• The Flower Challenge,  WPlus9

    October 2018 The Flower Challenge: Reminder – Add Sparkle

    Hey friends As the title of the post says it is reminder time, already, for the Oct 2018 The Flower Challenge. I look forward to seeing how you Add Sparkle to your floral cards. My card features nuvo glitter paste and beautiful anemone florals by Wplus9.

  • Winnie and Walter

    WCMD baby card with oxide ink blending

    Hi friends It is currently at card making week at Winnie and Walter and there are lots and lots of fun challenges. First of all we were encouraged to take a craftie of us or our desk so here’s mine 🙂 Today’s card is for a couple of the challenges: Ink blending with Lea – I used distress oxide inks in tumbled glass and salty ocean Coordinating die Challenge with Kelly – I don’t have any dies for my stamps so I followed Carols example to use a word die as a mask and stamp round it, basically the challenge in reverse – I hope this still counts? So I die…

  • Pinkfresh studio,  The Flower Challenge

    The Flower Challenge Reminder: One Layer Card

    Hi friends It’s that point in the month, it’s reminder time! The theme this month for The Flower Challenge is One Layer Card Here’s how I made my card: 1) use a stamping tool if you have one to stamp Pinkfresh Studio Always Flowers in copic friendly black ink such as memento tuxedo black 2) stamp the four corners and then create a mask so that you can stamp the larger border stamp in the middle in the same black ink 3) stamp your sentiment in the centre, I used Pinkfresh Studio Walk by Faith 4)colour your flowers with alcohol markers. I used copics – g000, g02, y11, y15, r81,…

  • 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…

  • Pretty pink posh

    Hand in hand with Pretty Pink Posh

    Hiya A lovely Instagram friend @tesstimony_cards sent me a cute couple of images by Pretty Pink Posh (Summer Friends set) to colour. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve had these for about a year!  I recently made a few simple watercolour backgrounds with my peerless watercolours to have on hand ‘just in case’. This one with its sandy beach immediately reminded me of this cute boy and girl.  I coloured them simply with Copic markers and added them with 3d foam.  Next I used a memory box die and added some hearts in different sizes and added some wink of stella for a little sparkle. The sentiment is by a Pinkfresh…

  • Gerda Steiner

    Happy Penguins

    Hi Sorry I have been MIA lately, had a lovely holiday with my hubby in Vancouver (our first in seven years!) A few weeks ago I won a voucher at Gerda Steiner and bought the cute penguin stamp set I used in today’s card. I stamped the Penguins with black memento ink which is Copic friendly and used a fine liner to join the string from the heart garland to the balloon. I used copics to colour the Penguins simply. I wanted this to be a one layer card but unfortunately the copics bled through my card stock. I masked my Penguins and the balloon and did a little bit…