Saturday, May 20, 2023

Fairy Tuttle by Mo Manning

Yes I know, another fairy! This little one is Fairy Tuttle and she was brought out with the Christmas images. As you can see here though, she's perfect for other occasions too with her sweet face. Her layered clothes make colouring fun, she looks great with patterns, coordinating colours or clashing colours. The fabulous artwork shines no matter what!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Fairy Cari by Mo Manning

I seem to be on a bit of a fairy kick at the moment! This stunning image is Fairy Cari and I've been wanting to colour her up for a while!

Once again I have overlayed the image onto a digital paper before printing out and colouring. It really is a wonderful and easy technique to master!

Saturday, April 15, 2023


This beauty is Mo Manning's Eliza. She one of the glamour images that Mo has been drawing up and she's perfect for those of us with adult daughter's and their friends.

I've given her a faux sequin look to glam up her "little black dress" and she's ready to party. You can't see it here, but some of the "sequins" are actually clear glitter pen, so she reall can dazzle in the right light. I thought the lace embossed background was an elegant way to finish the card off.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Fierce Fairy Felix

This little guy is Fierce Fairy Felix by Mo Manning. I've chose him for this card as I'm giving it to a friend who has a health battle ahead. I hope he helps a little.

The background texture is stamped on and I created the sentiment on my computer and printed it out. 

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Giggling Fairy

Oh my - how fun is this little guy. This is Giggling Fairy by Mo Manning. I just love his chubby little baby legs and that smile that you can't help but share.

The inserts in the die cut background were embossed after I cut out the negative pieces in white. I glued the original die cut to a pieces of scrap card before gluing in the embossed sections and popping it up on the front of my card using 3D foam. 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Gothic Fae by Mo Manning

This stunning image is Mo Manning's Gothic Fae. She's perfect for those older girls who like a bit of sass in their fantasy folk.

I printed her onto a layered digital paper background before colouring her up. This is definitely a favourite technique of mine. I wasn't quite sure how these colours were going to work, but I took a leap of faith and am rapt in the result!

Saturday, February 18, 2023

A Wedding Card

Last weekend we were honoured to have been invited to a friend's son's wedding. We have know the groom since he was about 4 and have watched him grow into a lovely young man. His friendship with my son also spawned a wonderful friendship between us parents. 

For the card I made for them I used Mo Manning's Wedding Couple B. I chose this version over Mo's Wedding Couple purely and simply because the groom's hairline was better suited to the real life groom.

I cropped the image a little and asked my friend what colour suit her son was wearing and what colour flowers his bride would be carrying. This gave me my colour scheme. A simple embossed background behind the image gave the whole card an added sophistication.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Monster Stickers by Mo Manning

When Mo showed us her new sticker range including these fabulous Valentine Monster Stickers I knew they would be perfect to make a card for my hubby for our recent anniversary. They may be designed for Valentine's Day but they can certainly be used for other occasions.

Given that they are digital files I had the freedom to re-size. I made a full set - a card, a matching envelope with patterned insert, and some stickers to seal the envelope. I used printable sticker sheets for the stickers and cut one sheet using my Cameo, and the other sheet I cut using a circle punch. I'm really looking forward to personalising my envelopes with these in future.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Little Umbrella by Mo Manning

As the Summer holidays start to wind down here in Australia I thought it was time to post a little bit of Summer fun. This image is called Little Umbrella. I admit enjoying an icy cold cold cocktail is one of my favourite things to do over Summer, although I'm not much of a beach babe!

I love that this image doesn't have the "typical beach babe" look, but she rocks it while empowering those of us with a few curves.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Fierce Fairy Frankie by Mo Manning

I love Mo's fairies, the cute ones, the baby ones, and the ones with attitude like Fierce Fairy Frankie. I've had her on my colouring To Do List for ages, but that is one very long list when it comes to Mo's images. I'm so glad I've gotten her done, and she was so much fun that I keep thinking of different colourways to do her in, so she's back on my To Do list ;)

I'm a big fan of Disney's Tinkerbell. That sassy little fairy is probably who inspired this colour palette today. I hope you like her as much as I do.