Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Happy Birthday, Katya.

The design team as Simply B Stamps planned some cards for Katya to celebrate her birthday. I chose to use the Zombie Babe Betty  image from http://simplybstamps.net/item_2805/Zombie-Babe-Betty.htm/ for my card.
Katya, I hope you have a wonderful day of celebrations and get spoilt by your family.
 
 
 
Copic colours used:
Skin: G82, G12, G21, E93
Hair: W4, W6, W10
Background: B0000, B32
Bow and Shirt: R11, R17, R29, R32, R35, R56, W4
 
I edged the card background and digis with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before foam mounting the digis. Big black bling was a Teresa Collins trim and the small red pearls were from Flourish With A Bling. Mulberry leaves and flowers were from my stash.
 
Thanks for stopping by and once again
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATYA!!
Jackie

                                                  

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Happy Mother's Day from Simply Betty Stamps

Here is the brand new release for this week over at http://simplybstamps.net/ .
Today is debut day for the digi Betty has made to mark Mothers Day 2015.
The image is just beautiful and don't you just love all of those curls?

I coloured her using the following Copic markers:
Eyes and Ribbon: YG93, YG99
Rose and Dress: RV32, RV34, RV55, RV66
Hair: E33,E35, E37, E47, E89
Hat: Y21, E33, E35, E13
Skin:E50, E53, E93
Lips: E93, E19


The doiley in the background was a Cheery Lynn die called English Tea Party. The butterflies were also die cut. All pieces were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I added pearls to the butterfly dies to create the body and glued this centre after folding the wings so that they stood out. The iage is mounted using foam square as is the sentiment. Other  embellishments include Green Tara crystal leaves, mulberry paper flowers and an organza bow.
I hope you pop over to Betty's store and get your digi to make your Mum's special day.
Jackie

Friday, 10 April 2015

Steampunk Cuties Have Arrived!

For fans of Steampunk like me, a new digi range is being released over at http://simplybstamps.net/ today. I had the opportunity to colour up Steampunk Bubble Gun Betty.                                               Copic Colours Used:
Skirt: B00, B93, B95, B97, B99
Underskirt: E53, W2, W4
Skin: E50, E53, E93
Hair: E33, E17, E19
Glasses: W2, W4, W6, W8

I distressed the paper in the background and inked using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Stain. The cogs were cut out of black Bazzill using some Memory Box Dies. I rubbed gilding wax over the cogs using copper and silver tones before attaching the cogs to the background.
Thanks for stopping, Jackie

Friday, 3 April 2015

Trudie's 40th Birthday Surprise!

 
It was a pleasure to be a part of the secret hop Erin organised for Trudie's 40th Birthday.
Trudie, I hope you enjoyed your gift from everyone and hope that your day is wonderful. My card is on it's way from Australia to the UK. Your friend in crafting, Jackie x

 
Copic colours used:
Shorts:B21, B93, B95, B97
Dress: YG03, G07, G17, G19
Hair: E35, E37, E39, YR21 and V20, V22, V17, V25
Dress: R46, E29,E39
Skin: E00, E02
 
Have fun seeing everyone else's cards on the hop!
 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

School Emos are coming out of the Vault!

For followers of http://simplybstamps.net/ who have been sad to see some of their favourite digis disappear before you had a chance to buy them, you are in LUCK!!!! Betty is going to be bringing some of the favourites back as limited re- releases....yes, they are coming out of the vault. The first to make a comeback are the School Emos. They are available as a bundle.
I have chosen two of these to make up into cards today.
 
My first card uses the image Art Lovin Betty. The new version also has a caption. I am thinking this one will come in handy for my arty daughter and her like minded friends.
Copic colours used:
Skin- E51, E53, E93 Lips- R46
Hair- E33, E37, E18, E59
Shirt- 0, R46, V17, V09
Skirt- B21, B93, B95, B97
 
The bats were from an IOP set of Halloween dies. Kaisercraft bling in black and the purple backing paper has been embossed using a Sizzix die.

 
This next image is Math is Confusing Millar. I used some Kaisercraft paper to make this card and then an assortment of arrows, a button and bottle cap from my stash. The curved arrow was a white fabric one from Studio Calico. I coloured it using my Copics to match Betty's image.
Copic colours used:
Skin- E51, E53, E93
Hair- Y17, Y18, E23
Jeans- B97, B34
Jacket- R29, E59
Skateboard, G07, YG06, W2, W4
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get your own set of these great digis while they are available.
 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Rockin Zombies

 
Today is the day for another new release over at http://simplybstamps.net/ . This time it is a range of Rocking Zombies. Please visit and check all of them out- they are available as rubber stamps or as digis and there are four different designs- I can hardly wait to colour the others!
This first card uses Joan Dead. I love her guitar and missing eye- if you don't like the whole zombie thing they are also available without the gore as a digi!!
 
Copic Colours used:
Skin: T0, G00, W2, E42, E93
Lips: R37
Hair: W2, W4, W6
Top/Boots: R37, RV34, R29
Skirt: B93, B95, B97
I have used old book paper in the background and grunged some of it up by scrunching and inking it.
 
 
 
This second image is Rockin Singin Betty. Her hair was so much fun to colour.
 
Copic Colours used:
Skin: E51, E53, E93
Hair: G43, G12, G03
Lips: E27, R39
Jeans: B21, B34, B95
Top: RV13, R46, E23
Sleeve: YR65, E23, YR23
 

 
If you love the images and would like to get some more inspiration, please visit
which has links to all the Design Team blogs.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I love it when you leave comments, Jackie x

Saturday, 14 March 2015

I have had so much fun creating a set of Asian influenced cards using the fabulous Geisha digis from Simply Betty Stamps  http://simplybstamps.net/ . They are a new release today and I am sure everyone is going to want to snap them up. I already have another set printed off to experiment with...Betty has given out some tips on colouring the images faces different ways and I am going to experiment with some new skin tones.
My papers for all the cards today are from 'Bird Song' by Graphic 45 (I have had this one for a few years now and finally used some of the pad...I have a sad addiction to G45 papers and am happy just looking at my stash!)

 
Cherry Blossom Geisha
Copic colours used:
Skin: E51, E53, E93
Hair: 100, W5, W8
Obi: G17, G24, YG63
Skirt: B0000, B93, B95, B97
Flowers: E93, RV13
The flowers are a mixture of fussy cut cherry blossoms and mulberry flowers. In the background is white lace and some Bella bling cut to fill the background. Spica pen is used to add some sparkle to the eyelids. The paper is distressed with Vintage Photo distress stain.

 
Koi Geisha
Copic colours used:
Skin: E51, E53, E93
Lips: R29, E93, E18
Hair: W10, W8, W5, 100
Leaves and Obi: G24, YG63, G17, W5
Water: B0000, B93, B95, B97
Blossom and Dress: E93, RV13, RV21, RV31
 
I used pliers to cut the loop from the top of my charms before attaching them to the card with glue. The bling on this card was from Portocraft and the Martha Stewart punch I used in the background is called 'Bangle Chain'. All flowers were from my stash.

 
Umbrella Geisha
Copic colours used:
Face: E00, E02, E93
Hair: W5, W8, W10, 100
Obi: YR21, E35
Umbrellas: Y19, YR65, E35
Butterflies: YR21, E35, G17, B21, B97, B93
 
The bling for this card was by Basic Grey. The tassel trim was by Prima. The stamps and background strip were from the G45 Songbird paper pad.
 
Thank you for stopping by and seeing my latest creations and don't forget to stop by Betty's website and get your own collection of Geishas to colour! You can get lots of great ideas for using them from the design team at
 simplybettystamps.blogspot.com