Artful Days Goodie Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons, YouTube video

World cardmaking day

There really is a day for everything these days… And today is world cardmaking day… So it would seem rude not to make some cards!

I stuck the video on and recorded the process of making these four cards with bits from the stash and some papers left from an Artful Days Goodie Box. 

After I had made the video I decided to use some of the leftover bits and bobs to decorate one of the Acetate boxes from Stampin Up to create a pack of the cards as a gift for a family member/friend at Christmas. 

Hope you like these… And managed to get some cardmaking done today! 

Happy crafting!


Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Happy Celebrations, Layering the Love, Ribbons

Tag swap with layering the love

I made this tag using some leftover distress oxides from other projects and stamping using the Happy Celebrations set. 

I then used timeless textures too and the Layering the Love for the main sentiment. I then added dragonflies from the awesomely artistic set.

I am so in love with Distress Oxides and how they layer. So much fun! 

Happy crafting!


Beautiful You, Distress oxide ink, Ribbons, Watercolor wings

Black tag butterfly time

Today I have a tag I made for a swap to share. I grabbed a black tag from Ranger and started adding distress oxides onto it. As they are slightly opaque they can be used on darker cardstock… just don’t expect the colours to be the same as when on light cardstock. 

So I started with a base of frayed burlap and layered up a few layers before then starting with the stencilling and stamping.

I added some dots from the Watercolour wings set and then stencilled some dots too. Then I stamped the main butterfly image with three colours of oxide. This created a subtle but beautiful feature. I then took a sentiment from Beautiful you and embossed it in white and doodles round some of the dots too. 

I decided the butterfly needed more emphasis… so out came the white gel pen again… 

Love how this came out. 

Happy crafting!


Butterfly basics, Infusions - Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Ribbons

For ATC’S sake … 8

A single ATC to share today. This is a piece of scratch paper I then added some leftover texture paste through a stencil and edged with black gesso…  as you can see there is plenty going on in the background on this one so time to pull it together into something.

I decided the colour needed unifying a little more… so Blackberry Infusions got added onto the card with some water.  

Once dry this gave it a lovely warm brown/purple colour.

I then added some stamping using the Butterfly Basics stamp set. There are some lovely little stamps in this set… shold remember it more often! I decided to then add some lovely wide lace and some little tags (with a brad) from the embellishment box and a stamped butterfly. aso I acted the butterfly to stand out I stamped it onto the turquoise patterned paper.

Love the bright pop of colour the butterfly added! 

Finished off with the quote from the same stamp set but cut it up and added it as strips.  I then added some doodling and some gems to the butterfly.

Love how this one came out! another one done in the 365 challenge for 2017!

Happy crafting !


fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Raggy Dolls, Random Crafts, Ribbons

Raggy doll house number 5! 

Another day… another house and card to share! 

The house got a bit of a whitewash type finish but with some purple undertones. The snow is the glass bead gel and Glitter sprinkles.  I then drew on the windows and doors. This one got a little porch at the front too! 

Righto… the card! 

I chose the brighter colours of the paints… amethyst and bora bora . .. and swiped them and printed them using another piece of paper.  That paper then became the tag for the topper. 

Back to the background… I added iridescent medium through a stencil and also some of the Darcy snowflakes.

The house and the card both had a bit of sari scraps ribbon added to them to link the two of them. 

Another lovely house and enjoyed making this one too…. three more to make now!  Come back tomorrow to see another one! 

Happy crafting !


Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

It’s the start of December and this means another card made for the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.  This month I used a lovely card topper that someone else made and then gifted to me in a happy mail swap… how generous. It appears to have been coloured using Wink of Stella so a lovely sheen. 

I added some little embellishments like the ribbon and the die cut.  The sentiment is the lovely That’s the Ticket one… such a handy set to have and the coordinating punch too! 

The patterned paper is from the stash and I love this circle pattern  … very cute.  

So pop over to the blog and see what everyone else has got up to with their stash of patterned paper. 

Happy crafting!