Monday, 13 July 2020


Good morning crafty friends and visitors and welcome to my latest follower, Brenda Lawrence

Yesterday, in the craft room, was not a good day!  The first card was aborted, I must stop trying to colour skin when I still don't have any suitable pens/pencils.  Would you like to share what make you use?

I had a digi image of a boy and girl holding a board and thought I'd make them a lovely brown colour, that didn't work so I used my pencil stump (is that the correct name?)  and the poor things looked as if they had a serious skin disease, I kid you not!  

So today's card was another find in the current box I'm sorting

The top panel was already embossed and I must have added silver gilding polish over the scene plus I had a greenish sky colour so I went over it with a distress oxide in 'salty ocean', I stamped the sentiment using the same ink pad

When I was cutting the mounting foam I cut into the white panel .... totally bad day, if you look on the right side of the card you can see where the cut is, I have, though, added a little glue to it

The sentiment comes from the set below, love the font on this and the stamp set has 21 stamps in it, one of my favourites

I must get my act together and add my Stampin' Up details onto the blog and, in the event you wanted to buy anything you can click on the link and order.  Your parcel comes directly to you, I don't have any involvement in payment or delivery

I must add that some of the products are on the expensive side but they really are top quality indeed

Cards this week may not be very exciting as we're in the middle of decorating, well, I'm more supervising and sorting everything out in the house as we're going to put it on the market and, hopefully, sell it time for us to buy this lovely bungalow we've seen a few miles from where we currently live

Thank you for popping by today, stay safe!

June x


  1. What a lovely card, I love the danity feeling of it.
    For skin I use the Spectrum Noir Triblend in Fair Skin
    Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. I too , struggle with skin - usually use Pro-markers - but the combination changes each time!! A blend of Ivory, Almond, Satin, Putty, Coral & Soft Peach - not too much coral!!
    Pretty little card today - effective colours!

  3. Very pretty, I don't struggle with skin colours and enjoy using my poly's or copics.xx

  4. Hi June this is a stunning card. I love it. Good luck with the sorting. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Lovely card June.
    I don't envy you moving and all the packing but exciting times too, xxx

  6. Lovely Xmas card,love the font on the Season Greetings

  7. beautiful card June

    I use now pencils but I also have used copics for skin
    I did twice make a dark face it's very dificult.

    here are the link to my blog

    I can't find the other link

    Gr Karin

    1. Hi June I have found the other one here is the link

    2. Thank you for your links Karin


  8. Beautiful card, I prefer my Copics and Ink Lily markers to pencils.
    Linda xxx

  9. Lovely card June. I usually use the Kueretake? Watercolour pens for faces. Flesh colour.

  10. Such a pretty card June, a great background and lovely die cut scene.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


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