Thursday, 28 April 2016


I've had this die for a while but this is its first outing! I think it's from Frantic Stamper. In fact I think that there are supposed to be two different tops but here I've used both and I think it looks OK!
I've simply coloured it with alcohol pens, raised it on dimensional pads and matched it with a simple sentiment from Clearly Besotted.
The challenge from CASology is Sprinkles, so thanks CASology for making me dig out this die!
I started off by making a more fancy backdrop but I think the cupcake is enough on its own.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Welcome baby

I love this new baby stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Here it's in neutral-ish tones of duck egg, vanilla and brown, with a backdrop embossed with a folder from SU which reminds me of a baby blanket.
It's for the colour challenge at As You see it!

I am to be a granny again for the third time in August and we are all keeping everything crossed that all goes well this time, as the path to parenthood for my son and his wife has been strewn with pain and heartache. 
I'm sure you'll wish them well!

Monday, 25 April 2016


I made a couple of shaker cards today. This one uses a floral die  which came in the pack from Sizzix with my Big Shot Plus. I made the frame with a couple of stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp and accompanied it with a couple of butterflies from Poppy Stamps. The coloured card was made with the squished flower technique and has been sitting in the drawer since last season.
The Congratulations is from Tattered Lace.
It's for the Shaker challenge at AAA Cards
I'm not so fond of how this one turned out, but it's a flower from the same Sizzix bundle, together with leaves from Marianne, 'Happy'is  from Creative Dies and 'Birthday' from Papertrey Ink. The card was coloured with a smooshy inky technique, not sure exactly how I did it but it's another from the supply of background card I made some time ago!
This is another for the Black and White challenge at Dies R Us..
The trees are another new acquisition from Poppy Stamps, which I inlaid. The sentiment from Hobby Art was stamped and then die cut using a stitched die from SSS, lengthening it slightly so as to accommodate the length of the words.
The lady who commissioned this card seems to have an abundance of friends who produce babies on a regular basis, as I have made many many birth congratulations cards for her. This is the latest, for which I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. 
The images are from Simon Says Stamp on a background embossed with a Stampin' Up folder. The name was computer generated and the 'Welcome' is from Paper Smooches.The pink parts have been twinkled with Glamour Dust!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Anything but a card!

The challenge at A Day for Daisies is Anything but a Card... if it must be something different, I can't think of anything better than a good bottle of wine...hence the tag!

It's necessary to use an image from ADFD for their challenges but as they are so generous in donating images, there's really no excuse for not participating!
Here I used a flower head and superimposed the png images over each other. Coloured with watercolour pencils, blended with a water brush and glazed with Glossy Accents, the tag was cut with an Avery Elle bottle hanger die and then some Liquid Pearls added to the blossom stamens.
The sentiment was computer generated in Sunshine Poppy font, made bold to match the weight of the lines on the flower images.