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Princess Anya - The Greeting Farm

Do you ever start working on a card and get side tracked with other projects?  I sure do.  I coloured this lovely Princess Anya from The Greeting Farm at least 2 weeks ago...and just finished putting her together last night.

I was trying out a new colour combo for hair..well at least new for me.  I stamped Anya onPrism Simply Smooth with Memento Black Ink.  The pearls are Kaiser Craft, the flowers are Prima.  I received Smooch Paint a couple weeks ago for my online store and just couldn't wait to give it a try...I used it on this card for the flowers, crown, wand and dress.  I must say I haven't been as excited about something new in quite a while as I am about Smooch Paint...this stuff is just way too cool, on this card I used the Illuminate Top Coat!  It's an amazing way to add that sparkle and bling without alot of fuss and it dries fast.  I air brushed the flowers & pearls because they were originally white.  The cardstock is Bazzill "Pauly Poo & Papaya", the patterned paper is a piece from my stash.

Lora's Princess Anya lrg

I don't know how well the Smooch Paint shows up in this picture but it is so beautiful in the real!

Lora's Princess Anya Flowers

I didn't use very many Copic colours on this image but this is the list: 

Hair:  YR21, Y28

Skin:  E000, E01, E00

Dress, Wand & Crown:  B02, B04, B05

Lora's Princess Anya Small

Comments are always so welcome, thanks for stopping by to visit!



Fleur Anya - The Greeting Farm

I promised to post this card a couple of days ago...but life just has a way of stopping you from getting the job done sometimes.  Well I'm up and at it early today just so I can get my card up to share with you.

We are all set here in Canada for a long weekend, now who doesn't love a long weekend.  It's also the weekend to get all the annuals planted in the garden..only problem for me is I still have to go purchase these annuals.  But that's all part of the fun isn't it!

Now onto my card share for today.  As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I taught a class last weekend on Easel cards, if you haven't had a chance to try them please do they are just so much fun to make.  I create mine in 6 x 6 just because I love having all the extra space to work with.

On this card I used Fluer Anya from The Greeting Farm, I used her a couple posts back on another card I really love this image, it's also one of my daughter's favourites.

I chose bright summery colours for this card combination.  The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Prism Simply Smooth cardstock.  I love using Prism to stamp on when I'm colouring with Copic's because it bleeds VERY little and I always seem to be very happy with the end result.  That's would also be considering my colouring skills are on par that day...LOL!

There is a lip on the bottom of the cardstock, just for a boarder punch.  A friend of mine created a card doing this so I totally cased her idea as I thought it was very neat.

Fleur Anya Lora Sig Smaller Version

This is a list of materials for this card:

Patterned Paper:  Kaiser Craft Spirograph P347 Rosette & P345 Harmonic

Flowers:  Kaiser Craft P617 Lemon Lime, P618 Lime

Other Stuff:  Kaiser Craft Rhinestones SB762 Silver, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Small & Large, Martha Stewart Boarder  Punches, Large & Small oval punches, Stickles

Cardstock:  Bazzill Sprout, Yellow & Prism Simply Smooth


Skin:  E000, E01, E00

Dress, Inside Flowers & Border:  YG01, YG03, YG05

Hair:  E31, E35, E37

Flowers:  Y11, Y13, Y15

Here is a view of the inside:

Fleur Anya Lora Inside Version

Close up view of Anya:

Fleur Anya Lora Close Up Version

I hope you all enjoy today's post...sorry again she was late & thanks so much for visiting.  Almost all of the materials I used to create this card are available on my website here.  Please feel free to let me know what you think.   



Mimo with Roses - Bildmalarna

Hi Everyone:

I have wanted to do Easel cards for such a long time.  I taught a class on these very cool cards this past weekend so for today & tomorrow's post I will show you what we created in class.

On this card I used Mimo with Roses from Bildmalarna, I just love how sweet this image is.


Mimo with Roses Lora Sig Smaller Version

The directions for cutting Easel cards can be found here on Splitcoaststampers.  Here is a list of supplies I used:


Skin:  E000, E01, E00

Shirt & Socks:  BG01, BG02, BG05

Flowers:  Y00, Y02, Y04

Hair:  E44, E47, #49

Hat, Pants & Shoes:  YG93, YG95, YG97 *this is one of my favourite Olive Green combo's

Leaves for Flower:  G82

I used a C4 to rag around the edges of the image.

Cardstock:  Misc. Blue, American Craft Spinach textured, Prism Simply smooth to stamp on with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Patterned Paper:  Kaiser Craft Cabbage Patch P185 "Tender Heart"

Embellishments:  Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, Square & Scalloped Square punches, the fence is a MS punch.  Misc. Rhinestones & Ribbon, flowers Kaiser Craft Olive & Ice Blue.

Here is an inside view:

Mimo with Roses Inside Lora

One last close up of Mimo:

Mimo Lora Close Up

I hope you are able to visit tomorrow, I will be posting and Easel card using a stamp from The Greeting Farm.  Thanks for stopping by today & please let me know what you think.




Gretal & The Stump from C.C. Designs

Hi All:

I finally got the chance to play with the new C.C. Designs stamps which arrived early this past week.  They are now available at  On this card I used Gretal & the Stump.  The buttons I had on hand didn't match so I coloured them with my Copic's and the air compressor.  The cardstock is Bazzill Brown & Pink Bazzill Bling, patterned paper is Basic Gray Porcelain "Chatsworth".  I stamped Gretal on a piece of Prism Simply Smooth with Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured & cut her out.  I used Spellbinders for the piece which I stamped the stump on.

Gretel Lora Sig

Here is a close up of Gretal:

Gretal Close Sig Lora

This is the inside of the card:

Gretal Inside Lora Sig

 I used Marianne Walker's technique of ragging to add the colour around the outside of the stump.  Just grab an old rag and put a bit of colour from your Copic on it and pounce away.  This is also a great way to added texture and depth to your actual image.  I didn't use it on this image but I have in the past & it's great..give it a try.


This is the list of Copic's:

Hair:  Y21, Y23, Y19, YR24

Wings & Dress:  R32, R35, R39

Shirt & Boots:  YG21, YG23, YG25

Mushrooms:  E41, E43, E40

Grass:  YG25, YG63

Stump:  E34, E55, E57

Hope you like today's post.  I will be back Monday & Tuesday with Easel Cards...see you then!  Love to hear what you think.














Fleur Anya - The Greeting Farm

I just couldn't wait to starting colouring some of my new arrivals, The Greeting Farm Stamps.  My first pick, although it was very hard, was Fleur Anya.  My 8 year old daughter helped me choose which stamps to order first for the website.  I think she did a fine job!

I used a Spellbinders Die - Labels Twelvefor this one, I coloured with Copic's as listed below.  I added some flowers & Stickles.  I get many emails asking about bows and why mine lay flat...the answer is the most amazing little gizzmo called the Bow Easy.  I love that little tool, it comes in two sizes one for large bows and one for small bows.

Fleur Anya

This is a close up of Anya:

Fleur Anya small


Flowers:  V01, V04, V05

Dress:  Y32, Y32, Y38

Hair:  E31, E35, E37

Skin:  E000, E00, E01

Have a wonderful day & thanks so much for stopping by.  I would love to here what you think so please leave a comment!




Tossa with a Flower - Bildmalarna

I must be a lucky gal because my mailbox just seems to give me more joy than bills these days.  A few months ago I met a lovely lady by email named Joyce Glasen from Michigan.  Joyce found me thanks to Splitcoaststampers and we have been swapping ever since.  I wanted to start sharing all of the wonderful cards I get from others because each and every person's work is just so wonderful.  Joyce doesn't have a blog so this is my chance to share her work with all of you.

Joyce stamped and coloured a Bildmalarna stamp called Tossa Flower, isn't she just too cute!  I love the colour combination, it is one I have never used but I will now for sure. 

Here she is:

Joyce's Card

Hope you all enjoy this card as much as I do!



Sharing a Card from Cabio Tse

I love to participate in mingle's because they are so much fun.  Last week I opened my mailbox to find my April mingle card from Cabio Tse of British Columbia.  Well let me tell you I just couldn't wait to get to a computer to tell her how much I loved her card, not to mention the awesome goodies she sent me did she know that I have an 8 year old daughter who's scrapbook these will look awesome in.

I wanted to share my good fortune with all of you, Cabio's work is truly terrific.  If you have a moment please take a peak at her blog here you won't be sorry!

Here are a few picks:


Take a peak at the inside of this card!!!


Check out the goodies I got!!!!


Have a wonderful day!