Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Never Give Up, Nadine

Betty has designed an image at http://simplybstamps.net/ especially for a fan club member who is about to start her Cancer treatment journey. The image is called Never Give Up Nadine. This is a subject close to my own heart as two good friends are going through treatment at the moment.
Nadine, my thoughts are with you and my card  is on it's way to remind you of how strong you can be! xxx
 
Copic Colours Used
Skin: E51, E53,E95
Hair: E35, E37, E39, W8
Clothes: W2, W4, R22
Gloves: R22, R46, R39,W8
 
 
Martha Stewart punches were used for the butterflies and trim.
Spellbinders Scallop Oval Die for image.
Portocraft Pink Bling
 
All pieces are edged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
 
Thank you for stopping by, Jackie
 

                   

Friday, 8 May 2015

Zodiac Bettys

What a way to start off the month of May... Betty has created a new set of digis based on the Zodiac. What a great idea to personalise your friends' birthday card! I have had the privilege of colouring up three of these little beauties before release date. Get yours over at http://simplybstamps.net today.

I hope my cards give you some ideas. Happy colouring, Jackie.
 
Aries
Copic colours used:
Skin and lips: E51, E53, W2, E93, E07, E29
Dress: R11, E93, R32, E07, E39
Hair: 100, W6, W10, W4
Horns: W2, W4, W5, W6
Eyes:E39, E29
 
Paper is Indie Chic by My Minds Eye, Assorted mulberry flowers, Prima bling and all paper is edged with Black Soot Distress Ink.
 
 
Gemini
Copic Colours used:
Skin and lips: E51, E53, W2, E93, E07, E29
Hair: E35, E99, E39, E29
Dresses: G21, G24, YG97, W2.
Button is coloured with Gold Atyou Spica Marker
 
Pieces are edged with Black Soot Distress Ink.
 
 
Leo
 
Copic colours used:
Skin and Lips: W2, E51, E53, E93
Clothing: Y35, Y38, E07, E19, E59, W10
Hair: Y23, E34, E25, E59
Gold Atyou Spica marker was used for shield rim and button.
 
Martha Stewart's Double Arches Punch was used for the decorative edge. Prima bling is at the top of the card. All pieces have been edged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
 
 
 
As always, thanks for stopping by, Jackie
 
P.S Don't forget to visit all of the other Design Team members to see their creations using the Zodiac Bettys.
More inspiration is over at Betty's blog  simplybettystamps.blogspot.com
as well as some terrific challenges. Why not pop on over and try and win?!!
 
 
 

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Zombies vs Normal Bettys

Today is the day for the newest release from http://simplybstamps.net/ . You are going to just love the new elegant ladies...but even better, there is a zombie version of each as well!

I have coloured Victorian Corinne using the following Copic markers:
Hair: Y38, YR04, E08, E09
Skin: E51, E53, R02 Lips: E19
Dress: G21, G43, YG63
My background paper was some handmade paper from my stash. It was already embossed. The doiley die was by Docraft. Other embellishments include crystal flourishes- I always chop these up to add to my cards and mulberry flowers. I have inked the edges of the paper pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
 
 
This card is a gatefold card with all of the layers fixed to the left hand side of the card.
 
My Zombie Victorian Corinne was coloured using the following Copic markers:
Skin: W2, W3, W5, R02, G21
Hair: V15, V17, V22, BV08
Dress: R22, R24, R27, R29, E19
 
I also used my Copic markers to colour the white bias ribbon used on the card. It is great to be able to create your own ribbon that always exactly matches your image.
The chipboard cobweb in the corner is by Dusty Attic and so is the small spider. The large spider is a button from my stash. I removed the shank before gluing it to the chipboard web.
Final touches were mulberry flowers and purple bling.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and happy
colouring! 
Jackie

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!