Archive | April 2015

April’s Tag

April tag

Compromise is the name of the game with this tag! So many of the ingredients were missing from my crafty stash that although I think I’ve followed the general idea,  do go and look at Tim Holtz’s original posting, there are full instuctions and loads of other tags there too. I hope you like mine though  🙂



baby boy 123 This card was made using a Splodgeaway mask and Distress inks. I used a black fine liner to outline the blocks and numbers and the edge of the card. I used an A5 card and stamped stars using the same inks, I used a Quickie glue pen and a little glitter to finish off the stars and mounted the baby and blocks onto this. I used the mask to ink the letters which I cut out and again used the black pen to outline the edges. I used foam pads to attached the letters  onto the card.

I’m entering this card in The Male Room Challenge 8 useing Letters and/or Numbers

This entry was posted on April 28, 2015. 2 Comments

Gorjuss Sweet Tea

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The stamp, all the different patterned papers,charm ribbon and heart are all from Santoro Gorjuss range. This little sweetie is called Sweet Tea was stamped onto the creamy coloured paper and cut out, leaving quite a large border all around. I coloured using Spectrum Noirs and sprayed lightly with glitter spray. I used some more of the creamy paper and using a die, scalloped the edges and used an embossing folder from Crafters Companion to add texture. To the doily I added a little colour with distress inks and used foam pads to attach my image to it. Once I had placed all the paper components  I added the charm, the heart and the ribbon. The flowers all come from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added colour to some of the flowers and also the leaves. The wires that I cut from the flowers I shaped to make squiggles and also added some gems. Can you spot the heart gem hiding away ?

Gorjuss flowers    Here is a close up of the flowers.

Challenges entered with this card:-

sugarbowl blog challenge-123 anything goes

sister act card challenge – challenge 103 anything goes

love to scrap challenge 52 anything goes

This entry was posted on April 26, 2015. 3 Comments


gold  I used stamps from IndigoBlu, the flourish is from Enjoy Life set and the words are from the More than Words set. The words were stamped and then I used some gold embossing powder, I mounted it onto blue card to give a good contrast with all the gold. I randomly stamped the flourish stamp using Wild Honey Distress Ink and edged  with a gold gel pen. I mounted again onto blue card offsetting to allow room to position the cupcake. The cupcake is a die from Marianne Creatable, I used Wild Honey Distress Ink to colour, working extra colour through the die. I used my gold gel pen again to outline the base of the cupcake.

I’ve entered this card in CAS on Sunday blog Challenge 56 Gold

Craftwork Cards – Lorna’s card

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I used Spectrum Noir pens, and my eBrush to make my own backing card, I do love the effects that can be achieved and I must find the time to play and experiment more. I used papers from Craftwork cards More Than Words collection and cut out using Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Decorative Element – Decorative Circles 1. The flowers, tag and bow are also from the same collection, I love this about Craftwork Cards , no hunting for matching embellisments its all there for you. I added some liquid pearls and glitter glue. I also made the insert to match using the eBrush but forgot to take a picture before I sent it, but it did finish the card off lovely and I will definately do that again and take a picture !

Clean and Simple on Sunday


A quick and easy card today.

I used a numbers mask and Peacock Feathers Distress ink for the background.The little boy image is a topper from Lili of the Valley , I cut it out and adjusted the colours to suit.I attached it with foam pads to give a little dimension.Finally I stamped the sentiments and cut out and attached to the card, all done. 🙂

I’m entering this card in Clean and simple on sunday challenge 55 Numbers

Black and white

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A clean and simple card in black and white with just a touch of red 🙂

To make this card I used a 5 x 7 card blank and positioned it on my cut n boss cutting plates so that only half of the die cut out from the front of the card. Using the next size down I cut one layer in black and with the next size down one in white. On the white layer I stamped Holding Hands from Bee Crafty colouring the hearts red. I matted the layers and stamped the sentiment. I love this stamp so simple but beautiful.

I’m entering this in

 Less is More challenge   ” Predominantly Black “

This entry was posted on April 6, 2015. 6 Comments