Boo! Quick Card

Hello there.  I have created a very quick card today and it's one of those where I kept thinking it needed something adding but in the end I just left it as is.
 
I have used the really cute giraffe from the Safari Friends free stamps that I got in last month's Papercraft Essentials Magazine.  I love these stamps.
 
Papercraft Essentials Safari Friends stamps
 
I used some Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink to sponge the clouds onto the background and then coloured the giraffe out with Copic markers and cut him out using the Pixscan on my Silhouette Cameo.
 
I then used a Stitched Dome Frame by MFT to cut out the centre of the card and added a frame in blue to match the clouds.
 
The sentiment was stamped using Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned stamps which is a great set to have when you don't have the necessary sentiment stamp as you can make your own up.
 
Anyway, have a great Bank Holiday Weekend to those of you in the UK and to those elsewhere, also have a super weekend.
 
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Bunnies and Glue Don't Mix!

Hello again.  I have managed to get another card made by doing the background before I went to work this morning and then finishing it off when I got back before whizzing off out this evening. 
 
 I have been after this bunny set for ages and snaffled it up when it came back in stock at Seven Hills Craft shop.
 
Snuggle Bunnies by MFT
 
 Perhaps it was because I was pushed for time that I had a glue disaster! I was trying to attach the frame to the background and so I used liquid glue as it is easier to wiggle it around.  The glue wasn't coming out when I squeezed the bottle so I squeezed a little bit more and then got annoyed and squeezed lots more and a big dollop came out all over the frame, me and the desk!  Grrrrr and Doh!
 
My Favorite Things - Snuggle Bunnies
 
Maybe I was a tad distracted  because I caught the bus home for a change - I can walk, as it's not far, but I was being lazy.  When I hopped onto the bus, the driver asked me if I was using my bus pass??!!!!!!!!!!!  Now I'm no spring chicken but I didn't think I was looking that worn out and I wasn't walking like Mrs Overall from Acorn Antiques (anyone remember her?) so I was slightly miffed!!!  Grrrr again!
 
Anyway, thank you for stopping by and listening to me rant!  I have listed the products I have used on this card down below.
 
Toodles for now.....
 
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Snuggle Bunnies - MFT
Up In The Air - MFT
Dual Stitched Rectangles - Lil' inker
Hey Hi Hello - WPlus9
Copic Markers
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Barn Door
 

More Seaside Seagulls!

Phew!  I have been away again and had no time to craft, hence me not posting on my blog for a week.  But I managed to sneak in some time this weekend to make a card.
 
There is a challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts this month which is a colour challenge and so I used the colours on the far right to make my card.
 
http://sevenhillscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
 
 I have used MFT Seaside Seagulls again and also the palm tree from MFT Beach Scene Builder.
 
MFT Seaside Seagulls card for Seven Hills Craft May Challenge
 
I have gone glittery again and used my favourite WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing powder on top of the waves which I coloured using Distress Ink and cut out using one of the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies which is meant for clouds but turned upside it looks like water.

Seaside Seagulls by My Favorite Things
 
I have used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to colour in the seagull and the palm tree leaves and the border is cut out using Lil' inker Dual Stitched Rectangles.
 
The sentiment is from another MFT set called Up In the Air.
 
I shall hopefully be back to posting as usual on my blog...it's been a busy couple of weeks but I am determined to spend lots more time in my craft room. 
 
Toodles for now,
 
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One Layer Card - Build-able Bouquet

Hello and I am back with a card which I am entering into this week's Less is More Challenge which is:-

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-328-one-layer-spots-and.html
 
Yikes....the dreaded one layer card again so no room for mistakes on this one. 
 
Less is More Challenge #328 Spots and Stripes using MFT Build-able Bouquet
 
I have used MFT Build-able Bouquet which I haven't used for a while.  I used my Misti to stamp several of the flowers and then coloured them using Copic markers.  No shading - just simple colouring.  I actually think the small red flowers look a bit like a strawberry!
 
I then added some dots with a white gel pen and then added the sentiment which is by Lawn Fawn 'Happy Happy Happy'. 
 
MFT Build-able Bouquet and Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
 
Do have a hop on over to the Less is More blog to see the amazing cards that the Design Team have come up with this week.
 
On another note - my surprise anniversary break was absolutely lovely.  My husbean had booked us into a chateau in Anglesey near Beau Maris.  It was the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in and so quirky and unusual.  It was built in the style of a French chateau in beautiful grounds which overlooked the Menai Straits.


The weather was fantastic and the journey to North Wales was stunning.  We drove through Llanberis Pass, viewing Snowdon as we went.  We took a trip out to Puffin Island for some birdwatching and just generally chilled, ate and drank.  I always thought puffins were about the size of penguins but they aren't - they are much smaller.  And the anniversary card I gave my husband which used the seagulls from MFT Seaside Gulls (which you can see HERE)turned out to be very apt considering our location.

Toodles for now,

Wendy
 
 

Mine....mine...mine!

We have left for our mini break this morning but here is a card that I managed to make before we left, again using Seaside Seagulls by MFT.
 
The sentiment reminds me of the silly seagulls talking in Finding Nemo (you can watch that particular clip HERE).  It always makes me laugh...I'm a child at heart!

My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls stamps
 
 
I first of all stamped and coloured two of the seagulls using Copic markers and then cut them out using my Pixscan mat on the Silhouette Cameo.  I am trying to save money by not ordering matching dies which means I have more to spend on stamps.  Hoorah!
 
I then cut out 2 sections of card using a cloud die to make the waves and used distress inks to colour them in.  I then covered each piece of card in Versamark ink and covered that with clear shhparkly embossing powder.  It creates a lovely shimmery look.  I also created the cloud background using some dye ink.

Seaside Seagulls by My Favorite Things used to make an anniversary card
 
I am going to give this card to my husbean for our anniversary on Friday.  While I was making it he kept popping in and out of my craft room so I had to keep covering it up so he wouldn't see it....which is probably why in my haste I missed putting the second layer of waves on after I had stuck it all together!  Luckily, I managed to wiggle it in.
 
I popped the seagulls up on foam dimensionals and cut a frame which was also popped up on the card base using foam tape.
 
Finally I added some hearts that I punched out using some glitter cardstock.
 
Seaside Seagulls My Favorite Things
 
 
Stamps - My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls
Dies - Mama Elephant Landscape Trio
Lil'inker Dual Stitched Rectangles
Wow Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Distress inks
Copic markers
Lawn Fawn Mermaid Dye Ink


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Seaside Seagulls - MFT

I haven't had much time lately to blog as I have been making my niece's christening invitations and also some bits and bobs for a ball we go to every year so I  probably won't be back to regular blogging for the next couple of weeks.

However, I did see this stamp set from the new release by MFT that caught my eye as I thought the sentiment was great fun and snaffled it up before it sold out.
 
Seaside Seagulls by MFT
 
I have also used the Rectangle Peek a Boo Window by MFT and some distress inking for the background.  The bird was coloured using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.
 
A very quick and simple card.
 
Seaside Seagulls by My Favorite Things
 
My husband is whisking me away for a mini break this week - I have no idea where he is taking me & he always gives me clues when we set off as to where we are going but I have never managed to work them out.  It is a total surprise, which is exciting...but also worrying!!!!     He is very adventurous and has no fears so when I saw him looking at the longest Zip Wire experience I started to get worried!!!!  I love speed but not the 500 feet above ground aspect so I hope he was winding me up about that!!!!!!!  That would definitely NOT make me as happy as a seagull with a chip!

My Favorite Things - Seaside Seagulls
 
 
I thought that this card would fit in with this week's challenge at Less is More which is
 
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-327-yellow-grey.html
 
I also found out that I was a LIM showcase winner (yay) for the card I made here
Toodles for now.....
 
Stamps - MFT - Seaside Seagulls
Dies - MFT - Rectangle Peek A Boo Window
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Distress Inks
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card
 
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