Tuesday 24 January 2017


  • MDF/ laser cut wooden shape
  • melody ross- homespun chic 12x12" paper pad
  • studio paint and brushes
  • anna marie designs- flowers etc
  • pink ribbon
  • scrabble tiles (travel edition)
I painted the edges and the base with brown paint. I covered the front and back of the '50' with patterned paper. I placed the 50 into the base. I then created arrangements of fibres and flowers for decoration, which I secured in place with hot glue. I also added 'mum' in small scrabble tiles using the hot glue gun. I finished it with a ribbon around the base and tied it in a bow, then added another bow onto the corner arrangement.
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Sunday 15 January 2017

sparkling at 60 !!

  • Concord and 9th- hello lovely stamp set
  • SU!- number of years
  • Tattered lace-large numbers dies
  • SU!- melon mambo, tangerine tango, hello honey, Bermuda bay, pear pizzazz ink pads
  • Tim holtz distress 'antique linen & brushed corduroy' ink pad
  • Archival 'jet black'ink pad
  • Uni ball significant board white pen
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Wow! Opaque bright white embossing powder
  • Daler Rowney-Aqua fine watercolour cardstock
  • Kraft cardstock
  • White glitter paper
  • 7x7" white cardblank
I cut a square panel of watercolour card to 6 1/2" and stamped my image onto it. I used ink pads to watercolour the image and added details with the white pen once dry. I cut a banner from Kraft cardstock and stamped the sentiment to heat emboss it. I then die cut multiple layers of the numbers from Kraft cardstock and layers these up with a top layer of glitter paper. I then layered the cardblank with a Matt of Kraft, followed by the watercolour panel and topped with the banner and numbers to complete the sketch. 


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Saturday 14 January 2017

Little black dress...

  • stamping bella-Audrey loves her make up
  • SU!-bring on the cake
  • MFT-lined up dots background
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah 'classic crest' cardstock
  • Black cardstock and 5x7 card blank
  • copics markers: skin : E70, E50, E51, E21, E73. Hair : YR31, E43, E44. Black : 100, W10, W8, W6, BV04. Pink : R85, R83, R81. Ground : C4, C2, C00.
  • wink of stella 'gold' & 'clear'
I cut a panel of cardstock, then stamped and coloured the image, adding sparkle to accent the jewellery, handbag and lipstick. I cut another mat of cardstock and coloured this pink using copics to match perfectly with the image. I then stamped this panel with the background stamp. I layered each of these onto a mat of black cardstock, leaving a very fine border. I cut a third panel of white card to almost fill the front my black card blank. Following the sketch, I then stamped this with the sentiment before carefully gluing my panels into position.
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Thursday 5 January 2017

Cream cake !!

  • LOTV- cream cake (st733)
  • SU!- for my family 
  • SU!- labels collection framelit dies
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad 
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- E93,40,41,43,44,47,49,37,35 & 34. YG17,13,03. R85,83,81. Y38,13. BG49,32.
  • DCWV- floral fair paper stack 
  • Wink of stella-'clear'
I covered the entire front of a landscape card blank in patterned paper. I added a mat in a coordinating paper across the centre, to match the sketch. I cut a strip of white cardstock and diecut the bottom edge, to make it a bit more fancy. I stamped and coloured my image and stamped a sentiment below. I glued my image panel onto the card and finally added a little shimmer with a glitter brush pen.

Challenges I would like to enter:
LOTV- janurary Facebook event

Monday 2 January 2017

Simple birthday...

  • SU! Big news
  • Archival 'colbolt' ink pad
  • Patterned paper
  • Red & white cardstock

 I kept this one really simple using a scrap of patterned paper from my scrap drawer and a nice bold sentiment. I stamped the sentiment and matted it onto red card. I then cut the patterned paper matt and layered with the red card. Following the sketch, I glued both pieces to a white card blank.

Challenge i would like to enter
Freshly made sketches #268

a birthday flower...

  • 7x7" white card blank
  • kraft cardstock
  • DCWV floral fair paper stack
  • poppy stamps- fancy happy birthday die
  • wink of stella- clear
to make this card I took 3 papers from the paper pad. the 1st sheet, I used to mat straight on to the card blank. I cut a kraft layer and die-cut the sentiment out of the centre (gutting). I then matted this layer with the 2nd sheet of paper and glued the sentiment in to the centre. the 3rd sheet of paper I fussy cut the flowers out to make an arrangement in two corners of the card. I attached these to my card using foam for dimension, I also added a touch of sparkle to the flower to complete my card.

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