Thursday, 8 February 2018

Valentine/Anniversary card

Hello all

Today I want to share a card I made for my husband for our recent wedding anniversary - although it would be equally appropriate for as a valentine card.

I used a die which came with a recent magazine called 'Simply Cards and Papercraft', reversing it for one bird so that the two 'love birds' face each other.

I finished with a tiny die cut heart and a stamped sentiment.

My husband was happy to receive this card - I hope it gives you some ideas for your anniversary or valentine cards

All for now


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tim Holtz' Crazy dogs and cats - Happy New Year


With only a few days left before the 'Big Day' I have made, and sent, all my Christmas cards.

So now I wanted to show you a New Year card which I will be sending to a special person for 2018.

I stamped the Crazy Dog and Bird - using my Stampers Annonymous stamps, then cut them out with the matching Sizzix dies (all designed by Tim Holtz).  I used Promarkers to add colour then highlighted certain areas with Glossy Accents.

The glasses were die cut using a Sizzix Rainy Day die which I backed with acetate for the lens.

I added the animals to the card front with foam pads, then finished with die cut balloons and a sentiment.

Hope you like this.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year


Saturday, 25 November 2017

Mirror stamping with my Visible Image stamp set


If you have seen my last two posts you will see I have used my new stamp set from Visible Image.

I began thinking that the main stamp would lend itself to mirror stamping, giving a totally different card. 

So using the method for mirror stamping that I explained in this post Mirror Stamping  :
here is the card I made.

I simply stamped (and mirror stamped) in black Versafine ink then used clear masking liquid to cover the whites of the eyes.

I used diluted Brusho inks for the background - allowing the inks to drip down the sheet.  Once dry I gently rubbed off the masking fluid to reveal the whites of the eyes and coloured both iris with Promarkers.  It needed a little more colour so I used distress inks to add extra colour around the edges.

The sentiment is by Tim Holtz (for Stampers Anonymous) and the die cut is also by Tim Holtz (for Sizzix).

After adding a mat and a card base I finished with a few clear sequins.  Honestly, I am nor certain I have the colours right, but I am happy with the effect of the stamping. Why don't you give this a try?

All for now


Monday, 20 November 2017

Visible Image Birtday card with Tim Holtz mixed media dies


I have been playing with my new stamp set (see previous post) and here are two cards I created.

Firstly I stamped, and heat embossed the eye.

I put a wash of water onto the card then sprinkled a little Brusho paint onto this, and blotted a little.

When dry I gently rubbed off the colourless masking fluid to reveal the white eye, then I coloured the iris with Promarkers.

I used a Sizzix die (Tim Holtz Mixed Media) to cut certain parts from the background and glued this onto a black mat, then onto a card base.

The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp.
Hope you like this, thank you for visiting


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Visible Image card

I recently treated myself to a set of stamps from Visible Image called 'Where dreams take you'.  And this is the card I made with this set.

It looks a little spooky don't you think?

I stamped the image and heat embossed it, then masked the eye area with colourless masking fluid (Winsor and Newton).

I created the background with diluted Brusho inks which I blew with a straw giving the effect shown.

When everything was dry I gently rubbed off the masking fluid which revealed a nice clean white area.

After adding a sentiment from the set,  I added a black mat and put this onto my card blank.

A little different for me, but I am pleased with it.

Hope you like it, thank you for visiting

All for now


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Clean and simple Snowflake Christmas Card


Today I am sharing a Christmas card I made recently.  It is easy to replicate so ideal for batch making.

I started by stamping a few snowflakes, in grey, directly onto my square card blank.
Then I cut four different snowflakes in white card and glued these onto the card as you can see.
I finished with a sentiment produced on my computer and a single gem.

Hope you like this, thank you for visiting.

All for now


Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps and dies

Hello there

Today's card showcases Sizzix dies and Stampers Annonymous stamps

I created the background by spritzing with a pewter ink spray.  I cut into this with a Tim Holtz Multi Media die and glued these layers to my card blank.

The dog, bones, lead and presents are from the Crazy Dog and Crazy Accessories sets (dies by Sizzix and stamps by Stampers Annonymous ). The trees are from my collection of dies.

I kept the colours cool, and am pleased with the result.  Hope you like this.  Thank you for visiting