Lots of Spring Flowers

Hello! It's the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and for this challenge, the design team has been given the freedom to create anything they want. Yippee! I've had three Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers stamp and die sets for a while now and haven't used them. I thought it time to break them out … Continue reading Lots of Spring Flowers

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Splashing Some Color Around

Hello! It's my turn in the Kitty Bee Designs' Spotlight again and I've created a fun card, using Kitty Bee's Painter Bunny and lots of color. I started off by printing the Painter Bunny onto XPress-it blending card. I extended the grass line all the way across the panel with a Chameleon black detail pen … Continue reading Splashing Some Color Around

A Framed First Flower.

Hello! It's the start of another Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge. For this challenge, with the theme of friendly faces, my inspiration uses a pretty precolored image by Fabrika Fantasy, called First Flower. As I didn't have to color the image, I set straight to work on creating the card around the printed image. … Continue reading A Framed First Flower.

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

The Flowers In Life’s Garden…

Hello! Today I'm sharing my mid challenge inspiration for Kitty Bee Designs' monthly Aloha Friday Challenge. I've chosen to make a sweet one layer card, using All Dressed Up's Jam Jars image. This image comes as a set of three jars in a single image but I decided my first task was to crop each … Continue reading The Flowers In Life’s Garden…

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight – Valentine Pandas

Hello! Can you believe we're already a month into 2018? For this month's Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight, I thought I'd make a cute Valentine's Day card, using Kitty Bee Designs' Cupid Couple Valentine Pandas. Starting with the digital image, I printed the Pandas onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and colored them with Chameleon … Continue reading Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight – Valentine Pandas

Creative Fingers Challenge is back!

Hello! Today, I'm with Creative Fingers Challenge Blog, for their first challenge of 2018. This month has an anything goes theme and all entrants will be in the running for a lovely wafer die. For my inspiration card, I've chosen to do some stamping and coloring. I decided to try out my new Altenew Frosted … Continue reading Creative Fingers Challenge is back!

“Holidays Are A Nightmare” – Kindred Stamps Guest Designer + Blog Hop

Hello! Today, I'm please to announce I've joined Kindred Stamps as a guest designer. I have had the opportunity to work with one of their latest releases, "Holidays Are A Nightmare". I am also able to offer my readers a Kindred store discount, but more about that later... I am discussing all three cards in … Continue reading “Holidays Are A Nightmare” – Kindred Stamps Guest Designer + Blog Hop

Big Hugs

Hello! I've been dying to have a play around with plaid building stamps to create rainbow backgrounds and this week I've finally had the chance, and the inspiration. Winnie & Walter currently have two challenges, W&W Rerun #20 focuses on their scenery stripes stamp set and the W&W June Color Challenge focuses on using several bright colours. While I don't own … Continue reading Big Hugs

Pencil Colouring, Using Vaseline

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

One Layer Wonder with a Stamp Masking Secret 

Hello, I'm never really comfortable making a one layer card. It only takes one mistake and the whole card is ruined. That thought always makes me nervous and, because I'm nervous, I know in more likely to make that one mistake. This week Cas-ual Fridays Challenge gave me the drive to attempt a one layer card and … Continue reading One Layer Wonder with a Stamp Masking Secret