Colouring Marci and Just for You Card

Hi everyone,

I had a hectic Friday with 10 little girls at our house for a movie night for my daughters birthday so not too much creative time at the end of last week!  I have a card to share today that features the very cute Colouring Marci and some pretty papers from MME.  I coloured Marci with my copic markers and paper pieced some of her clothes.  I made sure to add some shading to the patterned papers to keep the dimension in my coloured image.  Although you can use copic markers to make different patterns for clothing sometimes it is nice to just use a patterned paper.

I punched some butterflies, stitched them to the patterned paper and then added some shimmer using a clear Atyou Spica Pen (which is instantly dry).  I cut apart one of my hero arts clear stamps so I could make the sentiment fit onto the clipboard space and stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink onto a separate piece of white card.  A kraft card base, some lace, some pink twine and little bit of inking finished the main elements of the card.  I added Marci and the sentiment piece with some foam adhesive and the card was done.

If you have any questions please leave me a comment. Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: X-Press It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Kraft Card, MME Collectable 6×6 Paper Pad, La La Land Crafts – Colouring Marci, Copic Markers – E000, E00, R20, E11, E13, E15, R000, R00, R02, W0, W1, W2, W5, W7,  R81, R83, Atyou Spica Pen – Clear, Lace, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch, Pink Twine,


Moment Butterfly Card

Hi Everyone,

I recently got my hands on some new washi tape from My Minds Eye and was keen to have a play.  I am a bit of a collector of washi tape at the moment and I know I am not the only one!  It is a really popular and fun product to use.  I created a couple of quick cards using some red and black washi tapes.  Red, black and white is always a striking colour combo that I think you can’t really go wrong with.  I am sharing one card here and the other one over on the Stefs Paper Crafts blog here.  Both card use strips of washi tape across the card base.

For this card I coloured the smaller Prima canvas butterfly using black soot distress paint and wiped some of the paint off to reveal the resist pattern underneath.  I layered the two butterflies together with some gems, and then added them to the card.  The Moment sentiment was cut from the bar code strip of one of the Pickled Pear patterned papers by Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: White Cardstock, My Minds Eye Decorative Tape -red/black, Prima Canvas Resist Shapes – Butterflies, Black Soot Distress Paint, Gems

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

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