Little Darlings stamps is releasing a new collection today called Spring is in the Air. To introduce the four new darling stamps, the design team and a few guest designers are having a blog hop. The hop coincides with the Little Darlings challenge and the theme Spring Colors.

For my first sample I used the new image called Buddies. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Classic Square Nestabilities die. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E00, E11, E13  Hair: N5, N7, N9   Jeans: B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97   shirt/frog: YG21, YG23, YG17   Hat: Y23, Y26, Y28, E33   Net: C00, C1, C3, C5    Ground: G43, G46, E31).

It was masked, cloud masks were added and the background was airbrushed with Copic Marker BG01.  Shading was added to the clouds with Copic Markers W00, W0 and W1. The square was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

A 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ strip of Pebbles Happy Go Lucky Patterned paper was adhered to a 4 1/2″ square of Pebbles May Bouquet Collection. The layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Solar White cardstock. Blue Organdy Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip before the image was adhered over the center with dimensionals.

The wires of three Zva Creative flowers were twisted together. The ends were rolled up with the help of my paper piercer. Branches punched out of Pebbles paper were added to the flower bouquet and it was adhered to the lower left corner of the image. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was adhered next to the flowers.

A sentiment from Whimsy’s Treasured Moments Tickets stamp set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink over a piece of cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The sentiment was adhered above the flowers. The layers were adhered to the card base, Kraft cardstock cut and embossed with the second smallest  Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

For my second card I used the image Isn’t She Lovely. The girl was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E51, E53    Hair: Y26, E33, E35, E37   Dress: R30, R32, R35    Shoes and Trim: W00, W0, W1   Hat: YR20, YR21, YR23    Purse: YG11, YG13, YG17). The image was cut out and set aside.

The card base was cut out of Solar White cardstock with the Tim’s large tag die. A piece of the new Echo Park Graceful This & That paper was cut slightly smaller. The edges were sanded and another piece of the same paper pack was added as a horizontal strip. The edges were then stitched and seam binding was tied around the strip. A heart doily was adhered to the left hand side of the card. The image was adhered over the doily with dimensionals.

A sentiment from Whimsy’s Friendship Ticket Sentiments was stamped over the oval that had been cut with the Large Tage and bookplates die. The oval was airbrushed with Copic Marker YR20, placed back into the bookplate frame and adhered partially under the girl frame. A butterfly from the same set was stamped on the same paper used for the card base and cut out. It was adhered to the lower right of the sentiment panel.

To finish off the card a button was tied on over the bow with Linen thread. One of Nina’s gorgeous new Fancy That Want2Scrap Border bling was adhered to the top of the card. A Rhinestone was added the right hand side of the bookplate and part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl underneath it.

Check out what the other designers have created with the new stamps:

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Make sure you stop by the Challenge blog. One of the commenters there will receive blog candy!

Do you like the images I used today? Leave me a comment and I will pick a winner on Thurday morning with the help of

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles



Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Little Darlings Blog Hop”

  1. Oh my word your coloring is so amazing! These look so realistic I swear it is like a picture
    Beautiful designs sweetie

  2. Wow Beate! These are AMAZING! I’m sure going to miss you being with us. Each and every fold or crease in their clothing is perfectly colored! Gorgeous!

    Congratulations on your Spellbinders spot.

    Hugs, Mindy

  3. OMG! Beate! Your coloring is awesome! I love your card and tag! Your card is amazing, I just love the background you added! What a wonderful Spring day!
    Big Hugs!

  4. Georgeous creations! Love the new stamps 🙂 Thanks for the fun hop!
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

  5. Two gorgeous cards. The images have been coloured beautifully.

  6. You have done a beautiful job colouring the stamps. Your card and tag are fantastic. Thanks for sharing

  7. Beate – your attention to detail makes each of your cards little pieces of art!! You are so talented and always inspiring!!

  8. No, I don’t like the images you used…. I LOVE THEM!! Omg, they are just too cute!! And your coloring of course is awesome. I still want to be like you when I grow up!! I also hear congrats are in order for the Spellbinders spot!! So happy for you, my friend.

  9. I think these two, but more the little man are my favourite of all the new release and your creations are so beautiful and detailed……gorgeous xxx hugs Amanda

  10. S W E E T ! ! ! These images are the sweetest little things ever! I absolutely would love to win! Your creations are divine, as always, and I’m going to make time this a.m. to hop!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Hello there Beate, thanks for having me along on todays Blog hop. Your work is beautiful.

  12. Love both the card and the tag- the image on the tag is my favorite. Beautiful job! Also wanted to let you know I stopped by the spellbinders blog and looked at your frame and tutorial- amazing and your directions were very clear.

  13. Love your use of copic markers. Wish i paid more attention in kindergarten and could stay in the lines!!!

  14. Hello Beate
    Wow! You did an amazing creation! Love your colouring! GREAT JOB!

  15. Oh gosh Beate! I am always in awe of your amazing work…and these are certainly no exception! Your coloring and the card design are nothing short of breathtaking!

  16. WOW!!!! I love both the card and the tag. Beautiful job!!
    God Bless 🙂

  17. Oh these two are so cute but I adore the little boy and those colors you used!

  18. I love your work Beate! These cards are beautiful and I love your coloring.

    It’s been such a treat for me to work on this team with you if only a short while. Congrats again on your new DT assignment. I will visit often! hugs, Angela

  19. Wow your coloring is awesome Beate and your LO is gorgeous!
    Love it!!
    Hugs Heidy

  20. Gorgeous little sweeties. Beautifully coloured, and as I’ve said before, your attention to detail is just amazing! xx

  21. So very fun and a super use of your sentiment stamps as well!

  22. Beate your cards are just gorgeous. Nothing does blending and coloring like Copics and you are a master. Love the sweet images, it’s a wonderful time of year to see these sweet babies frolicing in the sunshine!

  23. These are 2 very gorgeous cards love the images the colouring is awesome. I love the clouds on the first one they are so real looking.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  24. As always your coloring is amazing! Love the layouts. Olivia

  25. How stinkin cute is that little boy! Beautiful coloring and design with both images.


  26. love love your coloring on these! beautiful projects!

  27. two amazing projects!

  28. OMG Beate~~once again you have given these sweet new images Life!! Amazing coloring and your backgrounds are delightful 🙂 Thanks for detail on your clouds with Buddies:)

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