Monday, 17 April 2017

Playing with Distress Oxides...

Hello crafty peeps!

I've had these Distress Oxides for a while now, but as I've been so busy with my Open University study, I haven't had much of a chance to play with them!  I finished an essay today so I treated myself to a crafty play....

I used one of the techniques that 'Sir Tim' recommends - that of squidging the ink onto a craft mat, spraying with a little water and then placing the card onto the puddle... et voila!  These fab inks allow you to layer up the inks and keep the colours (more or less!) as they should be, rather than making a muddy brown mess. :-)

I hope you've all enjoyed a Happy Easter, and maybe had some crafty time too!  Thanks for visiting x

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Butterfly tag with Designs by Ryn and Visible Image.

Goodness me, it's been a while since I posted on here, and even longer since I made a tag!

This one uses the lovely Spiral Branch stamp and the Patio Stone stamp from Designs by Ryn.  The butterflies are from Visible Image.

Thanks for looking! xxx

Friday, 30 September 2016

Stampotique - Kate Crane's Sailboat


Hello crafters!

Picked up this lovely Stampotique stamp today from The Artistic Stamper, it's so cute!

I made a watercolour background with Tombow pens and spritzed water, cut it with a stitched square die and mounted it onto the base card. I stamped the boat with Archival ink and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils. I used white liquid enamel to give the dots a bit of dimension and used foam pads to raise the boat up a little. Job done! X


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Bister and Stampotique


Here's my second Stampotique purchase this month, the lovely Ammonite shell by France Papillon. I stamped and embossed the shell with copper EP, then sprinkled and spritzed Bister powder in the background. I added highlights with my Prismacolour pencils and a sentiment to finish.

I hope you like it, thanks for visiting! Xxx


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Designs by Ryn and Stampotique

Hello again bloggers,

Long time, no posts! My mojo took a holiday recently but it came back today along with a couple of new stamps from Stampotique...

The lovely Rising Bubbles stamp that I used in the background are from Designs by Ryn and the Fishbone is from Stampotique. The bubbles were stamped with Versamark ink on Kraft card. I stamped and embossed the fishbone with white ep then sprinkled brown Bister powder over the top and spritzed with water. Hope you like!

Thanks for visiting today! Xxx


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Beautiful Day!


I followed a tutorial from the Altenew Academy to make this water-coloured card, using their Beautiful Day set.

Hope you are enjoying a crafty weekend too! Thanks for visiting xx


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Hero Arts


A Hero Arts floral card on the blog today, really enjoyed colouring the flowers with my Prismacolour pencils.

Thank you for visiting! Xxx


Monday, 11 April 2016

Designs by Ryn and Bister.


I've used my favourite stamp from Designs by Ryn on this card, Spiral Shell. I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder then sprinkled over Bister powder and spritzed with water. I decided to twist the mounts to echo the spiral of the shell.

Thank you for visiting! Xxxx


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Spiritual journey...

Hello peeps!

I made a Brusho background for this piece, and stamped the fabulous Journey collage stamp by Stampotique over the top. I added some water droplets from Designs by Ryn and covered them with glossy accents to make them look shiny. Stickles glitter added to the wings and heart give a bit of sparkle to the Stampotique angel.

Thanks for visiting! Xx


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Happy Birthday Mum!

Hello crafty peeps!

It's my lovely mum's birthday today, so now I can show you the card I made for her...

I used Altenew's Magnolias for her set along with a branch from a Tim Holtz die (Bird on a branch I think).

I wanted to make something with the 'wow' factor because it's Mum's special birthday this year, I hope I've achieved it with this card!

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments, they're much appreciated! Xxx