Always Flowers ….

Afternoon, been playing in my art journal with acrylic paints and stamps.




Created the base of the background using acrylic paints, in yellow, orange and purple.

Used various stencils, from Clarity Stamps & Creative Expressions, to add interest to scene using acrylic paints and a make up sponge.

Used various stamps, from Indigo Blu, Sheena Douglass, Tim Holtz & Hobby Art, to add to the background using Archival & Stazon inks in various colours.

Used a white gel pen to add some highlights and emphasis areas of the stenciled background.

Stamped the stems & leaves from Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set, using black Archival ink, directly on the art journal page.

On some white card stock stamped the flower heads & butterflies, also from Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set, using black Archival ink.

Coloured the flower heads, butterflies & stems with Faber Castell Pitt pens.

Used a script stamp, from Indigo Blu, to stamp over the flower heads.

Cut out the flower heads and butterflies and adhered to the page.

Stamped the quote, from a Card-io stamp set, using black Archival ink. Cut out and adhered to the page.

Used a stamp, from Polkadoodles Little Kingdom stamp set, to create the border at the top and bottom of the page. Coloured with Faber Castell Pitt pens and used a white gel pen to add the dots.



Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set


Polkadoodles Little Kingdom stamp set


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – 2/8 Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #21 Anything Goes

Retarte – #82 Anything Goes



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Afternoon, another make using some of my new crafty buys from Crafting Live Doncaster.

Had a play with some of my new Card-io stamps.



Die cut an oval, a Tattered Lace die, from some scrap card to create a mask for the text area.

Cut a piece of white card stock to fit an 8×8″ card blank.

Laid the oval mask on the card stock and used Adirondack inks and Inkylicious ink dusters to create the background colour.

Removed the mask and stamped the scene using various Card-io stamps sets, using black Versafine ink.

Used a black Sakura Micron to edge the oval, stamped the text, also a Card-io stamp, using black Versafine ink.

Added some sparkle to the cobweb using a clear Sakura Stardust pen.

Used Black Soot Distress ink around the edge of the scene.

Mounted onto the card blank using 3D foam pads.

Used a black Sakura Micron pen to create a border around the scene.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Sweet Stampin’ – 23/7 Outdoors

Little Claire’s Designs – #71 ATG 

Di’s Digi Designs – 15/7 Hot/Bright Colours


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Butterfly Meadow

Afternoon, sharing another make using some of my new crafty goodies bought at the Crafting Live Doncaster show.

Bought quite a few Card-io stamp sets at the show, even bought some Xmas ones so I will get started on my Xmas cards before December!!! This card uses a few different sets plus some Card-io stamps that I already had in my stash 🙂



Step by Step

1. Cut white card stock to fit 6×6″ card blank. Created the background colour using Inkylicious ink dusters and Adirondack ink pads.

2. Used various stamps from Card-io, stamping in shades of greens, browns & black, to create the scene.

3. Used a Sakura clear Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the cobweb. Used a brown fine liner pen to attach my stamped spider to the cobweb.

4. Edge the card using a blender and Black Soot Distress ink pad.

5. Matted the scene onto green card stock using 3D foam pads, adhered to the card blank using DS tape.



I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Little Claire’s Designs – 71 ATG

Simply Papercraft – #33 ATG 

Crafting With An Attitude – #17 ATG


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Fresh Floral


Morning everyone, a scheduled post, busy, busy today so thought I’d schedule this one before I forgot!!

Sharing a make using a couple of stamp sets from Card-io, love these stamps – little stamps with big personalities lol

I used the Field of Clover stamp set to create the background, using various Memento ink pads. The quote is from Card-io Sentiment stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onxy Black. I added a little Stickles in some places, finally adding die cut flowers and leaves, all the dies are Tattered Lace.



I’ll be entering the following challenges with this card –

Crafty Girls Creations challenge 8 –

Inspiration Destination challenge 59 –

Lemon Shortbread challenge 2 –


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Super Size Tag – Not Enough


Another play today with some of the Inspired by Banksy stamp sets from Bee Crafty, do you get the idea I like these stamps???

 A super size tag today, this is approx 21x11cm, just handmade from plain white cardstock.

 I inked up the background using Creative Expressions Cloud Blending Inks, also used them through the stencils, from Bee Crafty & Clarity Stamps. Added a little interest around the edges using the Soapy Bubbles Postive stamp, from Bee Crafty, using Memento Teal Zeal ink. Stamped the focal stamps, in Versafine Onxy Black, Flower Distressed Border, Girl Watering Aerial & Corn Border stamps from Bee Crafty. The sentiment stamped in Versafine Onxy Black, sentiment stamp from Card-io. Die cut the corner using one of the dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media set. Mounted on to black cardstock, embellished with paper flowers and flat back pearls..