Month: October 2014

Boo! #302

Tim Holtz Shatter Stencil

Number two project today.  Once again I started with a Cosmic Shimmer Mister background – this time with Aqua Lagoon and Mango Blaze and using the Tim Holtz Shatter stencil in the background too.  This one was much darker in shade and I thought would work well for my dramatic halloween project.  I placed the stencil on and inked through with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and faded it out towards the edges. (more…)

Spread a Little Happiness #301

Crafty Individuals Country Days Stamp

Welcome to the first of my challenge creations.  If you read yesterday’s post, I challenged myself to creating 5 blog projects in 2 hours!  This background was created using the matt white cardstock, which is spritzed first with water and then was swiped on my craft mat picking up the sprayings from the Cosmic Shimmer Misters – Scarlet Mist and Mango Blaze after spraying another piece of cardstock. (more…)

Backgrounds Backgrounds #300


Post number 300 – wow – never thought I would post so many ideas (didn’t know I had so many ideas!).  Something different today for you.  I set myself a challenge this morning.  I have a busy week and weekend coming up so it means I need to get organised and get my blog posts prepared for the next 5 days.  However, the flaw in my plan is I only have 2 hours this morning available to do the crafting!  Oh well, never let it be said that I don’t like a challenge. (more…)

Burst Into Bloom #299

Purple Butterfly #297


I was experimenting with today’s layout.  I firstly die cut a circle out of a square of card and next stamped my butterflies (Stampendous) in Adirondak inks – Pesto and Wild Plum.  I played around with a few different ideas of what to place behind the circle, but what I liked best was a sheet of patterned paper I had from a Wild Rose Studio pad – just the right colours and with butterflies too. (more…)

Colour Poppy #294

IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow Stamp

This project is another sample for the colour stamping workshop.

This time I am working onto glossy cardstock.  I have inked up the IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow stamp using Memento inks – adding the colour using the points of the inkpads into the different areas of the stamp.

I have stamped the flower border on my cardblank using the same ink – Rhubarb Stalk.IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow Stamp

then just a simple green in the same shades of green to finish it off.

Simple – but effective – and ideal for this time of year too.

happy crafting




Rainbow Butterflies #293

Oct20This project is one of the samples for the colour stamping workshop this coming Thursday (a couple of spaces are still available, call 01953 454976 to book).  The idea of the workshop is to try some different techniques stamping in coloured inks, rather than stamping in black and adding colour.  These butterfly stamps from Stampendous lend themselves nicely to this type of technique as you can use all sorts of colours to make a bright and vibrant card. (more…)