Monday, 29 June 2020

One Layer

Good morning crafty friends.
A bit cool and showery here today!

Today's card features one of the first stamps I bought, called Birds on a wire
I stamped it directly onto my inked background, masking, so that I could colour one bird in red
The sentiment was also printed directly from my computer, and I finished by stamping the 2 corners

Stay Crafty with Hero #11 - One layer
Stamping Sensations - make it colourful
Cardz TV #117 - a/g
The Creative Crafters #29 - a/g

Saturday, 27 June 2020


Hello everyone

Today's card features 2 very old stamps, but I thought the went well together. I stamped the cake onto a snippet from my scrap box, and embossed with silver ep. I then used my stitched oblong die to cut it to size. The candles are coloured with Sakura silver sparkle pen, and I finished off with 3 purple gems to match.

Art Impressions #285 - make me laugh

Monday, 22 June 2020

Gone Fishing (again)

Welcome back

Today's card features one of my favourite stamps for men. It is from a clear stamp set by Sullivans, but I think it is no longer available now
 I have coloured with various Promarkers and layered onto a black card base

Penny Black and More - favourite stamp
Southern Girls - a/g (second entry)
Creative Crafting Uncles - fish/fishing
A perfect time to craft - open
Ally's Angels - a/g
Artsy Stamper - vacation
Crafters Castle - a/g

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Friday, 19 June 2020


 welcome back!

 today's card is my interpretation of instructions  I saw on how to make a panel background from Gina K
I used a woodgrain embossing folder and swiped  di ink pads down and added more colour with a sponge.
The image was rescued from my scrap box, and I am not sure where it came from. 
I layered it on dark green to match my base card and then added a sentiment on a flag to finish
Allsorts #576 - embossing
Stamping Sensations - make it colourful

Monday, 15 June 2020

Tropical Flamingo

Hello everyone

Today's card was made entirely from bits and pieces from my scrap box, apart from the base card, which has a slight fleck in it.
I cut out the flamingo and tropical leaves using my Cameo Silhouette, and added some shading to some of the pieces. I also added a matching green border
 The yellow flowers were diecut from a small piece that had been dry embossed. The flower centres were also diecut from some black scraps. I raised three of the flowers with mounting tape
Art Impressions #284 - animals and nature

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Friday, 5 June 2020

Your Special Day

Welcome to my blog today.

Did you know that you could be missing comments from your blog?
I discovered quite by accident that if you click on 'comments' in the left panel, and then 'awaiting moderation' you may find a number of comments that have not been posted!

Back to my card!
 I have followed the lovely sketch at 'Stay Crafty with Hero' using some very pretty Kaisercraft 'Memory Lane Collection' papers. I added some subtle stamping to the vertical strip with my French Script" stamp, and also sponged all edges with Frayed Burlap DI. I also added some fines glass beads to the centre of the flowers

Challenges I would like to enter
Time out #163 - inspired by words
Stay Crafty with Hero #9 - sketch
Crafters Castle #30 - a/g
Southern Girls - a/g
Cute Card Thursday#637 - a/g
AUD sentiments #252 - flowers + a sentiment

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