Monday, 23 October 2017


Hello and thanks for stopping by....

I have a 6" square, white base card today and I added a panel of copper bronze card to it

The spotted paper was left over from a previous card, as was the embossed white card.  I only had to cut both pieces to size for this card

I coloured the rose using one red and one orange water pencil and used two different green water pencils for the leaves

I covered the entire flower and leaves with a clear glaze and when it was completely dry I couldn't resist adding Clear Nuvo Drops to several areas

The sentiment had been previously stamped with, I think, an Archival Ink Pad in 'coffee' and I dabbed the edges with a smoothie that was already inked from a previous project

I do try to make a batch of products and card bases but must start identifying them before I stack them in the appropriate containers!

I also try to make at least two of the same card as I donate to several charities

You will see this flower again in a week or so when I post my card for the new design team I'm also on.... you may not recognise it! LOL

  • White card base ~ CraftUK
  • Copper Bronze card ~ Creative Expressions
  • White card ~ Papermill Direct (I embossed it using a Crafter's Companion E/F)
  • Rose ~ Digi Stamp
  • Watercolour pencils ~ Derwent Co
  • Sentiment ~ my stash
  • Clear Glaze ~ Pinflair
  • Nuvo Clear Drops ~ Tonic

The winner of Saturday's card is:



Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Hello and thanks for stopping by....

Quite a large card today, 19cm x 30cm

The design was already printed on the paper, I added more colour, with distress markers by Ranger to all the greenery, some turquoise blue to the water, gave the heron and smaller butterfly some colour too

I coloured the larger butterfly, added a little fine gold glitter by WOW then covered it with Ranger's Glossy Accents

I also used glossy accents on various areas on the greenery

The sentiment was stamped with a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and matted onto white card that had 3D mounting foam added to the back

I used a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to several areas once the card was completed

I hope to get a suitable picture frame to fit this as I'd like to hang it in my studio

Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Friday, 20 October 2017


Hello and thanks for stopping by....

I didn't use any Christmas papers for this card.  Sometimes, when using 'traditional' colours you don't really need to add a lot more to your card

This is an 8" square white card base and I added the red and white checked paper to it

I used gold embossing powder to stamp the heart wreath and branches onto ivory card

I matted both onto a plain red card.  Before adhering to the card I glued 3 varying lengths of gold ribbon to the oblong piece of card and secured the ribbon onto the back of it

The wreath was also adhered to the card.  I used a quickie glue pen to add dots around the wreath and sprinkled red glitter onto them

I then stamped 2 of each baubles onto red card, added gold dots to the top bauble and gold glitter to the bottom one, for the longer ribbon I glued a red star to the bottom of it then attached 3 small gold bows as shown

The embellishments to the top right were made a while ago and I adhered those to the card

The bow was stamped onto glittered red card and fussy cut.  I used a gold paint pen around the edges

The glittered gold sentiment was glued to red card stock that had 3D mounting foam on the back

Hope to see you back tomorrow for our 'give-away' card

  • White card ~ CraftUK
  • Red card, ivory card & papers ~ my stash
  • Gold embossing powder ~ WOW
  • Red glitter ~ Tonic
  • Gold paint pen ~ my stash
  • MDF Merry Christmas ~ Hobbycraft
Until then....

June x

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Hello, thanks for stopping by today....
This is a 6"x6" white card base with a layer of pink, white, and a final top panel of white

This stamp set comes with 3 stamps for the flamingo, as you can see on the package below. I used only  2 stamps for the body, using a 'pale tomato' ink pad (make unknown) then stamped it again with 'tattered rose' ink and finally 'spun sugar'.  I then re-stamped 'Florence' on spare card and fussy cut it to use as a mask, covered her with it so that I could colour the remainder of the card

'Tumbled glass' and 'broken china' inks were used for the water then using the 'ripple' stamp from the set I inked it with 'broken china' but inked it 3 times to give  me a more defined image on the water

Still keeping Florence masked I stamped the 'rushes' with 'bundled sage' distress ink

I added a mask for the sun then dusted  'tumbled glass' 'spiced marmalade' and 'worn lipstick' for the sky

The sentiment, which I love, was stamped with a 'Versafine' Clear Stamp Pad, then 'red regular' embossing powder sprinkled over, excess removed and heat set

I die cut a narrow frame, twice,  on white card, using dies 11 and 12 from the Tonic set, glued them together and adhered them to the finished image

I used the third stamp, inked with 'worn lipstick' to add to the bottom left of the envelope and used the same sentiment and colour to add to the back of the envelope

  • White card base ~ Woodware
  • Pink card ~ my stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks in worn lipstick, spiced marmalade and broken china ~ Ranger
  • Distress Inks in broken china, spun sugar, tattered rose and tumbled glass ~ Ranger
  • Versafine Clear Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Red Regular Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Square Die Set ~ Tonic
  • Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set ~ Stampin UP!
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders

Until tomorrow....

June x

Same card!  How strange there is a whiteish area around Florence! 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Hello & Welcome

Rather a  lengthy tutorial today with lots of pictures.  There is also a video on YouTube showing extra cards at:
Poppyfield Card Crafts JF

I'm having to do two separate videos and the first one is still loading on YouTube!! 
I'll start with the....

  • DL white card stock ~ Woodware
  • 6x6" card stock ~ ?Woodware (unsure about this one as I've had these cards a long time!)
  • Chicken Wire Background Stamp ~ JustRite
  • Never Give Up Stamp ~ Visible Image UK
  • A Friend Is Stamp ~  Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks ~ Ranger
  • Bundles Sage Distress Ink ~ Ranger
  • Clear Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Pre-inked 'smoothies' ~ CE
  • Masks ~ That Special Touch
  • Just A Note Die ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Adhesive
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
The above items are all the ingredients used for both cards.
The items shown below are used for this first card
I placed my DL card into the MISTI, placed the 'chicken wire'  stamp in position,  inked  it with 'bundled sage' distress ink then stamped the card 

I then swapped the stamp for the sentiment one, placed that into position, picked it up with the MISTI lid and inked it with Versafine Onyx Black then immediately sprinkled the clear embossing powder over it, removed the excess powder, and with my preheated heat tool heat set it.  This creates a very glossy and raised image, and, as you know, one of my favourite techniques, so if you have a clear embossing powder I urge you to give it a try!

On the front of the envelope I inked the same stamp, placed part of  it to the lower left hand corner and stamped the partial image and, on the envelope back,  I stamped 'with love' in the same ink
For card 2 I used a 'home made' mask, if you look again at the picture of the ingredients you'll see part of a die cut black card and this is what I used as a 'mask' for this card.  So remember when you are die cutting flowers etc and before you throw the left over card into the bin you just may be able to reuse it for something else, as I did
The background is subtle but click on the picture and you'll see the outline of the die.  I used a pre-inked 'smoothie' to add colour, over the mask, as a background
Using Distress Oxide Inks I coloured a strip of white card with 'spiced marmalade' and the other side with 'fossilized amber'

I die cut the sentiment twice, glued them together then adhered to the card front.  I placed part of the same mask to the bottom left of the the envelope and added colour using the same blue inked smoothie 
You  could make a batch of 'background cards' with matching envelopes and when you come to need a card in a hurry all you have to do is add the sentiment

Until tomorrow

June x

Don't forget there is a YouTube video on the above and if you do visit please hit the subscribe button then you will be notified of new videos when I add them, as some may not necessarily be shown as a blog post :)  Jx

Monday, 16 October 2017

Hello & Welcome

A new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers.  Glenda is our host and her theme is 'Halloween'.  I know in England we don't make a lot of Halloween as our friends across the pond do but I think it's becoming a little more popular here than it used to be?

So if you feel like making a card and entering it in our challenge the link  is:
#198 Spooky
Please remember our 15 challenge rule and why don't you pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog to see what my DTs friends have made?

This is my contribution....
It was a quick card to make.  I cut a piece of 'ghost' paper at an angle and adhered to the card base.  I covered the remaining white area with a mix of stormy sky and black soot distress inks then die cut and embossed 4 graveyard shapes in black card.  I also distressed the skull with a grey ink pad and adhered a bat, that I just happened to have(!) onto its head!

  • White card ~ CraftUK
  • Ghost paper ~ my stash
  • Graveyard Scenes & Shapes ~ Spellbinders S4-279
  • Distress Inks ~ Ranger
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Onto Saturday's card winner and it is


Congratulations!  Your card will be posted this week

Until tomorrow....

June x