Friday, 31 March 2017


Is it the weekend yet?
It's a lovely, sunny afternoon here and I have a bottle of Prosecco calling me :-)

First, I'm sharing a fun card with you.
I have no idea what 'No Pig, No Party' means, but I saw it on Pinterest and liked it. Ha ha!

This was a simple card to make.
I started with my scalloped edge die-cut and added an inky background,
with water splashes.
The piggy and flower were die-cut, coloured with Copics and popped up on foam pads.
So often I mess up my work, when I try and stamp a sentiment directly onto it,
so this time I opted for the text on a separate piece of card.
Then, as it's a party, I added a die cut balloon too.
Oh, and a scattering of sequins :-)

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

AAA Cards  (hope my card is CAS enough!)

My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Borders / Sow Much Cuteness
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
Clearly Besotted - Make A Wish
Inks - Versacolour, Mint / Sistress Ink, Tumbled Glass.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017



I'm not sure about this card.
It was one of those that looked so much better in my head.

Anyway - it's another one for the pile :-)

I took my inspiration from SonjaK's card at the Muse challenge -
focusing on the blue flowers, stitched edging and scattered sequins.

These blooms stamp a solid colour, but for something different I tried to
add some Copic shading.
Hmmm... that's something I need to practice.

WPlu9 - Feathers and Florals
MFTstamps - Together Forever, Stitched Scalloped Border Die
VersaColor - Celadon, Cyan, Laurel Leaf

Sunday, 26 March 2017


Today is Mother's Day, here in the UK and here's the card I made for my Mum.
Without a doubt, this is the trickiest card of the year for me -
it's the dreaded flowers :-)

I was so happy to have this floral stamp set though -
the one step, coloured blooms make it so much easier for me.

I used various inks to stamp my blooms and added a little pencil colouring for shading,
which doesn't show up too well on the photo.
Then I layered them with foam pads, so the card has lots of dimension.
The sentiment is die-cut, partly inked and sprinkled with glamour dust -
gotta have a bit of sparkle somewhere :-)

Hope all you mums out there have a fabulous Mother's Day  xxx


Penny Black & More - Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday - Use more than 1 die or punch

WPlus9 - Feathers and Florals
MFTstamps - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies / Stitched Alphas
Inks - Hero Arts, Butter Bar, Bubble Gum + Color Lights
Versacolor Magenta, Versafine Crimson Red

Friday, 24 March 2017


I was looking around at new stamp releases, when these cute piggys caught my eye
and here's my first card using them.
I was a little worried about colouring them, it's not my strong suit,
but they turned out to be easier than I thought.

This was a very simple make.
I took a piece of card and added a couple of distress inks and some water splashes.
This was attached with foam pads to my scalloped-edge rectangle base.
Then I die cut my elements, coloured them with Copics and arranged them
on the background with foam pads.

I had a tricky time taking the photo today. Would you believe it's too sunny!!
I thought I'd got rid of most of the shadows, but the bottom of the card seems to have taken on
a yellowy tint.
IRL it's definitely white.

MFT Sketch Challenge 325 #mftstamps
My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangles / Sow Much Cuteness
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass/ Cracked Pistachio
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds Dies

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Today I'm sharing a sweet and simple card with you
for the MUSE challenge.

I took my inspiration from Jenni Murray's sweet and pretty muse card -
going with the baby girl theme, the pink dp and the CAS style.

As usual, I had no similar stamps, so I opted for a ninja :-)

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas
My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangles / Stitched Alphas

Thursday, 16 March 2017


Today I'm sharing a card for this week's MUSE challenge.

As soon as I saw Tracey's pretty card I knew I wanted to recreate that stripey, pastel paper with my inks.
So that's where I started.
(This was my second attempt. I learnt that you can't really use yellow - you end up with a muddy, greeny blend on either side.)
After that I was a bit stumped. I don't really send Easter cards so I had no basket, egg, chick type stamps.
After digging around in my stash I came up with these bunnies.
Bunnies in a marching band - that's got to say Easter - right?  :-)

My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Border Die/Stitched Alphas/Strike Up The Band.
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass/Spun Sugar/Shaded Lilac/Cracked Pistachio
Bunnies coloured with Copics.

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Boys like action cards - FACT.
So only a spinner card would do for my dd's boyfriend    :-)

I started with my favourite background of blended inks and water splashes.
Then, I used a black fineliner along an oval die, to draw my 'tightrope'.
I die cut a hill, with the slider part in the middle and popped this up on foam pads.
Finally,  I added my tiny ninjas, gold numbers, and sentiment to complete the scene.


Tic Tac Toe - Bold(hope my colours are bold enough!) / People / Die Cut

Penny Black & More - Anything Goes

(I've gone for the 2 ends of this colour scheme - pale blue and yellow)

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas, Labeled Messages
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die, Surf & Turf Dies
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Memory Box Number Dies, Metallic Card.

Thursday, 9 March 2017


I've been struggling to find time to craft this week,
but when I saw Anita's gorgeous card at MUSE, I really wanted to play along.

This was a quick make for me. I stamped my florals onto my die cut,
heat embossed them, and then used distress inks to blend a background.
I attached a 'happy' sentiment in black card and popped up the 'birthday' on foam pads.

The inspiration I took from Anita's card was from the embossing,
the pink and orange colour combo, and the added splash of black.

I'm not sure what happened with my embossing.
I used a clear embossing powder to try and get a more subtle effect,
but it came out white!!
Maybe that's just the powder I'm using. or is it the Versamark??!!

WPlus9- Feathers and Florals
MFT - Sticthed Scalloped Rectangle Die / Brushstroke Birthday Greetings
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages
Distress Inks - Pickled Raspberry / Spiced Marmalade