Epic Celebrations, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Ribbons, Stitched framelits

A couple of cards

I made a couple of cards ages ago and just found the photos so I thought I would share them!

They were both using some of the patterned paper scraps I keep in a box …. just waiting for the perfect time to use them!

The first one had four different patterns on it and a fun bit of black trim along with a diecut flower from the Petals and more set and a bird from the Petal Palette set. Cute!

The second card has different papers and a bold green and purple colour scheme with the feature of the Epic Celebrations sneakers! Love the card candi that coordinates perfectly.

I used the sentiments from the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey mini to finish both cards off.

Happy crafting!


Petals and more, Simply Sketched, Stitched framelits

Watercolour poppies

I love love love this poppy stamps from the Simply Sketched set. Can’t imagine not having it to use. It’s so delicate and pretty.

I decided to play with watercolours and created this ‘No line’ version by using a very light ink to stamp and then watercolouring the image so it looks as though I didn’t stamp it!

I die cut the flower image out using the stitched shape framelits and also die cut the lovely border from the Petals and more set. Then I created a background using the same colours in the focal image. I decided to make the card a bit more earthy by using a kraft card blank.

Happy crafting!


Baked Texture embossing powder, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz, YouTube video

Using some masterboard pieces

When I got some new stash I had a play on camera and made this masterboard using the Seth Apter paints and embossing powders…

Well I finally got around to using some it.

I made a couple of cards using it and some other bits and pieces from the stash…

Card one features a butterfly stamped and embossed using the same Seth Apter embossing powders and a little tag and doily added for more texture and to make it very pretty!

Card 2 has a very very very embossed heart die cut on it and a black circle for contrast.

Absolutely adore the layers in the embossed heart. So scrummy!

So there is still some masterboard to use up but here are two of the finished pieces at least!

Happy crafting!


Art and crafting styles, Petal Palette

Upcycling positivity part 2

I posted about these fab positivity quotes that a work friend gave me a little while ago and now I have five cards I made using them.

As they are large images and quite focal the cards didn’t need much extra stuff doing to them. I add a mount of different coloured cardstock to each of them. Then either added stamping to the card blank or some patterned paper. On one I just added the little bit of bakers twine.

Love these little cards of positivity.

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz

Blue nature art journal page

Today I have an art journal page to share that I made a few weeks ago…

I added some distress stain onto some mixed media cardstock and then added texture paste through a Claritystamps stencil. I then added plenty of stamping and more ink around the edges.

I then added the sentiment to some scraps of bookprint.

I love the depth to the layers.

Next I added a tag I made separately using distress stains onto a canvas tag and then added another layer of tag which I used distress oxides to add colour and then added the stamping.

I added this to black cardstock to frame it and then found a page in my journal to add it to. I added some blue paint to the background with a baby wipe to add it like a wash.

Really happy with how this came out. Love all the layers and the how the different colours combined. And for those interested… here is the video of how I made it.

Originally this was supposed to be for a swap but the swap didn’t happen so happy to have this artwork for myself.

Happy crafting !


Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Happy Celebrations

Aloha… it’s the princess’ 12th birthday

… and for my pineapple mad girl… a pineapple themed card!

I bought the Aloha stamp set with coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn just to make her a card and to decorate her invites to her party… and so I stamped a pattern with them using a mixture of black ink and embossing in silver and white glitter powder.

Then I went a little mad with tropical coloured greens and turquoise distress inks and smooshing.

I then used the Happy Celebrations stamps to create the greeting in the same way… and then a single pineapple die cut out too.

Then I went back in with the pine needles ink and added some colour to the leaves and to the Happy. Next I assembled and added plenty of wink of stella. I also added the glossy accents to the embellishment pineapple to add more texture.

I can’t believe my baby girl has turned 12… although given she is already taller than me… I sometimes wonder if she is actually a lot older!

As for the invites… I kept these more simple… six of these… I used the main pineapple image and coloured it with oxides and water before diecutting them. I also stamped and die cut the sunglasses and then added the pineapples to the cards with foam dimensionals. Then added the glasses and added a layer of glossy accents to the glasses.

I found the Let’s Party stamp in a magazine set and thought it worked well.

And so it’s time to celebrate … Happy birthday to my gorgeous girl who has always been super cute!

Happy crafting!