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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P1030636The 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!


 TIME OUT Challenges

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I really appreciate your visits and your kind  comments.

Have a great day!



WWC160 – Heidi’s Feminine” Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello again and welcome to this week’s great new challenge over at  Watercooler Wednesday.  Heidi is hosting the Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge 160.

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My inspiration for this technique came from the Altnew Blog post by Dana G Crafts

I started by stamping  Wplus9 – Kind Soul flowers in Versafine Onyx Black Ink on Watercolour paper.  I then coloured them with Distress Inks and finished by bringing the colours down from the flowers as thought the colours were dripping down, as well as creating a light halo above them. Finally I added a spray of  Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist – Bubbles to give some shimmer. (So pretty IRL).

The Simply Dies — Scripty Hello was double cut from black cardstock and given a coat of Wink of Stella Black.

To finish, I added some sequins and mounted the panel on coloured card. I think  the addition of these layers and die cut sentiment enhance the basic one layer main panel without overshadowing it, and helps bring the eye’s focus back to the pretty flowers.

I was really pleased with the way it turned out and how easily it came together.  It was just perfect for a special friend on her birthday.

I appreciate your visit and please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team on our blog.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you create this week.


Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes!

The Flower Challenge #18 ‘Anything Goes’

HLS March Watercolour Challenge

As You Like IT – Single or Multiple Layers (& Why)?

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – March – Colour

Stamplorations March Challenge – All about Spring and Faith

         As You Like It Challenge     

I hope to see you again soon,





WWC159 – Marsha’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

Welcome back to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 159 – Marsha’s “All About Christmas” Challenge. 

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P1060972My card this week has clean lines in silver and white.

The layers are cut using MFT Die-namics – Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX set.

The largest has a silver heat embossed Christmas Tree from Papermania – Belissima Christmas.

A smaller one is attached just under with a piece of white and silver Christmas ribbon, cut with a matching fishtail, between them. The smallest is added to the top left hand corner after embossing the sentiment from the same set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team on our blog. We can’t wait to see what you create this week.

See you next time



Penny Black – from the Heart


Hello and welcome

My card features Penny Black – Flower Gala stamp set, which I water coloured with Distress and Tombow Pens.

To start, I drew a heart shape on my cardstock and stamped the flower slightly tilted, to fit along the left side.

After water colouring the flowers, the heart shape was water coloured with Distress Inks. Both were then covered in Wink of Stella clear glitter.

The sentiment is one of my favourites from There She Goes.

Searching my scrap box, I found a piece of designer paper which matched the heart and a strip of silver card.


Penny Black and More –More Love, Hearts and Flowers

PBSC February – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Use Some Scraps’ – More Inspiration! 

Paru – February 2018 challenge – Love

HLS February Watercolour Challenge -Optional Twist – Hearts

HLS February CAS Challenge  – Hearts


Penny Black and More  Penny Black Saturday Challenge


Thanks so much for visiting


Fabulous – It’s Your Day to Sparkle




When I saw the Scrapbook Boutique February Challenge, I just knew it would be fun to join! I chose to go with the black, gold and sparkle theme.

My card features a cute little fairy mouse from Docrafts – Hot Diggity Dog by Andrea Jayne.  I just love all the fun images in this set! After die cutting a star using MFT Star Stax, I stamped and water coloured the mouse using Distress inks and some gold Delicata ink. I then masked the mouse and added Distress Oxides, which I splattered with pearlised water.

The black card background was splattered with acrylic paints (white, gold and silver), Glitter Angels – Glitter Paint and some random gold embossed sparkles from Winnie & Walter – Sparkle Stamp set.

The MFT Absolutely Fabulous die was cut in gold card and adhered to black fun foam.  The rest of the gold heat embossed sentiment and stars are a combination of stamps from the W&W set and Concord & 9th – Happy Day stamp set.


Scrapbook Boutique – February 2018 Challenge & Blog Hop

HLS February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says: Make Your Own Background

Double “D” Challenges  Woodland Creatures Challenge

            Double D Challenges   

I hope you visit again soon



WWC158 – Helen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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I am lucky enough to host this week’s  Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 158 – Helen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.


For this week’s male challenge, I decided on another stamp set from Art Impressions – Any Cake Set. After water colouring the faces stamp with Distress Inks, I painted in a basic background before, fussy cutting sections to fit inside the Mama Elephant window die (after removing the centre window panes).

I also stamped the Art Impressions – Cake Promo stamp and a sideboard from an old wood block stamp, I had picked up years ago on a throw out table.

After adding a piece of Designer paper, I attached the window and a cut down section of sideboard and cake with raised tape.

To finish, I added a sentiment die from Simply Dies on fun foam.  I love the way the fun foam adds dimension to a die cut sentiment and helps it to really stand out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team on our blog.


Art Impressions – Anything Goes

TCP Tuesday  Challenge #343 – Animals

As You Like It – Favourite way to add a Sentiment & WHY

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

HLS February Watercolour Challenge



    As You Like It Challenge     

Thanks so much for visiting

Have a wonderful week


Honorable Mentions go to..

Helen, we think the way you made the Any Cake raccoons peek into the living room is just adorable! And we appreciate your no-line coloring, too!



Birthday Love and Hugs


This card features my new layering stamp set from Altnew – Springtime Azalea.

My stash of wonderful designer papers doesn’t seem to get used often, so when I saw The Flower Challenge was paper piecing, I decided it was time to use some.  I white heat embossed the outline flower on pink designer paper, which has a light floral print.  I then stamped the 4th detail image in Altnew in Coral Berry, the stamens in black ink and the small speckled image in Altnew Pink Diamond ink.

The leaves were white heat embossed on some multi-coloured green paper and fussy cut along with the flowers.

A piece of dark green card stock was cut using My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges.

The white heat embossed sentiment came from Altnew’s Stunning Cosmos and  Sketchy Floral sets. from The flowers were arranged along the edge of the green card.



Altenew February 2018 Inspiration Challenge

The Flower Challenge #17 ‘Paper Piecing’

Seize the Birthday – February, 2018  

Stamping Sensations – February – Anything with Flowers

Uniko Challenge Reminder #45 – Something Old, Something New, optional twist LOVE

       Stamping Sensations  





Thanks so much for stopping on

I hope your week is a good one!


Just love those amazing flowers, love how you paper pieced them too!