Sunday, 31 May 2020

Happy Birthday Card



Here I have taken a 6 x 6 white base card then a gingham layer 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 then a piece of hexagon patterned paper 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and I have stamped a bee in each corner and then a Happy Birthday Sentiment right in the middle. I used Black ink.

This was a very quick and easy card to make.  

Friday, 29 May 2020

There Is Beauty In Simplicity



 I have had my alcohol inks for years and thought I would get them out and have a play.

I took a piece of Yupo card and got my Alcohol inks and dropped a few drops then I added some metallic colours and it just went like this and I thought I like this so I just left it and found a sentiment to place onto it and I mounted it on to a black base card.

I love the different effects you can get from playing with alcohol inks and I will be getting them out again to play some more to see what happens.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Squirrel! Oh Nuts, I Missed Your Birthday


I did this card a few weeks back different sentiment and ordinary blend pens so I thought I would try this again using my Tri Blend Pens as like they say practise makes perfect and I will get there.

I love this card so cute and great just in case you forget someones birthday.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Always Thinking Of You



I liked this sentiment and as I said in my post last week with the flower using this sentiment. It's great for a time like now where we are not able to visit loved ones and family but want to let them know we are thinking of them.

So a card like this would be lovely to send with a little note inside to cheer them up.

Again I am using my Tri Blend Pens slowly getting there still a long way to go but I am happy with my results so far and I can only get better well I hope so.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Crazy Dog



Just love Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs I have coloured a few but not this chap so today was his turn to be inked and stamped. I then set about him with my Tri Blend pens Like I have said before I am learning to use my new pens and get used to blending and getting the effects needed.

I didn't add a sentiment as I could decided what to use him for maybe a male Happy Birthday card.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Always Thinking Of You



Trying out my Tri blend pens again I stamped my flower and then began to colour good thing about the Tri blend pens is that I only had to use 2 pens to colour this flower and the leaf as each pen has a light medium and dark.

I just love the sentiment and thought this would be a great card to send someone at the moment to cheer them up and let them know you are thinking about them.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Robin Diamond Painting



All done just needs a frame now and came be put up on the wall.

I just love Robins and diamond paintings I find them very therapeutic to do. I just do an hour each evening. Now to start another. 

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Dots and Diamond cards



A friend got me on to these Dots and Diamond cards you get a pad of different cards and lots of diamonds so I started with my favourites I have done this one with pearls.

Then I did another with clear gems and the sentiment is lovely.


Lastly I made this card lots of pearls.



Friday, 8 May 2020

Colouring Time



Time for some colouring I invested in some Spectrum Noir Tri Blend pens and I must say I have enjoyed colouring this lady she's on an A4 page so she's not little.

I know I have a long way to go but I am happy with the way I have blended my colours here and I will be doing a lot more colouring as I find it very theraputic.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Four Seasons Diamond painting



In between making card I did a little diamond painting each evening while we had the news on I would do a little of this and it's taken me around 3 weeks to do so not to bad.

It Is 40cm x 50cm so not small I have really enjoy doing this and have started another smaller this time and totally different.

All I need now is a nice frame so I can hang it on the wall.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Poppy Card



I got a new stencil and I must say I love it this was the first card I made with it I just used an base black card and a white mat to do my stencilling .

I took my first stencil and my green ink and dauber and did the leaves I then took the second stencil some red ink and dauber .

I really liked this card but thought something was missing so I did another.


For my second card I added an extra mat of green card and I think I like this one better as the border Is broken up now.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Umbrella cards April showers




Magazine freebie lovely stamps from Paper craft Essentials Issue 185.
Card 1 is 4 x 4 in white the a black mat 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and a White piece for stamping I used the wreath technique to get my umbrellas and flowers in a lovely pattern. I then coloured them.



Card 2 I have gone larger Base card black 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and a white mat 5 x 5 to again do the wreath technique with my umbrellas and colour them again.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Exquisite Floral card



Something different yet again I am loving trying new things and new products.

Base card in red 6 x 6 and then I took a piece from my pad Spectrum Noir Colorista dark exquisite floral.

I have then colour the page in using Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils I really enjoyed doing this and I will do more as I have a pad full.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Flutterby Wishes Card


Well this stamp is really lovely by Crafters Companion and called  Flutterby Wishes it is a rotational stamp. Stamp designed to be rotated in 90° increments to create a full 360° background this is the link to the stamp http://tidd.ly/f9ef5ebd

Firstly I took a base card 8 x 8 in white with scalloped edge then a nice green mat measuring 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 then my piece for stamping is 7 x 7.

I took 4 colours and then stamped my first layer rotated 90 degree's stamped again in second colour and you do this 4 times to get this beautiful result. 

I couldn't think of a sentiment so have left it blank until I needed.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Love you to the moon and back



This is my take on the card I saw in the magazine Creative Stamping . I used the Fairy's and the sentiment from the free Enchanted woodland stamp set which came with the magazine bit of stamping and fussy cutting of the Fairy on the moon self made moon to. 

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

I love that we can be NUTTY TOGETHER Cards





Such a cute set first time out I was given these by my lovely friend Lynda she had brought 2 by mistake. I stamped my images and then coloured them i'm not to  happy with the colouring but these are not the best pens. I have now brought some Tri Blend pens so I will stamp these again and colour and then we can see the difference so keep following to see the difference.






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Monday, 20 April 2020

Go Wild On Your Birthday



Well I don't normally use a die like this but hey there is a first time for everything. I feel in love with the cute Giraffe . You need the Peek A Boo Giraffe die and a window arch die and a die cutting machine to make this card.

I die cut my pieces and then it was so easy to put it all together I coloured my giraffe and I also coloured the back of him so when you look in the card there is the back of the cute Giraffe. I also put a coordinating panel inside my card so it matches the outside.

I stamped the Go and the On Your Birthday and snipped the ends to make them like a banner.


Saturday, 18 April 2020

Have a Wonderful Day Cards







Here I have taken a base A6 card then a white mat which I have stamped my Hydrangea this is a 3 layer stamps so I have used three different shades of pink ink the leaves are 2 stamps two shades of green ink not my normal type of stamp  and I used Black for my sentiment this was well out of my comfort zone but I think I have pulled it off.


Card Number two change of colour went for blue tones on this one and a little shading round the edges using a dauber.

The stamps used where Crafter Companion Budding Hydrangeas Stamp set there are matching dies but I haven't used those yet maybe next time.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Vintage Sunflower Card



I loved making this card it is one stamp. So firstly I take an A6 base card in a dark red and then a slightly smaller white mat .

Then the fun begins I get my inks out a yellow, orange, green,red and a brown and some daubers and I dab the ink where I want them.

I was really happy how this card turned out and my colour choices.

The stamp used is called Vintage Sunflower and is from Woodware clear magic single stamp.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Fairy cards



Fairy time a A6 card base in black then a white mat with the white mat which is water card stock.

Firstly I took a paint brush and covered my card in water I thin took my Spectrum Noir sparkle paints
colours I used are Aquamarine and Pink Garnet.

I put a little bit of each colour on my glass mat I then painted the top then the bottom with the Aquamarine and then in the middle I used my Pink Garnet and I started to blend into the top and bottom to get a little purple edge in the middle.

Once dry I stamped my Fairy and sentiment.

My supplies come from the Crafter Companion  Sparkle Ink Kit number 22

My second card is the Aquamarine and Pink Garnet mixed.


My third card is just a base black card a white mat and just stamped the fairy with black ink



Monday, 13 April 2020

Make A Wish Card



I have taken a white base card then a yellow mat and then a piece of water colour card.

Firstly I took my piece of water colour card and used a brush to brush my water over the whole piece I then took my Spectrum noir sparkle paints colours used are Aqua Marine Moonlight. I love these I put a bit of each colour onto my glass mat and then slowly wiped across the card and slowly blended the colours once dry I stamped my Fairy and sugar babies  and then the sentiment in the top right corner .

Then once done put my card together. 

Sunday, 12 April 2020

For You Card



Well I have never used a die like this it is called create a card die this one is Country Garden from Crafters Companion .

I took a navy base card A6 in size I then placed the die onto the front of my card and put through my Gemini took the extra bits out I then took a piece of white card slightly smaller and I blended my oxide inks over colours used where Salty ocean and peacock feathers I then carefully added some glue to the back before sticking onto my blended ink mat.

To finish the card off I stamped a sentiment and matted and placed onto the right bottom corner and placed some little gems in the middle of the flowers.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Large Butterfly Card




Here is a lovely big card A5 in size base card is white and my mats are 8 x 5 1/2 then 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 and for stamping white piece of card 7 1/2 x 5.

I then took my butterfly stamp from a crafters companion kit  and stamped with black ink and then coloured using a tri blend pen colour Pink Violet blend. I added some gems to the corners.

I haven't done much blending with the tri blend pens and to be honest I only have this one pen so thought I would try it out to see what I thought and to decided if I would buy more.

Don't think I did to bad with the blending let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

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By doing this you will receive an email each time I add a new blog post.

I would like to say thank you to those who follow me.

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Your So Sweet Card




Yet another magazine I have brought Craft Beautiful April 2020 Issue 344 you got a lovely box filled with goodies to make shakers cards you got cards papers stickers the 2 stamps I have used in this card and a die.

This was one of the projects that I did my own take on .

I took a base card 5 x 5 in white then a piece of yellow card 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly a piece of white 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 for stamping I then took my spectrum noir black ink pad and stamped the bee's all over my card and coloured with some pens. I took a scrap piece of white and yellow card stamped my sentiment and then die cut using some stitched edge circle dies I then matted the greeting and raised the sentiment with foam pads to give a little dimension to the card. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Thinking of you card




I brought another magazine it's called Creative Stamping issue 83 it came with stamps and stencils and quite a few looking through the magazine I found this card so decided to do my own take on it and I am pleased with the results.

My base card is black and measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 I then cut 4 squares 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 the middle piece for the sentiment I did by eye.

I then took some of my aqua markers and a water brush and painted my squares I had stamped my flower first I loved blending the colours to get the effect I have.

Happy Birthday Card



A nice 6 x 6 card base white then a black mat 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 then a piece of white card white I have placed my stencil over and then used daubers to rub my ink gentle over the stencil I used Distressed oxides these are great for blending.

Colours used are Picked Raspberry Twisted Citron and Peacock feathers I then took a scrap piece of  scrap white and black card stamped my sentiment and snipped the ends to make a banner and placed it in the top left hand corner. 

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Happy Birthday Card



This was another project in my magazine Crafter's Inspiration Issue 21 I have used the Happy die and The Butterfly Stencil and Birthday stamp which all came with the magazine a great buy.

I have used a 5 x 5 base card then a Black mat 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 than I took a piece of White card 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and I have blended 3 inks I took a Blue Pink and a Citron colour to get my mottled background I then placed my stencil over this and spread some glitter paste over the stencil careful remove the stencil allow to dry before adding you Happy and Birthday then place onto Black mat and then the card. The picture doesn't do the card justice as it is very sparkly.

 Happy is die cut and Birthday is stamped in black ink on a piece of white card then placed onto card with glue .

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Happy Anniversary Card



I brought a crafter's inspiration magazine from Crafter's Companion  over six months ago and I was having a tidy and came across it so decided to have a look what was in the box. I took the magazine out and this card was one of the projects I really enjoyed making this card. This is one of three cards I have done three different occasions and colours . I have just matted each layer with tape on this card.

Here are the measurements for the card. Base card 8 x 8 Black Mat 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 Beige mat 7 1/8 x 7 1/8
Next you need you mat for the middle White 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 this was the size of my mat which I have die cut my word HAPPY This came with the magazine.  Black mat 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 White mat for stamping 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. I have used the stencil that came with the magazine and blended Beige ink to get my centre piece. The Anniversary is also a stamp this magazine was a great buy.

Like card two I have raised the centre piece with foam stripes so it is away from the Beige card.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Happy Birthday Card



I brought a crafter's inspiration magazine from Crafter's Companion  over six months ago and I was having a tidy and came across it so decided to have a look what was in the box. I took the magazine out and this card was one of the projects I really enjoyed making this card. This is one of three cards I have done three different occasions and colours . I have just matted each layer with tape on this card.

Here are the measurements for the card. Base card 8 x 8 Black Mat 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 Red mat 7 1/8 x 7 1/8
Next you need you mat for the middle White 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 this was the size of my mat which I have die cut my word HAPPY  This came with the magazine. Black mat 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 White mat for stamping 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. I have used the stencil that came with the magazine and blended Red ink to get my centre piece. The Birthday is also a stamp this magazine was a great buy.

I have raised the middle piece with foam pads so the Happy is away from the Red card.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Happy For You Card



I brought a crafter's inspiration magazine from Crafter's Companion  over six months ago and I was having a tidy and came across it so decided to have a look what was in the box. I took the magazine out and this card was one of the projects I really enjoyed making this card. This is one of three cards I have done three different occasions and colours . I have just matted each layer with tape on this card.

Here are the measurements for the card. Base card 8 x 8 Black Mat 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 Blue mat 7 1/8 x 7 1/8

Next you need you mat for the middle White 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 this was the size of my mat which I have die cut my word HAPPY  this came with the magazine. Black mat 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 White mat for stamping 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. 

I have used the stencil that came with the magazine and blended Blue  ink to get my centre piece. The For You is also a stamp this magazine was a great buy.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Two Happy Anniversary Cards



Today I have made two anniversary cards both with the same stamp set and ink colours just slightly different. Card one Is A6 in black with a white mat slightly smaller to give a black edging . I have stamped my heart all the way down the left side in red and not a full heart I then stamped my sentiment and rings in black ink.

I used Visible Image Happy Anniversary stamp set and the Accessorise stamp set.






Card two I have just stamped the heart on both sides but more of a heart on the left than the right. I really enjoyed making these cards.


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Sunday, 22 March 2020

Stay safe



I would just like to say stay safe everyone only go out when you need to and please shop for what you need there is enough for everyone.

Please do not panic buy as this leaves people without and think of all those workers who are key workers we can't get to the shops till we finish work and this is late afternoon and there is hardly anything left.

Today was mother's day I took my mum flowers chocolates and a card I left it on the door step and knock walked away was so hard not to give her a hug but I didn't want to pass any germs I may have had on me. I wished her happy mother's day and blew a kiss and she was so happy it made both our day. I told her to stay safe.

Take care everyone a big virtual hug for you all from me stay safe we can ride this out lets hope if everyone does as they should this will soon be over.

Shell xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Fun card



Fun set of stamps from Crafter's Companion you have many choices as you can see by the picture below I chose Glitter.

So quick to make a black A6 card with a slightly smaller glitter mat and the a black and white stitched mat the white to stamp the sentiment and mat on to the black mat and place on to the card.


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Monday, 16 March 2020

So sorry card



A very quick and easy card I found this stamp set in my collection I have had it years never been used I used my daubers to ink my flowers so I have green leaves and pretty red flowers with a little black gem in the middle. I stamped this onto a piece of white card and then matted it onto a dotty green paper and then on to a red A6 card. 

Friday, 13 March 2020

Perfect pearl Butterfly



Here I have taken a Grey A6 base card then a slightly smaller black mat to this time a bit more tricky I placed a Butterfly metal stencil onto my card and then used my medium ink pad and went all over the gaps needing to be covered in the perfect pearl. You can see you need to keep the stencil steady as any movement will smudge the image. You also need to set it spraying water into the air and waving the card though does this at least 3 times.

I took my sentiment from the Tim Holtz Tiny Sentiments I think Find You Wings goes well with this card.

Link for some perfect pearls below.


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Perfect Pearl Paris scene



Another stamping and Perfect pearl card I used a stamp I have had for many years and it was sat in a draw but makes a lovely card with the perfect pearls . This is an A6 base card red with a slightly smaller black mat for my stamping.

I will put a link for some Perfect pearls metallic as I used copper and gold here.




Monday, 9 March 2020



Now to play with some perfect pearls . I took and A6 base card in black as I wanted the colours to pop. I then took a smaller piece of black card and embossed it using a spider web  folder I will put a link to one but it's not the same as mine as I have had mine for many years.

Once embossed I used my perfect pearls to colour I just got a brush and took some on to the brush then placed one the web I did this with a few colours and then when finished I got a bigger brush and brushed it all down wards to remain the excess to set I used a mister bottle you spray into the air and wave the card through I did this 3 times. 

For my sentiment I used Tim Holtz Tiny Text stamp set loving this set there are some may choices .

There are many choices for the Perfect Pearls and I brought several packets like the one in the link below as you get the brushes pearls and the medium ink pad that you need.


Links to similar products as I have had mine for many years. 


Sunday, 8 March 2020

Happy Birthday Card



A very quick and easy card for the gents I think. I have done a 4 x 4 card in Grey I then took a piece slightly smaller in Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Jewels Kraft stock love this paper pack so many lovely colours.

I have then used the Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder this one is called Mechanics I then used my Daisy Ditsy and Dotty stamp set for the Happy Birthday I stamped them in black onto white card and cut out leaving a white outline.


Links for products used.