Saturday, 26 March 2016

Mo Manning and Penny Black - Carrot Collector

Hi - it's another Saturday Penny Black post for Mo Manning today. A lot of Mo's images are available in rubber from Penny Black so those of you who don't like digital can get them there.

This little cutie is called Carrot Collector - Penny Black reference 40-370 or Carolina in digital form from Mo's shop.. I added a sentiment I did on the computer and a Penny Black die called Promise Me II which I got at Oysters in the UK.

Coloured with my lovely Copics - 
Skin E000,E00, E21,E11 and R20; Hair E21,25 and 29;Basket E50,53,43 and 57;Yellow Y02,15 and 17; Green YG01, 03 and 25; Blue B21, 23 and 24; Orange YR15, 18 and 68. 

Hope it's given you a few ideas for your own cards, see you soon !

Monday, 21 March 2016


Hi, I've been playing for a while with Stampscape stamps - there are loads of Youtube videos on the techniques and lessons on their website so it's been great fun having a play. Also really useful for men's cards!

This one is just 3 inks blended on gloss card and 1 stamp Lakeside Cove stamped on top, quite pleased how the sky came out. I used an Acrylic Gloss Spray which really made a difference and made the colours more intense.

This one I made for my husband's birthday as it reminded me of our holidays in Somerset, no spray on this one and you can see the colours are more muted.

Made with Snowy Brook, and Oaks and Mist.

So that's it for now, I seem to be building up numbers on these stamps so really must use them more!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Mo Manning Blog Hop - March 2016

Hi - It’s the third Thursday of the month and so a big welcome to Mo Manning’s monthly Blog Hop!

Check out the blogs listed below and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts to be in with a chance of winning a prize from Mo if your comment is picked – these are the Dream Team bloggers this month –

 Hellen (you’re here) AliceVili, Anneke, GrethaJulie GaynorDebby,and Lou,

My turn to be the host this month and I've picked ‘Spring’ as the theme – so get out some lovely spring time colours and let's shake off the winter ones!

This image is called 'Easter Kiko’ - looks to me like she's off to Grandma's house with her Easter Bunny and basket full of eggs! 

Coloured with my copics-
Y02, 15 and 19; YG25; BV000,02,13; Hair Y21,YR23,E15 and E18; Skin E000, E00, E21 and E11 with R20; E50,53,43 and 57. I used some pretty papers from Maja Design and some Creative Expression Daisy Dies and Spellbinders edge ones to finish it off.

So thanks for looking and don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop on to  Alicenext! Good luck x

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Mo Manning Dream Team Challenge - March

Well where did that month go! January seemed to drag but February went with a whoosh so now comes March roaring in like a lion. Not wanting to wish time away but I'm always so glad to see March with it's promise of warmer weather and beautiful flowers and blue skies - ah yes and now the frantic preparations in the garden for all the things I should have done before but was too disheartened by chill winds and grey skies. The birds are swooshing around out there with nest building, such a joy to have early light mornings and the sound of birdsong back again.
In March I can really feel I can shake off those winter card designs too and embrace the colours of spring..........

This little beauty is called Sunday's Child from Mo's Digital Shop which I have coloured with some pinks and lilacs Copics as I wanted to match the side panel up, which is one I've had for ages and never been able to use. The panel is made up of Gesso through a stencil and then when dried coloured with Distress Inks, I made it at my friend Eileen's workshop last year and am very grateful as the technique is so versatile. The little girl looks so excited at throwing petals and flowers up in the air!

I hope you'll take a peek at the rest of the Dream Team samples (my team mates blogs are listed on the right) and then why not have a go yourself at this month's challenge? The theme is simple - Anything Goes (with a Mo image) and there is always so much inspiration to see from everyone who enters. You could win a prize to spend in Mo's shop or be picked by the team as a Top 3 winner. Talking of prizes well done to Peri and Tigger A(R)T Work who both won prizes in February's Blog Hop - hope they enjoyed spending their prizes.

Well time for me to move on, I have a colouring workshop to prepare for the weekend where I'll be using Mo's images on Penny Black stamps - so looking forward to it, always great fun. Hope you have a super week too. x

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