Monday, May 17, 2021

A little tulip action

 Things are not looking good - the more time I free up the more time I spend decluttering - every room , every drawer , cupboard , craft box . On the plus side our local charity shop will make some money from my donations. I'm not a hoarder by nature so if you are  passing by and want to drop in for a coffee make sure you bring your own mug lol . 

Double D challenges have this lovely flower mood board. I went with tulips as you can see.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

No stamps christmas

the dreaded peel off stickers - how many of you still have bunch thrown in  a drawer or cupboard - over the past few months I have thrown out loads and loads of these but  kept a few wordy ones - just in case - that would be now.

No explanation needed really - a few bits of card covered with patterned paper all cut by hand  . a die cut star which I then used the negative bit as a stencil for the black stars - all raised on foam squares.


Christmas Craft Creations - April challenge - no stamping

Friday, April 16, 2021

Oh baby

 I made use of my ribbon stash to make this card - I bought this elephant die way back in August 2020 , I can't believe it's taken  me so long to use it. And a very old stamp to add the sentiment.

Creative Knockouts - 397 add a sentiment

So very tweet

A few weeks ago I sat at my kitchen table with 2 boxes of ribbons - I made the decision anything shorter than about 6 inches had to be thrown away - now the ribbons only take up one box and they are very tidy I might just use them .

This bird stamp from Stampavie has been coloured with AquaMarkers and then die cut.

Allsorts challenge 619 - birds ,butterflies and bees

Monday, April 12, 2021

Spots and splodges

 Simple is best when you have patterned papers - the sentiment was die cut a couple of times so it's  raised slightly.

Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper challenge April 2021.

Flutter by sweet butterflies

I love the 6x6  pads but how many times do you find that you don't like half the papers -  this pack has 36 papers, everyone is different and I love them all . Good quality thick paper.  I have used 4 from the pack for this card.                     


 Allsorts challenge week 619 - butterflies- birds- bees

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A bit purple

I used quite a few of the flower stems also a script stamp which I couldn't find  when I took this pic  - true to form a couple of hours later I managed to find it in the mess on my desk.

If you love delicate flowers and stems then this stamp set from MFT is lovely - I don't buy branded craft stuff very often as it's too expensive but I know I will use this set again and again. The tiny hearts were done through a stencil - tiny gems and glossy accents which never show up.

 Allsorts challenge week 617/8 AG with monochrome - I decided on a lilac/purple combo.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

blue butterflies

I used the lids of some pens and glue bottles to ink up and create the circles, a few stamps and a very gentle ombre colour to create this one layer card.

 Allsorts challenge week 617/8 AG with monochrome.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

A thundery sky

 I spent so much time adding bits here and there I don't really see how I can add a sentiment. The stamp is from MFT "flower silhouettes" it has 10 stamps and they are all lovely. I used 5 on this card.

double 'D' challenge 'Skies ' 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Light and shade

I did a mix of stamps to create this card-  I think it could be used for a few occasions - male birthday - retirement of even a sympathy card. I don't do the blending thing very often as I don't have the right inks or blending tools but with a little masking and lots of shading it's not too shabby.

 I used washi tape to mask and  create the white border. This is the first time I have used this stamp set and boy was it stuck down hard to the backing acetate, I had to pull really hard and in doing so ripped off one of the flying geese ,there should be 5 in the moonlight.

Allsorts challenge week 615 - a stamped image 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

autumn leaves or christmas holly

I love this image from Beccy's place but I don't just want to use it for christmas and I think using this colour combo works just fine .I used the lightest grey from the ProMarkers neutrals  and AquaMarkers using the red ,orange and yellow. 

We've had a few miserable days so the pic quality is not brilliant , the dark paper strip has  flourish design in a slightly darker shade. I found a tiny stamp to add the pattern on the vase.

I love ProMarkers -  challenge 430 AG with pretty papers.

Monday, March 8, 2021

simple stem but which way ?

I've stamped this coming upwards but should it be sideways as a branch ? I have no idea.I used yellow watercolour pencils and grey marker pens -  the background paper is from 'pink paislee'.

Allsorts challenge week 614 - Use yellow

Creative Craft Cottage-  challenge 138 CAS - I think there is enough white to keep this CAS.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Warm wishes at Christmas

I hope you can see from this pic the front of the card has been replaced with acetate. I did see this technique on youtube and when I can find the post I will credit the maker.

 I used watercolour pencils which will always be my favourite medium . I used a wet brush direct to the pencil to get a dark colour. The christmas flower paper on the inside is from Echo Park Paper , the image I think is from Pollycraft. I love her outfit and little christmas wreath.

Feb Rudolph days challenge at Scrappymo - 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

you light up my life

I'm not a hearts and flowers girl , if my husband gave me something red/pink with a sickly sentiment I would be worried. Love comes in lots of colours so here is my take.

The paper , butterflies, script and lightbulb stamps are from IndigoBlu. I did tear up lots of paper and did lots of inking. The lightbulb is raised very slightly and the big butterfly has a second layer which sits up. The main sentiment is just made up from an an assortment of stamped letters.

Double D's valentine challenge - This doesn't exactly match your moodboard LOL but it is filled with love or should that be light.


I used lots of washi tape to mark out areas on this card and then used the markers to roughly colour inside the gaps - I then drew the black lines - this reminds me of an old fashioned blackboard that hasn't been cleaned properly.

I used this die set  from Darice but didn't like the leaves so I used a Kaisercraft leaf die. The flowers have all been edged with the lightest grey marker.I used an alapha die set from Couture Creations and it's not brilliant .

 Passion for Markers - challenge 577 dies /punches

Flower challenge 53 - stamps / dies 

I bought this flower die two weeks ago from Spotlight Stores -