Saturday, 19 April 2014

Grow your Wings

Very quick post today sharing a birthday card I made for my gorgeous little cousin. I used the butterfly from Unity's set called Life Becoming. 

How gorgeous is that butterfly stamp?! Think I might be marginally obsessed with it...
Ok,so I stamped the butterfly onto heavy watercolour card,spritzed with various Distress Inks and sprayed that with water and heat set. Then I stamped the image again onto vellum and fussy cut it out. I coloured the underside of the butterfly with alcohol inks and brushed gold dust over the wings. I put some Frantage on the outer part of the card,heat set and glued the body of the vellum butterfly to the body of the other butterfly. 

Lou x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A nearly naked Tilda!

Ok,this is an unusual post for me,as I own many,many Magnolia Tilda stamps and dies,and I paint them a lot,but I have never assembled one into an actual card until a few weeks ago (yet to be blogged) But LOOK! I made a card! 
Its officially Spring. I know this because Tiger and Boo are out on their bikes,picking dandelions and just loving staying outside until well into the evenings. They inspired me to use one of my absolute fave Tilda stamps...

 I LOVE this stamp sooo much! We live in Cambridge,one of the two bike capitals of Britain,so maybe that's another reason I love this set ;-)

It is of course On The Road Tilda,and like I said,sums up my girls 100% when the days get longer :-)
I coloured her with Distress markers and Re-inkers and am linking this up to the #93 CAS challenge over at Totally Tilda

Thank you for looking!
Lou x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Todays card is the Mothers Day card I made my wonderful elephant loving Mama. (I couldnt blog it BEFORE she got it now,could I? ;-) ) So here it is. Very CAS for me,( her previous ones have been pretty shabby chic and grungey) but it covers everything I wanted to say to her :-)

I used Lawn Fawn's Love you Tons for the elephant,coloured with Prismacolour pencils and Mama Elephant Sketchy Letters (LOVE this set!) for the 'Mama'
This is going into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 'Anything Goes' and as part of the DT for Make The Day Special Stamp Store first blog challenge,also 'Anything Goes' (Gotta love those Anything Goes,right?) Make sure you hop on over to keep on top of those challenges ;-D

I hope your Mother Day was as awesome as mine :-D