Sunday, 19 April 2015


Created for the Stamping Boutique Challenge where the theme is Spring.  I used Distress inks and masking techniques to create the background, which was then stamped to create a Spring themed scene.

Cardstock: Southfield White Linen
Ink: Distress Inks & Versafine Black Onyx
Stamps: Personal Impressions, Art Impressions
Masks: Clarity Stamp
Liquid Pearls: Petal Pink

Lollipop Flowers

Created for the "Creative Colors Challenge" where there is a photo prompt.  I used patterned papers and stamps to emulate both the colour scheme and design elements of the photograph, though the challenge only requires the colours to be used.  Part of the challenge was also to use embossing on your card.

And here is the photo prompt:

Cardstock: Southfield Ivory Linen
Bazzill: Wisteria
Patterned Papers: First Edition & Me To You
Embossing Folder: Darice Stripes
Stamps: Personal Impressions (Sentiment); Stampin' Up (Itty Bitty Backgrounds), Tim Holtz (Stems)
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Evergreen Bough, Archival - Blue Violet
Stickles: Diamond
Dies: Spellbinders: Circle Dies, Die-Namics - Flags, Leaves


Created for the Inkspirational Challenge where the challenge is to create using a photo prompt.

I used a range of inks and stamps to create my card

And here is the photo prompt:
Cardstock: Souhfield Ivory Linen
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Archival Ink: Blue Violet, Potting Shed
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Feather & Mesh Background); Time To Stamp (Eggs and Text); Prima (Tiny Text Background)

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Wild Flowers

Created for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge where the inspiration picture is in shades of purple and green.  Here is the cue card image:

And here is my card using stamps and Distress inks:

Langton Hot Press Watercolour Paper

  •  Hero Arts (Grasses), 
  • Darkroom Door (Butterfly), 
  • Rubber Stampede (Flower Sprig), 
  • Stampin'Up (Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
  • Personal Impressions (Sentiment)

Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord
Archival Ink: Blue Violet
Seam Binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cream Lace from stash
Die Cut


Created for the CAS-ology Challenge where the theme is "Sweet".  I used a cupcake
stamp and copic markers, plus a little bit of sparkle.


Stamps: Personal Impressions
Ink: Memento Black, Archival Magenta Hue
Cardstock: Cryogen & Stampin' Up
Stickles: Diamond
Copic Markers:

  • Icing: R81, R83, R85
  • Cherry: R32, R35, R37
  • Wrapper: BG11, BG13
  • Outline: BG000, Blender
  • Ground: BG000, C0, C1, C3

April Showers

Created for the Ribbon Girls Challenge where the theme is "add ribbon or lace".  I used a Gorjuss Girl Stamp, which was coloured with Copic Markers, and then embellished.  I used seam binding for my ribbon across the centre of the card underneath the die-cut border, and also on the sentiment tag.

Stamps: Gorjuss Girl & Sentiment: Lili Of The Valley
Inks: Memento Black, Distress Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone, Archival Watering Can
Die Cuts: Cheery Lynn
Cardstock: Cryogen
Pattered Papers: Maja Designs
Stickles: Stardust
Prima Say It In Pearls
Wild Orchid Crafts: Seam Binding
Copic Markers:

  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
  • Hair: C0, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, C7, 100
  • Coat: B21, B24, B26
  • Red /Pink Details: R89, R85, R83, R81
  • Umbrella & Boots: C00, C0, C1
  • Outline: B000, B0000, Blender

Friday, 17 April 2015

Spring Blossom

Created for the CAS(e) This Sketch Challenge.  I used Distress Markers, stamps and a little bit of sparkle.  Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my card:

Cardstock: Southfield Ivory Linen, Bazzill Quartz, Langton Hot Press Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Elusive Images
Distress Markers: Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint
Marvy Le Plume Marker: Dusty Rose
Ink: Versafine Black
Die: Die-Namics
Stickles: Stardust

Christmas Bears

Created for the Crimbo Crackers Challenge where the theme is Bears.  I used Kraft card stock, and a stamp by Lili Of The Valley which was coloured with PolyChromos Pencils.  I created two versions of the card, one in red and one in blue.

Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft, Southfield Ivory Linen
Ink: Versafine Black; Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs; Versamark
Stamp: Lili Of The Valley, Stampin' Up (Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils:
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Helioblue-Reddish
  • Madder
  • White
Liquid Apllique: White
Ranger Ultra Fine Glitter: Crystal
Stampendous Embossing Powder : Shabby White
Wink Of Stella Pen: Clear
Blending Stump


Created for the Sketchy Colors Challenge where the theme is "Grey, Turquoise and White.
I used a Mo Manning Digi Stamp, Copic Markers and a range of embellishments.

Cardstock: Southfield White Linen Effect
Patterned Paper: Maja Designs
Image: Mo Manning Digi
Flowers & Pearl Spray: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: From Stash
White Thread- Gutterman
Craftwork Cards: Candi - Cotton Candy
Tando Creative - Wooden Bunnies:
Dies: Cheery Lyn Oval,
Liquid Pearls: Pearl White
Copic Markers:

  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R21, R00
  • Hair: E43, E42, E41, E40
  • Dress, Shoes, Socks: BG70, BG72, W1, W3
  • Bunny: R20, R00, E55, E53, E51. E50
  • Carrot Leaves: YG00, YG23, YG25
  • Carrot Root: YR20, YR24, YR04
  • Background: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, Blender

Monday, 13 April 2015

Silhouette Flowers

Created for the Cards Galore April Challenge where the theme is simply "Make A Card".  I used a range of brusho inks, stencils and stamps to make this card.