Butterfly Cupcake Toppers

As you know ( or may not know ) My gorgeous Goddaughter is approaching 1 ( where has that year gone ?? ) As her birthday cake is Fairy / Butterfly Themed, I was asked if I could make some Butterfly cupcake toppers.

This is what I made. Think it will fit in with the theme beautifully

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Ladies Cards

Last week I decided to play with a stamp and die set I had forgotten about !  I love this stamp set as so many uses and I made a bulk lot of these for any upcoming ladies occasions.

I also had a go at colouring them in ( which I will be first to admit I am hopeless at colouring ) but just love the scribble effect I did.

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Supplies :- Beautiful You Stamp set, Nuvo Alcohol Markers, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens

Fairy and Spaceman

So now with christmas  is over with, now begins the mad rush of birthdays I have in next few months. I decided to start today with a card for my god daughter’s upcoming first birthday and for a special little man in my life.

For my god daughter’s card I decided to go with a Fairy theme as I know she has a fairy birthday cake on order so it seemed fitting.  For the background I grabbed a piece of laminated sheet ( as I have no acetate ) and put Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick and Pickled Raspberry on it and spritzed with water and placed white card on top. This is first time I have done this and I am very pleased with result.

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Such a shame the camera did not pick up the gorgeous glitter from Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens. Again this was my first time using these and again I am so impressed with these and so easy to use. I have my eye on 2 more other sets ! This set was Spring / Summer.

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For the special little man in my life I decided to use the Space Explorer stamp and die set. Again I am not that brilliant at colouring but i gave it a go … I know I have room for ALOT  of improvement but I was pleased and hopefully little man will be too. The pens I used were Nuvo Alcohol Markers.

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Merry Christmas

Firstly I would like to apologise to anyone that follows my blog for my recent silence. I have been extremely busy with work, family, crafts and Christmas.

Over the pass few weekends I have made Christmas Cards for family and God Children. To be honest since last year I have seen a slight improvement in my crafting although I will be honest and say I am still nowhere near as good as alot of crafters out there but I am pleased with the cards I have made.

This will more than likely be my last blog post of 2017 as for the next few weekends I am busy so I will bid you all a Merry Christmas & All the best wishes for 2018. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and family time. Stay safe and see you next year

Hope you like the cards 🙂

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Distress Inks Oxides

Firstly many apologies to any of my followers for lack of posts recently. September was a very hectic month for me with work, god kids etc so I literally needed a break from anything and just relax and do nothing for couple of weekends.

Anyway…  Distress Inks blending …am I the only one that get’s really stressed out with this ? I mean, I have watched countless videos ( all seem effortless ) and followed various tutorials and yet I still struggle.

I am wondering if I am apply pressure to hard , to soft, wrong paper / card. I tried normal card, neenah card and watercolour card …. endless thoughts about this run through my head.

So after watching everyone highly recommend the new Distress Oxides, off I went again watching video tutorials which only made me weep inside wishing I could be that creative and how great the ladies were doing them.

Along came my birthday and I was so lucky to receive both sets of Oxides and I have to say I made my swatches today ( as blending foam pad is unable to sit nestled under pad unlike mini distress ink pads )  and the colours are great and yes it was flawless to use. Maybe these are for me and would make my blending much easier….. time will tell as will be using / testing these next weekend.

I would however recommend the 2 videos by Jennifer McGuire as she talks and explains everything easy and I will attempt some of her examples and fingers crossed be able to post very soon.

Video 1  and Video 2  

Would love to hear your tips for ink blending please

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