Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Fab ‘n’ Funky #429

Hi everyone, hope you're Wednesday is off to a great start - downhill to Friday now!

Today's challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky is "music" and while this isn't quite a card yet (think I will keep it really simple), it's two of my favourite stamp sets from Visible Image - the background was created using a faux bokeh technique I learned from Margaret Edgar who does classes at the Crafters Companion store in Newton Ayecliffe.  Unfortunately I didn't have a white ink pad and so used white gesso instead which meant when I stamped over with the image, it didn't adhere very well to the gesso, but I actually quite like the effect this has given.

Hope you can join us at Fab 'n' Funky and I look forward to seeing your 'music' makes!



Sunday, 24 February 2019


Well, it's a lovely sunny Sunday here in Plymouth, so I thought I'd share with you a lovely sunny card!

This was made using the free stamps, dies and stencil in the latest Crafters Inspiration magazine.  I inked the stencil with some Harmony Inks, placed my card on top and ran through my Gemini Junior as though I was cutting a thin metal die, this transferred the ink from the stencil to the cardstock - I think its really effective.  I used a standard 5x5 card blank and cut the word "happy' down the side, I also cut Happy from some yellow cardstock and matted this behind.  For the inside of the card, I used the same inks again, but this time in the traditional way and inked through the stencil onto card, put it all together, add a few Nuvo drops in the top corner and Birthday sentiment in the bottom corner and your done!

A great way to a very simple but effective card!

Happy Sunday all


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Fab ‘n’ Funky #427

Okay, so I’m really sorry, I forgot what day it was and by the time I remembered I was on my way out of the door to work this morning.

This weeks challenge over at Fab ‘n’ Funky is “with a number” so I’ve made a 21st birthday card.  I’ve used one of the new Gemini Stamp and Die sets - Happy, together with numbers, background paper and embossing folder all from Sara’s Signature Birthday Party Collection and a little bit of Harmony ink around the edges.

Well, I hope you like today’s offering and will forgive the lateness of my posting.  I really look forward to seeing all of your makes.



Monday, 11 February 2019

Spreading Love!

Well, it's nearly valentines day, that traditional day each year where boyfriends and husbands try to score brownie points by spending money on flowers, wine, chocolates etc...  Not that I'm in the least bit cynical about it all, I've been married nearly 27 years, so we must be doing something right! we just don't save it for one day a year!

Anyway, as well as sharing a couple of Valentines cards today, I'm also sharing my awesome news (although those of you who follow me on Facebook already know),  I have been given the incredible opportunity to join the Crafters Companion Design Team again!!!!  It was such an awesome privilege the first time, but to get a second bite of the cherry as it were, is beyond anything imaginable!

Anyway, onto the cards the first is made using Sara's Signature Love & Romance collection and has been layered up with foam pads to give depth and interest.  The hearts have been cut out of different materials, again to add a bit of interest.

The second card uses one of Crafters Companions latest releases, Edgeable Words Stamp & Die 'Love', together with the coordinating Die'sire frame.  The paper is from the Love & Romance collection, as is the embossing folder in the background (Heart Trellis), a few Nuvo drops finish it all off.

I'm really pleased with both of these, both elegant, simple, saying just what's needed!

Anyway, I'm off to work now so, hope you enjoy your Monday & I'll be back soon.