Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Red for me!

Hello everyone, here is a quick post for the CASE Study Challenge #185

I've been looking at all the lovely cards for the Case Study challenge for a while now and I've decided to join in. The first challenge for April has a new Muse,  Jaclyn Miller!
I really like the clean lines of  Jaclyn's card and here is my take on the challenge.

I've used a Lil' Inker rectangle die for the top section of the card and created the red flowers with two layers from PTI's Garden Grace. The leaves from the same set are stamped with Encore Metallic Silver.  

I've then used a PTI Garden Grace die to emboss the design. This is the first time I've tried this and I'm happy with the result. I first saw this technique on Iwonas card and you can take a look here  .

The sentiment is Hero Arts -What's Up.

I did enjoy this case so I'll be back again when the next case is offered.
Here is the card from Jaclyn which inspired me.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Hello everyone,

It's an age since I added a card the Monday  Challenge at Stamp TV   so I decided I should get into it again.

I'm also going to enter this card onto the Seize The Birthday challenge for  "Änything Goes Birthday". It a belated birthday card .I'm hoping it will be the first of many ( birthday cards that is- not belated...).

This is a new metal hydranga die (for me) and I've coloured the pieces with distress ink. 

It looked slightly bare and needed somthing extra I though, so, I cut the front panel back a little and placed some gold washi tape on the inside edge of the card -it is visible when the card is closed. 
I ran a gold pen around the edge to finish it all off!

The die is from Impression Obsession. The sentiment is Hero Arts( What's Up).

The card is a belated offering for a friend who has just turned 70!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 29 March 2014


Hello everyone,
Sometimes our rejects can be reworked. Yay!

I actually made this card last week - with a snowflake theme. I sprayed some Distress Ink onto a memory box snowflake stencil and used a dark room door sentiment. But it lacked a focal point. 

Today I placed  a pine cone die cut on the right hand corner and gee....it works for me!
I added lashings of wink of stella- but I've failed to capture the shimmer in the photo.

I've made this card for the Festive Friday Challenge

Take a look.....at the challenge and start your Christmas cards early this year.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


I thought I may as well add another, so here is the second card I made for the Festive Friday photo inspiration challenge. 

This is an elusive images stamp and it's the first time I've used it.

 I do like snowflakes but I cannot use them on cards because we don't have snow here at Christmas! 

I've heat embossed again with a Stampendous  powder and used some distress ink for the background. 
The sentiment is from Darkroom Door and the tiny pine leaves are a PTI stamp.

I'm sorry I've left it too late to visit tonight, so I'll be around omorrow instead.

Thanks for looking!


Hello everyone, this is my first challenge entry for 2014...
I've been making cards but I've been busy and haven't had time to upload the cards to my blog.  

I've made the card below for the Festive Friday Challenge and here is the inspiration photo...

I've used Stampendous embossing powder which glitters and then sponged with two shades of distress ink. 
The stamp is from PTI jar fillers.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Wishing you Peace...

I've surprised myself -I'm back! 
I do love this challenge at Festive Friday -I'm building up my store for Christmas. 

Here is another card for the week with the theme peace. 
I've gone with the same colours and the idea of hands holding something. 
I've used washi tape at the side ( and it's coming off. Ill have to fix that). 

The angel is stamped and paper pieced. 
I used a background stamp and then stamped the angel and cut the gown out.
The angel is from Whimsical wishes-Taylored Expressions
The sentiment is PTI- Happiest of Holidays.. 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Hello everyone, it's taken me some time to post again. 
I do find time to make the cards but  I delay the posting and I'm not sure why.
 This card was quick but I like it.
The challenge on Festive Friday is for a card with the word peace as the theme. 
 The text and the heart are both from Annabelle stamps. 
I drew a freehand line to hold the heart and it was finished. The card is 4 x 4 inches. 
The words are straight - for some reason they look slanted in the photo and blurry...maybe that's why I put  off posting!. 


I've added this photo because it's not so blurry!

 Thanks for looking!
I'll be around soon to take a look at all the lovely creations!