Friday 25 November 2022


 Here's a card for the challenge at ABC Christmas where the letters this time are W for White and X for eXtra special.

The embossing folder is by Sizzix, treated with the Eclipse technique, using a die set by Poppy Stamps. The edges of the letters are twinkled with some Glamour Dust. The poinsettia is by Britannia dies with a few tiny gems added to the centre.
I seem to have been AWOL from my blog for quite a while, but I have been spending lots of time making videos. It would be great if you could check out my channel.
Here's a video of the eclipse technique.

Thursday 13 October 2022


I was looking though some blog challenges today and spotted that CASology had the cue word COZY

Actually I wouldn't spell it like that, as in the UK we tend to use an 's' instead of a 'z' for lots of words... but we all know what we mean!
The first stamp which came to mind with this word was this old one from Hero Arts. I have another with Santa's jacket and another with his boots...and I have always loved them. I coloured it with Copic markers and added some fun flock for the fur. I cut two additional squares and mounted them all on foam tape.  Job Done!


Wednesday 12 October 2022


I really love leaves and foliage of any kind really, so when I saw the embossing folder for this oak leaf on Amazon I ordered it immediately! I actually thought it was just a regular sized 3D embossing folder, but it turned out to be an Impresslit from Sizzix. It was much smaller than I had anticipated plus it contained the dies for the leaves too!
Having both the impression and the die made the folder really thick and was too thick to go through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 using any of the normal plates, so I set about finding a solution. 

This video also shows how I coloured the leaves, giving them shimmer, but using regular alcohol inks.
The challenge at Addicted to CAS is Autumn, so this card seems ideal for that challenge.

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Today, I spotted that the challenge over at ABC Christmas was U for Unusual Christmas colours.
Just Us Girls has a CAS challenge this week which is just up my street!

Here is a gnome by Simon Says Stamp and I used non-traditional colours…. Lime green and deep teal. I think that die-cutting is a good way of using up the backing papers that I no longer use as layers. The noel is by Clearly Besotted and the G from Papertrey ink. The snow background embossing is by Sheena Douglass but sadly is no longer available. 

His beard has been gently shaded with alcohol markers.

If GNOME can be spelled with a G, why not GNOEL?