Tuesday, 11 July 2017

shop shop shop

  • Hunkydory for the girls luxury card collection 'shop shop shop'
  • Silver mirri card
  • A5 card blanks 
For the first card, I trimmed down one of the patterned cardstock pieces to fit the front of the card with a matt of mirri card. I then carefully positioned the large topper and the floral elements onto foam to complete the front of the card.
For the second card, I trimmed and matted the cardstock onto the front of the card with the mirri card. I added the image topper, then placed the sentiment toppers in the corner to finish it off.

Sunday, 9 July 2017


I used a Hunkydory toppers and cardstock collection to create these three lovely cards. Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of which set it is and just can't work it out, but I thought I would share them with you all anyway.
This 8" square card was layered with a matt of gold mirri card and the patterned cardstock trimmed to fit. I added the image topper with the layers of decoupage to create dimension on the flowers and birds. I finished the design with a coordinating sentiment in the bottom corner.

 For this 6x6" card, I matted a section of the other patterned paper onto the kraft card blank. I simply added the image topper and overlapped the sentiment topper using different depths of foam to create layers and dimension. 
For this card, I used a 5x7" kraft card blank which I edged with wink of stella to create a shimmery border. I then trimmed half the cardstock with the image on and matted flat onto the card front. I used a memorybox die to cut and stack 2 layers of kraft cardstock for the sentiment. I glued the layers together and added wink of stella to create a glittery finish, before gluing into place to complete the card. I thought the die gave the card a different look and fit well to add a big sentiment onto the pretty image, as the sentiment toppers don't always work for everycard.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Make another wish!

  • Hunkydory tots 2 teens collection 'make a wish' topper and card stock
  • Hunkydory essential book of 2016 sentiments
  • Gold Mirri card stock
  • Organza ribbon
  • 6" & 5" square card blanks
For the 6x6" card, I cut down the paper and matt and layered onto gold mirri to fill the front of the card blank. I then positioned the topper on foam with the sentiment topper tucked beneath. I added the matching insert to complete the inside.
For the 5" square card, I cut down the other paper with the image on to fit the card front on a matt of mirri. I added a sentiment from the little book and embellished with an organza bow to finish.
This cute little toppers set has made 3 lovely cards, with half a sheet of paper left over to use with the images in the little book.
I would like to enter simon Wednesday says: anything goes challenge

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sabrina loves the spa!!

  • Stampin bella- uptown girl 'Sabrina loves the spa'
  • Paper smooches- 'friend' word die
  • Lawn fawn- scalloped rectangle stackables
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E50,51,21&93. Y12,E31,34,35. R81,83,85. BV000,00,01,02. YG17,21,23,25. Y19. B000, BG70. C00,0,1. W00,1,2,3,4&5. 0
  • Lilac dot pattern paper
  • Funky foam

I covered the card blank with the patterned paper. I then die cut a panel of white Neenah cardstock, using the scalloped rectangle to create the topper. I stamped the image onto the panel, making sure there was room for the 'friend' beneath. I then coloured the image using copics. I positioned the 'friend' die and cut the word out of the panel, making sure I saved the inner parts to complete the letters. I added foam to the back of the panel and glued this onto the card. Finally, I carefully added the pieces to complete the letters. I think die cutting the letters out of the panel creates a fun twist on a simple but effective card design.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Friday, 16 June 2017

make a wish

  • hunky-dory- tots to teens collection 'make a wish'
  • gold mirri cardstock
  • 8x8 white cardblank
I cut as matt of gold mirri card to fit the card blank, then gutted this to save waste. I then glued the gold down and layered with a matt of patterned cardstock. For added interest, I glued the topper and frames on at different angles, using foam pads. I added the sentiment at the bottom to finish my design. This card also has a matching insert. 


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

vintage sports car

  • LOTV 'vintage sports' rubber stamp
  • memento ink pad 'tuxedo black'
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics: R24, 27, 29, 89. E42. Y13, 15, 17. E23, 27. YG21, 23, 25, 61. G21, 24, 46. B0000, 41, 45. N0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.  
  • lawn fawn 'Finley's ABCs' dies & 'happy happy happy' clear stamps (inside)
  • road atlas (cut a page up for the map background)
I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock and coloured it with copics. I then fussy cut around the outer edge and coloured the frame. I die cut the letters from Neenah cardstock and coloured with a fade to the centre using copics to match the frame. I took a page from a road atlas and chose a section of the map to create a background for the card. I glued this onto the card flat, added the image on top using foam and liquid glued for the alphabet.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
The ribbon girl June card challenge
LOTV Facebook challenge 'summer'

Monday, 12 June 2017

Out of space...

  • Kirsty Wiseman - terrestrial friends
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics-G46,24,21.YG61. R24,27,29. B14,16,18. A selection of Course marker's
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz distress inks- fossilized amber, blue print sketch, candied apple, chipped sapphire, black spot & hickory smoked
  • White paint
  • My favourite things- brush stroke birthday greeting dies
  • Tim holtz polkadot stencil
I cut a piece of watercolour cardstock to create my space background. I inked the cardstock using the brighter colours randomly spread to fully cover the cardstock. I then added the darker ink over the top to again cover the card. For the stars, I watered down some white acrylic paint and flicked this on to create a fine splattering over the ground. Once dry, I trimmed the background down into two panels to fit the card blank. I then stamped, coloured and fussy cut the rocket from Neenah cardstock. I also die cut a sentiment from watercolour cardstock. To soften the white, I added light patches of ink using the blending tool, then used the dotty stencil to produce a crater effect over the top. I glued the background onto the card blank using double sided tape. I then added the sentiment using liquid glue, and finally positioned the rocket on foam pads to complete the sketch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
case this sketch #225
Simon Wednesday says: make it masculine

Sunday, 11 June 2017

for the mod man...

  • hunkydory the little book of charming chaps
  • hunkydory essential book of sentiments
  • bazzill bling: cream cardstock
  • white 5 x 7" card blank
I followed the sketch to create this simple birthday card, making the most of the ready to use images and sentiments in the hunkydory books. I cut the topper sheet across the border line to create the split background. I trimmed a piece of cream cardstock to cover the front of my card blank, then positioned the topper pieces and glued these down flat. Finally, I added the message overlapping the topper to complete the sketch and add some dimension, by using foam pads to stick it down.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

tea mum

  • hunkydory especially for her collection- time for tea : Toppers, card and inserts
  • silver mirri card
  • die cut letters
  • clear adhesive gems
  • 8x8 white card blanks 
I created a layered mum card on an 8x8 card. I used the background paper and added decoupage elements from the topper sheet to raise the tea pot and tea cup. I mat and layered this with some silver mirri card onto the card blank. I then finished it off with some die cut letters to spell out 'mum', using mirri card stock.  
For the second card, I created another 8x8 card. Again, I matt and layered the patterned paper onto the silver mirri to fit the card blank. I then layered up the frames and topper from the sheet at different angles and glued down with foam for dimension. I added the 'mum' sentiment from the topper sheet in the bottom right hand corner. To complete the front of the card, I embellished the 2 of the corners with rows of 3 adhesive gems
On the inside, I cut down one of the inserts to fit inside, carrying the image from the topper through to the centre for that extra special touch.


The challenge i would like to enter

Thursday, 1 June 2017

flamingo fun!

  • Hunkydory toppers, cardstock and inserts: tots 2 teens card collection 'flamingo fun!'
  • Hunkydory little book
  • gold mirri cardstock
  •  7" x 7", pink pearl 5" x 7", white 5" x 7", pink 6" x 4" & white landscape 6" x 4" card blanks

 I wanted to make the most of this fun and colourful set, to create as many simple but effective cards as possible. With the added extra of one sheet out of the little book, I made 5 cards to leave just a few offcuts of paper and tiny toppers.

I created this 7" square card using the largest topper, incorporating the coordinating panel on the cardstock. I cut mirri card to fit the card blank. I then trimmed the paper to size, ensuring the bottom panel of pattern would sit below the topper on the card front. I then glued the layers in place, with the topper centralised on the pink using foam for dimension and the smaller sentiment topper offset to the right, positioned along the border on the background.

I used the off cut of patterned cardstock from the card above to create this simple 6" x 4" card. I simply cut the cardstock to fit the front of the card blank, then added the topper and smaller sentiment following the same layout.

For this 6 x 4" card, I followed a similar layout to the other cards, with the main topper and offset sentiment, only this time the backing panel was rotated. I cut the cardstock to fit landscape on the card front. I then layered the toppers on using foam pads. I finished the inside of the card off with the coordinating insert.

With this 5 x 7" card, I used the printed image from a sheet of backing cardstock as the focal image. I trimmed the image to size with a matt of mirri cardstock for the front. I then embellished with a colourful sentiment in the top corner. I trimmed down an insert and glued this inside to complete the card.  

For this final card, I simply matt and layered a sheet from the little book onto mirri card and glued flat on the front of a pink pearl card blank. I completed with a cut down insert to finish the inside nicely too.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Endless birthday wishes...

  • SU! Endless birthday wishes
  • Avery elle- a tag for all die
  • Midnight pixie powders
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Silver mirri and black cardstock

I created the background on watercolour card by adding pixie powders to the top corner and spraying them with water. I tilted the card to create the runs, then dried with the heat tool for speed. I die cut the 'birthday' from black and silver cardstock and layered them up slightly off set to create a drop shadow effect. I completed the card by stamping the other sentiments and adding it onto a black card blank.


  • SU!- butterflies thinlit die
  • SU!- cottage greetings
  • Wilted violet distress ink pad & aubergine dream pixie powders
  • Peacock feathers distress ink pad & teal wash pixie powders
  • Fossilized amber distress ink pad & straw yellow pixie powders
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • White glitter cardstock
  • 4x6" card blanks

I used a combination of ink and pixie powder on watercolour cardstock to create three different coloured backgrounds. I squished ink onto my palette and diluted with some water. I brushed this onto the cardstock, sprayed with more water and added a sprinkle of powder. I blotted the excess water and paint at the edges, before drying with a heat tool for speed. I then used distress inks to stamp a sentiment onto each background. I also coloured the outer edges of the card blanks to coordinate, using blending foam and the distress ink pads. For the main feature, I die cut butterflies from glitter cardstock. Finally, I layered each of the backgrounds onto the card blanks then glued the butterflies in position.

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Paper players - cas butterfly


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Love & sympathy

  • SU!- love & sympathy
  • Altenew- floral shadow
  • Tattered lace- circles dies
  • Papermania- black/white baker's twine
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Versamark 'frost' dazzle ink pad
  • Black, white and teal cardstock
To create the watermark background, I stamped my floral images on to the teal card stock using versamark. I have the dazzle version of this ink pad so it gives a slight shimmer without being over powering. I trimmed this down to fit my card blank, leaving a slight border. I then wrapped twine around my panel and tied in a knot.
I stamped my sentiment on to white card and die cut into a circle. I die cut a slightly bigger black cardstock circle and layered with the sentiment matt. I attached the circle sentiment using foam, positioned off to one side of my card to follow the sketch. I added the completed panel on to a white card blank, again using foam for dimension. To finish, I added the coordinating sentiment inside the card.

Challenge I would like to enter: 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

With sympathy

  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets:mums
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • Dealer Rowney-aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Archival 'jet​ black' ink pad
  • SU! 'tangerine tango, real red, pear pizzazz, tempting turquoise' ink pads
  • Kraft cardstock
I cut a mat of watercolour cardstock to fit my card blank, leaving a slight border. I stamped my floral image over to the side of the card. I watercoloured using the ink pads, then attached to my card blank. I die cut the sentiment from Kraft cardstock 4 times and layered them up, before adding on to the card. This is a simple but pretty card with a little dimension on the sentiment. Although the colour palette is brighter than I would normally choose for a sympathy card, I think it creates a more modern look.

I would like to enter:

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

the dream house

  • Hunkydory toppers and card: special occasions 'the dream house'
  • silver mirri card stock
  • 8 x8" card blank
I matt and layered the patterned card onto silver mirri to fit on my card blank. I then arranged the topper pieces onto the front, taking care to make sure the spacing was even. I glued the pieces in place using varied depths of foam for dimension. I think this was a nice simple card, following the layout on the topper sheet and leaving plenty spare to make a couple more cards.
I would like to enter the following challenge:


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Jasmine phone's thirtienth

  • LOTV- jasmine phone
  • SU!- milestone moments & for my family
  • DCWV- the floral fair paper stack (there is a blue spot in this paper stack but I preferred the softer blue from the fresh floral stack)
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- skin:E50,51,21&R00 hair:E49,47,44,43 blue:BG34,11,10 pink:R85,83,81 phone:C6,3,1 ground:W0,2
  • burgundy cardstock
  • 7x7" card blank
I started by deciding on my layout and choosing coordinating patterned papers to fit. I then stamped my image onto neenah cardstock and coloured with copics.  I trimmed this down and matted onto the plain cardstock. I stamped the 'thirteen' sentiment onto neenah and trimmed and matted this too. I then cut my papers to size. I glued the floral paper onto the cardblank and matted the dotty papers onto card before layering these on top. I stamped the 'happy birthday' onto the blue paper, before sticking the image and sentiment in position using foam for dimension. 

I would like to enter the following challenges​:
LOTV- thirteen Facebook challenge


Thursday, 11 May 2017

edna loves chocolate

  • stamping bella - 'edna loves chocolate'
  • mama elephant - framed tags 'union square' creative cuts/dies
  • DCWV - fresh floral stack
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics- skin: E50, 51, 21. R00. hair/ chocolate: E55, 57, 59. Dark pink: R35, 85. Light pink: R00, 81, 83. Lilac: V15, 12, 01. Mint: BG10, 11, 34. Wings: BG70, BV0000, R000. Green: YG17, 25. Ground: W0, 2.
  • wink of stella 'clear'
  • black card stock
  • 6" square card blank
I stamped the image and sentiment onto Neenah cardstock. I coloured the image with copics, following the colour challenge for inspiration. I then die cut this using the centre of the die and cut three frames from black cardstock to layer up around the image. I cut a mat of black to fit across the card blank and a layer of patterned paper. I then glued these in place, along with the frames and slotted the image matt inside to complete the sketch. For the finishing touch, I added glitter to the wings.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, 7 May 2017

edna's cup of tea

  • stamping bella: 'Edna's cup of tea' stamp
  • LOTV A6 polymer sentiment stamp set (not sure on name-sorry!)
  • LOTV & nitwit collections 'always & forever' 8x8" paper pad
  • pink circle mat cut from patterned paper in my stash
  • neenah classic crest solar white cardstock
  • essentials by tattered lace 'circles' dies
  • copics- E50,51,21,R00. Rv00,R81,83,85. YG01,03,25.BV00. BG70. W0. C00,1,3. N2,4,6.
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • green string of sequins (another one from the old stash)
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
I stamped and coloured my image using copics. I then used my misty to position the sentiment stamp beneath, to fit within the circle die. Once stamped, I die cut the image into a circle, and matted onto a larger die cut circle of pink paper. I cut a band of a coordinating paper to cover the lower half of my card blank. I then added a trim of sequins across the join. I layered the image on top using foam for dimension and to help it sit smoothly across the sequins, by not adding foam along this line. Finally, I added glitter the her wings for that added touch of detail.

I would like to enter the following challenge:

edna loves the ocean

  • stamping bella: 'edna loves the ocean' stamp
  • my favourite things: 'pinstripe BG11' stamp
  • lawn fawn: 'small dotted rectangle stackables'
  • SU!: 'party pants'
  • copics: skin- E50, 51, 21. hair- E55, 57, 59. Ground W0. Lips- R00, 35. Yellows- Y13, 15, 18. Orange- Y35, 38. Blue - BG11, 32, 57. Glasses- N5, 7, 9. Wings- R20, R000.
  • Neenah classic crest 'solar white' cardstock
  • 6x4" vertical card blank
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
  • Orange and white twine
I stamped the image onto the Neenah card stock using memento ink and coloured her with copics. I diecut the image into a rectangle to create the topper. I added a message stamp using archival ink. I then stamped the background directly onto the card blank before adding the topper, using funky foam for dimension. I tied the twine around the top of the card and secured with a knot. The final touch was glitter on the wings.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Monday says: The great outdoors
Seven Hills may colour challenge


Friday, 5 May 2017

in the garden

  • hunkydory especially for her collection 'in the garden'
  • clear adhesive gems
  • silver mirri cardstock
  • 8x8 white cardblank
I matt and layered the cardstock onto the card blank. I added the topper and frames at opposite angles, using foam tape to glue. I embellished the two opposite corners with gems. To finish the card, I added the coordinating insert trimmed down to fit inside.


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Big Bouquet...

  • LOTV 'Big Bouquet' stamp
  • mama elephant: Madison avenue framed tags
  • Tim Holtz distress inks: 'tumbled glass', 'worn lipstick', 'carved pumpkin'
  • copics: W00, 0, 2, 4. R000, 00. R85, 83, 81. YR 02, 01, 000. R05. B0000. YG25, 03, 01, 21, 0000
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
  • sekura glaze pen
  • 6x4 white vertical card blank
I inked up a piece of white card, blending the three colours together. I then die cut this to create the frame. I centred the image stamp on the card blank and coloured it with copics. I added the frame to the card using foam for dimension. I completed the card with glitter pen on the flowers and glaze pen on the eyes. I've kept this one nice and simple to make the most of the fresh spring colours and cute image.

I would like to enter the following challenge:

Friday, 21 April 2017

Man of the match

  • Hunkydory: for the gentlemen collection 'man of the match' toppers, background card and inserts (there's some left over!) 
  • 2 6x6" White card blanks
  • Gold mirri card
  • Blue adorable scorable
For the first card, I made an easel... 

I folded the front of the card in half and covered with a matt of patterned paper. I added the topper onto the front, only positioning the glue on the lower half of the topper. I then added an insert, cut down to size to fit inside making sure the image would be visible. I trimmed the border strip from the coordinating cardstock and added this across the bottom of the inside of the card, using foam to create a stopper. 

And for the second... 

I matt and layered the cardblank with gold mirri card and blue adorable scorable. I cut the centre from the topper and glued this down flat on the front of the card. I then trimmed the remainder of the topper down, cutting from the inside of the aperture to create a frame. I glued this in position using foam to raise it up surrounding the main topper. For the inside, I trimmed down another insert to fit inside neatly. 


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Happy times

  • LOTV- happy times
  • SU!- remembering your birthday
  • Craftwork card- man made paper pad
  • Momento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 39, 47, 49, 50, 51, 21, 93. YR07, 18, B99. N1, 3, 4, 6. W00. W1, 4.
  • Silver pearl paper
  • White 5x7" cardblank
  • Brown button 
I cut a mat of pearl paper and a layer of patterned paper to fit the card blank. I then stamped and coloured the image on a mat of white card. I layered this onto pearl paper and glued it onto the card. To complete the sketch, I stamped the sentiment onto white card and shaped it into a banner, before matting onto pearl and adding onto the card. The finishing touch was a button secured in position with a glue dot.
Challenges I would like to enter:

Friday, 14 April 2017

gift wrapped...

  • LOTV- gift wrapped
  • My favourite things- stitched scallop basic edge die
  • Sentimentally yours- elegant milestone birthday
  • Patterned paper- country companions 'for someone special'
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- W3,1,00. R000. Y18,17,15,13. V17,15,12,0000. R85,83,81. YG13,11.
  • Sakura- glaze pen #849, clear star glitter pen #700
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush pen
  • Yellow and gold bakers twine
I die cut my patterned paper to create a decorative edge, then trimmed it down to fit the card blank. I then positioned my sentiment and image stamps beneath according to the sketch. I coloured my image with copics, then used glitter and glaze pens to accent the image and sentiment. Finally, I glued the paper down and added twine tied in a bow. I think it's a lovely image and colour combination for a big Easter time birthday!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Monday says: hip hop
Simon Wednesday says: spring color inspiration
freshly made sketch #283

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Heartfelt sympathy

  • SU!- heartfelt sympathy
  • Tattered lace- large circles dies
  • Archival 'coffee' ink pad
  • Tim holtz 'brushed corduroy & gathered twigs' ink pads
  • Cream & Kraft cardstock
I cut a mat of cream cardstock to fit the card front. I stamped this all over with the small image to create a background. I then stamped the large sentiment onto another piece of cream cardstock, die cut into a circle and die cut a larger Kraft circle to layer onto. For the inside, I stamped the verse onto cream card and die cut into a circle. I inked the edges of all 3 cream layers, before I glued them into place to complete this simple card.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

My favourite nut

  • Neat & tangled- my favourite nut (stamps and dies)
  • My favourite things- stitched scallop basic edge dies
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- E40,43,44,49. E31,99,30. YG93,95,97,99.
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Doodlebug 'white' twine
I stamped, coloured and diecut the large image from white cardstock. I then created a patterned panel by stamping lots of nuts and colouring them in, again on white cardstock. I diecut the Kraft cardstock into shape and layered with the nuts panel onto the card blank. I added the large nut with foam for dimension. To finish, I coloured twine with my copics for a perfect match and tied on with a bow.

I would like to enter the following challenge:

Friday, 31 March 2017

Happy mail...

  • stamping Bella- tiny townie Lacey has a letter
  • SU!- birthday bloom
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackable 
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Daler-Rowney- aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock
  • Zig clean colour real brush markers-071,069,068,021,042,033,099
  • Sakura 'clear star' telly roll glitter pen
I die cut a panel of cardstock, stamped my image on and water coloured this. I then stamped my sentiment and added sparkle to the letters and button details on the image to complete.