Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Stitched framelits, Word Window

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 10

Another post in my Christmas card topper stack of ATCs….

Today I have two bright pink and purple ones to contrast the last couple of posts where it has been more vintage in cokour and style.

Plenty of yummy distress oxides, stencilling and the cute Winter Friends stamps coloured with promarkers.  I also added some punchinella with a couple of coloured staples. 

I love that the sentiment I chose from the Emma Godfrey Paperartsy set fits in the word window punch too!

Happy crafting! 


Dasher, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 9

Some more for my Christmas card topper stack… 

Just like yesterday I wanted a more vintage feel… but a different colour scheme today…

I went for peeled paint with frayed burlap and walnut stain.

I did two different pieces of cardstock as I went along so I could make three in total! 

I decided to go for a ripped panel and heat embossed the fabulous Dasher stamp in a dark emerald green.

I also added heat embossing round the edge before adding all the layers. I added some copper thread to one of them.

The other one I added the heat embossed trim stamp across the panel and then added the cute Winter friend fox and a sentiment.

Love how these came out. 

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt8


Two more for the Christmas card topper stash! 

This time I went back to distress oxides but changed the colour scheme. I’ve done a lot of fresh colours so far so wanted more of a vintage look. 

I started with this background using frayed burlap, fired brick and walnut stain.

Then I added stencilling using a Tim Holtz stencil. 

I then added a little stamping with some dots and cut it into the two atc panels. 

Next to choose the feature image. I decided on altenew stamps that had been free with a magazine. I chose the stamp and heat embossed it in a dark burgundy that I thought worked with the colours in the background. I then flicked some shimmery ink onto the card and added the sentiment.

Love how different these are from my previous ones. ATCs are such fun to make. They don’t take long and each one can take on its own individual personality. Love it. Might have to continue this series for quite some time as it is inspiring me time and time again. Hope you are enjoying it too! 

Happy crafting!


Dies, Festival of Trees, First edition dies, Masks/Stencils, Tree punch

Masterboard Christmas cards – class

Tonight I’ve got some of my friends popping over to craft and we are going to create a masterboard and then use it to make some christmas cards. So one piece of white cardstock makes backgrounds for six cards, each finished off differently. In total I used 5 a4 sheets of white card stock and then paints, stamps, stencils and die cuts… and all just in a couple of hours… or at least that’s the plan! 

Here was my masterboard for the samples…

Lots of lovely fresco finish paints! 

And this is how I cut it to make a One sheet Wonder type of thing… 

Once I had cut it I decided on how to put them onto the card blanks I had made.

Then I set to on decorating each of them.

1. I used the Card Builder dies from Stampin Up and added shimmer using my Wink of Stella pen.

2. Ornaments from Carols of Christmas heat embossed in white embossing powder on the small panel.

3. Die cuts from Tim Holtz and tag from Santa Builder die set.

4. First edition die cut trim and embossed the Carols of Christmas sentiment in blue.

5. Stamped and die cut the tree on a scrap piece I had used to add paint to the masterboard and then heat embossed it. Punched out and added to a stitched shape die cut.

6. First edition die cut wreath. 

Love these arty cards. So much fun to make the masterboard and easy to finish them off! 

Wonder how everyone tonight will get on. I love that every masterboard will be different and so they will no doubt make some different decisions. 

Happy crafting! 


Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 6

Some more ATCs to share for my Countdown to Christmas series… 

This time I made a couple of small backgrounds and cut them into four atcs.  I used my trusty distress oxides and this time I used a hexagon mini gelli plate for layering up the colours. This provided some interesting lines and blocks of colour in the backgrounds. Of course I also added stencilling and stamping. 

This first pair I kept similar. And yes i know the stag head makes them bigger than the atc but i wanted to use them regardless. Plus these will be card toppers eventually so it won’t matter!

For both of these there is some added stencilling in the background using the Nuvo glimmer paste. So these are super sparkly! 

The next two I added different features.

This gorgeous digi stamp of Rudolph I coloured with promarkers and cut him out. I added the heat embossed text to add texture and more pattern too. The text stamps are Emma Godfrey Paperartsy ones.

And finally one of the winter friends freebie stamps made an appearance! 

I added a piece of punchinella with some coloured staples and then the sentiment and raccoon. I also added the stamped Christmas down the side too to add more pattern. 

I love all of these look. You can’t beat some distress oxide fun! 

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Lynne Perrella stamps

Three Lynne Perella cards

Today I have three cards I have made using the stunning Lynne Perella stamps from Paperartsy.  I stumbled across these stamps in my stash and as they hadn’t been used in a while I thought I would make a few cards with them. 

All three were using the linen cardstock I have a huge amount of so I thought I would use it for the main feature as well as the card blanks. It adds a different texture to the inking.

The first one I inked up the card stock in abandoned coral, fossilized amber and Twisted Citron in distress inks and then using a stencil I added micro glaze. I then added black soot distress oxide over the top and spritzed with water. This created a dark and subtle background.

I heat embossed the image and then took some colour away from the face using water and a brush.

This second one was more distress inks this time Mermaid Lagoon, fossilized amber and Twisted Citron.  I did lots of stencilling again and then added the main image using embossed again and then blending some of the colour out of the face and adding a touch of abandoned coral watered down.

Finally I grabbed the oxides and creates a very busy background from lots of layers of inks and some stamping. I also added some frantage to the border stamping which also caught on some other parts of the background. Whilst this was an accident I love how it looked. 
I created a card topper from the Perella stamp and edged that with the frantage too and mounted it on foam. I then partially coloured the image using distress inks.

For all three I added the Emma Godfrey sentiment which works perfectly as a simple font. 

Happy crafting!


Badass Chick, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Trish Latimer

Three fairy ATCs _ UK stampers forum swap


Some ATCs to share with you today that aren’t Christmas ones. These are my Anything Goes swaps for UK stampers forum over on facebook. 

I started with three mini gelli prints using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and the gel press petite plate.  I loved these mini works of art already! 

Next I added glimmer paste through a script stencil and let it dry overnight.

Next up some stamping. I used the Badass artchick studio stamps with the paints to add more pattern. These stamps were bigger than the panels but that’s ok as the rectangles for the ATCs are bigger than the mini gelli plate.

Then to choose a focal feature. I decided to go with the Trish Latimer fairy and stamped the top section three times using the distress oxide and then coloured them in with the promarkers. Then I fussy cut them out and trimmed each of the ATCs to size.

I then decided which dairy went with each panel and started the process of adhering them.

Next i grabbed a sheet of printed words and phrases and chose ones I liked for each of them and glued them down and finished off by edging each atc with some seedless preserve distress oxide and adding some wink of Stella sparkle to their wings!

Love how these three came together and the mix of mixed media background style with the clean and whimsical image. 

Happy crafting!