Taking a break

Morning all

Sorry but I’ve not got any pretty pictures to share today. I realise I’ve not posted for a while but life just seems to be so busy right now! Anyway, I thought I’d just post a little update for anyone who happens to pop by and let you know that due to family commitments and lack of time in general I will be taking a little break from my blog for a bit. Hopefully I’ll be back towards the end of the year when things are less busy. 🙂

New techniques!

So my second card of today features some new techniques, heat embossing and blending. Ok so heat embossing isn’t a new technique for me but I haven’t done any in so long I don’t think I’ve posted a card with it on yet. The floral image (JustRite Floral Silhouettes One) was stamped and heat embossed to make it resist ink. I used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder as I was using white card but you could use white embossing powder too. I then blended (a new technique for me) the inks over and around it. I really like the effect blending gives. I hope you like the card.

Thank You

Good afternoon all.

A couple of thank you cards to share today. Both done using my Sue Wilson Die and Stampin Up! So Very Much stamp set.

I used Versamark ink to create a watermark background and added the die cut plaques and thank you sentiments in co-ordinating colours. These were nice and quick to make so I will be making plenty more along the same lines.

This is post one of two today. Thanks for stopping by.

Easter Blessings

After a busy weekend with the girls (the very lucky husband was away on a golf weekend), I managed to get a little time to make an Easter card. Actually I was asked to make it by a relative because she is struggling to find anything with religious context. Quite a sensitive subject with the PM wading into a chocolate Easter (or not) Egg Hunt row at the moment!!

As the card was for a female relative I used my Altenew Dahlia stamp set again (I’m completely in love with this stamp set but I promise to use something else next!).

I shall be entering it into the Uniko Spring Challenge.

And the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.



Double Dahlia Day


And so to my second card of the day using my new Altenew Dahlia Blossoms stamp set. This time I used the outline stamp too and I’m really pleased with the different effects you can achieve. I used a lovely floral embossing folder to create the yellow background panel. I really focused my thoughts on Spring when I came up with this card.

I will be entering this into the Uniko challenge for Spring

As well as the Altenew Inspiration challenge.

Happy Mother’s Day

I know, it’s been a while since my last post but life is just hectic right now. However, to make up for it I have two posts to share with you today. First is this Mother’s Day Card I made for my Nana.

I’ve used my new Altenew stamp set called Dahlia Blossoms and I’m completely in love with it. It’s the first time I’ve tried layering stamps and they are brilliant! I kept the background simple because I wanted the flowers to stand out.

I’ll be entering it into the Uniko challenge for Spring.