Saturday, 16 September 2017

A Pictorial Invoice

Hello there,

Before I start, I'd just like to say a big 'Thank You' to my loyal band of followers for your kind words and continuing support, I really appreciate it and it wouldn't be the same without you.

I'd like to share with you today a card that I've made using one of the latest new stamps by Crafty Individuals, it's call 'A Pictorial Invoice.'


I stamped the image using a Big and Juicy ink pad and then used the same pad to colour the individual elements.  I was happy with the background and the colour of my card but I felt that it was still lacking something, so I added the leaves and butterflies to give a little dimension and this did the trick.

This stamp and others are on sale at the moment at Crafty Individuals, so why not pop over and take a look.

That's all from me for now but I hope to be back with you all soon.  Wishing you a happy and colourful day x


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Stay Wild Revisited

Hello there,

It feels like ages since I've posted anything although it's only been a week.  I've not been around quite as much as I've been busy recently making some samples for an upcoming Crafty Individuals show on Hochanda.  I'll let you all know when the show will be on a little nearer to the time.

I'd like to share a card with you today that I've made for a family birthday.  It's a card using one of my favourite stamps by Visible Image:


I've made the background by stamping and spritzing various Distress inks onto my craft mat and then picking up the colour on my card.  I've added a touch of bleach here and there, and I think the result looks a little similar to when Distress Oxides have been used,  I don't have yet but they are still on my crafty wish list.  I've used a vanilla embossing powder as it doesn't look quite as harsh as white.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Buddha at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and what great fun I've had creating this card. When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I wasn't sure what I would make using them but I'm really happy with how this eventually turned out:


I started by stamping Buddha using Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed with a clear powder.  This helps the ink not to run when it comes to the painting part.  I masked Buddha off before setting about my background.  Now at this point, I had no idea what stamps I would be using so I started by adding a pale pink glow around my image.  I then used a stencil and Adirondack Raspberry to create a swirl around him.  As there was lots of space left at this point, I stamped randomly using Versa Magic Oasis Green ink and a small flower stamp.  Still lots of space left so I stencil in some green dots and a Lattice pattern with Memento Nautical Blue. As this has now created a border that I'm happy with, I decided to stamp some Oriental looking hanging flowers with the pinks and blues that I've already used int he rest of my scene.  Almost done now so I sponge around the edge with the Nautical Blue before removing the mask and paining Buddha in the same colour and also using some Teal Zeal to add some shading.  I finished off by adding a Peace sentiment by Crafty Individuals which I think works just perfectly with this scene.  I think I've managed to hit the brief and I hope that you like it. The Buddha stamp is by Inkylicious

Here is the photo and colour palette for this month's challenge:

Here's this month's fabulous prize by Hero Arts:

We really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x

Buddha at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and what great fun I've had creating this card. When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I wasn't sure what I would make using them but I'm really happy with how this eventually turned out:


I started by stamping Buddha using Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed with a clear powder.  This helps the ink not to run when it comes to the painting part.  I masked Buddha off before setting about my background.  Now at this point, I had no idea what stamps I would be using so I started by adding a pale pink glow around my image.  I then used a stencil and Adirondack Raspberry to create a swirl around him.  As there was lots of space left at this point, I stamped randomly using Versa Magic Oasis Green ink and a small flower stamp.  Still lots of space left so I stencil in some green dots and a Lattice pattern with Memento Nautical Blue. As this has now created a border that I'm happy with, I decided to stamp some Oriental looking hanging flowers with the pinks and blues that I've already used int he rest of my scene.  Almost done now so I sponge around the edge with the Nautical Blue before removing the mask and paining Buddha in the same colour and also using some Teal Zeal to add some shading.  I finished off by adding a Peace sentiment by Crafty Individuals which I think works just perfectly with this scene.  I think I've managed to hit the brief and I hope that you like it. The Buddha stamp is by Inkylicious

Here is the photo and colour palette for this month's challenge:


Here's this month's fabulous prize by Hero Arts:

We really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x


Friday, 25 August 2017

Rudolph Days - August 17

Hello there,

Just a short and sweet one from me today :)

It's Rudolph day once again over at Scrappy Mo's blog and I'd like to share a card with you that I made recently as a sample for Crafty Individual's Christmas show on Hochanda:


I think this image of the children in the snow is just adorable.  I stamped it several times and then coloured and fussy cut it before adding it to the background that I'd made.

Wishing you all things good x

Sunday, 20 August 2017

A Vintage Look At Crafty Individuals

Hello there,

I hope that you're all enjoying your weekend.

I'm here today to share another of the samples that I've made with Crafty Individuals new stamps and I've gone for a vintage look this time:

Featuring: CI-481  CI-194  CI-477  CI-470

Here's a view from the side which will give you more idea of the dimension.

I think this card shows how all of these different stamps from Crafty Individuals work hand in hand.

Thank you for your visit today x

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New stamps at Crafty Individuals

Hello there you crafty lot,

I have some good news for all of you Crafty Individuals fans out there as they have just released seven new stamps to add to their fabulous range.  Here's a couple of the samples that I've made them over the last couple of weeks:

Featuring CI-480 and CI-481

Featuring CI-478 CI-209 and CI-460

I do hope you like them and I'll be back with a few more over the next few days.

All of the new stamps are currently on offer at Crafty Individuals, so why not pop over there and grab yourself a bargain.

Take care and Happy crafting x 






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