Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Half full, Happy Celebrations, Ribbons

Happy birthday G and T

Two friends celebrated their November birthdays …. my bestie Gwen and one of our other School Mum friends Tracy.  Here are the cards I made for them. 

I knew I had to use the Half Full stap set for Gwen’s card…. it is perfectly us! 

I created the background first using distress oxides then die cut the squares to create a feature.  I added the ribbon, sentiment and then the feature stamps on the top. Then added the sequins for added sparkle.

Tracy’s card I created the background using the distress inks and a gelli plate. I love the watery feel this gave it. 

Then using the Happy Celebrations stamps I stamped the sentiment. Again some sequins to finish and a silver ribbon under the raised topper to add some texture. 

Entering this card into the Monochrome challenge at 4craftychicks

Happy crafting! 


Distress oxide ink, Ribbons, Sheet Music, Stampotique

Stampotique tag

Hello. Today I have a swap I made last night for a group on Facebook I am part of… UK stampers forum.  I used up some bits and pieces off the desk and my lovely distress oxides to add some fun too.

I started by just swiping the edge of the ink pads across one side of the tag in little stripes. I spritzed each layer with water and then dried it. Then I added the Sheet Music stamp with the black soot. This gave a very subtle effect. 

Next I added the scrap of yellow cardstock and dsp. Then I cut out this Kate Crane image I’ve had stamped for a while and coloured in with Spectrum Noir pencils. I added the little crown to the girl and then added the sentiment using my label maker. 

I am entering this in the anything goes challenge at Crafting by Designs

Happy crafting! 


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 !