Sunday, 30 January 2022

Friends are Flowers


 Good evening all

Today's card was made using some designer paper that I trimmed a little smaller than my card base

I stamped the sentiment with Brilliance graphite black, and embossed with detail clear EP.

The leaf was stamped with Memento, and the two flowers are diecuts (unknown brand) I added some matching purple gems to the centres.


Time Out # 206 - friends quote

CRAFT #64 - a/g

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Season's Greetings



Today's card is for next Christmas, so I am making a good start

I have used two different scraps of designer papers, and ran the background piece through my cuttlebug with a Craft Concepts folder called 'Happy Holly'

I cut the spotty piece into a banner and edged both pieces with R17 Copic

The image is a digi from Stamplorations, printed on a small piece of Fabiola paper, and I have used Promarkers - Pastel blue,Ocean Teal, buttercup, and herb green. Copics - lime green, lipstick orange


BYSHCardmakers -on facebook - #18 - sketch

Snippets Playground #420 - use snippets in Ruby's memory

PIP #2204 - a/g

Rudolph Days - January

Passion for Markers #625 - embossing

Stamplorations - Theme and photo prompt (Stamp and colours)

Monday, 24 January 2022

Life Happens



Today's card  features one of my most used stamps - a crazy bird from Tim Holtz

I chose a piece from my backgrounds box that had some silver smudging on the edge. I sprayed it with 'glacier' Glimmer Mist to give it a pretty sheen, but of course it does not show in the scan. 

I stamped my bird onto the card and also onto a piece of printed art paper, which I then fussy cut and adhered over the image

I then added the sentiment which I had printed and coloured with a blue marker. I also used it to ground the bird. 

Life Happens is from a coffee sticker from Stamplorations which I cut in half


Colorful Options #1 - winter blues

Rabisco #23 - a/g

Simon Says Monday - a/g (birds)

Ikes World #152 - a/g add a sentiment

Creative Moments #230    I did not use the option

Stamplorations - a/g never ending

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Birthday Fishes


Today's card features a 'new to me' embossing and die set titled Making Waves, which was free with a magazine
It embossed the waves and cut the circle at the same time.
I coloured with peacock feathers and faded jeans distress inks to create the waves effect
The fish and shells are peeloffs which I adhered to some watercolour card that I had been playing with  The main orange colour is Dylusions.
I used some small black alphabet stickers by Kaisercraft to make the message, and adhered all onto an orange card base

Lets Squash It #16 - under the sea
We Love to Create #1 - a/g mixed media

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Diamond Wedding


We recently celebrated our Diamond Wedding and this is the card that I made, following a similar one that I saw on a Facebook group

I diecut the leaves, circle and hearts, and added them along with three red roses and some 'diamonds'


Allsorts #659 - add a heart

Ally's Angels #54 - a/g

Sognando Scrap #98 - a/g

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Monday, 10 January 2022

Enjoy the Journey



Today's card is using a new (to me) stamp set by Tim Holtz
I had a lot of trouble trying to get a good impression, after consulting Mr Google, I used Versamark first and then Brilliance graphite black., in my Misti, so I could repeat stamp. 
 In the finish, I emailed TH to see what I was doing wrong. He recommended using Rangers Archival, and of course, I don't have it in black, only dark plum. It stamped a lot better but has stained the stamps. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Back to my card! I used a piece of dp and stamped the words directly onto the paper. I stamped the car on a scrap of white card and coloured lightly with an Inktense pencil, which I the rubbed over with a wettish finger!

Thanks for visiting

Tuesday, 4 January 2022




to all my followers and visitors

Today's card uses a lovely stamp from Paper Artsy - HP1216.

I stamped on a white card using Brilliance 'graphite black' and clear embossed

The signs were coloured with copics, the bottom corner rounded, and mounted on a matching colour purple base card. To finish, I coloured a tiny spool with a black marker and wound it with some purple cotton.


Creative Knockouts #433 - a/g

Allsorts - black and white plus one other colour

Stamping Sensations - a/g (I did not use the option)

We Love Stamping - a/g (I did not use the option)

Thank you for visiting and have a crafty week!