Under the sea…

…under the sea! I’ll stop singing along to The Little Mermaid now…

It probably won’t come as a surprise that I adore the Lawn Fawn stamps that have under the sea critters! I’ve made a couple of projects recently which used mostly new stamps and dies but also an older set.

We had a special birthday meal whilst on holiday in the Isles of Scilly and I wanted to make some little place names (with a surprise treat inside!) using the Lawn Fawn Candy Box die.

As we were by the seaside, it was an easy choice to pick my favourite under the sea images!

Here’s a look at the different boxes I made…

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I used them to hide two Ferrero Rocher’s inside whilst they doubled up as place names. I used Copics to colour the images and Milo’s ABC’s to stamp each name.

I also made a card to say ‘thanks’ as we had the most wonderful time on holiday. I used the  ‘Life is Good’ stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn and a lot of foam dots!

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So glad to finally share these projects with you – let’s hope the sun comes out again in August so more days at the beach can be had 🙂

A bear, a bunny and a balloon

We had a special 60th birthday a few days ago and I wanted to make a card to go with our surprise presents. The ‘Woodland Gift’ stamp set from Mama Elephant was so perfect for this idea as the cute animals can hold gifts and treats!

Mama Elephant woodland 60th EC

The grass and sky were created in a similar way to my last card, using Distress Inks and lots of water. I stamped the bear, bunny, balloon and log and coloured with copics before cutting out with the coordinating dies – I trialled doing partial cuts with the dies and it worked a treat! The balloon and bunny are all one piece but I die cut them using the edge of my cuttlebug B plates. An amazing idea (one I think I saw Jennifer Mcguire use) and will definitely try it again when I need two images to look like one.

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The sentiment was stamped with a WPlus9 stamp and I added a touch of Wink of Stella clear to the balloon to add some sparkle and shine.

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I’m really loving the Mama Elephant stamps at the moment (don’t worry, a Lawn Fawn card is coming up shortly!). There are lots of new release sneak peeks being shown and new products going on sale in the next few weeks so I can’t wait to see what I’m going to add to my crafty wish list! :o)

You’re awesome

It’s been a busy month for crafting and my little craft room has been a mess for way too long because of it (but that’s how it should be!). I’ve got lots to share but wanted to start with this card I made using my new Mama Elephant ‘Three Amigos’ stamp set and dies. I’ve been wanting to use this little fox for ages and found the perfect moment – my super lovely friend Lynn (aka mrsmummypenny) left our team at work recently and I wanted to let her know how awesome she is. It wasn’t goodbye so to speak so a ‘sorry you’re leaving’ or ‘I’ll miss you’ card just didn’t feel right.

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I used Distress inks to create a watercolour look for the sky and grass and stamped the clouds using a Lawn Fawn set. I wanted the fox to be the star of the show so left the background fairly simple. I stamped the fox and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics before die cutting it out. I wanted a little seat for him so used the log image in the Mama Elephant ‘Woodlands Gift’ stamp set.

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I couldn’t resist adding a touch of sparkle with a few sequins!

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Thanks for stopping by – you’re awesome too!