Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Vintage Poppy

A simple offering today.

Card Recipe

Background Paper - from stash
Inks - Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Versafine Black Onyx
Stamp - Crafty Individuals CI-210
Image coloured with Copic markers

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bee Happy

I didn't intend putting a sentiment on this card but had to cover up a stamping error!

The honeycombs have been highlighted with gold Twinkling H2O's and the wings on the large bee are glittered and 3D'd.

Card recipe

Background - Distress Inks
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx
Stamps - Jo Capper-Sandon range from Stampotique
Glitter - Stickles Diamond

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Easter Bunny has arrived

Happy Easter!

My three Easter projects all feature in the current issue (Issue 25) of the Cardmaking Paradise online magazine.

This cute rabbit is a versatile little chap, he could also be made into a birthday card or party invitation.

He can be folded flat for posting.

These little baskets are so quick and easy to make. I used white card which I inked directly using Brilliance Pearlescent inks and then stamped with Easter eggs from The English Stamp Company. The tag images are from Pink Petticoat and coloured with Copic markers.

The yellow on this twisted easel card is not nearly as bright as it looks in the photo.

Card Recipe

Digital image from La Pashe and coloured with Copic markers
Die cut shapes - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Inks - Versamark, Versafine Smoky Gray
Distress inks - Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
Script stamp - from A Stamp In The Hand
Embellishments - Candi from Craftworkscards
Sentiment - computer generated

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sara's birthday card

I made this birthday card for the hardworking Sara who owns the and runs the Cardmaking Paradise website. It's a project in the current Craft Stamper (May 2011 )by Isabelle Norris. The soft colours are just right for a spring birthday - although my photo has made the green Distress Ink look yellow!

Card recipe

Inks -Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress inks - Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass
Clear embossing powder
Script - Paperartsy
Flowers - Crafty Individuals CI - 206
Glitter - Diamond Stickles

Bottle cap swap

Over at Cardmaking Paradise some members took part in a bottle cap swap. These were the swaps I made -

I received these back from my cyber friends. Thank you to Sara, Patsy, Christa, Annie, Jill, Hilda and Flo. Hilda had filled her top with friendly plastic and made it into a brooch, which I'd never seen done before. I can't capture the iridescent nature of the piece but believe me it is beautiful.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Variation on a theme

These two cards use a lovely birds stamp from Crafty Individuals. In both cases I have 3D'd the bird second from the right.

Card recipes

Embossing folder - Swiss Dots
Die cut square - Nellie Snellen MFD 006
Inks - Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass), Versafine (Majestic Blue)
Stamp - Crafty Individuals CI -193
Ribbon coloured with Copic marker
Sentiment - computer generated

Friday, 15 April 2011

Butterfly and Mothers' Day

For this butterfly card I first created the background with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and then used a couple of masks and applied more DI's. I stamped the script in Shabby Shutters and sprayed the card with Cosmic Shimmer. The butterfly was stamped twice and 3D'd

Card Recipe
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz masks- TH92802
Stamps - Script - A Stamp In The Hand Background Text (Medium)
Sentiment - Darkroom Doors Wildflower Set
Butterfly - Crafty Individuals
Cosmic Shimmer - Rich Gold

I made this card for my mother for Mothering Sunday.

Card Recipe
Embossing - Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
Die cuts - frame Nellie Snellen, flower Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Stamp by Prima
Image coloured with Copic markers
Inks - Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Memento Rich Cocoa
Card candy by Craftworks cards

Friday, 1 April 2011


For a limited time, there is a free issue of Cardmaking Paradise Online Magazine as a tempting taster.
Do go and have a look - you wont be disappointed!