Monday, 9 May 2011

Whoopsi Daisy 'Things with Wings' challenge

Hi there crafters - I've got a bit of a special one today that I made for the Whoopsi Daisy 'Things with wings' challenge - check out the rest of the DT's work with this link - theres some real stunners! I can't tell you just how much I enjoyed working with this sheet which is no. 28. Especially the little birdy bits - toooooo cute! - Thanks Linnie for such fabulous images - use the link in my side bar below to check out the blog where you can buy sheets for just £1.99 - BARGAIN!!! The art work in my opinion is what you'd expect to find in a rubber stamp & is a much higher standard than some digis around. I have to admit - I'm a bit of a real stamp girl myself - but these digis are just sooooo good - I'm being converted! haha. Actually I've been working with a few digis recently for different DT's & to be really honest - its been a bit of a nightmare at times. My printer used to be ok for watercolouring (its an Epson one - with the water proof ink) but my Dad bought some copied ink & you only have to show it the water brush & it runs like crazy! My HP laser printer just won't take the watercolour paper & my other scanner/printer wont install properly to my laptop as I think the cd's broke. So between my 3 printers I was majorly struggling to get a print out I could watercolour with my beloved Distress Inks! - Sooooo I ordered some Copics & they came this week. I AM TOTALLY SOLD!!!! - love them! & am now really looking forwadrs to more digis. Other than a few scribbles this is my first attempt at using them - so I know I'll have a lot to learn & I didn't order the right skin colours either - but in all in all I think its not bad for a 1st attempt!


I have to confess - this design is mostly down to the gorgeous WD images & the fantastic papers I used. I ordered from Bunny Zoe store & am just so excited about every single thing that came! (maybe I need to get a life) haha. The paper pad is 'Anna-Lee' by Prima & is just to die for. The Magnolia die cut swirl is also a newwy, as is the Spellbinders fancy tags (set 3 I think?!! or poss 2 - will find out!) & the charms - simply adorable. There was 10% of for the wedding bank hol weekend - so it was a total bargain too! - With all these new products it no wander I like the results so much - don't you find that when you order new supplies, your crafting steps up a notch? - LOVE it when that happens!!!!


...The other major influence was the bow that my daughter brought home for me on a box of chocs (which were very yummy by the way & lasted about 2 seconds!) As soon as I saw it - I thought it'd be perfect for these papers for this challenge. The other new thing I've tried is my Flower Soft. I won it in the Card-Maker of the Year prize from SC&P mag & have been dying to give it a try - but just not found the right images so far. These little birdy bits are just perfect for it - I love the effect of it - so soft & pretty & adds to that whimsy/ vintage feel...


COPICS (Main Image):
Skin - R000 (Cherry White), YR000 (silk), YR20 (Yellowish Shade) 
Girl's Hair - R000 (Cherry White), R20 (Blush), RV29 (Crimson
Boys Hair - B000 (Pale Porceline Blue, B02 (Robins Egg Blue), B05 (Process Blue)
Girls Dress - R000 (Cherry White), R81 (Rose Pink)
Boys Coat & Leaves - G000 (Pale Green), G21 (Lime Green), G99 (Olive)
Boys Pants, Coat Detail & Bird House Roof - R000 (Cherry White), R20 (Blush), R27 (Cardinium Red)
Girls Dress trimmings & Boys Shoes - BG000 (Pale Aqua), B05 (Process Blue), BV29 (Slate)
Branch, Rocks & Bird House - V000 (Pale Heath), V01 (Heath), V06 (Lavender)
Grass - G000 (Pale Green), G21 (Lime Green), YG23 (New Leaf)


...Flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts & my local Country Baskets, as are metal butterflies. The paper edges have been distressed with a craft knife & rolled slightly for that vintage feel...


COPICS (Birdies):
Birdies - B000 (Pale Porceline Blue), B02 (Robins Egg Blue)
Breast & Beaks - Y000 (Pale Lemon), Y15 (Cardinium Yellow)
Bows 1 peachy colour- R000 (Cherry White), R20 (Blush) RV29 (Crimson)
Bows 2 lilacy coloure - V000 (Pale Heath), V01 (Heath), V06 (Lavender)
Foliage - G000 (Pale Green), G21 (Lime Green), YG23 (New Leaf)


...The other new things I tried was the fence - I made it with vertical strips of card-stock cut up & shaped at the top connected with 2 horiontal longer strips & used tiny glue dots to connect them. If you haven't got one of those cool fence dies - this is a really easy way of getting the same effect! I think I'll defo be using that one again! - Maybe I'll do a tutorial too... 


...The quotes are from the Prima paper stack - I have cut out & adehered the individual words/ sentances. Little mini-alphas by Cosmo Cricket are on raffle stlye tabs also cut from the paper pad...


I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations - Friendship
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with opt extra of Something round
Scrap Creations - Bugs Life
Sweet Stamps - Olden Days/ Vintage
Claudia & Company - Butterflies
Creative Craft - Recycled (ribbon bow off box of chocs!)
Crafts & Me - Swirls (swirly die-cuts)
Delightful Challenges - Mothers Day/ Someone Special
Craft us Crazy - Mothers Day/ Flowers
Sarah Hurley - Things with Wings
Paperplay - Show us your Stlye
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Crafty Catz - Quote/ Sentiment
Stamp Challenges - Digi Day
Fairy Fun Friday - For the girls
Allsorts - 3 different stamps
Wee Memories - C.R.A.F.T.
One Stitch at a Time - Fancy Folds
Paper Sundaes - Magical/ Mythical
Dream Valley - Flowers
Sundays with Crissie - Flowers
Paper Romance - Use your favourite Die
By the Cute & The Girly - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - May goes Green


  1. Hi Deb,
    Adorable! Love your crafting style and am looking forward working with you in TWO DT's! Sooooo much fun!!!
    x Mariska

  2. Hi Deb, Love your card, alot going on there and it's gorgeous..Thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. Adorable card!Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations this week.Hugs Tanya

  4. A lovely card, youv'e done a fab job with your new copics. Thanks for joining in at creative craft, good luck. xx

  5. Hi Deb. Love, love your card. So much to see, and all is gorgeous. Fantastic job.
    Hugs Nat

  6. this is just beautiful and for the first time you used the copics you did a great job with it.
    love all the details you have put on.

    greetings karin

  7. wow! this is truly stunning! I am in awe of it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our Butterly/things with wings challenge at Sarah Hurley this week.

  8. Wow - what a fab creation , stunning
    thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT
    Love Jan

  9. Such a beautiful card! So much going on your card, and so much details! Very beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along at OSAAT!

  10. You certainly ROCK hun, this is absolutly STUNNING! There's so much detail going's brilliant!! Hugs Annie xXx

  11. This is a wonderful creation, I love all the details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  12. What an amazing card so much going on, didn't know where to look first. It is a truly gorgeous card with soooo many fabulous flowers, fantastic creation a work of art. Love and hugs Lynne xx

  13. Beautiful card,fabulous colouring with your new copics...And I love all of your detail...Clever you with the fence it looks great...
    Mandy x

  14. Great Card Deb - just so many details you've done wonders with this card. I have that paper too - it's lovely isn't it? Adore yoru colours and your colouring with the copics is excellent considering it's your first time.
    I get excited too when postie arrives, I think we all do... and yes, I think you're right, we probably need to get out more :) Hugs, Teresa x

  15. wow fab card - so pretty - love all the different elements - had to look twice to see them all
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  16. Wow lovely card, lots of gorgeous details,thanks for showing us your style at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  17. Wow, amazing detail on such a pretty card - fab!! Thanks for joining our Friendship challenge over at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck, love Jacky x

  18. gorgeous card Deb love the image and all those beautiful flowers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  19. Flipping heck you must of been working on this for HOURS! thanks for coming to join in the fun at Top Tip Tuesday challenge, hope to see you again next time, Samantha :0)

  20. Wonderful design, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  21. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Stamps!


  22. I love this one too! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  23. hi Deb! you card is wonderful and so beautiful. i love all the flowers and embellies you add. im a flower and embellie girl myself you see. your coloring looks fab could never tell its your 1st time. im myself still new with copics ,and have no ide if im using the right skin color, ah, the colors never seem to be right anyways with my camera,lol. oke, now im babbeling, sorry. i love your card.

  24. Gorgeous card, Deb, so many beautiful details. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz!

    Hugs, Dawn

  25. Oh wow Deb, this is absolutely stunning! I can't get over all the gorgeous details and your colouring another wow!! So much inspiration that I could stare at it for hours. Hugs, Maria

  26. Hi Deb
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  27. This is unbelivable! Love love LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

    Sandra P

  28. Wow, wow, wow!! I love everything about this and not only this card but all the creations on your blog! You are so very talented! Love all the details you add to each of your pieces!! I'm a new follower!!

    Thanks for playing with us over at "Fairy Fun Fridays" challenge and good luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  29. Oh my word!!!!!!!!!! DEB!! This is amazing!!! It's so fab when you get so excited about new bits of stash isn't it?!

  30. so sweet! The image is really cute and I just looove all those flowers - looks like a garden!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  31. WOW! Such a feast for the eyes! Beautiful work! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  32. Stunning card, love all on the elements on your card. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx


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