Thursday, 17 January 2019

Pink and grey

The flowers were stamped in black and water-coloured.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments!

Joining in at:
The Card Concept - Pink Party (Clean and Layered, inspired by the pink flowers)
The Flower Challenge - Pink and grey
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Inspired by Words
Craft Stamper Take It Make It - Anything Goes with stamps


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Happy Little Stampers January ATC Challenge

Hi everyone, I'm delighted to be part of the Happy Little Stampers design team for the ATC Challenge.  ATCs are fairly new for me and I'm looking forward to making more. Here are my vintage ones for the January challenge. 

I cut three ATC size mixed media paper pieces and put on a thin coating of white gesso. The backgrounds were made by painting on Infusions powder pigments mixed with water and light stamping of text in brown archival ink. I also used the brown archival to stamp the images and water-coloured them with the Infusions.

Looking forward to seeing your vintage ATCs and thank you for visiting my blog!


Here are the challenge rules for creating ATCs

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Have an amazing birthday

I've been playing with some new STAMPlorations goodies and here is one of the cards I made.

The background was masked off, yellow ink sponged on and the coffee bean stencil sponged in orange over the top. The mug was heat embossed in black and water-coloured.

I will add my card at the new CAS Stencil Card Challenge, where the technique is sponging.

Also playing at (total of 5) :-
Less Is More - Water (I used water-colouring)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions


Friday, 4 January 2019

NEW - CAS Stencil Card Challenge

Hello and Happy New Year, everyone! 
I am very honoured to be part of the design team for a brand new challenge,
CAS Stencil Card Challenge.

Stencils - love/hate them? I'm sure you have some in your craft stash.  At CAS Stencil Card Challenge we will be exploring a different technique/product each month to use with our stencils and this month's technique is "Sponging".  Do check it out here - we have great tutorials to get you started.

Here is my DT card.

To make my card, I masked off the centre of a die-cut panel, sponged pink and yellow inks through a stencil and added a heat embossed butterfly.

The other DT members have made beautiful cards to inspire you and we hope you will join in at Stencil CAS Card Challenge!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Butterfly Challenge - Letter I (Image digi or stamp)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Merry Christmas tag

A tag I made with gel press background and heat embossed sparkle.

Linking up at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes,  Crafteezee - Anything But A Card and Watercooler Wednesday - All About Holidays.

Thank you for looking!


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Love Joy Peace

I made some ATC's using Visible Image stamps and stencils which I will link up to the Visible Image Group on Facebook for their November challenge "Make It Sparkle" (the sparkle not showing up that well on the photo).

Also linking up at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas ChallengeThe Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes and Craft Stamper Take It Make It - Anything Goes.

Thanks you for visiting my blog!

Friday, 23 November 2018


Another card using the lovely CAS Colours and Sketches colours. My die-cut holly was water-coloured with Zig pens and Glossy Accents over the top, on a background of die-cut sentiments block (which is from a set of Sizzix thinlits called "Christmas Phrase Cards" #659973).

Also playing at:
CAS Watercolour - Christmas Florals and/or Greenery
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

Thank you for looking!


Thursday, 22 November 2018

Metallic holly bough

Embossing folder background, die-cuts, art metal foil, stamping and heat embossing

I do like this holly triptych die, have used it here with some art metal foil (sentiment by Uniko).

Playing at five challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - CAS Christmas
CAS Mix Up - Embossing folder + Stamping + Your choice
Less Is More - Metallics
Uniko - Celebrate with optional twist of gold


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Joy at Christmas time

Beautiful Christmas-sy colour inspiration at CAS Colours and Sketches and here's what I made. Gold heat embossing, coloured with Zig watercolour pens (stamp by Julie Hickey Designs).

Also linking up at (total of 6):
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
CAS Watercolour - Christmas Florals and/or Greenery
The Card Concept - Homestyle Holiday
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes w/optional twist of CAS
Uniko - Celebrate with optional twist of Gold

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, 19 November 2018

Merry and bright

I was inspired by the beautiful inspiration at the Uniko challenge (Celebrate with optional twist of gold). I stamped using the poinsettia and sentiments by Uniko, heat embossed the poinsettia in white and water-coloured with the colours in the photo.

Linking up at a total of  5 challenges:
CAS Watercolour - Christmas Florals and/or Greenery
Less Is More - Metallics
The Flower Challenge - A Special Occasion

Thanks for looking!