Archive | September 2015

Winter Flurry

winter flurry A quick card today made using Winter Flurry from Card-io. This stamp set has 6 snowflakes all of which I used to make this card. The sentiment is also from Card-io. I used only one colour ink through out, Broken China Distress Ink. I inked around the edges of my two layers before randomly stamping with all the stamps, using both first and second generation stamping to acheive some variation in colour. These layers were matted onto white glitter card using 1mm foam tape. Lastly I added a bow.


Crafting at Northampton Market

Had another great day on Northampton Market on Saturday, in between selling and chatting to some lovely crafters I worked on altering a wooden fan given to me by Taz from Taz’s Crazy Crafts, my neighbour on the market.

The fan started life as a pretty but boring wood colour so I gave it a make over 🙂   I sprayed it using Distress Spray Stains, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Spun Sugar. When dry I coloured a chipboard butterfly flourish with Distress Inks, I used gesso to “shabby” up the green a little. After attaching to the fan I added some mulberry paper roses. Glossy accents give the butterfly a brilliant shine. A few jems here and there and a jute bow with a die cut button and the transformation was complete. What do you think ?

Fan closeup fan

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Sketch Saturday

Sketch Sat 378To make this card I started with a piece of brown paper which I embossed with a Crafters Companion folder “Hession” adding a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Using a rose printed page and a toning pink page from a favourite paper pad, Rose Garden, I cut two panels from the rose pattern and matted onto the pink.The “ribbon”, was made using a Martha Stewart punch to which I added a little strip of the brown paper. I layered up the central die cut pieces and added pearls and a little pink ribbon.  The thank you was die cut from the pink paper and attached to the bottom right hand corner.

The layout for this card came from Sketch Saturday and I am entering it into their challenge 378. Take a look at their blog for lots of lovely inspiration and lots ( and I do mean LOTS 🙂 ) of sketches

Inky fun

northern lights1The background for this card was made using Distress inks, I used Abandoned Coral, Fossalized Amber, Peacock Feathers, and Dusty Concord for the “stripes” and Chipped Shaphire for the outer edges of the sky. Hickory Smoke and Black Soot were the colours I used on the hills. The sleigh and reindeer are a stamp from Visible Image.

Flower Bonnet


I love this bonnet die from Sweet Dixie Dies, it’s cuts really well and is so sweet, the Rectangle Frames are also from Sweet Dixie Dies, a realy useful set of 3 dies. To make this card I used just two Distress ink colours, Scattered Straw and Antique Linen. I also used LG3 CG4 (greens) and DR2 and DR5 (reds) Spectrum Noir pens to colour the flower, ribbon and leaves. Glossy Accents give the flower shine but also help to keep the shape of the petals which are slightly raised. I added Bisque Liquid pearls to the bottom of the bonnet and a gem to the centre of the flower. The banner I cut by hand and stamped the sentiment, from Crafters Companion, the set is called Greetings Birthday, a great collection of really useful sentiments. Can’t resit a bit of sparkle 🙂  ….added Distress Stickles Pine Needles to the green bits and sprayed the banner with Spray & Sparkle Gold. I hope you like it .