Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Monday, 28 June 2021



Welcome back, so nice to have you here
I have made another card using the ephemera that Crystal sent me. All the pieces are so colourful, and this certainly reminds me of summer, even though we are mid-winter here! I used two of the patterned pieces for the background, then layered the image with a scrap of black card, and added a matching button for extra interest

Allsorts #630 - use design paper
Unstampabelles #112 - my season is Summer
Crafty Catz #557 - I used the Summer option

Friday, 25 June 2021

Watermelon Gnome


Good afternoon all, and welcome to my blog
I received a surprise parcel yesterday from a lovely crafting friend, containing some very cute watermelon ephemera. 
This morning I had some spare time to 'play', and this is the result
I roughly followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday

TTCRD - a/g
Time Out #190 - photo inspiration (reminds me of Summer)
Double D - Signs of Summer

Friday, 18 June 2021

Dandelion Wishes



Today's card is made from 'smooshing' colour onto an embossing folder and then running it through my cuttlebug. I used faded jeans, mermaid lagoon, cracked pistachio, distress ink and forest moss dox. 

The folder is from a free set from a magazine that I was given, and also has stamps that are in the same theme. I used one of the butterflies to stamp on vellum, emboss with detail white ep and fussy cut. I also stamped the message from another set onto vellum and tore it into a strip which I attached with Art Glitter Glue


Lets Squash it #9 - nature and watercolouring (2nd entry)

Crafters Cafe #268 - insects/butterflies

Allsorts #628 - butterflies and bugs

Crafting Happiness #100 - a/g

Thanks for visiting and stay safe!

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Owl Christmas


Today's card follows the sketch from BYSH cardmakers
I have used some DP from a magazine as the background and used a toning card for the scalloped pieces. I stamped the Christmas owl on a scrap of white, diecut into a circle and layered onto the scalloped circle. I then trimmed it back so I could attach it to the side. After colouring with Promarkers, I stamped the TH hat onto red card and also white card, so that I could paper piece the trim. I also added a snowflake sticker which I attached to the blue card and fussy cut
The base card is a dark navy colour

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Birds
Clever Dexter #18 - favourite technique (paper Piecing)

Monday, 14 June 2021



Hi everyone

Today's card was a bit of an experiment for the challenge at Lets Squash It,

The theme is nature and watercolours.

I rubbed distress inks - pumice stone, walnut stain, and black soot directly onto the embossing folder then spritzed with water.

After running through my cuttlebug and allowing it to dry naturally I added some string to the wavy lines, trimmed and adhered to a white card base


Lets Squash it

Allys Angels - a/g

Paperbabe - a/g

Crafty Catz - a/g

Bastel-traum - water

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Magical Worlds


Hi everyone.

Slipping in at the last minute with my entry for the magical worlds challenge.


-silver floss

-lavender paper

-wink of stella clear on wings

-wink of stella purple on flower buds


Allsorts #627 - magical worlds

Crafty Catz #554 - a/g ( I did not use the tag option)

Bizzy Becs Store - a/g

Thursday, 3 June 2021

With love


Hi everyone

I am back today with a card that I made this afternoon.

I used a digi from Stamplorations which I have coloured with chalk pastels for the flowers and Promarkers for the butterflies.

I cut through it diagonally, but trimmed around the butterfly. In the space I inserted a strip and stamped the sentiment with Brilliance graphite black using my Misti


Stamplorations - spring fling

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2122 - butterflies

Allys Angels #46 - a/g

Time Out #189 - inspired by the word 'spring'