Sunday, 19 April 2015


Created for the Stamping Boutique Challenge where the theme is Spring.  I used Distress inks and masking techniques to create the background, which was then stamped to create a Spring themed scene.

Cardstock: Southfield White Linen
Ink: Distress Inks & Versafine Black Onyx
Stamps: Personal Impressions, Art Impressions
Masks: Clarity Stamp
Liquid Pearls: Petal Pink

Lollipop Flowers

Created for the "Creative Colors Challenge" where there is a photo prompt.  I used patterned papers and stamps to emulate both the colour scheme and design elements of the photograph, though the challenge only requires the colours to be used.  Part of the challenge was also to use embossing on your card.

And here is the photo prompt:

Cardstock: Southfield Ivory Linen
Bazzill: Wisteria
Patterned Papers: First Edition & Me To You
Embossing Folder: Darice Stripes
Stamps: Personal Impressions (Sentiment); Stampin' Up (Itty Bitty Backgrounds), Tim Holtz (Stems)
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Evergreen Bough, Archival - Blue Violet
Stickles: Diamond
Dies: Spellbinders: Circle Dies, Die-Namics - Flags, Leaves


Created for the Inkspirational Challenge where the challenge is to create using a photo prompt.

I used a range of inks and stamps to create my card

And here is the photo prompt:
Cardstock: Souhfield Ivory Linen
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Archival Ink: Blue Violet, Potting Shed
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Feather & Mesh Background); Time To Stamp (Eggs and Text); Prima (Tiny Text Background)

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Wild Flowers

Created for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge where the inspiration picture is in shades of purple and green.  Here is the cue card image:

And here is my card using stamps and Distress inks:

Langton Hot Press Watercolour Paper

  •  Hero Arts (Grasses), 
  • Darkroom Door (Butterfly), 
  • Rubber Stampede (Flower Sprig), 
  • Stampin'Up (Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
  • Personal Impressions (Sentiment)

Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord
Archival Ink: Blue Violet
Seam Binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cream Lace from stash
Die Cut


Created for the CAS-ology Challenge where the theme is "Sweet".  I used a cupcake
stamp and copic markers, plus a little bit of sparkle.


Stamps: Personal Impressions
Ink: Memento Black, Archival Magenta Hue
Cardstock: Cryogen & Stampin' Up
Stickles: Diamond
Copic Markers:

  • Icing: R81, R83, R85
  • Cherry: R32, R35, R37
  • Wrapper: BG11, BG13
  • Outline: BG000, Blender
  • Ground: BG000, C0, C1, C3

April Showers

Created for the Ribbon Girls Challenge where the theme is "add ribbon or lace".  I used a Gorjuss Girl Stamp, which was coloured with Copic Markers, and then embellished.  I used seam binding for my ribbon across the centre of the card underneath the die-cut border, and also on the sentiment tag.

Stamps: Gorjuss Girl & Sentiment: Lili Of The Valley
Inks: Memento Black, Distress Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone, Archival Watering Can
Die Cuts: Cheery Lynn
Cardstock: Cryogen
Pattered Papers: Maja Designs
Stickles: Stardust
Prima Say It In Pearls
Wild Orchid Crafts: Seam Binding
Copic Markers:

  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
  • Hair: C0, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, C7, 100
  • Coat: B21, B24, B26
  • Red /Pink Details: R89, R85, R83, R81
  • Umbrella & Boots: C00, C0, C1
  • Outline: B000, B0000, Blender

Friday, 17 April 2015

Spring Blossom

Created for the CAS(e) This Sketch Challenge.  I used Distress Markers, stamps and a little bit of sparkle.  Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my card:

Cardstock: Southfield Ivory Linen, Bazzill Quartz, Langton Hot Press Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Elusive Images
Distress Markers: Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint
Marvy Le Plume Marker: Dusty Rose
Ink: Versafine Black
Die: Die-Namics
Stickles: Stardust

Christmas Bears

Created for the Crimbo Crackers Challenge where the theme is Bears.  I used Kraft card stock, and a stamp by Lili Of The Valley which was coloured with PolyChromos Pencils.  I created two versions of the card, one in red and one in blue.

Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft, Southfield Ivory Linen
Ink: Versafine Black; Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs; Versamark
Stamp: Lili Of The Valley, Stampin' Up (Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils:
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Helioblue-Reddish
  • Madder
  • White
Liquid Apllique: White
Ranger Ultra Fine Glitter: Crystal
Stampendous Embossing Powder : Shabby White
Wink Of Stella Pen: Clear
Blending Stump


Created for the Sketchy Colors Challenge where the theme is "Grey, Turquoise and White.
I used a Mo Manning Digi Stamp, Copic Markers and a range of embellishments.

Cardstock: Southfield White Linen Effect
Patterned Paper: Maja Designs
Image: Mo Manning Digi
Flowers & Pearl Spray: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: From Stash
White Thread- Gutterman
Craftwork Cards: Candi - Cotton Candy
Tando Creative - Wooden Bunnies:
Dies: Cheery Lyn Oval,
Liquid Pearls: Pearl White
Copic Markers:

  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R21, R00
  • Hair: E43, E42, E41, E40
  • Dress, Shoes, Socks: BG70, BG72, W1, W3
  • Bunny: R20, R00, E55, E53, E51. E50
  • Carrot Leaves: YG00, YG23, YG25
  • Carrot Root: YR20, YR24, YR04
  • Background: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, Blender

Monday, 13 April 2015

Silhouette Flowers

Created for the Cards Galore April Challenge where the theme is simply "Make A Card".  I used a range of brusho inks, stencils and stamps to make this card.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

CAS On Sunday - Gold

Created for the CAS On Sunday Challenge where the theme is "Gold".  I decided to use gold leafing flake to embellish a stamp.  It doesn't show up too well on the full card photograph, but hopefully you can see it shining on the close ups.

Cardstock: Southfield Ivory Linen
Stamp: Stampinton - Small Heart Scroll
Gold Leafing Flake: Crafty Notions - Autumn Rose
Glue - Indigo Blu Flitter Glue
Sentiment stamp: Personal Impressions - Double Sayings
Ink: Versafine Black, Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Paper Flower - Prima
Flat back Pearl - Wild Orchid Crafts

Spring Flowers

Created for the challenge over at Card Mania where the theme is flowers.  I used a variety of stamps and distress markers to create a watercoloured card.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

White Christmas

Created for the Winter Wonderland Challenge where the theme is "White".  This is a 4.25" square card made using embossed card, die-cuts and glitter.  Unfortunately, I coud not properly capture the glitter sparkle and it looks a little dull on the picture.

Cardstock: White Linen By Craft Creations
Die: Memory Box - Country Landscape
Embossing Folder: Sheena Douglas - Festive
Stickles: Stardust
Stamp: Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas
Ink: Versafine Black

Friday, 10 April 2015

Kraft, Flowers & Twine

Created for the CAS-usal Fridays Challenge where the theme is Kraft, Flowers and Twine.  I used a die cut flower, cut from Kraft cardstock and some natural twine

Cardstock: Southfield-Ivory Linen; Bazzill-Kraft
Die: Memory Box - Fucshia Sprig
Twine: The Beadsmith-Hemp Cord
Stamps: Stampin'Up - Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Hero Arts - Sentiment
Ink: Versafine Black
Punch: Stampin' Up - Word Window
Liquid Pearls: Pearl White

Pots Of Love

5 x 5" Card created for the "Addicted To CAS" Challenge where the theme is "Cute".  I used a stamp by Lili Of The Valley and coloured it with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils.

Cardstock: Cryogen; Bazzill - Mocha
Ink: Memento Black
Stamp: Lili Of The Valley
Copic Markers:

  • Grey Cat: W00, W0, W1, W2, W4 + for the stripes: W3, W5, W7
  • Brown Cat: E51, E53, E55, E57
  • Plant Pot: E39, E37, 35, E33, E31, E30
  • Flower: R89, R85, R83, R81, R000
  • Ground: YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00, W4, Blender
  • Outline: B000
Prismacolor Pencils:
  • Cream
  • Sandbar Brown
  • Chocolate

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Spring Is Here

Created for the "Di's Digi Designs Challenge", where the theme is "Spring Is Here"  This is a 6 x 6 " card using a stamped image that has been watercoloured.

Card Base - Tafetta Smooth White 325gsm
Watercolour Paper - Prima Marketing
Patterned Paper - First Edition - New Bloom
Stamp - Personal Impressions - Knotty & Friends / SU: Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink - Versafine:Black Onyx; Archival: Manganese Blue, Magenta Hue
Winsor & Newton Watercolours
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies - Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst / Circles
Stickles: Diamond

Butterfly Collage

Created for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge where the theme is white, and the only part of the card that can be coloured is the image.

I created a 6 x 6" card using a stamped image from Stampin' Up and coloured it with Copic Markers, this was layered onto white card stock with distressed edges and machine sewing around the edges to add more interest.

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 216gsm
Stamps: Stampin'Up, Hero Arts (Sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Prima Distress Tool
White Thread (For machine Stitching)
Copic Markers:

  • Butterfly: B26, B24, B21, E59
  • Sunflowers: YR23, Y15, Y13, Y11, E59
  • Leaves: YG25, YG23, YG17
  • Background: E33, E31, E30, Blender