Friday, 31 March 2017

Pretty Poppies

 A very CAS card today using Memory Box 'Row of Poppies' die
I first cut the die into the front of my white card, then diecut again in red and green card. I have trimmed the coloured pieces and inlaid them into the card front. I cut a small piece of green to ground them.
Challenges - AAAcards - diecuts
Southern Girls - use a diecut

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Coffee lovers

Hi everyone.

I have made this card so that I can join in with the coffee lovers blog hop, and also the challenge at Verve stamps
 I have printed some of the images from Verve, onto a cream cardstock, and used yellow and orange markers to highlight. I used wink of stella to add sparkle, and sponged the edges with walnut stain DI

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


Hi everyone. I have had a productive week - it is good getting back into the swing of cardmaking.

Today's card is for the challenge at Allsorts, they are wanting cakes etc, so I thought this would be a good stamp to use. I stamped it 3 times and coloured it with copics. The 3 sticker was glittered with KindyGlitz, and I used clear Wink of Stella over the icing.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Twist and Pop!

 Hi everyone.

Today I have made one of the popular 'twist and pop' cards, it was a lot of fun to do, especially trying to get the mechanism right!
Sorry I can't remember who the DP is from.

I would like to enter this into the 'More than one fold" challenge at Scor Pal
StudioZ - fun fold cards

Monday, 27 March 2017


Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today's card features a beautiful stamp by Indigo Blu. I first made my background using distress inks on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and smooshing the card through several times. I then stamped with Shades Dye Ink (citrus oranges) and stamped again on some scrap paper, so that I could fussy cut the flowers and layer them up. I added some micro beads to the centre of them and also some white splatters to the background.
Challenges -
Rubberdance - everything spring
The Artistic Stamper - springtime
Emerald Creek Dares - splatter some fun
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Architecture, and the key of the door!

Hi everyone.

The challenge at Paper Artsy is for 'doors, windows, and arcitecture. I have chosen to use this lovely print of a Venetian scene. I have lightly tinted it in places with Marvy Markers, distressed the edges with Vintage Photo DI, and layered it onto a background which I stamped in French Script. I finished off by adding a little   key (for the door)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

CAS and sky blue

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
Today's card was an experiment - stamp and emboss with white detail ep, and then colour. I used copics and Promarkers to shade the leaves and flowers. This is a stamp that I won from Holley's blog, I do not know the brand.
I will enter in the following challenges
Stamplorations CAS and sky blue

and also
Stamplorations, stamps and spring

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Celebrating a birthday

Hi everyone.
I am back with a card I made after a little shopping spree.I purchased the EF and the stamp set on sale in a local chain store, both are by Ultimate Crafts
After I had embossed the blue card, I highlighted the design by swiping it with Brilliance Pearlescent blue. I also trimmed the flowers from the top so that I could layer it over some pretty dp. I stamped the birdcage in Brillance Lightning Black and fussy cut it. The bird is stamped in black Memento, and shaded a little with Copics. I added an organza ribbon across the embossed piece, and shock! horror! I added a peeloff!
I would like to enter in the challenge at Scrap and Craft for Celebrations,  Noor Design for Spring, And Penny Black and More for anything goes with stamping

Take care and have a great week

Friday, 10 March 2017


I have been playing with my Infusions this afternoon. What a fun product!
The background was made a while ago, using a paint medium and a brush to spread the colours. Istamped the flowers etc from my Jofy set, and then mixed the colours with an acrylic paint medium so that I could paint the flowers.
colours used:-
emerald isle (leaves and grass)
are you cerise (some of the flowers) then added blackcurrant to the mix (for some of the circles)
then added violet storms to the mix for the darkest part of the flowers. I added atouch of Wink of Stella in gold to highlight parts of the flowers.   I will enter this at Paper Artsy.and also Craft Stamper


I have done some recycling with this card by cutting out the butterfly, and tearing the stamped words at the bottom. With the addition of some washi tape to form an edge, and adhering to a mint coloured card, I have given it a whole new look.

I would like to enter the Butterfly challenge
and also a second entry for Stamping Sensations

Thanks for visiting, and have a great week

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Hi! I'm back!

Hi everyone. I am back after a couple of weeks away in our motorhome.
A very warm welcome to my new followers as well.
The challenge at Rubberdance this month is to use these 3 colours.
I had fun making a background using Brushos, turquoise and lemon. I stamped the flowers (from Stamplorations), embossed with white detail ep, and swished over with some magenta paint, and then wiped it back a wee bit with a baby wipe. The leaves are from a die, which I have forgotten the name, and the stamp is also unnamed. 
challenges - 
The Artistic Stamper - Springtime
Stamping Sensations - close to nature
Simon Says Monday - make your own background
Pixies Crafty Workshop- I used snippets for my flowers

Have a great week, and thanks for visiting

Monday, 6 March 2017

Blog Candy

The Craft Barn has a wonderful candy. Go here for the details