Sunday, 26 August 2012


Sorry its been a while since my last card, but been a little busy, please forgive me. This card is a 6 x 6 and l have used backing papers off the Morehead C.D., l cut two squares then cut them to make triangles and used l of each pattern. The stamped image is of the "Girl" of the Morehead collection, and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, used a spellbinder shape and tinted the edges with Peacock Feathers distressed ink, added a toning ribbon and finished off with gems.
I hope its been worth waiting for and thank you for visiting my blog, your comments will be greatfully received.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Elegant Lady

I have looked through my stock for this card, and was very pleased with it at the time so thought l would share it with you. Back to my A5 size, and the base card is a linen effect gold card, the stamped image is one of KanBans, elegant ladies l believe.- the screen is stamped onto white card with black and embossed, l coloured random flowers with a Sakura gold pen to tone in. The lady and parasol is stamped onto acetate that l had applied on the reverse with PVA glue, ink and gold flakes, left to dry. I then stamped the image onto white card, coloured her face and arms, and then  attached the dress, hat, and parasol cut from the acetate, -l layer of decoupage if you like - then all this was cut out with one of my dies, and finally attached the cut out screen that was matted onto gold mirror card.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at this latest publication on my blog, and visit again soon, any comments will be welcome...thank you

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Benjamin Bunny

Hi everyone, this is my latest card.
The base card is a 8 x 8 scalloped edge and l've inked the edges with one of my favourite colours, Faded Jeans, which l have used throughout the card.The base matt is a paper from my stash, and the others are from Crafters Companions Beatrix Potter C.D. I found a small amount of toning blue to use with my Spellbinders to make the border. I then stamped the images and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, and used spellbinders shapes once more and inked the edges once again. finished off with some Card Candy, and a sentiment. I am entering this card into craft creations challenge.
Thank you for looking at my blog and any comments would be appreciated...

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Floral Chic

This is a card l made from new stamps l recently bought, and thought l would make it an 8 x 8 this time, another change of size. I started with a scalloped 8 x 8 card as the base, then used two contrasting papers from my mountain of stash, sorry l cannot remember where they are from, (really must make more notes) i then matted and layered on both red and green paper to give definition. The stamped image is from HunkyDory stamps, named Floral Chic, l cut out the butterflies and used Collall glue to give them dimension, used glitter glue for butterfly trails. The corners are from the Craft Geek collection, then l finished off with the Best Wishes text.    I am really pleased with this card and think it might be used as my daughter-in-laws birthday in September...l have entered this card in the following two challenges rubysrainbow, paperpretties.many thanks for taking a look at my blog would be interested to hear what you think of it.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Engagement Card

This is something different from my usual cards, it was a special order for a friend,l am sure she won't mind me showing you. I started with the base card using Crafters Companion's Centura white pearl, embossed it with a dotty embossing folder, then folded it into an easel card. I then used my spellbinders, Persian Motifs for the photo's and Moroccan Accents for the border, mounted the border onto some red mirror board, and foam pads to raise for the stopper for the easel.  Finished off with a verse inside and a box, also trimmed with red.   I really enjoyed making this, it was a nice change from the traditional card.  Hope you enjoyed visiting my blog, any comments welcome.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Wedding Card

Hey guess what?...l'm back to an A5 card,  This is obviously a Wedding card, the base card is white, l then inked the edge of the large matt with Victorian Velvet to tone with the red in the border and topper. I once again used my Craft Geek for the border at the top and bottom, the main image is the stamp set from Dimension Stamps, and was the June collection from the project club, of which l am a member. I stamped the cake stand onto satin finished silver card and embossed with Gold lustre powder, l then stamped out the cake itself onto white card, also the bride and groom, then coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers. Then l cut them all out and layered as decoupage, and shortened the stem on the stand, finishing off with a red bow and a few silver heart peel-offs.
Hope you have enjoyed viewing my blog, any comments gratefully received...Thank You.

Thursday, 9 August 2012



I have yet again changed my card size, rather than sticking to A5, which is my usual size.
This is a 6 x 6 square card, l inked the edges of the white base card with Distressed Ink colour of Peacock Feathers, a lovely turquoise shade, l then used some yellow card from my stash, and also cut two pieces of both Lemon and Turquoise card and embossed, using yet another gadget/ the Cuttlebug embossing all in one set. The Morehead image of "Boy" is coloured in toning colours, l then used one of my Spellbinders, and cut him partly out of the shape, a process l like doing, and once again inking the edges with the same peacock feathers and Squeezed Lemonade ink. Finishing the card with a couple of Card Candy, makes it a card that can be used for any age group and occasion.   I hope you like this card and continue to watch my blog for further designs.   Thank You

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Leanne's 21st

Hey this is a change, l've made this card a 8 x 8 scalloped one, for my grand-daughters 21st birthday, l used Milled Lavender distressed ink around the edge of the main base card, l then made a background by stamping onto white card, using a floral stamp repeatedly with Brilliance pink ink.
The stamped images are Hunkydory Floral Chic stamps, coloured with Spectrum Noirs to tone with pink and lavender. I then used my spellbinders to cut out the shapes and inked the edges with once again the Milled Lavender, and layered onto some lavender card. To finish off the card, l used, don't die of shock, my Cricut machine to cut the 21 and also cut shadow out, really must get using my Cricut more now.  Hope you like this card as much as myself, l am really thrilled with it, and l am sure she will love it too.....Many thanks for looking at my blog, any comments accepted.

Saturday, 4 August 2012


This is once again an A5 card, l do seem to like working on this sized space.  I distressed the edges with Spiced Marmalade ink, found a piece of toning paper in my stash for the next layer, then once again used the same colour ink to edge some white card. And guess what? l found some more card
that was a toning colour that is corrigated for the top layer. The stamped image is from Dimension stamps, it was the July project, from their project club, of which l am a member. I embellished with
shrink plastic cherries, also included in the stamp set.  Finished off with three card candy.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this blog, and happy to receive any comments.   Thank You.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Quick Decoupage card

This card was a "quickie" as l did not realise it was Jess's birthday, (my grandsons girlfriend),  l found that l had this decoupage, which is very pretty and glittered. I chose a turquoise base card and
used pink and whitewash co-ordinations card, put through a flowery embossing folder and sanded back to reveal the white, and used one of my Martha Stewart punches for the border, added the decoupage and text tag, and also coloured letters with my Spectrum Noirs to form her name. Very quick but quite pretty, hope she likes it.
Many thanks for taking a look, any comments very welcome.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Using Craft Geek with Amy

I used a white A5 card for this design, and incorporated the Craft Geek, which l bought a while ago, using the Winter season design, l used two shades of Green, and then Red for the hearts.  Matt and layered both times with red card to tone with the hearts. The image is a digi-stamp, "Amy", sorry l don't remember where l got it from, coloured with combination of Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers- they work well together.     This card could be used for Anniversary, Birthday or any occasion really.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog, this is really new to me, hope to get better as time goes by.  Any comments would be greatly appreciated.