much of a selection of Easter sentiments so it had to be birthday. The birthday sentiment comes from the 'Worth Repeating' set by Stampology. I added a lot of faux stitching to the card using a purple Gelly Roll Gold pen by Sakura.
I used my We R Memory Keepers 'Travel Light' 6x6 pad again for this card. The image and sentiment are more of the digi's that I printed to work through. These digi's are by Dee Dee's, which as far as I can tell is now unfortunately closed. These actually come from a full page sheet with a selection of fun sentiments to go with the image.
Every so often I print a few pages of digi's off for me to work through. This card was made using a couple of the digi's that I printed recently. Both images used on this card come from Bugaboo. They were coloured using promarkers, with a few dots of star dust stickles on the icing of the cupcake. I saw a card today which had used the Swiss Dots embossing folder, which inspired me to get my Cuttlebug out for the background. The sentiment for this card came from a set of pre-stamped sentiments which came free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
I have decided this year to set myself a challenge for the year. The last year and a bit for a few reasons my blog posts were sporadic, so this year my aim is to post at least once a week. So, on with my first post of the year.
Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine had a free 'Travel Light' 6x6 pad by We R Memory Keepers, which as soon as I saw it I had to buy. The papers looked good for masculine cards, which I always find hard to make, so they should be helpful. This card uses four different papers from the pad. The sentiment is from a Hobbycraft set. I bought a few of their sets a while back and this is the first time using one.