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.