Polkadoodles – Serenity Fairy princess

There is a new Polkadoodles release today with new clear stamps. I have coloured up this adorable Serenity – Fairy Princess stamp and drew in a little background scene around her to give it a proper spring feeling. What is great is that it works for any season really, so you can use it however you like. The black lines of the hill is drawn in using a Copic Multiliner and I opted for keeping the clouds in a more no-line look. It was fun to use brighter and lighter colours than I normally use as well.

Bright pink cardstock for the card base and a simple sentiment with some enamel dots around was all I needed to finish off the card.

Here is another photo for you.

Copics used: YG00, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, Y11, Y13, Y17, Y19, YR15, YR27, RV000, RV00, R81, R43, RV14, RV17, R59, E00, E02, E13, E15, E41, E42, E43, E44, C00, C1, BV20, B000, B00, B00, B01

Hero Arts and Lion King

For the longest time, (yes we are talking years here,) my sister wanted a Lion King themed card for her birthday. I was never really able to find what I wanted to use for it until a couple of months ago when I came across two perfect stamp sets from Hero Arts.Funnily enough, her birthday was right around the time of the premiere of the new Lion King film as well. My sister finally got her birthday card and I no longer have to be annoyed at that one little challenge I seemed unable to complete. Thank you, Hero Arts! Oh, and I had to promise to get her the film once it’s out on Blu Ray, too!

I used Distress Oxide Ink for the background and coloured up Make it Crafty alphabet letters using Copic.

LLLC: Best Mate

There are clear stamps in this NEW RELEASE at La-La Land Crafts as well! Wooo! I think the three sets are super cute. Today I’m going to show you the one called Best Mates.

For this release I’ve tried to make a variation of cards, so there are some CAS, some layered, some shakers, some with transparent areas etc. For this one I decided on a reasonably clean and simple card.  I’ve used the My Anchor background stamp to make the strip on the side, and the other background stamp, Seas the Day to make the biggest sentiment. All the animals have matching hats and uniform!

I’ve coloured up all the stamps in the set, as you can see below, just to give you an idea of how they can look.

Best Mates clear stamp
My Anchor background stamp
Seas the Day background stamp (bigger sentiment)

Fishing Net
Long Flags
Scalloped Rectangles

Copics used: (bear) E70, E71, E74, E77, B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R22, R24, R27, R59, (elephant) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, C5, R00, R20, (pig) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R00, R20, R81, R83, (seal) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, C5, R22, R27, (hare) E41, E42, E43, Y13, Y19, YR18,  B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R22, R27, (cat) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R22, R27, W1, W3, W5

LLLC: Water Ripples

So, the NEW RELEASE stencils at La-La Land Crafts are so good! I really do love how you can use one over the other to get a cool effect. Let me show you!

Did you see my card yesterday with the see-through area? Well, I’ve made another! This time the water in the back is made with the new Water Ripples stencil! Which, btw, I absolutely love. Doesn’t it look so pretty? I only used two different colours of distress ink as well. Loving it!

I’ve used various stamps from the Jaws Because clear stamp set to add loads of sea creatures to the card. Most of the coloured images are on the front, and I’ve added most of the die cuts inside the card.

Here you can see the card at an angle, so it is easier to see how I have done the front part with the see-through area.

Jaws Because clear stamp
Make a Splash

Sea Critters


Copics used: (whale) B91, B93, B97, C1, C3, (turtle) YG61, YG63, YG67, B91, B93, B97, (puffer fish) Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, (star) Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, (sea weed) G40, G21, G82, YG63, E41, E42, E43, BV23, BV25, Y11, Y13, Y17

Magical dragons

There is a 30 day colouring challenge going on, hosted by Kathy of The Daily Marker. At the start of this challenge I saw loads of cute dragons and decided that of course I needed them, too! They seemed a bit hard to get a hold of, so I quickly just gave up and figured it could wait. A few days later they appeared in the post, as an “early birthday present”. Lucky me! I’m definitely keeping this guy, he understands me so well! haha.

I coloured the My Favorite Things dragons up with Copics and then cut them out by hand. Then I decided that for the first time ever I was going to make a proper stamped card! Yikes! I used two border stamps by Neat and Tangled (aren’t they great?!), and a cloud stamp by Panduro, and possibly for the first time ever used several ink pads for stamping on one project! About time, right?! Then I put it all on a Maja Design for the card base. The sentiment is also by MFT. It was a lot of fun to do, but I need more practice for sure. But hey, got to start somewhere!

Copics used: (purple dragon) V09, V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y19, E97, YG01, YG13, YG67, (green dragon) YR04, YR07, Y13, Y19, YG01, YG13, YG67, RV00, RV02, RV04