Saturday, 19 November 2016

oh so pretty altenew flowers

I've had such fun doing this layered stamping - and I spent an absolute age sorting the best colours for use on the layered stamps - but oh they are oh so pretty.

Altenew Vintage Roses & Clearly Besotted sentiment

Thursday, 17 November 2016

teeny tiny stamps

Messing around using some of the smaller Lawn Fawn stamps and my new Hero Arts mini ink pads - I love the colours but the dark inks stain the stamps really badly and this then transfers onto the lighter colours 😔 any advice? 

The light colours do no come out 'clean and bright' I've tried everything to clean. Worried I've ruined my stamps - cute card though...

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

wishing you a pink christmas

On occasion I stamp and colour a whole heap of images not knowing what I am going to do with them, so I wasn't expecting these cute flamingos to end up on a christmas card - but aren't they cute :)

Monday, 7 November 2016

picture book

When I was a kid I had a concertina picture thing - you pulled it out and looked through a spy hole to see the scene in all of it's depth.

As I made this card I was thinking of that.

The windows were all cut using spellbinders nest abilities and lots of lots of layers of colouring all done for The Daily Marker 30 day.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

splish (kaboom)

Another coloured card and I quite like my background - I'm still getting used to these prismacolours but its not terrible

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Sometimes I buy stamps and don't use them for years - this cutie from Whipper Snapper must be at least 6 years old but is still as fun today as the day I bought it.

The sentiment is Lawn Fawn and my colouring in is for Day 1 of the current The Daily Marker challenge :)
Monday, 31 October 2016

glitter stars

The left over space bears have been made into tiny little gift card - the space background is more interesting...

I used some perfect pearls and smoosed it to make a nebula and then stickles were smooshed to make a stream of stars behind my cute little bear
Sunday, 30 October 2016

think pink

Clean and graphic - vellum snowflakes cut from Lawn Fawn dies and the scripts merry sentiment covered in in enamel accents to make it really fancy!

The glitter tape makes such a simple background and a scattering of gems and job is done!

Saturday, 29 October 2016


Another Christmas card started - loving the cute pile of presents :) and making the most of the 'waste' from yesterday's card :)

Friday, 28 October 2016

oh it's a pun

Chipping away at those Christmas cards and and loving the fact I can pre-colour a heap of Lawn Fawn stuff and just build a little scene  - the frame from Pretty Pink Posh makes it super cute too.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

sea you soon

Using all of my different fishy sets to make a cute shaker card - lots of Lawn Fawn on display here.

footprints in the snow

I quite like my sentiment background and even like the mixed ink colours I managed.

The die-cut sentiment is from Hero Arts, everything but the bird is Lawn Fawn and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

stupid but happy

I've always referred to sunflowers (and daffodils) as stupid but happy - they are so brash and brazen I've never thought they could be smart flowers... an odd opinion I know,

Any way these sunflowers from the Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows set made a cheery card.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

like an onion I have layers

I've gone an bought myself some layering stamps!

I need a bit more depth of colour, but what is not to love <3

Stamps by  MFT & that Sentiment is from Stampin' Up! I must have had it years...

now you know your abcs

Men are such a pain in the bottom... why is it so difficult to make cards for them...

This was an attempt using a scrap of Sassafrass paper (do you remember Sassafras) an a few stars... even men like sequins right...

Sentiment die - Simon Says Stamp
Stars dies -  Cuttlebug
Border die - Mama Elephant
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, 17 October 2016


One thing I love about this hobby is that you can make cards for people and occasions that you can't easily get otherwise.

This card is for my in-laws 35th wedding anniversary - and I used quickutz dies - remember quickutz!!!

The rest is simply a repeated pattern of congratulations stamp from Clearly Besotted. Lawn fawn star and heart and lots of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and life is good :)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

so much space bear

I'm liking my water colour galaxy - and I'm loving these Mama Elephant space bears!

Really nothing fancy - except for his adorable Death Star balloon :)

Thursday, 13 October 2016


Another simple christmas card

Lawn Fawn scripty joy
Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

merry rainbow

I think that this is such a fun christmas card :)

Quicktuz leery letter dies
Hero Arts Christmas stamp and cut
Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
Tuesday, 11 October 2016

very merry

First card in a few months, stupidly busy with work 😐 and just not feeling inspired. A quick and bright @lawnfawn Christmas card using a number of different stamp sets

Lawn Fawn Merry Lawn Cut
Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin
Lawn Fawn Winter Llama
Lawn Fawn Bows and Holly
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Arctic
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

stinkin' cute

theeth monster from Useless Trinkets is so cute... a really simple card.

Lawn Fawn Sentiment stamps

Sunday, 7 August 2016


A simple 18th birthday card, using some very old DCWV patterned paper.

Lawn Fawn Puffy Stars
Lawn Fawn Year Three
Lawn Fawn Bannerific
Quickutz number dies

Saturday, 6 August 2016


At the end of a rainbow you find a @thegreetingfarm unicorn 🦄 Lawn Fawn dies set the scene. 

The Greeting Farm Magical Day
The Greeting Farm Your Day
Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders
Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Cloudy Borders
Quickutz rainbow
Pretty Pink Posh clear star confetti
Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments

Friday, 5 August 2016

tweet tweet

A clean and simple card with the super cute birdies from #prettypinkposh I've also used some of their card confetti.

Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Notes
Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends
Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio
Copic Markers
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Star confetti
Sunday, 24 July 2016

fintastic birthday

Day 20 of @kathyrac#thedailymarker30day and I have find a bit more ink blending on the background of this card (which also includes my day11 image) a cute shaker I think.

Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends
Lawn Fawn Year Five
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

Saturday, 23 July 2016

bonjour arc-en-ciel

Lawnscaping Challenge #134  is 'rainbows' and I love rainbows so much (they physics behind them is so elegant - did you know that the rainbow you see is your rainbow... nobody else will see that, your position makes it unique and just for you 🌈).

I don't know why  but as soon as I saw the challenge I knew exactly the card I wanted to make, I could see it so clearly (and I've nearly managed to make what I saw), it is not quite my usual style!

Lawn Fawn flutter by, blissful botanicals, gleeful gardens
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Pretty Pink Posh droplets

Monday, 13 June 2016

float my bag

Another day another lavender bag...

Lawn Fawn bon voyage
Lawn Fawn float my boat
Sunday, 12 June 2016

just randomly painting an egg

Another cute Useless Trinkets card, this time with Cookie Jar the Unicorn painting an egg that certainly isn't an easter egg...

Useless Trinkets cookie jar the unicorn
American Crafts my girl papers
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Saturday, 11 June 2016

found this paper when

I found this paper precut when looking for my relax stamp, and so instead of putting it away again I used it up, go me!

Lawn Fawn year six
Lawn Fawn treat yourself
Lawn Fawn here's the scoop
Lawn Fawn a birdie told me
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
assorted memento inks
Friday, 10 June 2016

relax - I've only lost two days of my life

So this was originally supposed to say relax, but I laid out the stamp, got a phone call, returned and it was no where to be found. Two days of taking my scrap space apart to try and find it have returned nothing so now I have a stamp set missing a stamp :(

Lawn Fawn flamingo together
Lawn Fawn life is good
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Distress inks
Thursday, 9 June 2016

british blue

I don't often get requests for specific cards, but when asked to produce a card of a british blue with dark silver stripes and to make it look as if a really talented cat had made it there isn't much more to say.

Mama Elephant purrfect pair
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
Wednesday, 8 June 2016

rainbows and unicorns

Lots of Greeting Farm ponies, currently my favourite thing to colour :)

American Crafts My Girl papers
The Greeting Farm magical friends
Copics BG01, BG10, BG11, R20, R32
Tuesday, 7 June 2016

I'm quite good at physics and...

I think these Greeting Farm stamps are adorable, but the scientist in me just thinks 'yeah, that's never going to fly' :)

American Crafts my girl papers
The Greeting Farm your wings
Copics - Y13, Y15, Y17, BG00, BG10, BG11
Monday, 6 June 2016


I needed another sympathy card, and at short notice I wasn't inspired so I reworked this card, with slightly more intense colouring.

Hero Arts blossom art
Stampin' Up always in my thoughts
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Derwent Inktense
Sunday, 5 June 2016

show your wings

The Greeting Farm your wings
Lawn Fawn puffy cloud
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Copics - RV04, RV06, C0, C2, B00, B01

Saturday, 4 June 2016

abu dhabideen

Reworking the scrapbooking mojo. I've got loads of random photos that I just need to scrap, and this shot of the beech in Aberdeen (northern Scotland) was just perfect for a summery layout.

The title was based on an advertising poster that was around the town a few years ago (when I lived there), it makes the town sound exotic and tropical.

Friday, 3 June 2016

the green monster

Another Useless Trinkets cutie, I've managed to make this one really fluffy :)

Useless Trinkets fluffy Gustav loves hugs
Lawn Fawn monster mash
Lawn Fawn year six
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear