Wednesday, 27 September 2017


I hate the cold damp days of autumn but the sunny crisp days  with blue skies I don't mind as I'm a summer sunshine girl at heart but the colours of autumn leaves I love especially when the skies are bright and blue. I decided to create my own leaves  and add some drops of water as homage to the wet dull days of autumn too. I'm not sure what I will use this card for  so no sentiment , really just made it for me as I love the leaves.
I die cut them using the majestic maple from poppystamps dies  and coloured them with moonglow walnut ink stain inks by just randomly splodging the colours. 

To create the card I used a kraft base card and created a stage for my leaves with some soft gold embossed paper and a matt of dark brown card both cut to a rectangle. I took 5 leaves as things in nature always appear with prime number and arranged them in a layer to look stacked as fallen randomly (well hopefully. I bent and shaped the leaves to give form to the leaves and to maintain that form I used hot glue to attach to the stage. I added some drops of glossy accents to assimilate captured raindrops,

I really love how it turned out though it might be fun to send through the post but I'll sort that when the problem arises along with choosing an appropriate sentiment. I guess the card could have the rectangle either portrait or landscape but time will tell which I eventually choose.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The paper shelter - colours of autumn

Fab n funky - fall colours

AAA cards -autumn

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Starburst celebrate

I needed a quick birthday card for a guys  who was celebrating his 60th birthday so decided on the poppystamps celebrate text die. I cut it in red mirricard .I decided I wanted a halo for my word to give more impact so on gold mirricard I used the same die to emboss on the card then cut it out following the outline, and then I added the red text to the gold halo.

I used gold and red confetti circles to create a starburst effect on the white card base and then attached the text to the centre of the staburst.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

CAS on Friday - use a die

poppystamps - lots of dots

Scrappyland - anything goes

CASeology - Big

My time to craft - dies only

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Autumnal Thankyou

I always think it is nice to say thank you but when you say it with a card it always feels like you mean it a little bit more as you have taken time to get the card (or make it) and send it.

This card was made for a guy hence the colours and the palette just screamed autumn to me so I went with foliage and tried to keep it simple and clean using dies cuts.

I used a brown base card and used a poppystamps die (I think its poppy stamps if not it will be Memory box as almost all my dies are one or te other. The sentiment is jumbled thank you and was cut in brown card.
I added a panel of yellow card which had moonglow walnut ink stain sprayed on it as a base for my foliage.

I added a delicate fern cut in green and chandre stems cut in brown and yellow. I decided to add some ivy which is I think a cottage cutz die and the leaves are a mix of poppystamps dies and I think a joy craft die . The leaves I coloured with inks to try and give a variegated turning colour look.
I love how it turned out and the guy it was sent to loved it too so job done.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

House of cards - photo inspiration

outside the box -falling for fall

Allsorts -feels like autumn

creatalicious- anything goes optional leaves

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rainbow flowers

I decided to play with my distress oxide inks but make a bit of a rainbow too. There was a challenge I found that is to case one of Beverly Brown from Unikos cards  so I thought I'd have a go. I was recently lucky enough to win some fab flower stamps from a moving along with the times challenge.

I stamped the flower images with versafine ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. I them created my rainbow using post it notes to create the crisp lines.

I decided once I'd done the rainbow to try something different. I used a water pen and tissue to oxidise and remove some of the colour from the flower. I quite like the effect it created.
I decided to make it a birthday card so added the birthday stamp from the flower set. I don't normally make single layer cards but I'm happy I tried this, this time.

I would like to enter his card into the following challenges:-

Time out challenges - case Bev's card

Kraftin Kimme - rainbow colours

Sweet stampin' - heat embossing

The daily marker - colouring challenge

simon says - use a stamp

little red wagon - show us your background