Happy Birthday

Hi guys, I'm back with another card.

This is sorta a different card for me, I don't usually use a lot of embellishment type things, I usually stamp and colour, but this time I wanted to do something different.

This is a pretty simple card, using very few supplies really.

First off I covered my whole card base with one of my favourite patterned papers from the Styleboard collection by Maggie Holmes. I then took some vellum by Doodlebug and layered a piece onto my card, putting adhesive where I knew it would be covered. I then added a gold label from a Maggie Holmes die cut pack and adhered that to the vellum with foam adhesive.

I then grabbed out one of my pebbles sticker sheets, from the me to you line and added a gold happy birthday sentiment to the card with foam adhesive also. I then realised I wanted something behind the vellum piece. So I pulled up the vellum and added some white thread behind it and then stuck it back down.

For some finishing touches I added a label sticker from the Cakewalk sticker sheet by October Afternoon, some gold run-on stars by Pink Paislee and then an enamel dot by Freckled Fawn and then to completely finish the card, I rounded the corners with the 1/2" side. :)

I hope you enjoyed looking today and thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Thank You

Hello everyone, I'm back with another card share.

Yay, it's holidays now for 2 weeks and so hopefully I can get lots of cards and maybe some videos done to post. :)

Here is the card I made, it's a thank you card and it features Winnie and Walter stamps.

First off I knew I wanted to use these flowers from the Winnie and Walter The Big The Bold and The Extras, so I then decided to sorta do a one layer type card. So I stamped all the flowers on some masking paper and fussy cut around them. I then white heat embossed the flowers onto the actual card base one at a time, covering up each one as I went. I then decided to use my gamsol and spectrum noir pencils. Once I finished colouring and blending them all out, I grabbed another Winnie and Walter set called The Big The Bold And You and stamped 'thank' under the flowers with some Versafine ink. I then die cut the 'you' bit from the Hand Lettered Thanks die from Wplus9 and adhered that flat to the card with some tombow mono glue.

For a finishing touch I added wink of stella to the flowers. I then decided to grab some gold tape (the one I used is by Kelly Purkey, but I'll link up a different one below) and used a pretty pink posh die to cut a scallop border. I then adhered that to the card and it was complete. :)

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon.
- Eloise

Happy Birthday Card and Tag Set

Hi guys, I'm back again with another project. This time I made a card and a tag, just because I had left overs from the card. :)

This is what I made.

I started off with cutting 1/4" strips of Neenah Solar White CS. I then grabbed 6 different ink colours, all by Hero Arts and started inking the strips with my ink blending tools. Honestly, this is such a great way to use your inks I believe. I don't use them a lot anymore for actual stamping, but I love the colours, so using them to colour things like this, it's awesome.

Anyway, once I had coloured all the strips, I cut another piece of solar white card stock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4". I then started glueing all the pieces in a random order. Once I finished glueing all the pieces on at a diagonal I moved onto the sentiment. I used an Avery Elle set called Cake and Candles stamped a sentiment from there with Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut the strip at a diagonal and stuck it on the card with foam adhesive. I then scattered some wood veneer stars around the card and it was complete.

 So since I had so many strips still left over from the card, I decided to make a tag, I would have made another card but then I would have had to make more strips, so I decided a tag would be best. :)

So for the tag I used the Simply Tags die set by Avery Elle to cut the tag out. I then adhered the strips over the tag and die cut it again to cut all the edges and the circle in the top again. I then cut a banner out using a Studio Calico die from a previous kit and stamped 'happy birthday to you' on it from a previous Studio Calico kit stamp. I then grabbed the Confetti set from Mama Elephant and stamped the circle 'smiles inside' on some Neenah CS with Versafine Onyx Black ink also. Once they were both adhered with foam adhesive I scattered some more wood veneer stars around to make the tag complete.

I then turned the tag over and attempted to stamped 'to' and 'from' on the back, but since I had the dimension on the other side, I had to die cut another tag, stamp on it and then adhere it to the back of the tag. I then grabbed some black divine twine and put that through the circle on the top of the tag and it was complete.

I hope you enjoyed looking and thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Hello Friend

Hello everyone, I'm back with yet another card share. I would have had a video today, but I just haven't got around to filming one.

Okay, anyway here is the card I made.

So I got this new stencil the other week and had to try it out straight away. It was the Mini Window Screen by the Crafters Workshop. I masked off some of the stencil, so I can just have a rectangle of it with a white border, then used some gold embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi and layered it over top.

While that was drying I moved onto stamping out the little bunny from the Honey Bunny set from Mama Elephant onto some MME paper. I then fussy cut him out, and coloured in his nose with an E23 copic marker. I then took a scrap from the same MME paper pad and some vellum from doodle bug, layered them up and stuck the bunny on top.

I then used some hero arts ink to stamp the 'hello' speech bubble from the Everyday Greetings set from Mama Elephant also. I then grabbed a Winnie and Walter set and stamped out the word friend. I adhered it all onto the vellum piece and then adhered the whole piece onto the card base - which is Neenah Desert Storm CS. I did some white dashed lines around the focal piece and the card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise

You're Pretty Amazing

Hi guys, I'm back today with two cards using the same supplies.

I started off with just making one card, but since I had the positive of the die left, I decided to make another card using it.

I decided to just make the sentiment the focal point of my card today. I grabbed my You're Pretty Amazing die by Studio Calico out of some white neenah carsdstock that I cut to 4" x 5 1/2".

Once I cut that out with my big shot I made sure I kept all the little pieces that come from inside the words. I then grabbed two colours of Simon Says Stamp ink - Mint and Audrey Blue and used my ink blending tools to ink directly on the card base. Once I had finished that, I popped up my die cut piece onto the background with foam adhesive. I then adhered all the tiny little pieces from the die in the spots they were meant to go - honestly, this took forever, never gonna do that again.

To finish off the card, I grabbed some enamel dots by Freckled Fawn and some twine from Divine Twine and tied a bow at the top of the card. That finished up my first card.

This is my second card I made - this most definitely is the one I prefer.

For my second card, I used the Square Lattice stencil by Heidi Swapp to create the background. Once again I used Mint and Audrey Blue ink by Simon Says Stamp to ink over the stencil and create the background. I then grabbed my Translucent Embossing Paste by Wendy Vecchi and applied that over the stencil as well. 

Once that piece had dried, I then took the positive from the previous piece that had been die cut and stuck it to the front of the card with more foam adhesive. 

I then scattered some enamel dots around the sentiment and the card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise

Best Wishes From All of Us

Hi everyone! I'm back with yet another card share.

This card features a lot of Mama Elephant products and copic colouring.

This card started off as one of those background pieces I created a while back inspired by Nichol Magouirk. I used the Femme Frames die by Mama Elephant to cut out the background. I then took some Easter Grass card stock by Bazzill to create the hill at the bottom of the card, I also used the Landscape Trio die by Mama Elephant also to create the hill. I then took some Peeled Paint distress ink to make it match the background.

Once I adhered those two pieces together, I then stamped the two images I was gonna use onto some card stock with Tuxedo Black in by Memento. I used two Mama Elephant sets In My Heart and Up and Away. I then grabbed a ton of copic markers (they'll be listed below), coloured my images and then fussy cut around them.

I then popped up my two images on foam adhesive then adhered them to the card. At this point I forgot to colour under my image, so I grabbed a couple more copics and did some shading under the little girl.

I then took yet one more Mama Elephant sets called Everyday Greetings and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then took my wink of stella and added some glitter to the balloons. I then took my finished piece and adhered it to a Neenah Desert Storm 4" x 5 1/2" card base and the card was complete.

I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Copics - R11 / R20 / R83 / R85 / RV63 / RV66 / RV69 / R24 / R14 / YR04 / YR09 / Y18 / Y13 / YG25 / YG03 / BG13 / BG23 / V12 / V15 / BV08 / BV04 / B21 / B24 / YG63 / G99 / E000 / E00 / E02 / E23 / E25 / E33 / E79

B-Day Wishes

Hello everyone, I'm back with yet another card share. I honestly get so many cards made during the weekend, I just have a ton of cards to share with you during the week. :)

This is the card I made.

So this card started of with this piece of white neenah card stock. I'm very quickly running out of watercolour paper since I love water colouring so much. So anyway I decided to use some gesso and coat a piece of card stock, then wait for that to properly air dry and then use some watercolours to colour the piece and honestly it worked really well. I used a few peerless watercolor colours to create the background. I basically just added a ton of water and let the watercolours move around in it. 

Once the piece was dry, I used the Femme Frames by Mama Elephant die to make the piece smaller. I then picked out the Ori-Kami stamp set by Altnew and used the fish stamp on some 5th and Frolic paper by Dear Lizzy with some Versafine Onyx Black ink and then fussy cut around them and edged them with a memento marker. After adhering them to the card, I grabbed the Sending You set by Avery Elle, Hand Lettered Hello set by WPlus9 and the A Birdie Told Me set by Lawn Fawn. I first stamped the speech bubble from the Lawn Fawn set. I then grabbed the 'birthday wishes' stamp from the Avery Elle set and masked off the 'birthday' bit and just stamped the wishes. I then took the WPlus9 set and did some selective inking and masking to create my own 'b-day' sentiment so it would fit in the part I wanted it too.

I then die cut the speech bubble out with the coordinating dies and popped it up on foam adhesive and stuck it on the card. I then took the watercoloured piece, added some adhesive and stuck it onto a Neenah Desert Storm 4" x 5 1/2" card base and the card was complete. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon with another card share. :)
- Eloise

Hi There

Hi guys, I'm back with another card share.

This is the card I made.

I made this background piece a week or so ago, inspired from Nichol Magouirk - with a card she made a couple of weeks back I believe. I made quite a few with different colours and I just loved this colour combo and wanted to use this piece on a card. :)

I coloured in the kitty stamp from a Simon Says Stamp set with my copics (they'll be listed below), fussy cut it out and went around it with a tuxedo black marker. I popped it up on some foam adhesive and added some white thread behind it - I honestly don't know why I put white thread behind the image, didn't really need it but oh well. I then stamped out a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn - Chit Chat stamp set with some Versafine Onyx Black ink and fussy cut around it. I also went around the sentiment with a tuxedo black marker by Memento and popped it up on foam adhesive.

I added some wink of stella on the box and the card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise

Copics - E23 / E25 / E33 / E79 / R85 / W3 / W5 / W7 / W10

Get Well Soon [ w/ Video ]

Hi guys, I'm back with another card and video.

This is the card I made.

I'm honestly not 100% happy with this card, buuut I figure someone will like it and hence why I decided to share it / keep it. Usually I throw out cards I don't particularly like.. (I know I shouldn't).

Inspiration for the blue card stock behind the jar to resemble water is from a card by Amy R.

URL : http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com

Here is the video. :)
Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Thanks So Much

Hi guys, I'm back with another card share.

Another thank you card, I'm just really liking making thank you cards at the moment. :)

I've been wanting to use this Tiny Star BG stamp by Hero Arts / Basic Gray for a long time and never got around to using it till today. I started off with stamping it out on some 4" x 5 1/2" Neenah cardstock with Versamark ink. I poured over some white embossing powder and heat it up. I then pulled 3 distress inks out and one of my hero arts inks. I used the black hero arts ink since I don't have black soot distress ink yet, it's on my wish list I swear. :p

Once I got the background to how I liked it, I rubbed a damp baby wipe over the embossing to pick up any excess ink sitting on top of it and then grabbed some water in my hand and sprinkled it over the inked background to create water droplets.

I then grabbed some Easter Grass cardstock by Bazzill and cut the edge from the Landscape Trio die by Mama Elephant. I went around it with an ink blending tool and some peeled paint ink to make it match the background. I then stuck that onto the inked background and started to work on colouring the bunnies. I just love this stamp set by Mama Elephant, so I grabbed some copics to colour them in with (they will be listed below). Once the bunnies were coloured I fussy cut out the bunnies and went around it with a black memento marker.

I then stuck down the bunnies on the background piece with foam adhesive.

For the sentiment I wanted a thank you sentiment because the bunnies are hugging. Before I figured out what sentiment I wanted to use, I got the A Birdie Told Me stamp set by Lawn Fawn out and stamped out one of the speech bubbles and then die cut it out with the matching die. I then used the 'my thanks' sentiment from the Sending You set by Avery Elle and just masked off the 'my' bit. I liked the handwritten look to the thanks sentiment. I then grabbed one of my Winnie and Walter sets and stamped out 'so much'. I love these stamp sets with all the different words in them, so awesome - I used them SO much. I also adhered the speech bubble with foam adhesive and placed it just over the top of the bunnies ear. I then grabbed my wink of stella marker and went over the 'thanks' bit.

When I was figuring out the sentiment I really wanted friend to be in it somewhere, buuut it wouldn't fit in the speech bubble. So I grabbed some more Winnie and Walter stamp sets (they will all be linked below) and formed my own sentiment for the inside of the card. I usually never stamp on the inside of my card, but I wanted too this time round.

I then grabbed one more Mama Elephant set called Good Times and masked off one of the sentiments again and just used the little circle with the heart inside for the bottom of my sentiment and that finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll have another post shortly.
- Eloise :)

Copics - E13, E25, E31, E33, E57, E79, YG63, G99

Thanks Ever So Much

Hi guys, I'm back with another card share, I have been so busy with stuff this week I haven't had time to blog any cards this week.

Anyways, this is the card I made.

This is the inspiration piece I used for my colour scheme.

URL : http://design-seeds.com

I used my copics to colour these amazing flowers - list of copics will be below. It's an collaboration stamp set between Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp called Summer Garden, this set does have coordinating dies you can buy separately, but one I don't have them yet and two - for this particular card I didn't want to use them anyway.

So I then fussy cut around all my flowers and leaves, honestly sometimes I like fussy cutting just so I can colour outside the lines and no one will ever know. :p

I then covered my card base, which is 4" x 5 1/2" - I'm loving the skinner cards at the moment with a piece of pattern paper from Echo Park. I stamped out a sentiment from a new Avery Elle set I got called Many Thanks - loving this new set.

I then used foam adhesive to adhere the flowers to my card in a way I thought it looked good. I then punched the bottom corners with my corner chomper by WRMK. I added some Wink of Stella to the sentiment and flowers.

The card was then complete.

I hope you enjoy and I should be back tomorrow with another card share. Hopefully I'll get some more videos done this weekend too. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Copics - R11 / R20 / R32 / R85 / RV02 / RV10 / RV13 / RV34 / Y11 / Y13 / Y18 / YG03 / YG17 / YG25

Hello Birthday Girl [w/ Video]

Hi guys, as I said in a post a couple of days ago I have another card for yous, with a video.

This is my card I made.

Basically I was just looking through my stencils and wanted to use one I have never used before and found this one. It's the Unique Embellishments Stencil by Studio Calico. I wanted the ombre look to it, so I used some ink with a blending tool and made it darker on bottom and lighter on top.

I then added a simple sentiment by Winnie and Walter and the little sentiment is from a Wplus9 set, added some white thread behind it and went in my stash and found some blue sequins and scattered them on my card.

I hope you enjoy the video!

I apologize for the missing footage at the end of the video. I have no idea what went wrong at all. I will try and fix it and upload again - but I'm not sure.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hello everyone!

I'm back again with another card share.

This is the card I made.

Okay so this is the card. I had the Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set by Simon Says Stamp sitting in my collection since the July card kit and I think I've only used the set once for a sentiment and I really wanted to use the envelopes on a card one day - they are super cute. :)

So I had the idea of doing a complete background with them at first. I was gonna mix up the colours and put them all on randomly - but well you can see that idea didn't work out. I decided to then do it in rainbow order and in lines instead.

When I first started making this card I was originally gonna use my copics to colour the envelopes in buuuut - I thought and I have so many nice coloured inks and don't use em all that often. So I pulled some of my favourite colours (they'll all be listed below) and coloured my pieces that way.

I stamped 9 of each envelope with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coated it with clear embossing powder and heat it with my heat tool. To do each envelope in a different colour when they're all group together, I just grabbed some sticky notes and masked off around the envelope and used my mini ink blending tool and a different foam for each colour and coloured them all in. I then trimmed them all out with my scissors and went around with a black marker to make all the edges black.

I laid them all out on my card base to see how they all looked and to see if they fit - I originally had 8 different colours, but only 7 would fit so I ditched one colour. I then took my adhesive and glued them all down - having to re-arrange as I went along because I got to the bottom and didn't leave myself enough room, boooo. :(

Anyways, then the sentiment. Oh gee.. this gave me so much trouble. My first idea was to stamp the 'Sending Happy Thoughts' on vellum and then adhere that to the card and well, that did not work. I tried it with white and black embossing powder and it just didn't look right, so I backed the vellum piece with white card stock and that looked silly too. So I then grabbed just a piece of white card stock and stamped the sentiment in black. I stuck it down to the card and hated it, so I had to rip that off and try another idea. For this look I thought maybe a die cut sentiment would work best, but I really was determined to use the sentiment from this set, so I cut around the sending and honestly if there was a die that did it, it would have been awesome, but fussy cutting it out worked okay also. I then masked off the 'happy thoughts' part into two sections so it could be stamped next to each other instead of on top of each other and stamped that on Neenah Solar White. I adhered both parts of the sentiment with foam adhesive and then added a few white enamel dots from Doodlebug around the sentiment.

The card was then complete.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my card today.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise

Thanks for Everything

Hi guys, today I'm back with another card share. I will be uploading another video for a different card later today or tomorrow.

This is the card I made - it's super simple.

Even though it's simple - I really love this card.

I pulled this from the WRMK - Chalkboard 6x6 pad a while ago and have wanted to use it in forever. I love the colour and the triangle pattern. I covered the card base with the paper flat to the card. Card base is 4" x 5 1/2" - this is my go to card size now, I like the look of a skinner card.

I wasn't really sure on where to go with this card at all at this point. So I pulled the gold pattern paper from the Elegant Holiday 2013 SSS kit and cut a rectangle - measuring 1 3/4" x 2 7/8".

I popped that up on foam adhesive and stuck it in the centre towards the top of the card.

I was kinda eager to not do any stamping on this card - so I needed to find something for a sentiment. I pulled out my sticker sheets and saw the one by Pebbles - from me to you line. The size of the sentiment was perfect.

I didn't like the sentiment just flat on the card - so I popped that up as well on foam adhesive. Before I added it to the card - I grabbed some white thread and put a clump of it behind the sentiment and stuck it down. I got the white thread idea from Laura Bassen - she is amazing.

To finish the card off I used some glittery enamel dots from My Minds Eye and Freckled Fawn.

And that finished off the card. :)

I hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Eloise