Monday 30 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

A new challenge and I've only just scraped through with it as it closes today! So it's the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. They are asking you for Flower Power!

Out came one of my many Gorjuss girls for this one. I've used Copics for her hair and skin and watercoloured the rest with distress inks.
For the background I used a TH sizzix die to make a stencil and then inked through that. For the leaves and flowers I have inked a piece of white paper and then cut out them out with dies.

Stamp: Gorjuss - Mad Hatter
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz - Mixed media #2
          Sizzix Tim Holtz - Holiday Greens
Inks: Distress inks: Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo & Seedless Preserves
Sentiment: Walter & Winnie - Sentimentals - Birthday


Sunday 29 April 2018

The Happiest Of Birthdays

Today's card is for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes.

The Case this sketch challenge sketch looks like this

And here's my card

Stamps: Penny Black - Wonderful You & Winnie & Walter - Sentimental - Birthdays

I have coloured the image with Faber Casttell pencils and zest it.


Saturday 28 April 2018

Dragon Birthday Wishes

I guess this one will still fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too as it's Anything Goes!

Stamps: MFT - Magical Dragons
              Winnie & Walter - Sentimental - Birthday
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop
         Sizzix - Rainy Days & Sunshine
Papers: MME - Quilting Bee
Colouring medium - Copics


Thursday 26 April 2018

Super Birthday!

Here's another card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Caped Cuties
Dies: MFT Peek a boo
Colouring medium: Copics
Patterned Paper: American Crafts

I love this cute set and think the paper works really well with the set. I cut around the stamps using my Scan and Cut. 


Wednesday 25 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

New challenge from SSS Wednesday Challenge and it's Anything Goes! Nice and easy :0)

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Coffee & Tea
Die: Sizzix Thinlit - Borders

I watercoloured the background using some watercolour paints with a wash. The latticed overlay has been made with a die from a Sizzix thinlit set. It is a small panel so I die cut a square of them with 4 panels. The coffee cup has been coloured with Copics.

Have a lovely day :0)


Sunday 22 April 2018

Loads of Fun Sparkle Card

Most of the UK have a lovely sunny day but as is usual Scotland is overcast with rain so it's crafting time before I go back to work tomorrow.
And here's my third and final card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

I used a glitter patterned paper for this one. I also used the die cut a bit differently.
I've die cut the basket full of washing die onto the top layer and placed the die which has been paper pieced flat onto the bottom layer. 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Loads of Fun
Papers: First Edition - Isabella ( half of the papers have a glitter effect)
Decorative border - Martha Stewart

Have a good Sunday!


Thursday 19 April 2018


Another card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme is "Sparkle & Shine" I managed to add a little shine with some tiny gold sequins. :0)
I coloured the images with a watercolour pen and distress oxide inks.

Stamps: Your Next Stamp - Scarf Weather
Inks: Distress Oxides.


Wednesday 18 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the theme is "Sparkle & Shine".

Here's my card quite hard to show in the photo but I've used a sparkle pen on the leaves and his hat.

You can see a little bit of the sparkle here

Stamps: Your next stamp - Scarf Weather
Sentiment: Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Birthday
Papers: Craft Sensations
Dies: MFT Peek a boo die
Colouring medium: Copics

Have a good day


Tuesday 17 April 2018

Loads Of Fun!

Here's a card that I made just for fun featuring the Lawn Fawn set called Loads of Fun.

Stamp set: Lawn Fawn - Loads Of Fun
Papers: First Edition - Wanderlust

I have paper pieced all the main images with the Wanderlust papers. 


Sunday 15 April 2018

You fill my day with colour!!!

Well I had to do one more lol
This card is again for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Add some texture.

I've used distress oxide inks for the background and to colour the crayons. I've white embossed the crayons to give them some texture.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Color & Sunshine
                                                YOU + ME
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks - spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber & cracked pistachio


Happy Sunday with Sunshine & Rainbows!

The sun is out! Although  it's a bit chilly it's warmer than it has been of late here in Scotland. Today I get a day off work so after all the houseworks been done I'm crafting :0)

So today's card is featuring the Sending Birthday Sunshine & Rainbows set.

Stamp set: Mama Elephant - Rain or Shine
Die: Memory Box - Splashing Puddles

I've used copics to colour the main images. Bit hard to see in the pic but to each raindrop and splash I've added some liquid glass and of course some lovely little white iridescent sequins.

Have a lovely rest of the weekend!


Friday 13 April 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Lol sorry I'm having so much fun doing the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges that I have another one , totally different from my last one.

I covered a blank card base with a paper from a MME pad called My Girl. 
I've then used an MFT die set called Peek A Boo and used 3D pads to build it up onto the patterned paper.
The images were then stamped with black ink and then I clear embossed over the ink. For me this helps the copics to not bleed so much. Then they were coloured.
I cut them out using my Scan & Cut to get a little border around them.
They were then adhered to the card using 3D pads.
And to finish off I used one of my favourite embellishments , sequins!!!

I hope the weather is better where you are as it's been raining all day here in Scotland!! But at least it's an ideal craft day. 


Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop

Hi there it's that time again the Unity Stamp Company blog hop!

We have 5 new Cuddlebugs releasing. They are all available here in the Unity Stamp Company store. Now unfortunately I didn't get to make any projects with them but the other DT girls have done an amazing job on showcasing them. So just follow the list for the blog hop and you'll see them all.

I did get time however to make a page in my planner featuring the set which is being given away as a freebie with each $75 order!! And let me tell you it's a real stunner! I couldn't believe it was a freebie!
But don't worry even if you don't spend the $75 then you can buy Planner Gal for $24.

Planner Gal Kit: Unity Unies
And here is my planner page.

Don't forget the Membership kits are still available. I made two projects featuring the April KOTM and a card featuring the April Uniquely Unity kit.
Full description further down my blog.

So here's the blog hop list and don't forget to finish up with the Unity blog

There's two chances to win and the winners will be announced on the Unity blog Monday night.

Good luck!


Wednesday 11 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

The new SSS Wednesday Challenge is up and it's Add Some Texture and use Tim Holtz products if you can.

So my card has a lot of texture :0)

To start with I took a piece of white card and using the border die from Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles and edged it. I then cut out the diamond die from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media die set and used it as a stencil with vintage photo distress ink. The little houses and trees are from Tim Holtz City scape, Surburbia set. I've used lots of textures for these. Cork, metallic card, patterned paper and vellum. Then I layered the whole thing onto a blank Kraft card.

Have a good day!


Tuesday 10 April 2018

Another one for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Well I think this card will fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge too!! I've used a really cute stamp set by Lawn Fawn called "Loads of Fun".

I have fun making this shaker card. I thought the little sequins would look like suds. I've paper pieced and coloured with copic pens for this one. 

Stamp set: Lawn Fawn - Loads of Fun
Papers: My Minds Eye - Quilting Bee
Frame: Creative Expressions

Have a good day!


Unity Stamps - April's Uniquely Unity Kit

Afternoon from a very rainy and windy Scotland. I forgot to post this card at the beginning of the month so here it is ....

Unity Stamps has a monthly kit called Uniquely Unity among it's many others. 
You can find it here.

Uniquely Unity

And here's a card I made with it

The takeaway cup has patterned paper for the main base and I've used a lovely pink vellum for the lid and butterflies. I cut the sentiment up into smaller bits and layered it onto black card.

Stamp set: Unity Stamps - Uniquely Unity (April)
Papers: Pebbles - Girl Squad


Sunday 8 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi there so I decided to make another card for the SSS Wednesday Challenge as I enjoyed making the last one so much lol. As it's their celebrating their 9th birthday the theme for the challenge is Happy Birthday!

Today I've used the set from Mama Elephant called Rain or Shine and also a Blueprint die. All the images have been coloured with Copics and I've used some sparkle pen on the flowers, rainbow and sun. On the little water droplets I've used some liquid glass.

Happy Sunday


Thursday 5 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

I found this challenge just recently it's the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. So today I've joined in as they're giving away a great prize for nine lucky people.

The challenge is Happy Birthday as it's their 9th birthday.

Here's my card 

I've used the Simon Says Stamp "You + Me" set for the background. And the "Ice Cream Dream" set for the main image and sentiments.
I've used Copics to colour in the fun lolly. I've even added some glitter sparkle pen. 

It was pretty hard to get a good pic as we have brilliant sunshine after all of yesterday's snow!

Have a good day!


Monday 2 April 2018

More from the Unity Stamps April KOTM

So today the weather was so bad and I was off work so what better way to spend the day than crafting :0)
Back to Unity's April Kit Of The Month and this time I used the image of the girl and the eye of the beholder sentiment.
I bought a plain wooden box from The Range for about £1 a few weeks ago. And now I got a chance to use it to make a pretty mixed media box.

(I  had to go outside with the snow coming down to take pics lol)

This is the top of the box.

And here's a side view. 

It's amazing what you can make with just a plain wooden box!


Sunday 1 April 2018

Unity Stamps April Kit of the Month

Hey there today's the day for the brand new Unity Kit of the Month for April. It's another stunner!

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Isn't it gorgeous? To start with I've used two images and one sentiment from the kit on just one card. I'm sure I'll be using more in the coming month! 
So I made this mixed media card.

I wanted to get lots of texture on this one so I started off with a layer of cork. (lol it was actually a sunny day in Scotland for a change so I got a bit of a shadow). I also cut out a frame with the cork.
I then took some textured cardstock and stencilled the hexagon pattern onto it with some oxide ink.
The actual front panel is greyboard covered in white top layer so it had the ideal surface to use oxide inks on.
I've used a few different stamps on top including the hive image from the KOTM.  
The main image was stamped onto white card and inked. I went over the bee with another layer of the inks but I watercoloured with them.
The sentiment was stamped onto white card and edged with oxide inks.
Just a few sequins to finish off. 

Look out for more projects featuring the KOTM in the next few days.


New Releases From Unity Stamp Company

Unity has some new releases this week. :0) Real cuties too!!

I've made two cards using two of the new releases.

My first card is using this little cutie! He's called Cuddlebug Dragon. You can find him here in the Unity store.
Cuddlebug Dragon
I've used Copic pens to colour him. 

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Cuddlebug Dragon (by Tierra Jackson) & Time To Be Happy Again ( Stitching).

My next card is featuring Cuddlebug Fishy, he's here in the Unity store.


Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Cuddlebug Fishy (by Tierra Jackson).
Die: Sizzix Thinlit - Circle Mask
Papers: First Edition - Beyond The Shore

There's lots more new Cuddlebugs in the Unity Store :0)



Home Plaque

I've been getting back into my mixed media just lately and after the tea bag art I decided to go for something a little bigger so I made a HOME plaque from greyboard.

I gessoed the whole board to start off with to give it a nice white base. This helps the inks to pop more. 
I then teared up some patterned papers and randomly adhered them to the board. 
Next I added lots of oxide distress inks and used stencils to add a bit of texture along with some white embossing. 
I stamped out the houses onto patterned paper and then cut them out. Each window has some glossy accents added.
I then arranged them onto the board. 
The tree stamp has been stamped straight onto the board and clear embossed. I then coloured the circles and leaves with copic pens.
The sentiment was stamped onto white card and cut out and edged with distress ink.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - What Matters Most
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress & Oxide Inks