I love all things floral and these Sketchy Flowers matching stamps and dies are fabulous and so versatile.
You can simply layer the stamped outline with the solid stamped in the ink colour of your choice if you're in a hurry and have no time to colour - or get your preferred colouring medium out and have fun colouring the stamped outline yourself.
For this design I went with the layered stamped look.
I had an urge to colour Edna Loves the Ocean, you know I love Edna! I fancied giving her a bit of a vintage, 1940s glam look, so I coloured her in monotone to make it look like an old photo. I love it when a plan comes together.
I've been playing again with the gorgeous Sweet Pea from Stamping Bella. I've accented the image with pencils to give the petals some texture. The Tiny Tags die is new too, tied on with some embroidery thread.
This time my Mama Elephant stamps came out to play! I love Mama Elephant stamp sets, they are so cute and fun to colour.
EEP! Love these little kitties...the Little Dog Agenda stamp set is next on my wishlist, since I'm more of a dog person. My little nieces on the other hand - all about the kitties, so this card will no doubt go to live with one of them!
I've been drooling over these aptly named Adorable Elephants for a while and eventually they've come back into stock so I've nobbled them quickly and it wasn't too long before I've managed to ink them up. I've used 4 of the cuties from the set and also a sentiment, but considering all those images, the design is still really CAS.
My little heffalumps are purple (because everyone knows that heffalumps can be purple) and I've created a little scene for them playing in the sun.
I've been seeing these little boxes pop-up (literally!) over blogland and decided to make my own. But instead of downloading a template I started from scratch and measured out something to fit a sheet of A4 card (there's nothing like making life hard for yourself!). Despite the frustrations and a waste bin full of attempts, I'm quite pleased with the final result. I've used Gerda Steiner Moody Unicorns for the decoration of both the case and the box. When the box is pulled out, it pops open using an elastic band for tension, which stretches when you want to squash the box flat again for keeping inside the little sleeve.
I thought the brand new maze themed collection from MFT would be perfect for a Fathers' Day card, but I can see it being great for so many other occasions too and can't wait to create more a-maze-ing designs with it - lol!
For this card I used one of the plastic mazes inside a shaker pouch and you can even get the teeny metal ball to pop inside...it's so cute!
If you would like more details on how I created this card, including more pictures, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.
I'm doing a little Happy Dance today with this cutie from Stamping Bella. She comes in a pack of 2 images (a large and a smaller version) and the sentiment. I stamped the smaller image on the insert to match the outside.
I made this card only yesterday morning with the purchases I made at DtDF the day before in Telford - so I broke my record for using new stash the fastest.
There is a 'meaning' behind the choice of images on this card - when Jack was very small he and John would play a game where Jack would say Dog and John would reply Doggie - they would do this repeatedly and for some strange reason they thought it was so funny - the best bit for me was hearing them laugh so much together - so when I saw this set of stamps I just knew I had to have them!!!
John also used to play both the drums and the guitar (not both at the same time lol!!!)
So, you've seen the Whimsy Stamps Release this month, right? It is absolutely crammed full of gorgeousness, including these two penguins. Even penguins need a holiday...
Have a lovely Sunday, whatever you get up to.
If you are local to Telford, I will be demonstrating with Copics for Dies to Die For at Create it, so pop by and say hi :) I know exactly how many goodies Tracy and Andy pack into the van, so it's well worth a visit if you can make it!