Thursday, 18 July 2019

Mid Month Inspiration - July 19

Hello there,

It's time for some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and here's the card that I've made:


For the background, I've used a combination of Inkylicious stamps as I wanted to achieve a collage effect.  For my main focal image, I've smooshed Distress inks in the background and then used this lovely silhouette stamp (CI-367) by Crafty Individuals.  As always, I've stamped with VersaFine Clair and then heat embossed.

Don't forget that we are very generously sponsored this month by Jean and Malcolm from: 

Crafty Individuals 

who are offering a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's them  but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

  I hope to be back with you all soon but until then, take care and be happy x



Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Find Courage

Hello there,

Just a really quick post from me today to share a card that I made yesterday for the new @gardenpartychallenge on Instagram.  The challenge is run by two of my Crafty Individuals teamies, Sylvia and Isa, so I'm happy very to be supporting them both in their new crafty venture:


The Poppy stamp is by Inkylicious, the sentiment is by Visible Image and the background text stamp is by Crafty Individuals.  I've water coloured the poppy using Distress Inks and the sentiment is heat embossed in gold.

I would also like to add this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Summer Colours
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It (July)

That's all from me for today but I'll be back on Thursday with some mid-month inspiration at Stamping Sensations x





Sunday, 7 July 2019

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

Hello there,

I hope that you are all keeping well and that the sun is shining for you wherever you are.

It's time for a new challenge at 'Stamping Sensations' and our theme this time is:

'The Earth Laughs In Flowers'


I think Crafty Individuals are well known for their beautiful floral stamps but this is one of my favourites of theirs. I've smooshed Distress Oxides onto my craft mat and then spritzed them with water before pressing my card into them.  Once this was dry, I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair and then heat embossed it.  I painted the flowers using various inks and Spectrum aqua markers. I finished my card by added a pretty lace die cut and black ribbon.

We are very generously sponsored this month by Jean and Malcolm over at:

 'Crafty Individuals' 

who are offering a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Summer Colours









Monday, 1 July 2019

Time To Make Some Changes

Hello there on this Monday morning.

I hope that you all had a good weekend and that it wasn't too warm for you.  It's much cooler here today and I'm just doing this quick post before I go out and cut my grass, which has shot up again over the last week.

The card that I'm sharing with you today is one that I've made for a new challenge on Instagram which has been started by two friends, one of which is my very talented Crafty Individuals teamie Sylvie.  It's called the #gardenpartychallenge.  Here's my card:


I started by using a pink Distress Oxide in the background then spritzing it with water.  Once dry, I used Text scrips by Crafty Individuals and Inkylicious to create my background.  Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Moth  and sentiment  by Visible Image before using the additional stamps by Crafty Individuals and Inkylicious.  I finished off by colouring in the Moth and stamps with Adirondack and Distress inks.  The faux stitching around the edge of my card was made by punching holes and then joining the up using a fine black pen.

This was the challenge

Good luck to Sylvie in her new crafty venture and I wish you all a happy and colourful day x 
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Sunday, 30 June 2019

The Last Of My June CI Samples

Hello there on this Friday morning,

I'm here today to share the last two of my latest round of Crafty Individuals samples:

This first card was made using the Ephemera stamps, stamped onto CI paper and then fussy cut out to make my background.  I then over stamped with some of the postage stamps.  I love the CI children stamps and so I decided to make this card all about childhood memories and the sort of places that a child might visit, so I used a circus stamp as one of the main features.


This card was made using the border stamps and the background script stamp, which is one of my favourites as it's so useful and I di use it time and time again.

That's the last of my June samples and I'm busy again now making more samples for the shows that Crafty Individuals have on Hochanda at the beginning of August.

I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend and that the sun shines for you (Fingers crossed!)

Thursday, 27 June 2019

A Couple More Of My CI June Samples

Hello there,

I hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

I'm here today to share with you a couple more of my Crafty Individuals samples made for their June shows:


I have to say that I'm loving using the latest stamps from Crafty Individuals as they all really lend themselves to colourful backgrounds, as you can see here with my first card.  I made the background using a Gelli Plate and acrylic paints, and then stamped over with CI images.  The colours on this card are so vivid and this is one of my personal favourites and all the stamps worked together really well.  I've just made a journal cover using this main focal stamp, so that's something that I may share at a later date as there's no artwork in it yet, so not much to show at the moment.



This one is quite a different style for me as I don't really do CAS but on this occasion, I thought that the stamps worked really well together for a CAS look.  I used a grey VersaFine to give a more subtle effect and then I stamped the sentiment in black so that it stood out more.  

That's all from me for today but I'll be back on Sunday with my last couple of samples from the June shows.  Until then, I hope the sun shines for you wherever you are x 

I would like to add my first card into the following challenges:






Sunday, 23 June 2019

A Sweet Little Birdie

Hello there on this Sunday morning,

I'm here today to share another Crafty Individuals sample from their last shows on Hochanda.


This is another new stamp now available on the CI website and the artwork is by my very talented Teamie Dora.  

I made a watery Brusho background, dried the card with a heat gun and then scrunched it up.  I opened it up and then I went over the card with a Distress Tea Dye ink pad before spritzing it with water to give a marbled effect.  Once my card was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot machine to straighten it out.  Next, I used a text stamp on the background using the Tea Dye ink pad again before stamping the main image with VersaFine Clair and then heat embossed it to avoid any smudges.  I then used my Sandstone and Olive Green Brushos again, along with some distress inks to water colour the image and I used bleach to lift the colour within the circle around the bird. 

That's all from me for today so I wish you all a very happy day x 


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