Friday, 23 March 2018

Sea dreams

Hi Everyone, sorry I have been absent for a bit.

Today's card is the result of having a play with Brusho's and Infusions and plastic wrap, for the background.  I did not like the walnut brown that came through with the infusions, so wiped it over with a baby wipe, which softened the colour a lot. I then went all over with DI cracked pistachio. I stamped the seaweed from Kaisercraft 'Coastal escape', added some diecut leaves, seahorse and shell (cut from scraps) from the same stamp set and the message from a TH set, stamped in Adirondack 'espresso'. I layered it all on to a pale cream card base.

Paperbabe #69 - green palette
Pixies Crafty Workshop - used snippets
Penny Black and More - Feature a creature

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Monday, 5 March 2018

Cats and dogs!

Hi everyone.
Today's card is similar to one I made last year, but this time I have coloured all the cats with my Promarkers. I used Saddle Brown, Caramel, and Cinnamon for the focal cat and Silver Lining for the rest. This fabulous set is by Indigo Blu.

Challenges -
The house that stamps built - anything goes
CardzTV - anything goes

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Best wishes

A simple card today, just in time for a couple of February challenges.

I sprayed water on the card and then scribbled lime green, turquoise, and orange watercolour crayons in a diagonal pattern. When it was dry I stamped with a turquoise ink pad, the script and the birds from Stampers Anonymous Mini Ornates CMS064 set. I tied a matching ribbon around and added a diecut which has not scanned true to colour. I then adhered it to a turquoise card base.

Rubberdance - orange, turquoise, lime and/or hearts
Paper Artsy - watercolour
Allsorts - starting with 'b' - birds and best wishes

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Monday, 26 February 2018

reach for the stars!

Hi everyone, sorry I have not been around for a few weeks.
Today's card was made for a February birthday. I used a snippet from my ever-growing scrap box and printed an image that I found on the internet.
I used some sparkly gold thread to link the stars together, and the attached some little gold stars over the holes. I used my gold pen on the edges and then attached it onto my base card.

CardzTV - monthly birthday
Southern Girls - Nature (stars are nature!)
Pixies Crafty Workshop - using my snippets
DLArt - a/g
Crafting by designs - card for a friend

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Roses Are Red....

Today's card features a lovely rose stamp that I found at a charity shop. My background was a combination of DI's and Dylusion sprays. I stamped again on an old dictionary that I use when I am spraying, so this is the same red dylusions. It is embossed in bright gold. I do not know who the sentiment is from, as I bought it from a fellow crafter. It is stamped in red and embossed with detail clear.


The Artistic Stamper - Roses are red
Bizzy Becs - a/g
Stamping Sensations - anything with flowers
Penny Black and More - Love, hearts and flowers
Stamplorations - paint it red

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

round in circles!

Hi everyone 
I have cased this from a card I saw somewhere, and loved the style. If anyone knows whose it is, I would love to acknowledge them.
I typed the sentiment onto the card first, then diecut 2 circles, one black, and one using some of my Brusho's playing, using my stitched circles dies, and glued them in to position, after tying a spotty ribbon around. 
Using my Misti, I first stamped onto the card, and then onto a snippet, which I coloured with copics and overlaid onto the card. Doing it this way means I don't have to cut out the feet and tail!

Challenges -
Southern Girls - circle embellishments
Cuttlebug Mania - happy birthday
CardsTV - a/g
Noor Designs UK - celebrations

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


A card I made this week using some lovely cream metallic card stock. the background piece is diecut from the same card, sorry I can't remember the brand, someone may be able to help with that!
I added a pretty piece of gold ribbon, tied in a bow, and the glasses of bubbly, which is a very old stamp from Artee Stamps (Australia), stamped in gold.
A peeloff congratulations finishes it off. (I must start using up these, as I have so many!)

Pixies Crafty Workshop - I used a snippet to stamp the glasses
CardzTV - a/g
Allsorts - old favourite (my stamp)

I may add some more later, as my granddaughter has just arrived, it was her first day at Intermediate school today

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