Saturday, December 2, 2023

Christmas Elves by Mo Manning

Today I'm playing with 2 of Mo's gorgeous little elves. Meet Little Elf Tippi (with the lights) and Little Elf Kippa (with the baubles). It looks like they're working together to trip the tree. The sentiment is included with Tippi when you purchase him.

I used a digi paper for the background, sadly this company is no longer in business, but I love the papers I bought in the past and tend to use them quite often.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

When a Dwarf plays Santa

With Christmas coming it's always fun to see an image and re-imagine it. This is Mo Manning's Dwarf 6 and instead of seeing a dwarf with his ale tankard, I saw Santa at the end of a Hot Cocoa break.

I used Mo's gorgeous free digital paper Colourful Trees for the background to add to the festive spirit.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Gnome Christmas by Mo Manning

It's the first week of November when all things in my house begin focusing on Christmas. I have begun my Christmas shopping and of course, my Christmas crafting!

Today's card uses a mix of elements from 2 different image sets - Father Christmas Gnome Set and the Gnome Tree Set. Gotta love a Gnome ;)

Until Next Time
Happy Crafting 

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Rowena by Mo Manning

Since Halloween is just around the corner I decided to use Mo's cute witch Rowena for my card. We don't tend to celebrate Halloween as much here in Australia as they do elsewhere, but I like to play anyway.

I am currently enjoying patchwork and quilting again so decided to combine my 2 crafty loves by using an MFT quilt die for the background. The best part of these dies is you can use all of the pieces to create various versions for future cards :) 

The spiderweb corners and little spider are die cuts from La-La Land Crafts

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Bee my Honey by Mo Manning

This week I've used the gorgeous Bee My Honey by Mo Manning for my card. I've been eyeing this cutie off for a while so it was time to colour her up. She's such a delicate and magical little thing that I decided to go slightly off the traditional bee colours, going instead for a lime green and white palette. One of the things I love about this craft is testing boundaries with your colouring.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sneaking a Peek by Mo Manning

This week I decided it's time to sneak in a little Christmas card, and Mo's Sneaking a Peek fit the bill perfectly. Like I did recently with my Queen Bee card, I layered up sections of the image for added texture and depth. I know it's hard to see in photos but it looks great IRL! 

I layered my image onto one of Mo's free digital papers, this one is called Snowflake.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Love From Us

Today I'm showing a card I made using 4 of Mo Manning's boy images - in order from left to right - For TeacherWith Love Boy, Guilty Bert and Harvard. I love that they all have their own personalities and yet work together so well as a group.

I used inks and colourless blender on the white background before colouring them in. I don't do enough card using boys so this was a lot of fun. 

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Bee by Mo Manning

I had great fun using "Bee" for my card today. I layered her onto a fabulous digital paper from the Honeybee Journal Kit by Irresistible Prints. This meant her wings would end up at the same level as the "hive". I then printed her and her flowers out a few times so that I could separate and layer them up to add dimension. Firstly I layered up her whole body and then just her head. And some of the flowers were up 4 layers. It looks fabulous IRL. The fairy and bee's wings all got treated with a touch of glitter for more fun.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Joy and Wonder by Mo Manning

I had great fun layering up some digital elements to create a background to print Mo's cute little pooch on before colouring. This adorable image is called Joy and Wonder. I just love the movement the fur has, and that sweet expression as he ponders the butterfly.

Until Next Time
Happy Creating

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Mei with Peonies from Mo Manning

I just love the innocence this image has, it paired well with the soft colours I used. This is Mei with Peonies from Mo Manning.

For the background I stamped a crackle effect with yellow and pale blue on one diagonal half before embossing the panel. I then ruled some fine lines and hand drew in some crosses on the base card before I popped the central panel up. Such a simple design but it gives it a wonderful look.