Mo’s Crazy Kindergarten

I am sharing my final project as a member of Mo Manning’s awesome DT today. And I have squeezed in a lot of fun characters for this final card. Two Toby is laying screaming in front of two of the Three on a Bench set. Behind them we have We Go Together. Mae is eyeing up the ice cream while the boy with a Kite is playing in the background. The four letter die cut word means thanks.

Cupcake mouse

Here is the blog post for the card I made using the colouring from the video I posted earlier this week. You can find the video here.

I’ve used a stripe from one of the papers in one of MFT Stamps paper pads, the mouse and cupcake stamp are also MFT. Then I’ve die cut a number 3 (also MFT) and coloured it up in a matching green colour before die cutting a happy, embossing a birthday and sing three different types of washi tape to make a fun background for the sentiment area. I’ve also drawn a whimsical border in around the coloured panel. All in all, a fun card to make! I enjoyed making a different kind of card when using kraft and coloured pencils for a change.

Fairy Sunny Day “photos” card

Do you always colour the images as they were when you bought them? Or do you dare to experiment? To crop, resize and make something a bit different? Christy of Tiddly Inks asked a question that (perhaps unintentionally, haha) got me thinking a bit outside the box. I quickly made a few frames in Photoshop using the Fairy Sunny Day stamp to show what I was thinking and was instantly inspired to make a card with it.

My idea was to have several photos in a film strip type style. I aligned her slightly different in each rectangle and then cropped off what I didn’t need. For the final rectangle I zoomed in a little bit to get her nice and close. As I really enjoyed this, you will probably see me do this again!

So what is the most difficult part about using the same image several times?! Trying to colour it somewhat similar in all versions, hahaha. This is the first time I’ve coloured the same image repeatedly for one card! The hair was the most interesting! Let’s see the result.

Isn’t the chipboard perfect for this? Make it Crafty chipboards are great. I don’t know why I took so long to acquire some! I coloured it with the same colours I did her dress and then printed the sentiment directly onto the card.

Another photo, of course. Isn’t Wryn the cutest?!

Copics used: (hair) E70, E71, E74, E77, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (dress) B000, B32, B34, B37, (wings) RV00, RV02, RV04, (flowers) R24, R59, Y04, Y19, YG63, YG67, (sky) B000, B32 + blender


Maybe you’d like to try to make one as well? If you don’t know how to do the frames to put the stamps in, you can use the one I made. Click on the images to get the full size and then right click to save them to your computer. The first one is a .png with a transparent background and the second is a .jpg with a white background.

I would love it if you gave me credit and linked to my site if you decide to use one of them. Please don’t share the images, but direct people here instead. 🙂


The Hobby House

Just a quick post to say that I am super excited to be part of the Hobby House design team! They have such lovely ribbons, pretty flowers and pearls and gorgeous pre-coloured card toppers and I am honoured that they have asked me to be a part of their team! Tomorrow I will introduce their website in a new post and show some of the cards I have made using their stuff! Stay tuned!

In the mean time, why don’t you visit The Hobby House to have a look at their great products for yourself!

Bunting everywhere

The road sweeper just went by outside. Does that mean it is finally spring? We have had a fair bit of rain recently to melt away the remaining ice as well. Another couple of weeks and perhaps the temperature will be decent as well!

Today I have a card for an occasion called konfirmasjon. It was requested by a work colleague. I used pretty much every crayon in the box here, and I love how it turned out. The image is by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary. It is definitely one of my favourites! I have used a ton of different copics to colour it so I won’t list all the different pens. If there is any you’d like the name of just ask in a comment below. The paper is from Papermania. The butterflies and leaves are made with Martha Stewart punchers. All the sentiments are my own. The bunting and twine are by Helz Cuppleditch; I found them in Range when I was over in England this Easter. I believe the ribbon was bought from The Hobby House and as always I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary – Anything goes
Copic Marker Europe – Girls aloud
One Stop Craft Challenge – Colour inspiration
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb – Festlige begivenheter
Party Time Tuesdays – Colour inspiration
Scrap-a-long – Konfirmasjon
Papertake Weekly – One paper taker
Cute Card Thursday – Cakewalk

Oh wow! I won a prize at Party Time Tuesdays for this card! Woo!