Monday, 20 April 2020

New nest!

Hello friends, I hope you are all keeping busy under lockdown

I have made this card for a co-worker who was able to move into her new apartment the day before lockdown
I have used a 'new to me' stamp set from GinaK "Owl always love you" which I believe is no longer available
I stamped with  Gina K black amalgam ink and clear embossed, then used a mix of Promarkers and prisma pencils to colour


AAAcards - sketch

Tuesday, 14 April 2020


Welcome back

Today's card was made to send to a young friend for Easter, I know it is not your usual chicken or bunny card, something a little different.
I painted my rainbow background on Fabriano watercolour card, then stamped the images from a NBUS  Crafty Individuals set with GinaK amalgam ink and clear embossed. I also stamped the young couple again on a scrap of white so that I could colour them and adhere to the b/g
Promarker Colours used,
C426, R738,Y437, O949, O837, V528, Y524

Stamping Sensations - Somewhere over the rainbow
The Cats Pajamas #367 - sharing hope

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Monday, 13 April 2020

Birthday Butterflies

Hi and welcome to my lovely visitors.
I have taken a break from spring cleaning to spend some time in my craft room, as there are a few challenges I wished to enter.
I searched through my box of backgrounds, and chose this one, I wish I could remember how I made it!!
As it has a touch of gold I decided to emboss my image from Crafty Individuals in a bright gold ep
I stamped the butterflies again on a scrap and coloured them with Promarkers, then raised them with mounting tape. The sentiment is from Stampin Up, but I covered the word gorgeous and just used the Happy Birthday part. 
The piece was outlined with the same blue promarker, and then attached to my card base

Paperbabe #116 - Birthday
Dare to be Artsy - pastel colours (my b/g is pastel)
Artsy Stamper Challenge #13 - things with wings
Pixies Crafty Workshop - using snippets

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Thursday, 9 April 2020

Thinking Of You

Welcome back

Today,s card is for a friend who's husband now has terminal cancer.
Because we are in lockdown, we cannot visit, so I decided to make a card for them

I cut the feather outlines in a gold card on my silhouette and backed with some dp (unknown brand that I have had about 4 years) I rounded the corners of the blue layer and stamped in white detail EP, a flourish from a Stampers Anonymous set (mini ornates) that I bought in New York a number of years ago and have never used! I added a gold peeloff (also very old) remember when these were so popular! I don't think I will ever use mine up!
Layered onto a white linen look deckle edged base card, and the feathers are raised with mounting tape

Allsorts #566/7 - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
I used old - dp, stamp, peeloff
blue - background paper
Crafters Castle  #28- a/g
The Crafters Cafe #239  - a/g

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Do what makes you happy

Hi and welcome back

Today's card uses the lovely Lavinia stamp that I had used last week.
I multiple stamped onto some designer paper, with GinaK black amalgam, and also stamped a sentiment from Unity in Shades dye ink (purple majesty). I overstamped in Versamark, then clear embossed. Thank heavens for my Misti, I would never be able to do this otherwise.
I added a little Wink of stella to the luna lights and also a white paint sharpie to high-lite

Time Out #158 - purple with the friendship option

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Friday, 3 April 2020


Hi and welcome back.

Today's card is for my granddaughter's 14th birthday which is coming up this month.
I have based it on the challenge from Passion for Promarkers, which this week is for flowers and lace.
I have used a pretty piece of dp for my background which has bright colourful flowers on it.
My image is a digi from 'Girl about town' set, and it is very appropriate, as she loves clothes shopping. 
I have coloured with the following Promarkers
cardinal red,  dusky rose,  cadet blue,  pastel beige,  cinnamon,  saddle brown,   caramel,  praline,
buttercup,  and pastel green
 I added 2 rows of lace, which I deepened the colour with the dusky rose to match the girl;s blouse, and then finished with a co-ordinating flower
I hope she likes it!

Passion for Promarkers #536- flowers and lace
Creative Inspirations - April showers and spring flowers
I love Promarkers # 407 - a/g and birthday option
Art Impressions #279 - bloom where you are planted (2nd entry)

Thanks for visiting and stay safe and stay home

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Top Bloke!

 Hello and welcome back

Today's card uses an image from a great set for guys. I have chosen the golfer today, and stamped onto a piece of white card, along with the sentiment and the frightened golf ball!
I coloured with promarkers, layered slightly off-set onto a dark green card base and added a piece of washi tape
 Linking to the following challenges

Allsorts #565- men and boys
Creative crafting uncles - a/g for males
Simon Says Wednesday - happy birthday