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Sunday 31 July 2016

A Year in Crafting - July

Well it's time for my next instalment in my crafty journey. I'll try and make this one short and sweet. First as usual a sample of some of the cards I made this month.

Design Teams:
I'm still with Whimsy Stamps, The Ribbon Girl and Deep Ocean Challenge Blog, but this month I felt like the time was right to add another. Just one, because I don't want to end up where I was last year when I took on way too much than I had time for.  So to that end I answered a DT call over at Tiddly Inks. I didn't get picked this time around, but I am grateful to be reintroduced to the fun that is Tiddly Inks. They are super cute and fun to colour.

Speaking of being re-introduced to stamps, I had a little play with some Make it Crafty images. I have no idea why I left it so long,but I thought I'd see what I could do, and hey it was fun and I was super happy with the way they came out.

I made a few samples for the Summer edition of the Whimsy magazine, you can find it here and it's free to read. I'm toying with the idea of sending off some submissions to magazines, I never really have before except for DTs when asked, but maybe the time is right.

New Crafty Stash:
My love for Lemoncraft Papers continues, but I have also recently discovered some lovely papers designed by the awesome Klaudia Kzsp. Love the colours in this pack and I've made a few cards recently with these, both vintage style and with stamped and coloured images. I got a message from the company that produces them asking if they could feature some of my work on their page, which was nice! :)

Other than the usual embellishments and papers (I'm trying to work my way through my stash and trying not to buy any more papers for a bit, but we'll see how that goes lol!), I just bought some little Mama Elephant tag dies and the sentiment stamps to go with them, some Christmas sentiment stamps (can never have too many of those right?), some fishtail banner dies, a leaf die, (another thing I don't think it's possible to have too many off, though the OH may disagree -ahem), some sequins, (I wonder what they could be for? I'm blaming Jenny Dix and saying no more) and some Graphic 45 tags....hopefully I'll get around to playing with those next month. Hmm I guess I bought more than I thought! One other thing I purchased was a snazzy tin to store my Distress Ink markers in, I thought this would be great for toting them around in and perfect for my trip to the Whimsy Craft Retreat in September. Which brings me neatly to....

Oh my, the craft retreat is really not far away now, I still have a lot to do, but I have pretty much planned out my make and have chosen paper, dies and colourway. Now I just need to choose what images I'll be using and write up my lesson plans and I'm away. Well apart from all the other trip based planning I need to do. I did buy a new suitcase though lol. I'm really looking forward to it but I'm excited and nervous all at the same time and I am so looking forward to meeting everyone.

This month I've played around with sepia colouring, shaker cards, CAS and various ways of changing up chipboard. I've also been playing with my pencils. My partner bought me a full set of Prismacolor pencils for Christmas, but tbh I haven't been very happy with how I've been colouring with them. I've followed some tutorials but there always seems to be too many layers of colur or the skin looks too orange. In the end I finally got some time to just play around with them myself, and find my own comfort zone with them. I'll have a card to share with you in the week with a pencil coloured image. Still room (a lot of room) to improve and grow, but I'm getting there.

Well I guess that wasn't so short and sweet hmm? August is waiting and I still have my daughter's birthday card to make and my parents diamond wedding anniversary card to finish,...eeek...60 years together, I don't know how that's even possible lol.

See you next time!

Friday 29 July 2016

Make it Crafty - Fairy Star

It's Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiday!!
Now don't faint, it's another Christmas card from me. I know, very unlike me but honestly last year was such a rush to get them done I need to get my act together and just start ploughing through them. Maybe one day I'll be motivated enough to start making them in January, but normally once Christmas is done I just don't want to see another Christmas card for a while.

Anyway, this is a card with traditional colours, which again is very unlike me but I'm loving these Lemoncraft papers. Its design is also a little bit out of my normal field as well, as it's stripped down, not quite CAS but nary a flower or bit of ribbon or lace in sight. Not that I didn't try and add them mind, but I just couldn't make them work with this design and well, I liked the design so that was that.

I used another Make it Crafty image, this one is called Fairy Star. I've coloured her in distress inks and if you Copic using folk think red is bad I can assure you that for DIs it's worse. I think next time i do deep red I may switch to pencils lol!

I used some Wink of Stella on her wings and ruffles and I slathered the star on the end of her wand with Glamour Dust. Then when I cut out the small star dies to use as embellishments I realised that the larger one matched the wand almost perfectly, so I stuck it on top. The glitter peeks out between the filigree and I really like the effect. The stars are a die set from La-La Land Crafts.

The large star she is mounted on is from My Favourite Things and I thought it made the perfect background for her. All the layers are popped up an some 2 mm foam tape.
The sentiment is from a lovely set from Mama Elephant I cut it out with a fishtail banner die from Your Next Stamp. All the dies and the sentiment stamp were from Dies to Die from.

I finished off with a few clear gems that I coloured to match with my Copics.

I hope you like her.
That's all from me today, have fun and I'll see you soon!

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Vintage Blue - Inspiration Photo for Deep Ocean Challenge

Ooops I'm running a bit late with this as my scheduled post decided to misbehave!  Anyway, it's time for a change of theme over at Deep Ocean Challenge, and this time we have a bit of Photo Inspiration to share with you, please scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the inspiration for yourself.

I haven't made any non image cards for a bit and I thought this was the perfect opportunity, I used some lovely papers in vintage blues from Pion Design and added some some pretty embellishments in blue and ivory.

I inked all my layers in Walnut Stain, distressed them and added plenty of gesso, applied with an almost dry brush.
I slipped a square of light blue tulle between 2 of my layers. I coloured my little cameo frame blue and then brushed it liberally with a couple of coats of crackle paint, allowing the blue to show through.

To finish I added embellishments from The Ribbon Girl, links below.

Scrapiniec Chipboard Rounded Corners

This is the inspiration I followed

I do hope you can join in, and don't forget to check out my lovely teamies' work over on the blog.

Until next time!

Sunday 24 July 2016

Whimsy - Elisabeth Bell - Birthday Belle

Hello everyone!

Quick post from me, originally I was going to post this in the week, but as we (Whimsy Stamps) are having a weekend event over at Passionate Paper Creations, I've  bumped this post up a little early to join in.

This is Birthday Belle, drawn by Elisabeth Bell. One of the new July rubber releases from Whimsy Stamps, isn't she adorable?
I went super soft and pretty with this one with a side order of shabby chic.

Coloured in my distress ink markers as usual, I was planning on having a play with my pencils this weekend, but I cannot for the life of me find where I put my sharpener, so that will have to wait till I can get to the shops to buy a new one, unless it shows up in the meantime lol.

Anyway, colours used were: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss and Pumice Stone, to match some pretty Pion Papers from the Scent of Lavender collection.

I cut the main shape with a Go Create die and the layers were cut with the Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die, the largest size in the set. The frame is cut with an MFT die, I can't remember the name of this one.

I inked my edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then followed up with plenty of gesso.  I disn't distress my edges, but I did soften them with some cheesecloth.

A little tag and sentiment from Mama Elephant and some embellishments from The Ribbon Girl to finish and she was done.

I hope you  like, if you're on Facebook, do join in with our fun and games over at Passionate Paper Creations and in our own Whimsy Stamps Group.

From The Ribbon Girl

all other embellishments are from my stash.

If you are in the UK you can get all the stamps and dies (apart from the Go Kreate one) from 

That's all from me today, I'll be back in the week to share more.

Have fun!

Saturday 23 July 2016

Tiddly Inks - Molly Celebrates.

Well I didn't make the Tiddly Inks DT this time around, but there were lots of fabulous entries that also didn't make the grade so I'm in good company lol, and I did make the top 10 which was nice to know. I'll apply next time providing commitments allow.
You can check out the final picks here.

Anyway, I'm still happy I rediscovered my love of these stamps and I'm sharing another Molly today. This is Molly Celebrates and I decided to go for a softer look with this since I've been using a lot of brighter colours recently. Oh and lilac hair because....well why not?!

I thought I would like to give her dress a pattern too, so I paper pieced it, I think the floral dress looks cute.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut my lady edges on the layers, and an MFT Stitched Rectangle die to cut out Molly. Papers are Maja, this collection is now unavailable and it's pretty much the last of my stash *sob*. The sentiment is one from a set I bought ages ago from Lili of the Valley.
Cheesecloth, ribbon, FB pearls, and the pearl & diamante embellishment on the bow are all from
The Ribbon Girl and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The stitching on the card is done by hand with some top stitch thread.

Right that's all from me, have to dash I have visitors coming, but I should have something to share with you tomorrow.

Have fun and I'll see you soon!

Thursday 21 July 2016

Make it Crafty - Vixie - Shaking it Up

Hi everyone! Hope all my followers in the UK are coping with this heatwave we're having, I dunno, we moan about no summer and then the moment it hits we complain of being too hot lol!
I must say I'm very glad I had this finished before the hot weather hit, because much as I've wanted to colour and craft, by the time I do an hours journey on the bus from work, all I really want to do when I get in is stand under a cold shower...and of course, sods' law dictates that my shower has to break down right as the hot weather hit. *sob!* The man is coming to mend it Friday......and my goodness isn't it hard to arrange repairs and stuff in the home when you work full time?! Ahh well, at least I can cool down a bit this weekend, by the time I have a bath I feel all hot and sweaty again, I'm a shower girl all the way.
Anyhooooo enough of my woes, I've done something a little different for today. I tried my hand at colouring up a Make it Crafty image, I've not done one of these for a long time and the last time I did it I'm pretty sure it was in Copics so that will give you a clue how long it's been as they don't often see the light of day now except for colouring gems hehe.

I see such wonderful work done with these images by some truly talented colourists, but they are nearly always in alcohol markers or pencils, so I thought I would give it a go with my DI markers. I chose the image Vixie, love her, she's so delicate but at the same time very edgy and modern, don't you think? Way back in my youth, we did a modernised production of The Dream, (in which I played Puck), where all the fairies were Punks, this kind of reminds me of that in a way, I think it's the hair, my hair style was very similar, though not green hehe.

I have to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out. So much so that I've already started colouring up a couple more. Because I really wanted to showcase the image I didn't go for my 'go to' embellished style, but neither did I want to do full on CAS either. Hmm.......what to do?

In the end I made a shaker card (I'm totally blaming Jenny Dix for this), but I suppose a bit of an ornate shaker as I did layer and distress my layers, I used again some of the gorgeous Hello Spring papers from Agateria and I cut an ornamental edge to the bottom of the card with my Spellbinders Border dies. What do you think?

The sentiment comes from a CC Designs set and I thought it was perfect for this image.
I kept the embellishments to just a few matching sequins as I didn't want to distract the eye too much.

Distress Ink colours used:
Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender.

Oh and I have to say I ticked off another of my 'firsts' with this, the first time I've coloured green hair! I've done aqua before and yellow/green tips but never in your face green, loving it though.

That's all from me today, give me a thought as I'm probably melting in a puddle at work as this goes live, (no air conditioning of course),  and I'll see you soon!

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Lee Holland - Beary Fun

Hello crafters!  I have a little Whimsy Stamps inspirational post for you today and I'm sharing one of my rare CAS cards.

This card was actually made for my Dad for Father's Day, but as it also appears in the new summer edition of the Whimsy Magazine, I couldn't share it until now.

The bear is from the Lee Holland Beary Fun set, you get 3 different cute bear stamps with this set and a whole bunch of sentiments to suit just about every occasion. The images can be used for just about anything, but I think they are also particularly suitable for male cards, and we all know how much I struggle with those sometimes.

It's coloured as usually with my Distress Ink markers and I stamped one of the sentiments from the set beneath my image.  I've used paper from the delightful Whimsy Stamps Summer Breeze 6 x 6 paper pad and matching Summer Breeze Enamel Dots.

I used the largest of the Whimsy Hand Stitched Nested Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the patterned paper and a smaller Double Stitched Rectangle die from My Favourite Things to cut out the image which I popped up on some foam tape.

That's it, doesn't he look cute?! I just want to give him a little squeeze lol.

See you soon!

Sunday 17 July 2016

Forget me Not Wryn

Happy Sunday everyone, I do hope you're all having a great weekend.
It's time for the Ribbon Girl July 'Use any image' challenge -  you can do any type of project, cards, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.   This challenge will run until 9pm on Saturday 30th July  2016 

Another Tiddly Inks card from me today, yup I definitely feel a new addiction coming on lol.

This time I coloured up Forget me Not Wryn, and I admit that as soon as I read her name I knew which paper I wanted to use with her. Of course it had to be Lemoncraft's Forget me Not papers.

I'm really rather pleased with the way this turned out, though I'm not 100% satisfied with my colouring. My eyesight struggled a bit with those itty bitty flowers I must say.

Still overall I'm pleased with the result, and I hope you like it too.

I coloured Wryn with my Distress Ink markers
The edges of the paper are inked and distresed and the top layer hand stitched. I fussy cut Wryn out and popped her up with some foam tape, on top of an oval doily frame and tucked a couple of chipboard doily corners underneath, but not before sprinkling them with some frantage and heating.

I added some die cut leaves and some gorgeous flowers

I do hope you can join in with our challenge.
There will be 3 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  prize from Marianne Designs

Right that's all from me today, but I'll see you soon!

Saturday 16 July 2016

Neverending Summer

Morning all! Now don't think I've gone mad, the title has nothing to do with the weather here in the UK and our summer not only is not 'neverending' it hasn't even really got started this year.

Just popping in quickly today to share a quick card I made a while ago. I can't believe that I actually have a whole bunch of cards sitting in my draft folder just waiting to be blogged, it's a great feeling.

Anyhooooo, I made a little vintage number with some papers from Lemoncraft's Neverending Summer collection (hence the title).  Love the colours in this. A fairly simple card, just 2 square layers of design paper, inked with shabby shutters distress ink and then distressed. After that I brushed some gesso along the sides, this is done very subtly, with an almost dry brush that has just a hint of paint left on it. You can see a glimpse of it on the tulle also.

I hand stitched the top layer only with green top stitch thread, and slipped a square of tulle between the 2 layers, the top layer is given dimension with some foam tape and all is glued to a simple square base card made of ivory card stock

I popped some bows of Summer Rose seam binding under 2 opposing corners of my top layer.

On top I layered a chipboard frame, some die cut leaves from Creative Expressions and La-La Land Crafts and a small flourish with leaves (can't remember at the mo which one). The filigree leaved are cut from a scrap of green card stock and then brushed with gesso, keeping a very light touch. The ivory leaves are edged with a little Walnut Stain distress ink, but I kept the flourish plain.

Then I glued on a huge organza flower that I've had in my stash like forever and never knew what to do with before, it goes fab with these papers though and makes a great focal Point. It had a button in the centre but I didn't like that so much so I removed it and replaced it with a pearl and diamante embellishment from my stash. I've also popped in a couple of small pieces of Pearl and Crystal Spray behind the flower.

I finished off with a few small flat back pearls and clear flat back gems, some of which I coloured with a Copic marker to match the green paper.
A name or small sentiment  could easily be popped in the frame area if you wanted to also.

I quite like it, I hope you do. That's all for today but I'll be back tomorrow with the new challenge at
The Ribbon Girl. I'm off to tidy up my crafty space......I could be at it a while ....sigh.

Enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday 14 July 2016

Whimsy July Release - Art by Mi Ran - Birthday Bridget

Hello everyone! I'm back today with the 2nd of my makes for the Whimsy Stamps July Release.  This time I coloured up a stamp from the Art by Mi Ran Collection called Birthday Bridget.

Isn't that cake hat fun?! She's a perfect stamp for birthday cards with the hat and the candle, and such fun to colour. I coloured her up with my Distress Ink markers and used some lovely bright pastel colours again, I'm loving these at the moment, maybe I'm channelling my inner wish for some summer weather lol.

I fussy cut the image and popped her up on some 3 mm foam tape for dimension and to make her 'pop'.

I just used 2 different sheets of design paper for this card, layering and alternating my die cut shapes, and I picked out the same 2 colours for my flowers.

No ribbon or lace today, just some lovely soft gathered trim, accented with a few flat back gems I coloured with Copics to match my papers.

I hope you like my make for today, don't forget to check out the FaceBook page as there is a rather fabulous contest going where you could win a place on the Whimsy Craft Retreat in September. Also check out our FaceBook Inspirations Group where we are sharing all the new release makes and having some fun games with prizes.

That's it from me for today, but I have lots more to share with you in the coming days, so stay tuned!

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Tiddly Inks - Molly Floats

It's no good, I tried to hold out I really did, but I kept seeing all the lovely makes with various 'Mollys' from Tiddly Inks and I just couldn't resist.

Now of course I can tell I will end up like a 10 year old boy in the late 90s collecting Pokeman....gotta catch em all! lol

Anyway, this is the uber pretty and super cute Molly Floats.

I've coloured her with distress ink markers, and decided to give her black hair. I'm thinking all sorts of colours would look good with that hair though, I'm dying to give purple a whirl.

I coloured the rest of her to match some pretty papers in my stash, then I fussy cut her out and mounted her on some foam tape for depth.

Colours used, Vintage Photo, Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Twisted Citron.

I kept the layout pretty simple, not too many layers, and accented with a rather fab chipboard balloon I had, which I inked up to tone in with my colour scheme, and gave a coat of Wink of Stella for some sparkle. Rather than add a flower arrangement as such I just went for 3 largish ones in the same colours as Molly's balloons. I couldn't resist adding that teeny tiny flower to her hair though.

Lace, Cheesecloth and Seam Binding can be found at The Ribbon Girl.

I hope you like her, I have another to colour up but that won't get done before the DT call is finished, so will have to wait till a bit later, though I doubt I'll hold out against colouring her up for long lol

Right, I'm off to bed, work tomorrow. See you soon!

Whimsy July Release - Elisabeth Bell Birthday Beauty

Hello everyone, I don't know about you, but June went super quick for me, I can't believe it's already time for Whimsy Stamps' July Release. How time does fly.

Check out the FaceBook page as there is a rather fabulous contest going where you could win a place on the Whimsy Craft Retreat in September.
Also do drop by our FaceBook Inspirations Group where we are having a party ALL WEEK sharing all the new release makes and having some fun games with prizes.

You are going to love this month's releases and this stamp may well turn out to be my most favourite of all this month's releases. 

This is Birthday Beauty and she is isn't she?
She's one of the Little Cottage Cuties Collection, drawn by the super sweet Elisabeth Bell whose delightful images always make me smile and feel good.

I've coloured her with my Distress Ink markers to match these gorgeous papers from my stash.

I gave her black hair, something I don't do  often enough, but I really thought it suited this image very well.
I fussy cut her out and layered her with some foam tape on top of my die cut frame

I thought these chipboard corners really went well layered behind the Memory Box  frame, I sponged some Memento Brilliance ink on them and it matches very well with the colour of the paper.

As the die-cutting and chipboard made it already quite embellished, I just added a bit of ribbon, a few flowers and some Copic coloured FB gems to finish.

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Wee Stamps Heidi - Christmas in July

It's no use, I can't put it off any longer, I need to start making the dreaded Christmas cards. Otherwise I'll be pulling out my hair come December....and I have a lot of could take quite some time and then I'd not get any cards made!

So it's probably fortunate that the latest theme over at Deep Ocean Challenge is
'Christmas in July'

I decided though that I still couldn't face full on traditional Christmas, so I opted for a little Winter Christmas scene with a twist. 

This is Heidi, isn't she scrummy?  She's one of the Wee Stamps collection by the wonderful Sylvia Zet as you probably guessed. She's an older stamp but still available.

If you read Whimsy Stamp's magazine then you may have seen this card already as it was featured there, funnily enough also as a Christmas in July project!

I've coloured her with my Distress Markers but this time I tried something a little different. If you are  a long time follower you will have  seen me do a B & W colouring with just a pop of colour accent from time to time, but sometimes B & W just doesn't go so well with your paper colour choice. This was the case with this card, I knew I wanted to use these gorgeous papers from Galeria Paperiu, and the blue was perfect for the accent colour, but B & W just didn't seem to look right with the neutral papers. Then I had a light bulb moment....what if instead of B & W I did Sepia? So I gave it a try and what I ended up with looked so beautifully vintage that I totally went with that look for my card.

Techniques used on my card:

Monochrome Distress Ink Colouring
Layering Die Cuts
Fussy Cutting

Products used

Galeria Papieru - Snow Queen 12 x 12 papers
Ivory White Magnolia Flower
30 mm Ivory Wild Roses
Apple Blossom Mixed Pastels
Ivory Sugar Sprinkle Ribbon
5 mm FB Clear Gems

I do hope you can join in with us.

That's all from me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with my first make for the July release from Whimsy Stamps.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 10 July 2016

Vintage Heart

Afternoon! Have you all had a fun weekend? The weather has been very variable here, I avoided the very windy weather yesterday and stayed in and made some cards. Yup, that's what I said 'some', I'm deffo getting faster at this milarky....finally lol!

I must admit that I do find it quicker when I don't use a stamped image to colour, not that I will ever neglect my beloved images, but it is nice sometimes when you just get to play with pretty paper and flowers without worrying how you'll match your image.

Don't worry though, I still have plenty of cards with stamped images to share with you, it's Whimsy's July release in the week and oh my do we have some great stamps to share with you!

But I digress, so on with the card I'm sharing today. This is a fairly simple design, I used a lacy heart die from La-La Land Crafts and a Spellbinders borderabilities dieto make this. Thwe papers are from my stash also and are called Oh Hello Spring, designed by the uber talented Klaudia Kzsp.

I inked and distressed my edges, but didn't gesso this one, I layered my papers with some foam adhesive and kept the embellishments pretty simple, just the flowers inside the heart, some lace and some satin ribbon, and a few pearls (all listed below). I finished off with a couple of little diamante and pearl embellies from my stash.

and that's it! Super quick and easy really and I do so love the way the vintage cards look.

6 mm Ivory Pearl Flat Backs

This card is for sale in my Etsy store, just click the icon below to go there.


That's all from me today but I'll be back later in the week with the new Challenge over at Deep Ocean and my new release posts for Whimsy Stamps. Until then have fun!

Friday 8 July 2016

Lili of the Valley - Just Arrived

Hello everyone!

I thought I would give the wedding cards a bit of a break today and pop in to share a little baby card I made using one of the cute Lili of the Valley baby stamps called Just Arrived and some Carta Bella papers from my stash....yup I'm  trying to wade my way through the masses of papers I seem to have accumulated over just 3 years!  It's crazy isn't it how much we gather and ferret away and forget we have or keep just because ...well...we can't bear to cut into it lol.

I've coloured this super cute stamp with my distress ink makers to match the colours in the papers.

As it's a boy card, I've kept the embellishments fairly simple, just adding some narrow lace beneath the leayers, and a brightly coloured bow and coordinating buttons to match the papers .

I didn't ink around or distress the edges this time as I wanted to keep everything very clean looking.

(This is in the sale so grab it while you still can!)

Unfortunately the blue buttons are no longer stocked.

I hope you like it and I'll see you again next time!

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Seas the Day!


 Remember how in my last Tiddly Inks post I said I loved the newer sea themed stamps?

Well this one was a particular favourite of mine and I just couldn't resist it.

It's called Octopi my Heart, and I just love it's quirkiness, plus it's sooooo cute!

I coloured it with my Distress Ink markers and I already knew in my head what colours I wanted for the Octopuses and I think it suits them really well, I also knew that I wanted to make a shaker card with it, I don't know why, but for some reason it screamed SHAKER CARD at me lol.

It does come with it's own fab punny sentiment which reads 'You Octopi my Heart', but since I didn't want a love themed card, I substituted another punny and sea themed sentiment that I thought went brilliantly with it.

I really like the way it turned out, originally I was going to use sea themed papers, but I actually really liked the colours in the papers I used and there was enough of a sea theme with the image, sentiment, die cut and charms, to not need the addition of themed papers I think, somtimes it's nice to think a little outside the box.

I'm popping this into the


as well to give an idea of the range of my style.

Have a lovely day! :) xx

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Mr & Mrs


It's me again...well I guess that's obvious as it's my blog, duh!

I have another wedding card to share with you today. Goodness I seem to have made a lot of Wedding  cards so far this year.

Originally I was going to make an oval shaker card with this, but I couldn't quite get it to look how I imagined it in my head, so I changed my mind at the last minute lol!

 I used this delightful stamp from the Art by MiRan collection, called Wedding Day.

I coloured it up with my distress ink markers to match some lovely vintage style papers and added a chipboard sentiment which I darkened with a little Walnut Stain distress ink.

The top layer is two strips of design paper individually stitched, but I'm thinking I may as well have saved time and gone with one square piece as you can barely even see the gap with everything on top.

Papers and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl are listed below.

Well that's all from me today, but I'll be back soon with more inspiration.