A roaring 1st birthday

A special little person in our family turned one last week so a personalised card was a must! Choosing Lawn Fawn’s Critters from the Past was easy for this card!

To include Oliver’s name I incorporated die cut letters into the background…

Lawn Fawn Oliver card EC

I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens for the very first time and coloured the dinosaurs, tree, rocks and leaves with them. I found some colours blended better together than others but overall they were easy to use and make quick work of colouring!

I used Distress Inks to create the background – I wanted to keep the colours bright and playful so didn’t add much shadow but added a few dots using a Copic marker to create a sandy floor for the letters to stand on.

Lawn Fawn Oliver dinosaur ECI added little lines of white gel pen to add some texture…

Lawn Fawn Oliver dinosaur red ECThe letters were die cut from a navy blue sheet of 6×6 paper from Lawn Fawn’s ‘pint-sized’ patterns – beachside. I had to add a couple of Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off, obviously (it’s not a finished card without Wink of Stella or a sequin – both if you’re lucky!).

Dinosaur - Oliver stamps EC

Thanks for flying by!

A baby on the way…

Our lovely friends are due to have a baby any minute now and I can’t wait to find out if they have a girl or a boy! I made these cards a while ago so I had one ready to go…

Baby cards - salt EC

I saw Jennifer McGuire create some backgrounds recently using salt and watercolours and I immediately wanted to try it out! It reminded me of my GCSE art days when we used to try loads of techniques for texture. I wet some watercolour paper and added some watercolour paint in different shades. Before it started to dry, I added some coarse and fine salt all over each background. Overnight, the salt soaked up some of the colour and left a gorgeous mottled pattern! I used a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to finish the background.

Baby card - salt x2 ECTo make the shaker, I die cut ‘hello’ using my Lawn Fawn scripty die cut and a stitched oval die. I stamped ‘sweet girl’ in rose ink and ‘little prince’ in fish tank ink – both sentiments were from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp set.

Baby card - salt close up ECThe shaker has a mixture of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and chunky glitter so it sparkles and shines! A few sequins were added to the corners to bring the colours together.

Baby card - hello pink EC Baby card - hello blue ECI can’t wait to find out which card to write – will it be a sweet girl or a little prince?!

Lawn Fawn inspiration week

Just popping by quickly to let you know it’s currently Lawn Fawn’s inspiration week…hurray!

I bought a selection of their fall/winter collection as soon as it came out but haven’t had time to play in my craft room, just yet! The winter sets were more appealing as it’s not very traditional to send Autumnal or Halloween cards here in the UK.

Winter Fall haul September 2015

They have tons of their design team showcasing their amazing projects and loads of videos too – their blog is well worth a look and there are still four more days to go!

I have got some new projects to share with you very soon so watch this space!