UK stampers ATCs … gorjuss girls (236-238)

I made three ATCs using some scrap cardstock as the base and then the main focus of the Gorjuss Girl stamps. 

I filmed the whole process which actually took place over a few days.  Here is the link to the video.

I am sending these as my contribution to a swap with UK stampers forum… Hope that whoever receives them enjoys them. I loved making them. 

Happy crafting!


Santoro boat girl ATC 235


Another ATC made using a brushos background as the starting point. And another Santoro stamp. 

The green and blue strip I over stamped with a grey ink and the kaisercraft stamp. 

I then added two strips of patterned paper left from an Artful Days goodie box. 

I then added the stamped girl image which I had coloured using brushos … I had them out on the desk so it seemed the best option! 

Love how this came out. May have to use this image more often as I often bypass her! 

Happy crafting! 


ATC 234 Gorjuss mermaid

Hello there 

I’ve got a single ATC I made to share with you today. 

It features one of the lovely Gorjuss Girl stamps… this time a mermaid design. 

The background was a brushos mop up piece from another project. I then added two cut off pieces of acrylic painted card and a strip of foiling using tape. 

I painted the girl using brushos to paint with. 

I love how this came out although my painting could have been neater.

Happy crafting! 


Two ATCs from the scraps 232 and 233!

Today I’ve got another video for you … this time of two ATCs I made this weekend from scraps and gifted punched papers.

Check out the process video here… 

… and the finished articles which I love are here. Particularly love the treasure gold shine against the mahogany and Green Patina paints. Scrummy!

Also love the turretted castle stamp from … Particularly when stamped on ombre paper like this. 

Happy crafting! 


Arty session with the gang… male cards

Hi there. 

Tonight I have some time with my local crafty friends for playing with mixed media.  The plan for tonight is some cards suitable for men.

I find male cards difficult but still need to make them.  So thought this would be the good push I needed. 

Card one is this green hot air balloon one. I kept this relatively simple with some distress inking and embossing.

Card two is a vintage seaside one using distress oxides.

Then onto card three which is a brushos background, an indigo blu stamp and then some embossing for the sentiment.

And finally the painted card. I sort of threw everything at this… stencilling/stamping/doodling.

I used a Paperartsy Hot Picks stamp for the focal image.

So these are the samples which I’ve prepared.  Will have to see what we actually create tonight in between the chat! 

Happy crafting!


    Number postcard swap

    Today I have a postcard swap I’ve made for UK stampers forum on facebook. The theme for this month is ‘numbers’.

    I started my postcard with some bookprint… the index from an atlas… plenty of numbers on that. 

    Then I added modelling paste through a Paperartsy number stencil in places… more numbers. 

    Then some gesso and some Bistre powder and water to create the vintage background.  I then took an Andy Skinner stencil and added some more numbers using distress oxide inks.

    I then used some archival ink and a sponge to add some more colour and depth to the raised numbers.  I then decided on the Banksy stamp for the focal image and stamped it onto cream card and cut it out. 

    I decided that the background needed something more and added  little bit of text stamping using a magazine freebie stamp. Then added the title. I also added a little more ink around those raised numbers too! 

    Mounted it onto some Brown card as the postcard needs to go through the post and wanted it to be extra sturdy! 

    Hopefully the recipient will like it. 

    Happy crafting!


    New goodies ATC’s 228-231

    Hello! Glad you have popped by.  I have new goodies to share with you… 

    … Badass chick stamps! A friend of mine Pat subscribed to this Dutch stamp monthly set and I couldn’t resist so I joined in too! 

    I love the first set I’ve received. So I immediately went to work playing and made the following 4 ATC’s.

    Embossing and Dylusions sprays for this fun blue card. 

    This one is using the Distress stains to create an Monte effect and then stamped the girl three times and then again onto some other card and fussy cut it out. The sentiment came from a digistamp set.

    This one was using the heart stamp to emboss and then the girl stamp. I then created a simple dress and decorated it with the little dash stamps. I coloured it using SU inks.

    The final one is using distress oxides and a bit of paint…. oh and embossing again. 

    I also added the flower and a wooden circle embellishment from Artful Days Goodie box.

    Absolutely love this stamp set… so fun and such a joy to get a lovely surprise through the post every month of funky stamps! 

    Happy crafting!


    Replacement Patwits journal pages

    Unfortunately one of our circle journals never made it back to its owner … and the lovely Chris who organises us all is without her journal. Some of us have made her pages to bind into a journal in the hope that it goes some way to replacing the lost artwork. 

    Here is what I made… 

    I added black gesso through the stencil, then some washi tape and then lots of bright brushos and added Matt medium to stabilise them. I love how this dragged some of the gesso across in streaks too. 

    I then stamped onto separate panel the Hot Picks image and adhered that. Then stamped the sentiment below. I kept this page quite simple with just a little bit of gold pen accents.

    The other side however was far more detailed and I’ve done this on YouTube so you can check out my process. 

    However here is the finished page.

    The whole process took several hours but I managed to get the video down to about 10 mins.

    I was on a roll and thought why not make another page. 

    I love paper piecing the Clare Lloyd girl. And the colours for this page really spoke to me.  The reverse side I have a different feel but with similar colours with the fun Lin Brown house stamp.

    Happy crafting! 


    A shoal of seahorse atc (223-227)

    One of my online swap friends suggested a seahorse themed swap and I went a little overboard and made 5 seahorse swaps! 

    It helped that the stamps with Creative stamping magazine were nautical themed and included a seahorse. 

    This started as a piece of map and a piece of brayered paper. I added the seaweed stampong and then the stamped and cut out seahorse with the circle of paper added for contrast.

    This was a piece of inked paper I had added black gesso through a stencil on and then added more stencilling. I added some map pieces and then the twine and the seahorse. I then mounted it onto the green base. I added the sticker and sequins as embellishments.

    This was a piece of inked background and I added distress oxide stamping to it. 

    This piece of map had clear gesso and distress oxide added to it and then some sewing to finish off the edges.  I then stamped the seahorse onto it (this was the Indigo Blu one). Then added the sequins. 

    Finally a piece of scratch paper onto which I heat embossed the compass in clear powder and then added the distress stain onto it. The embossing and paints resisted the blue ink. I love the finish this gave. I mounted it onto map paper and added the sequins and title sticker too. 

    Such a fun time making these different themed atcs.

    Happy crafting!


    Playing with Marilyn atc 222

    Three little ducks! Yes I’ve made it to ATC 222 and before we are half way through the year too! Whoop! 

    Anyway this was a stamped image from a Hotpicks Paperartsy stamp set I had stamped as an extra for another project and it was left on my desk so I made it into an atc.  I grabbed some precut card and painted it with black gesso. I then layered some gold Angel hair to poke put from under the image. 

    I took some of the spiced marmalade distress oxide ink and edged the inage and then I added versamark all over so I could heat emboss the panel. 

    Whilst this might not be the most inventive use of this stamp I love how the piece looks overall with the mix if textures going on. 

    Can someone also confirm to me if this is Marilyn Monroe I wonder? I think it is but could be mistaken! 

    Happy crafting!