Thursday, 28 May 2015


Stamps are Waltzingmouse, butterfly dies Spellbinders
Papers are K & Co

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Bit of an oops with this one.

We made it for our project at card club last week, and then when I got home I thought I'd be clever and add some liquid pearls...I wanted nice neat circles on every other scored line.
Unfortunately the liquid blobbed out where I didn't want it and I soon gave that idea up!

Anyway, embossing folder is Sue Wilson, sentiment stamp is Lili of the Valley, dies are by Tonic.

Friday, 15 May 2015


Background made with distress inks, all stamps are by Waltzingmouse.
(love that sentiment!)

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


Last week's project at card club.
Card is 8 x 8", embossing folder is by Crafters Companion, we added Glamour Dust to highlight

Sentiment die is by Tonic, others are Spellbinders

Monday, 11 May 2015


Blue background card is Tim Holtz kraft and I've lightly sanded it.
Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts, I masked it off to use part with black ink and part with Versamark and embossing powder.

Watercolour background is distress inks patted on to an acrylic block and then applied with a water-brush. The white patches were made by small pieces of sellotape dabbed on and removed, it takes away the top layer of colour.

Saturday, 9 May 2015


Main image is a Penny Black sticker
Sentiment and flower stamps are by Woodware (Jane's Script)

SU ribbon slot punch used on the right to thread the ribbons through, I'm wondering whether to untie them and just use a knot rather than a bow?

Thursday, 7 May 2015


Patterned papers are DCWV
Sentiment is by Clearly Besotted, a recent magazine freebie.
Die is Die-namics, strawberry charm from stash

Another of the handmade cards I received for my birthday. This one is from one of my card club ladies and she wrote a lovely message inside, thanks Margaret!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Last week's project at card club.

We used three layers of clear embossing powder on a panel cut from Graphic 45 paper to give a faux enamelled look.
Background paper is also Graphic 45 and we stamped over it with SU French Foliage

My example also had a partial die-cut (Papermania) tucked away in the bottom left but really it was too hidden to have any real impact.

We cut the card ends with a Spellbinders die, making the underneath end longer and attaching the green card, also die-cut, for a layered look.

The card blanks are available from Samuel Taylor, I haven't seen them anywhere else as yet, they are 5 x 7" but are cut landscape style so the spine is at the left not the top. They are much more stable when using heavy-ish embellishments than using the normal style 5 x 7", and obviously easier to die-cut the ends, loop ribbon round etc.