Sunday, 23 January 2022

Funky Chicken :)





Hello lovelies and happy Sunday to all.

I'm sharing another card made using Jane's Dancing Chickens stamp set from Woodware.

Again I coloured this in using Koi Pens - no blending - and outlined the image using a white Sakura Jelly Roll Pen.



I made the background using Distress Inks and made the circle by cutting a large circle die, using the negative part as a mask and adding the inks using a Vaessen Creative blending brush

I then spritzed water over it to give it an eggshell sort of texture.  I then used the die cut to cover up the background and added more ink around the outside before stamping the chicken, colouring it in and adding an outline and detail with the Jelly Roll pen.



I'm rather of fan of these cute chicks I have to say. I hope you like it as well. Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon with some more cards. 

Hugs to all, Dawny xx

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Saturday, 22 January 2022

Chop Chop Chop





Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK.

The card I'm sharing today was inspired by a birthday card sent to me by my crafty bestie Christine.

And ....



... this is what I did.

I used another Woodware stamp - this is Dancing Chickens designed by the loveliness that is Jane Gill. I coloured it very simply with Koi brush pens then cut it out.

The letters are from this die here - 



... it's the 

Birthday - Sue Wilson - Craft Die & Stamp Set


and all I did was cut out the letters I wanted and coloured them in.

Do you know how many words you can get from 'birthday'? 
It's quite a lot to be fair lol. 

If you get stuck, an on line anagram sorter will help you.



I just added some details to match the stamp and added some white Posca pen to colour them in.

Easy peasy!!

Then I stuck it all together ....


 ... like this.

This is definitely a technique I will use again. 

I hope you like my zingy funky chicken card and thank you for stopping by today.

Stay safe an well and I'll see you soon xxx

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

No Place Like Gnome :)




Well hello lovelies. I realised that I haven't blogged in aaaaaages (naughty naughty) but I hope this post finds you all well and staying safe. 

 I thought I'd share a little gnome creation I made using one of the fab Woodware stamps. 

This one is Little Gnome designed by Francoise Read and I love him.







And this is what I did. He was coloured with Copics and I've added some Glossy Accents to the hearts. You can't really see it here but on the last pic you can see how shiny they are.







I added some spots using a white Posca Pen and some faux stitching using a black Micron pen. I also outlined the image using clear glitter.








Some things never change - I couldn't help myself and I had to add a nice black and white gingham bow and a heart button!!  You can really see how shiny the hearts on in this pic. 
 

Right well I do have quite a few cards which  I haven't yet blogged (as you can imagine lol),  so I'll add them shortly and I'll see you again soon. 

Huggiest of hugs, Dawny xx


Monday, 26 April 2021

Back With Some Bunnies (They're Not Just For Easter :)






Hello lovelies.
Hope you are all OK and suitably 'jabbed' and safe and well.

Well what a week!!

I've been so busy but it was lovely to be back at the Craft Store with some beautiful Lili of the Valley images that I just adore, this time in digi format.

So in case you missed it, I thought I'd share the card I made using the digi image from the Bunnies USB.

The beauty of these digis is that you can re-size so what I did here was to print out one of the Mystical Skies backing papers (you can see them here - https://www.etsy.com/.../lili-of-the-valley-backing-paper...) and then fed that printed paper back through the printer with the leap frog bunnies, which I'd re-sized.

You don't want them too small or it won't look as good.
It creates a brilliant over print and then all you have to do is to colour in using a black pen.

Simples!!
I did all this in Word and I am not the most tech savvy, but it's ever so easy to do.






The sentiment is from the USB stick as well - it's perfect for this image I thought.

There are 20 different images on the stick and you can re-size, flip, mirror them etc etc. Also there's a sheet of easy prints which give you 4 of each image on the sheet, plus loads of sentiments that will work with the images. 

So bunnies are not just for Easter.





I coloured these using a black Micron pen but any black pen you have would work. 

And it's super quick because there's no detail to add.





It really is one of my faves and not an ink pad in sight lol.
I think this would look nice in a frame - I might well do that!!


I believe that the sticks aren't on the Craft Store website now but if you want to get your mitts on one, you can email Lisa at  lisa@liliofthevalley.co.uk  and she will be able to get one to you.

Well have a lovely day - the weather here is really nice at the moment. I'm back in my shed but I have the doors open to let the fresh air in and I can hear the birds singing as well, which is nice.

Take care and lots of love xxx




 

Sunday, 4 April 2021

The Copics Are Out!!!



Hello lovelies and a very Happy Easter Sunday.

I'm sharing a card today which I coloured using Faith from Lili of The Valley ( you can get here here - LOTV Faith ).

I had a lovely time colouring her in - it's been quite a while really.



And ...



... this is what I made with her.

I coloured her with these Copics - 

Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02

Hair - E17, E27, E35, E39, E50, E51, E55

Dress - R85, RVO00, RV00, RV02, RV10, 
W00, W01, W02, W03, W05

Star - Y11, Y21, Y28, YR31

Grounding - W00, W01, W02, W03, W05

I must confess that I don't know where the grey paper came from but the pink checked paper is from Tonic Studios Sweet Sorbet 6x6 pad. And the lace border and all the bits and bobs in white are Tonic dies. 
They look fab in white I think, against the colour.

Here's some more pics ...





And there she is all done.

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Hol and I'll see you back here very soon xxx



 

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Something New - Well It Is To Me :)




Hello lovelies and Happy Easter to you.  
I hope you are all safe and well and having a nice Easter break.

I'm sharing a card today that I made using some stuff that is new to me. It's not to others to be fair but it's my first time using it.

So doing these shows up and down the country, you get to see some awesome stuff but you don't always have the time to play. 

But I promised myself a while back that I would get me some Lavinia Stamps goodies and have a go so I did.  

And this is my first attempt.

Now I know that it's quite plain and simple and relatively clean,  but that's my style. I cannot escape it!! 

And it isn't perfect but hey ho, Rome wasn't built in a day and all that. 

The most important thing is that I enjoyed using  the products and making this card.




The stencil is called Crackle and I used Distress Inks to make the background. 

I used Broken China and Peeled Paint and just added them randomly. I used my new Tonic Studios Magnetic Platform - it's just the best thing for stencilling.


Then I stamped this beautiful Star Burst stamp over the top.
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The image is from Tonic Studios Sweet and Simple Sentiment stamp set and I also added a bit of gold on top of the stamped images using Tonic Studios Frosted Lemon Sparkle Spray - it's a fabulous colour. 

I sprayed some onto my mat and then picked it up and added it with a brush.




And that's me done.

It's a bit different from what I usually do, I'll grant you,  but I'm pretty sure I'll be doing this again, and soon!! It's quite addictive lol.

Right, enjoy the rest of this weekend and stay safe and well and I'll be back soon,
Lots of love xxx



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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Spring Daffs and a Brand New Image





Hello lovelies and hope everybody is OK today.
Not such a warm Spring day today but at least it isn't raining - yayy!!

I'm sharing a card which I made using one of the brand new digi images by my sweet friend, Ruth Hamilton. 

I've known Ruth for quite a few years and I can say without hesitation that she is one of the nicest, sincerest and most genuine people I've ever met (she will hate me saying that but it's so true).  

She's also rather good at the craft thing as well.

And I'm proud to call her my friend.

So I've used one of her images - this is Daffodils. 
It's perfect for this time of year.




I coloured it with Nuvo markers in the following colours - 

401 - Lemon Drops
405 - Indian Saffron
391 - Butternut  Squash

409 - Desert Sage
410 - Persian Lime
420 - Wildwood Moss

485 - Feather Grey
507 - Blender


I added a teeny tiny bit of glitter and some highlighting using a Posca Pen.

The sentiment is from Tonic Studios Sweet  & Simple Sentiments stamp set - I really like this set because there seems to be something for every occasion.

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OK so you know I like a button and bow combi!! 
And I have a LOT of buttons. 

But could I find one in the exact shade I wanted? 

No!!! 

So I just coloured one with my Nuvo pen and added a few Posca pen dots.

Simple :)

I also like a nice spotty paper and the ones I used here are both from Crafty Devils. They are a really good quality and good value as well - they are 8x8 and you get 48 in a pack (4 sheets each of 12 colours). 


Ditto their stripey paper. 
They work nicely together because the shades all match which I really like. 





So that's my bright and cheery daffodil card and I hope you like it.

I'll be back soon with some more stuff.  
I am expecting a couple of things today which I am dying to use. 

One is an upgrade to something I sort of already have, and the other bag of goodies ... well let's just say I've waiting far too long to join this particular party!!

All will be revealed once they arrive. 
Oh please let it be soon lol.

Take care, stay safe and well and lots of love to all xx


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