Sunday, 19 July 2015

Moonflower DT Sleeping Rose

Helen Here:
This months colouring for Moonflower Digi Stamps is the beautiful Sleeping Rose.

Coloured with copics:
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21. E04
Hair E50, E53, E43
Dress R85, R83, R81
Cushion B02, B00, B000
Leaves G07, G14, G00
Roses Y17, Y15, Y08

I made the background using a rose stamp embossed in detail white and coloured with twinkling H20's.
Frame die cut from gold mirri card and flowers from crafty stash.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Sounds like an answering machine message....

Hi all :)

Just F.Y.I. we are currently away from this blog working on our own blogs at the moment. If you would like to follow us on our separate blogs please follow the links below -

Helen is at Helen's Crafty Shed
Annabel is at Cartway Cards Blog

This blog won't be completely abandoned but it might be a little bit quieter :)

You can always mail us if you want some attention!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Dandelion Frame

Annabel again :) I've had this stamp since Christmas waiting to be used and finally I've got round to it! Hero Arts stamps are my favourite physical stamps (as opposed to digital.) I'm even still using wooden backed ones from my crafty past! Still trying for a One Layer design which I almost managed on the one and failed on the other. (Managed to stamp the frame upside-down, don't laugh)

So stamps used -
Dandelion Frame CG153 Hero Arts.
Greeting is by Hot Off The Press (rather old stamp, but I like it.)
Butterflies are, I think, a recent docrafts set.

The wood paper is from a brilliant pad by Joy Crafts called Wood Texture Paper Block. Thought it would be super useful for boy cards too.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Anthera Lady of the Woods - DT Moonflower Digi Stamps

Helen here: Love Anthera Lady of the Woods. Coloured with polychromos pencils and X Cut dye cuts used to create the foreground and background.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Marvel Age of Ultron Nail Card

It's Annabel again. When my friends bf asked for a "nails themed" card I was somewhat challenged! But never say I won't tackle anything, because I will. :) (Please see earlier card involving Helicopter and Orang-u-tan lol.)

This is an Age of Ultron themed set of finger nails card. The nails were painted onto card "nails" and then shaped to try and recreate a fingernail effect. The are supposed to be ( I tried my best!) Hawkeye, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk - green version.

I hope she enjoyed it as much as I did making it. :)

I suppose you could use this as template to do any kind of nails, but I suspect it might be a bit of a niche market? What do you think?

Midsummer Nights Dream - Anthera of the Woods DT Helen

Anthera Lady of the Woods by Moonflower Digi Stamps just conjured up that Midsummer Nights Dream feeling. Coloured with Copic and background created using glitter texture paste with a few little faeries flying around.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Merry Christmas

It's getting closer, those Christmas cards are calling!! Here's a little Christmas Angel from My Besties coloured with copic and digi papers from Craft Artist. Die cuts are snowflakes from Spellbinders and a Holly corner from Cottage Cutz.

Loved colouring up. Colours used;
Skin E000, E00. E11, E21 R20
Hair E50, E53, E43
Dress R85, R83, R81, G07, G14, G12
Wings G12, G00, G000
Heans B99, B95, B91

Friday, 3 July 2015


Annabel again. It's pretty obvious from the sale sections of crafty shops and stands at the NEC that the Santoro range called "Mirabelle" wasn't as successful as the Gorjuss range. My own thought is that the images were just too inflexible. If you don't colour the stamps in exactly the same way as the original image they look awkward, it's sombre pastels or nothing! We picked a lot of Mirabelle stamps, cards, toppers for £1 each at the NEC earlier this year and I hadn't felt very inspired to use them. After a good hunt on Pinterest and Google images, it seems hardly anyone has posted any cards using the range, well cards that I like ;)

Here are the two I made using the decoupaged ready coloured kits. I still haven't tackled the stamps, apart from using them to customise the envelopes for these cards.

Please note that none of my Mirabelle Cards are available on-line and can only be purchased from me personally at Fairs, for example. This is due to the Santoro Angel Policy which I think will be the same for Mirabelle cards as for Gorjuss Girl cards. I ain't risking it! ;)

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Crafting with An Attitude July Challenge Blog

Helen Here:Here's my DT project using the lovely Fairy Lili with Snow Globe from Inky Impressions. Just a little Christmas taster.

Inky Impression is  one of the sponsors over at the July challenge at Crafting with An Attitude.
They have lots of lovely images to colour over at Inky Impressions including more of little Lili

Have a go at the challenge lovely prizes to be won.

Coloured her with copics using the following colours:
Face E04, E00, E000, E11, E21
Hair and leggings: C5, C3, C, RV02
Wings RV02, BG53, B000
Dress: RV04, RV02, RV000
Used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil for the mushroom background and a Cottage Cutz die for the Mushroom house and Joy crafts mushroom border, snowflakes with Spellbinders. And of course a little bit of frantage.

I have also entered this little cutie in the following challenges:
Wonderful Wednesdays

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Faery Inks Mermaid Challenge

Helen here:
Just sharing my colouring of the Faery Inks Mermaid for their June Challenge over on Facebook.
Coloured with copic and used a undersea paper I had in my stash and added bubbles using a stencil, texture paste and glass beads. Die cuts are a tree make great seaweed though!!
Won Amanda's pick, very thrilled!!

The Otter.

Annabel here! This year an Otter and family have decided to inhabit the River Severn in Bridgnorth and everyone has seen it but me!

My friend's partner has seen it numerous times when crossing the bridge so she ordered an otter themed card for his 50th birthday!

Allegedly the otter seems to wave as he drifts passed you..(He is rather tame.) this Otter waves with his left paw when you move his tail.

I painted the otter pieces using acrylic paints as it seemed the fastest option to get what I wanted. The background is a scanned marbled background that Helen and I made on one of our "mess and make background" days. And I wish I could remember where I got the bubble embellishments from... they were the last ones I had and they are perfect for watery images!