Alex Syberia Lovely Bouquet

I have made another card with the new Alex Syberia Design release. This time I’ve coloured up the Lovely Bouquet. I resized and rotated the stamp to get it how I wanted it before I printed it on A2 card stock. Once coloured I cut off a little on the size and at the bottom. The sentiment is by Hero Arts / Gina K and I used Altenew ink to stamp it. Then I sprinkled on some frantage with blue glitter and heat embossed that before using foam tape to put the coloured panel onto dark blue card stock.

Here is another photo so you can see the frantage with the blue glitter at a close-up.

Copics used: B21, B24, B26, B39, G21, G43, G46, BG99, BG72, BG75, BG78, RV34, R39

Crafty Meraki japanese peony

It’s Friday again already? Anybody else feeling the days and, well, September just rushing past? I can’t believe it’s almost October! Today I have another “just because” card for you. I’ve used Studio Katia’s Japanese Peony. I stamped it on the edge of my precut card panel so that the flowers would have sharp edges to go in the bottom corner of my card and I coloured it up with Copics. You can find a list of colours at the bottom of the post. I then fussy cut it and put it on foam pads.

The background is made using a feathery stencil by Altenew and Distress Oxide Ink in the colour Pumice Stone. I’ve made up the sentiment from a small text strip and a die cut “you” with a few enamel dots around it.

Copics used: RV10, RV32, RV34, RV17, R39, G21, G43, G46, BG99, N5, N9

Polkadoodles Winnie fairytale dreamer

Detailed images can be fiddly to colour up, but they are also fun. There are some quite small details on this image, but it’s also what makes the image stand out. Winnie Fairytale Dreamer is from Polkadoodles and I’ve coloured her up with Copic markers as usual.

Copics used: E00, E02, E13, E15, E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, YG61, G43, G46, BG99, RV63, RV66, RV99, W0, W1, W3, W5

MFT Superstar – Clean & Simple

Here is my second card for the annual Superstar Challenge at My Favorite Things. This time I’ve taken a massive leap out of my comfort zone and made a simple card without a coloured image. I spent some time carefully stamping up snowflakes in various sizes and colours and then I used only a small portion of what I’d stamped up for this card. I’ll probably use another part of the panel (and show you the other colour I stamped up at the same time) at a later date. But for now, let’s take a look at my entry in the Clean and Simple Genius category.

I have used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies for the panel and then the inner frame is cut out using the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles. Merry is made using the Impact Alphabet dies and Christmas is from a die set called Merry Christmas. I decided to go for white on white with the bigger letters and then I used RV99 (Copic) to colour Christmas in a matching colour to the snowflakes.

I’ve used foam tape and vellum to raise the letters off the homemade background. I made the background using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and stamped the snowflakes at random with 4 different shades of dusty pink and then embossed some white snowflakes on top. It’s a bit of an unusual colour for Christmas cards and snowflakes, but I think it works well, actually.

MFT Superstar coloring virtuoso

Apparently it’s that time of year again. The time when MFT Stamps are having their annual contest. So I spent some time masking and colouring and squinting trying to see where to colour the various bits. Here it is, my entry for the colouring part of the Superstar contest.

I have used five different stamp sets to make this. The girl, the cupcake stand and the biggest present is from the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set, the 3 smaller presents and the balloons are from Beary Special Birthday, the banner is from Up in the Air, the birds are from the Happy Hippos set and the clouds are from Scene Builder.

I’ve used one of the STAX rectangles for the panel itself, the cardstock is After Midnight and the embossed sentiment is off the Bitty Bears set.

Copics used: (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (turquoise) BG11, BG15, BG18, BG78, (blue) B24, B26, B39, (pink) RV10, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99, (yellow) Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, (grey) C0, C1, C3, C5, (white) W0, W1, W3, (dark cupcake) E71, E74, E77, E79, (light cupcake) E41, E42, E43, (grass) YG13, YG17, YG67, YG99, (sky) BG10, B00, B01, B12