A place where no rules apply, and fingers get inky and stained!!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Autumn leaves

I LOVE autumn, with its rich colours and crisp frosty mornings ... and I LOVE TH's limited edition autumn DIs!!!  I created the background using orange and brown tone DIs and dauber sponges.  The circle is one from Waltzing Mouse Stamps and I stamped that in sepia.  I stained the chipboard leaf and vein using DIs and finally added some brown gingham (can't have enough gingham LOL!)

Creative Stamp friends - orange and brown
Cupcake Craft challenge -  take a leaf out of my book
Craft your Days away - autumn/fall
Pink elephant - distressing
1 stop Craft - no sentiment
Clean and Simple Stamping - sketch

Sunday, 30 October 2011

A couple of Christmas cards

I really need to get a move on with my Christmas cards, so I have been having a play to find some quick and easy makes ...
 I love the latest Christmas stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, especially the baubles and Nordic Winter sets.  I stamped the bauble in cherry cobbler ink and the masked and stamped the pink detail from the Nordic Winter set.  I used the square frame from WMS Frame it set to frame the bauble and added the sentiment from the Frame it set.  Finally I doodled a hanging loop.  The dp is BG Eskimo Kisses and I added some white seam binding, tied a knot and added a pink button.

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - borders and frames
Just Add Ink - blushing bride, cherry cobbler, neutral
Come and get it - anything goes

IMy 2nd play involved some Marianne Creatible dies I bought a couple of months ago and haven't used yet!  I cut the branch out of TH Coredinations paper and sanded it to age it a little.  I covered a scrap of cardstock in red and gold decopatch paper and then cut out the star bauble.  I added a bow to secure the bauble to the branch.  The dp is Nitwits and I used olive and crumb cake cardstock.  Finally a few teeny pearls to finish.

Less is More - Stars
CAS-ual Friday - sketch
One Stop Craft - no sentiment

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Nordic winter meets a big bauble!

I have found a little playing time, and am a happy girl as I have inky fingers!!

I used my latest stamp sets from Waltzing mouse Stamps, Nordic Winter and Holiday Ornaments.  I inked them up using SU Not quite Navy and then added some ribbon.  I used my edgibilities to create the fancy border, and added some ribbon to the card.  Not sure it really needs a sentiment ... maybe a bit of sparkle ... will think about that one!

Pink Elephant - sketch
Creative Craft - fancy Edges

Saturday, 22 October 2011


I have been dying (haha!!) to play with these Waltzing mouse Stamps since they landed on my doormat the other day, but work and children got in the way!!  However I have had a play this afternoon.

I inked the baubles up in Cranberry ink and then cut them out using my bauble nesties.  The edges if the cardstock has been distressed and I added gold embossing powder to the cream cardstock and heat embossed it.  I stamped the sentiment from the sme stamp set and cut and mat it using my nestie tags.  Green organza ribbon and fancy braid for the baubles finish it off.  The baubles are popped up using foam pads.

Waltzing Mouse Sketch - sketch
Colour Create - burgundy, gold, green and cream
Charisma Cardz - embossing
Fab n Funky - distressed or torn



 The polka dot circles are created using the inverted polka dots from the Of Beat patterns set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I cut and layered them using my nesties.  I cut the off square again with my nesties.  I stamped this Hero Arts collage stamp onto the card blank and then placed thae cardstock over the top.  Finally I added some polka dot ribbon and tied a knot.

Friday, 21 October 2011


Welcome to my new blog.  I have decided to have a separate blog for makes that are not Design Team cards and also are different to my usual cute stamping.

There is a link to my other blog in the sidebar.