Thursday, 4 June 2020

GDT for Sweet November


I can not tell you how excited I am to have been asked to be GDT for the incredible Sweet November for the release this week. I have had so much fun with the 2 new little mer tots. For this first card I have used the adorable June Mertot.
I decided to decoupage her as that is something I have not done with an image in ages and I love the way it make her look more 3D. I coloured her with my copics using the following colours:
Skin: E33, E21, E00 + a touch of R81
Hair: V06, R85, R81
Tail: G07, G14, YG03
Fish: Y38, Y02, Y000
As normal for me I had to cover her tail in spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen and glossy accents.


I made the background with distress oxide inks (Seedless preserves, Worn lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade) I then flicked some water over my inking and then sprayed some wilted violet distress oxide spray. The Dream big shadow sentiment is from time for tea and the smaller sentiment is from an old Stampin' up! stamp set.


I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Allsorts _ Magical worlds
Get creative - Fantasy
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own background

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Amy xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Dream Big



I think I am addicted to this Dream big sentiment die from Time for Tea designs. It could make a great card all on it's own.
I made this inky background at the weekend. I used wilted violet distress oxide ink to make an ombre down the paper. Then I flicked it with some water before adding some wilted violet distress oxide spray over it. I coloured in this adorable super girl from the Heffy Doodle super dudes stamp set with spectrum noir tri-blends. I attached her with an action wobble and then added some nuvo drops all around the card for added dimension.


I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Add some sparkle
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own background
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything goes

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Amy xx

Monday, 1 June 2020

Whale hello there



Yes you guessed it her is another result of the ink smooshing session the other day For this one I used Tumbled glass, salty ocean and chipped sapphire distress ink :D This one was crying out to be used for some kind of sea theme and I couldn't resist colouring up this beauty and her friend that comes with her. She is another Sweet November digi called Glimmer Surfside and humphrey.
I coloured them with the following copic markers:
Skin: E08, E37, E33, E31
Hair: C7, C5, C3
Tail: G07, G14, YG03
Top: E01
Whale back: C9, C7, C5
Whale belly: C1, C0
As normal for me I couldn't resist adding the spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen to her tail after it was coloured and then covering it with glossy accents.


The sentiment is stamped in Chipped Sapphire distress oxide ink and comes from the Heffy Doodle Oceans of love stamp set. Then I used a range of Nuvo drops all around them to add some more sparkle and dimension.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Allsorts _ Magical worlds

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Amy xx

Sunday, 31 May 2020

The look out



I am so glad I signed up to the Sweet November email list and this month this amazingly beautiful digi was a freebie just for being signed up. Don't worry as you can still grab her she is called the Look out and while you are there why not sign up so you can get whatever the next freebie is :D

I coloured her with the following copic markers:
Skin: E33, E21, E00
Tail: V06, R85, R81
Hair: Y38, Y17, Y06, Y02
Rock: W5, W3, W1
Water: B00, B000

Of course I couldn't just leave the tail without adding some spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen and then covering it with glossy accents :)


I had great fun ink smooshing the background with Seedless preserves, Wilted Violet and dusty concord distress oxide. I haven't done any ink smooshing in ages and had so much fun I did a few backgrounds so expect to see more :D
The sentiment is from the Heffy doodle oceans of love set and the layered banner die is also from Heffy doodle in the tag along die set. To finish it all off I used a range of nuvo drops to create some more sparkle and shine around her.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Colour crazy challenge - Any thing goes
Creative fingers - Anything goes
Your next stamp - sparkle and shine
As you like it - Favorite embelishment (nuvo drops because they are so versatile and add great sparkle and shine)

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Amy xx

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Hello beautiful



I had a lot of fun getting inky making this card. I started by inking the background with wilted violet, mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass distress oxides and then tried out my distress oxide sprays in fossilized amber and wilted violet just to add some more interest to the back ground.
The great big hello sentiment is from Crafters companions script words set and I embossed it in gold embossing powder so it adds some more shine to the card.
Then we go onto the main event which is another stunning mermaid digi from the incredible Sweet november stamps. She is called Sparkle moon drifter and I just love the shape of her and how her hair flows. She was so much fun to colour with my spectrum noir tri-blends and then I couldn't resist adding a mix of nuvo drops to give her tail sparkle and shine.


I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Time out challenge - Free (what cuold be more free than swimming in the ocean :) )
Colour crazy challenge - Any colouring goes
Creative fingers - Anything goes
Your next Stamp - Sparkle and shine
Patties creations - Anything goes

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Amy xx

Friday, 29 May 2020

You're a treasure

I have lots of people that I could send this to right now. Friends are so important and this whole thing I think really shows how much people are there for each other even when we can't be physically there. This adorable March Mertot is a digi from Sweet November stamps. If you haven't checked out their store yet then you are missing out. There is a growing range of adorable images from the incredibly talented Amy Young. Don't forget to sign up to the newsletter to be kept in the loop for all the updates and special offers as well while you are looking around their store.

I coloured her with copics using the following colours:
Hair: RV69, R59, R27, R17
Skin: E31, E21, E00
Tail: 100, C7, C5, C3, C1
Top:G28, G17, G14
treasure chest: E49, E37, E35 + Y17, Y06, Y11
Sand: E35, YR31
Water: B000

I also added Spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen and glossy accents to her tail so its really sparkly and shiny.


I used a mix of papers again for this card The red keys paper is from Dovecrafts folkland set and the blue seahorses are from the First edition Beyond the shore paper set. I added some further texture with Nuvo gold drops and the sentiment which I embossed with gold wow! embossing powder is from Create a smile all hands on deck stamp set.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Creative Crafters - Anything goes
Crafty gals corner - for the ladies
Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper - Use patterned paper

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Amy xx


Possitive vibes


This little guy just makes me feel so happy and summery. This whole Gnome matter what set is just so cute. I coloured this one with my Nuvo alcohol markers. The background I made by cutting a rectangle out of white card with the stitched rectangle die then using the grassy lass die cut to cut the grass shape across it. Next I inked the sky half in Mermaid lagoon and a touch of faded jeans and the grass half in twisted citron with a touch of mowed lawn distress oxides. Finally I put them back together and layered them on another piece of white card then black card again which I cut using the stitched rectangle dies.


The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle whatcha saying now? set and I cut the speach bubble from the coordinating die set. For a finishing touch I added the nuvo drops right across the whole card.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Give a crafter a cookie - Photo inspiration and I have used the colours from the cookies to inspire me.
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Heffy Doodlers FB group - Happy mail
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to craft - Anything Goes

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Huge hugs

Amy xx