I don’t make a lot of cards for boys, so this month is pretty rare. I have made 3 projects which were specifically made for boys! This is the first one I will show you and it is featuring dragons from My Favorite Things. I mean, who doesn’t love dragons, right?!

Distress Oxide Inks have quickly become a favourite of mine and I have used them here for the background. The colour I used is called Salty Ocean and I’ve spashed some water on it to get the cool effect.

The happy die is from La-La Land Crafts. (They still have a sale on. It lasts through the 19th March, see here for more details.)

As you know I don’t like having names on cards shown on the blog (especially children), unless their parents want it shown (I don’t tend to ask, just remove it), so the boy’s name has been removed.

Also, I’ve made a new credit strip for myself at the bottom of the photos. I felt I was really due a new one and it ties well in with the website theme. There will still be a few cards showcasing the old one as they are posts already scheduled. I like it đŸ™‚

Here is the card viewed from the side, before I decorated it with doodles inside.

Copics used:  (yellow dragon) Y11, Y13, Y19, Y38, B32, B34, B37, V12, V15, V17, (blue dragon) B32, B34, B37, Y19, YR04, E08, RV09, RV10, RV14


Nolines with Darling Molli and a sale

First off I thought I would let you know that La-La Land Crafts is having a sale!

One week ONLY! SAVE 20% with coupon code THANKYOU20 on ALL PRODUCTS in our online store INCLUDING NEW RUBBER STAMPS and NEW DIES and NEW DIGIS! Shop today at www.lalalandcrafts.com.

*sale valid today through March 19th
*valid on items in stock only
*not valid on previous purchases
*not valid on Club La-La Land Crafts subscriptions
*not valid on classes and events

They’ve just added a bunch of new products, and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of them!

I’m also showing you a card I made today. I decided to give nolines colouring of Darling Molli a go. It wasn’t very difficult, even if I’ve done less than a handful of nolines colouring in the past. I also played around with a new green colour combination. I do love trying new random combinations by just picking up some Copics and seeing how they work together!

This time I wanted to play around and try a newish layout as well. I did one a few months ago that was a little similar. What I did was that I made the front part of the card much narrower than the inside, so when the card lies down flat you can see part of the inside. The front is about 10cm wide, while the inside is 15cm.

This first photo shows the front of the card only. I decided to keep it simple. I found a green coloured paper that matched the dress, coloured up a couple of candi and used the butterfly die in the same colour as the paper inside the card. After I’d fussy cut out the stamp and put it on I drew the ground directly onto the card base.

This is a photo where you can see the part that is decorated inside as well. When the card lays down flat you can see the border with the happy birthday quite well. I cut out the sentiment die in white and then coloured it up using the same colours that I used on the dress. The border inside is only as wide as you can see in the photo (about 6 cm) which leaves 9cm of blank space to write on.

Darling Molli

Happy Birthday
Two Butterflies

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E41, E42, E43, E44, (dress) Y000, G40, YG61, YG63, Y11, Y13, Y17, (ground) W0, W1, W3, W5, (facial features) E02, E25, C7


Hip, hippo, hooray!

You know what’s fun? Distress Oxide inks! I coloured up these adorable stamps from My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps), which I bought at Dies to die for (in the UK). I made three little images in matching colours and then cut them out by hand. Then I decided on a card design, and it got completely ruined, so I had to start over. Thankfully I hadn’t gotten around to using the images yet!

I used three different inks, first light green, then darker green and then blue before going with darker green and lighter green. Let’s see.. the inks are called  twisted citron – lucky clover – salty ocean. The inks I had matched how I’d coloured the image up perfectly. I love it when things just work out like that! After I’d gotten the inks blended I splashed water onto it and let it run down the card. Isn’t that effect just awesome? I want to do loads more like it! To match it up I picked three Copics and coloured in candi to put in the top corner.

Here is the side on view of the card.

Copics used: (hippo) C1, C3, C5, (blue) B32, B34, B37, (green) YG01, YG13, YG67, (teal) BG53, BG57, BG78 + white gel pen

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

MFT Stamps – The Birthday Project


Playing with watercolour

So… I did something crazy! I bought a cheap set of watercolour paint tubes and decided to have a play around to make my own background. It was quite a lot of fun and I really like how it turned out. The colours are so bright and cheerful and the texture is pretty cool, too.

The stamp is by The Greeting Farm, which I coloured in with Copics, and the sentiment stamp is by My Favorite Things which I used my new bright blue ink on. Love that colour!

Copics used: (hair) E08, E18, E19, E97, (skin) E00, E02, E04, E13, E15, (clothes) Y13, Y19, Y38, BG49, BG53, BG57


Adorable elephant scene

I saw some cute images being used for the 30 day colouring challenge in January. They were by My Favorite Things. I decided I had to get some as well and after some searching I tried Dies to Die for. After contacting customer support I got the images I was after delivered a little after a week, which is great. I don’t really tend to recommend shops, but the lady was very nice and helpful, so thank you!

Here is a card I made using several of the stamps from the Adorable Elephants stamp set. Apparently I stamped 21 times in total for this card! My first time making a stamped up scene, so I decided to keep the card very simple. The sentiment is also from MFT which I embossed in white.

Copics used: (sky) B00, B000, B0000 + blender, (red) R22, R35, R39, R89, (green) YG13, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99, (yellow) Y13, Y19, Y38, E97, (elephant) C1, C3, C5, R20, R22