Wednesday, 15 September 2021

CAS Mix Up Autumn Colours Reminder

There's still time to join in with the watercolour challenge at CAS Mix up!
Here I used matching stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted. I added lots of Distress Oxide colours one by one to the stamps, using my stamping platform and cleaning my stamps between each addition! When I had finished, there was still evidence of the lines which the edge of the stamp pad had left so I lightly spritzed the images with water to diffuse the colours. I used a base of dry embossing from a Cuttlebug folder and added a tiny sentiment from Personal Impressions. I don't know if the small leaf had a matching die or not, but I couldn't find one, so I just fussy cut that one.

Monday, 13 September 2021


I love these skeleton leaves from Sizzix. This time I backed them with some gold mirror card  onto which I had dropped various autumnal shades of alcohol ink! These literally were scraps of card.. not large enough to cover the three leaves altogether, but I looked for an interesting bit of colour which would just about cover each leaf individually!. I had just enough left for the sentiment.

L is for LEAVES

Fall is in the air

Fall Leaves

Formal Birthday

I entered a challenge some time ago and was asked if I would like to do a Guest Designer Spot, so this it the first of those occasions at Stamps, Fun = Creativity!

This week it's 

This card came about because I was asked to make a card for someone who is always very particular about his appearance and is always smartly dressed even at breakfast. I have made a dinner suit card once before and it was tricky trying to remember what I did! Basically I cut a couple of black rectangles and scored and folded and trimmed until I had the lapels. I cut a strip of double stitched white card for the button placket and used a die to cut the bow tie. The waste (holes) from a border die gave me the buttons.


Sunday, 12 September 2021

With Love

Here is a card made with scraps of offcuts. The stripy backdrop is from a die by Reverse Confetti,  the white hearts are the waste from a Memory Box heart circle die and the hearts on stems are from Impression Obsession. I made it with a couple of challenges in mind.