Thursday, 28 April 2016

Quick and easy

this is a card I made a few weeks ago using a SSS happy birthday circle die - I  coloured some card stock with distress inks - various shades then die cut , the cake in the middle had a very healthy dollop of Glossy Accents and then i added some mirco glitter - to give a sprinkle effect on the cake 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wedding Card- negative die cut

Yippee only 2 sleeps till we go on holiday ! Hopefully to some warm weather ,Sun was shining today but still very cold a staggering 6 deg today - Come on weather the plants think it is Spring - be a sport and join them.

I made this card a few weeks ago and It seemed like a good idea at the time , I die cut the heart and saved all the pieces and then very carefully tried to place the pieces where they were on the original die - if you see what i mean .In reality it was a real fiddle which took a long time and a lot of patience- but I think it looks ok . Thank you looking at my blog.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Crazy Cats & Birds

I made this card for a friends 40th - I have known her since she was a teenager (note -that I was not ! ) and I cannot believe that she is about to be 40 - where do the years go.I thought I would make her smile after a rough year . I used a teeny weeny bit of brushos on the characters with distress inks too .I die cut the 40 several times then glued and mounted with tombow glue - I added a small amount of distress ink to the edges to soften and emphasis the number.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Sympathy Cards -Andy Skinner

I had some sad news about a friends Mum at the weekend so I
had to make a sympathy card - I find these so sad to make .I used Inkylicious Dusters to make a soft back ground sky and then used stamps from an Andy Skinner set that I have had for a while .I am for once pleased with the result .
The weather has been weird - snow ,hail ,arctic winds - in other words awful !

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Poppies Birthday Card

Congratulations to all who participated in the London Marathon today - I had 2 friends and their eldest son run today and they all finished . I am so pleased them and for all the money they raised for their chosen Charities .Nutcases but fit ones ! -lol 

Anyway here is a card I made for a friends birthday - Its Clearly Besotted "From all of us" I used the Poppies and coloured them using the Kuretake Gansai watercolours .I love poppies

Friday, 22 April 2016

More Brusho's

So sad about the death of Prince - a muscian of my youth .
Golf was a disaster yesterday but still fun and with lovely company and a lot of laughs -just as well - may need to take a bucket and spade with me next time !
Anyway onto todays card - more brushos -have a lovely day.
I saw a card with this layout in the Craft Stamper Magazine by Hermine Koster and thought wow -I must try that one - so here it is -I brushed water onto the card stock then used Turquoise and Lemon Brusho powders ,sprayed with water to activate them .Once dry I stamped the crazy Bird and the Uniko background ,thank you for looking                    

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Brushos birthday card

I watched a video by Sandy Allnock and decided to have a go - really good fun
Sandy Allnock - brusho garden
hopefully this is the link if you want to have a go to - off to golf now and enjoy the walk and hopefully hitting a small white ball a long way - for those who dont play heres a video of Robin Williams explanation
Golf explained !
Have a lovely day in the sun x

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Jofy Birthday Cards

Heres a couple of birthday cards  made a while ago using Jofy stamps - I really love these type of cards because there is never a mistake - anything goes . In the first card the flower was coloured in a combination of Copic and Promarkers ( I am still collecting Copics and have a way to go ! )The base colours were Distress inks and Distress Paints -with a bit of stencilling for good measure .thank you for reading

Crazy Cats

what a lovely day it has been - the sun has been shining all day and no wind - and I have been stuck at work - oh well , so here is a card for today - its a birthday card for a friend who is cat mad too .I love these Crazy Cats - thank you for popping by ,

Monday, 18 April 2016

Birthday Card - male

Afternoon blogland - a very gusty day today on the East Coast of Scotland - anyway this was playing with Brushos , I die cut the Happy several times so it stood out . Was quite pleased with the overall effect - I love brushos by the way :)

On a completely different subject - I played an extremely bad game of golf today - so card making therapy is needed ......

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Birthday Card -male 70th

Age birthday card - Ombre blending of distress inks ,then stamped the numbers and embossed with glitter silver embossing powder .I do find making "male " cards difficult ! Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday .I will probably enter this in the "less is more " challenge -3 stamps
 Less Is More # 272

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Get Well Card

morning blogland ,can't believe its not raining this morning - we are definately having an "April Showers " time lets hope it does bring those May Flowers !Anyway today my card is a Get Well - Hope you like it - masking and keeping it simple .

Friday, 15 April 2016

Week # 271 Less is More - geometric Shapes

decided to enter my second ever challenge of less is more with this card !
Less is More - Geometric Shapes

Christmas 2015 favourites

Jofy Stamps
Hero Arts

2 Penny Black cards
Brushos and Clarity Masks

A few Christmas Cards that I enjoyed making this Christmas - different styles just to keep art brain going !Happy friday - its the weekend yeh !Hope everyone has a lovely chilled weekend

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Christmas Cards 2014

my favourite cards from Christmas 2014 

Thank you

A thank you card ( yes really !) I masked off the area to be coloured and used distress inks to make the ombre affect and stamped a Gina k flower stamp ,the thank you was on vellum and the butterfly is 2 layers - vellum coloured with DI - voila - And the sun is shinning today too .I hope to enter the CASology challenge of PINK
CASology -Pink

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


A graduation card for a young lady -tried the bokeh style with ombre colouring - several styles in one card !
the stamps were :-
have a lovely crafting day on this wet and sadly freezing day in Scotland

Happy Birthday 80th

trying to see if this works - so bear with me blog world - This uses Dienamics Happy Die ,the balloons are SSS die .I made this card for my friends mother who was turning 80 years young .I stuck some 80's numbers over the glitter then added Rangers Glossy Accents to the balloons.
I hope this uploads ! :)

Oh My Goodness - I am trying to see if this works - so there will be a few ramblings and a lot of bad spelling - but hey you never learn till you try ! firts post hopefully done