Saturday, 28 May 2016

Praying for Sunnier Days

The sun is shining outside but I've spent the whole afternoon inside playing with my new laptop.  It seems very hi tech compared to my old one but I think I've mastered it so far!

Here is a card with a white embossed background created with a Clarity Stencil and matted onto some dark purple card.

I have a lovely set of stamps called Black Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five from Justrite  which I've used for the main image, the floral panel, butterly and sentiment.  Its one of my favourite sets as the flowers are so delicate but easy to colour in.

I hope you like this card, your comments will be very welcome.  Thanks for looking.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges

Crafty Boots - Butterflies and Bees
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes - twist of flowers
Sweet Stamping - Embossing

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Congratulations on your Engagement

Hi, to make this card I've used Dusty Concorde and Raspberry Distress Inks brushed over a Clarity Stamp Stencil.  For the topper I cut a heart shape and stamped the image using a Clarity wee folk stamp and Eggplant Adirondack ink and a sentiment from Justrite Stamps heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I matted onto some similar coloured cardstock and edged the heart with Dusty Concorde.

I hope you like the finished effect, thanks for looking, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challeges:
Country View Challenge - Use a stencil
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 May 2016


Card made using Clarity Stamps garden birds set and the letterbox kit for my Dad for his 92nd birthday in a few weeks time.

To make the card I first stamped and masked the letter boxes and wording then added a sun mask.  For a nice bright background I applied a mixture of Adirondack Sailboat Blue and Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers Distress inks onto the card using brushes.  To colour the sun with a mixture of orange and yellow ink I removed the sun mask and covered the background with an aperture mask and then applied some Black Soot Distress ink to create some hills in the background.  Once that was all dry I stamped on the birds, birdhouse etc.

I've matted the picture onto another piece of card again coloured with the same blue and green inks and stamped around the edges in black with the branch stamp from this set.

Thanks for looking, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 9 May 2016

Mothers Day

Here is a card I made for my Mother in law this year using the Craftwork Cards Paradise papers for the background and central image along with a lacey circular die.  I used some large letter stamps to stamp MUM then cut out and covered in glossy accents and glitter then stuck them onto the card with some gel glue so they are slightly raised.

Thank you for looking your comments will be very welcome

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:
Brown Sugar - Mothers Day
Simply Papercraft - Anything papercraft
Inspiration Destination  - Anything goes

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Floral Heart

This set of heart dies is really useful, going from the largest one on this card right down to a tiny little one.  I used the first 2 sizes for the main heart and some tattered rose ink around the edge.  The floral embellishment is a Honeydoo stamp which I've coloured with a mixture of peach and pink promarkers, cut out and added to the side of the heart.

I also tried it out in some purple/lilac shades and think they both look as good.

Thanks for looking your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:
Fantasy Stampers - Flower Power
Simply Papercraft - anything papercraft
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


A little bit of cycling fun very topical at the moment as the Tour de Yorkshire came through our village on Saturday.  We went along to have a look but they all went through so fast. It might never happen here again so we had to go and show our support.

I've used some of the lovely Craftwork Cards papers for this card, no stamping except for the Happy birthday flags at the side.  Everything has been made with the papers, including the flowers, with the exception of the die cut mat for the bicycle.

Thanks for looking, I hope you like what you see, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:
The Paper Players - Bikes
Crafting when we can - add flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Monday, 2 May 2016

One Hundred Years Old

A card for a lovely lady who lives in the same Care Home as my Mother in law.  She is 100 this month and more alert and mobile than some 20 years younger.

To make the card I embossed some white card with an embossing folder for the background and shaped mat for the flower and added glitter into the debossed areas.  These have then both been matted onto some pink card.  The flower is from Honeydoo Crafts its heat embossed onto parchment using sparkling WOW embossing powder and I used the same technique for the banner and the sentiment.  I used a pink Promarker to colour the back of the parchment flower, flags and sentiment and put pearls at the edge of the banner and sentiment.  The banner and numbers are from Clarity Stamp but I'm not sure which stamp set I took the sentiment from now.

I hope you like this card as much as I do, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:
Thats Crafty - Go figure
Crafty Boots - Monochrome
Fantasy Stampers - Monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers - Pearls or Gems