Wednesday 28 September 2016

Your Great!

My second card to share is for a couple of challenges.
For this card, i used an old Saturated Canary digi. I can't actually remember the name of it as i lost it a while back after our computer crashed. Luckily i had some spares printed. I coloured her with promarkers.
The papers are from a first edition paper pad, all matted on black.
I double matted the image on gold and black to bring out the gold sentiment.
I made some little banners using some strips of matching paper and added the sentiment to finish.

Id like to enter this into:
Pink and turquoise just always seem to go together well. It makes a nice bold colour combo and the black just makes it stand out even more.

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • Black card
  • Gold mirror card
  • First edition pad
  • Saturated canary digi
  • Promarkers
  • Craftwork cards sentiments

Winter Birthday

Im here with 2 cards to share today, the first being this one which is a winter birthday, or it could be for a girly christmas card.
I used a Digital pencil too fairy image and coloured with promarkers.
The papers are first edition and are all matted on white.
I added some silver pearls and a sentiment to finish as well as some glitter on the wings and dress.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card for matting on
  • Computer and printer for printing the digi stamp
  • Digital pencil too fairy digi
  • First edition paper pad
  • pearls
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiment book
  • stickles
  • promarkers

Friday 23 September 2016


Today i have a card to share using Saturated Canary's Elphie.
I coloured her in usual day to day colours rather than halloween and created this simple birthday card.
I cropped my image and blew it up slightly so it fit a 6x6 base, and coloured using promarkers.
I matted my backing paper on white card. I finished by adding a sentiment and some sequins and gems.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies for this card:
  • White 6x6 base card
  • White card
  • Backing paper: This one came from a Kaisercraft pad.
  • Computer and printer
  • Digi stamp: Elphie by Saturated Canary
  • Craftwork cards Year of sentiments book
  • Sequins and gems
  • Promarkers: 
Skin: Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin.        Hair: Burnt sienna, cocoa, caramel, sandstone
Clothes: Pastel green, soft green, Mustard, china blue and Fuschia

BIG World

Today i have a card to share using the Altenew Big World stamp set. When i first saw this set, it stood out to me and i just couldn't wait to get it!
I created this A6 tent fold card then matted a layer of white. I added some washi tape down the side and stamped my image on the right. I also used some of the sentiments. This set has some lovely sentiments on it.

Supplies for this card:
  • White card
  • Altenew Big world stamp set
  • Washi tape
  • Mix of dew drop inks

I'd like to enter this into:

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Creative Inspirations: Bingo Board

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnights theme is...

For my card, i used Shabby, pearls and dots.
Our sponsor Bugaboo kindly gave us some images to use. I coloured my image with promarkers. The papers are by Trimcraft Floral Muse.
I also used the sentiment that came with the image and added pearls to finish.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

All about pink

For my final post today i am back to normal with a fussy and fancy type card.
For this one i used a Saturated Canary image. This one came in one of the bundles and is called Sweetheart.
I coloured the image with promarkers and added glossy accents to the eyes and lips.
The papers are by Lemoncraft from the basics in the rose range.
I added lace, ribbon, rose ribbon, flowers, a doily and a sentiment to finish.

Supplies for this card:
  • 6x6 white card base
  • White card for matting on
  • Lemoncraft House of Roses papers
  • Mixture of lace, ribbon and rose ribbon
  • Mix of flowers
  • a doily
  • Craftwork cards a year of sentiments book
  • Saturated Canary image: Sweetheart
  • Promarkers
Skin: Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin
Hair: Burnt sienna, cocoa, cinnamon and sandstone
Clothing: Pale pink, baby pink and cocktail pink

Id like to enter this into the following challenges:


Today i have 3 cards to share, my other post will be on later.
Over the weekend i was busy playing with my Altenew Spring Daisy stamps and created these two cards.

This is my first card. I used the Spring Daisy and the Vintage flowers stamps to create this A6 tent fold card. The way i stamped it makes it look like there is a mirror reflection. I made a banner across the middle and stamped on of the sentiments from the daisy set in the middle.

Id like to enter this into the following:
Supplies for this card:
  • White card
  • Spring Daisy and Vintage flowers Altenew stamp sets
  • Mix of dew drop inks
  • Sequins
My second card for today again uses the daisy set, with the smaller flower images coming from the Vintage flowers. I kept my colour combo to orange and black for this one and kept the card very simple by following the sketch.

Supplies for this card:
  • 5x7 white card base
  • Spring Daisy and Vintage flower stamp sets
  • Dew drop inks
Id also like to enter this card into:

Thursday 15 September 2016


This is my third and final post for today. Haven't i been busy?
Last week i treated myself to a few more Saturated Canary digis before the shop closed today :[. Luckily due to the subscription offer, i'll have another six months of digis. Yay!
I coloured Gift with promarkers. The papers are from one of the new first edition paper pads. I love the pink, cream and grey colour scheme.
I added a doily, some glitter, and a sentiment to finish.

Id like to enter this into:

Supplies for this card:
  • White 6x6 base card
  • Christmas papers
  • White card {for matting on}
  • Saturated canary digi: Gift
  • Craftwork cards year of sentiments book
  • Doily
  • Stickles icicle glitter glue
  • Promarkers: Skin tone { Coral, oatmeal, blush and satin}
Hair: cocoa, burnt sienna
Clothing: Dusky pink, pale pink, cool greys 1-4, ivory

Altenew at Christmas

Yes, i have a second Altenew post today again for the Ultimate bloghop, this time featuring the Beautiful Day stamp set. I decided to try using the flower for a christmas card, so i came up with this design. I made a card like this for a competition a few months ago but it was a plain birthday card.
I matted gold mirror card with some a background paper from a christmas pad i had, then die cut a circle so you can see into the card. I stamped my flowers and leaves and cut them out before arranging them around the circle.
I added sequins to finish and stamped a sentiment inside.

Supplies to make this card:
  • White 6x6 square card base:  My usual card choice
  • Gold mirror card: A must for festive cards
  • Christmas paper pad: I used a first edition one here but any would do
  • Altenew Beautiful day stamps
  • Mix of dew drops and versafine ink: One of the dew drop inks i used is a sparkly red which looks great as the top layer.
  • Christmas sentiments: The one i used is from Lili of the Valley.
  • Sequins

Bloom with Altenew

The weather here isn't great this morning so a lot of the photos i took had to be deleted which is why i dont have as many to show as usual, plus my connection is slow :[

Anyway, my card to share today is for the big Altenew bloghop which is combined with 18 challenge blogs. I really enjoyed hopping around and getting some ideas, plus finding some new challenges i can join in with.

For this card, { which is A6 in size} i embossed some white card with my favorite floral embossing folder. I used the Dahlia's stamp set for this card and stamped the sentiment onto vellum. I then stamped my flower and leaves and cut them out. To finish, i added some sequins.

I never used to like doing clean and simple cards, im much better at fussy and fancy with quite a few embellishments but with the Altenew stamps it's really easy, plus there are always plenty of ideas to find on Pinterest. I have a board dedicated to Altenew cards that you should visit.

So for this card i used:
  • White card { Both for the base card and the embossed layer as well as to stamp on}
  • Floral embossing folder { I cant remember which brand this one is but it is my favorite, plus it' only A6 in size, perfect for these cards}
  • Altenew Dahlia stamp set. { Large flower image and large leaf}
  • Mix of dew drop and versafine inks. { I know there not Altenew, but i am still fairly new to this way of stamping and these inks work well it's just matching shades that you have to try and work out}
  • Sequins. Sequins have become a new must in my embellishment box as they always look good with these stamps and style of cards.

Thursday 8 September 2016

Painted Butterflies

My second card to share today is for a couple of challenges, it's my first time entering into either.

I used the Altenew painted butterflies stamp set and the Spring Daisy set to create this card.
The sentiment came from the spring daisy.
I stamped using yellow and blue ink and outlined with black.

Id like to enter it into the following challenges:

Santa and Reindeer

Im back today with a couple of posts as i've finally had a chance to do some crafting while George spent the afternoon sleeping!
My first card to share is this christmas one featuring an image from Lili of the valley. I coloured it using promarkers.
The papers are Christmas Greetings by Lemoncraft at Noor! Design.
I added some christmas roses, a sentiment, doily and some pearls to finish.

Id like to enter this into the following challenges:

LOTV monthly challenge: Animals

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Creative Inspirations: Anything goes

It is time for a new challenge at creative inspirations and this fortnights theme is....

Anything goes with an optional sketch.

This time I didn't use the sketch. I created this tent fold 6x6 by matting some embossed wood effect card from a DCWV stack on black. 
I've become a BIG fan of Altenew stamps over the past few months so I used the peony bouquet set. I stamped a sentiment, originally from a stamping bella stamp, onto vellum and wrapped it around before adding my fussy cut flowers and some sequins to finish.
Below are some more photos.

I'm hoping to share more makes soon as I'm a bit behind with cardmaking due to looking after our new pup.

Happy Birthday Bronte!

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