Sunday, September 24, 2017

wings and metallics

Hi everyone.
This is a fabulous picture I made using the swallowtail stamp from SU, and Indigo Blu's gilding flakes, on a black card. It is hard to show the lovely metallic look in a photograph.

Paper Artsy - metallics
Allsorts - things with wings
Rubberdance - favourite stamp

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn colours

Hi Everyone

This is a lovely set of ATC's that I made for a challenge. This month the topic was 'creator's choice'
I took an A4 size sheet of watercolour paper and sprayed it with dylusions.
I quickly sprinkled some rock salt on and left it to dry overnight.
Next day I cut to ATC size (3.5 inches x 2.5 inches) and used my Misti to stamp the birds from a set I bought in Montreal - Clear Oiseaux by Aladine, a French company. I also added words from another set, but I have lost the packaging.
The white highlights were done with my Sharpie paint pen

Paperbabe - anything goes
Allsorts - Autumn colours
Scrap and Craft Inspiration - colours of Autumn

Take care and have a great week

Monday, September 18, 2017


Hi everyone. Sorry I have been absent for a bit as we went on a short break in our motorhome. Unfortunately it was cold and wet, but spring is starting to warm up a little.

I cased this card from someone in Australia I think, and I have forgotten the tutorial link. However, mine is a bit different, as I cut the shapes from some black scraps on my Cameo and raided the garage for the washers to give a bit of weight. It spins on the centre mount, and was a great hit for my grandson's birthday.

Southern Girls - something moveable

Take care and thank you for commenting, it is appreciated

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hybrid Inks

Hi everyone.
I am sneaking in at the last minute with my entry at Paper Artsy. The challenge this time is for Hybrid Inks.
I used a stencil on the left side of the card, then wiped up the leftover inks on the rest of the card.
I then stamped onto a small piece coloured with distress oxides, made at a play day at my friends house.
I added a small flower to finish

I would also like to enter this one at The Artistic Stamper for 'take a little colour'

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Under the Sea!

Today's card was an experiment to see how rock salt affected a watercolour card sprayed with Dylusions. I loved the result, and as it looked a bit like underwater, I used my new stamp set from Kaisercraft called 'Coastal Escape' with Memento 'tuxedo black'. It didn't show up very well so I went over it with my white Sharpie paint pen(love this pen) I stamped the seahorse on a scrap, coloured with copics and clear embossed, then layered him with mounting foam

Challenges - 
Rubberdance - embossing
Penny Black and More - all creatures
Pixies Crafty Workshop - using snippets
That's Crafty Challenge - only cards
Country View Challenge - blues and greens

Have a great week and happy crafting

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Hi everyone.

Today's card uses a fabulous stamp from Paperbabe called 'Peony & bud'. I used a lemon coloured card and stamped it with 'Shades die ink - Vanilla Cream.
I glurd it slightly over the edge, then added a printed word and a layered butterfly.

Challenges - Scrapbook Boutique - Grey and lemon
Paperbabe #54 - Picture inspiration -yellow flower and butterfly
Happy Little Stampers - CAS flower

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today's card uses an old untitled Great Expectations stamp ( I din't think this company still exists, but correct me if I am wrong) I have coloured it with Smooches (red) anjd water colour crayons and added a little sentiment in the corner
I am entering the following challenges
AAAcards - summer fun

Thanks for visiting, your comments are appreciated