Saturday, May 10, 2014

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Lolly with her Brolly birthday card

 Good morning all.  Just thought I'd share a card I made yesterday.
I've been spending some of my evenings this week practising with my copics.    I use my copics nearly all of the time but I just felt in need of a bit of a refresher.   I probably would have been better doing this at my desk in the craft room but decided to have a bit of a change.  So I settled on the settee in the living room with my box of pens and bits of paper with the TV on in the background.   

I decided to colour a stamp I've had for absolutely ages and hadn't got round to using.  With this one I worked on shading techniques using my copics and then Koh-i-noor Progresso pencils blended with mineral spirit for an extra bit of shading.

For my card I have used:
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl - "Lolly and her Brolly" coloured with copics and Koh-i-noor pencils.
DP's are a mixture of Papermania Capsule Collection "Sunshine" and DCVW.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Natalie & Amy's Challenge - Rubber Stamping
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
7 kids Challenge Fund - Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Flowers

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Sunshine and Showers Birthday Card

Good morning all.   Do you all have exciting things planned for the May Day bank holiday?  Hopefully the weather will be good so we can enjoy sometime outside.   Not sure what we're up to yet, maybe a trip to Bristol, we'll see.....

Well it's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge over at
Our theme for this month is "SUNSHINE & SHOWERS".
It's that time of year when we're never quite sure what the weather is going to be like from day to day....hopefully May will be more sunshine than showers.

For my card I have used:
"Don't Rain On My Parade" from Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps coloured with copics.
The DP's are from a freebie I had with a magazine, the pack doesn't have a manufacturers name on but I will have to try and find out who they are by because I quite like them so I might try to get a few more...

We are sponsored for this challenge by:

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in our Sunshine and Showers challenge, check out the gorgeous DT creations and also wish a warm welcome to our new DT members Sue and Betty.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x