Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Be Kind.

Who doesn't love to colour? 
Adult colouring books seem to be making a big splash at the moment. You can buy them in shops or online and they are absolutely stunning images/patterns. I came across this image looking at an online book (that I'm still pondering about buying)... 

This one was a free image (bonus) and if you pinterest or Google you'd be able to find a number of free downloads that you could colour in without having to buy it.

I printed it out a manageable size that could then be turned into a card, die cut it out and coloured it in using copic markers. (First time colouring in a large image and not leaving any white space!) I love it! Such a relaxing way to spend my nights once the kids have gone to sleep, didn't have to think much about it, just went with the flow :) 

I will add that I was very happy with how my copics went with the printed page, I was concerned that it might smudge and I'm not sure how it would go with watercolour, but i had no issue with it this time.

I adhered it to Blue card stock and it was done! Or so I thought... today I also received a package of paper smooches goodies, I ordered last week (my mother's day present!). I couldn't help myself, I wanted to test one of their dies - so I added one of the borders dies to the top and the bottom. Added some matching enamel dots and then it was done! I can't wait to play with my paper smooches goodies. (Excited dance!)

Here is the card:

"If you can be ANYTHING be KIND."





Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Monday, 18 May 2015

What a cutie!

Hello!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, especially with the nice weather on Sunday - Today however, has been cold and wet! Perfect for staying home and making cards! 

This card was very fun to make. I used mama Elephants - in my heart stamp/die set and Wplus9 - hello die cut.



And on the inside I printed out the words 'Birthday Girl'.


I can't wait to play with this stamp set some more this week.

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Happy Crafting! 

Samantha

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mother's Day Card #2

So...I had thought I was all organised this year, I had already made my mum in law her mothers day card. But my hubby asked if I could make another one with a specific sentiment...so I did! : No excuses needed here to get crafty! Bonus:  now I'm all organised with a mother's day card for next year too :)




But wait! There's more...
I loved making this card with this stamp from mama elephant. Super easy stamping technique too - using coloured pigment inks over white.  

So using the same technique and stamps I made this for my mum.



Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Unity Challenge

So I've been a little quiet this last week on my blog but I have been super busy (still settling in/unpacking boxes) and getting creative. Today I'm sharing a quick card I created for this months unity's challenge (my second entry for this month)...

I wanted to create something bold with funky patterns and this paper was perfect. I used stamps: Have some Sass and another stamp from the SMAK kit February 2015.  I followed the sketch (see below) very loosely - wanted to change it up a little :)

Enjoy! 
 

 

This is my FWF entry for this week and entered into Simon Says Stamp: Lets get sentimental Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and for those crafty mums out there - I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day on Sunday :) 


Happy Crafting!

Samantha