Coffee Because Mornings are BREW-TAL

Hi friends, today I’m sharing a quick card made for all the coffee lovers out there (me included) with a fantastic digital set from Angie Blom Digital Designs called Brew-tiful Day

I matched this set up with the Tea/Coffee digital papers from Angie Blom Digital Designs I printed off my chosen papers on HP Glossy Photo Paper, chose the digital stamp with 4 printables on it and then trimmed my chosen stamp down to size. I’m making a 6”x6” card.

Coloured in with my Promarkers. I used Walnut, Henna, Umber, Spice, Peach, Soft Peach and Coral. I matted my card front onto marbled peach card stock.

Spectrum Noir Metallic Gold Nugget for added dot embellishments and some rose gold sequins to finish.

Adhered my card front with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

That’s all for today, I hope this inspires you to make some well deserved caffeine related projects.

Stay Safe and Keep Crafting

Kirsty 🌸

New Release – Spooky goings on over at Polka Dot Orchard – Halloween Season

Hi friends, It’s Halloween and Fall New Release from Polka Dot Orchard and today I am showcasing 2 Halloween cards from 3 sets. These sets reminded me of Eerie Halloween movies so I wanted to eminate that on my cards.

For my first card I used the top two sets, I set up my scene on my photo editor and printed onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card and coloured in the scene with my Arteza Brush Markers. Next, I got out some tracing paper and traced along the scene then cut out. This is to create a mask so I can ink blend the night scene sky. I used my Stick It Repositionable Tape to adhere my mask down.

Next I got my Distress Inks and Blender Brushes out, I used Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed. I blended the inks until I was happy with my scene and let it dry.

Then I took a small amount (less than a pea size) of White Gouache and mixed with same small amount of water. I took my size 6 brush and created splatters as I wanted bright white to imitate stars.

I layered my card front onto orange and black card then adhered to my card base.

For my next card I used the set ‘scare in the air’. I used all the same distress inks except Chipped Sapphire.

I used Promarkers to colour my scene however for the bats and the dead tree I used watermark ink pen so I could emboss with Primary Ebony Black WOW embossing Powder, the crosses I used Primary Chartreuse Regular. To create my stars I used my white POSCA Pen as I didn’t have my skyline quite as dark for this card.

Layered my card front onto orange and black card then adhered to my card base.

I hope you like my eerie Halloween cards, remember to pop over to Polka Dot Orchard and grab some of the new sets while they are half price. That’s me for today, I have another Halloween card to make then onto Fall cards 🍁

Stay safe my friends

Kirsty 🌸

Watercolour Engagement card made using Thirsty Brush & Co

Hi friends, one of my close friends got engaged last week and I am so happy for her. I wanted to make her a card that was a little bit different from me. I don’t very often use watercolours (that’s something that I want to change) and I just watched a YouTube video by Claire Manning from Thirsty Brush & Co and I thought, this is the one, join me for more details…..

Set on the left is called Modern Floral and the other is Confetti Bands. You can get these sets on their website or on Create and Craft website.

I love the florals in this set and was looking forward to creating with them again. I started with stamping them onto good quality cardstock 300gsm using Versamark Ink then covered with WOW embossing powder in Metallic Platinum Super Fine then heatset it with my heat gun, then, I created a mask for my stamped image using the Diecut outline for this set and placed over the embossed image. I then positioned and stamped another image using versamark then embossed using WOW in Perissa and heatset it with heat gun.

Next I got my Winsor & Newton Watercolour Pans and set out doing some watercolouring. Then added some sprays of colour over the top and set aside to dry.

Next I added the sentiment Special Day in Jet Black Archival Ink, then stamped over with Versamark and added Wow clear embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.

I used the smallest Confetti Band and stamped a border along the top and bottom using Versamark Ink then covered in Wow Metallic Platinum Super Fine and heatset. Once the card had cooled down I layered onto Gold Mirra Card from Crafters Companion, Precious Metals range. Layered onto card base and that completed my Engagement Card.

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and happy crafting.

Kirsty 🌸

Shih Tzu Handmade card

Hi friends, today I’m sharing a card that I’ve made for a friend. She is getting a Shih Tzu Pup the same weekend that it’s her son’s birthday. She asked me to make a birthday card to give from “the pup” to her son. I looked through all my rubber and clear stamps looking for a Shih tzu stamp but to no avail, checked online too, there is lots of digital stamp shops out there and I couldn’t find a Shih Tzu stamp anywhere, So what could I do…..

I done a rough sketch of the outline of the dog, my friend sent me over a photo of her new pup then I coloured in with my Promarkers and coloured pencils.

The collar, biscuit, paws and fur baby love sentiment all come from a digital set from Graciellie Design called Fur Baby Love

The sentiment have a furry happy birthday and the small paw prints are from a cardmaking magazine and the stars stencil is from my stash.

I layered my card front onto Matt black card and adhered to my card base with double sided tape.

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear what you think of my card. Take care everyone.

Bye for now

Kirsty 🌸

Franks for being a friend-check these cute summer snacks-Polka Dot Orchard

Hi friends, Kirsty here from Lilac Dreams Studio and today I’m still sharing summer vibes with these adorable digital stamps from Polka Dot Orchard aren’t they just so cute!!

I made this card a slimline card and I used Newton’s Nook Porthole Slimline Die. I used a circles stencil from my stash and I wanted to have same colour as my background cardstock so I decided to diecut my card using white cardstock then I used Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in buttercup using a blender brush.

I used my Promarkers to colour ~ colours used ~ Poppy, Berry Red, Gold, Cool Grey 3, Tan, Caramel, Sandstone, Pink Carnation, Pale Pink & Blender Pen.

For the Sun Rays I used Spectrum Noir Metallic in Gold Plate

I used double sided tape to layer my Buttercup background onto base layer and foam tape for porthole front. Used a mixture of foam tape and glue for all my images. Fussy cut my sentiment.

Here is my completed card. Such an adorable set which can be humorous and great for kids too. Hope you all have a good, safe crafty day. Pop by soon.

Kirsty 🌸

My first ever product review-CraftWorld

Hi crafty friends, I was asked to do a product review from CraftWorld! Eeeeeeeek!!!!! I was so excited! I received the 2 products shown below in the photo. I knew I was going to have lots of fun playing with Gesso.

Dina Wakley Media White Gesso and Pretty Gets Fritty Transparent Gesso

If you would like to read my review then please click on this link Review of Gesso and it will take you to my page on CraftWorld.

Remember Me This set is currently on sale over at Polka Dot Orchard (at time of this publishing).

The digital set ‘Remember Me’ is part of the card that I made for the product review. Below is the end result and if you want to know how I made the card, please click on the link for the review.

That’s all for today, I hope to see you here again soon.

Stay safe and keep crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Let’s celebrate the OLD SKOOL way

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to share with you a new digital set from Polka Dot Orchard

Let’s Kick It Old Skool

This set takes me to my old skool days! Loved wearing converse or chucks as we would call them. I was always torn between my chucks and doc martins. Ah! The good ole days! So needless to say I loved creating with this set and the sentiments fit it perfectly.

This card was very simple to put together, print, colour and splashes of gouache to finish.

Promarkers used ~ canary, tulip yellow, henna, walnut, cinnamon, cocoa, petrol blue, denim blue, tea green, grey green, ice grey 5,3,1 cool grey 3 and blender pen.

I used gouache in cobalt blue and permanent white. Finally for some gold stitching I used spectrum noir Metallic Gold Plate Pen.

Next, I took the main shade of yellow (tulip yellow) that I used for the sneakers and coloured a thin border around the white cardstock. I layered it together with my card front and adhered onto a 5×7” card base.

That’s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by, this set is on sale at the moment (at time of posting blog). We have a End of Summer Splash Challenge over on Friends of PDO Group. Click here to take you to the group https:// Facebook.com/groups/friendsofPolkaDotOrchard and join in, challenge ends on 20th September and there is a fantastic prize up for grabs.

Stay safe my friends and happy crafting!

Kirsty 🌸

New Release and First Ever Challenge by Polka Dot Orchard

Get this digital set here You’re The Coolest

Hi friends,

There is a New Release over at Polka Dot Orchard and their First Ever Challenge!!! End of Summer Splash Challenge. I’m so excited for this and cannot wait to see everyone’s entries. This challenge runs from 7th-20th September and there is prize of a $10 gift card to spend at Polka Dot Orchard.

So why not pop on over to Friends of Polka Dot Orchard and join in with us, you never know, it could be you that wins the gift card!

Here is my inspiration for this new digital set release. Isn’t it just so cute, I love popsicles, makes me think of sitting on a beach on a lovely hot day, relaxing watching the ocean. We haven’t had any visits to the beach yet this year however this set sure reminds me of those happy times. Why not pop on over and grab this set and get colouring.

Promarkers used ~ Poppy, Carmine, Burgundy, Mandarin, Bright Orange, Holly, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Gold, Tulip Yellow, Cerise, Indigo Blue, Prussian, Cool Aqua, Orchid, Tan & Sandstone. Also used White Posca Pen for highlights.

A great design that has been illustrated by Jeanie Hays, you really don’t need to do anything else to this card, just colour in, layer onto card base and presto it’s finished.

Hope to see you all in the challenge.

Bye for now

Kirsty 🌸

You are so loved-Magnolia Slimline Card

Hi friends and Happy Sunday! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Today I am sharing a beautiful card that I have made using a Magnolia Digital Stamp from Rachel Vass Designs

As soon as I saw the Magnolia stamp, I had to have it. I printed off the stamp and sentiment onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured in with my Promarkers.

Colours used ~ Burgundy, Carmine, Cerise, Rose Pink, Pale Pink, Umber, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Tan, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Holly, Forest Green.

I used Film City Slim die set from Mama Elephant to frame my card front and Plum background card. Adhered together with double sided tape. I used foam tape for my sentiment.

Next I got my Winsor & Newton watercolour Pan Set out so I could create some splatters of colour and that complete my card.

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Polka Dot Orchard and Angie Blom Instagram Hop

Hi friends, did you know that Polka Dot Orchard & Angie Blom Digital Designs are doing a Collaboration Hop showcasing their new releases over on Instagram. Why not hop on over to IG and join in the fun with a chance to win and check out their fantastic sales.

It runs from 21-28 August 2020

My first card for the IG Hop is using Remember Me from Polka Dot Orchard. I printed her off on Kraft Card and coloured in the suitcase with coloured pencils. I used Spellbinders Borderabilities Die to create my border. Cut my patterned paper down to size and attached double sided tape. I added some neutral coloured twine and adhered to Kraft card base. Added some 3D enamel effects from Dovecraft to complete my card.

My next card from Polka Dot Orchard using Better Late Than Never illustrated by the talented Washi Horse Designs, printed off onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured in with my promarkers. Used a fun stencil with Versamark watermark ink and Wow Embossing Powder in Avocado. Adhered to green card stock then onto white card base and that completed my card.

For this slimline card I used Sunshine In My Life Girl by Angie Blom. I printed her off onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured with my Promarkers. Next I used my craft blade and cut her diagonally. I used frame die from Mama Elephant ‘Slim City Film’ Die set. Used a floral embossing folder from Sizzix onto yellow card stock and matted altogether. Adhered to card base and finished with sequins.

For my last card from Angie Blom I used Better In Boots I loved all the sentiments in that set and wanted to use them all on the same card. Printed off onto Kraft Card and coloured in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. Card was diecut using a frame from Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths 5”x7” card and box set. Finished card using white Posca Pen.

I hope you like my cards and they give you some inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the IG Hop and there is 8 new releases between Polka Dot Orchard and Angie Blom Digital Designs. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸