Saturday, November 28, 2015

Masterboards #1

I have been reading with interest the subject of masterboards on the paper artsy blog, and I am not sure who inspires me the most. I think I have taken something from everyones examples, with the exception of using a brayer.
I painted with a lovely orange paint (no label) and then sprayed with some gold glimmer mist to give it a pretty sheen The blobs of red and gold were spread out using a comb. I used some watered down black for the swipey bits in the middle, stamped the text with black soot di and used a white sharpie for the cross hatches. I am looking forward to making some cards with this.
This is my entry for the challenge at Paper Artsy
and also Love to Create

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas is coming

Christmas is getting close so it is time to enter some Christmas challenges.
The background was created by smooching some distress ink on my craft mat and spritzing with water, then swiping the card through it. I also added some stamped circles and stars. Unfortunately the sparkle doesn't show up on the stars. I stamped the bird on the card and also on another snippet, so that I could layer him. He is coloured with copics and promarkers

Penny Black and more - anything Christmas (stamped)
Rubberdance - Tis the Season
Artful Crafts - Christmas
Graph-it Markers - Christmas sparkle                        
Paperbabe - anything goes
Love to Create - anything goes
Pixies Playground - snippets

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Saturday, November 14, 2015


I sprayed a piece of card with dylusions and then embossed with the swiss dots folder in my cuttlebug. I added the diecut 'thanks' and some punched flowers and butterflies. The daisy is made on a daisy wheel with raffia. challenges -
Cuttlebug mania - thank you
Pixies Playground - I used snippets
Mixed Media - texture

Friday, November 13, 2015


This weeks card uses a few snippets from my scrap box, some stitching, a button, and a stamp by Hero Arts.

Challenges -
Pixies Playground - using snippets
Sweet Stamps - anything goes

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Monday, November 2, 2015


Today's card has a vintage feel to it. I have used 2 pieces of a DP for the background, and made a tag piece by stamping French Script on an angle, on a snippet from my scrap box, then adding a vintage photo, some scraps of lace and a layered flower

Challenges -
Southern Girls - stripes
Noor Designs - anything goes
Almost forgot to join the girls in Pixie's Playground, because I used snippets from my scrap box!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bold and Beautiful

This is one of a series of notepads I have been making.
I have layered the top with a square of cream card from my snippet box, which I embossed in my cuttlebug. The edges are sponged with DI.
I stamped the image 3 times, and cut out the flower head and the centre separately
I have used a mixture of copics and promarkers to colour, and have layered the flower to give dimension
Mod Squad - bold and beautiful
Di's Crafty Workshop - use snippets
Fashionable Stampers - changing seasons

Friday, October 16, 2015

I'm back!!

I can't believe it is almost 2 months since I have posted on my blog.
We have been away on a fantastic cruise, which went through the Panama Canal. It was so interesting.
But, now it is back home to reality!!

The background of my card was done with Colour Burst - yellow ochre, on a pearl finish card. I then embossed it with a dragonfly folder through my Cuttlebug, and lightly sponged the edges. I stamped the flower in black Memento on a snippet of white card, and coloured it with copics and promarkers, using Autumn tones. I finished off with a scrap of organza ribbon, and tied the bow with some bakers twine.
Challenges -
Graphit Markers - Autumn colours
Scrap-craft Inspiration - Autumn colours
Cuttlebug Mania - black and orange
Rubberdance - Autumn
Craft Dream - Autumn
Fantastic Tuesdays - Autumn
Pixies Playground - use snippets

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend