Hooray on your Birthday

Hi Guys, I am over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog today showcasing my card Hooray on your Birthday.

Today’s card is made using two stamp sets from Honey Bee’s  latest release called Hooray and Celebration Box. Both sets have matching dies. 

I was drawn to the balloons in the Celebration Box set because I wanted to make something colorful and bright. Also, having a cheery birthday card tucked away is really handy!

I am quite a fan of these two sets as they work so well together. It’s amazing how many occasions can be covered by these two sets alone. Birthdays, engagements, weddings, graduations and births….including twins!

For my card, I decided to die cut the balloons from co-ordinating papers. Alternatvely, you could stamp the balloon images and color them using markers or watercolors. I wanted to go with bright bold colors so they would pop off the card. I added some curly strings and popped up a couple of the balloons for added dimension. 

Finally, I used my MISTI tool for stamping the Hooray before die cutting it. It’s a large stamp and I also wanted it to be really bold so it required double stamping. Then, I popped this up over the balloons.

I hope you have a great rest of week guys and I will see you again very soon.

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂





Concord & 9th Hello Lovely

Hi guys, back again with a creation I am really proud of using the Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord & 9th.

I have been challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone a wee bit and use watercolor markers instead of Copics. I blame that Kathy over at the 30 Day Color Challenge blog 😉

What I like about this floral image in particular, is the larger petals to give me room to experiment with the markers. As I added the water, I saw the blending effect the water had. This can be hard to see with smaller images.

I have a number of Zig markers now and my collection is building. I really enjoy the small brush as it helps with adding fine detail. When used on Bristol smooth card stock the color goes on like butter!

I think if I can do this, anyone can. So, get out some watercolor medium and a stamped image and have a go.

Sending hugs, Cheryl 🙂

Honey Bee Stamps Butterfly Thank You

Hi guys, I am excited to share this card with you today that I made for Honey Bee Stamps. I have called it Butterfly Thank You. It’s a good example of how a flash of colouring can really be effective when designing a simple card.

As you are probably aware, Kathy R is running her famous 30 day color challenge for the whole month of March. If, like me you can feel a little intimidated by coloring, how about starting off small like my card. Just putting color to a stamped image can build confidence especially with blending mediums like Copic markers.

This is what I did with this GORGEOUS butterfly stamp and die by Honey Bee Stamps. The set is called Thanks, and it is so versatile. The intricate detail of this butterfly is so pretty. 

To make my card I started off using the Funky Florals stencil by MFT Stamps with some light grey ink. I thought a floral background would work best to give the illusion of butterflies flying over them. I then stamped and colored each butterfly using markers R20, R22, BV00, BV02, G24 and G40 I then positioned them to float above the flowers.

 To finish, I stamped and die cut the Thank You sentiment, also from the HB stamp set and positioned at an angle to compliment the rest of the design.

I hope you will check out the colouring challenge as its not too late to start. Give some simple colouring a go with smaller images and feel the magic!

Well, take care and see you again very soon, Cheryl 🙂