Saturday, 28 November 2015

Bird crazy card - accessories, number four


This card was made in the same way as the previous one - the background was created with Brusho paints

 I know someone who would love this , and it would be useful for many occasions .

Although I will use these stamps again, I  will show you some different cards in the next few posts.

All for now

Monday, 23 November 2015

Bird crazy card - accessories, number three

Today's card is similar to the previous two, except the background was created with Brusho paints.  This gives a brighter, bolder background.
 I am pleased with the overall card, however I was unable to lighten the colour inside of the water dropletts with a water brush as you can with distress inks.

Overall I am quite pleased with the result, and it gave me another opportunity to use the crazy accessory stamps.  I will redo this card with a distress ink background sometime.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Bird crazy card - accessories, number two

This is another version of card number one (my previous post) which was made in the same way (and at the same time)

I love the accessory stamps

Hope you like this

All for now


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Bird crazy card - accessories, number one

I am totally in love with these crazy bird stamps, and had to have the crazy things accessory stamps to go with them.
I find it very relaxing to stamp a few, then cut them out and colour them in.

To make this card I created a background with peacock feathers and faded jeans distress inks.
I over stamped with a foliage stamp and my new raindrop stamp from Inkylicious.

This raindrop stamp is very effective, and I simply painted each drop with a water brush, blotted to remove some of the colour,  then highlighted with a white pen.

I stamped then cut out the bird and accessories and coloured with Promarkers before glueing them onto the card front.

I completed the card with a sentiment created on my computer, before matting onto cerise card.

I am enjoying these stamps so much that I  have made more which I will post soon.

I think I "need" the matching dies, so have put them on my Christmas list (keeping my fingers crossed)

All for now

  • Pat

Saturday, 14 November 2015

A simple card using neutral colours


This card is one of my favourites
I used some paper from my stash to cover the card base,  then added a die cut shape in complimentary colours and distressed the edges before adding a strip of brown card and some lace.

I added  a sentiment, some handmade flowers with card candi centres, and a little butterfly which I stamped and coloured before dipping in UTEE.

As I said, this is one of my favourite cards and I  have made many versions over the years
Hope you like it, all for now


Thursday, 12 November 2015

Chocolate bar wrapper

Hey everyone
I had some good news today:-
I am one of five winners on Christine Emberson's blog.  We had to design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, take a look, I am privileged to be one of the winners in this talented group.

Christine's blog is

All for now


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Stamping with water colour pens

Today I  want to share a card with stamping using Aquamarkers.

I used a craft card blank, and mounted a panel which I ran through an embossing folder then sanded back to give a distressed hessian look.
I cut a panel for the centre of my card from some hammered effect card, then distressed it with inks.
I coloured directly onto my stamp using several colours of Aquamarkers,  then lightly spritzed with water before stamping onto the panel.
I completed the card with a ribbon.

It is possible to get several impressions from the stamp by simply spritzing  with water again - each stamping getting slightly fainter.  This still looks effective. 

Have a great day


Saturday, 7 November 2015

A pretty card for any occasion

Today I decided to use stamping on my card  - I think this card could be used for many occasions, simply by adding a different sentiment .

I covered a 7 by 5 inch card blank with a grey and white spotted paper.
Then I stamped  and coloured two floral panels before mounting them onto  grey and pink card.
I added a sentiment and some buttons - this was a little different for me - hope you like this

All for now


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A simple 'hello' card using Sissix alphabet dies

This card was an experiment for me.  I had just taken delivery of some Sizzix alphabet dies and needed to experiment - here is the result.

This is how I made it:

  • I covered a card blank with black card, then striped paper.
  • I drew the funky flowers freehand , coloured them with Promarkers before adding glossy accents then cutting this into a rectangle .
  • I placed the word 'hello' (using Sizzix alphabet dies) onto black card, taped them down, and sandwiched them between my die cutting plates, leaving a small portion at the bottom of each letter off the edge of the cutting mat.  This resulted in the bottom of each letter stil attached to the black card.
  • I cut between the letters with a sharp knife, then made the rest of the card into a mat for the funky flowers.

It took a little time to get this right, but I am pleased with it.

All for now