Dearest Friend


Hi there

Inspiration for tonight’s card came from the Altnew Challenge.

When the Sketchy Floral stamp set arrived yesterday, it  changes my plans a little as I just had to play! I stamped it in Versamark and then heat embossed with Copper embossing powder. The flowers are water coloured with Distress Inks and the leaves with Brilliance Cosmic Copper Ink.  Of course I added a little Wink of Stella to the flowers to give a little bit more sheen.

The piece is very large so I fussy cut it and divided it into sections.  This card features about half the image, so there’s another card in the pipeline!

I raised the middle panel and flowers and added some copper thread.

Challenges:  Altnew Inspiration  – August 2017, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday- Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark and CAS(E) this Sketch ctd#236.

PS When I visited the blog to enter my card at Altnew, I realised that Erum had used the same set for her card.  I hope that doesn’t matter.


Thanks for your visit

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Thinking of You


Hello again

This card features my newly arrived Mudra stamp – Dainty Blooms.

I had a piece of gloss card that I had used to play with some alcohol inks when I did a Online Card Class with Tim Holtz.  I decided it made the perfect background for this card.

The image was stamped using Brilliance Lightning Black and coloured with Copic markers.  The die cut was from Kaisercraft and coloured with Copics and finished with Wink of Stella. (Of course!) Unfortunately is looks more blue/grey than IRL.

The base card was also coloured with copics to match.

Challenges: Scrapbook Boutique and STAMPlorations  CAS Card Challenge – Summer.


Thanks again


Hello friend – Happy birthday!



My card uses a Kaisercraft Pina Colada stamp set I had picked up as a give away. I’ve been trying to decide how to use, when the latest JUGS challenge was announced.

I did some no line watercolouring with Distress Inks, stamped the half circle with Delicata gold ink, added the die cut and sentiment from Simon Says Stamps.

There is a faint pink stencilling and the piece was mounted on an embossing folder background.

I was quite happy with the end result.

Challenges:  Just Us Girls – Photo Week #408, Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes, CAS(E) this Sketch! – ctd#236 and Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour Challenge – Optional twist – Blooms.


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Hello Friend – Cat

P1060527 (2) Hello again

This cute little cat card uses the Waffle Flower – Flora Cat Play which is coloured  with Copics and then covered in Wink of Stella to give it a shine. The background circle features ink blending with Distress inks, as is the banner from Waltzing Mouse – Vintage Banners set.

This cat reminds me of the white china cat ornament I loved as a child.

I hope this shot shows the shine a little better.

P1060528 (2)Challenges: Freshly Made Sketches 302, AAA Cards – CAS Game #97 – Masking, Colour Throwdown ctd:457 and CAS ON FRIDAY – CAS on Sunday – one layer card.

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Have a great week


Big Hugs on Your Birthday

P1060526Hi again

I just love these little mice!  So cute!

I fell in love with this little fellow (House Mouse – Taking Notes) and have had him coloured for a while.  It was fun deciding how to finish the card off.

I decided the very simple flowers from Simon Says Stamps – Many thanks set, were the perfect ones to represent what this little guy might draw with his pencils.

Challenges:  Just Us Girls – #407 – Colour Week, Seize the Birthday- Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes #358 – Colouring an image.


Till next time




Love – Sea shells

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Hi there

This is a piece of watercolour paper I had water coloured with Distress Inks, sprayed with Shimmer and then white embossed  the sea shell image. It has been sitting in my box of pieces for ages.  I rather like the effect of the silver and silver glitter paper to finish it off.  It is really a very pretty shimmery piece but unfortunately it doesn’t show up very well.  I hope the small pic underneath shows it a bit better.

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Challenges: CAS(E) this sketch CTS#235, Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes, Make My Monday – Lazy Days of Summer and Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour- Anything Goes.

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Birthday wishes – Hibiscus


My card tonight uses watercoloured flowers from a Kaisercraft set.  The background was smooched with Distress Inks.

Challenges: Freshly Made Sketches 301, Curtain Call Inspiration – Hibiscus, Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour August – Anything Goes – Optional twist – Bloom and CAS Colours & Sketches – Colour –  #236.




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Garden – Wishing you the best of EVERYTHING



P1060518 (2)Here is a fun card I created to use lots of the small (and often old) stamps in my stash and coloured with copic markers.  I have made them in many colour combinations but this one really pops!  I hope you like it.

Challenges: The Cat’s Pajamas – How does your garden grow?, Color Throwdown ctd 456, Paru’s Card Making – Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday – Add a Sentiment.


Have a good week


Memories are made when friends gather



P1060519 (2)This card showcases the cute little creatures from My Favourite Things – Forest Friends Stamp Set.

I did a water colour background and coloured the animals and tree with copics.

Challenges:  My Favourite Things – Sketch – MFTWSC346, Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes, CAS-UAL Fridays – CFC180 – Friendship, I love Allsorts – Forest Friends and Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday – Add a Sentiment.

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Sending Love

P1060515 (2)Hello again

Here is a card I made playing with lots of dies.  The background is Sizzix Thinlits by Tim Holtz, the Memory Box – Shrewsbury Stem (using gold shimmer card), Sizzix Thinlits 4 tag dies and Simon Says Stamps – Sending.

Challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches 300, Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with  Dies, Seize the Birthday – Tie One On and Just Us Girls #406 – Shine.