Thursday, December 30, 2010


I seem to be leaning towards collecting a number of owl stamps and dies lately and when I saw this little fellow, well, I just had to have him.

The die is cut out using up scraps and I sponged the body and face sections with Distress Ink before assembly.  The branch comes with the die and I added some leaves punched from the Two Step Bird Punch from SU.

The background paper is from CM, the moon is made by offsetting a circle punch and the sentiment is from Clear Dollar.  The ovals on which the sentiment is stamped is from SU - Lots of Tags which is a Sizzlits die.

Friday, December 24, 2010


On a recent visit to a local market we came across a stall selling all sorts of different alcohol.  As we had not yet finished our Xmas shopping we proceeded to help the really friendly owners make their target for the month !

Anyway, as part of DH's Xmas gift I bought him a couple of bottles of Irish Whiskey which came in this box.  Of course the box started out very different but I did see the potential in revamping it.

I used black cardstock to block out all the writing and embossed each piece top and bottom with a CB swiss dots border folder.  The sentiment is a CB alphabet cut out using glitter paper and the image is Elf Oliver from Sparkle Creations stamped on watercolour paper and coloured in using SU watercolour crayons, Marvy and SU markers. 

On the top of the box I used Nestabilities Big Scalloped Squares alternating in black and orange and then I made a bow from ribbon which came from a conference we attended last year.

I just love recyling boxes and have to be really careful not to become too much of a hoarder.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Peachy Keen stamps are really cute and this one is no exception.  I stamped the image onto Copic paper with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and used a Go Kreate oval die to frame it.  The yellow paper scalloped oval is also a die from Go Create.

With a fairly large area to colour in Copics do a better job and they blend rather well.  The Xmas hat was stamped separately, cut out and also coloured in using Copics.  The sentiment is from another Peachy Keen set and it fits so well into the SU ovals, plain and scalloped.  The background paper is CM.

I was really surprised at how quick this card was to colour in.  It helps that the image is so cute and such a pleasure to work with.

Monday, December 20, 2010


This stamp was very kindly given to me by Belinda of the Scrap Studio.  There is no manufacturers marking on the side of the wooden block and I have not seen the image anywhere on my travels, hence me marking it as unknown.

This time I used watercolour paper to stamp the image onto as I wanted to use my Marvy and Tombow markers to colour it in.  I find Copics a bit challenging with a detailed image such as this.  The trees have a sprinkling of Stickles on and I used a couple of different Spica Glitter pens to highlight the bows on the wreaths.

I thought the Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles framed the image rather well and I used a couple of different CB border embossing folders on the sides of the card.  The tag is a SU punch and the sentiment is from a Penny Black set.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Another cute teddy which I coloured in using Copics, paper pieced the bow after making a hash of it, used Smooches for the holly leaves and Viva Decor Pearls for the red berries.

I then used Nestabilities deckle edged and scalloped rectangles and popped it onto a piece of white cardstock embossed with CB swiss dots.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival Sepia ink.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Another cute die from Cottage Cutz.  I am getting the hang of these dies now and not spending so much time trying to fathom them out.  I do love the fact I get to use up my scraps.

The circle die is Nestabilities Eyelet Circles and the background is a CB snowflake embossing folder.  Not sure about the greeting as I tend to rummage through my stamps, pull out the appropriate one and use it without making a note of which one it was.

Monday, December 13, 2010


This year I decided to do a couple of homemade Christmas gifts.  It was quite an involved process as the jars were sourced to a Stellenbosch factory shop which meant a trip for DH and myself.  The making of the lemon curd and strawberry jam were the quickest and easier part thanks to the Thermomix.  Then came the packaging which was made up as I went along and designed around the bottles. 

The labels used on the bottles are from a Sizzix die and the label on the boxes are a CB die.  The stamp on the box label is from Hero Arts Happy Holiday Tags.  I used MS border punches to decorate the boxes and found some leftover half sheets of patterned paper to liven them up a bit.

Here is one from another angle :

I went off to deliver them on Friday and was delighted they were so well received.

Friday, December 10, 2010


When this Whiff of Joy Henry stamp arrived I had no idea what sort of card it would suit, I bought it because I loved his grin.  With all of the Christmas stamps on my craft table I thought, for a change, I would do a card to suit a southern hemisphere Christmas.

Henry was coloured in using Copics, the Christmas tree is Hero Arts Sparkle Tree and the Santa sack is from Clear Dollar Reindeer Games.  I sponged the 'sand' under Henry's lounger with Distress Frayed Burlap and on the rest of the card I used Antique Linen.  For the tree and Santa sack I used Stampin up and Tombow markers.  The sentiment is from Peachy Keen on a SU large oval punch.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Another punch art figure which I cased from Ink Me Baby One More Time.  This dear little snowman is quick and easy to make and seeing I had the Peachy Keen snowman faces, I did not have to try and draw one on.

The punches used are all SU as is the sentiment.

Monday, December 6, 2010


This is a simple card with the image being stamped on special Copic paper.  I used a variety of Copics to colour the stamp in and then cut it out using a Go Kreate die which I picked up in the UK.  They are larger than Nestabilities but are the same concept and can still fit through the Cuttlebug.

The background is a CB embossing folder and the vertical Xmas stamp is from stamps I bought ages ago and they came with no name on.

Friday, December 3, 2010


This is another of the dies I bought in the UK.  Once you fathom out where each piece goes and what colour to cut them out in it is actually quite simple to piece together.  It does help if you are good at jigsaw puzzles !

I decided to use a red card and two different Nestabilites Labels - the white holly paper being from my stash and the blue one is CM.  The snowflakes are from the MS border punch I am so fond of - one day I will use it as a border punch and not just for the snowflakes !  The sentiment is from Whimsey Stamps - Holiday Ticket Sentiment.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


When I saw the idea for a money holder on Cindy Lawrence's blog The Creative Closet I knew I had to give it a try. 

I altered the measurements slightly to 9½" x 7" for the base cardstock.  Score at 2" from one side and then at 3½" from the other side.  The wavy border punch is a MS one as is the border punch used on the inside.  I decided to cover the holder in some Christmas paper I had in my stash and then cut out 3 Nestabilities Labels Three.  The sentiment and the border stamp on the top label are from Waltzing Mouse and I used SU Close to Cocoa ink for both.
The bow is recycled from a gift previously received. 

This is the inside of the money holder.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Henry definitely has the 'cute' factor that I love so much.  He was quick and easy to colour in using Copics.  I paper pieced his jacket with a scrap of paper lying on my craft desk and added some Stickles for snow.

Not sure about the embossing folder as I do not think it is a CB one.  The red paper used for the background was plain and I stamped 2 different snowflakes around the edges using SU craft ink - Whisper White to liven it up.

Friday, November 26, 2010


For this card I started with the idea of using the Art Impressions Santa Front and Back image and then I sort of got a little carried away !

The card is SU Creamy Caramel textured cardstock with the front being cut in half leaving only the bottom half attached.  I then started with bricklaying on the chimney using the Fiskars squeeze rectangle punch and scrap bits of brown paper.  Once it was all glued I Distressed Inked the chimney to give it a weathered look and added the icicles using a MS border punch called Drippy Goo.

Santa was coloured in using Copics and the front and back were cut out and stuck together.  As Santa appeared to be standing in midair and I had trouble with designing a roof I thought I would go with another chimney - easy since I had 'bricks' left over.
When the card was closed it looked a bit too bare on the top so I stamped a sleigh from the Inkadinkado Filigree Holiday Pattern set and a reindeer from Victoria Case Art Designs onto a piece of cardstock.  The snowflake background was done using a couple of stamps from the Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes set plus SU Whisper White craft ink and the gifts are from Clear Dollar Filled with Cheer.  All these were coloured in using a mixture of Tombow, SU and Marvy Le Plume II markers.
I love using a mixture of stamps and markers together and have to smile when companies want you to put their specific trademark 'handmade by' stamp on the back of the card.  Think I would have run out of space on this one !

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Looking at this picture it has just struck me there is nothing Christmasy about it.  Will have to put a suitable tag around the handle to rectify that as I made it for Xmas.

Of all the SU Bigz XL dies (can be used in the Big Shot but not the CB) my favourite it definitely the Fancy Favour Box.  I used Distress Ink on the sides of the box and attached the handle with brads.  The decoration on the handle is from a new SU die, also a Bigz XL one, called Tasteful Trim. 

The moose was cased from a card I saw on  Card Scraps blog .   I did alter the moose to suit the punches I had using a CB leaf die for the antlers, part of the SU Two Step Bird punch for the ears, the head is a SU retired punch and the nose / mouth section is a SU Wide Oval.  The arms are SU Word Window and the gift is made using Nestabilites long rectangles.

Monday, November 22, 2010


With Christmas being just around the corner I thought I had better get a move on in making a couple of boxes.  I cased this one from the Add Ink and and followed the detailed instructions.

The long scalloped white trim is from a SU Bigz XL die called Tasteful Trim as is Santa's beard.  The moustache was made using 2 SU ovals.  I could not find a suitable punch for the hat so used a Nestabilities egg shaped die which seemed to do the trick.  The snowflake is from a MS punch.

Friday, November 19, 2010


When I saw this owl die I just knew I had to have him.  I had seen Cottage Cutz dies on the Peachy Keen online store and thought they were exclusive to them.  Imagine my delight when I saw them in  the UK store I went to.

The owl is cut from scraps and sponged with Distress inks.  The background papers are SU with the exception of the yellow which is CM.  The sentiment label punch is from EK Success and the oval is SU as is the sentiment.  I decided the page looked a little bare and added a freehand frame around using a Tombow marker.  I enjoy drawing squiggly frames as I have a hard time drawing a straight line !

Please excuse the shadows on this card as it was photographed in the early morning sun.  What is good about an image like this is seeing you have the CB, die and papers out you can do more than one at a time.  I did 5 and have put them in a packet for when I need to make a card in a hurry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


These two smaller cards are also from the Funny Farm kit.  Again, not normally colours I would put together but sometimes you have to try new ideas.

The background embossing folder is from CB, the scalloped edge border punch with a hole in is an EK Success one and the plain, larger scalloped edge punch is from SU.  The scalloped heart is a Nestabilities die and the corner punch used is from CM.

The stamps were coloured in using Copics and the jury is still out on the pink used for the pig - I think it is way too bright and need to get some softer pink colours in Copics.

Monday, November 15, 2010


When I ordered this stamp I had my youngest niece, Alana, in mind.  She loves mermaids and with her birthday being yesterday I thought it would be perfect.

This was my first Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and I am impressed with how easy it was to colour in.  I did use Copics as I wanted to get the shading in the hair right.  The seaweed, and bubbles are also part of the stamp set.  The fishes and sentiment are from Hero Arts Oceans of Joy with the fishes being completed ages ago - I found them in a container where I keep finished images.  The background  is painted using Perfect Pearls and a paint brush.  It was a bit fiddly and at one stage I thought I would have to scrap it but in the end it turned out alright.

On the white cardstock background I used a CB border embossing folder and on the middle blue section I sponged the blue paper with Distress ink to get it to the colour I wanted.

Friday, November 12, 2010


This card was another in the card kit and only once I got started with it I realised just how fiddly and involved it was.

The colouring in is all with Copics (the kit provided paper specifically designed for use with Copic markers).  The ribbon came with the kit and I used a SU scallop border punch underneath it.  I did use chalk around the trees as I had allowed the Copics to bleed a little over the line and could not get rid of it.  The chalks seem to hide the problem.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This stamp set came with a free kit and instruction sheet and I thought I would try out their designs.

I do not think I would normally match these particular colours together but it is fun to try something outside of your comfort zone.  All the colouring in is done with Copics and the background is a CB folder which I totally forgot I had !  The cutting out as shown in the kit is wider and not as detailed as I would usually do but I thought I would follow the instructions.  I did add a little distressed ink on the sentiment band as it looked just a little plain.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Another cute stamp from the UK.  He appealed to my sense of humour !

I coloured Rudie in using Copics, paper pieced the present and added a couple of snowflakes from the set Sending Holiday Cheer by Hero Arts.  The sentiment is also from the same Hero Arts set and the background paper is CM.  I thought the Nestabilities Ovals, classic and scalloped, suited the image perfectly.

Friday, November 5, 2010


I could not resist this stamp set on my recent trip to a craft store in the UK.  These little ducks stamp really well and are easy to cut out around the frame.

Using 3 different shades of Copic orange I coloured in the feet and beaks and used yellow for the small ducks.  When it came to the larger ducks I was not sure I had the right colour Copics so I opted to use chalks for them.  This gave it a subtle look which is what I wanted.

The embossed background is from a Sizzix folder and the orange strip is from a pack by Doodlebug Designs Inc. called Paperbug.  The sentiment is from the same Stamposaurus set.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

With just having arrived back from a short break I have no finished projects to pop onto the blog.  I have, however, been looking through a few other blogs and think you might be interested in the following punch art projects :
Hope to be back to normal by Friday.  I have a couple of new cute stamps I want to try out.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I made this small treat bag using a paper bag from Merrypak on the inside and  black cardstock for the outside.  With the inside paper bag I used my SU scalloped edge border punch and then coloured it with Distress Ink to give a light orange colour.

The ghost stamps are from Peachy Keen Nikkity Knack Cat Gang coloured in using only chalks and the witches hat is from SU Wicked Cool.  The Spooky sentiment is SU Seasonal Greetings and the 'tasty sweet' one is SU Holiday Best.  The handle is twine from the local hardware store.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


From the moment I saw the new SU owl punch being used on the various blogs I knew I just had to get my hands on one.

For the Halloween owl's wings I used a CB bat die.  The circle behind the owl was sponged using Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and the background paper, with distressed edges, is from a pad I have.  The sentiment is from the SU set called Holiday best and the die used for the box is SU Bigz XL Box #2.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


When I saw this idea  from Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie, who even has a video on how to make the acorn, I just knew I had to try it out. 

For the face I used the SU ornament punch, the mouth is a SU small oval offset and punched twice, the hat is SU medium and wide ovals and the top of the hat is a Fiskars punch.  The nose and eyes are brads, the eyebrows are hand drawn and the cheeks are done with a SU sponge dauber and SU Rose Red ink.  I sponged around the face using Tea Dye Distress ink and used a white gel pen for the dots on the cheeks and marks on the hat.  For the fringe and bow I used some raffia I had over from a flower arrangement.

The leaves are Hero Arts Real Leaves coloured in using SU crayons and a blender pen.  I did the same leaves with Tea Dye Distress ink to stamp on a piece of green bazzil for the background.  The sentiment is from the SU set called Well Scripted and the label punch is an EK Success one bought locally.  I used Tea Dye Distress ink on the stick-on paper ribbon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Popcorn the Bear stamp sets are just so cute and this set has smaller images which are perfect for cards.  They also come with a full colour insert complete with 2 card ideas - it does not get easier than that !

The little chick was coloured in using Copics and the duvet was paper pieced.  I then cut the image out and placed it onto 2 Nestabilities ovals.  The background paper is from a thick pad bought at Simply Creative and the flowers and flower brad are from my stash.  The sentiment is also from the Souffle set.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This is a very simple Xmas card.  I stamped the image onto a Nestabilities label die and Distress inked the edges.  When I looked for background paper the red one had a small tear in it so I decided to distress the edges with a distressing tool.  I also did the green cardstock as well.

The sentiment is from Kaszazz and it fitted perfectly onto the SU Modern Label punch.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Yes, I know this is a bright and gaudy card but every now and again I just need to do one.  The Hero Arts reindeer was bought from Ronita at Simply Creative as was the Nestabiities large scalloped square.

I coloured the reindeer in with markers and a blender pen and popped on some glitzy jewel type thingies (it's been one of those days and I cannot for the life of me remember what they are called !).  When I was looking for a Nestabilities to fit around the image the petite scalloped circles seemed to do the trick.  The sentiment is on a SU oval matted onto a another SU punch.  Background papers are all from a pad I picked up at Simply Creative a while back.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

During my early morning trawl through various craft blogs I came across  This is a fabulous site which gives you all the up to date craft info in one place.

Seems they look for freebies, as in digistamps, and new techniques.  It is a site which is well worth the visit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I picked out some Xmas background paper the other day and thought one of my (many) new Hero Arts stamps from Ronita at Simply Creative would go well with it.

This is the sort of stamp which lends itself to mass production with having the image, easily & quickly coloured in, and the sentiment all in one.  Cut it out using Nestabilities Petite Circles, pop it on the paper and you have a card in about 10 minutes.

Friday, October 8, 2010


After stamping and colouring in this really cute stamp with SU markers and Smooches, I cut it out and embossed it using Nestabilities Circle.  Leaving the die still on the circle I sponged Distress Ink onto the cardstock.  This is a technique I love using as it gives an interesting result.  I then used Nesties Petite Scalloped Circles to mat the image on.

The embossed dots on the left hand side are a CB border folder and the sentiment is a Penny Black one.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I cased this snowman from a blog called Bonnies Creative Place.  The scarf and face plus the sentiment are Peachy Keen stamps and the snowflakes are from a MS border punch.
For the snowman I used SU wide oval for his body and a smaller oval for the arms and legs.  The hands and boots are from a heart punch.  The hat is a Fiskars punch with the brim being a Peachy Keen stamp.  I made the fence from SU Word Window punch and the background paper is from a pad I bought at Simply Creative.  The 'snow' background is made using the CB Swiss Dot folder.

Monday, October 4, 2010


You will have to excuse my photo's for this week as I am in the process of changing laptops and my photo editing program is on my old laptop and unable to be transferred over.  This card is a bit lighter in colour than is shown here so please use your imagination a little !

The Patient stamp has had the duvet paper pieced and the balance was coloured in using Marvy Le Plume markers.  I stamped the Nurse, coloured her in and then cut her out so I could pop her just where I wanted her to be.

Background paper is my usual CM, the border punch is SU as is the sentiment and the punch used around it.  The punch out under the sentiment is a new EK Success one I bought from Ronita at Simply Creative a few days back.

Friday, October 1, 2010


After watching Angie from Chic 'n Scratch making this cute treat holder I thought I would give it a try.  It is really easy to cut out and make a whole lot of them for Halloween.

As I do not have a lot of Halloween stamps I used SU Twick or Tweet and edged the white cardstock with Distress Ink.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I know, another snowman !!  Once I had stamped this image out I mistakenly thought this would be a quick and easy card.  Then I decided to 'build a wall' brick by brick and although my bricklaying skills do not look too bad on the card it was a bit of a struggle.  When it was complete I sponged over it with Tea Dye Distress Ink to give it an aged look.

The wall looked too bare on the top so I used a MS border punch to make the snow.  The sack is also a Peachy Keen stamp - Feed, Santa, Flour Sacks as is the sentiment.  The presents are a retired SU set.  The background paper is from a pad I have and the white embossed section is CB Swiss Dot folder.  I nearly forgot about the snowman which is coloured in using SU crayons and a blender pen.  To get the rosy cheeks I find it easier to use chalks than ink.  The chalk gives a more subtle look.

Monday, September 27, 2010


This SU die, Fancy Favour Box, is one of the most used in my collection of dies for the Big Shot.  I love making boxes and the SU XL dies make it just so easy.

The image on the front of the box is a SU Jumbo Rollagraph called Haunting from which I cut the portion required and sponged the edges with Distress inks.  The sentiment is also from a SU set called Holiday Best.  The paper is out of a pack I bought years ago and the handle is lacing twine bought from the local hardware store.

Friday, September 24, 2010


This dear little snowman and his big brother, are being abused on this Xmas season's cards.  Just seen a blog which reminds us it is 13 weeks to Xmas !!  And here was I thinking I was being over eager in the steady stream of Xmas cards I am producing. 

For this project I took a brown card, used an offcut of green which I ran through the CB, popped on scalloped edge and classic circles (made from scraps), topped it off with a Nestabilities egg, edges inked, and the snowman which had been cut out.  The sentiment is Hero Arts on a SU  punch called Modern Label.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Magnolia is not a stamp company I am terribly fond of as most of their images have no mouths !  This one came with a full face and, given my fondness of snowman stamps, he appealed to me.

I coloured the image in using Copics for the grey on his body and a combination of markers and Smooches for the balance.  He was easy to cut out and I popped him onto a large scalloped oval (red) and a white label both from Nestabilities.

The paper is from our local stationery store and I think rather fitting for Xmas.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and I used a Nestabilities label with 2 snowflake eyelets to complete it.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I found this image in one of my craft boxes and decided to use him.  I have no idea where he came from but he is quite cute.

The corner punch I used is a retired CM one I bought on eBay, the green background paper is CM, next up is the SU Big Shot die in Creamy Caramel, a red Nestabilities die from my stash and a striped red piece also from my stash.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the punch out it is on is SU Modern Label.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Yes, I know these are not normal Christmas colours but I wanted to do something bright and this seemed to fit the bill !

Each year I seem to focus on one festive season image and this year it has to be this dear little snowman.  He is coloured in using Copics and I used Nestabilities labels for the image and the brown piece underneath.  The red paper is from a large pad I have and the lime green is CM.  The snowflakes are the left overs of a MS border punch which is used more for the punch outs than the actual border it produces.  Not sure about the sentiment - it could be Hero Arts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Another one of the Girlfriends series from Art Impressions.  The next time I will not colour in using Copics as you are restricted to stamping on special paper which only comes in white.  I think a watercolour paper / cream background would be more subtle.

The 'stage curtain' is cut from the new Tim Holtz edge dies and I sponged the edges with my usual Tea Dye Distress ink.  The sentiment is also from Art Impressions and I just love it !

Monday, September 13, 2010


The dilemma was what to do with all the Xmas images I had coloured in and cut out.  Then a new CB frame embossing folder arrived and even though it is not a Xmas one I thought it had potential.

After running the folder through the CB I used Distress ink around the embossed portions, took a Nestabilities scalloped rectangle and cut out the middle of the frame and popped a piece of paper in behind to represent a winter sky.  Put the image on top, stamped out the sentiment (think it is Peachy Keen) on red and punched out with a SU oval.

Of course I got a bit carried away and did another half a dozen cards with the same concept using different images.  That is what happens when I like an idea !

Friday, September 10, 2010


Here is my version of an easel card on which I used buttons to prop the card up.

I used the same Flourishes baby stamp as before but paper pieced it in blue this time.  The background paper is the same as in the last post and the scalloped border punch is SU.

When I hit on an idea which is quick and easy like this card I tend to make a couple of them so as to have some spare to either use or give away as a gift.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Motivet is another favourite stamp company and I found this image quite easy to colour in.  I also copied their colour picture which came with the stamp so at least I did not have to think about colour co-ordinating.

With using a very thin paper to stamp the image on,  the background dotted paper shows through, almost like snow falling.  Ok, so perhaps you have to stretch the imagination just a little !!

The dotted paper comes from Australia, I used a Nestabilities label for the image and an EK Success border punch at the bottom of the card.  The sentiment is SU as is the square scalloped punch.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I was thrilled to get this easel birthday card from my sister, Debbie.  The cute teddy stamp is from the Kaszazz range and Debs coloured it in using Copics.

The idea of the easel card is for it to not slide forward when it is in the position as the photo shows.  What Debbie did was to raise the bottom front section on rises and the top part of the card tucks in nicely behind it.  When the card is in the closed position ready to go into an envelope, the section with the teddy image is on the top. 

I recently made one of these cards (so nice to have one to copy from) and used an A4 piece of cardstock in the portrait position.  I used an envelope as a guide to see just how wide the card would be then trimmed off the excess.  I then worked out where I would score the card for the almost even folds and was pleased with the result.  The card is scheduled to be posted later on in the week.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Art Impressions are among some of my favourite stamps and their new range is fabulous.

I coloured these ladies in using Copics for the skin tones and a mixture of Copics and Marvy le Plume II markers for the balance.  Once I started to cut the image out I realised it was not the easiest of tasks but I managed it.  The paving is also an AI image which I stamped onto a scrap piece of paper.  The background papers are my usual Creative Memories which I love so much.  The 'wave' punch is from Fiskars and the sentiment is part of the Girlfriends stamp set.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Why I have an attraction to snowmen stamps I will never know.  Perhaps it is because I have never actually seen a snowman in real life !

This Peachy Keen stamp is rather cute and I decided to paper piece his waistcoat.  The balance of the image was coloured in using my normal mix of markers.  I used Nestabilities ovals classic and scalloped to stick the cut out snowman onto.  The background paper is SU with the edges sponged with Tea Dye distress ink.

The label is a Nesties die and I found the SU oval punch fits rather nicely onto it.  The sentiment is also SU.