Saturday, 23 September 2017

Christmas card with jolly snowmen


I wanted to keep all colours on this card almost monochrome.

I stamped the central image then masked it off and stamped it again on either side.

I coloured the image with muted shades of Promarkers , added a monochrome border and silver die cut.

I am really pleased with the result, hope you are too.

All for now


Friday, 8 September 2017

Altenew Adore you stamps


I love the new Altenew Adore you stamps, here is a card I made using them.

I stamped the flowers onto watercolour card and coloured them with distress inks which I mixed with water to give a muted effect.

I outlined the image with a grey watercolour pencil, then blended this with a water brush to give a subtle effect.  I finished with a few speckles of grey paint , black dots, and a sentiment printed with my Brother hand held labeller together with a small sliver of striped card.

Than you for visiting


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Halloween card using Tim Holtz' Crazy Dogs and Accessories


I made this card for a friend, using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps by Stampers Annonymous and matching dies by Sizzix

The background was created by spritzing with solutions of Brusho in yellow and red.

Yhe dog was stamped, then coloured with Promarkers, then cut out and placed on the background with the spider web and spider.

I cut a frame in black then sat a pumpkin and brush on top.

Hope you like this


Thursday, 17 August 2017

A winter scene using Tim Holtz Tree line die


I do not have a stamp of a group of Christmas trees so I made my own stamp by cutting funky foam with the tree line die by  Tim Holtz, then  I glued this onto a wooden block.

I stamped my tree-line stamp once or twice using muted colours then added a banner onto which I stamped my sentiment.  I stamped a snowflake and added several clear sequins before adding it to my card base with a contrasting mat at top and bottom.

Hope you like this, thank you for visiting.


Friday, 11 August 2017

A Christmas card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps


I have made a start on my Christmas cards, as I know many of you will have also done.

I chose to use a Crazy Dog stamp by Tim Holtz, for Stampers Annonymous .

I stamped the dog then cut it out with it's matching Sizzix die,  then mirror stamped the same image before cutting it out by hand.

I coloured the dogs with Promarkers , added glossy accents to their eyes and tongues and a gem for their collars.

I spritzed some card in grey ink and sat this behind a white card from which I had cut a circle.  The dogs were placed as shown then glued into place.
I added a snowflake and stamped sentiment.

I will show you more Christmas cards soon

All for now   Pat

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Birthday card with die cut robots

I have recently bought some robot dies and couldn't wait to use them - this is the card I made:

I used a cream card base and simply cut out six robots from some shimmery white card from my stash and glued them in place.

Then I cut one robot in back card and added it to the front with three little black die cut cogs.

I finished with a greeting which  I printed with my hand held Brother labeller.

This is quite a simple card, and easy to replicate, yet effective I think, hope you agree.

Thank you for visiting


Monday, 24 July 2017

'Hello' A card for a friend

Today I would like to share a card I made for a friend who recently moved home. My friend and her husband had lived next to us for 30 years, so it was sad when they moved, yet it was exciting for them.

I used some little layering stamps all over the card front, then added a veil of velum over the top onto which I glued the sentiment which was cut from some dark grey mirror card.  It's good to keep in touch.

Hope you like it

Pat x