Saturday, 28 November 2015


I've been keeping busy this week working on some more Christmas cards using these lovely stamps from Hobbyart.

I stamped the snowflakes with versamark and think the pad is running out as I had a few attempts that didn't quite give the best results.  I used some silver wow powder to heat emboss onto some white card which I've inked first with Adirondack Stonewash then matted onto dark blue card.  The snowflakes on the side panel are stamped with Faded Jeans Distress ink. The sentiment and little robin are also stamped with Hobbyart stamps.

Thanks for looking, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this into the following blog challenges:
Country View Challenge - Colour Blue
Natalie and Amy - Winter Scene
Crafting When We Can - Dont forget the animals

Friday, 27 November 2015

Clean & Simple

This is my entry for this month's Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge Clean and Simple.  I stamped and heat embossed the flower with clear embossing powder onto cream card and coloured the flowerhead with mica powder and a water brush and a lilac colour. Finally I used some deep plum coloured card to mat onto.  This is about as clean and simple as I can, hope you like it.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Hello there this is the first of my Christmas Cards for this year using this lovely Hobby Art Noel stamp and some green card.  I've just made over 20 of these so wanted to keep it simple. I've used some pencils to colour the image and some Stickles to add a bit of sparkle around the edges. On with the next design now.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges
Vintage Stamping - Traditional Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas florals and foliage
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking your comments will be very welcome.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Thanks in falling leaves

For today's card I'm showing a one layer card I made recently using all Clarity Stamps.

I created the background by brushing Stonewash ad Lettuce Adirondack inks onto a piece of Clarity Geli Card. I stamped and heat embossed the words onto the background and then used a couple of blue pencils to fill in the ribbon wording.  Finally I randomly stamped the medium and small Maple Leaf stamps in a variety of different Distress Ink colours to give an autumnal effect. Oh and not to forget the little bird from the Bird Table and Garden set.

Thank you for looking, your comments will  be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Thank you
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanks Giving
Sweet Stamping - Autumn Leaves

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Need for Speed

I am trying to be more disciplined and blog at least once a week, so that I don't lose sight of the projects I complete.

So for the background on this card I used a cogs embossing folder on red card matted onto black and added some gilding flakes to the cog pattern on the middle border.  The central picture is from a sheet of decoupage papers matted onto a black die cut shape.  The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed.

Thank you for looking, your comments will be greatly appreciated.

I am entering this card into Kraftyhands Blog Challenge - Need for Speed