Thursday 11 April 2019

Gel plate print and Kate Crane


I love the Easter hols, gives me guilt-free time to have a crafty play!  Here I used Amsterdam acrylic paints to make a gel print background.  I stamped various patterns over the print (mostly Kate Crane's designs with both Stampotique and Carabelle Studio) and added Kate's sweet Lolly Dolly.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Kate Crane's Lolly Dolly!

Hello crafty peeps!

I've had fun today using one of Kate Crane's lovely, Lolly Dolly stamps, produced by Carabelle Studio.  I made a bright, gelli plate background using acrylic paints and mounted the circle onto a black and white background stamped with Archival ink.  Hope you like it! :)

Saturday 23 February 2019

Visible Image and Carabelle Studio

Hello crafty peeps!

I haven't posted for a loooong time, but a little mojo came my way the other day...

I made this card with one of Visible Image's new stamp sets, Creative Chaos, along with the Carabelle Studio stitching stamp along the bottom.  The blue is a sprinkling of blue Bister powder, absolutely my favourite!

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