Tuesday 27 July 2021

Christmas the magical time of the year

Today I have a Christmas card for you using an embossing folder... Sizzix Flurries   and  for the sparkly red holographic ornament I used Sizzix 3D Retro Ornaments which I fussy cut.
  • After I embossed the white card I cut a rough mask from scrap paper to cover the areas I didn't want the Versamark to touch, then sprinkled on Pearl Gold Embossing Powder and removed most of the excess with a fine paint brush before I heat set
  • I spritzed the whole panel with shimmery gold Mist (made from Magical Micas)
  • Attached the ornament with and gold thread with foam tape onto a light yellow card
  • Stamped the sentiment - Happy Little Stampers, Christmas Joy set, with black Versafine and clear embossing and attached with foam tape
  • To finish I added a few pale gold gems.

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Friday 23 July 2021

Two cards featuring Birds

I have quite a few bird stamps so the hardest part for this 
was to decide which bird to use.... finally I picked Stampabilities  House Mouse one - I Don't Do Bugs.

I made a Christmas card for the first one
  • Stamped the bird in Versafine Vintage Sepia on a scrap of white card, watercoloured it with Distress Inks and fussy cut it out without the legs -  I wanted the bird to stand upright
  • Used the same in to stamp the fence post masking off the bits I didn't want but included the legs, then watercoloured it too with DI
  • Use a snow slope mask I blended Stormy Sky DI for the sky
  • With the mask still in place I stamped the trees - Crafty Individuals set 257, using Rustic Wilderness DI, then blended some Weathered Wood DI for the shadows
  • Lastly I stamped the Kaisercraft sentiment (Christmas Mini set) and added a fine red card border

Second card is a Friendship card... and thought this sentiment (Kaisercraft - Friendship Sentiments) went really well with the whole image and as you can see I didn't use all of the stamp image
  • Stamped most of the image with Smokey Grey Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Inks and trimmed the panel to a square
  • Matted the panel with grey and then pink card onto a white square card
  • Stamped the sentiment in black Versafine and clear embossed, then die cut it with Spellbinder circle die and trimmed the bottom edge.

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Thursday 22 July 2021

On Christmas night .....

Watercoloured this cute House Mouse image - Stampabilities Christmas Tale in black Versafine, with Distress Inks, trimmed the panel and framed it with dark yellow card and then used some patterned paper on a white card to finish it.

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Monday 19 July 2021

Just a Note

  • From my pre-stamped stash I selected this framed flower and watercoloured it with watercolour pencils
  • Used the Poppy Craft Stitched Flag Tails to die cut a dark green frame (reversing the card and die to get a square.
  • Selected some matching green stripey paper for the background and assembled the elements with foam tape behind the flower.
  • Lastly stamped the sentiment (also from my pre-stamped stash) and attached to a green card strip to the card.

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Sunday 18 July 2021


I'm back with another of my Alcohol Ink backgrounds, I had to stop myself before I ended up with a pile to add to my stash... lots of fun and messy fingers

  • I added red and yellow Paper Mill AD to my vellum and a light mist of Isopropyl Alcohol (compliments of my son)
  • Die cut three of the leaves from the Sizzix -Cutout Leaves set, arranged together in one corner.
  • Used light yellow card behind the vellum when I attached it to the panel
  • Finished off with a stamped and clear embossed sentiment from Hero Arts - Hugs, in Versafine Clair Tulip Red, fussy cut and attached with foam tape.

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Trio of Poinsettia Christmas cards

Well after making a mess up of my Poinsettia panel, I fussy cut the flowers and made three cards... happy me ---   I gold embossed the flower from the Kaisercraft Peppermint Kisses set, fussy cut them and added red glitter glue to the centres.

I teamed the flower with matching glittery gold card for a frame and green strip to mount the green stamped (unknown) sentiment... using a background from my stash that shimmery gold marbled effect

On a white card panel I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment from Stamp It set 017, then added a die cut red glittery swirl from my stash to match the flower centres.

Also in my stash of embossed panels, I found this poinsettia piece and simply added a die cut sentiment - Simon Says Deco Trees set and used matching green card to frame the piece and attached the flower with foam tape.

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Saturday 17 July 2021

Twofer Cards using Alcohol Inks

How's your weekend going???   I've been having some fun with my Alcohol Inks on Vellum - experimenting with different mists on top of the colourful panels....couldn't capture the shiny for the photos but it's lovely

  • created my lovely vellum piece using wild plum and butterscotch Adirondack AI, lightly misted with blending solution and then a mist with a Gold Pearl Ex and water blend.
  • trimmed the panel and not wanting to waste any, created two cards
Card 1
  • Die cut a frame with Poppy Craft stitched flag tails - reversing during the cutting to create a rectangle.
  • Layered the AI vellum onto cream card to enhance the colours and assembled the panel
  • Stamped and gold embossed sentiment from Happy Little Stampers -Especially for You set onto the bottom of a white card
  • Die cut a flower stem - Sizzix - Wildflower Stems #1 from white card and attached to the card
Card 2
  • Stamped and gold embossed the flower heads from Happy Little Stampers - Dandelion Wishes onto the vellum
  • then attached the piece to shiny gold card, leaving a small border to frame the panel and fixed to a white card
  • Stamped and gold embossed and fussy cut the sentiment from Jillibean - Balloon Party set and attached with foam tape. 
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Thursday 15 July 2021


  • Used a mix of stamps to create my card front panel on beige card ..... Joy sentiment script from Stamp-It set 28, foliage from Kaisercraft - Peace & Joy, Poinsettia - Stamp-It set 17 using Distress Inks - gathered twigs, peeled paint, barn door
  • Trimmed and layered the panel onto dark brown and used a beige card
  • Finished off with red glitter spots

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Monday 12 July 2021

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

I love flowers for Christmas and have a few different Poinsettia stamps to use for the

  • Stamped my Poinsettia image from the Pretty Poinsettia set from a freebie magazine, in Versafine smokey grey and watercoloured with Distress Inks - candied apple, barn door, old paper, rustic wilderness, mustard seed
  • Die cut the panel with stitched rectangle dies from Poppy Craft
  • Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment from Cardmaking and Papercraft - Festive Flourishes
  • Attached to a red card and finished with a few dots of glitter glue 

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Monday 5 July 2021

With Best Wishes Shaker card

  • I die cut the Kaisercraft Hydrangea Rectangle in white card and line the back with window cellophane, then formed a shaker pocket with a piece of patterned paper, and added mini sequins
  • Watercoloured the die cut flowers on the frame with Distress Inks - shabby shutters, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber
  • Attached the framed shaker to a matching green card
  • Finished using Versafine black to stamp the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping - Happy Occasions Sentiment.

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Saturday 3 July 2021

With Love

  • Using Versfina smokey grey to stamp my Protea from Uniquely Creative - Flying By set.
  • Lightly watercoloured the background with Distress Inks and then added detail with coloured pencils.
  • Trimmed to a square panel, and added a fine apricot layer and attached to a sage green card
  • To finish stamped and silver embossed the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping - Poppies set and attached with a dark orange layer with foam tape.

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