Friday 29 October 2021

Rabbits in Love

...or are they hares I wonder?  Seeing a card posted recently by my friend Anne inspired me to make yet another inky background so that I could make this Anniversary card.  This is a favourite stencil and as Anne mentioned, is good for Anniversaries or maybe engagements or weddings also.  I left it fairly plain, adding a simple sentiment,  3D hearts cut in non-shed glitter card  and just a few tiny gold pen dots which of course don't really show up in the picture.  Background was made using Distress Oxide inks and a gelli plate.

Thursday 28 October 2021

Silhouette Stamps

I enjoy working with silhouette stamps and this is a recent card which started from an inky background.  I normally use plain white or cream card for my inky play but decided to have a go using some coated card  (Original Clarity card which I've had for more years than I care to think about) using Distress Oxide inks. The results on coated card are slightly different from those using plain card and because the surface was very smooth I found that the stamping in black Versafine ink took much longer to dry so I had to be very careful not to smudge any of the images.  Stamps from a variety of sources were used to build up the scene and I stamped the sentiment onto a separate strip of toning card - this is a better match in real life than it appears to be on the screen., 

Background - Distress Oxide inks with Clarity original coated card
Stamps - from a variety of sources including Lavinia and Card-Io, also some freebies

Wednesday 27 October 2021


 I had this piece of card which was coloured during one of my inky play sessions and the colour made me think of dandelions so I decided to see what I could do to make it into a card.  A piece of patterned paper was die cut to form the hills and some dandelion clocks were stamped in green onto the background piece.  Next I used some dies to cut the flowers from cream card and added a banner for the sentiment. Something to brighten up what looks to be quite a dull day.

Dandelion Stamps and dies -  Stampin' Up
Hills - DSP from SU cut using a stitched hills die, MFT I think
Banner - die from Creative Expressions, freebie sentiment

Sunday 24 October 2021

Another One for Christmas

 I did something yesterday which I've not done for over 20 months - bought a craft magazine from the supermarket!!  I've not been anywhere  near such temptations in all that time but I had to visit their Phone Shop to sort out a problem with my mobile and walked past the magazine department on the way.  Thought I deserved a treat so a bought a copy of Die-Cutting Essentials which had this set of Santa dies as a 'free' gift.  When I got back home I just had to cut one out quickly and make a card.  It is quite a detailed die and works a treat; the 'Believe' word is also part of the set and to make it stand out a little bit I used the die to draw around onto a scrap of white card and fussy cut it to form a backing for the word.  So, that's another die set to add to my seasonal collection - might need a larger box to keep them in when I store them all away ready for next year 😉