Thursday, 9 April 2015

You are fabulous

Now, I know you are all fabulous, but my card today is for a friend of mine who is going through a relationship crisis.  Her self-worth is a bit low, as tends to happen so I just wanted her to know how fabulous she is.

And since the card is mainly black (with white I grant you) and a teeny hint of red, I'm entering it into the Less is More challenge which this week is predominantly black.

I stamped the lady too far over on the card blank so I trimmed it down and used it as a layer (not the first time I've had to do this!).

Off to do some commenting on the lovely creations at Less is More, loads of inspiration as always.


Friday, 20 March 2015

Fluttering by

Hello, happy Friday.

Did you manage to see the eclipse?  Sadly, we had solid cloud cover until about lunchtime, which was a tad late, but still nice to see.

I have made a quick card to join in with the fun at Less is More.  This week is one layer week and ta-da I remembered!  I used perfect pearls to dust over my big and little butterflies, all Penny Black stamps, now I come to think of it.  I was then going to use a spotty stencil with some clear gel stencil paste but I couldn't get the lid off (so that's why they say to clean the lid every time) so I experimented with some glossy accents. Of course I had to remove the stencil immediately so the accents spread out and each dot seems to have a bubble in it, but I think that just coordinates with the holes in the sequins (sounds plausible, doesn't it?).

I tried to be arty with my photo but it was still cloudy so I'm sorry it's such a dark picture.
Here's another angle to try to show the gorgeous shimmer.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day


Sorry, did I wake you up?  I know, it's been ages since I posted anything (hangs head in shame).  I'm going to try to be more frequent in my postings.  Maybe the lighter evenings will help.

Anyway, I thought you might like to see the card I made my Mum for Mother's Day.  Unfortunately she's allergic to daffodils so I will have to be more imaginative with her gift.

I used some NBUS of a HoneyDoo stamp set.  The flower heads and leaves are separate to the flourish that doubles as the stem, which is great because the flourish would work well on its own.  (I might even decorate the envelope with it if I remember).

I'm linking up to Less is More this week as they have a colour challenge of yellow and green, very springy colours.

By the way if you think I've been fancy in Photoshop making that reflection of my card, I didn't, it's just my shiny kitchen worktop!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Modern Christmas

Hi there, sorry for my absence recently.  No reason, just doing other stuff lately.

I've made a Christmas card in non-traditional colours for the Less is More challenge, although I'm not really a red and green girl anyway, so most of mine tend to be silver, gold, purple, jade etc.

I used some white embossing paste through a snow stencil after sponging the jade ink onto the card.  I then added various die cuts, including a double layered Peace.
I made a similar one like this:
Enjoy your weekend.

Bye for

Friday, 3 October 2014

Mostly words


I hope you're enjoying your Friday evening and looking forward to a great weekend.

I made this card a few days ago for the Less is More Challenge and then forgot to post it.  So as per usual it seems I'm squeaking in at the last minute.

We have been asked to make a card that is mostly words.  I hope my one word is sufficient.

I die cut the word and the snowflake three times in white card and once in silver glitter card and layered them up for depth.  I punched a tiny hole in the Y and used a jump ring from my jewellery stash to hang the snowflake so it swings freely.

Just for once I think this might be an idea of my own and not a rip-off CASE of someone else's brilliant idea.
I'd better finish this before I actually miss the deadline.  One day life will slow down and I'l get more time to devote to this wonderful hobby.
Thanks for looking, bye for now.

Friday, 12 September 2014


Well hello there.  Happy Friday to you.

I thought I'd share a little card with you, that will be for my husband, not sure which occasion yet.  Maybe just because.

He knows how much I love mint aero chocolate bars, so he's understand how I feel about him.

I'm going to link it up to the colour challenge this week at Less is More, which is chocolate and mint.  Two of my favourite flavours, along with banana. Why don't they make banana filled aero?

While you're here, shall I show you another card I made last night?  It's for a friend's birthday on Saturday.

I made the white keys glossy by cutting the rectangles, then laying some wide clear parcel tape over the card and folding the edges under, then rounding the corners.  The black card was already glossy when I bought it!

The little peel-off border was to fill in the space I left by misjudging where to print the greeting.

Thanks for popping by, enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Shaker card

Hello all

I am running a card class next week at my craft group I attend and wanted to show the ladies an example of what they will be making.

So, for my Farnborough girls, here you are:

It's a shaker card with a complete clear front panel, with seed beads inside, so you can see the greeting inside the main card.  It is embellished with punched flowers, mine are trying to look like water lilies, but we can experiment with different shapes and colours.

If you have any other ideas and would like to bring some card and embellishments for that instead, that would be great.

See you next week ladies.