Saturday, 28 September 2013

Lovely lace

Today's card features a gorgeous stamp from Indigo Blu called Elizabeth Bennet, which I bought when I was in the UK earlier this year. I have stamped it twice and coloured and cut out the flowers from the second image, then layered them on top . I added a little sparkle to the centres, and added a piece of old lace to the lower edge.
I would like to enter this in the challenge at
Crafts and Me - lovely lace

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Happy Birthday

This card (CASed from Beccy, Scrappin and Stampin in GJ)  has been stamped with bundled sage DI and a stamp from my JoFy set. I overlapped and bent them a bit. Next I stamped the sentiment on a snippet of green card, and cut a snippet from a piece that had been sprayed with Dylusions to match the red flowers. Added some liquid pearls in the centres.
Challenges -
Stamp and Create - birthdays
Pixie's Playground - snippets (3rd entry this fortnight)


I have been following the posts at PaperArtsy and have been inspired by Liz Borer and her amazing projects. I have followed her suggestions and made some shrink plastic buttons. The first 2 sets are made with JoFy stamps, and the third one is actually a button stamp. I have coloured them with pencils, Promarkers, and Copics. I found a button card on pinterest, printed it 3 times, coloured with chalks, and edged with a gold Fiskars pen.
Challenges -
PaperArtsy - inspired by Liz Borer
Fab n Funky - buttons
Simon Says - anything goes

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Today's card features a lovely stamp from TH, stamped with walnut stain DI onto a piece of kraft card. I have layered it with a deeper brown, and also the 2 embossed oblongs in the corners. The other 2 pieces were some snippets left over from another project. Finished off with some black 'gems'
I would like to enter in
Southern Girls - monochrome
Divas by design - monochrome
and Pixie's Playground, cos I used snippets

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Paper Artsy #2

This is my second entry for the challenge at
 Paper Artsy.
I love the splash of colour with the paint swipe!

Paper Artsy

This week at Paper Artsy we have been inspired by Joanne Wardle. I was very impressed with her CAS style, and actually made 2 cards for the challenge - this is the first - the second one is in the next post.
I am also entering in
The Rubber Buggy - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Designed to colour - anything goes

Best Wishes

Today's card for the challenge at Pixie's Playground has a layer of pretty paper stuck onto a white card. I stamped the sentiment and embossed with white detail EP (love this stuff!) I have added a flower which is cut from snippets from my box, and look at those lovely stamens - a lovely punch that I won from Pixie!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Happy Birthday

This is a very quick card that I made for a wee boy who loves engines, so I hope he likes it!
I layered the spotty paper onto white card, stamped the message and added embellies.
I would like to enter into the challenge at
Totally Paper Craft for birthday boys.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Thinking of You

The current challenge at CuttlebugMania is for nature.
I have embossed the green background in my 'bug, and also diecut 2 spellbinders butterflies, from a snippet of off white card, which I then sprayed with Glimmermist and attached with the second layer raised.  It has a lovely sheen. I trimmed a snippet of black for the sentiment
I would also like to enter the challenge at Simon Says for embossing, and Pixie's Playground because I used 2 lots of snippets!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Inspired by....

.......Alison Bomber at
Paper Artsy!
I have tried to follow the style and colours of some of the examples.
The background was sprayed with Dylusions and the gaps sponged with antique linen DI. I then stamped with my Jofy stamps and went over them randomly with a fine black sharpie. I also sponged on some gold paint through a stencil.
I would like to enter this at Paper Artsy, and also Vintage Stamping for anything from the garden.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Pink and Pretty

This sweet wee girl is Maggie from Cuddlebug Cuties, and I have coloured her with my limited supply of Promarkers.
R346, R327, Y417, O727, V546
The background is pink vellum embossed with my swiss dots folder, and I have added some small pearls to both pieces. I stamped the message in pink, and also sponged the edges with the same pink.

I would like to enter in
Passion for Promarkers - pink and pearly
Totally Gorguss - anything goes

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Today's card has been made by stamping with Emboss it 'clear' and then using clear embossing powder on white card. I then used distress inks to make the background, worn lipstick, antique linen, broken china and victorian velvet, and then splattered with a little water. This is for the butterfly challenge at Sweet Stamps and anything goes at The Paper Parade

Thursday, 5 September 2013

A Winner....

.....and I was too. I recently won two sets of Marianne Collectables from The Southern Girls Challenge.
I made this card using the cup die and the ball die and also the sentiment.
The cup is actually gold card, but it does not scan well. I cut them from bits from the snippet box and so too is the piece the cup is layered on. I will slip this into Pixie's Challenge - a soccer ball may come in handy!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

another cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box!
This image is from CD Gingerbread Twist by Studio 12.
I have coloured it with a mix of copics and promarkers, cut it out with a nestie and sponged the edges. The background is stamped and the red and white stripe is washi tape.
I am entering at -
Graph It for red and green
Southern Girls for Warm Fuzzies
Hiding in my Craftroom for anything goes
Craftroom for trees