Thursday, 19 September 2019


The theme for the current Less is More Challenge is 'Typography' and I thought it would be fun to use my new Nuvo Shimmer Powders, which were a gift from my good friend Jenny Dix. The colours are really dreamy, which is a good match for the sentiment.

I stamped the Neat & Tangled sentiment and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I sprinkled the powder on a craft mat and mixed with water, adding a bit at a time, being careful not to get the card too wet.
This was an easy one layer card.

I'm entering the following challenges:-


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Complementary Colours - Blue/Orange

Hello there. It's mid-month reminder time for this month's CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.

I'm hosting this challenge and I really wanted to create a card that blended the colours to show how when combined, complementary colours can tone each other down. I have many backgrounds in my stash now, because I was really fussy:) This is the final result...

I made a wash on Arches Smooth watercolour paper, using Daniel Smith and Peerless Watercolours and when dry, I die-cut the feathers. Next I die-cut the panel, using Penny Black Antique Frame,  stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and mounted the feathers. To finish, I matted this on a blue card base and added some splatter.

You can see more inspiration at the CAS Watercolour Blog  and you can join the challenge here
We are joined this month by the talented Anita, from Stampin with Anita

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Cropped Image

It's the end of a busy weekend here. We're getting closer to the end of renovations and I can't wait for it to be finished! 

The Irises in our front garden should be flowering soon and hopefully the Just Joey Roses will be good this year. Here is a card with flowers similar to ur garden...

This is a beautiful stamp set from SSS called 'Sketched Flowers', coloured with Zig Markers and Wink of Stella.  I really love the font of the sentiments. 

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Friday, 13 September 2019

Beautiful Butterfly

Hi there. You know I can't miss the opportunity to include butterflies on my cards, so when I saw the theme at The Card Concept, I made this card...

I love this beautiful pair of die from Stamplorations. I coloured them with Zig Markers and Peerless 
Watercolours. The sentiment is from a co-ordinating stamp set . To finish my CAS card I added som splatter and matted with a black card base.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Critters Twofer

I'm playing along with this month's Twofer Card Challenge and I decided to use a NBUS* stamp set.

The stamps are from Craft Consortium, called 'English Garden'

I used Copic Markers - I'm no expert, so I usually try to make it look like watercolour. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I was planing to use a tag for this card, but whilst browsing my stash I found this set from Neat and  Tangled, called 'Hand Stitched' and had a lightbulb moment!
I decided to add some hand drawn stitching around the fussy cut image, to tie it in with the embroidery hoop.

I hope you like these cute little critters - I had fun making my Twofer:)

I'm entering the following challenges:-

* NBUS - Never Before Used Stuff

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Striped Leaves

This was my original idea for the Altenew September Challenge, but I'd misplaced the die. Today I found it and had fun getting inky.

I smooshed and splashed some Distress Inks on white card stock and added a touch of Brushos.
I die cut the Altenew Striped Leaf cover plate from beautiful handmade paper, adhered it to the background and then die cut the panel again with Stamplorations 'Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle' die.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment, cut a banner and mounted on a white card base with some sequins for added bling.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:-


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Autumn Ornate Bloom

This card is so different from my normal style and colour choices.

The stamp set is from Altenew and is called 'Ornate Foliage'.  I used Memento Inks,  Distress inks and Delicata Gold Ink. I used Patterned paper as a background and inked the edges of the pp and white panel.  

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