Sunday 11 May 2014

Birthday Card and Watercolour Update.

A very good morning too you I had a great craft session yesterday helped along by the foul weather we had.( still having ) as the craft room was definately the best place to be. I have two cards today so apoligies its a bit of a long post !

I bought these Tatty Twinkle stamps sets a few weeks ago and have had fun colouring all four sets in ,all blue I may add...different shades but all in my favourite colour!...another set has now been launchd and are on my wish list!...they are such fun characters to stamp and colour and the extra stamps you get are also great;especirally the fabulous butterflies in each set. This card is for my step daughters birthday at the end of the month (she doesn't read my blog so safe too post).I went to town a bit with the embellishments and even stamped the spots on the white card for the flowers to keep the dotty theme as I did not have a suitable dotty card to use.Its also the first time I have used my circle cutter...I need practice! I also made 3 cards using my homework peices from the online water colour course I started this week ...thats a record for me by far !

Happy Birthday 

Close up stamp

They are very diffrent form my ususal style but Iv'e enjoyed making them and would use the techniques again. Great for simple card designs and as I have found making male cards which I struggle with so that is a great added bonus.Today is a housework and food shopping day so I don't think I will be as lucky to spend a lot of time card making or painting !

Tatty Twinkle card -I have used the follwing products-                                                             White linen effect square base card 
White,blue and silver mirri card for layering and diecuts
Stripe and spotty papers for layering 
Tatty Twinkle ,butterfly stamps and sentiment coloured Promarkers and Copics
Dies used - ovals.English Roses, pinwheel posies ,chinese rose and flourish 
from stash-
large and small pearls 
organza ribbon 
blue sparkler jewel
silver candi 

This is one of the three watercolour cards I made yesterday.I'm really happy with this one sorry about the poor quallity photo! can barely see the bottom right hand corner of the card !...the background was created using paint directly onto a stamping block spritzing with water before placing on the card and lifting off...It is one of easiest techniques I have tried so far and one of my favourites, ...the only thing I would change next time is too stamp the balloon at more of an angle its a bit too straight. I think this would make a good male card design...I am going to do another similair card but colour in the balloon this time .

watercolour painting - birthday card 

Tatty twinkle Card- I would like to take part in the following challenges -
A Gem of a Challenge-Challenge #119 - Your Favourite Colour Combo
Crafting At The Weekend -Challenge#1-Anything Goes 
Di's Digi Designs - Challange #- Use Those  Markers
Open Minded Challenge#10- Use Some Ribbon
Crazy 4 Challanges -Challenge #235- Bingo- Flowers- Sentiment - Bling  
Creative Fingers Challenge #35- Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon May Challenge-Flowers 
Wags'n'Whispers Challenge#128- Ribbon and Bling

Ballon card - I would like to take part in the following challenges -
Left of Centre Challenge#31- Card for a Male
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge#94 -CAS

Sorry for such along post. If I get the time after my chores etc I will post my other two finished cards later today.I hope you have a nice relaxing and enjoyable day thanks for visiting ...Crafty hugs...Andrea X


  1. Both gorgeous cards, love Tatty Twinkle, so sweet and do love your water colour card..Hugs Lozzy xx

  2. I love your Tatty Twinkle card Andrea, so beautifully coloured and embellished.
    Your watercolour card is fabulous, I love the colours you have chosen and they have blended beautifully. I'm a bit behind on the course at the moment, still haven't managed to watch day 5 yet!

  3. A cute image beautifully coloured, love your card design to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. Your Tatty Twinkle card is beautiful. Love your coloring, especially the hair.

  5. Nice watercolor card. Thanks for joining us at LOC PennyRae DT

  6. Delightful image and fab coloring, Andrea! I love that gorgeous sheer bow! I just want to personally thank you for playing along in our “Use Some Ribbon” challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck in the draws and I hope we see you again in 2 weeks for the next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with ArtbyMiRan
    PS. Come join my birthday candy

  8. Your dotty birthday card is just adorable, Andrea! I love how the bow in her hair matches the stylized butterfly and that sheer big bow is the perfect punctuation! Your balloon image over your beautiful watercolor is also terrific! I thought that acrylic method was fab, too! Enjoy! (Busy weekend here and so I am still way back at Day 5!) Hugs, Darnell

  9. Gorgeous!!! LOVE your colors.. great coloring!!! Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  10. Fabulous water colour background, a perfect setting for the balloon! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  11. Fabulous card, I love the BG on the CAS card :) thank you for sharing with ATSM !

  12. This card is so cute - love the stamp and the color tones. Perfect!

    PS. There's a wee candy on my blog if you wish to check it out. :)

  13. Wonderful cards! Fantastic detail! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  14. Such a lovely card with the eye-catching blue shade. I love your colouring and I wish I could get my flowers to look like yours.

    Thank you for sharing with us at the Stamping Dragon 'Flowers' challenge.

  15. what wonderful cards! I really love how you have done the die cut with that DP with polkadots! Really fun monochromatic card!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  16. ohh I love this. really pretty. Thank you for joining us over on Stamping Dragon.
    Marleen DTL xx


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