Born a long time ago

Some stamps set you just have to have. This is one of those for me. It’s by Clearly Besotted and it’s adorable! The dinosaur plushie stamps actually got me trying masking properly for the first time. I opted for a bit of random colours and on the background I decided to do a jagged edge. I quite like how that turned out so I’ll have to do it again. The sentiment is part of the stamp set and then I used some MFT cardstock and Altenew enamel dots to finish off the card.

Dragon and snowdrop

I have coloured up a few of Lee Holland‘s adorable images this year, but I think this might be the first time one of them has made its way onto a card. It would work as both a birthday card and a Christmas card (well, and encouragement and friendship cards), but in the end I opted to make a birthday card out of it by using a Papirdesign sentiment. I kept the whole thing quite simple. The stamp was coloured up using Prismacolor pencils.

Saucer Magnolia

I’ve coloured up this stamp twice, in pink. The first one was using pencils (you can see the card here) and this second one is coloured up with my Copic markers. The stamp is called Saucer Magnolia and is by Power Poppy. I’ve made a pretty simple card out of it. A border die to cut the panel and then I actually used washi tape for the patterened background. Yup, washi tape! It’s wide and awesome and by Altenew. I don’t use a lot of washie tape normally, but I really love this one! To finish it off I glued it onto a pink card base so you can only see the sides of it, embossed a Mathia Design sentiment and used a few transparent dots around the text.

Eat cupcake and be happy

I’m trying to get quite a few of the images I’ve coloured up for the two(!) colouring challenges that Kathy Raccosin has been hosting on Instagram so far this year onto cards. I think it’s going reasonably well, but the pile is rather large so I reckon I’ll be at it for quite some time! For now I will try to have a blog post every other day. Sometimes I do wonder if I’ll ever get caught up and only have a few finished coloured images laying around…

As usual I’m keeping it simple. I cut a big of a stripy background and layered over my coloured panel. Then I found a chipboard I wanted to use, coloured it up and made a matching sentiment. A bit of coloured card stock for the card base and some enamel dots and voilà! The stamp I’ve used is from Alex Syberia’s Etsy shop and is coloured up with Copic Marker.

LotV boy and his dinosaur

I made a really fun and colourful card for the latest Lili of the Valley stamp release. The new boy stamps are adorable, and I love this little one riding on a dinosaur with loads of presents and a little cupcake at the tip of the dinosaur’s tail!

The card is kept simple. I used distress inks to create a matching panel to have on the side of the coloured image and put the sentiment stamp on bright orange card stock. Because birthday cards are supposed to be fun, right?