Monday, 22 February 2016

Bubble blooms for Mum

 Hello lovely people,

I am very excited today as my beautiful new wooden box set of Inktense watercolour pencils has arrived!
It's not even my birthday!
I have been toying with the idea of getting them for ages and finally just decided to go for it :-)

Now I just have to learn how to use them, so while I am having a play, I have another Mothers' Day card to show you.
I tried out my new bubble bloom stamp and made a pretty pastel CAS design, with homemade candy dots.

Handmade Mothers Day card with Woodware bubble bloom Melanie stamp

This design was slightly more complicated than it looks because I inked the edges of the dots before I shaped them and I paper pieced the leaves, but those little details really make the difference in my eyes.

Handmade Mothers Day card with Woodware bubble bloom Melanie stamp

Card recipe;
Image: Bubble Bloom Melanie - Woodware
DP: Spring paper bloc - Joy! Crafts
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Dotties - Presscut

Copic colours;
Tiny leaves: G40/YG61

I hope you all had a great weekend :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


  1. A lovely, pretty card. I love your handmade candy dots - how did you make them?
    Kath x

  2. Lovely xxx Enjoy playing with your new pencils - can't wait to see what you create x

  3. A gorgeous, simple design that says it all Kat, how beautiful.
    Can't wait to see your results with your new Inktense pencils.

  4. A beautiful card Kat, love the stamp and making your own candy adding to the bubble bloom is just fabulous. I love the delicate colours. A very very pretty card. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. Love this card Kat and your attention to the inking and paper piecing...classy. So lets see the pencils in action, I am sure you will be fantastic with them.xx

  6. Beautiful card and I can't wait to see what you create with your new pencils.
    Deborah A

  7. This is gorgeous Kat, beautiful colours and the attention to detail paid spades!! xx

  8. A beautiful card Kat, love the design and soft colours.
    Hope you enjoy playing with your new pencils.
    Lorraine x

  9. Kat, this is truly gorgeous, the little touches have really paid off, - such a wonderful and beautiful design...I love this.

  10. ooooh, and meant to say...enjoy your pencils, I can't wait to see your gorgeous colouring!

  11. Beautiful cas design! Those patterned baubles look fab!! Ooh I'm jealous about those pencils! Have fun playing :-)
    Lucy x

  12. Very pretty Kat - love the bubble flowers and such a lovely CAS design. I just got the new spectrum noir Aquacolour pencils (they launch this week) 0 fabulous to cour with watercolours - all the DT girls fell in love with them - i think you'll love using watercolours so much more forgiving than markers and lovely colour variation in one pencil! - enjoy your playtime x

  13. Beautiful card, love the papers and your homemade candy ...great idea :) I have had one of those bubble bloom stamps for ages and never used know how it goes sometimes you buy a stamp full of ideas and once you get your hands on it you end up staring at it and wondering what to do lol...well I might have to hunt mine out now I have seen how gorgeous your card looks !
    Hugs, Kaz x

  14. Sometimes the cas crds take longer than fussy. I love the simplciity and pastels

  15. This is so very pretty Kat.... such a beautiful and delicate shade of pink. I'm loving the home made candy dots too........ clever you! And you're right... the tiny details like inking the edges make all the difference. I have a ton of the Craftwork Cards candy dots in my cupboard - and don't think I've ever used them..... but one day..... one day.... LOL!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  16. Hi Kat, this is a beautiful elegant card! I look forward to seeing your colouring with your new pencils!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  17. Lovely card Kat, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you share with your pencils. Good luck hun, you'll be a star with them, I know for sure.

  18. So clever and so pretty! Love the gentle paper design and the muted stamping of the image. So gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends x


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