Sunday, 31 March 2013


Sad news that Kanban have gone in to liquidation.  This is an homage to them.  The backing paper is from their last paper pad from the dogs set.  I stacked the topper with silicone gel.  I cut a border from the paper pad and stuck it in the middle. I placed the topper down and then added two sentiments from the Dogs kit.  The flower stems are from a Cheery lynn die (can't remember which one).  A simple card but pretty, at least I think.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Indigo Blu

Last night I sat down and made these two cards with my Indigo Blu 'Live, love, laugh set' stamps.    The first card I matted and layered white card onto mirror board.   I stamped the flowers with Versamark onto white card and heat embossed them with black embossing powder and then cut them all out.  I mounted them with silicone gel onto the matts.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

The next card i stamped the Indigo Blu flourish pattern with versamerk and sentiment with archival black ink. and  then dabbed pan pastels over the top to bring out the flourish pattern. I matted and layered them onto gold mirror card.  I then stamped out the flowers, leaves and bird and coloured them in with Spectrum Noir pens.  I cut them all out and layered them up with silicone gel.

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Friday, 29 March 2013

New Tonic 'Flava die

The background was trimmed to size, corners rounded.  I cut out 2 Tonic 'Flava' diecuts and trimmed the bottom and butterfly off one. I placed them down the side and across the bottom to set a half frame to the Kanban topper.  I then added the ribbon and dazzler gem and Kanban sentiment.

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Ink and pastels

The cards above have a background created by inking through a mask with distress inks. Die cuts, toppers  and ribbon were added.   

This cards background was created differently.  I stamped with versamark ink and indigo blu flourish stamp onto the card. I brushed on pan pastels over the top and the pastels stuck to the ink creating a pretty background.  The diecut flower is the new Tonic die 'Flava'.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Stamping and embossing.

I've always liked stamping and embossing when I sw it on other people's cards and after watching some lovely demos from the lovely Sam Poole and Julia Watts I thought i'd give it a go myself.  I used the Indigo Blu flourish stamp and the flower stamp is by Creative Expressions.  I stamped the flourish stamp a couple of times using a watermark ink pad and used an antique gold embossing powder.    I then die cut the flowers out with my spellbinder flower die and cut the large flower in half and painted on mica powders on the flower die cuts.  I cut round the flourish stamp to make a border.  I embossed the background card with my Spellbinders A4 dotty folder.  The teal coloured card has another background paper which has been pin pricked all around the edge with a Tim Holtz pricking ruler.  The corners on the teal card were rounded off with a Tonic corner rounder punch.  The cards were finished off with ribbon and coloured net and a Creative Expressions dazzler. 

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Easter cards

Made these for friends for Easter using my Spellbinders dies.    Hope you like them.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Saturated Canary

My 3rd attempt at colouring in with my Spectrum Noir pens and the Saturated Canary stamp.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Colouring in

I'm very new at colouring in but really enjoying it. I have a few Spectrum Noir pens which I use.  Here's my 2nd attempt at colouring in.  Excuse the photo.

Monday, 18 March 2013

New Spellbinder cards.

Been playing with my spellbinder dies.  Reaaly loving learning new ways to use them.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Spellbinder cards

Made these with my spellbinder dies. Learned loads form the famous Sue Wilson, she makes the most stunning cards.

Friday, 1 March 2013


Cards made with Kanban toppers.

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