Thursday, 26 May 2016

Happy Birthday

I started with a piece of shimmer white card and stamped some Altenew Peony Scrolls stamps and then heat embossed with white powder.

I then used Colour Cloud blending ink in a pale lilac all over the card. A darker blending ink was used to colour inside the flowers (I just used a damp water- brush for this)

The sentiment is a PTI stamp and the tiny dots are from the inside of sequins.

Monday, 23 May 2016


Papers/ image are from the Cardmakers Collection magazine. Card is 8 x 8 inches.

I've Versamarked and clear embossed the gold card with an Inkadinkado stamp - bit difficult to see here but it's 'happy birthday'

Friday, 20 May 2016


Papers/ Images are all from 'The Cardmakers Collection' magazine.
I've added some embossing enamel .

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


I was playing round with spritzing inks but couldn't get the look I wanted with this card. After I'd stuck everything down I figured out it wasn't the inking that was at fault it was the proportions - I'd put the sentiment too high up the card. The thread was then added as an after-thought to try and re-balance it all.

Anyway, the sentiment die is by Memory Box and the faux enamel dots were made with Nuvo crystal drops. Stamp is by Personal Impressions.

Friday, 13 May 2016


Stamp by Woodware, I've added Glossy Accents in places

I've used Creative Expressions Metallic Polish to make the red and green layers. I bought a couple of pots of this without having a clue what to do with it, I'm patiently waiting to see if CE put a video up :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Everything here bar the sentiment die is by Stampin' Up!
The finished card is 7 x 7 inches.

I've used a brayer to ink the embossing folder before running it through my machine. I then die-cut the sentiment from the centre and replaced it with a darker die-cut for an in-laid effect.
Some random leaf and flower stamping and now I'm looking at the photo I think I'll add some pearls to those die-cut flowers.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Baking Sampler

Stamp is by Woodware
Please excuse my colouring in!

I've added Glossy Accents in places (mixer, pie tin, icing nozzle, eggs) and a teeny sprinkle of glitter on the mixer and the flour.

Thursday, 5 May 2016


Stamps are by Woodware. I've cut the footprint stamps into two as they were originally one stamp with side-by-side prints.
I've used Colour Cloud inks to edge and added (real!) stitching.

The ombre paper is by Craftwork Cards, originally I was going to have the blue at the top and green at the bottom so it would look like sky and grass. After I'd stamped the footprints on the left hand side it looked too cluttered hence turning it round.

Finished card is 8 x 8 inches.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


I spotted a clever fancy-fold card recently on Pinterest, it's by Jan B, here.

My version uses an A5 landscape card-blank from Samuel Taylor's, and the front of the card is simply folded back on itself.  The 'z' band is folded exactly the same way just that it is obviously much narrower and it's adhered the opposite way round to the fold of the card-blank.

Clear as mud? Watch Jan's video on YouTube and it will make sense!
The video is very long at over 42 minutes but she is including all the measurements and how she has decorated her card etc.
I didn't bother measuring anything because I think once you have the fold sussed you can do it on any size card and then just mat and layer or whatever. The easiest way to get the band the correct size is just to trim a strip an inch down or so from the plain card blank after you've folded it.

For my card I've used a large Hero Arts text stamp, clear embossed. The sentiment on the band is by Woodware and the one inside is by Hobby Art. The flower stamp and punch are by SU.