Saturday 25 February 2023

Inkspirational Challenges - Stitching


I'm delighted to be back at Inkspirational, after a break, and our new challenge is:

Formy DT card, I used Altenew Striped Florals coloured with markers. and two different stitched dies.  For the kraft panel, I used a white gel pen with the stitched die, so give the look of white thread. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks  all occasions

CAS on Friday  flowers 

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Pink Christmassy Trees


I do love pink on a Christmas card...for this I used a Neat and Tangled stamp, coloured with markers and masked. Then I stencilled the background and added some (subtle!) silver stencilled stars. 

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Christmas  Non traditional colours 

Tuesday 14 February 2023

Balloon and hearts

 I was inspired by the book cover at Once Upon a Time Challenges : I love the combination of grey and yellow, 

This image is one of my favourite images from A Day for Daisies, which closed down long ago, I coloured it with markers, used grey ink to stencil some clouds, paper appliqued the balloon , stamped and embossed a sentiment and added a border of washi tape. 

I'd also like to enter:

Shopping our Stash  B for balloon

Sweet Stampin  Love 

Fab n Funky  hearts 

Sunday 5 February 2023

Hearts for a Daughter


My daughter's birthday is Valentine's Day , so I often make her a birthday card with a hearts theme. (It's okay, she doesn't follow my blog!) 

I designed and cut these circles with heart cut-outs on my |Silhouette digital cutting machine. I put patterned paper, with XOX on it, behind. I stuck them on with foam pads and added pearls and a stamped sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Pinspirational  birthday and hearts 

Christmas Sticker


Jingle Bells  have a great challenge right now - use stickers! I was intending to use some of my many old stickers left over from scrapbooking kits but,on my way to find them, I came across some metallic peel-offs and thought it'd be fun to use one.

I stuck the sticker onto black card and coloured some of the snow with a gel pen. I cut an aperture in a white card and covered it with snowfall acetate. Then I stuck the panel behind. Finally, I stamped and embossed the sentiment in white.

Saturday 4 February 2023

Floating Dog

So, this is the first card I made in my new crafts room ....

I used a Taylored Expressions stamp, masked the balloons and stencilled clouds. Then I coloured the image with markers and added a sentiment and strip of patterned paper.

I'd like to enter:

Cardz 4 Guys  pets 

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 


Winter Trees


Hi Everyone. I'm back after a bit of a break from my blog. I moved house a few days before Christmas and I'm now setting up my new crafts room and rediscovering my stash, which has been in storage for a year. 

This card, however, was made in my temporary flat using the limited stash I had with me. I used light blue ink through a stencil on a blue card. I added white gel pen snow (or does it look a bit too much like sleet?!) , 3 gems and a Christmas sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Tuesday Taggers  winter blues 

Sisterhood of Crafters  Brr!