Friday 26 February 2021

Sporting times


In recent years I've bought more art materials for painting and drawing but I still like to dabble in card making and I find the magazines are a good way to keep in touch with the trends. For Christmas my husband gave me a subscription to Creative Stamping magazine, which for me, of all the magazines, is the one I like best for the variety. 

Issue 92 has a sporting theme.


 Here's what I've come up with so far...

These all have particular people in mind for the forthcoming year. I'd never be drawn to buy sporting stamps as it's not a subject that has any interest for me but I think this will be a very useful set to keep hold of.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day xxx


Friday 19 February 2021

Mehndi elephant


I have recently had a birthday and have been exceptionally lucky to have lots of crafty presents which will be experimented with and making an appearance here in due course. My lovely husband gave me some Blackwing coloured pencils (which smell so good!) and a voucher for an experience photographing street art. My parents gave me vouchers for a fused glass workshop and my sister gave me a ring light with a remote control to help with taking better photos. I still need a bit of practice with that one.

I've had money, vouchers and gift cards already spent on crafty stash and lots of paint, papers, stencils, dies and lovely non crafting gifts. I am blessed to have friends and family who know me so well.

Creative Dies Die & Stamp Set Elephant Set of 5 | Mehndi Collection

I've finally managed to finish off a set of four cards I started at least a year ago, maybe longer, using the Creative Dies mehndi elephant. I had all the pieces cut but just hadn't had time to colour them.

A bit of a turns out you can do colouring in while doing a three hour webinar training! I've used inktense pencils, with some Distress Oxide spatter and a little ProMarker shadowing.

I've kept the decoupaging very low, with just a couple of pads between the layers and sealing the edges down with glue, to give a slightly domed effect which will still post easily without extra cost.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and thank you to those who leave comments, I really do appreciate them. Take care and have a lovely day xx

Sunday 14 February 2021



A bonus post today to celebrate Valentine's Day with a couple of cute elephants using Giogiocraft stencils.

It's always good to take time to let the people dear to us know how special they are. Wishing you an especially love-ly day xxx

Friday 12 February 2021



Today I'm sharing a card using the lovely Giogiocraft 'lights in the dark' lanterns and chandelier stencil to celebrate Chinese New Year. I had a lot fun with this and some straight up colouring in with Derwent Inktense pencils.

I added a little sparkly gold gel pen for highlights.

2021 is the year of the Ox and I think we could all do with a little strength and determination to realise our goals and see our way through to better times.

Wishing you all a great year ahead xxx

Friday 5 February 2021

Happy Bear Day


Hope you have all been having a good week. I've been having a play with the lovely bear from Pink Ink designs, colouring in with inktense pencils and adding a bit of stamping and stencilling.

 Life is better with bears!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely week xx