Wednesday 30 June 2021

Nautilus background

 I got my hot little hands on this gorgeous background die from Hero Arts a few weeks ago. Of course, I had to do emboss resist, and of course, I had to use blues and greens. Of course.


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Monday 28 June 2021

Rainbow lattice for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a rainbow card for Paper Rose Studio.


I began with the Chloe's Coverplate Layer 2 metal die, cut from white cardstock. I popped it out of the metal die carefully so that the pieces mostly stayed in place. I popped out the pieces that I wanted to colour, and then put glue onto just the lattice piece and the pieces that I wanted to stay white, and adhered it to a top folding white card base. I coloured the rainbow with Copic markers and adhered them back in place. 

I finished with a printed sentiment from Black and White sentiment sheets, popped up on some foam adhesive.

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Friday 25 June 2021

Scorpio girl at Picket Fence Studios

 I have a post up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

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Thursday 24 June 2021

Fusion: Summer Dreaming

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion! This is my last ever post for the Fusion challenge blog - I have been on the design team since 2014, and have thoroughly enjoyed it! I decided earlier this year that it was time to step down.

The printed sentiment is from Paper Rose, cut with a die from Hero Arts.   I had a very, VERY old ink pad that had a rainbow of colours on a series of little foam pads. The foam had degraded so much that the pad was unusable, so I swiped the pad over some card bases and then scraped the degraded foam off the surface with a stencil scraping tool.

(You could achieve the same look by masking off stripes and ink blending heavily with a rainbow inks) 

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Monochrome for A Blog Named Hero

When I made this card, I had absolutely no ideas. I was on a Zoom call with some crafty friends in the USA, so I got them to choose some random numbers. I used one to choose the background stamp, one to choose the stamp and cut set, and one to choose the colour I used. This is what I came up with:

And, of course, because I cut the panel down, I got two cards for the price of one! YAY!

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Sunday 20 June 2021


Hi, everyone!

I just wanted to pop in and say hi, and let you know of an update to my blog. 

Some of you may already know that Feedburner will not be functioning for email subscriptions on Blogger from July. I have therefore switched over my email subscribers to  I hope my subscribers will have already received at least one update via, but just in case it's not working properly or I missed switching over some subscribers, please sign up using the "Get new posts by email" box in the right hand sidebar.

Thank you for your continued support of my blog, and stay crafty!

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Saturday 19 June 2021

Stencils for Picket Fence Studios

 I always love the stencils in each new release at Picket Fence Studios, and the June release is no exception! I paired the stencils with word topper dies on each of these cards.

 For this card, I masked off each region of the stencil to ink blend in each colour separately. 

For my 2nd card, I also masked particular regions of the stencil to get the look I wanted. I also moved the stencil before adding the purple and blue diamonds, and then I added some thin black lines over the top.

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Friday 18 June 2021

Beautiful blue birthday resist for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card for Paper Rose Studio, using the Solid Flowers and Leaves stamp set.

 I took a top folding white card and masked off a strip in the middle. I put the card into my MISTI and arranged the leaves and flowers onto the card, and then stamped them in Versamark ink so that I could emboss them with white embossing powder. I mounted the smallest flowers onto an acrylic block and stamped then in the gaps to fill in the pattern, and embossed them, too. I then used Distress Inks to blend over the images, before removing the mask and stamping the sentiment in the middle.

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Wednesday 16 June 2021

Rainbow birthday cards

 I have two super simple cards to share today.

For both cards, I used the Floral Tile Stencil from Hero Arts, and the Fancy Sentiments from Picket Fence Studios, along with Distress Oxide inks.

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Monday 14 June 2021

Release day at Picket Fence Studios

It's release day at Picket Fence Studios, and I'm sharing a few cards I've made using some of my favourite new products, the word topper dies. 

One of the cool things about these dies is that you can stamp a secondary sentiment on the bottom part of the die cut, but I left them empty for these cards. I started with alcohol ink backgrounds with alcohol alloy ink, and added a word topper die cut from black, metallic gold and metallic copper cardstock.   

I've linked to all of the new products in the new release in the list below.
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Thursday 10 June 2021

Fusion: Seashells

  Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!


I used a stencil from Paper Rose Studios, stamps from Hero Arts, and sentiments from Paper Rose Studio.


Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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Monday 7 June 2021

Feathers for Paper Rose

Today, I'm sharing a card using dies from Paper Rose Studio. 


 I started by cutting the feathers from white cardstock and adhering them to a white panel. I then added three different colours of Distress Inks using a blending brush, and then added a stencil over the top and added more ink blending. I splattered the panel with water, and then with Perfect Pearls in water. I adhered the panel to a card base, adhered the sentiment with foam adhesive, and finished with a scattering of sequins.

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Friday 4 June 2021

Sweet treats for Picket Fence Studios

 I have a blog post over at the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek: 

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Monochrome for A Blog Named Hero

 Hello! This month's challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "Monochrome", and this is what I came up with.


I used the Script bold prints stamp over the whole card, and then stamped the Togetherness Flower Bouquet over the top. I coloured it with a mixture of Red Violet, Red and Warm Grey Copic markers, before adding a white embossed sentiment from the same stamp set.

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Wednesday 2 June 2021

Brayer roll off sheet card

 Hello! I made this card during an online gel press workshop with Lydia Fiedler earlier this year. I used a discontinued background stamp from Hero Arts and a discontinued word die from Pink and Main. Please don't come at me! This purple panel was a brayer roll off sheet, before I stamped over the top and then painted certain areas with bleach to add some interest.

The printed sentiment strip is from Paper Rose.

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