Saturday, 22 April 2017


I racked my brains for the 'rainbow' challenge at Addicted to CAS,
and came up with this simple, embossed and inked birthday card.

I die-cut a stitched rectangle, stamped the blooms and leaves with Versamark
sprinkled them with white embossing powder, and heat set them.

It's kind of tricky to see where you're stamping with the Versamark, so I just stamped a few blooms at a time and then sprinkled them with white powder as I went along.

After heat embossing them, I inked my 'rainbow' with distress inks.

Then, I die-cut a scalloped edge rectangle, stamped and embossed my sentiment
and attached this to my 'rainbow' panel.
I cut off the edges level with the stitched rectangle.
This piece was then fixed to my card base with foam pads.

  • Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle / Penelope's Blossoms
  • Clearly Besotted Sentiment - Say It In Style
  • Distress Inks - Pickled Raspberry / Spiced Marmalade / Cracked Pistachio / Salty Ocean / Shaded Lilac
  • My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle
  • Clear and White Embossing Powder

Thursday, 20 April 2017


I usually come unstuck when I try something a bit 'arty'   :-)
but I really like the way that this card turned out.
It was a bit tricky with all the masking - but worth the effort.

Once I had stamped my leaves/blooms, I die-cut lots of the shapes to use as masks.
I tried taping and holding them in place over their stamped image, whilst inking the spaces.
This was a bit tricky, and they did slip a little - but overall I like the effect.

I nearly messed the whole thing up when I decided to stamp some random black dots, that looked awful, but I managed to cover them up with sequins!!

I took  my inspiration from Jenni's card at...

WPlus9 - Feathers and Florals
Sentiment - Mama Elephant, Labeled Messsages
Inks - VersaColor Laurel Leaf and Hero Arts Butterbar
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle

Sunday, 16 April 2017


It was my little niece's birthday this weekend,
and here's the card I made for her.

As it's Easter this weekend, I went for a spring feel -
with blues and pinks, and piglets instead of lambs :-)



My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle / Sow Much Cuteness / Stitched Alphas
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar.  Copics.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


I'm still happily playing with my pig stamps,
and finding them to be much easier to colour than I first thought.

Here's my latest card using them.

You may have noticed, that I have an addiction -  my scalloped-edge, rectangle dies.
They have been on every card I make, for a while now.
It might be time to wean myself off them :-)
So, here I've used the die-namic sentiment strip die instead.

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

My Favorite Things -Diagonal Sentiment Strip / So Much Cuteness / Oh Christmas Trees
Versacolor Inks - Lime / Mint  

Saturday, 8 April 2017


Today I'm sharing a quick and simple card with you
and I'm combining a couple of challenge themes -
'icing' at CASology and 'smile' at Addicted to CAS.

My pig was stamped, die-cut and then coloured with Copics.
I gave him a couple of party cupcakes to hold and a bow tie to wear,
all popped up on foam pads for a little dimension.

My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, Sow Much Cuteness, Stitched Alphas
Cupcakes and bow tie from Lawn Fawn, Beep Boop Birthday

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Sow Cute


It was my daughter Maria's birthday this week.
28 !!  Eek! That makes me feel old.

I made her this interactive card, with a secret message.

I love the idea of being able to put a secret message behind the zipper die.
Of course, you don't know if you've lined it up perfectly, until the strip is torn off,
but I was assured that it worked perfectly.

I used some scrap card below, to give you an example of how it works.


My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Border, Sow Much Cuteness
Mama Elephant - Zipper Die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Hidden Sentiment - Clearly Besotted, Raise A Glass.
Copics.  White Gel Pen

Friday, 31 March 2017


Is it the weekend yet?
It's a lovely, sunny afternoon here and I have a bottle of Prosecco calling me :-)

First, I'm sharing a fun card with you.
I have no idea what 'No Pig, No Party' means, but I saw it on Pinterest and liked it. Ha ha!

This was a simple card to make.
I started with my scalloped edge die-cut and added an inky background,
with water splashes.
The piggy and flower were die-cut, coloured with Copics and popped up on foam pads.
So often I mess up my work, when I try and stamp a sentiment directly onto it,
so this time I opted for the text on a separate piece of card.
Then, as it's a party, I added a die cut balloon too.
Oh, and a scattering of sequins :-)

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

AAA Cards  (hope my card is CAS enough!)

My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Borders / Sow Much Cuteness
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
Clearly Besotted - Make A Wish
Inks - Versacolour, Mint / Sistress Ink, Tumbled Glass.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017



I'm not sure about this card.
It was one of those that looked so much better in my head.

Anyway - it's another one for the pile :-)

I took my inspiration from SonjaK's card at the Muse challenge -
focusing on the blue flowers, stitched edging and scattered sequins.

These blooms stamp a solid colour, but for something different I tried to
add some Copic shading.
Hmmm... that's something I need to practice.

WPlu9 - Feathers and Florals
MFTstamps - Together Forever, Stitched Scalloped Border Die
VersaColor - Celadon, Cyan, Laurel Leaf

Sunday, 26 March 2017


Today is Mother's Day, here in the UK and here's the card I made for my Mum.
Without a doubt, this is the trickiest card of the year for me -
it's the dreaded flowers :-)

I was so happy to have this floral stamp set though -
the one step, coloured blooms make it so much easier for me.

I used various inks to stamp my blooms and added a little pencil colouring for shading,
which doesn't show up too well on the photo.
Then I layered them with foam pads, so the card has lots of dimension.
The sentiment is die-cut, partly inked and sprinkled with glamour dust -
gotta have a bit of sparkle somewhere :-)

Hope all you mums out there have a fabulous Mother's Day  xxx


Penny Black & More - Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday - Use more than 1 die or punch

WPlus9 - Feathers and Florals
MFTstamps - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies / Stitched Alphas
Inks - Hero Arts, Butter Bar, Bubble Gum + Color Lights
Versacolor Magenta, Versafine Crimson Red

Friday, 24 March 2017


I was looking around at new stamp releases, when these cute piggys caught my eye
and here's my first card using them.
I was a little worried about colouring them, it's not my strong suit,
but they turned out to be easier than I thought.

This was a very simple make.
I took a piece of card and added a couple of distress inks and some water splashes.
This was attached with foam pads to my scalloped-edge rectangle base.
Then I die cut my elements, coloured them with Copics and arranged them
on the background with foam pads.

I had a tricky time taking the photo today. Would you believe it's too sunny!!
I thought I'd got rid of most of the shadows, but the bottom of the card seems to have taken on
a yellowy tint.
IRL it's definitely white.

MFT Sketch Challenge 325 #mftstamps
My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangles / Sow Much Cuteness
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass/ Cracked Pistachio
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds Dies

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Today I'm sharing a sweet and simple card with you
for the MUSE challenge.

I took my inspiration from Jenni Murray's sweet and pretty muse card -
going with the baby girl theme, the pink dp and the CAS style.

As usual, I had no similar stamps, so I opted for a ninja :-)

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas
My Favorite Things - Stitched Scalloped Rectangles / Stitched Alphas