Happy half birthday

I have been seeing loads of designs with cats on lately and wanted to make a card for my friend.  However her birthday is in December, so I decided to make her a “half birthday” card!

I used a TiddlyInks digital stamp, coloured it with Copics and cut it out.  I then used a dotty stencil and distress ink for the background.  I made another stencil by cutting out paw shapes and using the holes as the stencil.  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon black ink.


I am entering this card in … TiddlyInks Challenge #183 Happy Birthday



Green Elf card

I discovered Julia Spiri digital stamps about a week ago, and bought a couple of images.  The first one is a little elf which I have coloured with my Copic Markers.


I hand drew around the edges of the various papers and scuffed up the edges, then added a couple of brads and some buttons and ribbon.  The base card is a Gorjuss card blank and envelope.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp free with Creative Stamping magazine a while ago.

Not sure who this card is going to yet.

All Dressed Up

I recently entered a giveaway on the All Dressed Up Digital Stamps Facebook page.  You submitted a card to their gallery and a random number was drawn.  My number came up!!  I’d only just joined the group too so I was really surprised!  My prize was to choose three free images from All Dressed Up Etsy store.  I chose ‘I love my puppy’, ‘A little me time’ and ‘All wrapped up’ because it had a knitted scarf in the design.

So this card is the one I am going to enter for the next challenge.  If you want to enter click here.


I used the ‘I love my Puppy‘ image.  I wanted to use yellow because I’d seen it used recently on another blog.  Blue always goes well so I coloured most of the image in.  But I left the hair til last and couldn’t decide on Blonde, brown, black or red.  None of them seemed to suit.  So I thought why not blue.  That way it kept the whole image in the same two colours (apart from a couple of very pale green leaves).

Copic marker colours used were:  Face E000, E00, R20;  Blue B32,B93, B95;  Yellow Y11, Y06, Y02, Y08

I then rummaged through my papers and found the blues and yellows, stamped the sentiment and die cut it.  Then added the flowers and pearls.  There is a bit of blue Sakura Glaze pen on the little flowers and the hair tendrils but it isn’t clear in the photo.

A card for Mark

I have a Welsh friend who is two days older than me.  We met when we were working together and have kept in touch since I left there 19 years ago!!  (Yikes!).   Anyway it is his birthday on Thursday so I have made this card for him…….


The dragon image is from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment is a stamp which was free on a magazine.  I drew in the faux stitching around the edge of the card to match it.

Copics used: Reds R02, R05, R17, R27..  Browns E000, E00, E31, E35

Enjoy the little things………

I’m getting back into the swing of blogging, probably because I have things to show for my time.  I’ve been card making again and entering some challenges – and guess what?  I won one.  Well I say won, it was a random number draw and my name came up but I’m claiming it as a win.  It was the All Dressed Up July Facebook challenge and I submitted this card…. (you have to watermark them so the images can’t be stolen)


The image is actually a freebie in the All Dressed Up FB group files, and is coloured with Copic alcohol markers.  I then stamped and coloured the butterfly twice, cut them out and layered them up.  I think the backing paper was a freebie with a magazine, and I bought the paper flowers in Hobbycraft.  There are some glossy accents but they don’t show in the photo.

My prize is to choose 3 images from the All Dressed Up Etsy store, but I can’t choose!!  There are 114 of them!

I’m leaning towards ‘I love my puppy‘, maybe ‘girl on a bike‘ and maybe ‘a little me time‘.  But I keep changing my mind!!