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


Friday, 1 April 2016

A little bit of glitter...

Hello peeps,

I hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather this week, so lucky to have the sunshine in the school holidays!

I've made this congrats card with Altenew Peony Scrolls, I stamped and embossed in white on watercolour paper and then coloured with Distress Inks. I haven't used glitter paper in such a long time, so it was nice to make a card with a little sparkle and glamour, hope you like it! Xx

Thank you for your visit! Xxx


Thursday, 31 March 2016

Bister and Brusho collection


Bister and Brusho are so popular at the moment, rightly so, they make fabulous backgrounds with minimum effort! I thought I would gather up some photos of my favourite makes with these products and put them together for you to see (many thanks to my dear friend Didi!).

Bister is my personal favourite, I love the natural tones of this dye and the little brown flecks give lots of texture. The little particles take slightly longer to react with water than Brusho, so you have time to play and get the look as you want it. Brusho colours are more vibrant and as they react very quickly with water, I sometimes feel that it 'gets away' from me and the colours merge too much. I use these products slightly differently, the Bister I sprinkle on my craft mat, spray with water then lay the card on top. I usually sprinkle the Brusho onto the card then spritz with water. Either way, they are fun and fabulous!

Here's a list of the stamps used:

Top left - Dylusions Background Love, Tim Holtz Runway

Top middle - Tim Holtz Flower Garden

Top right - Background stamps from Carabelle Studio, Shell from Designs by Ryn

Middle right - Tap from Carabelle Studio, Droplets from Designs by Ryn

Bottom right - Carabelle Studio background, Stampinback Poppies

Bottom middle - Viva Las Vegas!

Bottom left - Carabelle Studio Histoire du temps, Stampinback Poppies

Middle left - Various 'sea themed' stamps from Designs by Ryn and a Tim Holtz sentiment.

Thanks for visiting! Xxxx