Thursday, 27 April 2017


Here's my card for this week's MUSE challenge.

You might be wondering how I got to this card from Kay's gorgeous work,
but I an explain ;-)

I looked at the overall layout of Kay's card and followed that ( a bit like a sketch).
To begin with, I masked off a curve on my rectangle and stamped my trees using similar colours to Kay's bouquet.
Then I added a little distress ink, under the trees, for my hill.
The bear was die-cut, coloured with Copics and stuck on with foam pads -
and I chose a bold sentiment stamp and a scattering of sequins to finish.

card by Kay Miller

Wplus9 - Feathers and Florals / Friends For All Seasons Fall
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die
Inks - MFT Poppy / Ripe Raspberry / Sour Apple.  VersaColor Green Tea
Distress Ink Scattered Straw
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn, Year Two

Saturday, 22 April 2017


I racked my brains for the 'rainbow' challenge at Addicted to CAS,
and came up with this simple, embossed and inked birthday card.

I die-cut a stitched rectangle, stamped the blooms and leaves with Versamark
sprinkled them with white embossing powder, and heat set them.

It's kind of tricky to see where you're stamping with the Versamark, so I just stamped a few blooms at a time and then sprinkled them with white powder as I went along.

After heat embossing them, I inked my 'rainbow' with distress inks.

Then, I die-cut a scalloped edge rectangle, stamped and embossed my sentiment
and attached this to my 'rainbow' panel.
I cut off the edges level with the stitched rectangle.
This piece was then fixed to my card base with foam pads.

  • Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle / Penelope's Blossoms
  • Clearly Besotted Sentiment - Say It In Style
  • Distress Inks - Pickled Raspberry / Spiced Marmalade / Cracked Pistachio / Salty Ocean / Shaded Lilac
  • My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle
  • Clear and White Embossing Powder

Thursday, 20 April 2017


I usually come unstuck when I try something a bit 'arty'   :-)
but I really like the way that this card turned out.
It was a bit tricky with all the masking - but worth the effort.

Once I had stamped my leaves/blooms, I die-cut lots of the shapes to use as masks.
I tried taping and holding them in place over their stamped image, whilst inking the spaces.
This was a bit tricky, and they did slip a little - but overall I like the effect.

I nearly messed the whole thing up when I decided to stamp some random black dots, that looked awful, but I managed to cover them up with sequins!!

I took  my inspiration from Jenni's card at...

WPlus9 - Feathers and Florals
Sentiment - Mama Elephant, Labeled Messsages
Inks - VersaColor Laurel Leaf and Hero Arts Butterbar
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle

Sunday, 16 April 2017


It was my little niece's birthday this weekend,
and here's the card I made for her.

As it's Easter this weekend, I went for a spring feel -
with blues and pinks, and piglets instead of lambs :-)



My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle / Sow Much Cuteness / Stitched Alphas
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar.  Copics.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


I'm still happily playing with my pig stamps,
and finding them to be much easier to colour than I first thought.

Here's my latest card using them.

You may have noticed, that I have an addiction -  my scalloped-edge, rectangle dies.
They have been on every card I make, for a while now.
It might be time to wean myself off them :-)
So, here I've used the die-namic sentiment strip die instead.

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

My Favorite Things -Diagonal Sentiment Strip / So Much Cuteness / Oh Christmas Trees
Versacolor Inks - Lime / Mint  

Saturday, 8 April 2017


Today I'm sharing a quick and simple card with you
and I'm combining a couple of challenge themes -
'icing' at CASology and 'smile' at Addicted to CAS.

My pig was stamped, die-cut and then coloured with Copics.
I gave him a couple of party cupcakes to hold and a bow tie to wear,
all popped up on foam pads for a little dimension.

My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, Sow Much Cuteness, Stitched Alphas
Cupcakes and bow tie from Lawn Fawn, Beep Boop Birthday

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Sow Cute


It was my daughter Maria's birthday this week.
28 !!  Eek! That makes me feel old.

I made her this interactive card, with a secret message.

I love the idea of being able to put a secret message behind the zipper die.
Of course, you don't know if you've lined it up perfectly, until the strip is torn off,
but I was assured that it worked perfectly.

I used some scrap card below, to give you an example of how it works.


My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Border, Sow Much Cuteness
Mama Elephant - Zipper Die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Hidden Sentiment - Clearly Besotted, Raise A Glass.
Copics.  White Gel Pen