11 February 2016

What a Sweetie!

Hello Lovelies :)

 Don't look, don't look!

Ok, you had to look didn't you? Now you want her, don't you? Soooooo not my fault. Especially after I warned you and all! Pffft. There's no telling some people! This gorgeous little lady is called Sweetie, and she's from the February Release at Whimsy Stamps. (UK Peeps, you can get your mitts on Whimsy Stamps at Dies To Die For.) 

And on that note, I'm gonna scoot. Laters!

Copics Used... 
Background; B0000, B000, B01, Skin; E000, E51, E21, E11, E71, Hair; C3, C5, C7, C9, Light Pink; RV10, R81, R83, Dark Pink; R83, R85, R39, Green; YG03, YG63, YG67

Make it Colour Blending Card from Marker Geek
Whimsy Stamps Wee Sweetie
My Favourite Things Homespun Gingham Paper Pad

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

10 February 2016

Whimsy Stamps February Release... Friendship Bunny!


It's been quiet here for a few days, which, as with children, generally means I'm up to mischief. And here is the very first dose of said naughtiness, in the form of Friendship Bunny and Chick, from the February Whimsy Stamps Release. Oopsie, did I not warn you? My bad! (UK Peeps, you can get Whimsy Stamps from Dies To Die For.) I'm sorry, but these two are just too cute for words. So, I won't write anymore!

Copics Used... 
Sky; BG000, BG10, BG11, Grass;  YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67, Bunny; C0, C1, C3, W5, Bunny Nose/ Paw Pads; C5, C7, 110, Bunny Teeth; Tummy; C0, C1, W3, Chick; Y21, Y23, Y17, W3, Chick Beak/ Legs; YR12, YR14, YR18, W5, Pale Pink Heart/ Bunny Inner Ear; V000, R81, Dark Pink Heart; R81, R83, R85

Make it Colour Blending Card from Marker Geek 
Whimsy Stamps Friendship Bunny and Chick Rubber Stamp
My Favourite Things Lucky Prints Paper Pad

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

7 February 2016

Chin, chin!

Well hello:)

Ok, tell me you don't look at this fab Stamping Bella image (I have such a Girl Crush on Stamping Bella. I think I might propose. It is a Leap Year after all!) and know straightaway which girl pal is clinking with you! Not only that, but you've been eyeballing her favourite ring for years. Yeah, I see you!

So, have I mentioned my Stamping Bella Girl Crush? I am seriously swooning over the latest release, (a number of which are sitting on my desk, thanks to the Enabling Services provided at Dies To Die For. And you get Loyalty Points. Sheesh!) I have it on good authority there is another coming in the not too distant future. Yep, warn your Bank Managers, Peeps, this is on.  

Copics Used... 
Left hand; E50, E51, E21, E11, E71, Right hand;  E000, E00, E01, E11, E71, Glass; BG0000, BG000, C0, C1, Wine; R37, R39, W7, Gold; Y13, Y19, YR27, Pink; R81, R83, Red; R35, R37

Make it Colour Blending Card from Marker Geek  
Stamping Bella Close Ups Clink Rubber Stamp
Echo Park Simple Life Dots & Stripes Paper Pad

5 February 2016

How to splat!

Morning :)

Have you seen the new Make it Clean and Simple Challenge? Oh you're missing a whole post of gorgeousness if you’ve not! Get and take a looksie. This month, we would like to see Splats. Simples.

I've been playing around with backgrounds using Copic Re-Inkers lately, so I went with that. Some of you asked for a Tutorial last time I used this technique. It's a bit further down :)

I’ve been bustin' to colour up Bridgette in Love since she was released. I thought she’d go perfectly with some of the (also new) Outlined Words With Love Chipboards, which are not only FAB, but soooooooooooo easy to use. Luuuuuurve them.

So, Re-Inkery Backgrounds. In true Blue Peter fashion, you will need...

 Non-Stick Craft Mat
Your choice of Re-Inkers
Spray Bottle Filled with Colourless Blender
Glossy Cardstock

For this card, I just used pinks, but in a minute, I’ll talk to you about multiple colours.

Add a few drops of R81 to the Craft Mat with a couple of sprays of Colourless Blender. The more sprays of Colourless Blender you use, the more diluted the colour becomes.

 Take the Glossy Cardstock and dab it into the inky solution on the Craft Mat (You want to add the ink to the glossy side of the card!) Press down lightly. Let the ink dry.

Repeat the process, adding more Re-Inker and Colourless Blender to the Craft Mat as necessary.

I used less Colourless Blender on this last ‘dunk’ to make the final layer of splats a bit deeper.

Repeat the above steps until you’re happy with your background.


If you want to use multiple colours for a background, I've found it best to build layers with one colour at a time. When I laid down all the colours at once, it all got a bit murky and muddy.

Start with YG03 and apply to the glossy cardstock, as above.  Wipe away any leftover YG03 from the Craft Mat. Add a few drops of B91 and a couple of sprays of Colourless Blender.

If you're happy, leave it here, but I've decided to add some V22.

 I think the V22 has ‘swamped the B91...

That's better!

I would like to enter the following Challenges...
MarkerPop - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Project Copics Used... 
Background; R81, R85, Skin; E000, E00, E01, E11, E71, Hair;  E31, E33, E39, E59, Eyes; C3, B12, B05, Pink; R81, R83, R85, R39, Light Grey; C3, C5, Dark Grey; C5, C7, C9

Re-Inkers Used...
R81, R83, YG03, B91, V22

Make it Colour Blending Card from Marker Geek  
Make it Crafty Bridgette in Love Digi Stamp
Make it Crafty Outlined Words With Love Chipboards