Sunday, 1 October 2017

Watercolour card

After an extremely busy and wonderful summer with family and all the grandchildren (& shock horror- internet problems which are now sorted!! Haha). Back to some card crafting, not that I haven't been busy on that scene too having made a start on my Christmas cards!  Rekindled my crocheting (is that a word?) and Crocheted a beautiful little amigurumi penguin at a knit and natter group etc etc...

Anyway here's my card for this weeks challenges - Altenew image stamped on watercolour card, heat embossed with platinum powder, watercoloured with zig clean colour watercolour pens which I found to be so easy I have ordered a few more as I really love them...not so easy to see is that the card is layered with deep blue card and grey onto a blue card enhance the colours and because water colour card/paper is usually creamier than plain white card and usually needs something more than a plain white card background. Enjoy

Entered into Less is more , All the little things , Addicted to CAS

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Centre stage wording

That's the challenge over at AAA card challenge and that gave me the idea for a birthday card for one of my grandchildren using birthday word power..., can't believe my gorgeous Grandson is 14yrs old!!

After stamping the different words and heat embossing in silver, I've simply layered the black card with silver card to enhance the silver embossing and added a red smile diecut which was stamped with red ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give the ink staying power

Monday, 5 June 2017

Ice cream

Namely the old fashioned Neapolitan ice cream and that's the challenge this week at Less is More, sooooo I thought I'd try to do a 70's theme using a bit of feather and these super ice cream colours...

I've used a stencil of trailing leaves and flowers and used a selection of colours in Sahara sand pumice stone for the chocolates shades and frosty pink and coral berry for the strawberry ice cream shades...For the bird I stamped him on cream card in Saharan sand - fussy cut him and added some dusky pink feathers to his tail for a vintages/70's look.  Topped off with a simple gold embossed phrase on a strip of Vellum that I thought went well with the theme and a few 70's sequins that are again now fashionable in the card world and on clothes.  What goes round comes round so the saying goes.....

Some family time on holiday last week on the Yorkshire Coast (some beautiful stretches of beach there were too) and had to show my youngest enjoying his ice cream in the sunshine we were lucky enough to have!

Thursday, 25 May 2017


Well not quite thank goodness but the beautiful geometric shapes for a card design, so here goes.

Various geometric shapes stamped and heat embossed in detail gold for a bit of bling, the centres of the stamps coloured with  promarkers inspired by some lovely feathers I have glimpsed in bottom right of photo

The sentiment I decided to create using a geometric font in keeping with the card design, the geometric letters too were coloured lightly in places.  All backed onto a lovely rose gold coloured card I found.

Entering into Less is More Geometric challenge

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Spots and Stripes

Are on the menu this week over at....LiM

And I decided to send everyone a simple make my card I mixed up a few different stamps to create a clean and simple design focussing on the sentiment highlighted with some stripes and spots...I added a few extra spots with a black pen around the 'S' of smile to give a bit more balance.

I went to a couple of beautiful gardens last Sunday that were open for charity, these are a couple of the photos I took

Saturday, 6 May 2017

A splash of yellow

is all I felt was needed for my flower border....

The flowers and leaves etc were first stamped in soft granite and then to highlight just a couple of the flowers I used a warm sunshine inkpad (I love this warm sunshiny yellow inkpad)?

A simple grey sentiment stamped in charcoal grey onto a silver grey card-stock was all that was needed to complete my card, lifted with some foam tape...oh and a couple of clear dewdrops....enjoy.

The challenge this week from Less is More is grey and yellow, also entering this card for the Paper Shelter, flowers theme

Sunday, 30 April 2017


I've linked this card to the Less is More, Lucky Dip Shadow challenge

Last week I went with a friend for a walk in a local bluebell wood, what can I say,  it was beautiful! So I knew I wanted to make this card using flowers and blue! I've posted a collage photo below....

 For the shadows I simply used a stencil and some light blue Ink creating a background garden of shadows, using a deeper blue I stamped some different flower and leaf outline stamps over the stencilling. I decided to use Vellum as an overlay so I heat embossed a sentiment using sparkling snow for a bit of glam onto a piece of Vellum,! The addition of the Vellum rather than just a simple sentiment I felt created even more shadow effect...And to finish I added a sequin and a couple of Swarovski crystals.  Enjoy x