Sunday, 7 May 2017

Heartfelt Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am trying my best to have some balance in my crazy time of year...reports!! As I look outside my window, I see a beautiful sunny day and wish that I could be spending some time in it sipping coffee. So my aim is to reward myself with getting a quota of report comments done and then doing just that!

Today I have created a card following the current sketch from Mojo Monday and also at the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which is 'a hint of pink.'

I get hooked on buying loads of supplies and lately I have been digging deep and rediscovering the treasures that I haven't seen for a while and enjoying that. I have used an older paper collection from Pion Designs plus some of my favourite dies to create this card.


Paper: Pion Designs For Mother

Stamp: Hero Arts Everyday Messages

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia and Distress ink Vintage Photo

Dies: Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves, JustRite Custom Die Template, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One

Other: Green Tara Roses and Wild Orchis Crafts, Stampin' Up! Doily

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Shabby Chic Cards

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am sharing two cards that I have created using the White Flowers on Green Collection from Meg's Garden.

The collection has lovely ephemera. I selected this elegant lady as my focal image and used a Spellbinders die to frame it. I drew inspiration from the colours from the flowers in her hat to select flowers to embellish my card.

The lace, and trinket are also available from Megs's Garden as well.

My second card again has images from the ephemera pages. I fussy cut the white frame to frame another elegant vintage lady image.

To compliment the scrolls in the frame, I selected some Spellbinder lacey edge dies. The background papers are very subtle, so I framed them with white card stock and used foam tape to add definition between my layers.

Paper: White Flowers on Green
Ribbon, lace and trinkets all available from Meg's Garden 

Stamp: JustRite Large Elegant Sentiments

Ink: Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Versafine

Dies: Spellbinders Oval Floral and Flourish Trim, Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork and Peaceful Butterfly Wings, Elizabeth Craft Curvy leaves, Couture Creations Edith and Baby

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Other: Hug Snug seam binding, Kaisercraft pearls, Hero Arts white embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Enjoy The Day

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a card with you. I have returned to school after a restful break and needed to do something creative to unwind. My card follows the latest sketch from Mojo Monday which is shown below.

Here are some close ups..

I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes for this week.


Paper: Prima Tales of You and Me

Flowers: Prima Tales of You and Me #586317 and Green Tara Roses

Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Dies: Joy Crafts Open Heart and Butterfly

Other: White Lace

I hope that you all have a great week!

Hugs from

Monday, 24 April 2017


Hello everyone! Today I am sharing another layout which is for an album that I am making for my cousin of his lovely twin boys. It's amazing how quickly they grow...they are 23 weeks old so I need to keep moving so I don't fall too far behind. I am using Pion Design papers for this layout....a collection that I've hoarded for ages and it seemed a perfect match for this photo.

I distressed all of my edges an inked them using Gathered Twigs distress ink. I also added foam tape behind one of the photo layers so that I could tuck in some embellishments that I fussy cut from the papers.

My title is from Dusty Attic. I used gesso to alter it. The frame is a from Scrapmatts and I painted it with gesso then used 13 Arts mist to paint it using a paint brush, then I dabbed off some of the mist with a paper towel to add some texture.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The tiny blue ones I have had for a very long time and they coordinate perfectly with the papers. It really pays off to dig deep into your's amazing to find your hidden treasures!


Paper: Pion Design Vintage Garden Collection Blue Ornament, Flax and Borders and Tags sheets

Stamps: Bobunny Midnight Frost Clears Stamps

Ink: Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Ranger Archival Jet Black

Other: Scrapmatts Flourishes 05 and Ornate Frames 17, Dusty Attic Hashtag Sayings #1, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Lace, Flat Back Pearls, Twine, Lace Doily, 13 Arts Pastel Blue mist, Liquitex gesso, Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Easter Bunny Is Here

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing the first of two posts that feature some felt plushie toys that I have made over the school holidays. As you can see, the Easter Bunny AKA Plush Liam from Memory Box has bounced into my home!

This plushie was very simple to make. It comes with a carrot. I used a copic marker to colour the cheeks and ears. I also used some Doodlebug Designs black sprinkles for the eyes.

I will share my next round of plushies very soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Flamingo Wreath Card

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a lovely Easter with your loved ones. Today I am sharing a card with you that was a birthday card that I made for someone who absolutely loves flamingos! I also dug deep into my stash to create the floral wreath which frames it as well.

I started my wreath by using a circular stamp and then I pulled out any floral and foliage stamps that I owned and stamped away. It was very easy to do once I had found the stamps that I needed. I used a wink of stella clear pen to highlight some of the flowers in the wreath.


Stamp: Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo and Die

Paper: Strathmore Smooth

Dies: My Favourite Things Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames

Ink: Flamingo Hero Arts Soft Pink, Soft Blossom and Ultra Pink
Wreath: Gero Arts Green Hills, Grape Juice, Field Greens, Soft Blossom, Ultra Pink, Altenew Warm Sunshine

Other: MISTI, Wink Of Stella Clear, Foam Tape

Stamps: 49 and Market Gabi's Circle Stitch Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue and Baroque motifs, Grant Archival Christina Re, Design a Flower set Practical Publishing

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Peony Scrolls using Tombow Markers

Hello everyone! I am so thrilled to be on school holidays, resting up and catching up on the the errands etc that need to be done. I also have felt the urge for stamping and watercolouring. I was waiting for some special paper to arrive in the mail so I could try my new watercolour pens and I love them!

I used Altenew's Peony Scrolls stamp set and watercoloured them using Tombow markers. I stamped the flowers and leaves using Versamark ink several times onto Strathmore smooth white paper and heat embossed them using Hero Arts white embossing powder. I used a watercolor brush and the Tombow markers to colour the flowers and leaves.
The Strathmore paper is also great for backgrounds using Distress ink. I had no problems using my ink blending tool at all! I arranged my flowers and leaves and either used glue or foam tape to add some dimension to my composition.


Stamp: Altenew Peony Scrolls Stamps and matching die

Paper: Stathmore Smooth

Tombow Markers: Pink 723, Green 133 and 195

Ink: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Other: My Favourite Things Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames, Foam Tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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