Friday 27 August 2021


I made this card for my partner's mother's birthday. I had previously scanned the Avery Elle butterfly stamps into my PC, so I used the welding tool on Silhouette Studio to cut a card blank using their outline to make a border. Then I lined 3/4 of the inside with some scrap patterned paper, stamped the butterflies onto the same paper and cut them out. 

I added colour and highlights using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The reason the big butterfly is assymetrical is because I followed the line of a pattern that I'd stamped it on. It was only afterwards I thought -oh, butterflies are symmetrical! Then I thought- who cares? !

Finally, I stuck on the butterflies, propping one of each butterfly's wings up with a foam pad. 

I'd like to enter: 

CAS on Friday - Butterfly 

Sunday 22 August 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Cup Photo


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is:

For my DT card I used a Stamping Bella stamp, decorated her cup in black and white, used Promarkers to colour her in black and white and add spots. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted, I think. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks - CAS 

Sparkles Monthly - monochrome 

Monday 9 August 2021

Tartan Outfits


Here's a little Christmas card, using a W plus 9 image , coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced, and a Concord and 9th sentiment. 

I'd like to enter: 

Jingle Belles - Red and Green 
Sweet Stampin  - tartan/ plaid 

Saturday 7 August 2021

Inkspirational : Journey


Here's my DT card for Inkspirational .   The little stamped plane? The artful splotches? The beautifully handwritten title? All fake! It's just a piece of patterned paper, the dregs left from an old Papermania set from which I'd used my favourites long ago. All I did was ink the edges and add a plane paper-clip. 

The character is a Stamping Bella stamp which I coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced the case and scarf, with more paper from the paper pack. 

I'd like to enter:

International Art and Soul- Mode of transport 

Krafty Chicks - Stamp act