Tuesday 27 September 2016

butterfly box...

reverse of tag
  • Purple and white cardstock
  • SU! spring flowers embossing folder
  • SU! butterflies thinlits
  • SU! made for you & Christmas wishes stamps
  • Sizzix scalloped circle dies
I love making gift packaging, I think it makes receiving that bit more special. I made a simple gift box and a tag to coordinate and finished it with some bakers twine to secure the tag.
I also handmade the gifts for my special friend. I wood block printed a tote bag using a butterfly design block and purple fabric paint. I also painted this mdf heart, click here to find out how I made this!!

friendly butterfly



  • Heart shaped MDF blank
  • tim holtz tissue wrap- terminology
  • Claudine hellmuth studio paints and brushes
  • stampendous- jumbo butterfly trio
  • dreamees sentiment stamp
  • some lilac ribbon
I created this door hanger by covering the mdf shape with the tissue using ranger matt medium. I then painted a layer of cream over the tissue and sponged some lilac paint around the edges. I stamped the sentiment and images with archival ink. I then painted the butterflies in lilac. I relined all of the black lines, with black paint for a crisp bold image. The final touch was some ribbon tied in a bow on either side with a loop to act as the hanger. 
I would like to enter the following challenge:

Jingle all the way...

  • My favourite things - jingle all the way (stamps & dies)
  • SU!- wishing you
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables
  • Lawn fawn- stitched borders
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- R24,27,46,59. E50,51,21,93. C00,1,2,5,7,9. G05,09,14. E30,31. 0.
  • HOTP patterned paper
  • wink of stella 'gold' glitter brush pen

I die cut my paper using the rectangle die and glued this onto my card blank. I cut a strip of white card, embossed stitched borders to either side of the panel. I stamped my sentiment and glued the panel on to the card, to match the sketch. I stamped coloured and diecut my Santa images and attached these onto the card using foam tape for dimension. The finishing touch was the gold glitter, on his belt buckle and the bow on the present.
challenges I would like to enter:
Paper players #314
ABC Christmas s is for... stitching

Monday 26 September 2016

frosty & friends ...

  • LOTV- frosty Christmas 8x8" paper pad
  • JOFY from paper artsy- stamp set 17
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- C00,2,4,6,7,9. Y35,38. R24,27,46. B21,23. RV04,06,09. G14,17.
  • White cardstock & red paper
I cut a mat of patterned paper and added this to my card blank. I then cut a rectangle of white card for my image and a strip for my sentiment to follow the sketch. I also cut a slightly larger mat of red paper for each. I then stamped my image and sentiment and used my copics to add some colour to the image. The final stage was to mat and layer all of the pieces together to assemble the card. I think it makes for a nice simple Christmas card - perfect for a batch make !!

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Freshly made sketch #255

Friday 16 September 2016

Bloom with hope...

  • SU!- bloom with hope 
  • SU! Ink pads- Cajun craze, crushed curry, pear pizzazz 
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad 
  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine watercolour smooth cardstock 
  • Lawn fawn-stitched rectangle stackables 
  • Kraft cardstock 
I stamped my image in archival ink and watercoloured using the ink pads. I masked off half the sentiment and stamped, then repeated for the second half to complete the sketch. I diecut my cardstock into a panel and made a kraft card blank. I glued my panel down in the centre, leaving a equal border to frame.

Challenges I would like to enter: 

Wednesday 14 September 2016

arctic penguins...

  • Mama elephant- arctic penguins 
  • SU!- sweet essentials 
  • Tim holtz distress 'salty ocean' ink pad
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • Copics- C00,1,3. Y35,38.
  • Sakura belly roll 'clear star's glitter pen
  • White cardstock 
I inked my card blank with a blue ink pad. I cut a White matt of cardstock cut to 12.2x17.3cm. I used my misti stamping tool to position and stamp all my images and a sentiment. I added a small amount of colour and shading using copics. I then glued my panel onto my card blank and added sparkle to the sentiment to finish.
perfect for a batch make !!
Challenges I'd like to enter:

Sunday 11 September 2016

Santa's elves...

  • My favourite things- Santa's elves (stamps & dies)
  • LOTV- classic Christmas 8x8" paper pad 
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- R24,27,29,59. G28,29.YG67. E50,51,21,11.E93. C00,1,3,7,8,9. Y21.YR23.
  • Wink of stella 'gold'
  • Kraft card blank (10.5x15cm)
I cut a 7cm piece of plain coloured paper and layered with a 6.6cm piece of patterned paper. I then glued this matt to my card. I cut a 1x9cm strip of coordinating paper and trimmed the ends to make a banner, which I also glued on to my card blank. I stamped coloured and die cut my elf image. This was added to my card using foam tape for dimension. Finally, I added gold wink of stella for a some sparkle on the bauble, ribbon and bell.
perfect for a batch make !!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Freshly made sketches #253

Friday 9 September 2016

Special delivery!!

  • LOTV- special delivery 
  • LOTV- bear necessities paper pad
  • Paper smooches- congratulations die
  • Tattered lace- circles dies
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- R12,30. W00,0,1,2,3,4,5. E55,57,59. E40,41.
I cut a matt of pink paper to fit my card black. I cut a matt of Kraft card and layered with some heart patterned paper. I stamped and coloured my image. I die cut this into a circle and glued on top of a slightly larger Kraft circle. I added this onto my card using foam tape for dimension. I die cut congratulations twice from Kraft cardstock. I glued both together then onto the card to finish.

Challenge i would like to enter:
And the like of the valley 'animals' challenge on their Facebook page

Friday 2 September 2016

Summer afternoon...

  • SU!- summer afternoon, floral wings, number of years
  • SU!- large number's framelit dies 
  • SU!- twitterpated DSP 12x12"paper
  • Copics- W00,1,3,5,7,9. Rv0000. BG53,57. R30,32. Y15. YG63,67.
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock 
  • Memento 'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Pink baker's twine 
I cut a mat of paper to fill my card blank. I then cut a panel of white cardstock and stamped my image. I coloured the image with copics to coordinate with the floral paper. I then added a panel of floral paper and covered the join by wrapping twine around the panel and securing it at the back. I then attached this panel to my card using foam. I stamped the message in a banner and die cut this out. Following the sketch, I added this to the card to complete.

I'd like to enter the following challenge:
The paper players sketch #310