Monday 15 April 2024

AAA Colourful Challenge #3

 Hello, this month I thought I'd make a baby card, inspired by the colours on the game badge. I did a few shades to give my washing line some contrast.

I've used a dieset from Marianne design (CR1502) with Mintopia cardstock from various mini packs (Summer , Autumn, Floral, Pastel , not sure which exactly).
I've added some double sided tape on the back of the paper, making the shapes, even the tiny ones into stickers, it makes assembling so much easier.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted (Tiny Type) and I"ve stamped it with Memento Dandelion Ink.

I look forward to what you see in the game badge colours, you can enter your card here.

Sunday 14 April 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #263 Anything CAS goes with the option of Wedding (anniversary)

 Hello, this fortnight we have An Anything CAS goes with the option of Wedding or Anniversary.

I didn't take the optional twist, but went with a precolored image  I had in my stash, it's from Clearly Besotted Twinkle Toes, same for the sentiment, and that gave me the idea to make the background into a star shaped inkblended focal point.

For this star I've used Distress inks (Picked Raspberry and Kitsch Flamingo) and Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.

Mounted the image with foamtape and stuck it on top.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Little Ballerina


Hello, today I'd like to show you one of the new digital stamps from Whimsy: Little Ballerina, from the Krista Heij-Barber Line.

I printed it and cut it out, then colored the image with my markers, I wanted to go for a ginger haired girl, but I think it shows up more as a brunette. of course the tutu had to be pink.

The sentiment is from Whimsy also: Simple sentiment strips, a clear set.

For the background I masked off the background with strips of masking paper, I thought they could be stage lights beaming down on the little ballerina.

To make them I've used Distress inks: Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers, then splattered with gold watercolor paint..

The sentiment I've stamped with Versafine Morning Mist. Mounted the Ballerina with foamtape and adhered her to the card.

You can find the digi here:

And the sentiment :

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Friday 5 April 2024

Little Swimmer girl


Hello, today I wanted to show you one of the newest Whimsy Stamps digi release: Little Swimmer Girl from Krista Heij-Barber.

I printed it out on alcohol paper and made sure all the lines were connected as I wanted the Scan n Cut to do it's magic. and the hand drawn style sometimes trips up the machine. It cut it perfectly, but I cut off the  puddle around her feet in the end as I  imagined here on a beach about to go into the waves, no no puddle I cut it off ;-)

Colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and Graphit Brush markers. added detail in the hair with pencils to deepen the shade.

For the background I made a mask with one of the Boho Circle dies from Whimsy.

Applied Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mermaid lagoon for the sea, and Scattered Straw and Gathered Twigs for the same. I then splattered the background with metallic inks, removing the mask to get water splatters outside the mask as well.

Mounted the image with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Whimsy also (digi set Dragon Beach Fun.

You can find the digis in the Whimsy Store:

Little Swimmer Girl:


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Monday 1 April 2024

AAA Birthday Cards Challenge April: Shaker card #60


Hello, this month the challenge prompt is shaker, I made a  shaker card, but I was thinking a cocktail shaker or wobbler also shakes, so....

I again made more than one card, that's the danger of having them done in plenty of time and then second guessing yourself ;-)

So for my second and final rendering: 

I cut this little die from Dutch Crafts it from black cardstock.

Matched the moon with a circle shaped die and diecut that into a panel.

Stamped the Happy Birthday (Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment Strips) with Versafine Black ink and let it dry

Built up the shaker part with acetate, 2 layers of foamtape and filled it with gold stars confetti, maybe a few too many, but I liked the idea of golden stars  behind the Moon as if it's space. Closed the shaker with the same black cardstock and adhered it to a cardbase.

For the first card:

I started by diecutting the cloud shapes into a card panel (Joy Crafts)

I Inkblended the cardbase in different  Blue Distress inks. Adhered acetate to the back for the cloud panel and  built the wells up with thick foamtape from Heffy Doodle and added the confetti, closing the shaker with the cardbase.

The Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the image with dies is from MIntopia (Voy Volando), stamped it with Extreme black ink and colored it with Copic Markers, cout him out and adhered it to the card with foamtape.

To play along the AAA Birthday Card Challenge, see this.


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 #Handmadecard  #Cardmakers  #Designteam  #Blogspotchallenge 

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Sunday 31 March 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #262: Sketch

 Hello, this fortnight we have a sketch again and as always you can rotate or flip the sketch, as long as we can see it.

The first Idea I came up with I veto-ed, I don't like it.

The second card is better, but still not as cool as I saw it in my head.

It was kind of inspired by a recently released Waffle Flower set, don't know the name, but it's mid century like shapes.

So for my card I diecut the "waves"with a slider channel actually, it's from Joy Crafts, but I thought the shape was fun and similar to the WF set...maybe don't have it. seen the Laura Bassen video only. I considered to make three waves, but instead for the third layer I stamped the Happy Birthday from Whimsy Stamps (Simple Sentiment Strips) in a darker shade.

I wanted to diecut the sun from yellow card, but too  many layer is not as CAS as we like, so I inkblended what ever yellow was left on my brush and I used a Marianne Design Stencil, the sun is quite at the top , so I  flipped the stencil in an effort to elongate the rays, but also to keep them on the left, to ensure max white space. Then I diecut the light house and seagull from Gummiapan, but somehow the lighthouse felt too intricate to me to go with the "waves", thought I's swap it for a palm tree, but the lighthouse and tree are floating mid air, and I  don't know how to fix that  and with the lighthouse it looked better, might be the rays of the sun going all the way down, not sure. But I am sure you can do a better job  with this sketch;)

I feel there's a third card in my future haha

For my 1st Card I've used a Clearly Besotted stencil: Brush Strokes and I applied Distress inks, kind of what was on my brushes, one for water one for grass, but you can do what ever you want.

I thought about embossing the daisies from the sketch with white, but came across my Whimsy Stamps   Build a pond dieset and cut the shapes from white cardstock and adhered them onto the cardbase.

Made a third card by applying Distress inks through a circle mask, in rainbow order and  the added a white gel pen detail as if they were gumballs, I think that's my favorite card so far.

Sentiment is also Whimsy Stamps (Simple Sentiment Strips) and I've used a Card deco blue ink.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


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#inkblending   #guestdesigner #challengewinner  

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Get well bear

 Hello, today I've  turned one of the new digis (Sleepy Bear) into a sick bear and a get well card.

I printed the image and coloured it with alcohol markers. Then stippled the onesie with a white gelpen, so it looks like a pattern.

For the cardbase I made a mask with the Whimsy Stamps Boho circle dies and applied Distress inks: Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps also, a clear set: Get well and I stamped them both with Versafine ink  and the acchoo I heat embossed in clear, so it looks wet and yucky.

Cut out the image and mounted him with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

You can find all Whimsy items in their store:



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