Saturday, 12 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Monday, 30 April 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Queen of Hearts

I was restricted to red, white and black for this challenge which had to include a playing card.

Wasn't too unhappy with the results. This one sort of fell together really quickly....for a change!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Fabulous Fifties

Still doing paper on a roll, keep going!

This is a great, "old" set I have hanging around. Thought I might condition the stamps by using them. Novel idea, hey!

Sure I know a few old farts I can offload this one on.

Monday, 2 April 2012

You're My Cup of Tea

Holy Hector! The challenge to make this card was great...but I got there in the end.

I do believe this is going to suit the person it is intended hopes so! I do not know the manufacturer of this stamp, but it is off a full plate of stamps with the tea theme.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Wishing You a Piece of Paradise

And here is the same stamp from Stampendous but with a much different feel about it.

A little bit of watercolouring with paper piecing once again. This time I used a Liz Zed marbled paper both for the sand and for the layering.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Secret Sister Card

I received this secret sister card on Friday. The theme for Lorraine's Secret Sister for March was: "Up in the Air". I reckon the lady who made this has that down pat!. Beautiful, careful Dimensional Magic work on all the balloons. Must have taken an age! I love that and the bright cheeriness of the card.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Beach Happy

Hi there,

The sun is out!!!! Finally!!!!! And to celebrate what better than a beachy card!

This one is a beautiful Stampendous stamp which I have watercoloured in parts. The other parts have been paper pieced with patterned paper for the umbrella and glitter paper for the sand.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Flower Appeal

I acquired the Hero Arts DVD, just to see what was on it. They did have a lovely tutorial to make this card. It doesn't do anything I do not know already how to do, but I loved the composition, so just had to make one myself. I cannot remember if they used green on theirs or not.

I did not own all theirs stamps, so have substituted ...mainly for the background piece. Chalk and die inks have both been used here with lots of 2nd and 3rd generation stamping.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Another with the Arc

A fair bit of dimension to this one. Again, I chose colours not normally seen together with my work. I was trying to follow the colours showing in the Credit Card swiped feature piece. I LOVE the embossing folder!

The wording is by Hero Arts

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Arc de Triumph

No clue to the manufacturer of this stamp. The card was made with a piece of inked paper belonging to Grace and I purposely used colours I do not normally use. Much angst followed after I decided to do that, and I don't like it one little bit!

Monday, 12 March 2012

CAS and Cased: One Step Removed


I DID...Put a layer or two and quite like this one better!

Hero Arts stamps rock!

Friday, 9 March 2012

CAS and Cased

Cased from the Hero Arts 2011 catalogue....I have a different shadow stamp and different colours.

I found it very, very hard to leave this as is. To me, it was not finished. (You may have noticed, i enjoy a layer or two!)


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Girl with Butterfly

I cannot find the stamp...UGH! I think it a Sweet Pea one, but don't shoot me if it isn't!

Coloured with Prisma pencil and smoothed out with Gamsol.

I think this makes a great teenage girl card. I don't make many for that age group at all. Do you?

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Robot Future

Cute little robot set from Hero Arts! Coloured with Tomboy Pens. The wording is also Hero Arts. After I stamped the wording, I actually found the "robot-y" wording I thought I owned! Sigh.....

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Ten Minute Card

Using the same stamp, attaining a different look.

This time it was embossed with fine gold before colouring with white Prisma pencil.

The wording (from Stampin' Up) was also embossed in fine gold embossing powder.

Add some ribbon and brads and done.

Love Kraft card with one other colour!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Beauty of White Pencil!

Here is a FIVE minute card!

Yes! FIVE minutes!!!!. Just stamp the gorgeous flower in StaZon black on to Kraft card and colour parts of the flower in white Prisma pencil. Add some bling. Attach the ribbon and wording (by SU).

Voilà! You are done.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Up in the Air Challenge

This was made with a purpose in mind. I have joined a 10 month swap and this is the first challenge in that swap. I had to create something with the theme - "Up In The Air" - in mind.

I used a very old stamp of mine, formally a mounted, but long since, unmounted and of unknown origin . I cut the shape of the basket out by hand and overstamped it with the Kaiser grid stamp randomly to create a pseudo basket look. The little wording is Hero Arts.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Life is Tweet

This is the same sketch as the previous card, yet way more simple. I wanted to have a fair amount of the really pretty paper showing, so the image was just right for me. You don't know how HARD it was/is to use pre-made pretty paper. Being as when I first started stamping, there was no such thing as pretty paper, I really did get used to making my own backgrounds and to this day, I prefer to do so!

I stamped and embossed this in fine black embossing powder (which I might toss as its coverage was a wee bit to be desired!) Then, I coloured the birds on the wire with Tombow Pens and Marvy Markers with the help of the old trusty Aquabrush.

Friday, 17 February 2012

I Know It's Been Difficult

My friend Grace and I are having a little challenge time and here is my result.

** Wording - Stampendous
** Flower - Hero Arts
** Leaf Definition - Kaisercraft

I stamped and cut out (ugh) the flower multiple times on different colours of Bazzill card, using black StaZon ink. I cut an ever-so-small piece of Oh So Sticky paper and stuck it in the middle of the flower and sprinkled micro beads over the top. (They are NEVER going to move...NOT with that stuff adhering them!

The chipboard leaves I inked with Stampin Up Suede and overstamped randomly with the Kaiser grid stamp.

As sympathy sets are concerned, I think the Stampendous one has a great deal to offer and I am more than happy to have it amongst my goodies!

I think the rest is pretty self explanatory!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


This is combination of three companies:

**The wording- Hero Arts
**The tree branch, reeds, pebbles, birds- Stampscapes

I used a circle punch to create a sun mask and a scrap piece of card the create an horizon. I then brayered repeatedly, building the colour up gradually from the sky edge. When the sky component was done, I turned it all around and repeated the process to get the land base.

I think I brayered with Ranger Adirondack Lettuce and all stamping was done with India Ink (black).

I Cuttlebugged a piece of blue card and then cut a rough rectangular shape from the middle. I turned the edges back over on themselves, tore them and distressed them with Ranger Adirondack Denim.

Didn't mind how this one turned out!

Thursday, 9 February 2012


This started when I snitched a piece of Credit Card background from my friend Grace!

I stamped over that background with an unnamed script stamp of hers. Then, on top, went the Hero Arts flower in red and then offset slightly in black. I sponged around the outsides in black also and distressed the edges of the layers. The wording stamp is by Stampin' Up.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Calendar Page 2012

MMmmmmm...I couldn't capture the crisp white of the card!

Inspiration for this came directly from the Hero Arts DVD. Not a bad get if you are interested in presenting your stuff in different ways.

There are a variety of stamp companies used for this:

SU- Sanded, Sense of Time, Hero Arts- CL 476 (Flower),
Stamp It- siset007mc, Unknown 52001 Monarch Flourishes

Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Ink- soft Purple

Hero Arts Chalk Ink - Iris

Friday, 3 February 2012

Ethereal Fairy

Well then! It has been a lonnng time since I have posted anything. Indeed, it has been quite a while between stamping sessions also. Life has intruded but let's see how long I can stay on track!

This card was made using a gorgeous stamp created and produced by a friend of mine, Jeanette Trappett. You will find her and all her goodies here .

This image was coloured using Prisma, Gamsol and paper stumps. The Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots was used on the white background piece and Spellbinders dies for the main image layering with Stampin' Up oval punches for the wording which is a Hero Arts stamp. (I like to share it around between companies!)