Saturday 16 December 2023

Floral Cards


First off I have a card for 
Well my card is very gold... lots of stamped and gold embossed flowers and leaves, even gold embossed the panel edge

Next a couple more cards using the Smooshing with Cling Wrap technique over at

Stamped and white embossed some florals on my backgrounds and watercoloured with Distress Inks

and another three 'plays' ready to make some more cards.
I'm loving getting inky and happy to be back actually finishing some cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog
Have a Wonderful Weekend
Cheers Robyn

Friday 8 December 2023

Fun backgrounds using Inks and Cling Wrap


Smooshing with Cling Wrap

Such fun technique this month at Group of Seven Cardmakers...

So I was eager to have a play with my Distress Inks and cling wrap

I sprinkled on some gold Magical Micas before spritzing with water and got some lovely lines where the wrap was scrunched.

And it's been a busy month making, writing and sending Christmas cards and then finishing off some Crochet projects... 
this is my 2023 Moogly Afghan ... 
a crochet-a-long event spread across the year, so I'm very happy it is done

Thanks for popping in on my blog.... have a Wonderful Day
Cheers Robyn

Saturday 2 December 2023

November Card Chain Challenge Reveal


My November Card Chain Challenge card was sent off to Joanne in USA.

I used the sketch and colour palette

Have a wonderful day...  Cheers Robyn


Sunday 26 November 2023

.....and some more Christmas cards

 Heat Embossing was the magic that attracted me to stamping and making cards many years ago

.... so this week the old heat gun has been busy, making for some quick cards

........... here's sample of some I've made

I am also joining in with Maureen and her helpers at Rudolph Days Christmas card challenge.

Happy to report also that I've sent off all my overseas cards... lovely to remember family and friends at this time of year.

Enjoy your weekend... cheers Robyn

Sunday 19 November 2023

Some more Christmas cards


I got into the swing of things at my desk yesterday and here are a couple more cards using the 

A couple of background Christmasy stamps white embossed for the backgrounds and then another Poinsettia stencil  for the first and a fancy swirl tree for the second

Then while I was at it... I finished a couple of UFOs on my desk
This one using a dry embossed background to show off the die cut Robin

And these two were even simpler... using patterned papers to display some diecuts and stamped images from my stash.

Last month I showed off a blanket I was making  - and here it is all finished... happy me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog
Enjoy your day
Cheers Robyn

Saturday 18 November 2023

Christmas cards ...


Needing to add a few more cards to my Christmas stash, so I was inspired by the technique and cards at Group of Seven Cardmakers

For these two I used a Poinsettia stencil and then a Star one over white heat embossed script

With my next cards I created two from this one stencil - after creating the one of the left I place the inked stencil onto a card panel from my stash that I had already white embossed and used a baby wipe to clean the stencil... which created this soft version

Huge thanks Loll, for your inspiration and encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a Wonderful Weekend...  I'll be back with a few more soon!!

Cheers Robyn

Thursday 2 November 2023

Card Chain Challenge October Reveal


This month I sent my Card Chain Challenge card off to Arlene in USA.  

I used the sketch, colour palette - blue, pink and silver and friendship theme

I watercoloured Blossom Sprays #5 from STAMPlorations with Distress Inks, trimmed the image and gave it a shiny silver border.  Found a pretty blue floral patterned paper in my stash and arrange the pieces to suit the layout and finished off with a stamped sentiment on a die cut circle, border also with shiny silver card.

Sunday 29 October 2023

Still needing a few more Christmas cards...

.... and November is just around the corner...   

.... reminder to self that this year cards will need to be sent even earlier with our postal system seemingly going even slower.

My snowman is hand painted with Distress Inks and the trimmed panel added to a maroon card with the sentiment stamped vertically.

My second card is DI blended through a stencil (Kaisercraft - Poinsettia) and finished off with a die cut sentiment in shiny gold card attached to a red card strip.

I am joining in the challenge at Rudolph Days October challenge..

...  have a Wonderful weekend,  Cheers Robyn

Thursday 26 October 2023

October card making...

Well after visitors had returned home my head seems to be in another space, and I'm waiting to feel life is back to normal...  but I did manage to finish a few cards in my UFO pile. 

These two evolved after I die cut a few of these Sizzix Daisies from the Wildflower Stems #1 set.   Just watercoloured them and mounted the purple ones on pretty patterned paper and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment.  The pink one was attached to an embossed white card with lightly smooched Distress Oxide ink and a silver embossed sentiment.

Next three cards came about because a friend in a card swap sent me the die cut flowers.  Blue one was just attached to a stamped sentiment.  For the Aqua (center) one I used a white embossed panel and two layered die cut sentiment.  And the last was attached to a background piece using the Faded Water Stenciling technique and a simple stamped sentiment.

Of course I haven't been idle with my crochet hook either....

Here is my latest project ... Flight of Fancy by Polly Plum... 6 weeks done and I have all those ends sewn in and waiting now for the pattern for the border.

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a Wonderful day,  cheers Robyn

Monday 2 October 2023

September Card Chain Challenge Reveal

My card for the September CCC was sent off to Jill in USA ....  I used the colour palette, fancy fold technique - my version of a Gate Fold, and friendship

Watercoloured my stamped Power Poppy - Countryside Bouquet and edged the panel with orange card.  Then 'gate folded' a white card and attached textured blue card to the front panels and positioned the floral front and attached to the right hand side... finished with a stamped die cut HELLO.

Thanks for stopping by my blog... not much happening with my blog posting of late... busy with visitors but have a few unfinished cards on my desk.    Enjoy your day,  Cheers Robyn

Saturday 2 September 2023

August Card Chain Challenge Reveal

My August Card Chain Challenge card went off to Viv in UK....  I used the layout, colours, CAS and Friendship themes, and Stencil technique.

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Sunflowers make me smile

 Two lovely floral challenge for my Sunflower cards today....

 Off the page stamped sunflowers - watercoloured with Distress Inks... added a fancy die cut edge and stamped sentiment.
Distress Ink blended stencil Sunflower....also off the edge with a stamped sentiment.

Mood Board Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day,  cheers Robyn

Dry Embossing and various colouring techniques


During July the ladies at Group of Seven Cardmakers were sharing their inspiration using dry embossed images.....

Colouring Dry Embossing

With my first card... I embossed the image on white card and watercoloured the background leaves. Then I embossed the center section again and swiped it with Versamark and gold embossed the raised areas, fussy cut the circle and placed in on top of the original.

My second card is a long 3D embossed floral image on white card and then used Distress Inks blended over the raised areas, and finished with a stamped sentiment.

My third set of Christmas cards used the same embossed background on white and green card and then highlighted the embossing blending over Distress Inks. ...  finished of the cards with tags from my stash.   I am joining in with the August Rudolph Days challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn