25 May, 2024

Lots of Hugs


Repetition is the name of the game here.  One stamp, one matching die.

I stamped the word in rainbow colours, used a white pen to add dots.    The edge of the panel is dry embossed to finish the edge and add some shadow.  Diecut the word once from bright patterned paper and stuck it over the yellow word (which looked a bit pale); the designer paper gives a bit of movement too.

Die & stamp set: unkknown brand 

Also: white pen, patterned paper with glossy and sparkly bits on it

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19 May, 2024

Tulip Anniversary


Tulips don't last long, but they are cheery and bright.  I'm enjoying playing with watercolour effects.

The background is a stamp of dandelions stamped with DI's.  Florals diecut from card smooshed and coloured with DI's and splattered with white Distress stain. At the end I also painted parts of the tulips with gold shimmer mist (you can see it in the detail pic).  The sentiment is diecut and stacked on black card.

Background stamp: Hero Arts 

Floral dies: unknown

Stacked Senti die: unknown

Also: Distress Inks, Distress Stain, gold pearls

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16 May, 2024

Sprig for You


Now and then I climb out of my box and do something like this.  I re-discovered my rub-on wax and decided it would be perfect for the dark green leaves cut from slightly textured card, the wax shows the texture beautifully.  Sentiment cut from mirror card. The almost-silhouette is set against a light spring-ish floral and lace - reminds me of sitting under the trees in summer - high tea anyone?

Background die: Memory Box 

Leaf die:

Lace die:

Sentiment die: 

Also:  Patt.paper, metallic rub on, gold pearls

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15 May, 2024

Birthday Flowers


Lots of  birthdays around at the moment - here's a birthday bunch of flowers to celebrate.  All stamping is heat embossed with gold EP.  Bow cut from mirror card.

Image Stamp: 

Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio

Window die: My Favourite Things

Bow die: Three Button Studio

Also: Copics

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14 May, 2024

Flower XOXO


Stamping, splattering, paper piecing and a bit of sparkle.

I stamped the flower on white card, sponged Distress Ink around the flower head to make a halo and then splattered.  Stamped the same flower & leaves on snippets of patterned paper, then cut out. The sequins are actually black with holographic colours and a texture.

Stamp: TimHoltz/SAnonymous 

Also:  Distress stain, sequins

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12 May, 2024

Bunch of Tulips

I love that watercolour look.

The background is stencilled using DI's.  The leaves and flowers are coloured by smooshing card with DI's then diecutting, stems coloured with Copics.  the flower heads are splattered with Distress stain.  Some tulips are raised on 3D foam.  Sentiment diecut from mirror card.  Snippets used for flowers and leaves and also sentiment. 

Diecut flora: unknown 

Sentiment: unknown

Stencil: Rosie's Studio

Also Copics, DI's, white Distress stain, crochet cotton

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09 May, 2024



What is lighter than a butterfly? If you ever had one land on you you  know it is special and leaves you feeling lighter than the butterfly.  I made this for an internet buddy's birthday.

I used my gelli plate to make this, using stamps and Distress Oxide Inks.  The dots (cut from heavy matt silver) are drop-outs from a die, I stacked some of them with various layers.  They represent the butterfly journey.  The 'happy' die is inset and cut from the same silver card, the 'birthday' is stamped and heat embossed in silver.

Stamps: Grace Taylor 

Die happy:  Heidi Swapp

Also: DOxInks

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08 May, 2024



What fantastic colours together.  I used them to make a water scene and reflections.  I swiped the ink pads, spritzed with water, repeated a couple of times, and dabbed some off to make it blotchy.  Splattered with white Distress Stain and sponged the edges with black DI. When dry I stamped the image over.   I drew the birds with black pen.

Stamp: unknown 

Sentiment: Tim Holtz distress Embossing

Also: crochet cotton, black pen

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06 May, 2024

Lily & Emeralds


Lovely layered lilies - a jewel in the garden and with jewels here.  The background is made by misting shades of yellow and green then overlaid with metallic gold spray.  When dry, stamped and splattered. The lilies are coloured using Distress Inks and smooshing technique in lots of layers of colour.  I love this  watercolour technique!  I used 3Dfoam tape to get dimension in the flowers and leaves.  I decided not to put a  sentiment.

Die: ? Sizzix  

Stamps: unknown.  The scripty one is so old, one of my first ever stamps

Also: Distress Inks, gems

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05 May, 2024

Crazy Friends


Wow this took a while but was such fun to make.

Firstly stamped the four women and the heart. Made masks and misted with Distress Oxide spray.  Coloured the women with coloured pencils, added paint to the backgrounds.  Also added paint to the edges of the card and here an there on the women. Splattered white Distress Stain and Glimmermist.  Drew around the shapes with gold pen,  around the borders with black pen, around the sentiment with white pen.  The panel didn't look good on white or black base card, so I coloured the edges of a white base card with Distress Oxide ink.  Tiny gems added and some Glossy Accents. In case you're wondering, yes, I did stamp one woman wonky on purpose!

Women stamps: artgirlz 

Heart & texture stamps: IndigoBlu

Also: Dylusions paint, Distress Stain, Distress Oxide spray, D.Oxide ink.  GlimmerMist, Glossy Accents, gems

Pens: gold, black, white 

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04 May, 2024

Sending Happy

 CAS with two layers of wreath interlocked.  The sentiment is heat embossed with lime EP, attached with 3D foam.  Star cut from gold mirror card.

Die & senti: unknown    

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asyoulikeit-favourite-soft-or-bold-colours-and-why I like using bold colours because they make me feel happy, I also wear bold colors so I guess it expresses me.

02 May, 2024

Sunshine Rain


Another CAS card this time playing with the weather.  The umbrellas is stacked 4 layers and the sentiment is 2 and slightly offset to make a shadow.

BG Die: unknown     

Sentiment die Hello: Tim Holtz/Sizzix

Sunshine stamp: Rosie's Studio

Also: clear droplets

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Zen Best Fishes


This is a stamp that I heat embossed then zentangled for a cardswap.  I made the background (by dabbing) using a kids paint set with pearlised colours.  The fish is stamped onto white card, zentagled with black pen and cut out.  Seaweed, and also small fishes are stamped on background so he doesn't get lonely.    A couple of strips of silvery washi across the bottom (I think they look like scales), and some gemstone bubbles.

Stamp: unknown 

Sentiment: Pink Petticoat

Little fishes: woodware

Also: kids paints, washi, gems

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