Glimmer paste, Lynne Perrella, Masks/Stencils

Circle journal for Marie part two

Today I am sharing of the other side of the bunting I decorated in Marie’s circle journal.

I started with some distress stain added to the bunting panel and a little bit of stamping using some background stamps.

Once dried I layered some glimmer paste through a stencil. I love how this paste shows through the colours it is layered on.

Next a little more stamping with the Lynne Perella stamps.

Next I stamped and coloured one of the Lynne Perella stamps and fussy cut her out.

Love how dramatic this girl is.

Next I added some splatter of the sparks paint to the background to add a little more contrast with the watercolour background.

And now to finish off… some mark making with pens.

And adding the girl and a quote to the top.

This is so different from the other side and I love it!

Lynne Perella stamps always remind me of Marie (she once did a design team project using them for the Paperartsy blog – this must be why!) So hope she likes my Lynne Perella piece.

Happy crafting!


Glimmer paste, Masks/Stencils

Happy 13th birthday Maya

How on earth has that happened? Our baby girl is now a teenager! Arrrgh!

So proud of our lovely young woman.

We are off out for tea tonight and have the joy of many 12 and 13 year olds coming to our house for a “sleepover” at the weekend to celebrate. Wish me luck!

So here is the card I made for our girl …

Lots of layers and sparkle and shine…

Happy birthday to our darling girl and happy crafting!


Design Team, Distress oxide ink, Glimmer paste, Masks/Stencils, Petals and more, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: Cute

Cute definitely sums up this little gnome… and so this is my contribution to this week’s CHNC blog.

I love using my oxides on glossy cardstock… the effect is mesmerising. So I kept this quite a simple card.

Once it was dry I added the glimmer paste through a stencil to create the dimensional stars and then added a few die cut ones too. Then the gnome was stamped and coloured in using promarkers keeping to greyscale to work with the background and then cut him out with a border to make sure he stood out against the background.

I added the sentiment onto the label I cut out using the Petals and more die set.


Would love to see your cute makes over on the blog this week.

Happy crafting!


Glimmer paste, Masks/Stencils, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Tim Holtz, YouTube video

Advent cardmaking: lights

Of course trees and wreaths and the like wouldn’t be Christmassy if it weren’t for the lights!!! So Day 3’s theme is lights!

Check out the video here.

I chose to use a stencil by Claritystamps to create my card… using inks and glimmer paste… wasn’t convinced by my first one so made a second too.

Here they are after the glimmer paste had dried.

Love the dimension and shimmer from the paste. So cute!

I decided to add paper dolls for the main feature… and plenty of die cuts to add to the cluster.

I am super happy with how these turned out.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, Glimmer paste, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Masks/Stencils

A tropical postcard

I was still in the zone thinking about tropical stuff (My theme for this month’s ATC swap) and had played with glimmer paste onto a piece of glossy cardstock I had added some mop up of distress oxide to…

And figured this was a good starting point for a postcard.

Once the glimmer paste was dry I added more oxides to give the background more colour.

Then I trimmed it down. I felt it needed another layer and so took another piece of the glossy cardstock and did the same technique but with more ink and deeper colours so it would contrast the top layer. Once that was dry I sewed them together to add another type of texture.

At this point there was no stamping… and that is pretty much the only criteria of the swap… so out came my trusty Lawn Fawn aloha set. I stamped and embossed on the oxide background I had made on watercolour card in perfect pineapple colours. And then the sentiment onto black cardstock strip. I adhered the strip down and added a gold staple to add another texture. Then I added the pineapple and added lots of Wink of Stella on top to make it sparkly.

I then cut a piece of mountboard and coated it in black gesso (front and back) and glued the whole piece to that… keeping to the wonky angles.

Finally I added some white enamel accents dots to add some more texture.

I then added some stamping on the other side of the card… I used distress oxides and then embossed them to provide a border.

Super happy with all of this.

Happy crafting!