Follow your heart …

My entry for current My Favorite Things Color Challenge #89 and Sketch Challenge #375.

Used My Favorite Things Town Bear and Label Maker Love stamps and Open Road Dienamics with some simple copic colouring. Hope you like it 😁.

Follow Your Heart-1-3



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Challenge Card No 2 – MFT Color Challenge

Hi again.  Another quick post with card number 2 for the current My Favorite Things Color Challenge 86.


I  used two of the same products as Card No 1 (blog post for that card HERE) by My Favorite Things – ‘In Paris‘ stamp and die set, ‘Link Frame Oval Chains‘ die.   The images are stamped with the Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest and Gumdrop Green and coloured in corresponding colours with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  The background cardstock is MFT Blue Yonder. I also applied Wink of Stella to parts of the images but doesn’t show well in photo and added a few diamantes.

MFT Birthday -1-4


Have a lovely day.

Handmade by Pip


Challenge Card – MFT and Muse

Good morning.  A quick post with a card for the current My Favorite Things Color Challenge 86.


I  used all My Favorite Things products – ‘In Paris‘ stamp and die set, ‘Link Frame Oval Chains‘ die and ‘Mini Cloud‘ stencils.   All the stamp images are coloured with Copics and ink blended with Blue Yonder for the sky and Gumdrop Green for the ground.  I also applied Wink of Stella to parts of the images but doesn’t show well in photo.

MFT Birthday -1-2

I will also be entering the above card into the current Muse Challenge #251 using the inspiration card below by Vicki Dutcher.  I used the general layout, the colours and three images.


1 January 29 - MUSE

Have a lovely day.

Handmade by Pip



Southern Girls Challenge

A quick post with my entry for the Southern Girls Challenge – Circle Embellishment.  Used Kaisercraft Berry Vine die with Grace Taylor patterned paper Away We go behind.  Circle frame cut with My Favorite Things Inside Out Stitched Circle die.


Close Up

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Color Throw down – #474

Three challenges in one day…a miracle for me!  See previous post for the card I created HERE.

Entering the Color Throw Down challenge with this card.

Happy Anniversary-1

Used Concord & 9th Bits and Pieces Stamp set.  These stamps are leaves but the shape works perfectly for hearts.  Stamped with Altenew Warm Greys mini cube set and die cut with matching die for the popped up elements.  I wanted to add something to the background so in this same set is a stripe which I stamped in the same warm greys.  Added the black by stamping the three berries stamp from the Concord & 9th Magnolia Wreath set.  I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Grey Mist to these.

Happy Anniversary-1-2

The sentiment is the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy.  Loved how I could add the black into the card without it being overwhelming.  That happy makes me happy!



This is the inspiration photo from the challenge and I’ve used the colours plus the branch effect. Super happy how this turned out.





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MFT Color Challenge #84…and Inspired by all the little things

A quick-ish birthday card today.  Love this quirkly set by Stampin Up.

Hey Chick-1

Stamped with Versafine ink on Watercolour paper.  Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.  Added the orange accents with Kaisercraft Glitter Gel pens (didn’t photograph well) and accented the chickens hair (do chickens have hair?) with blue glitter pen.

Hey Chick-1-2

Used American Craft cardstock in denim and the Concord & 9th Many Thanks die set (I think this is going to be a favourite of mine this year) for the speech bubble.

As well as the MFT Color Challenge …


I am entering this card in the Inspired by all the Little Things challenge.  I’m sure thats a chicken in the bottom row of the inspiration photo.  I think the colours also suit this challenge.77

Handmade by Pip



First card of 2018

A special card for a new baby.  Any guesses which gender…

New Baby-1

I’ve had this card in mind specifically for the new baby using this digital image ‘Row of boots‘ by Stamping Bella and love how it turned out.  Simple copic colouring on boots and booties (digital image from Bugaboo).  My Favorite Things Die-namics Congratulations Circle Frame cut out of white cardstock and coloured with copics to mtrch blue in boots.  White heat embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things ‘Welcome Baby’. 

New Baby-1-3

Images cut out with Brother Scanncut and popped up with foam adhesives to give a bit of dimension.  Background paper by Sugar and Spice StudioNeon.


A little bit of silver, black and red glitter pens and ta dah…it’s finished.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.


Handmade by Pip

Extra Supplies

Dies: Dienamics Blueprints 29

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Hero Arts Unicorn White and Versamark

Other Multi Media: Hero Arts White embossing powder, Kaisercraft and La de dah glitter pens

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock

Other: Ozito Heatgun, ATG,


Challenge #16 – Anything goes

This month’s Challenge for Concord & 9th is “Anything goes”.



Here is my card for this challenge.  A Christmas Card using different layers of the Concord & 9th Magnolia Wreath Stamp Set and matching die.  I decided to use different paper products to differentiate the layers.

Top layer: Stamped on card with Altenew Ink and then a bit of Wink of Stella sparkle.  I also cut this die cut into smaller parts to enable better positioning.

Second Layer: Stamped on Vellum with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink

Third Layer: Plain die cut cardstock

Bottom Layer: Stamped on base card.

Joy to You-1-4

I used the “Joy” die from Taylored Expressions and triple embossed it with ZingMetallic Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from the same set and simply stamped in Altenew Ink.  Fininshed off with a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in White (I may have gone a bit overboard on these!).

Joy to You-1-2

Joy to You-1-3

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip

Other Supplies not mentioned above

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser,
My Favorite Things White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Vellum

Other: Ozito Heat Gun, Big Shot Diecutting Machine, MISTI Stamping tool




You just gotta believe…

Long time no blog…I believe it’s time to publish another post.

I am starting to get into the swing of Xmas cards now and this one turned out great for me. I used the Mama Elephant ‘Me and My Yeti’ and ‘Yeti Sentiments’ stamp sets as well as Hero Arts ‘Winter Scene’ for the background trees and Impression Obsession Christmas Tree dies for the foreground.  Those trees were diecut out of Resene Paints paint chips.

Birthday Wishes-1

The background is simply ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and then stamped trees with three green oxide inks (Lucky Clover, Twisted Ciron and Peeled Paint).

Birthday Wishes-1-2

A new product I tried today was Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel.  Its a transparent gel that you can also colour with paint, mixed with other mediums or paint directly over the top to achieve different looks.  I just used it straight out of the tub and think it gives an icy look rather than an opaque white for snow.  The hills were diecut with My Favorite Things ‘Surf and Turf’ die set.  All the images were simply copic coloured.

Birthday Wishes-1-3

Hope you enjoyed it and have a great day.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Mama Elephant, Hero Arts

Dies: Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Ranger Distress Oxides

Other Multi Media: Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Strathmore Bristol Smooth