Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Blossom greeting card in soft pink for Paper Rose




Hi Again, 

I am super excited to be on the Paper Rose Design team for another year.
 I am really looking forward to 2020 an I have so many ides and projects to share with you throughout the year.






For my card today I have used the gorgeous Blossom Outline die.

let's start with the background, I have used Nuvo Expanding Mousse in Grey Matter. 
You can heat this mousse up to distress and puff it up but I haven't really worried about doing that as I really just wanted the pewter, slightly metallic finish it has.


I have simply applied the mousse through a stencil, Moroccan Lattice  6 x 6 stencil, with a spatula and set aside to dry.


The flowers are cut out and glued onto card, I have then used Copic Markers to colour them.
After colouring I have then glued a second flower thin line die cut onto the first one giving it a white edge.

I have then fussy cut the flowers right to the edge of the raised line using scissors so that there is no white edge left behind.




I have then added a little sparkle with a Nuvo clear sparkle pen to give the flowers some impact.




I have then added a few grey sequins to the flower centres and my stamped and die cut sentiment.



Supplies Used: 
18168 Blossom Outline 
18138 moroccan Lattice 6 x  stencil
18255 Friend Layered Word die
17496 Poppies Stamp Set ( sentiment only)


Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time
Mandy x











Sunday, January 5, 2020

Thanks for all the Laughs card





Hi there

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend 

Sending out thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the fires raging throughout the country.
Please stay safe all of you.

Today I would like to share a card with you for Bizzy Bec's and our monthly challenge.






To create my background I have copic coloured the cutaway pieces by sticking them down onto 
press n seal allowing me to keep them in place so I could colour them from light to dark.





Once coloured in I have pieced them back into the background.


Supplies Used:

Picket Fence Studios - Sierra Girl Stamp
Picket Fence Studios - Sierra Girl Die
Picket Fence Studios - Small Ways to say Thank you
Papertrey Ink- Shapeshifters Oval 2 Die( by request)



Don't forget to Pop into the store and have a look at all the great products you can pre-order.

Until next time 

Mandy x

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sparkle into the New Year



Hello 2020, 

I hope you all had a super Christmas and I hope you all have an amazing new year ahead.

I am super excited to share this year with you and Paper Rose Studio on the 2020 design team.
I totally enjoyed the challenge of last years projects and am thrilled to have an opportunity to continue on into 2020


My first Card  for this year uses a technique that I saw Jennifer Maguire use a while back and I have wanted to try out myself for ages and when the new Amelia Background Die came out I knew that this would be just perfect to try with this technique.




To create this look she has used a paper piecing technique but instead of coloured card ....glitter!

How cool is that!










To create this I die cut the gorgeous Amelia Decorative Background out of Double sided sticky sheet that had been applied to plain white card.

After die cutting carefully remove the die so that all the cuts remain in place.

You then remove pieces of the sticky backing sheet.
 So all the areas I wanted to glitter in teal I have removed leaving the rest protected by the remaining sticky backing.
Apply the glitter pressing it into the glue and brush off the excess.
Next remove the backing for the next colouring repeat the process, I glittered the white "frame" area last.

I love the final result of the background and all I did to flatten out the glitter was to cover the whole completed background with a piece of paper to protect it and burnished it with a bone folder to make sure everything was nice and flat and well stuck down.


Supplies Used: 

18469 Amelia Decorative Background Die
17985 Beautiful Words stamp set
18306 Sparkle layered Word Die

Thanks again for dropping by to have a look at my project, I hope this new year is a good one for all of us.

Until next time

Mandy x














Sunday, December 29, 2019

Christmas Ornaments for Paper Rose Studio



Hi There,

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are looking toward the New Year that is upon us.

I have made a set of fun Christmas cards in a very non-traditional pink using the gorgeous Paper Rose Studio Christmas Ornaments stamp sets.







I wanted to create bright cards in a Christmas theme and decided to go with pink colours.

I have sponged all the pink backgrounds in Distress Oxides using 
Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.





For this card I have sponged the background in distress oxide inks and then used the new 
Sentiment Circle die to cut out the centre of my card base.
 The strip across the centre of the circle is designed for you to add a sentiment and I love how that looks!



For this card I used on of the stitched circle dies to cut out a circle in some card to use as a stencil.
 I have then masked a piece of card with this stencil and sponged my three distress oxide pinks to create a colour spot in the centre of my card.



This card was fun to create and a bit more work than the others.
I have taken the two Christmas baubles from the Sketchy Christmas Ornaments stamp set and masked them, stamping them out several times over. 
Then masking  all the baubles, I have sponged the entire background with Distress Oxides.

after unmasking I have coloured with Copic markers.



Supplies Used:

18342 Sketchy Christmas Ornaments Stamp
18343 Sketchy Christmas Ornaments Die
18345 Merry Little Ornaments Stamp Set
18346  Merry Little Ornaments Die
18225 Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set
16548 Stitched Circles
18366 Sentiment Circle Die
18234 Merry Layered Word Die
18246 Christmas Layered Word Die


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are excited about the new year ahead, 
I just know that 2020 is going to be great.

Until next time 

Mandy x







Saturday, December 28, 2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year




Hi, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones. 

It's my turn on the blog today for Bizzy Bec's and I thought I would share a very 
non-traditional card for Christmas and New Year.



The background of my card has been sponged in Distress Oxide inks and spritzed with water to distress and mottle the colours.






I have coloured the stamped image with Copic Markers.





The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed in black embossing powder.

I have added embellishments from Pretty Pink Posh in marshmallow white to add some depth and bling to the card.

Supplies Used :

Penny black : Stitched Flowers Stamp ( by request)
Penny Black : Joyful Wishes stamp ( by request)
Avery Elle : Wonky Stitches


Thanks for stopping by to have a look, 
don't forget to stop in to the Shop where you can pre-order these supplies and much more.



Until next time
Mandy x


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas Bells for Paper Rose Studio



Hi there 

I  have another post of Christmas cards to share with you for Paper Rose Studio.

I will say that this year seems to of just disappeared and Christmas is fast aproaching and time is too short to get everything done.

It is always hard to get handmade cards together especially at Christmas time when you need to create so many. It pays to create several cards that are all based on a theme but with a few different elements to give a look of variety.

Today my cards are made featuring the Christmas Bells stamp set.


These cards are all about the Bells that are stamped in Mimento ink and coloured  with Copic Markers.



 All of the bells are in yellows and golds contrasted with bridge green holly and red berries, I have used lighter red for the ribbon. 


The backgrounds are simple white on white layering. 
For this card I have coloured in the merry Christmas sentiment with some of the yellows I have already used to colour the bell.


I have then layered all the cards on craft card to create a darker boarder.



Supplies used:
18339 Christmas bells 4 x 4 stamp set
18225 Christmas sentiments Stamp set 
17823 Merry Christmas Text Die
17247 Vine Background 
17262 Layered Mandala Die
16942 Madison lace edge Die
16578 Stitched Squares dies


Thanks for dropping in to have a look, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back again with another set of cards for you on the 29th

until next time 

Mandy x




Sunday, December 8, 2019

Easy Christmas Wreath Cards



Hi There

Today I have a set of cards to share with you for Paper Rose Studio.

It's has been such a busy year and now that Christmas is only a few weeks away we are all so busy with our lives that it is harder to fit in crafting time.
I wanted to make some cards that were relatively quick and easy.




all three cards use the Scribble Wreath Die as the foundation shape. 

I have Die cut the wreath and leaves from card that I have spritzed with Distress oxide sprays in various green shades. The effect gives me mottled rather than solid greens.



 The card above uses only the fern leaf die onto of the Scribble Wreath to give a very soft look.
I have used Nuvo drops in red , copper and clear sparkle for the berries on the wreath.





For this card I added Poinsettia die cuts in metallic red and gold  for floral arrangement on top of the wreath die.


I have added some black splatter to all the cards to help balance out all the glitz from the metallic card.





Supplies Used:

17793 Christmas Scribble Wreath
18351 Poinsettia Flowers Die
17823 Merry Christmas text
17295 Layered Christmas Word Die
17349 Wishes Layered


Thanks again for stopping by.

Until next time

Mandy x