Dragon flying past

It’s time for another birthday card and this time I’ve got a dragon flying by to wish happy birthday! The dragon is by Mama Elephant and is coloured up with Copic as usual. I opted for a green and blue combo this time. The happy birthday die is by Lawn Fawn. I cut off the “to you” part and coloured it in colours matching the dragon. To finish it off I used a turquoise card base and three enamel dots to match the letters.

RAM Birthday Owls

Today’s simple card is made using Rachelle Anne Miller’s Birthday Owls. I’ve coloured it up in two different shades of purple and orange. The card base and enamel dots match the orange colour. To mix it up a little I’ve made the coloured area finish off at an angle this time.

Slimline flowers

I’ve finally finished the card I made with the Pinkfresh Studio flowers I coloured up with my Prismacolor pencils for my video back in August: see it here. I’ve drawn a border around the coloured panel and stamped a birthday greeting from Papertrey Ink. A few sequins and then some die cut butterflies from La-La Land Crafts made up the rest of the card.

OCC – day 1

I have, for the very first time this week, watched a cardmaking video! In fact I have now watched three. This past month I’ve been colouring daily and my days have been super busy so I decided to take some time out for myself and make some cards without coloured images. Online Cardmaking Classes, hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, have a new course out called Crushing on Cardstock. As a late joiner with very limited time on my hands I have no goal of watching all the videos and trying all the various techniques before the initial period is up. I have however set myself a goal of 5 cards. Today I will show you the first three, they are all part of the first day of lessons.

First up I want to show you the card I made after watching Caly Person’s video. It’s all about paper weaving. I used three different turquoise coloured papers by MFT Stamps and made score lines in them for interest. I then used a Papirdesign die together with an embossed Mathia Design sentiment. Finally I added three butterflies made from La-La Land Crafts dies.

Next up is a card I made after watching Cathy Zielsky’s video. This one is about stripes. I’ve cut the stripes from five different MFT Stamps cardstock and as I don’t have the item she uses to line them up I’ve done it the old fashioned way by gluing them on with foam tape and hoping they line up nicely. It worked better than I feared when I started! The sentiment and enamel dots are by Altenew.

And the final one I have to show you is the first I made, after watching a cardmaking video for the first time. The video was by Kristina Werner. Here it’s all about making patterns with paper strips. I opted for a blue and grey combination using paper from MFT Stamps. The dies used are from La-La Land Crafts and MFT Stamps. The sentiment is made from chipboard which I coloured in to mix and a printed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Mo’s Tillie

I have one final card to share as a guest on Mo’s Digital Pencil’s DT while Elin is away on holiday and I chose the adorable Tillie for my project.

This time I wanted to make a fun background again so I used a stencil and a background stamp to make the background and then I made three stacking sentiments. The stamp was cut out by hand, put on foam tape and placed on the side before I added some enamel dots at random.