Friday 7 April 2023


 No, I've  not been drinking it 😉. Whilst looking for something else,  I came across a pack of alcohol ink cardstock which I'd forgotten about so I decided to see if my neglected alcohol inks were still usable.  Fortunately they were so I coloured a piece of this card which has a lovely sparkly sheen, although of course this doesn't show up in the picture.  I die cut a flowery frame and a sentiment and made it into a quick and simple card.  The sentiment was cut twice and layered up to make it a bit more robust because it is very thin.on its own.

Background - alcohol inks on Ranger silver sparkle alcohol ink cardstock
Die - Allium Fresh Cuts die by Clarity
Sentiment - unbranded
Square dies - Creative Expressions Noble squares

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Clean and Simple

Into a new month with the Stamping Sensations challenge and for April the theme is **anything stamped with the option of CAS**.  I've gone for the CAS option and hope that there is sufficient stamping to cover the anything stamped part.  I started by making a stencil using a rectangular die and then added some Distress ink onto a cream card.  Another small honeycomb stencil was used for a bit of detail and then the numbers and little 'splodges' were stamped.  All of this was done with the original stencil in place. A die cut bee and sentiment were added to complete the card.

Numbers - stamp from a Phill Martin magazine give-away (not recent)
Splodges - stamp from French Foliage set Stampin' Up (retired)
Bee - Tim Holtz Sizzix bee dies

Sunday 2 April 2023

Bunny Visits the Playground

At risk of boring everyone here's yet another card featuring this cute bunny and there is also another super one made by Di to see HERE.  Lots of tiny snippets used, mostly cream, so this one is for the Snippets Playground challenge where there is a great prize on offer for the lucky person chosen at random from the entries. I used a card blank and the square to fit was cut from a new A4 piece which of course has left me with snippets to use 😀.  Everything else was cut from small bits of cream card and then coloured using Distress pens and a water brush.I did find a scrap of brown for bunny.  I used a stencil for a bit of background detail and the legs of the stool and the 'floor' have been stamped with a wood effect.  The snail shell was brushed with Wink of Stella for a bit of shine.  The die cut sentiment was cut twice and layered up for dimension.

Some of my snippets

Stencil - from Lavinia
Bunny and Stool - unbranded
Wooden 'floor' - Tim Holtz die (very old) from Sizzix
Snail and Flowers - dies from Gummiapan
Grass - dies from Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Britannia Dies