Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Happy Birthday Becky

Look another card with orange in it….. slightly worrying how much orange I am using at the moment but don’t worry Becky your orange papers are safe!!

Papers are once again the lovely My Minds Eye range, I really do love these papers! The front paper with little flowers has Swarovski crystal stones in the centre of the flowers and they really do make the card sparkle! I love a bit of bling especially the Swarovski bling!

Cupcake stamp is from the Stampin Up Crazy For Cupcakes set, which I have wanted for AGES and got it for my birthday – Thank you Clare, first time they have been inked up! Sentiment on the inside is part of a Heidi Grace stamp set, I just love Heidi Grace, so sad that Fiskars are discontinuing her range.

Scalloped oval punch is the new punch from the Stampin’ Up mini catalogue along with the small oval punch and the sentiment inside is part of a Hero Arts set.

The owl is a Penny Black stamp coloured in using my copics, yes I have been bitten by the copic bug, not had much chance to play with them yet as I’m busy with the scrapbook so still trying to master the technique.

BTW for anyone wanting to buy copics from the UK at a good price I would highly recommend cult pens they sell the Copics for a good price, if you spend over £10 postage is free and they arrive so quick… what more could a girl want! Cult Pens

They have just started stocking the Copic atyouspica glitter pens which are come in 13 different colours.. if you haven’t heard of them before let me help you LOL

The main difference in the Spica glitter pen is that the sparkle is actually made up of micro glass flakes and they claim that they have twice the writing length of other pens. They are a pigment based acid free ink and they dry pretty quickly. They sparkle much more than the stardust gelly roll pens and the clear is a proper clear and not a silver colour.

The only other tip I have read is that you must keep these pens stored horizontal and you must not drop them!
Whilst I’m on the subject of pens they also sell the fantastic Uni-Ball Signo white pen that is in the SU catty, their price almost half the price in the SU catty so well worth using them! I’m really fussy about white pens and inkpads looking true white not grey and this is the only pen I have found that looks a true white and works really well on dark cardstock. Uni-Ball Signo White Pen
OK I’ll shut up about pens for now LOL…. I have to admit that I do have a bit of a pen addiction, thinking back to when I was a kid I always had a thing for pens back then, Saturday morning in town with the girls checking out what new pens they had in Heffers stationary shop!


Becky Stewart said...

Wow! Its even better in real life - I love it.
thank you :)

Made by Mandy said...

Wow Kerrie, that is gorgeous. No wonder Becky loved it so much.

I just laughed at you and your pen fetish, Paul and me are just the same, we LOVE going into stationery shops together.

When you were a kid did you have one of the massive felt tipped pen collections too? Mine had to be kept in strict colour or or else!!!

Leigh said...

Yep, I love pens too. Don't tell me that there's something else I have to have!! The card is gorgeous.

Clare said...

I can see why Becky's so pleased :) It's a gorgeous card. The funny thing is that I used the same stamp (yours I do believe) on the card that I sent to our fab friend LOL

You know me and pens ;o) --- I totally blame you (and miss B) for my new addictions to Copics, Stampin Up, Brushables and now Copic glitter pens. I'm a lost cause when it comes to stationery LOL xxx