Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Florals

I was so excited to be asked by Nikki from Indigo Blu to be a Guest designer for the latest challenge 'Summer Florals'
 I used one of my new winning stamps 'Blazing Poppies'
I have used a little artistic licence in colouring, as this is not your normal colour for poppies. 
I stamped with Memento-tuxedo black, and coloured with a mix of Promarkers and a Wink of Stella pen for the wee lemon flowers. I stamped the image again on scrap card, coloured, and cut out the 3 mauve flowers and shaped and raised them with mounting tape to give dimension. I also sponged around the edges with a toning mauve Distress ink.
Challenges - 
Passion for Promarkers - summer flowers
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Paperbabe - anything goes

Thursday, July 14, 2016


I am having problems with blogger.

I am unable to write comments on some blogs, although I can write the comment and it just disappears,

It is not happening with all blogs.

Can anyone advise please

Monday, July 11, 2016

Teal butterfly

Todays card uses Indigo Blu stamps and a piece from a designer paper block. I stamped in Adirondack Expresso, and overstamped the flowers and butterfly (on a scrap of paper) with DI Broken China. Finished off with some toning bakers twine and a little bling

Indigo Blu - brown and teal
Southern Girls - flowers
Simon Says Stamp - colour inspired
Creative corner - anything goes
Pixies crafty workshop - snippets

Friday, July 8, 2016


This crazy bird which I have coloured with Copics has just popped in to say Hello!
He is popped up onto a pretty gingham background with the edges sponged in distress ink, and the hello is from a set by 'Wow'

Challenges - Allsorts - use gingham
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Penny Black and More - a/g

Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 3, 2016


I am running so late with my challenges this week - it has been a really busy week, plus we now have 2 grandchildren staying and their Dad.

I have used another of my Brusho backgrounds, and stamped one of the crazy birds. I stamped him again on a scrap, and coloured with copics to tone in with the background, cut it out and layered it directly over the image on the card. I added some googly eyes for the challenge at AAA cards.

The colours and bird are also perfect for challenge  #36 at Paperbabe

I hope everyone has a great week, it has suddenly turned very cold here, but then it is mid-winter after all!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Who is for Coffee?

I have printed the lovely free image from Shery at Stamplorations, directly onto my card front. I printed it again on a scrap so that I could layer the two cups, which I coloured with copics. The dotty background is from a lovely stamp by Paperbabe, and the message I found on a quote website (I loved the pun) I am joining in at the coffee lovers blog hop
and also at Stamplorations Anything goes challenge, and Pixies Crafty Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2016


My second post for today!
I used two of the stamps from the Wetlands set, that I have just bought, onto a scrap of white card, adding a little colour sponging with di's.
I diecut it with a circle die, and cut another slightly larger black piece. I then layed them onto a kraft card base, and added 3 black tiny circles to finish
This is my entry for the Caseplorations June challenge

And also Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies