Friday, 2 September 2016

Hello Again!

Hi there, it's been a VERY long time since I last posted. To cut a long story short, I set up my coaching business and that took over all of my time. I've been making the odd card here and there but recently thought I'd like to start blogging about card-making again. 

After making that decision I realised I had no idea how to get back into my blog! I was completely locked out as I'd changed email addresses and couldn't remember passwords and whatnot. I finally managed to get back in, so I thought I'd enter my first challenge over at Retro Sketches.  You had to create something using the following sketch.

I recently got some lovely new stamps from Lawn Fawn (more to be seen at a later date) as an early birthday pressie so I thought I'd have a play. I have listed the Copic colours I've used to colour in the images, but I have, to be honest, I didn't intend to use quite so many! It was great fun, though. 

I've listed them all below for you.

Here's a quick step-by-step guide to how I made it;

  • I cut two rectangles, the polka dot panel on the left and the white panel on the right. I stuck them together so that I could use them as a background panel to attach the ribbon
  • I die cut the chocolate brown panel and added that to the background
  • I then die cut the notebook die and aged it by using some scissors to roughen up the edges and added some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
  • I coloured and die cut the Lawn Fawn images, using one of the broom handles as a tree trunk for the pile of leaves and used pop dots to attach them to the card
  • Finally, I added a couple of gems to the top right
Here's a list of the Copics I used. I know, I told you I used a lot!

YR27, YR24, YR23 (Leaves)
Y38, Y38 (Leaves)
YG63, YG25, YG23 (Leaves)
YR18, YR16, YR12 (Leaves)
E19, E18, E08, E07, E04 (Fox)
E13, E15, E19 (Leaves)
E49, E47, E37, E33, E29, E25 (Hedgehog)
YR31, YR30, E84 (Hedgehog Tummy)
E37, E35, E34 (Owl)
E55, E53, E51 (Owl Tummy)
R20 (Cheeks) & White Signo pen for extra markings

I look forward to popping back with another card again soon :)

It's good to be back. Have fun!


Tuesday, 30 August 2016



Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Clean and Simple

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a really quick clean and simple card over at the Make The Day Special blog this week.  Sorry this is a flying visit this week.

Have a fabulous week!


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Going Floral

Hi there.  If you’re in the UK and it’s half term I hope you’re having a fun week!

Here is a card that I created for my Make The Day Special blog post.

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I was inspired by this featured card by Therese Calvird over at Muse ..

Pop on over to the MTDS Blog see what Copics/stamps I used.

Have a great week!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Color Me Creative Birthday Bash

Hi there, Color Me Creative are having their 3 year Birthday Bash April 26th-April 29th.

Sadly I can't take part but it would be great if you could join in the fun if you can. Suzanne puts on great Birthday Bashes and I know the girls will cook up a fabulous line up of inspiration for you all.

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Suzanne's Copic colouring classes are second to none.  If you haven't picked up your Copics and they are just gathering dust sign up for one, they are really good fun and will have you confident in using your Copics in no time.  You will just LOVE what you learn on them.

Have fun at the Bash!!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Perky Plants

Happy Spring!  I hope you had a delicious Easter and got spoilt by the Easter Bunny with lots of chocolates!

I’m sharing this little card over at Make The Day Special today.

Pop on over there to see what Copics and stamps I used.

For my card I used the following sketch from Retro Sketches

I seem to have lost my mojo so if you find it could you send it back to me please.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Thanks So Much

I just cannot get enough of this new (to me) Flutterby set from Lawn Fawn.  I’ve had it on my wish list for a while but never quite got around to it.  I’m sharing my card over on the MTDS Blog.  Have you seen all of the latest goodies over there?  Ooh la la, there are some fabulous things to buy in the MTDS Shop, you have to go and take a peek.

Here’s what I made..
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I was inspired by this lovely image and challenge over at The Ribbon Reel and some patterned paper that I found from way back, so thought I’d play along.  You have to add a ribbon and flower as part of the challenge.

Here’s the set in full, isn’t it pretty!  I’m so all about believing in your dreams too so it’s a perfect set for me!  For full details of the colours I used and the fab funky sentiment pop on over to the MTDS Blog.
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Have a fabulous Tuesday and keep believing in your dreams!

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