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

Friday, 14 July 2017

Birthday card using Tim Holtz' Crazy Dog stamps and dies

Hi,  today's card would be suitable for a man, or a woman who likes subtle shades.

I kept the colours muted in all shades of grey,  then stamped the sentiment in black, and added a Crazy Dog (also coloured in grey Promarkers) peeping through the centre aperture. Very simple and easy to reproduce.

All for now


Monday, 3 July 2017

Crazy Dog. Just dropping by to say Happy birthday

Today I would like to share a card using the Crazy Dog stamps and dies by Tim Holtz.

I found a suitable background paper in my stash and just stamped around the edge in a random pattern.

The little spider is a small die and I added Glossy Accents to the body.

I printed the sentiment on my small hand-held Brother lable printer, then stuck this onto black card before adding to the card.

Thank you for visiting


Monday, 26 June 2017

Crazy Dog birthday card in silver


Today I would like to show you another card using Tim Holtz's Crazy Dog stamps and dies.  For a change I stamped the dog onto a matt silver card using Versamark ink, then sprinkled with silver embossing powder before using a heat gun to set the embossing.

I glued a mat onto the card using some grey patterned card from my stash, then cut a slightly smaller mat in black card.

I cut into the black card with a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die by Sizzix, then added the dog as if he/she were climbing through the die cut. 

The ballons were from the Stampers Annonymous Crazy Accessories stamps for Tim Holtz, I do not have the matching Sizzix dies for these stamps so cut these out by hand.  The glasses were die cut using a Sizzix Rainy Days die, and I printed the sentiment on my computer.

Hope you like this, thank you for visiting today.