Monday, September 29, 2014

Tiny Dancer


I loooved the ballet card I made not long ago with this girl with black hair. A friend saw it and asked me to make the same one for her daughters 5th birthday but with blonde hair. I really had trouble getting the hair colour right, but ended up using more beige colours than yellow. I used one yellow marker to add highlights but that's it, and it turned out great I think. Because this friend of mine wanted the card in the same style, I followed the design of the black haried one, but made it more for a young girl by making it very pink and pretty :) There are some dazzling diamonds on her dress ruffle, not sure if you can see that well in the photo.

Stamps: Tiny Dancer (Tiddly Inks - digital), Simply Said (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Memorable (My Mind's Eye), Glimmer Paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons, white twine and grey chevron ribbon, doily, Spellbinders circle die, MFT Big Numbers die

Oh Rats


I'm usually pretty good remembering birthdays, but I do forget the odd one and so I made a few belated birthday cards with the adorable belated birthday range of stamps from Taylored expressions, just to keep handy in case I do miss one! This is one of my favourites. I used papers from Teresa Collins'Family Stoies range. I love this collection, and it has a lot of colours and patterns in it I wouldn't normally use together but find myself loving every combination I try. Teresa is just amazing at putting the perfect collection together :) I coloured the rats and cake with copic markers, and added some dazzling diamonds to the cake icing. The banner is in sliver glimmer paper.

Stamps: Oh Rats (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Vellum (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Family Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Fancy Pants button, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Taylored Expressions Pennant Border die, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds


Monday, September 15, 2014

The Conductor


I have a few friends who have son's who love trains so I know I will need this card for one of their birthdays soon. I didn't quite have the right copic colours to match the papers I used but I think it still looks adorable. The image is from Tiddly Inks and I loved how it turned out. I am doing the online card class for copic markers with Kristina, Jennifer & Sandy soon so I'm hoping to improve my copic colouring. Still so much to learn! I left the top right of the card bare as I will put the age of the boy I give it to on there later when I decide who's going to get it! It will most likely be in silver glimmer paper as I almost always do.

Stamps: The Conductor (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Milo (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spotlight button, Stampin Up chevron ribbon, edge distressor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wishful Pixie


I am so in love with Tiddly Inks! I feel like my favourite cards are always those with a Tiddly Inks image on them! This card is for their most recent challenge - #140 Pop Of Color. I wasn't sure how I'd go with this colour combo but I ended up loving it. I think my colours a little more pastel though. I used the adorable Wishiful Pixie and coloured her with copic markers. I added some dazzling diamonds to her party hat (which doesn't show up all that well in my photo!). I paired her with some gorgeous papers from My Mind's Eye's Mildred collection. Such a perfect match!

Stamps: Wishful Pixie - digital, Flying High (Tiddly Inks)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Mildred (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flower, Stampin Up crystal button, black chevron ribbon, dazzling diamonds & white twine, Lawn Fawn Stitched Part Banners and Spring Showers dies