Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Birthday Card

Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder'
others: patterned paper, Martha Stewart corner punch and Pinking Lace border punch, watercolour pencils

Stamped the image on white card, coloured with watercolour pencils and adhered to a pink cardstock. The white lace border is made using Martha Stewart Pinking Lace border punch. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and punch each corner with one of Martha Stewart corner punch. Done this card based on MFT sketch as per below:


  1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - sketch# 477
  2. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment
  3. Penny Black And More - Animals, birds and butterflies
  4. Time Out Challenge - birthday, confetti, party or random act of kindness
  5. Ally's Angel - Challenge #31 anything goes
  6. Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - February challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Friday, 21 February 2020

Beautiful handmade card by Christina


Received this prize pack from Christina of the wonderful blog Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls. Look at the multi-layers texture card, love it so much. The background colour inking is simply awesome, something which I am still struggling with. Thank you so much Christina for sharing your inspiration and generous prize pack.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020


Image: Penny Black The Wonder clear stamp, embossing folder, patterned paper from my stash, watercolour.

Coloured the image with watercolour, embossed the white card and adhered to the red panel. Cut out a piece of patterned paper and adhered to the embossed white card. Done this based on MFT sketch here.

  1. MFT Wednesday Sketch - sketch #476
  2. Penny Black and More - animals, birds and butterfly
  3. Ally's Angels - anything goes
  4. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - February 2020 anything goes 
  5. CHNC #477-anything goes Christmas theme

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Lucky to call you my friend

Stamp: Kaisercraft Butterfly
medium: Prismacolor coloured pencils, Daler Rowney thinners, stump, white gel pen

Stamped the image with black ink pad and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils. I use the stump with thinners to burnish the colour and finish it off with inking white dot using white gel pen.

  1. Butterfly Challenge - #131 O for One Layer + butterfly
  2. Ally's Angel - #28 anything goes
  3. Craft Stamper Take It Make It  November challenge 
  4. The Daily Marker 30 Days Colouring Challenge November 2019  #thedailymarker30day

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Easel Card

Tools: daisy punch, Spellbinder leaves dies, Spellbinder scallop oval die, chain punch, MS Pinking Scallop punch, red card stock, MME patterned paper, TH distress ink (Dusty Concord, Pine Needles, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed)

Made these flowers using daisy punch, scrunched and added pink pastel to the petals. The spine of the card was made using chain punch. Leaves were die-cut and coloured with distress ink.

  1. Allsorts Challenge #544- make your own flower
  2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November anything goes 
  3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - thinking of you

Friday, 1 November 2019

Glad we're friends card

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda
tools: Sizzix Dotted Circle embossing folder
flower punch, MS Frond punch,  MS Pinking Scallop border punch, watercolour

Stamped and colour this tiny Magnolia stamp with watercolour, fussy cut it out and adhere to the embossed background. The sentiment was stamped and cut with deckle scissors. 

Magnolia Forever challenge theme Anything Goes option "White on white" and I am the Guest Designer for this week.  

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Christmas Card

Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder'
tools: watercolour, Christmas tree border punch, MS Scandinavian Snowflake chain punch, bling

Stamped the hedgehog image and coloured with watercolour. Fussy cut out the image, adhered with foam tape. I punch out some Xmas trees from snippet of white card stock using a border punch and added to the background to create the winter scenery. The aqua snowflake was snippet from the snowflake chain punch added along the white snowflake chain for contrast.

  1. ABC Christmas - U & V for  upcycle or velocity
  2. Rudolph Day Challenge October - anything goes Christmas
  3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October
  4. CHNC Challenge #461 - anything Christmas
  5. Pixie's Snippet Playground - challenge # 364
  6. Jingle Belles - Rudolph and friends (animal)
  7. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
  8. Time Out Challenge - #147 - inspired by the phrase 'give love'