Friday, 3 April 2020

Stampers Delights Chibi New Release

It's the first weekend of April and time for the new releases from Stampers Delights. Today it is the Chibi images in the spotlight. Janice has created some lovely crafting themed images for you all. Also look out for the new limited physical stamps coming into the store. They will be great for those of you who like a more traditional approach to stamping.

I have used the Chibi image to make the front cover of a new Art Journal.

Materials used:
Stampers Delights - Love My Markers
A Bit More Time To Craft (Lozzi) - Fun Digi Papers Set
brushos in various colours
Liquid Pearls - Garnet
watercolour paper
printer card
That Craft Place blending card
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04,      R20, 
hair - R14, R27, R46, R59
dress - YG01, YG06, G05     Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
pen - C0, C1, C3, C5     V15, V17
shoes - C1, C3, C5, C7

I used a paper from the Fun set printed onto A4 card and stuck to the front of a sketch book.  The watercolour paper was used with the brushos to make a mat for the main image.

The heart shape is covered in garnet liquid pearls and the lettering has been coloured with various Copic pens.

Do head over to the Stampers Delights store to see other images in the series as they are released. You can find the clear stamps here.

Here are some useful links for you:

Thank you for dropping in. Take care and stay safe.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

April's Progressive Challenge at Stampers Delights

A new month begins and had anyone said at the beginning of the year that we would be confined to our homes and that a virus would sweep the world causing misery to millions I doubt if we would have believed it. But here we are. I hope that wherever you are you are keeping sane and safe.
Of course us crafters have a head start when it comes to filling time, all those projects to do and new skills to try. So if you fancy a great image to colour head over to the Stampers Delights Facebook Page and request the image for this month's challenge.

Materials used:
Presscut 3 Fold Card Die set
white card
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
hair - Y21, Y26, YR24, E25
scrubs - B21, B23, B24     B00, B12
glasses - R29, R39, R59     100
shoes - C0, C1, C3
stethoscope - C7, C5, C3, C1     R29, R39, R59, R89
plasters - R39     R000, R00, E00
lettering - R29, R39, R59, R89

I used the character and the sentiments from the Medical Heroes #2 set and the pills from the We're In This Together set which I turned into plasters.

The card base is made using the die set. The trickiest part was remembering to cut the panels in the right orientation to get the wording correct. It helped to have the card base as a memory guide.

Janice has produced a couple more sets in this series which are on sale at the moment. You can get them from the Stampers Delight Store here

Here are some more links you may find helpful:

Thanks for dropping in. Take care and stay safe.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Beauty of Botanicals Part 2

Here we are midway through the Path of Positivity challenge with the optional theme Beauty of Botanicals. Last time I talked about the first spring flowers and this time I am moving into summer. As the year progresses the pastel colours are replaced as the showy summer flowers take hold. Now the colours get brighter and bolder. I have used bright colours in my flowers and they remind me of Mesembryanthemums or Miserable Anthenomes as we used to call them. The variety we had in our garden is Celertum Bellidiforme or Livingstone Daisy. They come out when the sun is out but close up when it gets dark. I love the vibrant colours and the way they enjoy being in the spotlight of the sun.

Image result for Cleretum bellidiforme

So this is my card inspired by the colours of the Livingstone Daisy.

Materials used:
flower embossing folder
Express It! card
yellow card
purple card
scalloped edge rectangle die set
A6 card blank 
Copic pens:
pot - E97, E99, E39     R89, R39
flowers - RV02, RV04, RV09     V15, V17, V09     Y13, Y15, Y18
leaves - G05, G07, G28

I only use one image for the card but cut out the two layers using the dies. I wanted to highlight the flowers so cut the top layer off centre. The embossing folder was quite small, a freebie with a magazine I think, so I had to emboss the yellow mat twice. To cover the join I embossed a strip of purple card and wrapped it around the yellow card.

I hope you will join us this month and show us your projects, remember that the theme is optional but   this time of year lends itself to plenty of occasions for using flowers. All the details of how to enter and the prizes on offer from our two sponsors, SheepSki Designs and Scribbles Designs can be found on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog here

Thanks for dropping in. 


Entering the following challenges:

Sunday, 8 March 2020

March Stamper's Delights Anime New Release

Today is release day for Stamper's Delights new Anime images and the fairy line continues.

Materials used:
nesting die set
X-Press It card
matt gold card from stash
5" x 7" card blank
Copic pens:
skin - E50, E51, E21, E11     R20
hair - Y23, Y21, Y38, YR24
eyes - G05, G17
rose - V0000, V000, V01, V12     G24, G94, G99
small flowers - Y02, Y15, Y19     E37, E35, E33
blackberries - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29     YG61, G21, YG63, G94
dress - B21, B23, B45
wings - YR21, YR12, YR04     C0, C1D
tiny flowers - RV10, RV02 
background - W00, W0

The orange glitter paper from DDDoodles has been printed onto Ice Crystal paper so it has a very subtle matt sheen to it.

I hope that you have been enjoying the new range of fair images from Stampers Delights, do go over to the Stampers Delights store and see what other wonderful images there are. Also there are plenty of places to visit for more inspiration. I have put some useful links below.

Friday, 6 March 2020

March Stamper's Delights Chibi New Release

Time for some new Chibi images at Stamper's Delights. Janice is going back to her early days with some wonderful new fairy images. This time it is the turn of the Chibi fairies to reveal themselves.

Materials used:
X-Press It card
designer paper and card from stash
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles - Fairy Daydreams
circle die set
Copic pens:
skin - E50, E51, E21, E11     R20
hair - V01, V12, V15, V17 
eyes - C0, C3, C5
dress - Y02, Y15, Y19
boots - YG01, YG11, YG03     W5
wings - RV000, RV00, RV10     V000, V01, V12
blackberries - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
rose - YR00, E93, YR61, YR02     G07, G17, G28, G29
little flowers - B21, B23, B45     Y00, Y02
tiny flowers - E39
background - B0000, B00

The sentiment comes from the set and has been printed onto white card. The circle mat is is cut from a piece of designer card I found in my bits box. The bottom layer is from a mop up sheet I used to soak up left over ink from my glass mat, it was just lucky that the colours went with the image.

Do go over to the Stampers Delights store and see what other wonderful images there are. Also there are plenty of places to visit for more inspiration. I have put some useful links below.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.