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


Friday, 13 March 2015

New Commission G cards- Simply Betty Stamps

 
There is a brilliant new release of Commissions over at http://simplybstamps.net/  today. All of the design team have coloured in some of these ready for the release and of course there was Victorian Vicky that I coloured earlier in the week.
 
 
Tree Day
This image reminded me of my trip to England last year where I visited a National Trust park and did hug a big Oak tree and made my Mum, Aunty and Uncle do the same for a photo.

 
Sing Out
I really loved colouring this one. I know this image is going to be used many times.
 
My apologies to people using my colour ideas but for this one I have put my list down SOMEWHERE!! I will try and locate them and add the details in later. In the meantime I am going to say you are going to love the images from Betty that will be on here tomorrow SO much and I have included all of the details there.
Please stop by simplybettystamps.blogspot.com 
and see everybody's great creations using the Commission G digis.
 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Victorian Vicky

Today I have a little card for Vicky using the image of her drawn up by Betty. Betty is very talented at creating commission pieces for people and this image is part of the new Commission G set that will soon be released at http://simplybstamps.net/ .

I coloured the image using the following Copic markers:
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E93
Hair: YR23, YR18, E29, E39
Dress: G20, G07, G24, T4, V06, V09
 
 
I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the frame for the picture and sentiment.
Martha Stewart punches were used for the lacy border (Garden Gate) and sprig.
Other embellishment were Mulberry Paper flowers from my stash and purple Portocraft bling.
All paper pieces were distressed using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.
Now for the card to arrive across the sea via snail mail!
Have a fantastic day, Vicky and enjoy looking at all your cards!
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

New Release- Fan Page Challenge March Simply B Stamps

All I can say is Wow! Wow! Wow! for the new release over at http://simplybstamps.net/ . The flower fairy collection are so great to colour and I can think of lots of friends I can make them for as well as Mother's Day coming up.
The first image I coloured was Mushroom Fairy Rio.
Copic Colours:
Mushrooms: E93, R05, R29, R59
E53, E55, E57
Skin: E51, E53, R02
Wings: Y13, Y17, Y19, YR16, YR18
Green Areas: YG13, G07, G09, G14, G19
 


I made this image up into an easel card. The butterflies were from a Memory Box die flourish (Fluttering Corner). Bling for the card were from Flourish with a Bling and all of the Papers were from the 'Tea for Two' range by Cosmo Cricket. The papers were inked around the edge with
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Waterfall Stickles was added to the wings and the fairy's eyelids.
 

 
Wendy Tulip Fairy was my second image. The papers on this card are from October Afternoon and I mounted them onto red cardstock after inking the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
 
Copic Colours
Flowers and Shirt: R46, R59, R05, E93
Foliage: YG11, G24, YG17
Skin: E93, E50, E51
Wings: YG11, G24, YG17, YR31, YR000, B000, B34
Trousers: B000,  B34, B45
 
The flourish on this card was from Dusty Attic. I inked it with Brushed Corduroy. The sentiment has been mounted with foam tape to raise it above the flourish. All bling is from Flourish With A Bling and the flowers are from my stash.
I can hardly wait to colour the other fairies in this collection!
Thanks for stopping by...
 
I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
 
 
 

Feathery Boudoirs- Simply B Stamps

The new release from http://simplybstamps.net/ is just a few hours away and the images are going to have you wanting to get out your markers straight away...in the meantime, I have been keeping busy colouring up the beautiful Feathery Boudoirs. The first one for today is Tail Feathers Melissa.
 
 
I coloured her using Copics and some Prismacolor pencils to add details on the fan. Other details on this card include the use of a Marianne Designs die, a Spellbinders die in the background, Kaisercraft Sparklets, Bella bling . The flowers and lace were from my stash.
 
My second card is using the digi image Feathery Betty. I have to admit that the blue was not my favourite colour choice but I was trying to play with some different colours. I hadn't thought about how many shades of blue there are until I tried matching up papers and flowers...aaahh!
 
 
I have used a Martha Stewart punch 'Deco Tassell' in the background. Bella bling and some blue Basic Gray rhinestones are used for decoration and the flowers are from my stash...yes, it's far too big!! Again I used Copics to colour adding detail with Prismacolor pencils. The two work nicely together.
 
I am entering these cards into the following challenges: