Verity Rose – Cupcake

imageThis is the second of my Verity Rose makes for my niece but this one will be from her great Grandmother.

I used the colouring pad again but this time I only cut out the smaller images and left the image of Cupcake untouched. I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle, Promarkers and Distress Markers again and I used some Liquid Pearls to highlight her headpiece. Using the A4 pad of Cupcake’s papers I covered another 7×7 inch card and mounted the cupcake design onto another piece of coordinating card stock.  Using the Lace Ribbon pack I glued a strip across the middle and mounted the design in the middle. I used my smaller cut out design over the card.

I took the Verity Rose Official Frame and cut out a piece of the left over paper and the centre I turned over and using some alphabet stamps put my niece’s name in the frame knowing it would fit to perfection.

This design is simpler than the previous one but I think its equally as pretty and I know my niece will love it.

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Scruffy Little Kitten – Card 2

imageTodays card is my second decoupage from the Scruffy Little Kitten range, the first of which I showed 2 posts ago.  For this card I printed my design onto Printable Light card and cut the design and mounted it.  For something different I used some patterned papers from my stash to make a pretty background for my card.  The card again needed something so I used my Tattered Florals die and made some flowers which I placed in the corner.  For one last touch I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle in Clear to highlight the flowers and parts of the decoupaged design.

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Verity Rose – Sunbeam

imageToday I am sharing the first of two cards made for my niece’s 7th birthday which is later this month.  This one is my first make from the adorable Verity Rose collection by Crafters Companion. I really enjoyed making the whole card as the collection is very pretty and brimming with colour. Nia loves a sunflower and with a sunflower in this one I just couldn’t resist making it to her from me.

I took the Sunbeam images from the colouring pad and coloured them in with a mixture of Promarkers, Distress Markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle and set them aside to dry whilst I made the rest of the card.  The card is a 7 inch x 7 inch and I covered it entirely with paper from the A4 coordinating  pad.  Then I took the remaining piece of it and cut it and mounted it onto a piece of light blue card from my stash. I then had a good look at my card and wondered if I could incorporate the lovely Ribbon die into the design.  I did so by making a frame from some more of the coordinating Sunbeam papers and cutting it four times and weaving some ribbon in and out. I glued the edges and set aside to dry and make my bow and to ponder on how to hide my joins!!!

I cut out my coloured images and decided that I would use them on the corners of the frame(you cannot now see the joins can you)  I then used some of the remaining paper and the Doily die to make a mount for my sentiment (from the Sentimentally Yours by Phill Martin Collection ) and I then added the flamingo and the sunflower before fixing the sentiment.

I love the way this card has turned out and the quality of everything in the collection really makes my hard work worthwhile.

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Scruffy Little Kitten – Card 1

imageToday I am sharing a card I made using a design printed from a CD.  I have always stayed away from CD crafting but a few a months ago I was watching a demo on craft TV and I really liked the things that were being shown on the taster CD.  Its been a long time since I decoupaged and I am really pleased with how this has turned out and how much ink the design DIDN’T use (yes I did think CD crafting used tons of printer ink).

This design is taken from the Crafters Companion Crafters Inspiration Issue 7 and is from the Scruffy Little Kitten range. I printed the design onto Crafters Companion Printable Light Card and decoupaged as per the instructions, mounting the finished design onto some card from my stash.. The design in itself is lovely but was very bare left on its own so I decided to look through my stamps and see what I had.  There I found a set of stamps which I believe are by Kanban but I cannot be sure as I have had them a long time.  There were some football designs so I took my inspiration from those.  I stamped the sentiment below the design and then stamped the blank card with footballs for the background.  I stamped some extra footballs onto some scrap card stock and then added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle in Clear to the footballs and cut them out to use around the edge and make the design nicer and more of a football theme.  I am really pleased with how its turned out and I hope you like this design too.


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A cup full of flowers


I am sharing this design even though I am not sure it works.  Following on from the previous blog post I’ve used the same book and used the same pens but I’ve used a different shaped card and really I am not sure if it works.( This card is for my Mum) I’ve had to cut the design to fit the card and it looks messy so I’ve hidden those messy bits with the flowers and I used a plain bow and coloured that in. I think I should have used a square card and mounted it…never mind you live and learn.

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Sunflowers for my Nan


Today I am sharing one of the two Mother’s Day cards I have made.  This one is for my Nan.

I really liked the designs that were included in the Craftwork Cards Colour with Love which I received as my Create and Craft Club Members Free gift (and there was a tag pad).  This design was one caught my eye as I wanted something bright and cheerful.

This entire design has been coloured using a combination of promarkers, distress markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle. The design itself was pretty enough when coloured in and mounted but I needed a border and also to highlight the stamped sentiment.  I looked at the tag pad and decided to colour in the tag depicting the bees and the flowers and carefully cut these out and mounted them randomly. A very simple but effective design I’m very pleased with.

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