Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Happy Easter

Here is a dear little chick die from Poppy Stamps, I really love it and think that it is all that is needed for a sweet little Easter card. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and the stitched square is from Simon Says Stamp.
I am entering it into the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the challenge is Birds!

I only have one bird but hopefully that will suffice!
We will be off on our travels again soon, this time to Vietnam and Cambodia another item on our bucket list!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Christmas is coming

Here is a card for the new CAS Christmas challenge, started by Loll.
As you can see the theme this time is Holly and I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I stamped in Versamark and clear embossed. I then inked it with some SU Bashful Blue ink using a sponge dauber, adding a little Iced Spruce distress ink in the centre of the holly sprays. Following this I cut the panel into tiles using a square die and then triple embossed each tile with clear embossing powder, adding a few gems for the berries.
These were mounted on a die cut and embossed panel.
I stamped the Hero Arts, Brushed Greetings sentiment using Iced Spruce Distress Ink, but it needed several goes to make a satisfactory image. Fortunately my MISTI ensured that each stamping was in exactly the same place. I quickly added a little clear embossing powder to this so that the finish would match that of the tiles.
It's also for the One Third challenge at AAA Cards 
This seems an unusual colour choice for a Christmas card but I think it just about works.

Monday, 26 February 2018


In Britain, we celebrate Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday in March, so I have been making a few cards for that occasion today as tomorrow I will be having my eye surgery and I'm not sure how well I will be able to see immediately post-operatively. It's all a little scary as I'm having both eyes done on the same day, one after the other.
I'm entering this card into the challenge at AAA Cards where the challenge is
The Wonky stitching die is from Creative Dies, as is the sentiment and the flower from Sizzix. 
I used the sketch from CASe this Sketch
Now I think I'll go and do a little knitting!

Thinking of you as always

There is a photo inspiration over at Inkspirational this time and the colours really appealed to me... SO together with the coffee shades,  I went with the butterfly theme too!
I cut one from Burlap and the other from cardstock. The background (reminiscent of the bubbles in the cup) was stencilled (Tim Holtz) and stamped (Stampin Up) on a  Creative Dies, die-cut base. I think that the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, but the packet was in the wrong location so I can't be too sure!!
The DT cards over there this time are fabulous do take a look!

There's a picture inspiration over at Addicted to Stamps and I have taken the butterfly theme from that too!