Monday, May 31, 2010


Another card using this image.  I coloured in the stamp using Copics and as I only have a few I used a SU marker for the dress and finished it off with Smooches.

Friday, May 28, 2010


I know I am going through a Penny Black phase at the moment but I was able to get some stamps from a local source, so I stocked up.  The new stamps always sit on a side table near my craft desk until I have used them, only then do they get packed away.  This way I get to try out all my purchases and tend to remember what I have.

This image is so bright and colourful and was not at all hard to colour in.  With Penny Black stamps having a coloured sticker of the image on the back of the stamp, it makes it so easy !  As I stamped on watercolour paper I used SU and Tombow markers to colour in.  The border punch used is Martha Stewart, the papers are from my stash and the ovals on which the sentiment is stamped are SU punches.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This card was made by my sister, Debbie of Stamp Scrap Embellish, for DH's birthday.  I just love the different techniques Debs used.  I just seem to base most of my cards around stamping and must really try something different again.  Saying that, I had a bash at using the brayer last night and ended up with more ink on my hands than on the paper.  I just cannot seem to get the hang of it !

This is the description Debs gave for the card :  This started with some Flourish paper rolled through the CB folder- retro. I then textured a piece of oatmeal card with corrugated cardboard CB folder and inked it with vintage photo distress ink. The little piece behind the Happy Birthday is actually from the School range -it's a mustard colour that has been distressed. I used the new Paper distresser for around some edges - love that tool!! I enjoyed decorating the inside of the card too- I used the sand SB paper from the Castaway range and stamped it with the distress ink, the wire stamp and clock stamp.

Monday, May 24, 2010


This is another card I am holding back the sentiment until I need to use it.  The background paper is from a pad I have which I bought locally, the border punch is SU and I used normal markers on the image.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


It is very seldom I use a white card but this one seem to lend itself to one.  Just love the image and thought I could use a bit of red on the card. 

The corner and border punch is SU as are the ovals.  The bow was made with my indispensable Bow Easy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Before colouring in this image I had to locate DH to ask what colours cows come in.  He has a much better idea of these things than I do.  After a lengthy and detailed explaination I opted to do Custard as a Friesland.

Once I know who I am using this card for I will put on the sentiment.  The background papers are CM and the ribbon is one I bought from Flourishes in the US.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Saw this idea of this card on a site and thought I could copy it.  I was fortunate to have the various coloured and patterned papers available plus I had the image sitting there waiting to be used.

With the stamp being larger than usual I used a square card.  It was a bit if a challenge to find a Nestabilities die to fit but this one seemed to do the job.  The navy blue paper behind the label die was hand cut as it looked too plain without anything around it.  The ovals and sentiment are SU.

Friday, May 14, 2010


When I saw these dear little drawers on the internet on the weekend I just knew I had to case them.  The site I found them at is Clearly iStamp - Katie Renz - the directions are very detailed and I was fortunate to be able to short circuit them as I have a Stampin Up Matchbox Die which I used for the 3 drawers.

The mauve cardstock is Stampin Up Clearly Amethyst, the striped paper is from my stash, the top and bottom are made from the Nestabilities Deckle Edge Rectangle die and the flower is assembled from scrap tissue paper using various size Nestabilities circles dies.  The 'handles' are large sized brads and the label is a punch which does not seem to have a name on it.

Thought this would make a really nice gift packaging if one was giving jewellery or anything small.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

                             CLEAR DOLLAR - PIPPIN MOUSE FAMILY

With not having children and being older I rarely have use these days for baby themed cards.  As I was giving a friend some of my cards as a gift (and she is a lot younger than me) I thought I would include one.

The new stamp set I bought from Clear Dollar had the perfect little image which I cut out and coloured in using Copics.  His nappy did not turn out well so I paper pieced it.  The background and blue papers came free with a craft magazine and the ribbon was from my stash.

Monday, May 10, 2010


This Nestabilities die was one I was not sure I would have much use for but when I saw what could be done with it I changed my mind.

I cut out 2 owls in different colours, trimmed the lighter one for the wings, feet and ears and glued them on.  The eyes are different sized circles with the eyelids being a half circle which I sponged with brown ink.  The beak is a small square cut in half.  The background paper is from SU.

Friday, May 7, 2010


If I have a favourite with regards to stamps it has to be all the Sarah Kay images with this one being no exception.

I used SU markers and crayons with a blender pen for most of the colouring in.  The hat turned out to be a bit of a disaster so I ended up paper piecing it.  I used Nestabilities labels for the image and the red background, the blue paper is CM and the border punch is a new Martha Stewart one.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


This image is one of those real easy ones to colour in.  I think one could do a whole lot of them in a relatively short period of time.  I used a combination of markers and cut the image out.  The background paper is from a SU pad which I received for free and I popped the image on rises for more effect.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Monday, May 3, 2010


I must confess to being a fan of teddy bears and when I saw the Popcorn the Bear range I knew I just had to have them.  The nice part is they are relatively easy to cut out if required.

The usual SU markers and crayons were used with a blender pen and I popped the image on rises.  The ovals are made using the CM cutting system as the Nestabilities ones were not large enough.  The background paper is CM placed onto a card which I had in my stash.  Had to use a larger card than normal as the image is quite big.