Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Wishes

This card uses an image from Joanna Sheen's 'Times gone by' CD-Rom and backing paper from my stash. The borders were created using a Martha Stwert punch and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

Challenges Entered:
Joanna sheen challenge: Christmas Wishes
Christmas cards all year round: Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Lothian Crafts December Challenge

This month's Challenge at Lothian crafts is Pink and Brown and theres a great Marianne Design Die to win.

My DT challenge uses a stamp from Joanna Sheen House Mouse range coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are from First Edition -Love letters, with sentiment and flowers from My Craft Studio.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Christmas in Autumn

The challenge this week at Winter Wonderland is to use the colours of Autumn in a christmas card. I'm also entering this card into Christmas cards all year round, where the theme is to use at least one of the Halloween colours (orange, green, purple, black).

I've used backing papers and topper from MCS - Winter Wishes CD. I've also stamped and embossed a bauble from Kanban and coloured in the Spectrum Noirs direct onto the printed topper. Extra small snowflakes have been stamped and embossed on to the topper too.  The frame was cut out on my Craft Robo and inked with Big and Juicy Foliage, the borders were made using a Martha Stewart punch.

Natures Wonder

I'm a bit late entering Cd sunday challenge this week. The theme is Natures Wonder. I've used an image and backing paper from MCS CD - Winter Wonderland and gold paper from my stash. I've added glitter to the image and backing paper but it hasn't shown up very well in the picture.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

World Cardmaking Day

Here's another card to celebrate World Cardmaking Day, which was on 1st October. This card uses decoupage from Crafters Companion Popcorn Pals CD.

 Competion/challenges entered:
Crafters companion news  - World Cardmaking Day
CC monthly challenge - Pink and Green

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

World Cardmaking Day

It was World Cardmaking Day on 1st October and crafters companion news have a great competition running. Here is my entry using stamps from Summer Adorables, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Christmas - special friends

Another Christmas card made, this time using a stamp from Crafters Companion Popcorn Bear range. The image has been stamped with Black soot distress ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. The 1st backing paper is from My Minds Eye and the 2nd is Core'dination whitewash cardstock embossed  with a Snowflake embossing folder. The embossing was then sanded and inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Polar white flowersoft, gltter and glaze has been added to the stamped image.

Challenges entered:
Winter Wonderland - Special friend
Crafters companion monthly challenge - Christmas Wishes
Oldie but a goodie - Christmas in September
Christmas cards all year round - Stash Challenge - everything older than 1 year.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Peacock Inspiration

Here's my card for this weeks challenge over at CD sunday challenge where the theme is Inspired by Peacocks. The image i've chosen is from Joanna Sheen's Josephine Wall CD, I've used decoupage and backing paper from this CD. I've finished the card with a printed sentiment, co-ordinating flourishes, flowers and gems.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Lothian Crafts September Challenge

The theme for this months challenge at Lothian crafts is 'handmade flowers'.
Here's my DT card:

I've made each flower using 5 x 2" squares of the main image folded into individual petals. The petals are then stuck together and a glitter brad placed in the cente. The backing paper is from First Edition paper Pad - Spring Feast and the sentiment is from MCS Violet CD.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Trimming the Tree

Here's my card for this weeks challenge at 'Winter wonderland' the theme is 'Trim a Tree'.
I've used an image, backing papers and sentiment from MCS Bunny Snuffles CD and a Christmas tree embellishment from my stash.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sloe Flower Fairy

Here's an easel card I've made using Crafters Companion 'Sloe' Flower Fairy stamp, sentiment stamp and papers from the Fairyopolis Cd Rom. I've coloured her with ProMarkers and added some glitter to her wings. I've also added gems and a glitter strip to the card for extra sparkle!

Challenges entered:
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge: Glitter and Glitz
Bearlymine-challenges: Bring on the bling
I love promarkers: Easel Card
Creative inspirations: Use a favourite stamp
Ellephantastic challenges: Add some layers

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Christmas card

Here's the first christmas card i've made for this year. I've used an image and backing paper from MCS Winter Whimsies.

Challenge Entered:
Winter Wonderland : card for a man or boy.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

This months challenge over at Lothian crafts is 'die cuts' - for my DT card i've used die cut decoupage and card base from a Create and Craft kit. The oval decoupage has been mounted onto a die cut mirri board oval and placed onto co-ordinating paper.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

This months challenge at Lothian crafts is to make an easel card. This easel card was made using image and papers from Debbie Moores magazine volume 2.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Anniversary Card

Here's an Anniversary easel card that I've made using decoupage from Debbi Moore Decoupage Delights paris cd rom and backing paper from the foiled flourishes paper delights cd. Gold glitter has been added around the frame of the decoupage and to add highlights to her head dress. I've used a martha stewart punch to create a border strip to act as the easel stopper.

Challenge entered: Cd sunday challenge: Someone special

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

Here is my DT card for Lothian crafts monthly challenge, the theme this month is 3 flowers and 3 buttons. I've used a stamped Tilda image, coloured with ProMarkers and backing papers from 'My Minds eye'.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Red and Green Christmas

The current challenge at Sparkles forum christmas challenge is Red and green.

My entry uses an image and backing paper from My Craft Studio Winter winderland cd, which I've layed onto co-ordinating cardstock and added glitter to the backing paper and image.

Forever friends Monthly Challenge

Here's my entry for the Forever friends monthly challenge, the theme is no 'Designer Papers'.

I've made an easel card using a Forever friends image, which I have decoupaged, a star corner punch and a star border stamp that I've embossed with white embossing powder. For the base of the easel I've used a co-ordinating border, sentiment and chipboard party hat from my stash.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Paint Fusion meets...

Here's 2 more cards made with the paint fusion technique.

This first card uses the leaves and blossom stamps from the 'Berries' stamp plate, which I stamped onto Neenah card and painted with acrylics. However, I've used Yellow Cosmic Shimmer paint on the centre of the flowers (as I have no yellow acrylic paint yet!)
I then stamped the Crafters Companion 'Candyfloss' flower fairy and the matching corner stamp, both were coloured with ProMarkers. I then made this into an acetate fronted card and added sentiment and peeloffs.

The second card uses the 'Daisy' stamps onto watercolour card and painted with acrylics. I also stamped the statue image from Creative Expressions stamp plate 'Lost Garden' and watercoloured with Brushmarker pens. I then repeatedly stamped and embossed the Ivy stamp from the same collection around the top of the card to finish the 'scene'. Tumbled Glass distress ink was also added around the edge and into the image .

Monday, 21 March 2011

Spring - paint fusion

I've used the blossom stamp and leaves from the berries stamp plate and painted them in acrylics as per the 'paint fusion' technique, with the exception of using yellow and copper stardust pens in the centre of the flowers, as I don't have any Yellow yet! The base of the easel uses some backing paper from Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Meyhew part 2 cd rom and border form Crafters Companion Mrs Tigglewinkle cd.

Challenges entered:
Crafty calendar challenge: Spring
Creative cottage challenge: Spring has sprung
Crafty anns challenge blog: Spring


This card uses an image form Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Meyhew Part 2 cd-rom and the co-ordinating backing paper. The sentiment was stamped along with the elephants head, which is from the co-ordinating stamp plate.

Challenges entered:
cd sunday challenge: Wild Thing
Crafty sentiments: Animals
Cupcake craft challenges: Monochromatic
Creative card crew.blogspot: Show us some green

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Flippin Men card

The current challenge theme at I love promarkers is men's cards, so I made this card using a 'Flippin men' stamped image coloured with Promarkers. The backing card uses the Creative Expressions Crackle embossing folder on Core'dinations 'black magic' card, which I sanded and distressed.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Paint Fusion

 This is my first attempt at the 'paint fusion' technique. I had a play with the lavender stamp and painting technigue first onto plain white card (card on the right) and was quite pleased with the result, so layed it onto a background made using Creative Expressions embossing folder - bark, onto Whitewash Core'dinations cardstock that I sanded.
I then had a go at making a crackle background and used the lavender stamp and technique again but in pink paint this time (middle card). I also distressed it using Lipstick and Fired Burlup Distress ink and embossed around the edge in silver. I used the core'dinations card again but with a floral Sizzix embossing folder and mounted onto silver card.
Then I moved onto the berries (left card), certainly need more practice with the leaves, but fun to make. I created the background strip using the berry stamps, heat embossed in black and purple embossing powders  and over stamped with the small leaf stamp from the kit. This was then layed onto purple card which I punched a border with Martha Stewart large punch.

House Mouse

This card uses a house mouse stamp from Joanna Sheen and this is one of my favourite images. It has been stamped with Black Soot Distress ink and coloured with ProMarkers. The backing paper was created using the 'Flourish' embossing folder from creative expressions and inked over with Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, shabby shutters and pine needles.

Challenges Covered:
I love promarkers: Green and Purple
Creative inspirations: In the garden
Pear tree designs: Ribbon
Paper take weekly: Anything goes
Bearlymine-challenges: Birthday Card
Crafty sentiments: Birthdays

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

This months challenge over at Lothian crafts is the theme 'Bright Colours' and a great prize of a Marianne Design Border Die to be won.

For my DT card I used a Joanna Sheen house mouse stamp for the main image, coloured with ProMarkers.
I used Sandstone and Blush for the mouse, Pink Carnation and  Powder Blue for the flower and Caramel for the oar.
The image was layed onto some blue card and then onto a piece of bright pink paper embossed using a 'polka dot' embossing folder through big shot.
I do like this card shape at the moment - but unsure it's called... I've used Hunkydory pink foiled acetate on the side panels attached with brads and finished the card off with a border ribbon from my stash, 2 paper flowers with the greeting put over the centre and a pink bow.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Christmas Tree

First Christmas card of 2011!! This card was inspired by a new challenge blog that I have just recently come across called Sparkles forum christmas challenge who's challenge is 'Christmas Tree'.
I've used a Christmas tree embossing folder through my Big Shot, using Core'dinations whitewash card stock. I then sanded the embossed tree to reveal the coloured core. Simply matted and layered onto green cardstock and gold mirror silk board. The backing paper is from a My Minds Eye Christmas paper pad I have and I've edged it with Gold Calligraphy pen and embossed the greeting with gold embossing powder.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Easel card - spring theme

I started this card playing around with cut n dry foam and Vibrant Primary Big n Juicy ink pad on a square of watercolour card. I then used a Touch of mica mask - Tulip and sprayed with Cosmic shimmer mist - Plum over the inked background. I than stamped over with a swirl stamp and embossed with a purple cosmic shimmer embossing powder and then swipped a versamark ink pad along the edges of the watercolour card and embossed with blue cosmic shimmer embossing powder. This then became the background to my card, which has been layed onto a square of paper punched with Martha Stewart 'punch around the page' flower punch.

The flower images is a stamp from Joanna Sheen - Jayne Netley Meyhew Rabbit stamp plate, embossed with cosmic shimmer again and coloured with ProMarkers. The base of the easel card was created the same way as the background but I inked through the mask with Hydrangea Big n Juicy rather than using the spray. The flowers on the base edge were the left over bits from when I punch out my page border and I just added some stickles to the centre of the flowers.

Challenges Entered:
Crafts 4 eternity: Make an Easel card
The stampman challenges: Curls and Swirls
One stop craft challenge: Spring Flowers
Crafty sentiments: Spring
Sweet stampin challenge : Oh so Girly

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A different card shape

I have seen this card shape on a few blogs, so I thought I would give it a go and I really like the effect.

I've used a stamp from the Crafter's Companion, Popcorn the Bear Romance range and backing paer from the matching CD for the central panel. The image has been coloured with ProMarkers.

For the side panels I used a heart embosing folder on white card through Big Shot and then inked with Barn Door distress ink.

The ribbon strip at the bottom is from the Popcorn Bear Platinum romance CD and the hearts at the sides were stamped onto shrink plastic.

Challenges covered:
Crafters Companion monthly challenge : Romance
Crafty calendar challenge - Love
Oldie but a goodie - Add a Heart
Paper take weekly - Have a Heart
Stamptacular sunday - Hearts gone Wild
Crafty sentiments - Love
Creative card crew - For a loved one
Polkadoodle - with Hearts
Cupcake craft challenges - Red
A lota rubber stamps - Valentine - Red, white and pink

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Card for a man

The current challenge at Bearly mine-challenges is a card for a man or a boy. I decided to use Sheena Douglass's a little bit Sketchy - Cottage stamp, which was stamped using Brushed Courduroy Distress ink and layed onto co-ordinating cardstock. The backing paper was made using an Impressabilities embossing die through the Big Shot onto some textured paper (that I got in a kit from Create and Craft). I then inked over the embossing with Black Soot Distress Ink and then sprayed with Bronze Cosmic shimmer mist, to bring our the brown tones in the paper.

Also going to enter this card into Pear tree designs for their 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Monday, 7 February 2011


This card uses an image from Joanna Sheen's, Glynn Williams - Time Gone By CD and backing paper from the Country Cottages CD by Joanna Sheen, which I punched with a Martha Stewart large border punch.

Challenges covered:
Cd sunday challenge : Friendship
Totally papercrafts: Friendship
Papertake weekly: Anything Goes + Flowers

Forever Friends - Stars

I was really pleased to see that I won the previous challenge over at Forever friends challenge blog and their new challenge is the theme 'stars'. I made this card using images from the forever friends CD rom. The backing paper was made using a Papermania Stars embossing folder throughmy Big Shot and then inked with distress inks - Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade.

Other challenges entered:
Pear tree designs - free for all
Crafty sentiments - A bear on a card.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

This card is based on the sketch from the current challenge at Sweet stampin challenge . The image is a Magnolia - Tilda stamp coloured with ProMarkers, which has been mattered and layered and placed over a piece of embossed card (I used the core'dinations card through my big shot and sanded it to reveal the coloured core). I then used a Martha stewart punch to create the borders, some ribbon, flowers and buttons to finish the card.

I'm also entering this card into challenges at:

I love promarkers: Anything Goes
Pear tree designs: Flowers
Creative card crew: Pink and Purple

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

Here's my DT card for this months challenge at Lothian crafts. The theme is 'Pastels' and there's a great prize to be won.

I've used a tilda stamped image, coloured in with ProMarkers and some backing paper and flowers from my stash.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lavender and Lace

For this card I've stamped the Joanna Sheen Lavender Fairy stamp in Black soot distress ink and cloured with ProMarkers, then edged the image with Dusky Concord distress ink. The paper lace at the bottom of the card was from a paper kit I got from Create and Craft years ago! The patterned background card was created using Spellbinders Impressabilities flourish, through a Big Shot using Whitewash Core'dinations card. I then sanded the embossing and around the edge to bring through the core colour.

Challenges entered:
I love promarkers - Lavender and Lace
Oldie but a goodie challenge  -Fairies, mermaids, dragons or any other magical beings.
Crafty sentiments  - My Favourite things (at the moment are my big shot and Core'dinations card)
Stamptacular sunday challenge -Whateva

Forever Friends

This card uses a forever friends image and backing papers.

Challenges entered:
Forever friends challenge - Dots and Spots
Crafts 4 eternity  - Polka dots
Bearly mine-challenges - Recipe - 3 Flowers, 2 DP and 1 image

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Distress Inks

Decided to have a play with my distress inks today.
This card uses a waterside cottage stamp from a 'Create a Scene' stamp plate, which I've stamped in Weathered Wood.
Tumbled glass was used to give the effect of water and the image was edged with Faded Jeans. I've also used a little green from Waterfall Big N Juicy ink pad.

Challenges covered:
Crafts 4 eternity: Colour recipe
One stop craft challenge: Card for a male
The stampman challenge: Distressed

Saturday, 15 January 2011

A card to brighten a dull and damp day!

The current challenge at Oldie but a goodie challenge blog is 'bright and cheerful' so I made this card to enter.
I've used a Joanna Sheen tulip stamp, stamped with black soot distress ink and coloured in with ProMarkers (Maroon, pink carnation, mustard, lime zest and pear green). The backing paper is a piece of Hunkdory foiled acetate attached with brads and I finished the card with a punched border strip (Martha stewart punch), which I colour tinted with Hydrenga Big N Juicy ink pad, and then added a ribbon and sentiment.

I'm also entering this card into the I love promarkers challenge - Punches.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Forever Friends

The colour theme of this card is Blue, Brown and White - inspired by the current challenge at Creative inspirations. The image has been decoupaged and mounted onto a star frame from the Nellie Snellen dies range. The poka dot paper and sentiment are from my stash.

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at Forever friends challenge blog -theme card for man or boy ( I chose boy) and One stop craft challenge - theme card for a child.

First cards for 2011

It's been a long time since I posted but just not had chance over the last month or so.

This first card uses an image and border from the Crafter's Companion Popcorn Platinum CD. The image has been decoupaged slightly and glossy accents added to highlight the heart on the blanket.

The background has been created using a cuttlebug embossing folder through my Big Shot machine (that I was lucky enough to get as a Christmas present). I've gently gone over the raised dots with Barn Door distress ink to add colour.

 Challenges covered:

cd sunday challenge: New to you
Polly craft challenge blog: New Things
Cupcake craft challenges: Something New