Friday 26 May 2023

Batch made and personalised


Today I'm sharing one of a batch of identical cards I've made...just waiting to be personalised.


The stamping was done using a platform so it was easy to replicate the design. I started by stamping the meerkat, masking it off, and then adding the other stamping around it. A quick bit of personalisation with the birthday date on the calendar and job done.

I ended up with ten cards in the end. This should sort me out for a few masculine birthdays over the next year. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day xx

Monday 22 May 2023

Crowned bunnies


I've run out of time again! Just sharing a picture created a long time ago with one of my favourite stamps the Craft Individuals Crowned Bunnies.

They always make me smile and I hope they will make you smile too.

Have a lovely day xx

Friday 19 May 2023

Night flight


A quick one today sharing one of the designs I've been playing with for a craft night. I'm hoping to introduce the group to heat embossing. One or two may have done it before, but I think it will be new to most.

I've made two cards, nearly identical, with both black and white embossing. The first using watercolour...

...and the second with marker pens and Distress Ink.

I really can't decide which I prefer. What do you think?

Thank you for taking the time to stop by xxx

Monday 15 May 2023

Life with dreams can fly


Today I'm sharing another tag made for a challenge with Isa. The colours and images are based on the May moodboard for the tagalong group.

The challenge also had to include a resist technique. I started with some Distress Oxide for the background...

...and stencilled over pink flowers, before embossing them with clear embossing powder.

I then overlaid the stencil again, slightly down and left, before stencilling again with violet.

No photos of the next step where I covered the tag with tissue and ironed over it to remove the ink and embossing powder to reveal the pink again. The effect is to leave a drop shadow.

I added a little background stamping, a die cut window and cut a hummingbird using a magazine stamp. Of course there had to be a few ink spatters too.

The hummingbird provided the perfect opportunity to try out some new Sakura Gelly Roll pens. Sparkly!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day xx

Friday 12 May 2023

Hanging on in there


A bit of a catch up post as I haven't had internet for a while and blogging on the phone is far too fiddly!

First of all the last of the cards using the technique I shared here. I've left space for a sentiment later on. My sister is just about to get some black and white kittens so this might be one for her.

Next up I thought I would do the card challenge with Isa using the mood board ideas and the theme of flip cards. It took a long time. While I was struggling to photograph it I suddenly realised that it isn't even a flip card but an accordion card! D'oh!

First I die cut four panels and stencilled them in the mood board colours.

I joined them together and linked the centres.I think that's where my confusion came from as the centres do twist as you open and close them.

I stamped images based on the mood board onto circles.

Then added them onto the card.

Fun to do even if it doesn't quite fit the brief.

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated. xx

Monday 1 May 2023


A quick one today to share another card using the same technique as the last couple of posts. You can read more here

I really love these quirky cats from Katzelkraft. I've left some space on this to give me the option of adding a sentiment later on.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week xx