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






Beautiful World

Afternoon, how was your weekend? We had a busy time, very tiring, but it was lovely weekend visiting the eldest at Uni.


Sharing a recent make using Stamps By Me stamp sets – Foliage stamp set and How Beautiful sentiment stamp.



Step by Step

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to fit the 8×8″ card blank. Used Dylusions paints and a brayer to create the background.

2. Once the background was dry, I used a black Archival ink pad with one of the leaves from the Stamps By Me – Foliage stamp set.

3. Used an oval die to cut out the centre of the background and a cut a larger oval from black card stock.

4.  Stamped the sentiment, Stamps By Me – How Beautiful stamp set, using black Archival ink onto the oval. Matted onto the larger black oval.

5. Used a white Derwent Graphik paint liner pen to draw sketchy lines around the leave images.

6. Cut mats to layer to focal background in white and black card stock,  matted and layered onto the 8×8″ card blank.

7. Matted the sentiment onto the 8×8″ card blank.


Stamps By Me – Foliage stamp set



Stamps By Me – How Beautiful sentiment stamp


Don’t forget the lovely Toni from Stamps By Me will be on Create and Craft tomorrow, Tuesday 8th November, at 1pm. 

Channels – Freeview 23, Sky 674, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813 or watch online at the Create and Craft website here.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Artistic Inspirations – #167 ATG 

Get Creative Challenge – #51 ATG

Craft Your Passion – #337 ATG


Thanks for stopping by ❤️




Hello, bright and beautiful – Lemonade Fizz

Afternoon, how’s your Sunday going?


Sharing a make using the brand Stamp Soup collection from Polkadoodles, this card was made using Lemonade Fizz stamp set


Lemonade Fizz stamp set from Polkadoodles


Step by Step


1. Stamped elements from the Lemonade Fizz stamp set to create the flowers, using black Memento ink. Coloured the flowers with Copic pens and cut out the three individual flowers.

2. Using white card stock I created the background using Creative Expressions Colour Cloud blending inks and smoothies.

3. Used a Clarity stamps stencil to create the circles on the background.

4. Spritzed water onto the background and dried with a heat gun.

5. Used one of the stamps from the Lemonade Fizz stamp set to create the border around the edge of the background using black Memento ink.

6. Used a scrap of white card and coloured with Creative Expressions Colour Cloud blending ink, stamped the ‘Hello’ text & heart from Lemonade Fizz stamp set. Cut the sentiment out using a Tattered Lace die, also cut a larger version from plain black cardstock to matt the sentiment on.

7. Matted the background onto black card stock and mounted onto my 8×8 card blank.

8. Arranged and glued my stamped flowers onto the background using Pinflair 3D glue gel and attached the sentiment using 3D foam pads.


You can see the full Stamp Soup collection here, stamps and CD-ROMs.


Here are links to more of my makes using the Lemonade Fizz and Lavender Tea stamp sets


Spin Me Round – Stamp Soup – Lavender Tea

Oh So Pretty Tag – Stamp Soup- Lavender Tea  

Hello – Stamp Soup – Lavender Tea


I’ll be sharing more makes using this fab new collection over the coming days 🙂



Thanks for stopping by 🙂


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

613 Avenue Create – Challenge #168 ATG

Stamping Sensations – March Challenge Flower Power

Live Laugh Stamp – Let’s Color Linky Party 5 




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





Oh So Pretty Tag – Polkadoodles Stamp Soup

Morning, scheduled post today as I’m off out today Prom shopping with my youngest, wish me luck!


Sharing a tag made using the new release from Polkadoodles, Nikky Hall launched the new Stamp Soup stamp sets and co-ordinating CD-ROMs on Create and Craft yesterday, Friday 18th March. If you missed the shows you can catch up on both shows online at Create and Craft, for the 9am show which showcased the stamps click here and for the 1pm cllick here, I’m afraid the stamps sold out during the 9am show. If you missed out on the new goodies don’t worry Polkadoodles will have them available very shortly, you can find the new collection here at Polkadoodles.


Oh So Pretty Tag - Polkadoodles Stamp Soup


Step by Step


1. Cut a tag shape from white card stock.  Using various Distress inks blend onto card stock with blender tool.

2. Spritzed tag with water to lift some of the Distress ink off, for a subtle splatter effect.

3. Stamped the stalks onto the tag using black Archival ink, removed some of Distress ink from the stalks using a wet paint brush & tissue. Once dry, the stalks where coloured with Faber Castell Pitt Pens. Stamped the grasses with black Archival ink, using first, second & third generation stamping.

4. Stamped the motifs from the Stamp Soup set using Distress inks.

5. Stamped the flower heads, with black Memento ink onto Ultimate Graphic paper (available from Polkadoodles) and coloured with Copic pens. Add a little subtle twinkle to the flower heads using a clear Wink of Stellar pen.

6. Framed the edge of the tag with a wiggly line using a Copic multi liner pen. 

7. Adhered the tag onto black card stock and trimmed, used a Crop-a-dile to punch the hole.

8. Cut out flower heads and glued to the stalks using Pinflair 3D glue gel.

9. Stamped the text from the Stamp Soup set using black Memento ink and coloured with Distress inks. Matted the text onto black card stock and adhered to the tag with 3D foam pads.


Thanks for stopping by 🙂


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Friends – Challenge #27 ATG

My Time To Craft – Challenge #317 Flowers

Hiding In My Craft Room – Challenge #243 Blending 

Brown Sugar Challenge – Challenge #190 Spring