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 😁.

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Handmade by Pip



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.


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.


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Handmade by Pip 



First card of 2018

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

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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’. 

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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,


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.

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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).

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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.

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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


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.

Week 261 - Safari

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



New Cards for sale – 1 August 2017

Hi All

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

100% of proceeds will be donated to The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

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


Icecream chicks-1Icecream Chicks – TWC206

Biker Leo-1-3Biker Leo – TWC210

Do it good-1Do it good – TWC213

Small Moments-1Small Moments – TWC212

Happy Trails 9Happy Trails – TWC211

Hi Bunny-1Hi Bunny – TWC209