Happy Day – Case Study #142

Hi everyone,

I am playing along with Case Study Challenge #142  this week and Maile Belles is the Muse for the Month of May.  I was in the mood for some water colouring so pulled out the I love Roses stamp set and stamped onto water colour paper.  I used my distress markers to add colour to the images and then used a paint brush to blend the colours.  When I water colour like this, I shade in the areas that I want to be darkest and don’t add any colour to the areas that I want to be the lightest.  I normally use the lightest colour ie for the leaves I used Peeled Paint and shaded around the edges and in the areas of where there is shading already part of the image.  I then added Forest Moss over the top of some of the areas too.  Then I use the paint brush to blend out the colours, starting in the darkest areas and then filling it in the white areas.  This is an easy and quick way to do water colouring with highlights (lighter areas).

I cut out my images once they had dried and adhered them to a card base of water colour paper.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine black ink and that was it!

I have some exciting news to share on Saturday night (my time) so I hope you’ll stop by and say hi.

Bye for now,


PS. My exciting news is not related to whoever the new CASE Study Design Team Members are.  I thought I’d better add that after I added my link to the challenge and remembered the the new team members will be revealed for the at the start of the June Challenges


Supplies: Flourishes – I heart Roses, Versafine Black ink, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogony, Watercolour Paper, Hero Arts CL 184

Mama-razzi2 Layout – A New Obsession

Hi Everyone,

When I saw these papers I knew that they would be perfect for scrapbooking about my growing interest in photography.  I designed my layout before I had my photo but I knew what size I wanted it so was able to give my husband some guidance when I handed over the camera.  I used one of the lightroom presets to change the colour in my photo but I am thinking that I may re-print the photo as the tone is a bit too green for me.

I made this layout (minus the stitching and the photograph) in about an hour.  I am loving using combination sticker sheets (ie they have embellishments, borders and phrases on the same sheet as some alphas) when I want to make a quick page.

I used some walnut stain distress ink on a manilla tag and have put the journaling on it tucked behind the photo.  I wanted a little more interest/texture on my layout so I cut a piece of the paper from another sheet of the base paper for my layout and distressed the edges and adhered it to the base piece.  This kept things in the same colour palette but still with a bit more texture.  I trimmed some of the other side of the patterned paper fot my photo mat.  I used a bunch of the phrases, border and shaped stickers to embellish the layout and popping some of them up on foam adhesive to give the layout a little more dimension.  I used some Prima canvas alphabet stickers and  some older alpha stickers that I coloured with a copic marker so that they matched my layout.  Some twine on the tag and a stitched border finished the layout.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Bo Bunny Mama-razzi2 Viewfinder Pattern Paper (both sides) and Combination Sticker Sheet, Manilla Tag, Walnut Stain Distress ink, twine, Prima Canvas Alphabet Sticker, Carolee Adorn It Alphabet, Copic Marker – E79, Foam Adhesive


Find Joy Every Day – Case Study #141

Hi everyone,

I am playing along with the Case Study #144 this week and Maile Belles is the muse for the rest of this month.  You can see her card at the Case Study blog here.  I decided to experiment a little and I am not sure about this card but I have decided to post it anyway.  I like to try out different things and when you do that not everything works exactly like you imagine!  Oh well.

I stamped the hearts in a variety of versacolour ink pads and then when they were dry drew the heart with black pen.  I stamped the sentiment in Archival Jet Black ink and distressed the edges of the white card.  I used the Doily Lace border punch by Martha Stewart to create some paper strips to add some texture to the card.  After I had assembled the card I added a heart pin and some We R Memory Keepers twine.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: White Card, Find Joy Clear Stamp Set by Hero Arts, Archival Ink – Jet Black, We R Memory Keepers Twine, Doily Lace punch, heart pin,

Best Wishes with Beret Marci

Hi everyone,

I have had the cute Beret Marci for a little while now so I stamped her using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card and took my warm grey copic markers with me whilst I watched my kids play sport.  My youngest boy sat next to me and did some colouring with crayons.  One of the good things about colouring in ‘black and white’ is that you don’t need to take so many markers and it is quite relaxing too.

I decided to die cut the park bench out of white card to give her something to sit on and grabbed some grey bazzill card, some lace and patterned paper from the Prima Divine paper pad, some metal rings and a banner I had stamped ages ago which was in my container of leftover bits and pieces to make the card.

I distressed the edges with my distressing tool and stitched a border to give the card a bit more texture and popped Marci up using some foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: La La Land Crafts Beret Marci, La La Land Crafts – Garden Bench Die, Grey Bazzill card, White card, EK Success Border Punch, X-press It Blending Card, Patterned Paper – Prima Divine, Copic Markers – W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9

Thank You Card

Hi everyone,

Today I decided to play along with a different challenge blog – Addicted to CAS and the theme was rainbow which is always fun.  You can check out the challenge here .

I haven’t done any copic colouring on acetate for a while so decided to pull out my markers and acetate to create a colourful card.  I used one marker at a time and started with the blue and then worked my way down the acetate with the other colour, overlapping the colours just a little to get a tiny bit of blending.  When you are using copic markers on acetate it is important to remember that you are not going to get the same blending that you get on a porous surface like paper.  I made sure I scribbled my marker onto some scrap paper to get rid of any excess colour that was on the marker tip.  After I had completed my background I remembered that I think this technique works best with the chisel tip end so if you decide to give this a go yourself, it is worth trying out different marker tips to see what works best for you.

When the copic colouring had dried (which doesn’t take long) I turned the acetate over and stamped the frame and sentiment using stazon ink as I think this is best ink to use when stamping on acetate.  I added a frame using a CD marker and then adhered to some white card to keep with CAS look.  A small metal flower added some interest but kept the design simple.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.  Thanks for stopping by,


PS If you are interested in more info about using copic markers and acetate I have a category on the side bar.




Supplies: White card, Acetate, Hero Arts – Congrats, Black CD Marker, Black Stazon, Prima Sunrise Sunset Metal Flower, Copic Markers – B28, BV17, R89, YR68, YR15


Happy Mothers Day Card and Case Study #140

Hi everyone,

I am playing along with Case Study again and have adapted Maile Belle’s inspiration card to make a Mothers Day Card (you can see it at the CASE Study Challenge Blog here).  I decided to stamp the Penny Black flowers onto kraft cardstock and do some colouring with my prismacolour pencils.  I love the look of coloured pencil on kraft card and haven’t tried it out for a while.  I added some stamping to the background using the Kaisercraft Chickenwire clear stamp and some Versamark Dazzle ink.  This gives the tone on tone look but with a little shimmer in the light.  I stamped my sentiment using a Flourishes stamp and some archival ink.  I added a border to the card to give it a bit more a of a finished look using a black pen and ruler.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a happy mothers day,



Supplies: Archival ink, Prismacolour pencils, Versamark Dazzle ink, Kaisercraft Chickenwire stamp, Penny Black T for Transparent – Flowers Sweet, Flourishes Stamp, Kraft Cardstock, black pen, ruler

You Are the Best Card

Hi everyone,

I haven’t done much copic marker colouring lately so I pulled out my copics and coloured in this cute Luka image from La La Land Crafts to make a slightly different Mother’s Day Card  suitable for a child to give to their mum (or it could be used as a child’s birthday card or a bunch of other occasions).  I also wanted to use some washi tape to make a background for my card so I used some of the new All About a Boy washi tapes plus a yellow Bella Boulevard tape across a white card base, then added my image panel over the top.  Some twine and a sentiment sticker from Simple Stories finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: White Cardstock, Echo Park All About a Boy Washi Tape, Bella Boulevard Washi tape, Luka with Crayons – La La Land Crafts, Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, E11, E21, E25, E29, G000, G00, G02, G05, Yoo, yo2, Yo4, R11, R14,R17, B93, B95, B97, B24, B28