Wednesday, December 25, 2019

ice cream time

I miss the Northern hemisphere Christmas -since we came to Australia in 2006 we haven't celebrated the festive season at all - prawns and pavlova just don't do it for me - I want cold crisp mornings -warm jumpers and yummy heartwarming food
 The cardstock is a beautiful milk chocolate colour but for some reason it looks very dark and all the cones have been coloured - again not really showing up .The cone stamp is part of a birthday set which I've had for years and never used - it came from K-mart when they used to stock acylic stamps . Whatever you are eating this festive season make it merry - good cheer to one and all.

Friday, December 20, 2019


I really can not stop myself with this stencil nonsense - that's the trouble when you haven't made anything for ages - you get a silly idea in your head and there it stays - the colour is not very good as it's very sunny here today -

Thursday, December 19, 2019


I used this kaisercraft embossing folder called fern leaf -I inked with a little gold and green ink then used two square dies to make a frame - the frame was a bit floppy and it got worse when  I die cut the flowers with the kaisercraft fine line flowers die. I had to cut everything again and stick it together to make it solid enough to use - 

It's always tempting to make the flowers pink or red but I really like the lemon - the whole thing has fun foam to add some lift. I used the same yellow card and a hole punch  then added some glossy accents .

The Flower challenge 39 - use a die

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

happy birthday fox

after playing about sponging ink through a homemade stencil in my last post I just had to do it again - I did use 2 square dies this time and I used pearlescent paint -I did stamp the fox twice but I think it would have been better if I had heat embossed it - It doesn't really stand out.

southern girls - anything goes challenge

Monday, December 16, 2019

birthday smiles

 I spend more time  just looking at my craft space than actually making anything - my inspiration has gone - time to try something new to me - I taped my card blank to my craft mat and placed a slightly wider piece of cardstock over it - you can see the washi tape at the top of my card blank and to the side of my spare piece of card. you can do this in stamping platform as well.

 I didn't have any solid stamps - I did think about using a die cut or a stencil  but I didn't want a perfect shape so I roughly cut a shape from a piece of scrap card .I flipped the spare cardstock to one side and inked the card base then flipped the spare cardstock back and inked again.

I carried on with the inking and moving the stencil on each layer until I was happy - so now I have two panels that look the same . On the spare piece of a card I stamped a flower and leaves from Altenews 'be happy' set then cut it out with scissors .I used some fun foam on the back and then lined it up with shapes on the card front.

Craft Stamper - December make it challenge

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

merry and bright

Incy Wincy challenge - Christmas without red or green - I used my homemade wreath maker template -  4 different stamps plus a sentiment stamp .I chose blue ,turquoise and a sandy colour .