Cheers – Coloured Bottles


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I decided to have some fun with lots of bright colours and a new die for this card.

After water colouring wide bands of Distress Ink rainbow colours, I cut the Winnie & Walter ‘Cheers’ die and covered it with Liquid Glass Clear embossing powder (very old, so not sure of the brand). I then popped it up on some fun foam.

I then cut 5 bottle images using MFT – Wine Series Dies, coloured them with Distress Inks and finished with 2 coats of  Liquid Glass.

To ground them, I added a strip of kraft card before adhering the bottles.


Winnie & Walter March Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)  (see photo underneath)

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – March 2018 Challenge

HLS March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



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Happy Birthday – You Deserve a Treat


Hello and welcome

My card today is a fun take on the Altnew  and the AAA Cards Challenges.

After marking off roughly one third of the card in the middle of the card, I stamped the images from Altnew’s Summer Swirls set.

The background and images were then water coloured with Distress Inks.  Some Wink of Stella was added and then the main sections covered with Glossy Accents for some interest.

Finally, the sentiments were added from the Summer Swirls set and the Happy Birthday from Mama Elephant’s Mini Messages.


Altnew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge!

AAA Cards CAS Game #111 – Use Only One Third

The Male Room Challenge #82 – Watercolours

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

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Once again, thanks so much for visiting and your very kind comments.

Have a wonderful Easter


WWC163 – Penny’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

P1070262Hello again!

It’s time for our latest challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week Penny is hosting the “All About Christmas” Challenge.

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Joining in is a great way to ensure you’re off and running  with your stash of Christmas cards!  What’s not to love!  LOL!

I love the beautiful class ornaments with their gold decorations.  This was my inspiration for this week’s card.

I  started by gold heat embossing the reindeer from a Prima Stamps – Happy Holidays set in the centre of the card.

Using a circle die, I drew a faint pencil line around the image.

The hanger is from a Verve – Merry Wishes set and gold heat embossed.

I used  pale blue, pink, lemon and aqua Distress Inks to make a very soft water colour wash over the circle, to replicate the glass reflecting the lights.  To finish it, I added a light spray of Tattered Angels, Shimmer Mist – Bubbles through a home made circle stencil.  It is very delicate and shimmery IRL!

The heat embossed sentiment was also from  a Verve stamp set – Glad Tidings.

The panel was cut using Stamplorations  –  Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangles die.

Thanks for checking out my card and be sure to check out all the other  amazing creations from our talented design team over at our blog.

I hope you enjoy our Christmas Challenge and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries.


HLS March Christmas Challenge

Match Rudolph Days Challenge – Anything Christmas

HLS March Watercolour Challenge 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – Technique – Embossing

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – March – Anything Christmas Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – March – Colour

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Sending Sunshine


Hello and Welcome

Today’s card is inspired by the Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge.

I have some new Chameleon pens my daughter gave me for Christmas, so I decided to try them out on the flowers from Altnew’s Wild Hibiscus stamp set.  To finish them, I added some black Wink of Stella to the flowers and butterfly, before fussy cutting them.

The background is a black Altnew Shutter Cover Die cut glued to a white top opening card.

I arranged the flowers on the front, raising 2 of them up to add dimension.

The sentiment from another Altnew set – Wishing You was stamped in Brilliance – Lightning Black and plain  black inks on a fish tail  banner with  a  butterfly added to the top.

Not my usual colour combinations, so not sure how I feel about this one!  I’ve had mixed reaction from people who’ve seen it!  LOL


Scrapbook Boutique – March Challenge

Simon Says Wednesday : Floral Frenzy – Altnew flower

Time Out Challenge #105 our 4th Birthday!  – Birthday’s are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter

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Enjoy your day!

P1070256Hello again

As Easter is just around the corner and I’m seeing rabbits everywhere, I decided to make a card using this gorgeous image – “for goodness sake  from Penny Black. She looks so cute playing in her backyard!

After water colouring with Distress Inks, I added some Glossy Accents to her buttons, flowers, the carrots and wheels on the wagon, and of course her black shoes!

I decided to leave this card, very clean and simple, so as to keep the focus on the image.

A Mama Elephant rectangle die was used to cut the panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Heartfelt Thanks set.


Penny Black and More – March challenge – Feature a Creature

PBSC March – Anything Goes…Optional Easter or Chocolate Brown – More Inspiration!

Modsquad – Spring Theme

Uniko Challenge #46 – Colours, optional twist Easter

HLS March Watercolour Challenge

HLS March CAS Challenge  – Home

Stamping Sensations – March challenge – Forest Friends

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Hugs and Smiles


Hello and welcome

Today’s card is a simple but elegant layout that I really  love. It was just perfect for my card ladies today!

The background is created by blending Evergreen Bough Distress Ink on white card stock and giving it a fine spray with pearlised water and a few splatters.

I then die cut Memory Box – Catalina Border from white card and glued it along the RHS and added some clear Wink of Stella for shine. (Very pretty IRL)

A light edging with distress ink along the die cut tag helped to set it off against the background.  I added snippets of the flower die which had been coloured to match, along with a sentiment from Verve Stamps – Kind Words set and  small white twine bow.  It was attached using raised tape.


March 2018 Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge

Seize the Birthday – Toppings – Teal and White!

 CAS-ual Fridays CFC #195 – Going Green

Memory Box Challenge #35- Color Challenge Green

The Flower Challenge #18 ‘Anything Goes’

Die Cut Divas – Monochromatic

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Have a great weekend



Perfect Pastimes



When Art Impressions released their new challenge – Perfect Pastimes”, I could think of nothing better than spending time with FRIENDS!

The central image, from Art Impressions – Wine Tasters, was stamped on white card and Distress water coloured.  A second image was stamped using AI Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, but only the corners required water colouring.

Black photo frames from from Kaisercraft – Decorative Die- Polaroid.  They were then glued across the images, to highlight the main aspects, and trimmed so it  looked like a photo.

A piece of designer paper was added to a larger than normal top folding card and the sentiment from AI Under My Umbrella set was stamped at the bottom.

The photos are then attached to the card front.


Art Impressions Challenge # Perfect Pastimes!

HLS March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

HLS March Watercolour Challenge

Time Out Challenge #105 – 4th Birthday ! – Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter

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Until next time

Enjoy your favourite past times!


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WWC162 – Charlotte’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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Hello again and welcome to the new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  This week’s Masculine challenge – “Anything Goes” is hosted by Charlotte.

I decided to have a bit of a fun with my card this week!

The fun cat is one of 2 from an old Daisy & Dandelion stamp set called Pumpkin & Aubergine!

After stamping the image on a white die cut  oval, it was coloured using Copics. To add a background, a small star was randomly stamped behind him in blue. An orange marker is then run around the oval to give a finished edge.

A piece of designer paper was cut using MFT Die-namics – Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX and attached to a top folding card.

The oval was added on top and a Celebrate, Couture Creations, die cut was layered up twice, coloured in orange and then covered in Glossy Accents.  Once dry it was glued across the top of the oval.

I hope you will join our challenge this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to check out all the great cards designed by the rest of the wonderful  team on our blog.


Time Out Challenge #105 – 4th Birthday! Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter

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Happy crafting



Just for EWE


I’m here to share a fun card I made this week for a friend.

When I saw this week’s challenge over at My Favourite Things, I decided I just had to play with their stamp set – Ewe Are the Best, which was one of my recent purchases.  I thought it would suit both their Sketch an Colour Challenges.  There are so many clever little images in this set.

To start, I stamped the simple horizon line onto a circle die cut and added some flowers and a tall tree image. These were then Distress water coloured.  The jumping sheep  was stamped on a separate piece, which was fussy cut after adding some light grey washes to give definition.

The strip for the base card was randomly stamped with the flowers and again Distress water coloured with a green wash.  A narrow strip was also water coloured and added to the panel before they were both added to the card along with the sentiment.

I then added the circle and the sheep on foam tape.


MFT – Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 376

MFT Color Challenge 89

HLS March Watercolour Challenge – Optional Twist – Home

Stamploration – March Challenge – All about Spring and Faith

HLS March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

ModSquad Challenge – Ready for Spring

Time Out Challenge #105 – 4th Birthday! – Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter.


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Thanks so much for visiting

Have a great day


WWC161 – Helen’s “All About Occasions” Challenge


Welcome and thanks so much for joining us for our new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 161 – “All About Occasions”.  I am thrilled to say that I’m hosting this week’s challenge!  

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The card I’ve chosen uses some of my favourite very old, wood block stamps, I bought when I first started to stamp!

It is a very clean and simple design to showcase the beautiful Distress Ink watercoloured  irises from Inkadoo,  and silver embossed sentiment (unknown source).

Be sure to check out the other wonderful cards created by the rest of the team on our blog! Be sure to enter this week –  happy stamping!


The Flower Challenge #18 ‘Anything Goes’

HLS March CAS Challenge  – Home

Colour Throwdown #848

CAS Watercolour March Challenge  – Garden

 March Challenge – All about Spring and Faith

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Mood Board – Easter Inspired

Time Out Challenge #105 our 4th Birthday!


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Have a great day!