Card making

Lavinia Card

I really love the Lavinia range and after watching a few background tutorials I made this. Hope you like it. I used several colours blended to make the background. First I filled the whole panel with pink, masking a circle hit the moon. Then I added a lilac, then purple round the sides. I added yellow round the moon and for the moon. I stamped the edges with stamps and Versafine black ink, plus the flying fairies. I added clear Wink of Stella round the edge of the moon and dots of white gel pen to highlight. Really pleased with the result matted onto card.


Card making, Distress Oxide, greeting cards, handmade cards, Stamping

Newbury Stamperama

I’ve been out buying supplies st the Newbury Stamperama Show today. Spent lots of pennies but saved on postage. My main purchases were some Cardio beach scene stamps – see pictures. I’m not happy with my first attempts, think I need a ruler to get my beach huts straighter ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Really liked the way the sand and sea were done on the samples. I just absolutely love the seagulls! They just finish it all off. Need more practice but I’ll get there.

I’ll post what else I bought as I use each product.

Happy crafting!


Card making

Busy busy busy

I’ve not posted much the last few days as life has been hectic so not done much crafting. I’m today having a massive clear out of my craft room – I’ve just emerged for a cool down! The spare room used to be my craft room, then it became my Slimming World Office/craft room. After I gave up Slimming World as a consultant last year and I cleared a lot of SW stuff out, I’ve been finding it difficult to find anything. So …. everything is coming out and put back within reach. Plus I’ve forgotten what’s in the depths of the cupboards! Don’t think I’ll ever need to buy a card blank again! I’ll post ‘after’ photos later on. Have a good day – at least it’s about 10 degrees cooler today.


Card making, Crafting, greeting cards, handmade cards, Heat embossing, Papercrafting, Stamping, Uncategorized, Watercolour

Twinkling H2O Cards Made Up

I stamped the flower and butterfly images using Versamark ink in my Tim Holtz stamping platform. I then heat embossed with Wow Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White. I coloured the images with LuminArte Twinkling H2O’s – Ivy Iris, Cherry Sorbet and Razzleberry. I also used these colours for the background of the butterflies. I matted the finished panels in coordinating card and made the cards up. As a finishing touch I splattered some of the same colours using a brush on the backgrounds and added pearl gems or Nuvo Drops in Pink Champagne and Wisteria Purple. Finished off with sentiments and peel offs.


Card making, Crafting, handmade cards, Heat embossing, Stamping, Uncategorized, Watercolour

Watercolour Flowers

I’ve not really done much water colouring but after watching a few videos on YouTube I had a go. I picked up a few tips and this was my first attempt on watercolour card. I used a small palette I already had plus my Twinkling H2O’s.

The main tip I saw was to lay water down on the pre stamped Versamark and white embossed image before adding the colour. I’m very pleased with the result so will be practicing more in future as I think water coloured flowers look beautiful.