Saturday, 20 July 2019


Hi there. I"m back to remind you about this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The theme is, as always 'ANYTHING GOES' and the optional twist is 'FOOD'.

My card is just anything goes this time.

I've had this gorgeous stamp for a couple of years and I've only used it once before. I decided that blue and silver would make an elegant combination. I used Zig Markers and silver embossing powder.  The stamp is called 'Awaken' from Penny Black.

There's more inspiration over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I hope you'll play along for the chance to win a $25 voucher from our wonderful sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch. You have until 02August to enter the challenge.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Foiled Butterflies

I have a box of Mixed Media and die cut butterflies, which I keep in the hope they'll make it to a card one day. So I was happy when I saw the theme at Mix it Up Challenge...

I stamped the 'art' background which is from Paper Artsy Eclectica (Sara Naummann) on Acrylic cardstock and heat embossed with Silver Pearl powder. 
I stamped with an old collage stamp from Kaisercraft , called 'Cherish' on an inked background and I I used Sticky Embossing Powder and Deco Foil, passing it through my Minc. Next I  die-cut the butterflies with a Memory Box Die.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Love You to the Moon

Hey there. I just want to share a couple of cards I made a month ago.  The first card features a quote from one of my favourite poems and the second a quote from my favourite childrens' bedtime book.

The stamp set is from Kaisercraft called 'Stargazer'. I used Distress Inks for the wash.
I used Versamark and Gold Pearl-ex for the first card and a combination of Distress Ink and Delicata Gold, which was clear embossed for the second.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Happy Birthday Bonnie

Hi there. It's mid-month reminder time at CAS Watercolour Challenge and it also happens to be a milestone birthday for our very own uber talented Design Team member  Bonnie Klass. I hope your birthday is extra special Bonnie!!!

This stamp is from MFT and is called Fresh-cut Flowers Background. I stamped in black and clear embossed and then coloured with Zig Markers. I was inspired by beauty of the Just Joey Roses we have in our garden.

You still have until 24 July to play along, so head over to the CAS Watercolour to see more inspiration and add your card to the gallery.  We hope you'll join us in wishing Bonnie a very Happy and Special Birthday.

I'm also sharing my card at the following challenges:-

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Pastel Magnolia

I've had this  watercolour sitting in my 'unfinished' stash for a long time. It has a bit of a blooper- can you see it?

I think this is a stunning stamp set and it always reminds me of the beautiful Magnolia tree in our neighbour's front garden.  So I touched up the shading, fussy cut and added some strategic bling😉

I stamped the magnolia on good quality watercolour paper, white embossed  and coloured with Zig Markers.  I decided to use grey for the sentiment to match the branch and keep the card soft.

Stamps: The Ton 'Magnificent Magnolias'; Altenew 'Label Love'
Paper: Arches Rough Watercolour Paper  300gsm

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Clean & Simple

The Earth Laughs in FLOWERS

Monday, 15 July 2019

Life on the Ocean Waves

Just a quick post to share a card I made for the Simon Monday Challenge.
I stamped and silver embossed the waves on a piece of smooshed card found in my stash.
I coloured the Pelican with Zig Markers and silver Wink of Stellar.
The wave background stamp is from Hero Arts, the sentiment is from The Ton Stamps, the rectangle die from Stamplorations and I think the Pelican is from La La Land. 

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Theme: CAS Summer

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

You're Classic

I fell in love with this stamp set fro Sugar Pea Designs at our recent Craft weekend and this is lone of the series of cards I made.

It's so easy to create fun and modern cards for either gender with this set called 'Greatest Hits' .

I'm entering following challenges:-