Designer Series Paper, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Hootingly good cards! 

Sorry about the terrible pun! But sometime before Christmas I made some cards from a paper pack I got with Making Cards magazine and here are some more I made using the rest of the images of owls. I adore these papers and images. 

I kept to a similar theme as last time adding copper foil cardstock and copper thread to the cards and some kraft cardstock for mounts etc.  

This time however I chose to make some square cards. I used the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey stamp for the sentiment and heat embossed it onto the kraft cardstock. I then added card candi in a few colours dependent on the card and papers.

I love these so much and how they work with the copper card and thread. Fun cards for the stash! 

And there you have it… my final post of 2017! Thanks for joining me this year in my crafty exploits and hope that you have a safe and enjoyable new years eve. See you for more crafty fun in 2018! 

Happy crafting! 


Artful Days Goodie Box, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Ribbons

Feeling the love!

Today I have three anniversary cards I made when I needed a bit of no thinking craft time last night. I grabbed a paper pack that came with a magazine quite some time ago and decided to make some cut and stick cards. 

I started by cutting the background papers into 5.25 x 5.25 squares and mounting them on some kraft cardstock I had rescued from an old scrapbook I was getting rid of. 

Then I mounted the inages on the same cardstock and then used the left over bits for the strips in the background. I then added a few embellishments from the stash to finish them off. 

The first one uses some heart satin trim I got in a swap … nice to find a use for it.  I used the same stamped sentiment from the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey set for all and heat embossed in a rich burgundy colour.

The next uses a similar satin trim. I also used a Scrapinec laser cut chipboard embellishment I found in the stash. I added wink of Stella to it to give it some shine.

The final one has another Scrapinec laser cut chipboard embellishment and a Hessian tag which was in an Artful Days Goodie box a while ago. 

Love how simple these were to pull together. Exactly what my frazzled brain needed. 

I’ve still got a few of the images and some of the background papers left so think I may still have some more cards to make from this… and it was only half of the pack as the other half has different designs… ah well maybe another day! 

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Decorative Dots, Gummiapan, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Petal Palette, Visible Image

Painty cards

More painty background cards. These were made with the paint left on the palette from the cards I shared yesterday and another project I am working on. They were made in a couple of stages and finally got finished last night. 

The backgrounds were lots of different paints all from the pink and purple colour family with a little bit of blue thrown in… especially with the extra paint from the other project. I love all the layers this created. I’d also added some stamping although kept that quite simple with some stars and the Gummiapan text stamp.  Then I had to decide what to do with them. 

The first I decided to use a new Visible Image stamp of the camera and stamped and cut that out. I used my stamp platform to ensure it stamped perfectly as it’s quite a large and detailed image. 

I decided it needed some relief to the background so added the diecut wonky circle from black cardstock and then the sentiment that I embossed and affixed using a brad. I mounted it onto black and then decided to emboss some vellum to create a textured background.

The second card I decided to add a strip of the vellum that I had cut off the first card and again used a brad to affix it. 

I decided to heat emboss the main image onto the background directly and used the beautiful leaf sprig from my new Stampin Up Palette of Petals set I got on pre order from the new spring summer catalogue. 

I also chose a sentiment from that set and heat embossed that onto a label and mounted that on black card along with the whole panel.

With all the art alchemy paints added to the backgrounds and the feature images I think these are fun modern and edgy cards but still full of sparkle and shine. 

Happy with these … And my new stash. I’m going to have lots of fun with the new stash I have recently purchased.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Elenazinski stamps, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Distress oxide zinski fun! 

I wanted to play with my Paperartsy stamps and distress oxides and so I grabbed some linen cardstock, black cardstock and the inks and started playing. 

This is what I made… I used Emma Godfrey stamps for the background and then used glimmer paste through a stencil to add sparkle. 

Next on a separate piece of card I stamped and embossed the sentiment and added a lot of the distress oxide in a wetter format. This provided a lovely vibrant colour. I did the same for the flower and fussy cut that out. 

I then added the sentiment on a strip of white that I edged with black and layered it all up onto a card blank. 

Love the cute flower and the font for the sentiment.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - Ellen Vargo stamps, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Paperartsy playing

I decided after the Lynne Perella play I shared the other day to make some more Paperartsy themed birthday cards.

This time I chose to play with Distress Oxides and the fun Ellen Vargo carved flowers.  I love the linocut appearance of these. 

I started with making two backgrounds… both different to each other but both fun to make. Then on a separate panel of cardstock I made the tags. The top one was a scrap of cardstock I had already painted with a layer of fresco finish paints and I decided to heat emboss the tag and the flower. The bottom one I did a watery layer of distress oxide using the same colours as the background.

I raised the tags on foam tape to give dimension and added some scraps of ribbon to the tags. 

Both sentiment and the tag shape are Emma Godfrey stamps. 

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Stitched framelits, Word Window

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 10

Another post in my Christmas card topper stack of ATCs….

Today I have two bright pink and purple ones to contrast the last couple of posts where it has been more vintage in cokour and style.

Plenty of yummy distress oxides, stencilling and the cute Winter Friends stamps coloured with promarkers.  I also added some punchinella with a couple of coloured staples. 

I love that the sentiment I chose from the Emma Godfrey Paperartsy set fits in the word window punch too!

Happy crafting! 


Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Countdown to Christmas ATCs pt 6

Some more ATCs to share for my Countdown to Christmas series… 

This time I made a couple of small backgrounds and cut them into four atcs.  I used my trusty distress oxides and this time I used a hexagon mini gelli plate for layering up the colours. This provided some interesting lines and blocks of colour in the backgrounds. Of course I also added stencilling and stamping. 

This first pair I kept similar. And yes i know the stag head makes them bigger than the atc but i wanted to use them regardless. Plus these will be card toppers eventually so it won’t matter!

For both of these there is some added stencilling in the background using the Nuvo glimmer paste. So these are super sparkly! 

The next two I added different features.

This gorgeous digi stamp of Rudolph I coloured with promarkers and cut him out. I added the heat embossed text to add texture and more pattern too. The text stamps are Emma Godfrey Paperartsy ones.

And finally one of the winter friends freebie stamps made an appearance! 

I added a piece of punchinella with some coloured staples and then the sentiment and raccoon. I also added the stamped Christmas down the side too to add more pattern. 

I love all of these look. You can’t beat some distress oxide fun! 

Happy crafting!