Thursday, 1 December 2016

ATSM, CAS On Sunday, Christmas Card Challenges, Less Is More

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week!

The theme this week at Less Is More is "Emboss Resist Technique". This is such a fun technique and I wanted to have a go and was going to make something with white embossing on white card then after a bit more thought - hmmmm.  I'm keen to use more coloured card bases so decided to go with a grey card base and here it is.

I've heat embossed my moon and tree in white and inked with Cut N Dry foam in white and various shades of blue distress inks. Little dots of glue pen and white embossing powder for snowflakes.

We are having our annual children's Christmas event at church on Saturday afternoon, there will be lots of craft activities for the children to take part in, refreshments and the children will hear the story of the first Christmas. My craft activity is to decorate wooden star shapes with pens, glitter, sequins etc and I'm going to have a go at making one shortly. Then church on Sunday and After Church Fellowship in the evening with Christmas-ey snack goodies. Hope you have some good plans for the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by xx

Also joining in at:

Anything Goes



Saturday, 26 November 2016

Fusion, HLS Christmas, Merry Monday, Time Out, Uniko

Good morning, everyone, I hope you're well.

Watercolour background, shimmer mist, some stamping, glue pen with gold foil, voila!

Linking up to:



Dark Blue, Light Blue and Pink

Christmas w/optional twist of Glitter/Shimmer




Friday, 25 November 2016

Uniko (GD), Time Out, Addicted to Stamps and More

Good morning, everyone and happy Friday!

I've made another card using the Uniko poinsettia stamp which I've coloured with alcohol pens and added glitter to the flower centres.

There's still time to join in at the Uniko Christmas challenge.

Also joining in at Time Out where the theme is Christmas with the optional twist of glitter/shimmer and Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Christmas tag

I've so enjoyed looking at all the beautiful Christmas tags in the 12 Tags of Christmas at Stamping With Loll and at last I've had some fun making my own.

I made my background using the watersplash technique with distress inks. The ornament was die-cut with double-sided sticky sheet to which I've added some little white leaves and glitter, the holly leaves were sponged with ink and covered with distress rock candy.

Also joining in at:

Photo inspiration

Fusion (using sketch)

Happy Little Stampers
Anything Goes with Dies



Friday, 18 November 2016

Uniko (Guest Designer), ATSM, The Flower Challenge, Fusion

Hi lovely stampers, I hope your week is going well. Busy making Christmas cards?

I am VERY excited and honoured to be guest designer at the Uniko Challenge Blog, where the theme is CHRISTMAS. Many thanks to Beverley for inviting me.

To make my card, I used the beautiful Uniko Poinsettia set which contains a lovely poinsettia stamp and loads of Christmas-ey sentiments. I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia in gold on vellum three times and cut out various layers, placed them onto a die cut mat and added a gold heat embossed sentiment.

Why not join in the fun and link up your beautiful Christmas creations!

Also linking up to:

Photo inspiration


Fusion (using sketch)


Sunday, 13 November 2016

AAA Cards, CAS Watercolour, Fantasy Stampers

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend!

My background was made using splash watercolour technique with distress inks and the text was stamped with distress ink misted with water. I watercoloured the poppies with DIs and an aqua painter.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Joining in at:



Poppy Appeal



Wednesday, 9 November 2016

AAA Cards, ATSM, Happy Little Stampers, Time Out

Another leaf card but this time I wanted to use bold fresh colours so I used some little leaf dies with coloured card and used another die to give some texture in the background.



Inspired by Words: "Give thanks with a grateful heart"


Friday, 28 October 2016

ATSM, Fusion, Happy Little Stampers, Less Is More, Seize The Birthday

Hi everyone, I like using vellum on cards so wanted to join in at Less Is More where the theme this week is Acetate or Vellum.

I stamped flowers and leaves, heat embossed in white on vellum, and coloured on the back with alcohol markers. All cut out and attached to a soft grey card.

Also joining in at:-

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Fusion -  Soft and Subtle

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Embossing on Vellum

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Time Out, Christmas Card Challenges, ATSM

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week.

My card is a CASE of Ardyth's pretty card at Time Out (CASE), inspired by the flowers and colours.

The flowers and foliage were stamped in various shades of red and green, with gold liquid pearls in some of the flower centres.

Also linking up to:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Give Thanks

Hello everyone, happy Saturday.
I used a watercolour card base, stencilled and splatted background, the solid leaf stamp was inked with distress markers and misted with water, the leaf veins and sentiment stamped with distress ink. Was quite pleased how it turned out.


Red, Yellow and Orange

Anything Goes


Friday, 14 October 2016

CAS Watercolour, ATCAS and Happy Little Stampers

Greetings, fellow crafters. 

To make my card, I used watercolour tube paints to create a background which (hopefully) gives the impression of trees in Autumn, added a die cut frame and a leaf which was stamped, water coloured and fussy cut.

I'm joining in at Loll and Bonnie's fabulous new challenge, CAS Watercolour, where the theme is Autumn, and there is a design team call. Fingers crossed!!


Thursday, 29 September 2016

AAA Cards, Just Us Girls, Uniko

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week. 

A simple card today - some masking, stamping and colouring in.

Also sharing at:-


Photo Week