Digital stamps, Spectrum noir pencils, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Big Bro

It was my brothers birthday a few days ago and I made this card for him.  No idea why but the grumpy looking dog made me think of him! Ha Ha Ha! 

I used some pieces of patterned paper and scrap cardstock to make the background and the mat for the image and I did the partial die cutting technique so that his ear came out of the oval shape. 

I coloured the inage using my spectrum noir pencils.

I added a tiny drop of glossy accents to the dogs pupils too to add some dimension. 

Cute and fun and hopefully my brother liked his card. 

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Gorjuss, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sky's the Limit, Spectrum noir pencils, Tim Holtz, Trish Latimer

My favourites of 2017 pt 1

I see these little videos on YouTube with people celebrating their favourite supplies of the year… of course they are all affiliated so not entirely sure how much I trust their judgements so instead I thought I would share my favourites of 2017! 

Of course I couldn’t not mention ATCs given this year has been all about these small works of art.  I challenged myself to create 365 in the year and I exceeded the challenge by a long shot. 

I’ve made mixed media 3d cards, hand drawn cards, stamped cards and even pocket letters! I’ve participated in swaps all over the world and made most of my Christmas cards using ATCs as the toppers.  So my favourite artworks of the year…

I think these stick in my mind as favourites… so in no particular order…

Fairy cards

Halloween pocket letter

Work of art 

Alphabet ATCs


Gorjuss girls


I could go on… there were after all over 400 to choose from! So for now this will do. 

So my favourite supplies for making ATCs are… pretty much anything I can grab quickly and smaller sized stamps. 

Hope you enjoyed this little refresher on my ATC journey. 

Will be back with another favourites list of 2017 tomorrow if I get a chance.

Happy crafting! 


Masks/Stencils, Spectrum noir pencils, Undefined stamp carving

Sparkle simply ATC #221

Another ATC to share with you. This was a doodles background I made with spectrum noir pencils. I added some book print and stencilled the black circles. I then added my handcarved stamp girl who I coloured with inks. I then added a generous amount of sparkle and a flower embellishment and of course the title!

Finished off with a sponged edge. 

Happy crafting!


Spectrum noir pencils

Doodles butterfly atc #214

Today we’ve been out all day at Chester Zoo which was fabulous.  I’ve taken loads of pics which I will share once edited. 

No crafting today so happy I have a project already made to share with you. 

I took a piece of the patterned paper I had cut from a book and then went to town with doodles. I then added colour with spectrum noir pencils and black and white pen marks. 


Happy crafting! 


Distress oxide ink, Promarkers, Letraset, Spectrum noir pencils, Trish Latimer, YouTube video

ATCs using Trish Latimer stamps 209 & 210

Yesterday I shared some ATCs I made using new stamps I had got from Trish Latimer. But it wasn’t my first use of them… 

I actually filmed my first use!  And this is what I made… 

This is coloured with promarkers and then collaged onto the background. The background has a spritz of the mica spray and then stamped the stitched circles from Artful Days Goodie box.

Then this one I stamped directly onto the background and coloured using the spectrum noir pencils. 

Love these stamps and can see me grabbing them often to use on ATCs and cards! 

Happy crafting! 


Art Alchemy paints, Brushos, Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Infusions - Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Spectrum noir pencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Stamps, Treasure Gold

A bulk load of random ATC’S 107-116

I caught up with a few random ATC’S last weekend…. no themes… just playing with bits and pieces on the desk! 

Texture paste and stencilling and bistre powder and gilding wax… interesting combo! 

Gelli print on book print and a Crazy cat Coloured with Spectrum noir pencils! Fun! 

Painty background, stamping and some opal magic paint highlights.  

Same as above! Just different stamping.

Mish mash of backgrounds and techniques finished with heat embossing. 

A gorgeous butterfly embellishment I received in a swap with a few layers underneath. 

More embossing on painty layers. 

A fun flower on a Gelli print background. 

A piece of master board I created for a circle journal finishes with a rub on doodled flower. 

Paint and tissue and stamping … oh and a butterfly …. what more could you want? Love these Finnabair stamps. 

That’s me for today… another 10 for the tally… all of which listed onto swap sites so who knows where they will end up?!?

Happy crafting!