My Mums Craft Shop DT Card - Happy Together

Thursday, 9 May 2013
Hi everyone, I'm a day late with my card for My Mum's Craft Shop this week, it's been absolutely manic this past week with one thing and another but here I am raring to go!

This week our theme is 'Dies' and I decided to try something a little different and created a type of scene for my card.  I'm not normally comfortable with this kind of card but I'm really pleased with how it has turned out.

I started by creating the background using two panels of paper from the My Minds Eye Collectable Memorable pad and matting them onto brown cardstock.

I've then die cut a large circle from white card and created a sky effect background using a B000 Pale Porcelain Blue copic pen.  The hill has been hand cut using one of the green patterned papers from the pad and then I have pricked around the edge and added some faux stitching with a brown fineliner.

The cute little brother and sister stamp is called Siblings by CC Designs and I've coloured it with copics and cut it out.  I thought they needed to be sat on something rather than sitting in thin air so I've die cut a bench using the Joy Crafts Floral Flourishes - Bench die and added some accents using white gel pen.  I've then mounted my siblings onto the bench with foam pads.

To finish off my little scene I've die cut some clouds using the Memory Box Puffy Clouds die and I've edged around them with a grey copic pen before mounting them on foam pads to give a floaty effect.

I'm really pleased with this and will definitely be making more cards along these lines in the future.

That's all from me today, have a great day.

Shelly x

Guest Design Team Card for Wee Stamps - Summer Fairy

Monday, 6 May 2013
Hi there everyone, hope you have all had a wonderful sunny bank holiday.  We've been quite busy on the allotment planting and digging and sitting drinking diet coke lol but I have had chance to make a Design Team card for my guest spot over at Wee Stamps.

I think I've mentioned before a few times that I LOVE Sylvia Zet's images, they are so beautifully detailed and absolutely amazing to colour and this one was no exception.

I have used the beautiful Summer Fairy digital stamp which I have printed out onto Neenah Cardstock and coloured with Copics.  I have to admit to being a bit of a novice when it comes to colouring black hair so I was a bit nervous when I started and had a couple of copies printed off in case of mistakes.

I just knew her hair had to be black though because I wanted to use the Fancy Pants Park Bench 6 x 6 paper pad which has a gorgeous colour pallette of turquoise, yellow, grey and black and I wanted black to be my accent colour.

I've also used the paper pad to create my flowers, for which I have used Dienamics Pretty Posies and Button Border.  I've done a bit of doodling on them with some white and black gel pen too.  Not sure where the flourish die is from it's been in my stash forever.

Here is a close up of the coloured image which shows all the little dotty bits in the background I'm in love with doing at the moment just by dotting my copic pens around randomly.

Anyway that's all from me today, I'm off to Tai Chi class tonight to chill myself out after a very busy week.

Enjoy the rest of the sunshine.

Shelly x

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - 'For Mom'

Friday, 3 May 2013
Hey there everyone another week has flown by and it's time for our new challenge over at Dilly Beans and this week our theme is 'For Mom'.

As I'm in the UK we've obviously had our Mother's Day so I decided just to make a card with 'Mum' on it which would be good for a birthday too......if your mum likes hedgehogs that is lol !

I've used the super cute Crinkles Heart Flowers Framed and coloured him with Copics.  You will find a selection of Crinkles the Hedgehog digi stamps in the shop and I will definitely be using him more often.

I've had this Kaisercraft paper pad in my stash for donkeys years as my nanna likes to say and I love the colours of it.  Sorry I can't remember the name of it offhand and it is downstairs at the moment and while I'm typing away I don't want to interrupt my flow and go and look....lazy or what :-)

Everything is matted onto olive green cardstock and I've added some grosgrain ribbon tags to the side attached with buttons and a hot pink doily in the background.

I die cut three lots of letters, the pink didn't show up and neither did the green so I plumped for dark brown which I've faux stitched with white gel pen.

I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to a nice long weekend when hopefully I will be able to get some Father's Day cards made !

Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend and that the sun shines for you.

Shelly xx

A Treat for You - My Mums Craft Shop DT Card and New Challenge

Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Hi there everyone and happy Wednesday, I hope the sun is shining with Spring finally on it's way?

Here is my DT card for this week for My Mum's Craft Shop and it also doubles up as my card for our new May challenge where the theme for this month is :-

Spots or Stripes

As you know I love spots so this is a dream of a challenge for me !  This is the first time I've used this stamp since I got her, I've just been waiting for the right card and this is it.  She is called Cupcake Cutie by My Favourite Things and I've combined two of the images from the set to create the main focal point for my card.

I've coloured her with copics and added some random dots around the outside to create a background.  I've then added some glitter to the cupcakes although it doesn't really show on the picture.  I've also done a bit of paper piecing on the table cloth.

The papers are all from the Dots & Stripes Bundle of Joy Girl 6 x 6 paper pad by Echo Park and I love the ice creamy colours which I've matted onto Kraft cardstock for a subtle effect.

I've then die cut random size circles and arranged them around my image and finished off with some buttons here and there.

Pop over to the blog to check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the DT girls and don't forget to leave us a link to your project, we always love to see what you have created.

Have a great day

Shelly x