Saturday, 22 October 2016

Is this Cheating !

   We are heading north tomorrow up the east coast of Scotland for a Baby naming ceremony.We will be meeting up with some old friends and can't wait - but I had a dilemma - how do you make a "baby naming card " I had a search around the local card shops for ideas and none were forthcoming ! I checked Pinterest and again not a great deal to be inspired by - christenings yes but not "baby naming " so I searched my stock of stuff that has not been used for years - and found all this stuff - stickers basically - So question - is it cheating to use them ?
this is the card I made - what do you think ?- cheating - yes slightly - oh well ........

Friday, 21 October 2016


It is with more sadness that I have had to make yet another Sympathy card - this time for a friend whose husband unexpectedly died-he  was well respected in our wee community - He had a heart attack and has left a great loss for his wife and 2 sons .They had been planning a move to Spain and had almost sold their home - Not sure what the wife will do now ....... You never know what is around the corner so make the most of each day and every opportunity
    I made the background a while ago and sadly cannot remember whether this was distress inks ,Brushos or water coloured paint ! The stamp is a Paperartsy - which I used water coloured paints and washed it to the edges to emphasis the flower centre- a few drops of Tonic drops  and the words are visble images. Judging by the photos it looks like I needed to stick the panel better :(

Have a nice weekend .

More Goodies

More lovely goodies from SimonSaysStamp - 2 dies 2 stencils (both Tim Holtz) and Avery Elle storage pockets - all still NANBUSS (newly acquired never been used stamp stuff ). Hopefully i will get a chance to play this weekend - I am way way behind in making Christmas Cards - I can feel panic starting up ! How are you all getting on ? Do you make a few for family and friends or go into factory style production ? Would like your thoughts on this ?
Thank you reading my blog x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

21st Birthday Card - Balloons /Stencil

    This card was made using my new Balloon Stencil by  MFT .I had great fun -stencilling is very therapeutic but then I am a big kid -I used distress inks and added a bit more colour in some areas to give some depth ,I used a gel pen to give the light highlights - The 21 was a mama elephant stamp which I coloured with a clear embossing pen ( which I have had for about 14 years and not used for at least 12 !!! so was totally impressed it was still working !) I then used Wow embossing powder - the glo in the dark one .I had to later add the belated ( hang my head in shame - the card was made in plenty of time but never posted till yesterday -Amy I apologize :(  )
    Then I added some sequins and Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops to bling it up - everyone needs bling in their lives -dont they ? 

Thank you for reading - feel free to comment good or bad x
Stencil Balloons

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Visable Image Stamps

hi there blogland ,
its been ages since my last post -sorry about that but too much STILL going on with the kitchen BUT there is light at the end of the tunnel ! I am now in the process of putting the house back together and trying to eradicate the dust . But I have managed to make a few cards and buy more stuff !!!! As one does !

This card was a result of playing with some of my newly acquired craft stuff.This card was for a young lady who is about to start the next stage of life and find a job after uni !
The card below, was again playing with the Visable Image Stamps - I wasn't too sure about it at the time but left it till the next morning to decide what to do and decided that when I went to re look at it that actually it was better than I first thought .Again this was a birthday card. I will try and post some more tomorrow - if the dust doesn't get me first !Thank you looking and commenting........ good or bad !