Sunday, 25 January 2015

Coffee and a Book Rio Card

My card today uses a new digi image from . It is called Coffee and Book Rio. I really love this image and can see it being useful for my friends and my daughters' friends for gift cards through the year.
 Copic Colouring :
Skin:E51, E53, R02
Top: R46, R59, E79
Hair: E35, E39, E79
Book: YG03, YG63, G94
Pants: B00, B93, B95, B97
I used a mixture of paper from my stash for this card including some from Studio Calico.
The text is from an old book. The edges of all paper has been stained in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The little vellum butterfly and clockface were from my stash- I am really trying this year to use up some of my ever increasing collection!!
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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Valentine's Box Card

Today I have made a box card using Cupid Ariel from . She is my final image to use from the Jude Valentine Collection...although I have a few more variations using these cards to make up...I got carried away colouring!
Ariel is coloured using the following Copic markers:
Skin: E51, E55, E95
Hair: E57, E55, E59
Clothes: RV13, RV23, RV21
I used a piece of Spellbinder packaging for the acetate- it was sturdier than normal acetate and held up the weight of the larger shapes well.
Bo Bunny 'Head Over Heels' collection of papers were used again and the sparkly hearts and flourishes were from my sticker stash.
I used a new Martha Stewart punch- 'heartbeat' around the base of the card and used a Spellbinder's heart embossing folder with Tim Holtz Distress Paper for the outsides. The paper was lightly sanded to show the embossed design. The clouds were cut using a Memory Box die.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

'I Love You, Oscar' Card

Today's card is from The Jude Valentine Collection over at . I am having a smile to myself as the two boys in this range seem bewildered by the Valentine's gifts they receive.

I coloured Oscar in with my Copics in the following order:
Skin:E51, E52, R02
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Shirt: Y15, FY1, Y17
Jeans: B26, B45, B93
Shoes: C1, C3

I used two different pieces of paper from The Bo Bunny 6x6 pad 'Head Over Heels' collection (I'm proud that this may be the most used paper pad in my collection!!). I covered the join between the two papers using bias tape...I love this versatile product and coloured the white tape black with my Copics- you can colour it any colour this way.
The corners have black Kaisercraft Sparklets. Flowers were from my stash and i brushed them with white acrylic paint. The embellishment embellishment from Twiddlybits was coloured using Black Marble Dylusions spray.

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Thanks as always for stopping by, Jackie x

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Jude's Heart Stepper Card

This cute little guy is Jude from the Jude Valentine Digi Collection over at
I coloured him using the following Copic markers:
Skin: E51, E53
Heart: E37, R22, R24, R27
Jeans: C1, B45, B93
Shoes: E74, E79
Shirt: YG11, G24
Hair: E97, E74, E79
The Background paper is from Bo Bunny's Head Over Heels collection. I am havin fun working my way through this little paper pad!
I used a combination of Memory Box (flourishes) and Cheery Lynn dies (hearts) for the embellishments. Other items include small adhesive bling hearts from Kaisercraft and a heart pin from Little Yellow Bicycle. The flowers and crocheted doiley were from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are on the way to having your own stash of Valentine's cards for the ones you love!
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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Valentine's Day is on it's Way!

I have not posted since my busy month leading up to Halloween but plan on a big blogging year as I join Simply Betty Stamps on the Promotional Design Team with Elisbete. It was very exciting news to find out I had been given this role! Over the next few weeks I will be showcasing some of the gorgeous digis from the Jude Halloween range available from .
Today I made a card using Ali Kitty Kiss. She is such a sweetie.
 I coloured her in using Copic markers.
Skin:E51, E53,R02
Hair: W8, W10, E37, E59
Stockings: W0, W2, RV21, RV23
Dress: RV04, RV21, RV32, RV14
Cat: W0, W2, W3, W4
To make my card I used papers from Studio Calico's Classic Calico Collection (brown) and Bo Bunny's Head Over Heels Collection. All paper was mounted on brown Bazzill paper and the image was cut out and adhered to the paper using foam tape to add dimension. I finished with flowers and flourishes from my stash.
I hope you will join me this year making pieces using Simply Betty's fantastic images. Drop by each week and leave a comment, Jackie.
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