Seeing double

Seeing Double

Today I am sharing a card made using the stamp set from the Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration Power of Hope. I knew the minute I saw the stamp I had to have it as I love everything Japanese.

I knew I wanted to use the stamp to try the mirror technique – which I have never successfully succeeded before. However, I knew that this stamp would be perfect for it. Using Rich Razzleberry I stamped once then stamped onto an acrylic block and stamp again in reverse. For both Kimonos I used the leaves and water design from the My Meadow stamp set. Old Olive was then used for the grass the Geisha were walking on and the cherry blossom was made using tree branches stamped using Tip Top Taupe and for the blossom I used the same leaves from the My Meadow stamp set using Poppy Parade. Hope you like the card.

I am entering in the following challenge

The Paper Players Colour Challenge – PP473

dotty about you


Today I am happy to share with you a card made for my Sister-in-Law’s birthday.

Using the Dalmatian stamp from Stampingbella, I stamped the Dalmatian on white card stock, coloured spots using Promarker Cool Grey5 and the scarf with Maroon colour. The Dalmation was fussy cut and placed on the grass.

I used a dotty stamp on white card stock and cut the frame to place on the card, which was layered on to black card stock. To complete the card I stamped the sentiments using black ink.

I will be entering the card into the following challenges

New Year, new inks, new stamps

New Year, New Inks, New Stamp

New Year is the time to try out your new Christmas gifts and thank those who have given you presents.

This card has been made using the new ink set Sugar Plum from Altenew using the new stamp set Regal Beauty. This set is one of the easiest to line up so have spent half of my time making lots of flowers using the different inks. The flowers and leaves were all cut out and layered on to Altenew Tree Ring Die.

I am entering the card in to the following challenges

Thank you for the flowers

Thank you for the flowers

Today after a long period of absence I would like to share the first of my Thank You cards I made for many of the presents I was lucky enough to receive over the festive period.

The card was made stamping the Friendship Blooms Hero Arts with Gina K. I then coloured the flowers in using Polychromo pencils. Although I tend to love all things crafty, I have been seen more and more cards being made using these pencils to decided to take the plunge in a very small way with a technique which was new to me. I bought a few different shades of red to see if I liked using them (which is why all the flowers are different shades of red as I was experimenting). I must admit I do like using them and will now buy more, but only after I have watched some more You-tube channels.

Finally the sentiment Thanks was cut using glitter card and stuck onto the card before being handed over. For completion, the envelope was made using paper from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following competitions

To the birthday girl


Making this card for fun today – no special reason. Had spent ages tidying up my crafting desk, so couldn’t wait to get back and mess it up again. Using the MFT Sketch Challenge and the MFT colour challange as my inspirations I got out the MFT Birthday Cutie and my MFT Radiating Sunshine stencils and using the colours ¬†Razzle Berry, Purple Rain, Cement Gray and Sweet Tooth. I blended the Razzle Berry and Purple Rain using the Radiating Sunshine Stencil, cut out and coloured Birthday Cutie, and added clear Wink of Stella to the Balloon and the radiating rays to add a bit of sparkle.

These were layered on to a background to which I emboss stamped with Birthday Cutie Balloon and blended with the Cement Gray.

I am entering the card in the following Challenges:

Mandala madness

Mandala Madness

Sharing a birthday card with you which was quite fun but simple to make. I used the Gina K Design Mandala Maker Stamp , had lots of fun deciding the pattern. I used the Gina K Design Wreath Maker, stamping each time using embossing ink, which took a long time to dry, allowing me to cover with the Tonic fine white embossing powder.

After I coloured the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Salty Ocean – such a lovely deep colour and so easy to work with.

The sentiment was then stamped using the Salty Ocean ink. Such a simple but effective card to make.

I want to enter the card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Happy Birthday

a little ray of sunshine

A little ray of sunshine

Today I a sharing a card made for a friend who shares her birthday with me.

I used the Mama Elephant Flying with Friends stamps coloured with my faithful promarker pens. I am sure you will agree with me that they are soo cute. The background was made using the distress oxides fossilized amber and carved pumpkin using the MFT Stencil Sunshine Radiating. I also coloured card to matt the sunshine rays on to.

I will enter the card in the following challenges

Blue is the colour

Blue is the Colour

I like blue. It is a colour which can be warm or cold. As I have recently had a birthday I wanted to make a number of thank you cards. This one was made using one ink – Blue Raspberry and stamped more than one in some areas. The stamp set use was Gina K Designs Painted Autumn. I just love this set which can be used all the time in so many ways.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Gina K Designs monthly mix challenge challenge- Flag it

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Make your own background

The colour chose for the card is for the saltire the flag from my home country – Scotland

A little bit of flower

A Little Bit of Flower

Today I would like to share a card made just for fun, which I thought could fit in to some of the card challenges out there.

This one was made using Gina K Designs Petals and Wings and layering on to the Fabulous Frame set. This was stamped, then cut out to fit on to the card. The insert was die cut and stamped with the sentiment Wishing you Sunshine and Love from the Petals and Wings stamp set.

To give an antique look, the base of the card was coloured using Distress Ink Vintage Photo, while the flowers were stamped in subtle colours to compliment the brown, then die cut and assembled on to the frame.

I would like to enter it in the Gina K Design June Monthly Mix Challenge – Vintage Floral



I do like a bit of a challenge. Global Design Projects have a colour challenge and this time I have all 3 colours in my ink collection. So today I made a card using Altenew stamps sets – using the three inks – Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple.

I decided to use only those 3 inks, so to get variation in colour, for the first layers I inked then stamped on scrap paper then stamped on the card to give a light colour. Second layers were just a normal one layer ink, whilst the deeper colour was stamped a number of times.

The flowers and leaves were then layered on to the Altenew frame using Stixtoanything foam pads. The background was made using the Altenew Gold String Washi Tape

The with love was cut from Pineapple Punch card and layered on to three layers of card to give depth.