Thursday, 18 January 2018

Bunnies not just for Easter.

I love white on white cards and just wanted to play. I decided to take my inspiration from the weather and as it was snowing white on white was definitely order of the day.

I used a selection of dies from memory box and a diorama  that I'd made a while ago that was on my craft room windowsill.

I used  a white base card and gate fold design. I cut a window in the large section of the card  which will be the front of my card, I cut another rectangle this time in vellum and adhered it to the front of my card.

I cut several large fir trees again in white and adhered one to the back of the vellum and cut one  in half sort of and adhered these to the front of  my card.I cut some meadow grass and bunnies in various sizes and created more layers with bunnies in between the layers.
I finished the card using crafter's companion silver glitter pen which I liberally coloured  over the trees and bunnies and grass. 

I haven't added a sentiment but think this could be an early made Christmas card or perfect for a winter birthday.
I love the effect it gives when the light shines through from the back.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Dream Valley - anything goes

Memory box - snow and winter

QKR - anything goes

Allsorts - no patterned papers

A bit more time to craft - anything goes

Star in my pocket - winter

Scrappyland - anything goes

Monday, 8 January 2018


I don't normally colour my cards with my pencils but wanted a different look , don't get me wrong I love my alcohol markers but they do have the problem of showing on the reverse of the card you are colouring. I used a kraft base card and stamped the golfer image directly onto the card in black ink and coloured with my oil based pencils, love the shine they have.

I stamped the golf bag onto white card again in black ink and again coloured with pencils then fussy cut the image out. I wanted to create the effect that the golf bag was more in the foreground.

I finished the card with a blue peel-off 'happy birthday'. Another quick CAS card and perfect for the golfing recipient.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Unicorn crafting - anything goes

naughty or nice - celebrations

Cards galore encore - anything goes

Take it make it - anything goes with a stamp

Brown Sugar - Birthday

A bit more time to craft - anything goes


I love these £D folders from crafters companion and the big die is also from there too and the matching stamps. I used this fab centura pearlised card and after embossing layered onto a plain white card base.

The word die 'snowflakes' I cut in holographic mirri-card and then on plain white card I stamped the accompanying sentiment in plain black ink. All in all a quick CAS card that I think has a bit of wow factor too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Cards in envy - winter chill

Stamplorations  CAS - anything goes optional silver

Craft Rocket - winter

Little red wagon - winter wonderland

The Crazy challenge - winter wonderland

 Cupcake inspirations - photo inspiration

Friday, 5 January 2018

words of encouragement

I found some fab stamps by Sheena Douglas at Crafter's companion and just had to make something with them, we all know someone who sometimes needs a kick up the rear to get them motivated for something or just to show them that life is really not that bad and there is always a way to solve problems no matter how big they seem.

I decided to use this stamp first as especially with the dull winter weather it would be so easy to hibernate.

I stamped in versamrk ink and used violet obsidian moonglow embossing powder, it doesn't show very well on the photo but it looks black until it catches the light and then looks purple. I stamped on white card and once I'd embossed the words I used distress inks to create the soft background.

Once the ink had dried learning from my mistake as I tried the next bit before I'd left it long enough and covered the whole thing with the next embossing powder) I used a hero Arts dandelion stamp and stamped again in versamark ink and embossed with stardust embossing powder. It gave such a delicate effect that when I put it in the frame it wasn't really visible. I enhanced the dandelion clocks using  another distress ink this time winter spruce and not ever so accurately stamped over the embossed dandelion clocks. I really love how they turned out. 

The frame is one I have had for ages from IKEA, it was just plain wood but I used some glitter gel paint for glass to colour it just as an experiment and love the textured look it created with the sparkle too, I finished it with some butterflies I won from squirrels not so random challenge a wee while ago and I think they just add the finishing touch.

Not sure if to keep this myself or give as a gift , guess if I find a friend in need it might be just the thing to help them along to a brighter time.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

CASology - encourage

MAWTT - flowers

Country view - anything goes

QKR -anything goes

Anniversary wishes

I made this anniversary card using just dies alone for a change , some basic heart dies from memory box and 2 edgeable dies from die sire at crafter's companion (part on my Christmas gift from my wonderful son).

 I used cream base card as its for a 14th wedding anniversary and traditional colours are gold and ivory so I used that for my monochromatic colour palette. I love how it turned out and know it will be different from all the other cards the couple will receive.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday throwdown - silver and or gold

Dies R us - anything goes

Crafty catz - anything goes with twist of add sparkle after Christmas

Creative Knockouts - celebrations

craftaholics R us- celebrations

creative inspirations - something new
(2 of the dies)

CASual fridays - all that glitters

Friday, 29 December 2017

What's black,white and red?

The Christmas cracker answer would be a newspaper but in my world its three birthday cards from one die. I love this die from poppystamps makes the perfect guy birthday card and looks so different when you change the colours and can also make pretty girly cards is softer colours with added butterflies  and flowers too.

I used white , black and mirrored red card to cretae my 3 cards.I used different out cuts from each of the die cuts to inlay contrasting colours and I so love how they pop and the best bit is they are perfect for sending through the post too

I would like to enter this card design and these cards into the following challenges:-

creative knockouts - anything goes

craft - anything goes

craftaholics -birthday

crafty gals corner - anything goes

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Shades of autumn

I have some candles that are battery operated so much safer when you have a cat that is inquisitive and likes to jump onto the mantle piece so real lit candles are a big no no.

I love the glow they give all orangey and thought how it reminds me of autumn leaves so had a wee play and this is what I came up with. 

I used some cream leather textured paper and a poppystamps autumn leaves collage die and randomly cut leaves into the paper. 

 I measured and cut the paper to fit as a collar around the candle.I initially tried the collar just as it was but it didn't have the effect I wanted so I added some red vellum behind the die cuts and that worked perfectly.

I love how the leaves glow and as the light flickers the leaves almost seem to change colour and dance in a non existant breeze, but they certainly make a change from the plain cream wax,

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

Scrappyland - anything goes

crafty calendar - autumn colour