Thursday, 31 May 2012

Faux stitching!

Hi everyone.
Today's card uses a gorgeous digi from Saturated Canary, which I have coloured with Promarkers. The pretty paper in the background is from a wonderful 6x6 paper pad that I won from Cindy Vernon. I have added a printed sentiment, some lace, and a little pink butterfly.

I am entering the following challenges
Polkadoodles  -  birthday card with doodles (faux stitching)
Craftroom Challenge   -  birthday
Kaboodles Doodles   -  anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs   -   anything goes
Fab n Funky   -  celebrations

Monday, 28 May 2012


I was rather pleased with the way this one finished.
I found a lovely background to print from Astrid's site, and have layered it onto blue metallic card.The nesties label is cut with my cuttlebug and the words are a lovely rub-on that I bought in Australia. I tied the label on with matching blue sheer ribbon, cut out a flower from some old lace and adhered it to blue card. I coloured the pearls and rhinestones with copics. (used 3 of each)

I would like to enter the following challenges

Polkadoodles   - use 3 of something (it's their 3rd birthday)
Artful Times #5    -  ribbon and lace
Joanna Sheen    -  remember when  (has a nostalgic look)
The Squirrel & The Fox   -   friends

Sunday, 27 May 2012

die cuts

I have been having fun creating a series of these. The top is the birthday embossing folder, and the lower half is a piece from my stash. The die cut is from Cuttlekids which I have had for a number of years, and is still very useful. I have pieced it and placed it on a scalloped square (nesties rectangle cut down to a square) which has the edges 'smudged with some ink pads.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Southern Girls   for die cuts
A blog Named Hero     for 'dust em off'
Hotshot Crafts    for die cuts
One Stop Crafts   for One for the boys
Here comes the boys   for anything goes

Monday, 21 May 2012

Playing Around!

I have been having a messy play with some old stamps, new stamps, and distress inks.
I have had this Tim Holtz stamp for a year now and sad to say, it has not seen much ink. I stamped it twice with Adirondack 'expresso' (love this colour) and then cut out the bird and added some colour with a copic.
The background dots are 'Mini Polka Dot Background' that I won from The Artistic Stamper, and have lost the name of the little diamonds. I sponged with 'Dried Marigold' and 'Antique linen' distress inks.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Artful Times #4   - birds
Sweet Stamps   - my favourite colour
A Blog named Hero     -use something old
Just some lines     - birds

Thanks for your feedback
I have just found out that this card was chosen as one of the top 3 at Just Some Lines  Thanks a lot

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Just a quick card today for the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot    The stamp is from Hero Arts, the sentiment is a rub-on, and the scalloped ovals were cut with my 'bug. The green layer was embossed with 'swiss dots'
Hope you like it

Monday, 14 May 2012


Today's card is a very simple one - A piece of pink card embossed with my paisley folder, and lightly 'smooched' with Impress 'cupid pink' ink pad. Stamped with words from a Hero Arts set, and finished with a 'nestie butterfly in darker pink and vellum.

I am entering
Going Buggy  - things with wings
Crafts and Me   punches and die cuts
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #168   Pink
Polkadoodles    monochromatic

Friday, 11 May 2012

Blue & Brown

The challenge at Sunday Stamper is for blue and brown so have made this card using the two colours.
The brown is Adirondack Expresso and I used it for the image, as well as sponging the edges of the pale brown card and top layer. The blue layer was run through the cuttlebug with my paisley folder, and then highlighted a little with a white ink pad. The image is from a new stamp set that I won from The Creative Pointe, and I finished off with 3 blue gems, twine which is wound 3 times around the top layer and a brown button.
I would also like to enter at Marks Finest Papers - 3 of something, and SJCrafts - use your favourite. (my cuttlebug)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Emboss resist

This circular card was made with scalloped circles by Nestabilities. I cut a smaller size to layer on the front.. The stamp ( a lovely prize from Blockheads) is stamped with an Emboss It Clear pad, and then clear EP and heated.
I then rubbed in Distress Inks, antique linen, dried marigold, and worn lipstick. This immediately makes the image pop. I then finished with a flourish stamp and some paper flowers.
I am entering the following challenges
Blockheads   for emboss resist
Flourishes #167   for butterflies
Challenge up Your Life   for resist
Craftymess   for distressing and embossing


Wednesday, 2 May 2012


This is my first post in nearly a month as we have been away. I saw the challenge at Papercraft weekend  was for monochromatic and I was keen to try out a stamp from a set that I won from
 Chocolate Baroque.
The card is a pretty blue metallic finish, and I have used Midnight Blue to stamp with. I lightly coloured the flowers with Promarkers, and finished off with some blue gems.
I would also like to enter the following challenge.
Marks Finest Papers  -  Blues