Bring on the Cake !!!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Hi Stampers,
 For today's card i decided to used the cute "bring on the cake" stamp set by The Cat's Pajamas Stamp company. It turned out so cute and I have a feeling i will be using it on alot in my card projects,
think the bunny character is adorable,I can see so many possiblities!!!


The card base is 9 x 5 1/2 , scored at 4 1/4 in Neenah solar whire cardstock, the next layer is basic black and the next is  Bristol smooth watercolour card , which I cut using the Stitched die from the Mama elephant  basic die creative cuts set.

I stamped the Image using ranger archival black as it's waterproof and ideal for watercolouring, I then coloured it using my Zig real colour brush markers and my aquapainter to blend and smooth it out.

I created the background using winnie and walters confetti stamp set, which I stamped using my SU ink pads in tempting turquoise, melon mambo, daffodil delight and crisp cantelope. For the ground i used Pear pizazz from SU and my aquapainter, to created the grass i just used my zig real colour pens. 

I added acccents using my white gel pen and clear wink of stella.

I stamped the sentiment using ranger archival black ink , adhered the layers to the cardbase and it's done...

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Supplies used 
Neenah solar white cardstock 
Basic black cardstock SU 
Bristol watercolour card 
Mama elephant basic die set
Ranger archival black 
Zig clean colour real brush markers
Aqua painter
Winnie and Walter confetti stamp 
Signo white gel pen 
Clear wink of Stella 

Happy Crafting

Lucie x  

Birthday Blueprints...........

Hi Stampers,

           Todays card project was made using  MFT's  Blueprint 26 Die set. I really enjoyed using it and have a feeling I will be using it many times more very soon, so watch this space!


 It turned out to be  a bigger card than normal, measuring  6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. 

 I used coastal cabana cardstock by stampinup for the main balloon and birthday dies cuts ( sadly this colour is now retired :( )  for the middle portion of the card i used Stampin'Up's whisper white card stock which i spritzed with docrafts gold spritzing spray.  I cut the Happy and the bow from whisper white also and finished of with basic black bakers tiwne by Stampin'Up!  for the balloon string and a few sequins.  I used Crumb cake cardstock by Stampin'Up! for the card base.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Docrafts-Spritzing-Bottle-Shimmer-Spray/dp/B00HP5I15Ehttp://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Blueprints-26-Die-namic/p/52227371/category=13602177

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=106549

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=121685

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134576


I used to be Stampin'Up! demonstrator , so have a vast amount of there products left over from that, some sadly now retired but where possible i will link to current products or you can contact you nearest demonstrator for a catalogue.


Thanks for stopping by and i hope to see you again soon.


Happy Crafting

Lucie x

Sweet Kitty birthday wishes !

Hi stampers,
 For today's card project I used the papermania 4 x 4 little meow - you are lovely clear stamp and the  Glitter tape in gold.

Card base was cut a 4 1/4 X11 , scored at 5 1/2 , I used Stampin'Up's blackberry bliss cardstock for this.

I then cut a smaller layer of Blackberry bliss ( which I had randomly placed stripes of gold washi tape onto ) using the largest of lawn fawns small stitched rectangle dies and the stitched circle die from Mama elephants sew fancy creative cuts die set. 


I backed that with some of Stampin'Up's designer series paper. For the sentiment I used the May all your dreams come true from MFT's birthday bears stamp set and Stampin'Up's word quote dies.

I coloured the kitty using my spectrum noir markers and fussy cut it out.  The tiny bow was cut using MFT's blueprints no 26 Die set in Stampin'Up's coastal cabana cardstock.

I used to be a Stampin'Up demonstrator, so a lot of my Stampin'Up products may now be retired, please contact your local demonstrator to find out, alternatively you can take a look on the Stampin'Up's  website. 

Please find clickable picture links below for most of the products used today.
https://www.docrafts.com/Products/forever-friends/glitter-craft-tape-5m-3pcs-forever-friends-classic-decadence/94038
http://www.colemans-online.co.uk/papermania-4-x-4-clear-stamp-little-meow-you-are-lovely.html

Happy stamping 

Lucie x 

MFT Have a Beary special day shaker card

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Hi stampers,
 For today's card project , I decided I wanted to make a shaker card using the MFT birthday bears stamp set  and the mama elephant love quotes die


 I just love how it turned out! I used my spectrum noir markers to colour in the bears, balloons and presents. 
For the card base I used whisper white cardstock and for the layers I also used whisper white card  and  Stampin'Up's coastal cabana cardstock. Which I cut using the mama elephants basic die creative cuts.


For the shaker part I cut the aperture using the mama elephant love quotes die, to which I attached acetate I then surround the aperture area with foam tape making sure I was completely enclosed ,so all the shaker elements, sequins, seed beads etc would not escape ! 
I stamped the happy birthday sentiment onto the shaker backer and filled the shaker. I then place and adhered all the stamped coloured and cut elements onto the front of the card.
I finished of by adding texture with my white gel pen and finally adding glossy accents to the balloons and presents.

Once it was all dry I put the card together and voila the card is finished! 

You will find clickable picture links to most of the products used below.

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Basic-Set-Creative-Cuts/p/39533247/category=8719335

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=106549

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=114323

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Love-Quotes-Creative-Cuts/p/34012596/category=8719335

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Birthday-Bears/p/52227406/category=13602176

For Stampin'Up products, please contact your nearest demonstrator .....

Thanks for stopping by

Lucie x 



Mama elephant freestyle florals meets Simon says stamp big hugs....

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

 Hi stampers,

 Todays card is a simple one layerish ! Card, using mama elephants freestyle florals stamp set and the big hugs die from Simon says stamp.

For the card base I used Neenah solar white cardstock , which I folded and cut using the scalloped edged die from mama elephants Basic Set - Creative Cuts.

For the hugs , I cut it from neenah solar white,coloured it used mama elephants tutti Frutti pigment , which I then clear embossed with hero arts clear embossing powder. 

For the sketched florals I used London fog and bamboo leaves Momento dew drop ink pads.

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-neenah-classic-crest-card-pack-a4-solar-white-20-pack-p9523

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=131916




http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Freestyle-Florals/p/47301951/category=11373046

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Hero-Arts-Ultra-fine-Embossing-Powder/p/43293330/category=11057839
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Basic-Set-Creative-Cuts/p/39533247/category=8719335


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting

Lucie x 

I think your awesome

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Hi stampers,

 Today's card is a small 3 x 3 card I made using MFT's square cross stitched dies and Lil' inkers awesome die and last by by no means least , mama elephant's small talk stamp set.



For the card base I used Stampin'Up's baked brown sugar card stock , which I believe is now retired. I cut the awesome from Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured it using mama elephants Stargazer pigment ink, which I them clear embossed with hero arts clear embossing powder.

I adhered the awesome die cut to the card front and then stamped a few of the cute characters from the small talk stamp set with Momento tuxedo black ink.

Please find clickable picture links below for most of the products used today.

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Stargazer-Ink-Pad/p/43271714/category=11035055
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Hero-Arts-Ultra-fine-Embossing-Powder/p/43293330/category=11057839


http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Awesome-Word-Die/p/46678227/category=11236063

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Small-Talk/p/50466378/category=6534689

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Cross-Stitch-Square-STAX-Die-namic/p/52243885/category=13602177


Thanks for stopping by 

Lucie x 

You're Amazing card

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Hi stampers,

 Welcome back , today's card is a quick and simple. I hope you like it .


 The card base is 4  1/4 x 5 1/2 and I used blushing bride card stock by Stampin'Up, for the second layer I used basic black from Stampin'Up!  And for the top layer I used Stampin'Up's whisper white card stock, which I coloured using my round blending tool and Mama elephants Tutti Frutti pigment ink.

Onto that I stamped the mama elephants freestyle florals stamps with moments tuxedo black ink. I used the Simon says stamp you're amazing die, which I cut from basic black card by Stampin'Up.

Then I used the pretty pink posh stitched pennant die to cut out some vellum, I adhered the die to to it with tombow liquid glue and used the Tim holtz mini stapler to attach the vellum to the card.
 Before I adhered the top panel to the basic black I wrapped some black and white bakers twine around and tied in a bow. I finished the card of white a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy stamping
Lucie x 
Please find below link to products used ( clickable pictures) 


http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Tutti-Frutti-Ink-Pad/p/43271721/category=6534689



Simon says stamp birthday animals - birthday hogs 'n' kisses!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Hi stampers,
   Today's cards were made using the Simon says stamp birthday animals stamp set with co ordinating dies . I also used lawn fawn large stitched rectangles , mama elephant boutique borders, spectrum noir pens, glossy accents, white gel pen and wink of Stella clear pen.






I wanted to keep the card simple as I was making a batch of them , so I started by using the  largest of the small stitched rectangle dies from lawn fawn with which I cut four of from stampin'Up's whisper white card stock.
I then stamps the lined border stamp from Mama elephant's boutique borders stamp set, again on all four card layers. I then stamped them all with the  happy and the birthday stamps from uniko  stamps simply said birthday stamp set.

I stamped and die cut all the birthday animals from the Simon says stamps birthday animals and co ordinating die set, then coloured them in using my spectrum noir alcohol markers.

If finished them of with glossy accents and wink of Stella clear and added details with my uni ball signo white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Happy stamping

Lucie x 

Please find links below to most of the products used ( click on picture for direct link ) 






http://www.uniko.co.uk/product/simply-said-birthday/

MFT Birthday Bears "happy birthday "

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Hi stampers,
   For today's card I am using the birthday bear stamp set from My favourite things (MFT) .


For the card base I used Stampin'Up's whisper white cardstock, for the top layer I used some of Stampin'Up's irresistibly your designer series paper, which comes as just plain embossed white cardstock which you can colour with whatever medium you wish, today  I used  ripe persimmon and squeezed lemonade distress inks and my Stampin'Up sponge, I just love how it turned out.

I also used the same embossed card to cut out the mama elephant happy die, which I coloured with Stampin'Up's strawberry slush ink. I used versa mark and white embossing powder on basic black card for the birthday sentiment.

For the birthday bears I used scattered straw and antique linen distress inks to colour them in using my zig aqua brush., I don't have the  co cordinating dies , so I fussy cut them out.
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Basic-Set-Creative-Cuts/p/39533247/category=6534689

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Happy-Everything/p/44427208/category=6534689

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Happy-Script-Creative-Cut/p/44427211/category=6534689

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Birthday-Bears/p/52227406/category=13541101
http://www.craftie-charlie.co.uk/ranger-tim-holtz-distress-ink-pad-antique-linen.html

http://www.craftie-charlie.co.uk/ranger-tim-holtz-ripe-persimmon-distress-ink-pad.html

http://www.craftie-charlie.co.uk/ranger-tim-holtz-squeezed-lemonade-distress-ink-pad.html

http://www.craftie-charlie.co.uk/ranger-tim-holtz-distress-ink-pad-scattered-straw.html

 
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