CASE Study Challenge #3

Well I have recently come across another card blog challenge that I thought I would enter. Check out the Case Study Challenge #3. Each month there is a muse who provides inspiration for us to create a card or project of our own. This month’s muse is Maki Jones….my, she is one talented lady!!

Anyway this is Maki Jones’ inspiration card.

Maki Jones inspiration card

…and here is my card.

This is my first attempt at using a digi stamp. I found this cute little bear called Coco at the Digistamp Boutique. I coloured him in with Derwent pencils and Gamsol. To make the flowers shine, I used Glossy Accents.

Supplies: Regal Craft white textured card, K@Company patterned paper -Life’s Journey Pansy, Bazzill cardstock, white cardstock, Derwent pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Kaisercraft flowers, Kaisercraft pearl embellishments, Kaisercraft “thanks a bunch” rub on, Versacolor ink – umber, sponge dauber, foam dots.

Have a great day and thanks for looking.


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Scrapbook Boutique August Die Cut Challenge #2

Here is my entry to the Scrapbook Boutique’s Challenge #2 – Using two or more hand crafted die cut shapes. Details of the competition can be found here. I decided to make a simple wedding card using my concentric hearts die cut in my cuttlebug.

Supplies: Regal Craft white textured card, Paper Chic by Cristina Re floral paper, Bazzill cardstock, Concentric Hearts die cut, Cuttlebug, brown and white ribbon, Kaisercraft “Bride and Groom” rub on, foam dimensionals, Kaisercraft pearl gems

Thanks for looking!


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Sweet little ladybird

Just a quick post today. I thought I would share a birthday card that I recently made for a 4 year old’s birthday party that my son went to. A very simple, but cute little card. You can’t really see it all that well, but I used Glossy Accents on the spots to make them stand out more. I am loving Glossy Accents at the moment.

Supplies: Regal Craft white cardstock, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder, black and red card, Creative Memories circle cutters, circle hole punch, Glossy Accents, foam dimensionals, Pebbles Inc “Happy Birthday” rub on, green ribbon, black pen, corner chomper.

I’ll be back soon with some digistamp creations I have been playing around with…


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Bentley Bear cards

The other day and picked up myself a copy of a UK Card making and Papercraft magazine (June issue). Included in the magazine were some free clear stamps of Bentley Bear designed by Adam Pescott. I didn’t think that they would be very good, but nevertheless I decided to have a play around with these cute teddy bears and I am really happy with the results.

I used Gamsol to colour in the images. Gamsol is a GREAT product for making colouring in look soooo much better as it gets rid of the streaky lines by ‘melting’ the wax to create a watercolour effect. Check out how to use it here.

Supplies: White cardstock, patterned papers (no idea what brand as I have had these in my stash for ages!!), Derwent pencils, Gamsol, Tuxedo BackĀ  Memento Ink, foam dimensionals, Versa Colour ink (blue, purple and pink), ribbon (grosgrain and sheer ribbon), Creative Memories circle and oval cutters, Pebbles Inc “Happy Birthday” rub ons, Kaisercraft gems, tiny love heart stamp (as I made my own patterned background on the pink one), Glossy accents.

I made the balloons and the cake stand out by using some foam dots and on each of the noses I used Glossy accents to give it some shine. I didn’t have any blue ribbon that matched so I inked up some white sheer ribbon.

I hope you like them.


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Scrapbook Boutique August Colour Challenge #1

Here is my entry to the Scrapbook Boutique’s very first challenge – a colour challenge using the colours blue and yellow. Check out the competition here. It is a first for both of us actually as this is my first entry into a card competition as well :-).

Supplies: White cardstock, Hero Arts Blossoms Cling stamp set, Versa Colour Inks (Atlantic, Sky Blue and White), Bazzill Cardstock (dark blue), Copic markers, 3D foam dots, yellow ribbon, thick cardboard brackets (inked white), Pearl embellishments, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (for flower and leaves), Kaisercraft “Friend” rubon.

I had fun making my own background with the two different shades of blue and the stamen stamp from the set and also making the flower have several dimensions (3 layers here).

Hope you like it!


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