Saturday, 20 August 2016

LIM is feeling exotic

I tried to make this look like a tequila sunrise... I somehow associate fancy, colourful cocktails with exotic places as I like to try new ones when I go on cruises to warmer climes! I shall have to wait until January before the next not cocktail that is!
Here is  one layer card with dry embossed frame and sentiment, a simply stamped and clear embossed image coloured with watercolour pencils, blended with a water brush and given a coat of Glossy Accents.

This rather exotic looking, showy flower was made from a pair of dies from Memory Box... it's quite a whopper!
It was cut from card coloured with the shaving foam technique and then inlaid. The centre was cut from black card and encrusted with Micro beads set into Glossy Accents. The sentiment was cut from an alphabet from PTI and all the coloured card was gentle twinkled with Glamour Dust although it doesn't show up much on this picture. 

Friday, 19 August 2016


For this card I used a blending method which might not immediately spring to mind,... I blended a variety of embossing powders  over this negative flourish stamp from WOW.
It's so simple to do, really effective and a great way of using some powders that may not look their best alone! Lots look really good accompanied with a little gold or silver.
The butterfly is from SSS as is the sentiment!
It's actually the card I made for one of my LIM teamies Sarah G!
It's also for the challenge at AAA Cards

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Since attending the Happy Little Stampers retreat in Swindon a few weeks ago, my interest in Brushos has been rekindled. Although I had bought a set of them, they had remained practically unused, but now they are having a renaissance!
This card was made from part of an unsuccessful piece of experimentation, but a panel cut from the original piece looked good enough to use! The stamps are from PolkaDoodles, clear embossed and I shook and spritzed various shades  of Brushos over the stamping!
The sentiment is from Stamplorations, layered in black and white, the butterflies are from SSS and All Occasion Dies.

Monday, 15 August 2016


Music has always been a large part of my life and so consequently we seem to have lots of musical friends. One such has a birthday about now and he is a composer, singer, brass player, teacher  and conductor amongst other This is the card I made for him.
I simply used an Impression Obsession cover the page stamp which I stamped onto black card and embossed with white EP. I then cut some apertures and mounted the computer generated sentiment in the space. I tried to choose a font which reflected the hand drawn nature of the manuscript.
It's also for the challenge at Addicted to CAS. Although not really a lot of white space, the design is as simple as simple can be!