Monday, 31 August 2020

Pretty Butterflies

Hi everyone
The challenge this week for Sketch Saturday is to use one of the sketches from  2016
I have chosen #394 for my card. I have used this gorgeous digi that I won from Stamplorations, and re-sized it to fit on an angle on my white card. I have coloured with copics to match my base card. I added a strip of black that I punched with a Fiskars border punch and the stamp is from a set by Clearly Besotted stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges
Stamplorations - never ending challenge

Friday, 28 August 2020

All in Blue

I am back with a second post for today

I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card.
The background is stamped with 'french script' and I have used my Lavinia stamp on the central oval, embossed with silver. I have added a blue flower with a diamante centre and a silver ribbon bow


Bird in a cage

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog today

I have managed to find some time this morning to make a couple of cards, and this is the first one.
I used shaded lilac, broken china, wilted violet, and mermaid lagoon distress inks to make my background. I pressed the colours onto a stamping block, then spritzed with water, and layered the colours onto my art paper, drying in between. I also added a splat stamp and postmark stamp, both by Paper Artsy.
I cut out the bird in the cage on my Silhouette Cameo, and added a little colour to the edges.
The sentiment is clear embossed, and the the piece was attached to a matching card base.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Tuesday, 18 August 2020


Hello all

Another slimline card from me today
I cut a white mat smaller than my base card and diecut 3 circles into it, and glued to the base.
I stamped and coloured 2 pineapples, fussy cut them and attached with mounting tape.
The centre flower uses 3 die-cuts from my scrap box and the black stamens is a punch
I wrote the message by hand in a matching calligraphy pen

I would like to enter the following challenges
Art Impressions #289 - Tropical Treats
Lavinia World #33 - a/g
The Cats Pajamas #374 - slimline
Pammy's Inky Pinkys #2033 - a/g

Thanks for visiting and your encouragement

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Bold and Bright

Welcome crafty friends
Today's card follows the sketch at Sketch Saturday, a fun way of using scraps.
I cut 3 colours at 1.5 cm and random lengths, which I cut on angles.
I glued them to my white piece in no particular order. I layered my white circle, stamped with a lovely yacht (unknown) onto a red stitched circle. The yacht was coloured with Promarkers, molten red and cloud blue, then the whole piece glued to a dark blue card base

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Sketch Saturday

Hi everyone

We are back in lockdown level 3 so I have had some time to make this card.
I have used the sketch at a 'new to me' challenge blog called Sketch Saturday, to make this card. The sunflower is a very old Hero Arts stamp, coloured with the following Promarkers
Y247 summer sum
Y337 tulip yellow
Y417 buttercup
O949 pastel yellow
O345 saddle brown
O727 caramel

I used some snippets of DP for the background and stamped the message with GinaK amalgam

I would like to join the following challenges
Penny Black & More - say it with flowers

Sunday, 9 August 2020


Welcome to my blog today and welcome to my new follower Sally Bownes

I have made this card for my son's birthday, which is later this month, but have to post it overseas, so good to get it done early

I used a coffee ring stencil with walnut stain DI directly onto my kraft card base
The coffee pot is a Stamplorations sticker which I applied to a scrap of kraft card, and the sentiment I found on my pc, but have no idea where I got it from. I coloured the latte word with a black gelly roll glaze pen, which gives a lovely shine

Allsorts #583/4 - Make it masculine
Unstampabelles #103 - Good News / make your own background
Arty Divas - a/g

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 2 August 2020

'Girl Power'

Hi and welcome to today's blog post.

I have switched back to the legacy version as I cannot seem to get rid of the extra redirect step on the new version. I hope they can fix this ASAP

Today's card is from a set by 'Acid Drops & Whatnots' who I believe have now closed. Such a shame, as I loved their designs.
I stamped with black GinaK ink and clear embossed, both the image and the message
I have coloured with the following Promarkers
C446 Marine
G956 Ocean Teal
Y247 Summer Sun

The panel was then layered onto a matching coloured base

I love Promarkers #415 - a/g with colour option

Thank you for your kind comments