• Altenew

    Altenew Watercolour Paints and colour mixing chart

    Hi friends Apologies for the radio silence for the last couple of weeks, it’s been busy with my little boy starting nursery and then I caught a cold.  But that didn’t stop me playing with my new Altenew watercolours, yay, and creating a colour mixing chart.  Well a quarter of it anyway! This took about three hours so def a work in progress but very worthwhile. Hope you enjoy the video, in HD here Here is a pic of my colour mixing – this is the variations you get from just top two rows mixed with each other. Hope you get the chance to check out my video, excuse the…

  • Clearly besotted

    Altenew ink blending

    Hi friends lovely to have you here today. This card showcases ink blending using Altenew inks and some Copic colouring of Clearly Besotted seals. I would love it if you were able to check out my video and leave me a comment.   Products used: Clearly besotted Seal of Approval Altenew inks Hunkydory Adorable Scorable cardstock Tim Holtz Stamping Platform Memento tuxedo black ink Versamark ink, embossing powder and heat gun Copic colours – W1,W3,W5,E00,E000,E50,R81,0,B00,B05,E35,E37,E57 Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Dies

  • Clearly besotted,  The Flower Challenge

    June Reminder @ The Flower Challenge

    Hello friends Its reminder time at The Flower Challenge For my entry this time I chose #12 Tic-Tac-Toe and the column blue/CAS/sentiment For my card I took some aqua paper and lightly pounced some hero arts unicorn white pigment ink through a Winnie and Walter leaf stencil for a subtle background. Next I stamped my clearly besotted poppies and stems in ranger archival black ink and Altenew blue ink, and cut them out. I assembled all the pieces on a UK A6 side folding white card base with a Happy Anniversary sentiment created on my printer.  I added some glossy accents to the flowers and some black enamel dots for…

  • Heffy Doodle,  Mama elephant

    You are Turtley Awesome

    Hi friends, I just received this cute turtle stamp from heffy doodle and had to play with it straight away. Firstly I found this fab stamp by Mama Elephant called modern borders, it may be retired now, and thought the scallop would make a great looking sea. I used my tim holtz stamping platform to help stamp my ‘sea’ with Altenew inks in shades of blue. Next I stamped my turtle with memento tuxedo black ink which is Copic friendly, fussy cut it and did some quick and easy colouring. Then I trimmed down my scallop panel and used my tim holtz knife to create little flaps around the waves…

  • Altenew,  The Flower Challenge

    The Flower Challenge May – Vellum or Acetate

    Can you believe we are in May already??? It’s starting to fell like spring here in Scotland, yay. I was inspired by all the flowers beginning to shoot up for this months card for The Flower Challenge. To start I cut a piece of cold pressed watercolour card to 3” x 6” and also made a custom size cardbase (still to make the envelope). I used ranger archival black ink, which is waterproof, and a little bit of masking to create my scene with a Bloom from Altenew Golden Garden set. This is my go to floral set, I’ve def have my moneys worth with this one for a change.…

  • Altenew,  watercolour

    CAS on Friday Guest Designer – Mum card

    Hey friends I am thrilled to be the guest designer for CAS on Fridays this week with the theme of creating a card for our mums. I used a beautiful bouquet by Altenew and my new peerless watercolours to create this card.  I hope you like it and will play along with us. ………….. Comments transferred from old blog: 5 thoughts on “CAS on Friday Guest Designer – Mum card” SUSAN April 11, 2018 at 5:09 am Edit Beautiful card. Thanks for being our guest! Liked by you Reply THEMELTEDMARSHMALLOWBLOG April 14, 2018 at 6:05 pm Edit Thanks for having me. Like Reply JANNEKE April 11, 2018 at 10:21 am…