Hope this day is as Special as you are

P1060454 (2)Welcome Crafty Friends

As you can tell I’m on holidays …. so lots of time to play!

Tonight’s first card uses one of the first wooden block stamps I bought from a craft shop from Sugarloaf  Products.  I’ve always loved it and have played around with it many times. This card is very simple with a water coloured rose and some shadows using Distress Inks. In real life it’s a very vibrant red but unfortunately it looks rather orange here. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

I’m linking it to ‘the card Concept 76’ and Sugar Pea Designs – Mix it Up Challenge #32.


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Just Saying Hello

P1060442 (2)My second card was made using some of my recently purchased goodies!

Altnew’s Painted Butterflies is a new set for me, so it was a perfect choice to test out my Distress Oxide Inks.  I had used them to make backgrounds as used on this card (Peeled Paint) but it was fun to try some stamping.  The butterflies were stamped using Spiced Marmalade which I sprayed lightly with some pearlised water.  If you look carefully you can see it gave an uneven colour which is what I was after.  I then stamped the next layer with just the  ink and got a more concentrated pure colour.  The final layer was stamped with Memento – Rich Cocoa as well as some flicks.

Luckily, these colours suited the Colour Throwdown keyword: ctd 449 and I also used made Freshly Made Sketches 294.

Have a good week


Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

P1060440 (2)Welcome! I hope you’ve had an enjoyable weekend.

Tonight I’m back with a fun card using Mama Elephant  – Arctic Penguins stamped in black with  a little grey shading with Distress Ink.

The card was cut using My Favourite Things -Stitched Basic Edges and a scrap of Distress Inked paper was inserted which gives it a real pop of interest.

The sentiment was from Mama Elephant – Mini Messages and Simon Says Stamps – Circle Sayings.

It suits the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #229.

Thanks for popping in



Friends are the Essence of Life

P1060435My second card features Art Impression  stamp – Walking in the Sun, which is stamped twice.  The first is water coloured with Tombows and has Wink of Stella added to the umbrellas and rooves for some interest. The square coloured panel is cut out.

The second image is cut with Wonky Stitch Square STAX Dies (My Favourite Things) and attached with some craft foam to the card front.

The coloured panel is attached with craft foam on top of the front image. I added a sentiment from Kaisercraft – Friendship Sentiments and finished it off with some Nuvo drop pearls and rounded the open corners.

I am entering it in the Inspired by All the Little Things #62 Challenge and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes – option of using Art Impressions Products.


Enjoy your weekend







P1060434Hello Crafting Friends

Tonight’s card is very simple but I was very pleased with the way it turned out.

Altnew’s Floral Shadow stamps were gold embossed on black card. I added some gold splatters, a piece of gold card down the side and some gold ink splatters.  The sentiment was die cut and then glued to some black card and fussy cut.

It fits Scrapbook Boutique June Challenge very well as well as I love Allsorts Challenges – Flower Power and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

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Happy Birthday – Altnew

P1060430 (2)Hello again

My second card for the night is this floral from Altnew – Beautiful Day with leaves from the Remember This set. I heat embossed the flowers in white embossing powder.  They are water coloured using Tombow pens, fussy cut and added to the background with dimensional tape. Of course I couldn’t help but add a little Wink of Stella to the petal turnovers.


The background was a water colour wash on the panel using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. It is finished with an Altnew Label Love sentiment and some Nuvo drop pearls.

I am entering it in the following challenges: Altnew Inspiration Challenge – June, I love Allsorts challenges!, Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes, I love spending time at Time Out Challenges and finally, Happy Little stampers – Watercolour Challenge for June.

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I love how this card turned out.  I hope you do too.


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P1060432 (2)Welcome

Tonight’s post is a fun card I made with my Card group using Art Impressions Bathing Suit Set which I water coloured using Tombow pens.

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant – Mini Messages.  The shells are from Memory Box – Seaside Treasures die set.

I am entering it in CAS(E) this sketch, Just Us Girls – Photo Week – Summer Vacation, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Art Impression Stamps and TCLP Tuesday Challenge – #336 – Sand, sea and sky.

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