Thursday 28 January 2021

Colorado Craft Company goodness

I might be a tad late to the Colorado Craft Company but I'm so glad I got to find out about their fabulous stamps! I must say I love their Anita Jeram stamps, seriously my new fav!

I wont pretend to be a fabulour colour-er but it's a slow learning process for me & i'm enjoying the process.  These stamps are a joy to colour. The cards above were either watercoloured, Polychromo coloured or Promarker  and/or Zig real brush coloured lol

A belated 'Happy New Year' to one and all.

Keep safe,

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Stamp supply list:
Anita Jeram -Puppy's Quilt  
Anita Jeram-Christmas Presents 
Anita Jeram-Lots Of Love

Sunday 16 February 2020

Leaf it out

I'm back again with another couple of cards to share....both are floral cards which I'll be entering into  The flower challenge .

Here's card 1:

Love this sentiment & it's my first time using it.  This card came about by going through lots of my die cut flowers I had stashed away.  I decided to use coloured card, and stamped my sentiment first and then using Distress Oxides,  ink brushes, & a stencil, I inked through the stencil, keeping the middle of the card darker and getting lighter at the edge.  To finish my card, I used a gelly roll gold pen and framed the sentiment, and added a few dots here and there.  I loved how this turned out, considering I had no previous thought of what design it would be.  I just 'went with the flow' as they say!

Card 2:

Now, it wouldn't be a shocker to those that know, but I'm a huge fan of WPlus9's stamps and dies - and I'm a little late to the game of purchasing this Tossed floral stamp  but I liked it as soon as it came out.  I've admired so may cards with this stamp set.  It's small but beautiful.  After stamping I decided to colour with my ZIG clean colour real brush pens & Zig blender pen.  SO easy to use, especially when stamping on Bristol card stock. I finished off my card by adding a ' hello' word die sentiment from Wplus9's Basic greetings die.

That's it for now.  Hope you have a good week :-)


Friday 31 January 2020

Frosty flower

Good evening everyone!

Talk about cutting it close! I had a chance today to craft today just

 for the sake of crafting. Lately I have been making cards for 

peoples birthdays and a few orders too but today was all about

 crafting for me! BUT, I’ve seen a challenge I’d like to enter 

into...but I have45 mins to do so….can I do it??

Anyway, my card today is all about the sparkle/frost effect and 

Catherine Poolerstamps and inks. I’ve been wanting to use the 

Bloomin’ happy stamp set like forever (well, it feels like it) so out 

came my stamps and ink and I came up with the following design. 

 I really like how its turned out and boy does it SPARKLE!!

Take a look and let me know what you think! to enter my card into the following challenge:

Addicted to CAS - Frosty

I'll be back soon!

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Friday 10 January 2020

Gate shaped card with flowers

Happy Friday morning to you!

I’m posting a card that I made yesterday, using the free 
Modern Anemone stamps and dies from the ‘Simply cards &
 paper craft’ magazine, issue #200, along with Altenew’s
 alcohol pens & another free Altnew sentiment stamp from a precious Simply cards mag.

I started off stamping out all the flower and leaves, using the
 outline stamp with Altenew’s Obsidian pigment ink & I decided
 to colour in the flowers, rather than stamp the inner part ofthe flowers, with the colours 
Y204, R403, R601 & G702. 

 I had an idea to create some kind
 of garden gate & having the flowers growing up and over 
different parts of the card & highlighting a sentiment. I used
 Altenew’s pens Y911 & Y932 to create a wood panel effect for
the ‘gate’ & for the sentiment, I used Hero Arts gold 
embossing powder. I used the embossing powder on the flower
 stamens and scattered dashes along the wood effect on the card.

I enjoyed making this card and would like to enter it into the 
following challenge{s}

The flower challenge #40 - shaped cards

That's all for now.  Enjoy your upcoming weekend!

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Monday 6 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all!

I'm posting pics of my batch Christmas cards.  I used stamps from one of my fav stamp designers, WPlus9 - Holiday Houses stamp set.  I remember last year, or rather Christmas 2018 now, seeing Yana Smakula design her Christmas cards using the same stamps.  I loved her card designs, so I borrowed it! But, I did add touches of my own to my cards.  

I hope this year brings all you wish and hope for <3

Friday 20 December 2019

Christmas Wishes 2019

Gosh!! Can you believe it, I haven't visited my blog for just over a year.  I guess having cancer treatment and not making many cards contributed towards that! But, I'm here today, having made a small amount of Christmas cards, and show casing them on Instagram & a dear friend telling me to enter the card into a challenge - so Michelle, consider myself told! And thank you, I'm happy that you nudged me into looking at my blog again.

The two cards below were created using an old poinsettia stampset calle 'Poinsettia Box' from the Woodware Company.  I love this stamp and it's one that I would not pass on - I love it.  Ive had it a few years now so I can't find it to link it up.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I do have more cards to post but I may save those until the new year.

Sending my all best Christmas wishes to any readers that have dropped in - and I wish you also a very Happy New Year!

All the best!


Tuesday 16 October 2018

Should I stay or should I go now...

Well, hasn't it been a very long time since I was here last? WOW! time definately does fly!

So, where have I been? Gosh, now that is a question.  To be brief, lets just say, life has it's curve balls & we have to deal with what we have, so cutting it short, health was and still is an issue.  I am now dealing with breast cancer, I lost my Father the beginning of this month and 19 months ago, I lost my Mother - both to cancer. 

But despite that, I can say that I am grateful that both my parents we cared for and passed peacfully and I remain positive in dealing with my cancer.  I have a wonderful husband & family & their support is constant.  I live for the day and deal with whatever is thrown at me and, when I need to shut off my little ol' craft room gets a visit! And talking of craft room, I want to mention that I was approached by a card making editor, asking me if she could do a feature on me! That was a lovely surprise and came in a time when I needed distraction (I was waiting on results at the time).

So, without further a do,  here is my card, featuring stamps used from one of my favourte stamp companies, WPlus9! 

I used the stamps from the Holiday Houses stamp set.

Making cards & Papercraft Magazine (in your shops now)

Here's the feature!!

So, that's my little update.  I'm hoping to maybe get back here more often, in my good weeks between treatment, so watch this space.

Until the next time.....
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