Hello! My parents are reaching a major milestone this month, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! Of course, I had to make something special for the event and the usual, mature looking florals just didn't seem to accommodate my father, as well as my mother. Flowers on a card for my father just doesn't suit him. … Continue reading A Pick-Up Full Of Love + Die Cutting Stencil Plastic
Hello! If you follow me you're probably wondering why you have already received my draft copy of this post. I work on these posts on my phone, whenever I get the chance. This post was drafted while sitting in a hospital waiting room and while working, I got bumped by a passing wheelchair and I … Continue reading Die Cut Inlay Using Altenew Floral Layering Cover Die A
Hello! Who doesn't love ink blending when using distress inks? They mix beautifully, making new colours as they blend. I laid down Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks onto two pieces of cardstock, using a mini blending tool. One piece of card was already cut to fit the centre of the 5"×7" card front. Inking the … Continue reading Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag
Hello! I'm pleased to announce my Black Butterflies card has received an honorable mention in Time Out Challenges #80. It's a pleasure to receive this award and I must say these awards are invigorating, giving my crafting drive a real boost. Thanks to Time Out Challenges for this award! Now, back to my craft room... 😊
Hello! A popular colouring trend is no line colouring but it's usually done by stamping images with a light coloured ink. Today I'm showing how tracing around a stencil, and a little imagination can give a similar outcome to the stamped version. Tim Holtz stencils are always great to have in your stash and this year's … Continue reading No Line Colouring, Using A Stencil
Hello! Are you all hopping around madly, getting ready for the Easter break? I've made a quick Easter card this week that I don't think I could have made any brighter. The background paper is my first attempt at a rainbow plaid. I wasn't comfortable using post it tape to make my inked stripes, so, for this … Continue reading Enlarging A Stamped Image For A Perfect Fit.
Hello! Rainbow colours are really popular at the moment and I have to say I'm another who has fallen in love with using the entire colour spectrum on a single piece. I started this card by drawing shapes with Prima Marketing's Decor II stencil, twisting and flipping the stencil as I went, until I filled a … Continue reading Black Butterflies
Hello! Today I've made a very quick card to enter into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge theme is to use layers and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge is to use more than one die or punch. I'm recovering from stomach surgery (that I had last Tuesday) and am still on powerful painkillers. My … Continue reading A Simple Tea Party
Hello! Two days ago I was doing a happy dance when I received an honorable mention for my One Layer Wonder card. Today, I won't need helium to reach the stratosphere!🎈I've won a card challenge for the first time with my entry into CAS Colours & Sketches Card Challenge #212. Thanks so much ladies for choosing my entry. I'm going to … Continue reading I Won at CAS Colours & Sketches!
Hello! I recently made a card where I blended economy coloured pencils using baby oil. I was asked what other oils could be used instead and I made the comment that Vaseline petroleum jelly would also work as a blender. I prefer to use Vaseline to blend cheaper pencils, so I thought I would make a piece to … Continue reading Pencil Colouring, Using Vaseline
Hello! I'm please to announce my recent post, One Layer Wonder, with a Stamp Masking Secret, has received a special mention in Cas-ual Fridays competition #168. I'm stoked to receive my first special mention and this is a badge I'm honoured to receive. I'm certainly doing my first happy dance! I could be on a high for days...😆😆😆
Hello! Clean and simple cards are few and far between in my life. I'm always thinking I haven't done enough and surely the card needs more. CAS Colours and Sketches have attracted my attention with their latest challenge so I think it's high time for me to attempt restraint and, rarely, complete a card in one … Continue reading C.A.S. Roses