Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge: Bingo card

Today on the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog there is a bingo card to play with.

I chose to use the middle column… blue, flower, pearls… and made this card.

I chose patterned papers from the stash that had blue within them and mounted a few panels with blue cardstock. I teamed these with a doily to soften the background. Then I added the digital image I had printed and coloured with promarkers.

I added the stamped sentiment and then pearls and a flower so I could fulfil the bingo card.

Fun to make and a pretty card as a result.

Wonder what line you would make for your bingo? Why not join us at the blog?

Happy crafting!


Digital stamps, Spectrum noir pencils, Winter Frost, YouTube video

Advent cardmaking: Nativity

Today is the final day in my advent cardmaking series… was touch and go whether I would get all 24 videos done… but got there! And saved the nativity as my final theme… after all that’s what Christmas is all about!

The card I made is a simple one… a digi stamp image I had already coloured and a panel with papers I had already sorted beforehand.

So I pretty much added the frame and the sentiment and added some shimmer using my wink of Stella and that’s pretty much it!

So I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of cards… it’s been fun having a different theme each day. Here is the last video.

And now it is time for me to enjoy the festivities… wishing you all a fabulous Christmas!

Happy crafting!


Designer Series Paper, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset, YouTube video

Advent cardmaking: snowman

Today I went for something really quick as I hadn’t got much time… so a prepared card and a digital stamp I had coloured using promarkers.

I added a layer of vellum and a sentiment sticker and finished with lots of shimmer on the carrot nose on the snowman.

So a very quick and simple card today… enjoy the speedy video!

And here is a pic in daylight… it’s amazing the difference the real light makes.

Happy crafting!


Brushos, Design Team, Digital stamps, Handcarved, Spectrum noir pencils

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: Resist technique

Hello… in amongst all the Christmas madness I have a bright and cheery birthday card to share… which happens to be my design team contribution to the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog… and the challenge is … RESIST TECHNIQUE.

one of my favourite uses of this technique is to create a water colour background so that’s exactly what I did!

I used the Handcarved background stamp which I partially inked with versamark, stamped and then heat embossed. Then using diluted brushos in purple colours and a brush I added the colour. I also splashed colour to add to the messy vibrant patch of colour.

I chose a focal image (digital stamp from all Dressed up) and coloured it with spectrum noir pencils. Then I Found a happy birthday sentiment in my stamps and added that on a die cut circle. I edged the circle to make sure it popped with a stampin write marker.

Finished it off with some sequins.

Happy crafting!


Digital stamps, Spectrum noir pencils

Playing … always fun!

Today I have a card I made just because I was playing at my desk!

After layering up the main sentiment focal point I decided I wanted there to be another image so chose this lovely digi from All Dressed up that I had coloured in spectrum noir pencils.

I’ve been colouring in front of the tv quite a bit the past few weeks so I have a stock of digi images coloured in and ready to craft with now!

Anyway finishing touches were the sequins which I filled with glossy accents as it adds an extra element of fun!

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Digital stamps

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello… and how quickly we have already got to the beginning of April.

Today I have another design team contribution to make for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge…where the challenge is to use some… you guessed it… patterned paper!

I managed to use two pieces of patterned paper, two washi tapes strips and a digi image I have had coloured for about 2 years just waiting to be used!

I wanted to keep it quite simple this month as the sentiment and image needed to be subtle and quiet against the pastel papers.

Now off to see what others have been up to with their stash of patterned papers over on the blog.

Happy crafting!


Digital stamps, Distress oxide ink, Inktense, Derwent, Stitched framelits

Playing in my art journal

I had a little play in my journal just because… and I used scraps of paper and some masking tape before adding gesso. Then I added lots paint using a brayer and my fingers.

I also used Inktense to define some of the borders of the papers and layers and then pen and doodles.

I then added some doilies, a frame i had made with the stitched square and a digital stamp I had coloured with promarkers. I also found some butterflies that worked brilliantly with the colour scheme.

I also added lots of stickers and some rub ons.

I love the fact I used lots of bits and pieces from the stash that I have had for ages and yet managed to keep the page working as a cohesive page.

Happy crafting!



Digital stamps

Pretty dog card

When I was making the card I shared yesterday I found some digi stamps I had coloured and decided to make a few cards. Here is the first one… 

I used the purple stripey paper and some black card to make the background and then the pink card that I die cut a stitched shape oval from to make the image pop! 

For a change I chose to use a die cut foiled sentiment from a batch I found in my stash and had forgotten about. 

Nice to find something and make use out of it.  Tomorrow I will have another card I made from the stash of digi stamps I found! 

Happy crafting!