Monthly Archives: August 2014

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 6 x 6 card using some JOFY stamps on some watered Distress Ink background. I’ve painted in the flowers with Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed distress inks using a water brush. The sentiment is from Indigo Blu – only I think it would be more apt for me to say – “out of my mind …. never coming back”. I edged the topper with Salty Ocean distress ink and then I’ve mounted the topper up on mats and layers of Turquoise blue and basket weave yellow.. Thank you for taking the time to look and I hope you like it x


Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Stamping


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Flying High

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn MDF door hanger painted with blue acrylic paint and decorated with pearlescent texture paste using one of Aspire Crafts kite stencils and the bunting stencil. The pearlescent texture paste has been coloured with a little dark green acrylic paint and had some small glass micro beads to give it a further point of difference. I think it works very well. I’ve added the name “BEN” using some of the Aspire Crafts Dekromounts, which have been left white for contrast. Hope you like it x

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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Aspir Crafts / Kanban


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Pink Roses, Blue Butterflies

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 6 x 6 tent card made using the Graphic 45 “Botanical Tea” Collection. I’ve distressed it a little by roughing round the edges as this collection can be used to make both very contemporary or vintage style cards. The colours in this collection are lovely and there is a lot of different subjects within the collection to make many different types and styles of card. I added a little Stickles to the rose on the topper for a bit of sparkle. Hope you like it x

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Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Graphic 45


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Paper Couture

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA recent A5 card made with Craftwork Cards “Paper Couture” Collection. It all co-ordinates Beautifully and all I needed to add was some red card, some small flowers I punched out of the papers and some gems. Hope you like it x

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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Craftwork Cards


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It’s a New Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn A5 card to cheer us up during this awful August weather. I’ve used a Wendy Vechi – Studio 490 stamp, stamped with Seedless Preserve and Picked Raspberry Distress inks onto a Distress Ink watered background. I’ve used fuschia pink and white waffle weave to mat and layer and mount the stamped topper on. It gives it a lovely clean and crisp look, which I like as it shows off the stamping better. Hope you like it and hopefully it will cheer your day now the sunshine has disappeared x

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Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Stamping


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Love ART


This is the little paper bag Art Journal that I made in March on Leoni Pujols workshop in Bridlington. I hadn’t quite finished it when we left and now that I havE, I thought I would share it with you. The chipboard letters on the front have different effects on them. They have all been coloured with pro-markers and then the A has been glttered with 2 different colours, The R has been sprinkled with bronze and clear embossing powders and heat embossed, and the T has been gilded with “Morris Dance” gilding flakes. The other pics show some of the techniques we played around with during the course of the workshop. They include water ink stamping, micro beads over stamping, water and ink painting with distress inks, water bleaching stamped images, different glitters, gilding wax on embossed card and stamping into warm, heated Angelina. Hope you like them x


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Make a Wish

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother gorgeous Seaside kit – this time from Graphic 45. Its called “Beside the Sea”. Although it is a very colourful collection, I wanted to focus on the blue for this card, so chose a blue mat for both the background and the topper. I love the little topper with its saying “Make a wish on a Starfish”. The whole collection goes together so well – the little shells on the background sheet to cut out, the stamps and the little toppers. I used the string and the peacock blue spiders web to give it a bit of an organic feel and am very pleased with the overall effect and how it all came together. Hope you like it too x

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Posted by on August 8, 2014 in Graphic 45


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