Shiny happy card

Another distress oxide mop up on photo paper card!

Love the bright and joyful card with visible image stamping!

Happy crafting!



Sunset coins

These coins were an experiment really … I was just playing and this is what resulted…

I started with a paint background and added stencilling, then some more paint using a bottle lid and a credit card. Next I did some doodling.

And then I decided it looked a little like a sunset and added the silhouette tree.

Like how these came out and hope the recipients do too as they are for the UK Stampers Forum swap.

Happy crafting!


The eyes have it ATCoins

This month the theme over at my Artist Trading Coins UK swaps group is “the eyes have it”.

And this is what I made….

I used the a text stamp and some grey paint for the background and then edged the coins with the same grey. Then I stamped the faces using Jane Davenport stamps and drew in the hair.

Next I watercoloured the faces using stampin write markers. I love how different choice of colours for the hair and eyes changes the faces.

Next I added the Tim Holtz stickers to finish off.

Love how these finished up.

Happy crafting!


Happy birthday ickle cus

This is a very late posting of the card I made for my ickle cus!

I started this with my friends a few weeks ago using a different colour scheme from the previous version.

I decided to add lovely flowers from the Artful Days Goodie box stash and some sparkly bakers twine as I knew I could personally handover the card when I saw my cousin rather than having to post it.

Love how dimensional this is and those cream sequins really finish off the card.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: something beginning with H

I decided for this week’s craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge I would choose an image with Holly in it to cover the requirement Hazel set for us to include some thing beginning with H.

I chose this Turtle Dove image from Creative Stamping magazine and coloured it with promarkers.

Then I layered the image and the patterned paper with glitter washi tape and used a gold pen to edge it.

I then added it all to a green card blank.

Happy crafting!


DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper

This month I went back to the pretty floral paper kit I got with Making Cards magazine back in spring, and made the following batch of cards for the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge.

Absolutely love these papers and images. So so pretty.

Like back in April/May when I last used these papers I added doilies and ribbons and twine to add texture and layers to the cards.

I teamed them with a mix of pink and coral and green cardstock.

I particularly like the one above that was the fabric scrap as well as the twine.

All the sentiments came from the Itty Bitty Banners set and I embossed them onto the cardstock with white embossing powder.

I added either pearls or sequins to them to finish off. Very pretty indeed.

Wonder what everyone else has been making with their patterned papers this month.

Happy crafting!