Wednesday 5 April 2017

Beautiful You Silhouette with Rainbow Inking

Good morning!
I held a class at my home a few weeks ago and I just wanted to share one of the cards we made. I totally love creating this kind of background so I thought I would get the ladies to get all inky!

To create the background I simply used sponges to swipe colour across the card. I then stamped my dancing lady from Beautiful You, and coloured her with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to make her into a silhouette. I then added a few strokes of Wink Of Stella to give a little shimmer to the card.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then I added various Stampin' Emboss Powders to create the rainbow effect.
*TIP - I masked off the word 'gorgeous' on the stamp using a Post-It note so I had the sentiment I wanted.

I love using this technique...have you ever tried it? If not, give it a go and let me know how you got on!

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday 16 February 2017

An artist inspired card

Hello all!
Ok so recently I had a page pop up on my Facebook, suggesting I might like it. So I had a look! And boy was I inspired! So much so, I had a little play, and inspired by one of his paintings, I created this card....

I used some sponges and lots of Brights inks to basically swipe ink onto the card, building up and overlapping the colours to create the background. 

I then stamped and coloured my lady from Beautiful You, fussy cut her out, then popped her up on Dimensionals before adding the sentiment. In hindsight, I would have made my lady more vibrant in colour and perhaps used a different sentiment, but all in all, I love the effect I created!

Oh and please pop by the inspiring artists page to see his incredible work and see the work of art that inspired my card.

Thanks for popping by today and I hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Floral Affection

Good evening!
Ok, so what do you do when you ink an embossed image and get ink everywhere and ruin the card? Cut it out!

This is the embossed image from one of the Floral Affection embossing folders and I cut it out, popped it up on Dimensionals and stuck it to my card blank. Do you recognise the swirl in the background?? 

It's from one of the Christmas sets, Star of Light. I do love it when I get to use a 'Christmas' stamp all year round!

That's all from me today. Hope yours is a good one!

Friday 3 February 2017

It's Friday!!

Well we've all made it through to Friday! Yay!
Today I have one more card using the Beautiful You stamp set. I was clearing up my desk yesterday and found this image laying there, already coloured, so this is how I used it...

I've kept my card simple but added a little texture with the Softly Falling EF, (looks a bit like rain, I thought!), and I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out my image.

I may see you over the weekend, but in case I don't I hope you have a good one and I hope to see you next week!

(PS. don't forget to choose your free Sale-A-Bration items, then go place your £45+ orders to redeem them!)

Thursday 2 February 2017

A late one!

Hello again! Ok, this is a quick 'bonus' post for today!
I just noticed that I'm actually not too late to join in with the challenge at Less Is More this week, for their Balloons challenge! So here is my entry...

I have made a very simple card using the Balloon Celebration stamp set and matching punch.

I used gold Encore to add a touch of occasion to the balloons.

Think I better head to bed now!
Night all!

One Wild Ride!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made ages ago, using One Wild Ride. I'm not the best at making male cards, but I'm very happy with this one!

I decided to make a z-fold card with a 'twist'... opens the opposite way to usual! The reason for this?

So the bike looks like it's travelling! I had a lot of fun making this. Lots of neutral colours but quite an effective card I think. What do you think?

This is a great set for all sorts of occasions, and I reckon it would be great for those bike chicks too!

If you would like to order this set, please just click through to my shop using the link on the right >>>>

Also, don't forget that it's Sale-A-Bration through til the end of March, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a FREE product from the SAB brochure!! 

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Botanical Z-Fold Card

Good morning to you lovely crafty peeps!
I decided that today I should show you something other than just those lovely ladies from the last few days, so here is the card and gift box I made for my very good friend, Sharon, for her birthday early in January.

I used Botanical Builder Thinlits which I inked up with sponge daubers to give a more subtle coloured effect.

I went for a Z-Fold card as I think they have quite an impact, don't you? I like to leave the middle panel blank to write my message on, but you could decorate it too. 

I used several sentiment sets to complete the card and box, including Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Crazy about You, Endless Birthday Wishes, Hello You Thinlits and Large Number Thinlits. 

I have some exciting news for you today too! 

I am starting up my Stamper's Six club again! I will be posting full details in the next few days, but the basics are that you commit to ordering £25 of Stampin' Up! goodies from me per month, for 6 months, and in return you will not only get your products, but also a little gift from me! And the best bit?? You get to be the hostess once in that 6 month period and choose at least £15 of FREE products of your choice!

If you would be interested in joining, please just drop me an email at

Have a lovely day...I'm off to the gym now!

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