Saturday, 16 March 2019


It's Steve here again, June has been so poorly these last few days, she has an awful infection in her neck wound and, I can't believe I'm saying this again but shingles have returned!  We've had 5 trips to hospital/doctors this week and it has really taken it our of her.  She has told me that she will be back on Monday, actually she said she is determined to be back on Monday and will show the card winner then.  June also asked me to tell you she is sorry this has happened again as she does not like letting anyone down.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Good morning everyone....
I CAS card for this week's give-away

On a piece of white card I used all of the distress oxides, shown in the picture below, to give me a colourful palette.  I then spritzed water over it and blotted it dry 

I added it to a slightly larger piece of black card and adhered it to the 5"x7" white card base

I already had a bunch of butterflies die cut so I used 3 different sizes and coloured them using the distress ink pads

I then stamped the sentiment (unknown stamp set) using a StazOn Jet Black ink pad, adhered the butterflies to the card and finally added a drop of NUVO's Crystal Drops in 'ebony black'
to the spine of each butterfly then dragged the drops to form a tail 

If you would like to give this card a new home please leave me a comment and your name will be added to Random.Name Picker and the winner announced on Saturday's blog

You have until 6pm Friday to do so

Until tomorrow....June x

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Technique Tuesday - Pixie Powders & Masking Fluid

Hello again!  Twenty five minutes later than scheduled I'm sorry to say, YouTube must be very busy

This is another technique to use as a background on your cards.  It's your choice whether you go for vivid colours or the more subtle shades.  I would have preferred to use a brick mask but, unfortunately, I don't have one!

I hope you enjoy the video

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 11 March 2019


Good morning everyone....

I ordered this die from AliExpress, for those of you who haven't heard of this company they are based in China.  They make lots of similar dies, not replicas, as there is always something a little different in the design

I've had, possibly, 4-5 items from them and they have worked a treat, but, with this one I'm not too happy with it as it took about 6 passes to die cut and then I embossed it

This is not a complaint about it as I will use it on a lighter card stock and see if it's any better, but, for £1.28 I can't grumble

You have to remember that it takes several weeks for your order to arrive, and that said, one of my orders dropped through the letter box 4 days after placing it on-line! 

I've increased the size of the photo to show you that even after embossing it you can't see the details of the swirl lower down on the card.  May be I should have used a darker cardstock!

It's a 5"x51/2" card base and I placed the die on the edge of the card to give me the swirl.  I used some pretty pink paper to the card inside then stamped the sentiment on the front using 2 stamps by STAMPIN'UP! from their Fabulous Flamingo' stamp set and worn lipstick/Distress Oxide

To complete I used NUVO Crystal Drops/bubblegum blush  around the card front

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Good morning everyone....

The winner of the distress ink pad is,

Random Name Picker

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

Jane R


Your ink pad will also be wining its way to you (you're on a roll this week!)

I'll be back tomorrow with a card, until then....

June x


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