Friday 26 May 2017

Endless birthday wishes...

  • SU! Endless birthday wishes
  • Avery elle- a tag for all die
  • Midnight pixie powders
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Silver mirri and black cardstock

I created the background on watercolour card by adding pixie powders to the top corner and spraying them with water. I tilted the card to create the runs, then dried with the heat tool for speed. I die cut the 'birthday' from black and silver cardstock and layered them up slightly off set to create a drop shadow effect. I completed the card by stamping the other sentiments and adding it onto a black card blank.


  • SU!- butterflies thinlit die
  • SU!- cottage greetings
  • Wilted violet distress ink pad & aubergine dream pixie powders
  • Peacock feathers distress ink pad & teal wash pixie powders
  • Fossilized amber distress ink pad & straw yellow pixie powders
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • White glitter cardstock
  • 4x6" card blanks

I used a combination of ink and pixie powder on watercolour cardstock to create three different coloured backgrounds. I squished ink onto my palette and diluted with some water. I brushed this onto the cardstock, sprayed with more water and added a sprinkle of powder. I blotted the excess water and paint at the edges, before drying with a heat tool for speed. I then used distress inks to stamp a sentiment onto each background. I also coloured the outer edges of the card blanks to coordinate, using blending foam and the distress ink pads. For the main feature, I die cut butterflies from glitter cardstock. Finally, I layered each of the backgrounds onto the card blanks then glued the butterflies in position.

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Paper players - cas butterfly


Sunday 21 May 2017

Love & sympathy

  • SU!- love & sympathy
  • Altenew- floral shadow
  • Tattered lace- circles dies
  • Papermania- black/white baker's twine
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Versamark 'frost' dazzle ink pad
  • Black, white and teal cardstock
To create the watermark background, I stamped my floral images on to the teal card stock using versamark. I have the dazzle version of this ink pad so it gives a slight shimmer without being over powering. I trimmed this down to fit my card blank, leaving a slight border. I then wrapped twine around my panel and tied in a knot.
I stamped my sentiment on to white card and die cut into a circle. I die cut a slightly bigger black cardstock circle and layered with the sentiment matt. I attached the circle sentiment using foam, positioned off to one side of my card to follow the sketch. I added the completed panel on to a white card blank, again using foam for dimension. To finish, I added the coordinating sentiment inside the card.

Challenge I would like to enter: 

Thursday 18 May 2017

With sympathy

  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets:mums
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • Dealer Rowney-aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Archival 'jet​ black' ink pad
  • SU! 'tangerine tango, real red, pear pizzazz, tempting turquoise' ink pads
  • Kraft cardstock
I cut a mat of watercolour cardstock to fit my card blank, leaving a slight border. I stamped my floral image over to the side of the card. I watercoloured using the ink pads, then attached to my card blank. I die cut the sentiment from Kraft cardstock 4 times and layered them up, before adding on to the card. This is a simple but pretty card with a little dimension on the sentiment. Although the colour palette is brighter than I would normally choose for a sympathy card, I think it creates a more modern look.

I would like to enter:

Wednesday 17 May 2017

the dream house

  • Hunkydory toppers and card: special occasions 'the dream house'
  • silver mirri card stock
  • 8 x8" card blank
I matt and layered the patterned card onto silver mirri to fit on my card blank. I then arranged the topper pieces onto the front, taking care to make sure the spacing was even. I glued the pieces in place using varied depths of foam for dimension. I think this was a nice simple card, following the layout on the topper sheet and leaving plenty spare to make a couple more cards.
I would like to enter the following challenge:


Sunday 14 May 2017

Jasmine phone's thirtieth

  • LOTV- jasmine phone
  • SU!- milestone moments & for my family
  • DCWV- the floral fair paper stack (there is a blue spot in this paper stack but I preferred the softer blue from the fresh floral stack)
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- skin:E50,51,21&R00 hair:E49,47,44,43 blue:BG34,11,10 pink:R85,83,81 phone:C6,3,1 ground:W0,2
  • burgundy cardstock
  • 7x7" card blank
I started by deciding on my layout and choosing coordinating patterned papers to fit. I then stamped my image onto neenah cardstock and coloured with copics.  I trimmed this down and matted onto the plain cardstock. I stamped the 'thirtieth' sentiment onto neenah and trimmed and matted this too. I then cut my papers to size. I glued the floral paper onto the cardblank and matted the dotty papers onto card before layering these on top. I stamped the 'happy birthday' onto the blue paper, before sticking the image and sentiment in position using foam for dimension. 

I would like to enter the following challenges​:


Thursday 11 May 2017

edna loves chocolate

  • stamping bella - 'edna loves chocolate'
  • mama elephant - framed tags 'union square' creative cuts/dies
  • DCWV - fresh floral stack
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics- skin: E50, 51, 21. R00. hair/ chocolate: E55, 57, 59. Dark pink: R35, 85. Light pink: R00, 81, 83. Lilac: V15, 12, 01. Mint: BG10, 11, 34. Wings: BG70, BV0000, R000. Green: YG17, 25. Ground: W0, 2.
  • wink of stella 'clear'
  • black card stock
  • 6" square card blank
I stamped the image and sentiment onto Neenah cardstock. I coloured the image with copics, following the colour challenge for inspiration. I then die cut this using the centre of the die and cut three frames from black cardstock to layer up around the image. I cut a mat of black to fit across the card blank and a layer of patterned paper. I then glued these in place, along with the frames and slotted the image matt inside to complete the sketch. For the finishing touch, I added glitter to the wings.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday 7 May 2017

edna's cup of tea

  • stamping bella: 'Edna's cup of tea' stamp
  • LOTV A6 polymer sentiment stamp set (not sure on name-sorry!)
  • LOTV & nitwit collections 'always & forever' 8x8" paper pad
  • pink circle mat cut from patterned paper in my stash
  • neenah classic crest solar white cardstock
  • essentials by tattered lace 'circles' dies
  • copics- E50,51,21,R00. Rv00,R81,83,85. YG01,03,25.BV00. BG70. W0. C00,1,3. N2,4,6.
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • green string of sequins (another one from the old stash)
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
I stamped and coloured my image using copics. I then used my misty to position the sentiment stamp beneath, to fit within the circle die. Once stamped, I die cut the image into a circle, and matted onto a larger die cut circle of pink paper. I cut a band of a coordinating paper to cover the lower half of my card blank. I then added a trim of sequins across the join. I layered the image on top using foam for dimension and to help it sit smoothly across the sequins, by not adding foam along this line. Finally, I added glitter the her wings for that added touch of detail.

I would like to enter the following challenge:

edna loves the ocean

  • stamping bella: 'edna loves the ocean' stamp
  • my favourite things: 'pinstripe BG11' stamp
  • lawn fawn: 'small dotted rectangle stackables'
  • SU!: 'party pants'
  • copics: skin- E50, 51, 21. hair- E55, 57, 59. Ground W0. Lips- R00, 35. Yellows- Y13, 15, 18. Orange- Y35, 38. Blue - BG11, 32, 57. Glasses- N5, 7, 9. Wings- R20, R000.
  • Neenah classic crest 'solar white' cardstock
  • 6x4" vertical card blank
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
  • Orange and white twine
I stamped the image onto the Neenah card stock using memento ink and coloured her with copics. I diecut the image into a rectangle to create the topper. I added a message stamp using archival ink. I then stamped the background directly onto the card blank before adding the topper, using funky foam for dimension. I tied the twine around the top of the card and secured with a knot. The final touch was glitter on the wings.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Monday says: The great outdoors
Seven Hills may colour challenge


Friday 5 May 2017

in the garden

  • hunkydory especially for her collection 'in the garden'
  • clear adhesive gems
  • silver mirri cardstock
  • 8x8 white cardblank
I matt and layered the cardstock onto the card blank. I added the topper and frames at opposite angles, using foam tape to glue. I embellished the two opposite corners with gems. To finish the card, I added the coordinating insert trimmed down to fit inside.


Tuesday 2 May 2017

Big Bouquet...

  • LOTV 'Big Bouquet' stamp
  • mama elephant: Madison avenue framed tags
  • Tim Holtz distress inks: 'tumbled glass', 'worn lipstick', 'carved pumpkin'
  • copics: W00, 0, 2, 4. R000, 00. R85, 83, 81. YR 02, 01, 000. R05. B0000. YG25, 03, 01, 21, 0000
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
  • sekura glaze pen
  • 6x4 white vertical card blank
I inked up a piece of white card, blending the three colours together. I then die cut this to create the frame. I centred the image stamp on the card blank and coloured it with copics. I added the frame to the card using foam for dimension. I completed the card with glitter pen on the flowers and glaze pen on the eyes. I've kept this one nice and simple to make the most of the fresh spring colours and cute image.

I would like to enter the following challenge: