Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Do you have Dreams?

Good evening everyone, hope you are well, and again thank you for all the comments left on my last post.

Here is today's offering:

I have used the Grunge Swirl, Butterfly and Sentiment stamps all from:


I used Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Cottage Ivy, and Tuxedo Black then distressed round the outside of the card with Black Soot.  I made my own tag and threaded bakers twine through it, and finally added the bows from Papermania Capsule collections.

Please don't forget the competition, which has now been extended until 9th September, details can be found at:

Thank you for visiting xxx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Fun with lilacs?

Good afternoon, on a glorious sunny Saturday. Thank you once again for the great comments on my previous post x.  Today is a card I would like to put into Sheila's sketch challenge at:
This is the sketch:

and this is my interpretation:

I used Jayne Nestorenko's stamp set, coloured with Promarkers and Panpastels.  The lace I got from Phill Martin at Honeypot Crafts, and I coloured the card candy and the pearls with promarkers, so it tied in with the backing papers which I had in my stash. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and will be back soon x

Thursday, 9 August 2012

I ain't got no body!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well and that the sun is shining wherever you are.  Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my last post x
Here is today's make - well actually made it yesterday, but was too tired to post it!

This is such a fun verse, just had to do something with it.  I have used the Tree Trio (yes I now, there are only two on the card! lol), The Snowman Verse, and the hat I cut off the Let it snow set of stamps, all from:

Have a fab day and hope the card  has made you smile x

Monday, 6 August 2012

New Challenge over at emmas cards uk

Hi there, I hope you will join in the new challenge at:
there is a fabulous prize from Crafty Individuals. Here is my DT Card for the challenge:

Look forward to seeing your entries x

Sunday, 5 August 2012

What's with the Daffodils??

 Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my post yesterday.

I have left the Grunge behind and have done something different.

When I received the men's collage stamp and saw the script, as per usual I had to try and read it.  Normally they tend to be in a foreign language, or are just squiggles and stuff, but I noticed that this one was part of the well known poem of William Wordsworth.  What I didn't know was that it was inspired whilst on a walk with his sister, and the first version didn't mention the well known line 'a host of golden daffodils' at all!

Anyway that's where the daffodils come in on my card!

The stamps I have used are again  the Men's Collage and For your special Day, together with one of the daffodil stamps from Heartfelt Inspiration, and 'The Coppice' from Inkylicious.
The daffodils were coloured with my promarkers - colours are: Daffodil Bloom, Summer Sun, Meadow Green, and Forest Green.
The trees are coloured with the same greens plus Apple Green.  The sky is Panpastels - Ultramarine Blue tint and Ultramarine Blue, and under the trees I used Permanent Green. On the toppers I used Permanent Green and Hansa Yellow, to try and tie them n with the daffodils.
The Men's Collage and On your Special Day stamps are available from:


Please have a look at their website, the stamps are of extremely high quality and their service is second to none, and please don't forget their competition at:


Saturday, 4 August 2012

When is a flourish not a flourish?

Good morning everyone from a very wet Berkshire. Have been enjoying watching the Olympics, but have managed to make a card too, and here it is:

I have used the Men's Collage, For Your Special Day and the Grunge flourish  stamps all of which are available from:

The reason I said when is a flourish not a flourish, is because the grunge border is from the Grunge flourish stamp, I just inked the edge of the stamp to get the effect. (Please go and have a look to see what I mean). I distressed the background with Tim Holtz Black Soot and Vintage Photo inks, and then flicked water over it.  I stamped the Men's Collage and For your Special day with Memento, distressed them  and then tore the edges and inked with the same distress inks.  The little watch embellishments are brads from Craft Bag. I cut off the prongs and stuck them on with Pinflair Glue Gel.
Please don't forget Visible Image are running their first competition - details here:

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend  x

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Stampin' Around

Hi everyone, hope you are well.  Thank you so much for the fabulous comments on my last post featuring the visual image stamp x
Today's card is my entry into their first competition.

The base card is from my stash, second layer is from Hunkydory's Christmas backing card which I cut from the Spellbinders Grande scalloped circles.  The stamping on the topper has been done with visible image snowflake corner and the sentiment is theirs too. The corners are embossed with Craft House Embossing powder.            
Please come and take part in the competition if you can.  This is a reasonably new company and they produce fabulous quality stamps.  Mark designs and makes the stamps himself, and Helen helps with admin, accounts and any way she can.  Here is the link to the competition:


There are also instructions of how to join in if you don't have a blog - have fun x