Tuesday, 20 March 2018



Digi Choosday Challenge is here again and this time we are thinking Easter at the design team, you can see my teammates inspiration over on the main blog.

When you are there you can check out the discount code which you can use up until midnight on Tuesday.

This week I made an A5 card using papers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles which you can see the whole collection here. I used a precoloured image from the same collection, using 'Hi - It's Me', you can get this as a black and white digi here.

I cut out the image twice and layerd it on top to add some definition. The sentiment is from the same collection and I get the impression if the answer isn't 'Yes' - I don't think Winnie is letting you in!

I love how bright this card is. I hope you do too.

Pop back to the main blog to see grab the code and see the rest of the design teams inspiration.

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See you soon!


Yvonne x

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

You're a Hoot.............


Thought I would try a new colour combo today, I am not big on green so I pushed myself (slightly) out of the pink/purple zone and dipped my toe into the green zone, well, citrus green zone anyway!

I used a Tiddly Inks Stamps image, this little cutie is called 'Owlays Have Fun' - this is a cracking digi stamp as you get so many extras in the download, check it out here.

I wanted to create a 'scene' and not just use Wryn, so I decided to make a CAS card, using elements from the download. It wasn't until I was colouring it up, that I realised I have no idea how to colour an owl!

I made a 7x7 card with paper from a Nitwit Collection digi pack.  I was thinking 'woodsy' - I think brown is the only thing in common with this paper and wood!

The images are coloured with my Copic Markers.

I used the following markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E15
Hair: E51, E53, E55, E57
Green:  YG01, YG07, YG09
Owl: E25, E27, E29

I actually highlighted the sentiment with E51 but as I took this picture under my Ottlite, you can't see it. but it does stand out more in real life. I added some clear micro beads for embellishments on the top left corner. 

She's cute and i can live with the 'green' - it makes a nice change for me. 

Hope you like it! 


Yvonne x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Third and final.............

I'm back for the last time today with my third Mothers Day card.

This is a 6x6 card I made, kind of experimented with to be honest. I have about 16 Distress Oxides and I don't know how to use them. I am not good with mixed media. I hate the mess and I hate my hands and fingers getting messy, however, my good friend Scatty Jan encouraged me to give it a go.

So the purple background is my attempt at Distress Oxides. I used Seedless Preserves and Shaded Lilac. Then flicked some water over them. I mounted my piece of card onto a purple cardstock layer. 

I had always intended to use 'Wryn-Watcha Doin' from Tiddly Inks Stamps, which you can find here. I had coloured her already but then realised I had no matching paper for the card background and knew I wasn't confident enough to make the backing layer with Distress Oxides. 

So, a frantic dig through my paper stash and I found this balloon paper from Wild Rose Studio. I'm not a 100% sure it works to be honest, hence this is a wee card for my mum with a gift voucher and not her main Mothers Day card! 

Wryn is coloured with Copic markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E31, R02
Hair: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Dress: R12, R20, R21, R22

So I'm not 100% sure I will be running back to the Distress Oxides but as you know, I will always return to Wryn! 

Thank you for coming past three times today, much appreciated! 


Yvonne x

Second Card..............


So I am back today with my second Mother's Day card, this one is for my mum. I actually cased this card, which means I saw it made by someone else and then 'stole' it - I did ask permission first! So thank you to Christine Levison for the inspiration. I have to admit Christine's is really pretty - sorry mum! lol

This is using an image from All Dressed Up Stamps, she is called 'Little Flower Fairy' and you can get her here.

I cut her out on my Silhouette leaving a white border and coloured her with Copic Markers.

I used the following copics:
Skin; E000, E00, E11, E31
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress: RV000, RV000, RV00, RV02
Flowers: RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66
G05, G09, G19, G29

I popped her on pink polka dot paper, again inspired by Christine. I added ribbon and some pearl accents, you may think she looks bland but I was happy with the finished result. Let's hope my mum is! 

Thanks for popping past. 

See you soon! 

Yvonne x

Scruff Cupcake....................


Back for my final card using the BRAND NEW FuzzyPuffs Collection from Polkadoodles!

Fuzzypuffs COLOUR digi stamp BIG VALUE download kit

For my final card, I HAD to play with Scruff, he is the sweetest little dog and I chose to use 'Scruff Cupcake' because, well..........he has cake! Lol

Scruff is part of the main collection, but if you just want to buy him on his own, he is avaialable as a black & white digi which you can see here, or as a precoloured digi, available here

I made a 7x7 card using papers from Winnie Celebrations 1, which you can see here.

I coloured Scruff with my copic markers

He's SO cute! 

Loved making this one, I hope you like it also. 

Thank you for popping past. 

Yvonne x

Happy Mother's Day.......


It's Mothers Day in the UK so Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there.

I made three Mothers Day cards for today, two for my mum and one for my partners mum. Two are made with Wryn from Tiddly Inks Stamps and one from 'All Dressed Up Stamps'.

My mums card uses Wryn Wishes - which you can see here. (Edit - this card which was my mums card has been stolen by my OH for his mum! The cheek!!!!!)

I cut Wryn out with my Silhouette on a scalloped circle. I went round it with R11 to make it blend. The papers are digi papers from Nitwit Collection.

I made a 7x7 card and simply made Wryn the focus.

I coloured Wryn with my Copic markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E15
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress: RV000, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV21
BG000 BG000, BG01
Puffs: Y11, Y21, Y23, C02, blender
I added a white marker pen to her dress

She's uber cute!

I added a length of ribbon and some pearls for embellishments. 

A simple sentiment finished the card off. 

Thanks for popping past.


Yvonne x

Bella Bear Bouquet...................

Hello there

Back again to share the uber cutness of the NEW Polkadoodles FuzzyPuffs Collection.

Fuzzypuffs COLOUR digi stamp BIG VALUE download kit

I am playing with Belle Bear Bouquet today and I coloured her with my copic markers. You can get Bella as part of the main collection which is here, or as a black & white digi or as a precoloured digi.

I made a stepper card using papers from Winnie Special Moments, which you can get here

I coloured Belle with my copic markers. 

Isn't she sooooooo cute?  I love her wee face.  Don't forget to check out the collection and all the other goodies in the shop, which can be found here

Thanks for popping past!

Yvonne x