Sunday, 29 May 2011

Stampavie card 3: Owls in the night

This is probably my last card for the month. I did use another Stampavie clear stamp; 2 cute little owls looking very interested at a glowing caterpillar.
 Once again I used my colour pencils on kraft card. I had a bit of a play around to decide what a night sky should look like and also how the night light would change the colour of the owls.
I did not use any black, but made my own with different shades. The swirl border is from Efco stamps and is dotted with Viva pearl pen in Ice White.
Some Glimmer Mist in Flower Power and Spring Rain to colour the white Prima flowers. A Basic Grey Kioshi brad for the center to match with paper from the same collection. The sentiment is from TPC Studio.
Just another close-up of the colouring. Hope you like it. Don't forget to enjoy the Bank holiday weekend.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Stampavie card 2: Wonderful friend

Hello and Happy Birthday to my darling mother. Love you, sweetheart, looking forward to our holiday together.
I am on a roll and in the mood for colouring with my Caran d'Ache pencils.
So good to have YouTube at hand. Thanks to all the people sharing their gifts with others, because I am good at stealing with my eyes... Not sure if I would ever make a YouTube upload, but I appreciate every bit of it.
I have used another of my long-time-ago-purchased Stampavie stamps, never inked this one before.
At first I was thinking of making a baby card with this one, but not many newborns in the neighbourhood. Although 2 colleagues have announced their pregnancy, but are not due until October and December. I am not going to start on their cards yet...
 I love colouring on Kraft card, such a happy medium. If you have never tried it, please do, you 'll be surprised at what effects you can achieve on this cardstock. It is much easier for me to work with pencils and get shadowing and layering than with Copics.
The DP is 5th Avenue from Melissa Frances with some inking on the edges, Ribbon, lace and 2 little lace flowers give this card a soft feel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and die-cut with Nestabilities tags.
Something else; you probably have heard of Adele, singer/songwriter? I love this song of hers and dedicate it to the love of my life. "These words are for you, mannetje, 'cause I love you.".

Thanks for looking and all your kind comments.

Thursday, 19 May 2011


...that something incredibly wonderful is always possible.
I have made a card with a new style, for me that is. Where I would normally stamp the image and then cut it out to put on a card, this time I have stamped directly onto kraft cardstock with StazOn.
The stamp is from Stampavie and coloured with pencils Supracolor II soft from Caran d'Ache and a bit of Derwent Metallic pencils.
I actually love how the image looks and I like it better than Copics so far.
 The paper is from October Afternoon.
Ribbon from American Crafts.
The sentiment stamp is from Kaisercraft.
Some Papermania pearls and Glossy accents to finish.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hang in there

My first Gorjuss girls stamp!
I have seen these images for a while, but never decided on getting one. I finally bought one at the Market Gallery.
I have coloured with Distress Inks on watercolour paper and used Nestabilities to frame it. Another first for me is using Melissa Frances paper 5th Avenue collection. This is such soft toned paper, so pretty, I hardly dared to cut it.
 I used a paper doilie behind my image and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist Key Lime.
The flower is made with some lace and a brad. The leaves are a Prima hortensia flower that has been cut in 2 and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
The butterfly is decoupaged and I have added a little glitter powder on its wings.
Inside the card is a sentiment from the Wild Card cartridge that reads:" Hang in there".

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Your love and friendship is a precious gift

I have this last card in the Kanban series to share with you.
Again I have used Distress Ink to colour. It is still not the easiest medium for me to use, but I will keep trying to improve on it.
I kept this card nice and simple without DP -how is that possible?-.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Make a special birthday wish

Here is my next card in the series with Kanban stamps. I don't know who the artist is, but it seems very similar to Lili of the Valley stamps.
I wonder...
So here comes a little fairy girl waving her wand over the frog in the box. Cute, isn't it ?

The star border stamp is from Efco stamps, a German manufacturer. I got it from a bargain corner at Emerald Crafts. I think it works wonderful with this image.
Everything is coloured with Distress inks which I hugely enjoy. They are not as forgiving as Copics, but I am learning.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

I just called to say...

...I love you!
Another card with Kanban stamps to share with you all.
I just love working with Distress inks and watercolour paper. It die-cuts so nicely too.
I am quite limited with the distress inks as I only have 9 colours, but it seems to make the challenge all the better.
I used a Marianne design die for the frame, EK Success punch for the flowers and an X-Cut corner punch.
The paper and trim are from Making Memories.
I used some Viva pearl pen for the flower heart and a little Glossy Accents on the image. The inside of the card is also decorated with the DP and another die-cut from the same set. The sentiment is also from Kanban and I added some Stickles around the edge.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sending you a little TLC

It is May! One more month before my vacation and I can't wait. I am on a countdown.
I have dug out some stamps I have been hoarding and finally decided to get some ink on them. The main image is from Kanban and the flowers are from Making Memories.
The card started out with a handmade background in an unusual colour combo for me.
The main image is coloured with Copics and I used Memento inks for all the stamping.
 The ribbon weave border is from Marianne Design and the ribbon too. Some Viva Pearl pen dots are used to embellish.
The inside of the card has a Joy! Crafts frame together with a Kanban sentiment punched out with a Fiskars label punch. There is one thing I changed after taking these pictures; I rounded the corners of the kraft card.