Thursday, 24 May 2012


I'm a lucky girl!
I visited Neil's great blog perfectly4med a little while ago & yesterday I found out that I'd won the WOW! Embossing Powder set of 6 powders in a carry case that he was giving away to celebrate 100,000 views of his blog :-)

Thank you Neil - looking forward to the postman's visit! :-)

Monday, 21 May 2012

Dancing the night away!

The theme for the May postcard swap over on UK Stampers is Party & I finally managed a play in my craft room last night!
This is what I came up with ....

I first thought of all the bunting & cakes etc that are around at the moment with the National Celebrations of the Jubilee & Olympics, but then went down a very different tack of party - dancing the night away! :-)

I love the feeling of movement in this image & I stamped it directly onto the backing papers & filled in with black pens.

The motif is from the same stamp set as the image.
I then got out my silver pen & highlighted parts of the motif & parts of the sentiment Party Time (from another stamp set) & also parts of the background paper too.

It looks very different in different lighting conditions & really sparkles at night under artificial light! This unfortunately doesn't come across with the photography today! :-(

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

3 stamps

The Less is More challenge this week is a one layer challenge to use just 3 stamps on your card.

I've used 3 stamps from a Personal Expressions set, stamped in a line.

and coloured them using my copics.

No sentiment as I'd used up my three stamps & although tempted to write a sentiment, not stamp it, I resisted & kept it truly LIM :-) 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Happy Birthday

It's hubby's birthday today and this is the card I made for him.
I stamped the image & then used my copics to colour it.

He actually looked on the back to make sure that it was one of mine! LOL
Although it looks deceptively simple the colouring took quite a bit of time to achieve :-)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

My Domino Book swap creation ..............

I decided on the travel theme for my domino book.

This is the book open showing the travel related stamping

I left the back plain for the recipient to add their own personal touch - their own stamping or pictures, keepsakes etc

Craftytrog was very patient & waited until I returned home for me to post this off - I'd made it before I went off to Oz. 
I made a box to tuck it in & nestled it in tissue paper.

Friday, 4 May 2012

My 3D postcard

for the UK Stampers swap

The quest was to make a 3D postcard. The normal monthly postcard swap requires you to post the postcard naked (no envelope) so this was a one off swap that could be protected in the post.

I stamped the image & used distress crackle glaze over the copic colour on the wing. The background is distress inks & I used distress inks to colour in her dress.

The butterflies are punches, two different sizes glued together. I emphasised the edges using gold pen.

I used Andy Skinner quote stamps, some beautiful ribbon & some old currency coins & scattered the butterflies .....

I finished off with the bloom, the 3 elements held together with the small brad & the charm.

I boxed the postcard & stamped the box using a stamp set but didn't manage to take a photo in my haste to post!!