Saturday, 10 November 2018


I was lucky enough to be chosen as the winner of a recent challenge at Addicted to CAS and was offered a Guest Designer Spot.... and so here I am!
Their theme this time is presents!

This stamp from Stampendous, epitomises the reason why we give presents at Christmas time, to remember the gifts given by the Three Wise Men to Jesus at his birth.
This is simply stamped onto deep blue card and embossed with gold embossing powder. The panel was cut out with an MFT stitched square die, elongated slighted to fit the card front.
My Anniversary cruise will be here before I know it and so I think I need to get into Christmas mode PDQ!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

On the 8th Day of Christmas

Kylie from Happy Little Stampers is having a play along 12 Days of Christmas, so it would be great if you  could join in the fun!
There will be a card each day from the bunch of lovelies above, so do check them out for a little Christmas inspiration.
Today is day 68 and I have chosen tp make a card using HLS Christmas stamps. I love this sentiment, I think the font of the word Christmas is terrific!
For a bit of fun I made a rather prosaic card depicting day 8 using a Penny Black  
I love Penny Black creature images, they are the cutest! Sorry for the terrible picture, I seem to be getting worse at photography!
I hope your pile of Christmas cards is increasing at a satisfactory rate... I 'm really trying hard this year! 

More Klimt

Here is another card made from the Chocolate Baroque set of Klimt bauble stamps.
This time I have used the largest of the three circular stamps, but once more I have not used the co-ordinating hanger stamp to make it into a bauble. Instead I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, adding a sentiment from Lili of the Valley
It's a second submission to the challenge at The Male Room


I spotted on the Male Room's Blog today that the challenge is to be inspired by a famous artist.
A set of stamps came to my mind from Chocolate Baroque. This could in fact be made into a bauble as it has a little stamp to make the hanger but I though I would simply leave it as a circle.
The artist is Gustav Klimt. I remember seeing so much of the effect of his work in Vienna... from scarves to coasters and jewellery. All fabulous!
Here I simply used one stamp... which had to be embossed in gold, and paired it with an embossing folder from Cuttlebug, to emulate the swirls in the design.
The sentiment is from Woodware.
I die cut the circle and raised it onto dimensional pads so that a hint of the gold beneath it peeks through at various angles.
I enjoyed making this one, thanks for the inspiration Male Room!