Thursday, 19 April 2018


Morning all....

The poppy stamp is one of a set of flowers by Sheena Douglass and is my favourite flower too!  There are 4 varieties of flowers with coordinating dies.  I don't have the dies and fussy cut this image

I stamped the flower onto the smooth side of  Ranger's, white watercolour card.  This card is a true white and the best quality I've ever used

I used several shades of Derwent's water colour pencils for both the flower and foliage then left it to one side to dry

The black card was cut to size for the 5"x7" base card and a Martha Stewart punch gave the filigree edge.  I also rounded one corner with a Woodware punch

The sentiment was embossed and heat set using VersaMark clear stamp pad and Hero Arts white embossing powder.  This is a true white embossing powder, I love using it

I also partially stamped the flower on the inside of the card

Before assembling the card I gave the flower a quick blast of heat then debated if I should add 'Glossy Accents' to it or a 'Wink Of Stella', the latter won this time.  It really does give a great shimmer, I usually use the clear and when I ordered it, from Amazon, I ordered clear but a gold shimmer was delivered!

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


Morning all....

You may remember this technique I should you a while back, using elastic bands.  I think it does create good backgrounds

Distress inks were used for the background and the stamp is by Woodware

If you would like to give this card a new home please leave a comment on today's post

It doesn't matter where you live, we ship internationally, at no cost to you,  or if you have won in the past

The draw closes at 6pm Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Don't forget that every Friday we also have a 'freebie stamp' give-away too

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Using A Selection Of The 'Sport Stamp Set' From Joanna Sheen

Good afternoon!..... 

The stamp set with this month's Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 56, is by Joanna Sheen, and it's a fabulous A4 page of stamps, ideal for making cards for the male population, as we do struggle with those at times

I have a slider card to show you and the card I demonstrated on the video after I repaired it!  There's also 2 ways I've used distress oxide inks for a background

I hope you enjoy it....

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 16 April 2018


Morning all....

Apologies for not posting a card yesterday as I was having a real 'off' day

This stamp set was a gift from Making Cards Magazine, I think a couple of months ago.  I've been meaning to finish several of the made cards and add a video, but as time is getting on I decided that I would show you two of the finished cards

This ivory base card is an 8" square and I added a smaller panel of red 'corrugated' card that I've had in my stash for ever and a day

The other papers are from the same issue in Making Cards and I added black panels to each paper

When I'd finished colouring the young ladies, using the Derwent Watercolour Pencils, shown below, I die cut the image and ran a black ProMarker pen around the edge

Handy tip:  I save some of the lightweight cardboard packages I receive and these are ideal to use when you want to add dimension to your card makes, it also saves using your mounting foam, I also use a wet glue when using lightweight cardboard

I used the same size circle die (CE) as the one for the image and die cut a piece of cardboard, I also ran the black ProMarker around the edge of this too, added wet glue to it, adhered the topper onto it then adhered it to the card

The sentiment and 2 hearts are from the same stamp set, stamped onto ivory card then I used a circle punch to give me the shape on the left and fussy cut the flag on the right.  Black ProMarker was again used along the edges, mounting foam on the back and adhered to the card

I stamped directly onto this 5" square card and used the same make of pencils for the colouring in

The sentiment and the other stamped images are from the same set

I used a Pilot Pure Liquid Ink Pen, in red, to add the squiggle border

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 15 April 2018


Morning all....

The winner of Friday's Chloe's stamp is



Your gift will be in the post to you

Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 14 April 2018


Morning all....

I've seen a similar design of this card, by Sue Hughes, in one of the craft magazines and liked it so much I thought I'd make my version.  I had made a plain set of drawers, a long time ago, for a male card and had a tie, socks and a shirt sleeve hanging out of the drawers, but I think baby cards are so much prettier

It's such a pretty paper, from the 12"x12" Oh Baby Paper Pad and I adhered it to a 6" square card base.  Before I added the paper I used a large circle punch to make a semi-circle at the bottom of the 'drawers' and did the same with the paper

I cut 2 strips of the same size and a deeper one for the bottom drawer.  To outline the drawers I added a little light brown, with a ProMarker, around the edges.  Mounting foam was then added to the backs and adhered to the card

Flat back pearls were added for drawer handles and a cute sparkly teddy at the top of the drawers

The white die cuts come from the Shadow Box Set by Creative Expressions

Wednesday's names were have been added to Random Name Picker and the winner is....

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:

Aunty Millie


Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Friday, 13 April 2018


Morning all....

This is a quick make and ideal for batch making, it does look much prettier in the flesh too!

I 'found' this card in my box of cards to finish.  I'd already embossed it and wish I'd photographed it before I coloured it in as it would make another ideal 'batch make' 

So, this 5" square white card had been embossed, and I'd like to say the folder is/could be by Crafter's Companion.  I used a gold ink pen to colour the 'ribbon' then used a NUVO glue pen by Tonic to cover the bow prior to applying Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions

I used the pointed end of a small smoothie (CE) to add colour to the bauble, using Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud in 'soft cerise' (CE)

The bauble was then covered in adhesive and more Glitter Jewels applied to it

I used a Paper Mate pencil to gently outline the bow and added a pearl heart to the centre

I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW 'gold satin pearl' embossing powder

If you have this embossing folder or something similar and there isn't a coordinating die you could emboss several, fussy cut them then apply a colour of your choice, this way you don't have to be so careful if you go over the edge.  Add foam pads to the back and you'll have a 3D design

Today's freebie stamp is a snowflake background

Leave me a comment on today's post if you'd like your name to be added to the draw and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x