Going Potty Over Shaped Cards

Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the new Get Creative Challenge that has a theme of shaped cards. I chose to create a card that features the garden shed image from Twinkle Lane Designs. To start this card, I printed the garden shed onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I used my free … Continue reading Going Potty Over Shaped Cards


Under The Sea, With Kitty Bee

Hello! It's the start of another Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge and this challenge has a fun theme of "under the sea". I thought it was a good opportunity to play with a reasonably new technique to make an underwater background, where Distress Oxide inks are smooched onto glossy cardstock. I followed this My … Continue reading Under The Sea, With Kitty Bee

In The Spotlight…

Hello! Today is the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and for this month, I've used a sweet circus scene from sponsor Le Ann's World 101, called Circus Friends. This image is quite detailed so I started by printing it as large as my generic large oval frame die would allow, without it interfering with … Continue reading In The Spotlight…

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight – Birthday Bumble Bee

Hello! Wow, this month seems to have flown by for me, it's already time for another Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight. This month I've chosen to highlight Kitty Bee Designs' Birthday Bumble Bee. I wanted to feature some sort of honeycomb pattern into the design but I'm not normally a fan of the pattern. I did … Continue reading Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight – Birthday Bumble Bee

Shimmering Chrysanthemums

Hello! I'm becoming very grateful for card challenges. Rather than wondering what to create, I can now just read the challenge themes and wait for inspiration to arrive. This week I've taken inspiration from four challenges. I chose to use the MFT Sketch Challenge #334 design, Time Out Challenges #84 quote, Less Is More Challenge's theme and finally, AAA Cards Challenge #91 3rd birthday … Continue reading Shimmering Chrysanthemums

Faux Stained Glass Windows + A Heat Embossing on Acetate Tip

Hello! Since I got my die cutting machine last year, I've been dying to try a very old carding technique, making a faux stained glass window using a die instead of hand cutting apertures. This technique, using Glaze and Aqualip Sakura Pens as the window stain is quick and easy when combined with heat embossing a stamped image, … Continue reading Faux Stained Glass Windows + A Heat Embossing on Acetate Tip