Wednesday, 16 June 2021


I am really loving the dies I purchased from Simply Graphic and these gift dies are part of yet another set. The fourth gift is a circle and I wasn't quite sure where I could have placed that one.  The sentiment is from a different company and for the life of me I can't remember which one!
I guess that these parcels could be used for any occasion when gifts are given, but I thought that the addition of a tiny sprig of holly added to the seasonal nature!
The front parcel was popped onto dimensional pads and the sentiment stacked 4 times with the 'l' of the lowest layer removed so that it sat evenly over the edge of the tall parcel.


Tuesday, 15 June 2021


I was wondering what I could do as a second contribution to the challenge CAS Mix Up and loved Bonnie's DT card, so thought I would do something along the same lines. I wasn't incredibly successful at the  Splash technique, which is why there is selected portion on show in this card. However, having said that, I do like the bit I can see!. I was more successful with regular card than with watercolour paper, which may not have been heavy enough.
The sentiment is from SSS, I thin k the birds are Memory BOx, but I'm sure someone will let me know if I am wrong.

This evening we are to have a choir rehearsal in a barn! Socially distanced of course, but it looks as though there will be no chance of any sort of concert this summer as Mr Johnson has delayed the lifting of restrictions for another month!
Let's hope for better things in the autumn term!



Recently I seem to have been making cards with a front panel containing apertures. If that panel is popped up onto dimensional pads it seems to add a whole lot more interest. Here I used some little crocus dies by Alexandra Renke, coloured with Distress Oxide inks, applied randomly for the flowers with a little water spritzed to move the colour around a little, and applied with a blending brush for the stems and leaves. 
Alphabet Challenge  E Easy Simple card

Saturday, 12 June 2021


Here is another card playing around with my new dies from Simply Graphic. Somehow this didn't workout quite as effectively as I had hoped. I found the juxtaposition of the leaves quite tricky to arrange. I would lay out the pieces until I found an arrangement I liked but by the time I had picked up the pieces to add the adhesives, I couldn't seem to find exactly where I had previously put the leaves.
I made this with two challenges in mind.
Just Us Girls - No Stamping and the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches 

I found the no stamping bit rather tricky when it came to colouring the leaves. I wanted to add some dots to add interest, for which I would normally use a splatter stamp, so to get around this, I cut a stencil with Sizzix snowstorm die and added the contrast colours through that. They looked a little stark, so as they were distress inks, I spritzed them with water and the colour improved.
For the front panel, firstly I embossed a piece of card with a Cuttlebug folder and then cut it into two, leaving a gap between the pieces.
The dies are from Simply Graphic.