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.

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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.

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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.


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Have a lovely day.

Handmade by Pip



Have you heard the Buzz? This is my entry for the current Color Throwdown #ctd456.  A new stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps ‘Busy Bees’ with the matching sentiment set ‘Bee-You-Tiful’. Heard the Buzz-1swatch456

I started with stamping the background with the Concord & 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and practised my plaid background designs.  I then simply stamped the images I wanted to use, coloured them with copics and  cut them out with my Brother Scan n Cut.  I popped the images up with various heights of foam adhesives to add extra dimension.

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The extra little dotted flying lines and a few mini jewels in the centre of the flowers finish it off.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Concord & 9th, Honey Bee Stamps

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Altenew Crisp Dye Ink

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Illustration 250gsm





Casology Challenge #261

When I saw this cue card I knew I had at least three stamp sets I wanted to use soooo…here they are.  There are 4 in total I’ve entered into the Casology Challenge #261 so I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum.

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Card No 1

Spritzed cardstock with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’, diecut with leaves from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ and adhered the negative pieces of the diecut.  Monkey and sentiment from My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’.


Card No 2

Cardstock spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’. Background diecut (brand unknown) and used all of the pieces.  Cut the die cut down with the My Favorite Things ‘Stitched Dome Stax’.  The leaves were die cut from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ but this time used the positive cuts in white card.  Giraffe and sentiment are from WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ and coloured using Derwent Inktense Pencils.Safari-1-3


Card No 3

I’ve been wanting to use this elephant from Katzelkraft ‘Les Jungles’ and wanted to keep it simple. Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Sentiment is from Gerda Steiner ‘Monster Fun’.


And finally Card No 4

Die cut Craft Wise ‘Scalloped circle’ out of American Craft cardstock.  Placed some DCWV zebra patterned paper behind and once again used the Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ leaves.  Zebra and sentiment is My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’ coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Hero Arts White as it needs a bit of dimension when stamped on textured card.


So that’s it…hope you liked them.

Handmade by Pip



Bubble Chicks Box Card

Hello everyone

Today I’m showcasing a box card I created recently.  Stamping Bella ‘Bubble Chicks’ are the featured images which I coloured with Copics.   I wanted to create the effect of the chicks and bubbles floating high above the ground so used die cut tree shapes by My Favorite Things ‘Trees in the Forest’ to create a tree top effect.  They are diecut out of cardstock that I had ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks and then splashed water drops over to create a mottled effect.

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The house and clouds were die cut with My Favorite Things ‘Home Sweet Home’.  The floating effect is achieved by used 250gsm binding cover acetate cut into small strips.  This weight of cover is very sturdy.

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All of the sky sections were ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks.

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Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Stamping Bella

Dies: My Favorite Things, Stamping Bella

Colouring: Copics (Y15, Y19, YR15, B000, B00, B12),

Inks: Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron)

Other Multi Media: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Gordon Harris 350gsm Smooth Card Stock



Colorthrowdown #454

Good morning everyone.  Here is my card for the current Colorthrowdown challenge #454.

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I used the Lawn Fawn ‘So Smooth’ stamp set and decided to keep it simple with some spot colouring with Copics and ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Zing Metallic Embossing Powder.

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Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Lawn Fawn

Colouring: Copic YG17

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Ink Olive

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder Green, White Gel Pen

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, My Favorite Things White cardstock, Francheville Kraft Cardstock

Other: Ozito Heat Gun


A Novel Birthday…

Welcome to my blog today.  I have a birthday card with the main image by Stamping Bella Uptown Girl ‘Betty loves Books‘.  Stamping Bella images are great to colour, not too much detail that you get overwhelmed but enough to do a bit of simple blending with copics to give dimension to the dress.

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I stamped, coloured and diecut a vase of flowers from My Favorte Things ‘Our Story’ stamp set to replace the apple that was in the original image…the recipient of this card doesn’t like fruit!!!  I also coloured and cut out the book again and popped it up with thin foam adhesive.

The sentiment was also from ‘Our Story’ and I placed it vertically to echo the feel of the stacks of books and those lovely long legs of Betty.

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I always struggle with backgrounds.  I wanted something subtle but also a little bit special and knew this could be achieved with Ranger Perfect Pearls.  I first stamped the background using My Favorite Things ‘Denim’ stamp with the sticky ink that comes with the Perfect Pearls (you can also use Versamark).  I then dusted the Perfect Pearls over the top, brushed the excess off and misted it lightly with water to set the Perfect Pearls.

The final step was to apply some clear Wink of Stella to the book and vase, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flowers and some glossy accents to the glasses…so cute!

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Hope you enjoyed this card.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Stamping Bella, My Favorite Things

Dies: My Favorite Things

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Multi Media: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Drops, Ranger Perfect Pearls

Cardstock: Fabriano Bristol 250gsm, Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser

Other: Brother Scan n Cut


New technique – window card

Hi there

I tried out a new technique today that was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram made by Cards by Christine.  I decided on an ocean theme and I wanted to use some Create a Smile stamps and a new set of Ocean wave dies from My Favorite Things.



It came together reasonably quickly apart from a couple of false starts with the image colouring.  I also applied Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the two narwhols (haven’t worked out how to photograph shimmer yet).  The two back layers of the waves and the mama (or papa) narwhol are behind the clear window with the baby and front panel adhered to the front.


The senitment is from Avery Elle “Bubbles”  and I heat embossed it 3 times in Zing Embossing Powder colour “Wave” (appropriately named aye!) to give a bit of extra dimension.

The clouds from My Favorite Things are ink blended on the inside of the card in Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Salty Ocean” (again.. appropriate colour name!).

This card could be used for a overseas trip, new baby or birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Create a Smile, Avery Elle

Dies: My Favorite Things

Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils

Stencil: My Favorite Things

Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Danube Blue, District Ink Salty Ocean

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Artistico EW 300gsm, American Crafts textured card, GBC 250gm Clear Binding Cover

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun, Heat Gun



New Cards for Sale – 3 July 2017

Hi All

A new series of cards available for sale or for custom order.

If you wish to purchase any of these cards go to My Cards for Sale page on this blog.


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