Always Loved

Evening all, yes, yes, I know it’s been an age since I blogged!

I’m back now and hopefully I’ll be sharing regularly.


Anyway, sharing a make using the one of the new releases from Stamps By Me Ltd.


Always Loved, Stamping, Brushos, Stamps By Me Ltd


Step By Step

1. Spritzed a sheet of A4 white card stock with water and sprinkled with yellow, orange and red Brusho crystals. Spritz the Brushos a little more to get a more blended effect.

2. Trimmed card stock to fit the A5 black card blank.

3. Stamped the buttercup several times, from the Stamps By Me Ltd Always Loved stamp set, using black Archival ink.

4. Stamped the buttercup a couple of times onto the off cut piece of card, fussy cut the individual flowers to decoupage onto the main image.

5. Stamped part of the sentiment, also from the Stamps By Me Ltd Always Loved stamp set, using black Archival ink.

6. Used Black Soot Distress ink and a blending tool to frame the image.

7. Matted onto white card stock and added a black ribbon and bow.

8. Adhered to the A5 black card blank.

9. Added the individual flowers, shaped with an embossing tool, using 3D Pinflair glue gel.

10. Used Glossy Accents on the decoupaged flowers and added some Glossy Accents ‘pearls’ around the edge of the image.


Stamps By Me Ltd stamp set – Always Loved


You can see Toni, the wonderful designer and owner of Stamps By Me Ltd, on Create and Craft TV (Freeview 23, Sky 674, Virgin 748, Freesat 813 or online at Create and Create ) on Tuesday 14 March at 2pm, with the new stamps releases and much more.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting With An Attitude – #25 Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations – #34 Anything Goes






Daisy Days & Butterflies

Afternoon, it’s a little hectic here, both daughters are in the middle of exams, A levels and GCSEs.

The time has gone by far to quickly!!!

Anyway, back to crafting, sharing a make using the new Polkadoodles Daisyday stamp set.



Step by Step

1. Cut watercolour card into a square. Stamp the design using a Versafine black ink pad and the Polkadoodles Daisydays stamp set.

2. Once the stamped design is complete dry, use Pebeo Drawing Gum to mask the flowers.

3. Once the masking fluid is dry, spritz the card with water and sprinkle Brusho crystal powers. Continue adding Brushos and water as necessary.

4. Set aside and allow to dry, you need to ensure its completely dry before removing the marking fluid. Take another piece of watercolour card stock and stamp the butterflies using a black Versafine ink pad. Heat set the ink and colour with Inktense pencils, these are are permanent watercolour pencil so once they are activated with water the pigment is permanent. Fussy cut the butterflies.

5. Remove the masking fluid,simply rub gently with a finger. Colour the flowers with the Inktense pencils.

6. Take the card blank, I’ve used an 8×8″ card blank, stamp using black Versafine ink and stamps from Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set. Stamping only the area that will remain visible once the focal image is attached.

7. Matt the focal image onto black card stock and adhere to the card blank.

8. Attach the butterflies using Pinflair 3D glue gel.

9. Use Rangers Glossy Accents on the flower centres, sprinkle some clear glitter on the Glossy Accents whilst it’s wet.

10. Add Rangers Glossy Accents to the butterflies.


The Polkadoodles Daisydays collection has both a CD-ROM digital collection and stamp set included, it’s extremely versatile collection  and offers exceptional value for money. Click on the piccie below to be taken to the Polkadoodles website.




If you want the individual items or to see the Summertime collection, which works perfectly with the Daisydays collection you can find the options here.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Inspiration Destination – #90 ATG 

Crafty Gals Corner – #76 Summer Fun 

Inky Impressions – June Summertime


Thanks for stopping by 😃


Floral Field

Afternoon, hope you’re having a good weekend!

Sharing a make using the Polkadoodles Stamp Made Easy Summertime and Daisydays stamp sets.



Step by Step

1. Cut an circle aperture from an white 8×8″ card blank, using a Tattered Lace circle die set.

2. Stamped the butterfly, from the Polkadoodles Daisydays stamp set, and the small flower, from the Polkadoodles Summertime stamp set, using a Versafine ink pad.

3. Cut a circle frame using two circle dies from blue card stock, adhered to the front of the aperture.

4. Cut a square from watercolour card stock to fit behind the circle aperture.

5. Stamped the floral scene, using Polkadoodles Summertime and Daisydays stamp sets, with a black Versafine ink pad.

6. Once the Versafine ink was completely dry, spritzed the cardstock with water and sprinkled Brusho powders. Spritzing the Brushos with more water to achieve the background I wanted. Used a paint brush & tissue to remove the Brusho from areas I wanted to add additional colours.

7. Coloured the flowers etc with Faber Castell Pitt pens.

8. Adhered the scene in the aperture using red super sticky tape. 

8. Used Rangers Glossy Accents to emphasis the flowers and embellished with Card Candi.


You can purchase the complete Stamp Made Easy collections from Polkadoodles, the collections include a stamp set and CD-ROM, just click on the piccie below to be taken to the Polkadoodles website.



Daisydays complete collection


Summertime complete collection


The digital collection and stamp sets are also available to purchase individually here but the collections offer the best value for money.

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

 Let’s Craft and Create – #114 Hearts and/or Flowers

One Crazy Stamper – June Challenge ATG

Sweet Stamps – June ATG



Thanks for stopping by 🙂    








Forever – Stamp Soup Lavender Tea

Afternoon, hope you’re all doing well!


Sharing a make using Polkadoodles Stamp Soup Lavender Tea stamp set.


Forever, Polkadoodles, Stamp Soup Lavender Tea


Products used

Polkadoodles Lavender Tea Stamp Soup stamp set

Brusho Crystals

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils

Faber Castell Pitt Pens

Tonic Studios text die 

Rangers Archival Ink – black

Distress Ink – black

Watercolour card

Card stock – black & green

Black ribbon



Step by Step


1. Cut watercolour card stock to size. 

2. Using a black Archival ink pad and the Lavender Tea Stamp Soup stamp set, create your scene.

3. Once the ink is dry, mask the stamped areas using Pebeo Drawing Gum or other masking fluid.

4. Once the Drawing Gum is dry, take Brusho crystals in yellow & red sprinkle on the background and spritz with water. Add Brusho crystals & continue spritzing until you create the desired background effect.

5. Once the Brushos are dry, remove the Drawing Gum gentle rubbing with your finger or an eraser.

6. Colour the stamped flowers using Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils.

7. Use Faber Castell Pitt pens around the flowers to add some shadow & depth.

8. Cut the ‘Forever’ text using a Tonic Studios die from black & green card stock. Shadow the black die cut with the green die cut and adhere to the background.

9. Edge the design with a distress ink pad & blender. Use a Copic Multi Liner pen to add a wiggly line around the edge to frame the design.

10. Matt and layer the design on to green & black card stock. Use a black ribbon to create a hanger for the design.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting For All Season – Challenge #123 Use Die Cut/Punches

The Crafty Addicts – Challenge #12 ATG

Creative Card Crew – Challenge #110 Die cut





Hello….. Lavender Tea

Morning, how are we today? Yesterday was a bit of a right off, I was suppose to go Prom shopping with my youngest but I was sick as a parrot. I was fine Friday morning but in the afternoon I was decidely green and didn’t feel much better the day after, so no shopping yesterday so off to the shops today!

So while I’m getting ready to brave the shops with a picky teenager, I’ve scheduled a post sharing a card made for the launch of Stamp Soup from Polkadoodles, this card mainly uses the Lavender Tea stamp set, the text is from the Lemonade Fizz stamp set.


Stamp Soup, Lavender Tea, Polkadoodles, Brusho


Step by Step

1. I stamped the elements from the Lavender Tea stamp set to create my flowers and border using black Archival ink, on watercolour card stock. I used the text ‘Hello’ from the Lemonade Fizz stamp set, stamping with black Archival ink.

2. Heat set the Archival ink and spritzed the card stock lightly with water. I sprinkled two Brusho powders onto the card stock and spritzed again with water and moved the card stock around to achieve the effect I wanted. I then heat set the Brushos with a heat gun.

 4. Coloured the flowers using Faber Castell Pitt Pens.

5. I inked the edge of the card stock with a red Memento ink pad and blender tool, I also added a little Black Soot Distress ink around the edge too. Adding a few white dots over the background, using a white Graph’it shaker pen.

6.  Matted the background onto white card stock, which was edged with a red Memento ink pad and blender tool.

7. Finally matting onto the black card blank.


If you missed the shows on Create and Craft, you can watch them online here (9am stamp show) and here (1pm cd show).

Polkadoodles has a great deal available for each stamp set and co-ordinating CD-Rom, which you can find here or click on the piccies below to be take to the offers.




 I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Glitter N Sparkle -Challenge 180 ATG

Robyn’s Fetish – Challenge #308 Square or Rectangle Card

Stamping Sensations – Challenge March Flower Power