Saturday, 25 April 2015


Gabbie Love to Colour

Hi All,

Today I'm sharing this latest card, made with a gorgeous digi stamp which you can find here at Faery Inks.  I've coloured it with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils as follows :

Skin : FS1,FS3,FS9 TN3,TN4. Pencils 4, 9, 95
Hair : BG4, BG9, BP2, BP3, BP6. Pencil 119, 42, 31
Clothes : BG1, BG3, BG4, BG6
Other: GB10, CG2. Pencils 59, 84

How to make the Background

Easy Background

The background is really simple and effective.  I've selected a frame die and cut it out from a sheet of scrap cardstock.  You need about 180gsm, I've used Neenah. I have used the hole (no2) to ink through with 2 colours of Distress Stain - Picked Rasberry and Tumbled Glass.  I then flicked it with water and dabbed it away with kitchen roll to add texture.  Then I have flicked and splatted some more ink around the card using the same two colours.

I wrote 'dream..colour...create' round the edge of my coloured shape.  I then used the 'waste' shape (no 1) to draw around with a fineliner to create a frame.  I drew 3 different frames, moving my shape each time.

The great thing about this technique is that you do not need to be careful or precise!

Thanks for reading xx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Tiddly inks - Anything Goes

I suspect many of us limit ourselves to use a particular set of products for each project. "Today I am going to make a card with Spectrum Noirs and MME papers"  Or if we buy a card kit from HunkyDory, we stick to making it in the traditional way.

Today I wanted to throw those unwritten rules out of the window and use all my favourite stuff on one card. That's the great thing about using stamps from Tiddly Inks, is that they are so versatile. Here I have coloured this gorgeous stamp from the  Sweet Tooth range, Let Us Eat Cake.

You can use Tiddly Inks with your vintage papers, flowers, bows and ribbons. Or go for a Clean and Simple look.  Use bright colours or muted tones.  You can use pens, pencils or watercolours. Anything goes!

Here I have used Hunky Dory foiled acetate and cardstock with Stampin Up inks, sentiment stamp and ribbon, I've mixed and matched copics with spectrum noirs, promarkers and pencils.  All the pens and inks are listed below.

Let's Eat Cake
Close Up

 I have decoupaged this image myself by printing out mutiple copies and fussy cutting it.  Just decide first how many layers you would like and go for it!    You can see the effect better in real life, but here's a shot from the side.  The trick with this technique is to colour the edges of the paper when you have cut out your layers.  You don't want to end up with a white line around everything. Use your lightest marker to go around the edge.  Do this from the back, so you don't spoil your beautiful image.
Side View
Side View Close Up

Stampin Up Birthday Stamp inked up with Stampin write markers in Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Chevron Ribbon in Calypso Coral.

Cardstock and acetate from Hunky Dory.

Hair: Copics E43 E53 and E57 Promarkers Sandstone
Skin: Copics E000 E00 E11 E21 E04 R20
Blues : Promarker Aqua Blue and Copic B000
Dress: Spectrum Noir CR8 CR1 and promarker Tequila Sunrise

I used my pencils for a bit of texure on the dress in 24 and 25.  I also used 24 for blush.

I love this card!  I hope you will all get out your favourite stuff and have fun putting it all together! x

I'm going to enter this in the DT call for Tiddly Inks.  There are some beautiful entries already, so check it out. x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


It's been a while since I posted, we've had the school Easter Holidays and we went away for a week to the Peak District.  Since we got back, I've been obsessed with digi-scrapping!!

I've made too many layouts to upload here, but here's one from my holidays.
Digi-Scrap Page from our holidays!
I've got a few cardmaking projects on the go, too.  So I'll be posting again soon. I just don't seem to be able to do one thing at a time at the moment!