Monday 29 October 2018

AECP Easy Ink Blending Techniques

My project for the Easy Ink Blending Techniques module of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (apologies for shadow on the photo).

Inspired by the blended ink backgrounds with layered stamped and die-cut flowers and the colours at the Altenew October Inspiration Challenge.

Also linking up at:
Fusion Card Challenge - Fall  Porch
Inkspirational - Use vellum
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Time Out - Inspired by Words
Seven Hills Crafts October Facebook Challenge

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Saturday 27 October 2018

"Life is beautiful"

Inspired by a few challenges.

Butterfly Challenge - The letter G (butterfly + colour Gold + glossy accent)
Visible Image October challenge on Facebook - Autumn Colours
Time Out - Inspired by Words
(this card expresses being grateful for happy things that make life beautiful)

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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Christmas ATCs

Just a quick post to show you some mixed media ATC cards I made for Worldwide ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Group on facebook organised by Kylie, owner of Happy Little Stampers. I had lots of fun making these! If any of my blog friends would like to swap an ATC with me, please let me know.

Also linking up at  
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
City Crafters Challenge Blog - Silver Bells (use a lot of silver)

  Take It, Make It Challenge
Take it, it's yours 

Saturday 20 October 2018


Inspired by the Uniko inspiration (Wonderful World with optional twist of Thanks) and colours at CAS Watercolour. (2nd birthday).

I smooshed distress inks, heated embossed the leaves (from the Uniko Gerbera set) in white and fussy cut them.

Also linking up at (total of 6)
Creative with Stamps - Halloween or Leaves

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Take It, Make It Challenge  

Friday 19 October 2018

AECP All About Layering 2

This is my project for the All About Layering 2 module of the Altenew Educator Certification Program.

I was inspired by the some of the watercolour examples in class. 

The flower from Peony Bouquet was stamped and masked, the leaves stamped and everything loosely watercoloured.  I wanted to do something a bit different with the sentiment, not sure if it works.

Linking up at
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


Wednesday 17 October 2018

CAS Christmas GD

I'm very honoured to be this month's Guest Designer at CAS Christmas where the theme is "Bird" and there is still plenty of time to join in the fun.

I used a holly triptych die, sponged with green ink, was going to use a sponged background but decided to go for the soft grey card then faffed about where to position the bird, centre or right?

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Also playing at:
Anything Goes with HLS Stamps (sentiment)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


Friday 12 October 2018

Metallic butterfly

I've used some washi tapes for the background and butterfly. Triple heat embossed the butterfly outline with rose gold embossing powder.

Linking up at three challenges:
Butterfly Challenge - Letter B (Butterfly, Buff and Birthday)
CAS Mix Up - Metal + stamping + your choice
(I used washi tape, heat embossing, die-cuts and stamping)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

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Wednesday 3 October 2018

CAS Christmas Guest Designer

I have the pleasure of being guest designer at the fabulous CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is "Bird". Here's what I made. The snowflake circle has glitter card behind and I stamped, coloured and die-cut the little owls.

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