Carnival Cupcakes - My Mum's Craft Shop DT card

Saturday, 29 August 2015
Hi everyone, sorry things have been quiet around here lately, I always have good intentions of posting daily but then life seems to get in the way!

Anyway here I am with my card for this week for My Mum's Craft Shop.  I was going to use another Stamping Bella image but I thought you might be sick of those so I decided to do something different for a change.

You will know by now how much I love polka dots....they seem to appear on most cards I make and this card is no exception.  The dotty background has been made using the Dienamics Polka Dot Cover Uo die which I have mounted onto some gorgeous candy pink cardstock.

I then made my frame using the Dienamics Polaroid Cover Up die onto the back of which I put a piece of acetate and a pink cardstock panel.  I mounted the whole thing using foam pads to give it a bit of dimension.

For my images I used the cute Carnival Cupcakes stamp set by Mama Elephant.  It's a really versatile mix and match set which can be used for loads of different occasions.  I used the large bunny and the scrummiest looking cupcake, coloured them with Copics and then fussy cut them before mounting onto the corner of my frame.

I handcut a little fishtail banner out of stone coloured cardstock and the flowers are made using the gorgeous Dienamics Circle Scribbles die.  I didn't have enough Quickie Glue left to stick them on so I stuck a button into the centre with PVA to stick them down!

I've added a couple of sequins onto the acetate panel to finish up and I did mean to glitter the cupcake but forgot!

That's it from me for today folks.  Have a great Saturday whatever you are up to .

Shelly xx

My Mum's Craft Shop DT Card - Bailey Has a Baby

Saturday, 15 August 2015
Morning lovelies, it's time to show you my new DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop and this week I have kept things quite simple again.... I don't know what is happening to me lol!

I absolutely adore the Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamps and for my card I have used the gorgeous Bailey Has a Baby - I wish I looked that amazing after having a baby ;-)  I stamped her onto some Neenah cardstock with black Memento ink and then coloured her with Copics.  I added a little doodle border around the edge with a fine liner.

I have kept the colour scheme quite generic so it could be used as either a baby boy or girl card.

Did you know that My Favourite Things now do papers?  This is from the 6 x 6 Plaid Patterns pad and as I have got some brown colouring in my image I have matted everything onto brown cardstock to give a bit of contrast.

To finish I have added a couple of buttons and a stamped sentiment from an old Paper Smooches set from my stash.

That's all from me today.  I am super excited as we are going camping on Monday for a week in the Lakes.  I have everything possible crossed that the weather is nice!

Have a great weekend

Shelly xx

A Little Something to Brighten your Day

Saturday, 1 August 2015
Good morning lovelies I am sorry I haven't been around much again lately, I have been trying to juggle lots of things trying to keep on top of everything, plus with summer holidays it's been extra difficult!

I am hoping this disgusting weather picks up before we go camping in a couple of weeks but to be honest I am so ready for the break I don't think it will stop me enjoying every minute.

It's time for my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop and this week I have kept it fairly simple but nice and can't have too much colour right :-)

The papers are from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine paper pad, I just love the colours in this one - so bright and funky.

I've cut the scalloped rectangle using the Dienamics Blueprints 1 die set, along with the white centre panel which I have faux stitched and mounted onto green card to make it pop.

I have then stamped my flowers onto a variety of patterned papers from the pad using the fantastic WPlus9 Blanket Stitched Blooms stamp set which is so versatile.  The sentiment is also stamped from this set.

Well that's all from me today, I hope the sun comes out for you today.  Have a great one!

Shelly xx