Thursday, January 19, 2017

Even more 'new stuff'

Hi everyone, and thanks for visiting. I managed to fit in some time yesterday to make this card, using a new set of stamps by AladinE which I bought in Montreal last year.
I stamped with Memento on kraft, and coloured with pencils. The faux stitching is done with a Sharpie paint marker. It is simply attached to a black card base, and a silver sticker added.
Allsorts  - Wings on things
Southern Girls - Stitch me up
djkardkreations - NBUS + kraft and coloured pencils

Monday, January 16, 2017

more new 'stuff'

Hi every one, and welcome to my new follower, Maxine from Kiwime Creations a fellow crafter from 'downunder'

I won this lovely embossing folder from Di at Pixies Crafty workshop (thanks Di), so was keen to try it before I pack away my Christmas things. I rubbed Peacock Feathers DI on one side of the folder and ran it through my cuttlebug. I was pleased with the result as it highlighted the design beautifully. I added some diamantes and diecut words which I won at Holley's blog (thanks Holley)

I am entering at
Cuttlebugmania for Winter Wonderland
Pixies Crafty Workshop - the red was a snippet
Scrap Fun for Winter Wonderland
Cards and Scrap for January Winter

Have a great week, we have visitors, so it is hard to find some crafting time!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Coffee and cream and new stuff!

Greetings all for the New Year. I wonder if this one will go as fast as 2016 did!

I recently had a win at Paper Artsy, and this is from the stamp set (Hot Picks HP1301EZ) I chose as part of my prize.
I have stamped onto pearlescent card with Adirondack 'Espresso' and as it would not dry I embossed it with clear EP I stamped the butterfly again on a scrap and raised it over the image. After roughening the edge, I ran a little walnut stain DI over, and adhered to my base card. I also added a scrap of lace on the side and used a cotton bud to add some Shades dye ink 'vanilla cream' to the flowers and butterfly.
Challenges -
Stamping Sensations - coffee and cream
Cute Card Thursday - what's new
Allsorts - a/g

Thanks for looking and have a great week

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Hi Everybody, I hope you have all recovered from the Christmas festivities!

Today's card features a stamp from a set that I bought a number of years ago. I have used various scraps for the background, and added a toning bow.

Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Simon Says Stamp - Party Time
The Crazy Challenge - Everything Goes

Have a fabulous New Year

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mail Art

I am just sneaking in at the last minute for my entry at Paper Artsy for their Mail Art challenge
I used Dylusions spray for the background colourand used Memento Tuxedo black for the stamping. I added a little white gesso in the centre so that the address could easily be seen
Other challenges
Fashionable Stamping - a/g

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Little red robin?

I have made this card using one of my older stamp sets. It is simply stamped with Memneto Tuxedo Black on to a snippet of white, layered onto black, layered onto an embossed piece of white card, and then all mounted onto a black card base. I added a little colour to the wee bird, perhaps he is not a robin after all!
Penny Black & More - b & w and one other colour
Southern Girls - a/g
Stamplorations - a/g - I only used the red option

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tis Christmas time

I won this lovely Woodware stamp a while ago from Di, at Pixies Crafty Workshop, and this is the first outing!
It is stamped onto a snippet of white card, and then again on some gold metallic scraps.
I paper pieced the numbers with the gold, coloured the holly and berries with copics, added some shine to the berries with 'Dimensional Magic' and filled in the dots with gold 'Smooches' Then layered it onto some pretty coral paper from my stash, then onto white card.
Challenges - Pixies Crafty Workshop
Addicted to stamps - Christmas challenge
Fashionable stamping - a/g