Wish Upon a Star

P1060934Hi there

I had some fun playing with my new set from Lawn Fawn, ‘For You Dear’. Still on my ‘gold’ bent, I decided to team them up with Hero Arts CL318 Stars stamp set, using gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn ‘Upon a Star’ set.

I added them to some scraps of glittery design paper scraps.  I thought they were so cute and would make a great card for many occasions, including Christmas.

Challenges:  Happy Little Stampers – Christmas Challenge – October 2017 -Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More Photo Inspiration – Be the reason someone smiles today, The Cat’s Pajamas – Sparkles, The Water Cooler Challenges for Charlotte’s All About Christmas, The Merry Christmas Challenge #40 Anything Goes + Christmas and I Love Allsorts Challenges – Week 439 – Christmas Creatures.

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Hello – Pink Arabesque Medallion


Obviously I was having a gold thing going while I was playing.

This card uses Altnew’s beautiful Arabesque Medallion, heat embossed in gold then smooched with a combination of Distress and Delicatta Gold Inks and pearlised water to add a little extra sparkle. IRL it is so sparkly!

Challenges: Scrapbook Boutique – Dream Big – Pink & Gold, CAS-aul Fridays CFC185 – Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness, The Cat’s Pajamas #340 – Sparkle, Happy Little Stampers  Watercolour – October 2017 – Anything Goes – option – Gold, Happy Little Stampers CAS – October 2017 – One Layer, STAMPlorations – October 2017 – Stamps & Two colours and Simon Says Stamps – Monday – Monochrome.


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Believe in Your Dreams

P1060926Welcome Friends

I am in need of quite a few special cards lately, so I’ve been busy playing with a few different ideas.

Once again, this card has no colouring!  Very different!  LOL!

Using a piece of pink cardstock, I used Versamark Ink for the Altnew Layered Dahlia Stencil A and Delicatta Gold Ink for layer B. I finished with gold heat embossed sentiments from Altnew ‘Believe’ stamp set and some gold studs.

The effect is really pretty IRL.

Challenges:  Altnew – October 2017 (Dahlia), Scrapbook Boutique – October 2017 – Dream BIG – Pink & Gold, CAS-ual Fridays – CFC185 – Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness, Alphabet Blog – Q for Quote, Simon Says Stamps – Monday Challenge – Monochrome, The Cat’s Pajamas – Sparkle and Addicted to Stamps and More Photo Inspiration – Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today.

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Thinking of You – Black & White


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I love this black and white card with its elegant 1920’s lady. There is no colouring! Such a change for me.  🙂

I seem to be dragging out lots of the old wood mount stamps lately.  This card features a  Stampin’ Up background and the lady is one I picked up on a throwout table long ago.

Challenges: Siomon Says Stamps Monday – Monochrome,  AAA Cards CAS Game #101 Inspired by a Film. (Mine was Throughly Modern Millie), and STAMPlorations – October Theme and Sketch Challenge – using the Theme – Stamps & Two Colors.


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Copper Autumn Leaves


This card features an ‘oldie but goodie’ wood block stamp by a local stamp maker.  The background was water coloured using Distress Inks then heat embossed using Copper embossing powder. I finished it with a similarly shaped leaf shape and sentiment also copper heat embossed.

P1060893I hope this photo shows a little better how pretty the copper embossing really is.  Unfortunately, it causes a bit of glare when the light hits it at many angles.

Challenges:  Modsquad – Sympathy/Thinking of You, Double D Challenges – ‘Leave’ it to me!, STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS Goes – optional twist : orange and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday – Photo Challenge.

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I love this Penny Black stamp – Tulip Bouquet, which was one of my first stamps (wood mounted) and it has featured on so many cards over the years.

This simple one layer card is a wateroloured version with a lovely sentiment from Altnew.

Challenges:  Flower Challenge – 1st Birthday – #13 – Use Your Favourite Flower, Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour –  Anything Goes, Happy Little Stampers CAS – one layer and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday – Thinking of You.










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Photo Frame – Collage


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This post is a little different as it features a photo frame / insert stamped with Distress Inks in Autumn tones used for both blending and water colour stamping.

It features stamps from several different sets including Stampin’ Up – En Francais background and Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection.

Challenges:  Simon Says Stamps – Monday – Not a Card, Winnie & Walter – WCMD 2017 | Anything But a Card Challenge with Kelly, Uniko – Autumn / Fall and Mix It Up Challenge #6 – Anything Goes with optional Watercolour.

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