Mr Speaker

SAM_2848This is a recent make made for someone else.  I’ve taken to trawling digi stamp websites recently as I have had a number of projects I haven’t been able to find suitable images for.  For this design I again turned to the Doctor Digi Stamps as I loved the images I downloaded recently and they print and resize so well.  This design is called Mr Speaker and I love the humour behind it!

I coloured my image in using a combination of Promarkers and Flexmarkers and then mounted the image onto a few different sheets from the Limited Edition Craftwork Cards Vintage Finds Pad and used some matching candi which I have enhanced with glossy accents.  The final touch was a sentiment from my go to sentiment collection by Phill Martin.  It turned out well and the recipient was hopefully pleased with the card.

Here’s what I used:

Image: Mr Speaker by Doctor Digi

Papers and candi: Limited edition vintage finds by Craftwork Cards

Card stock from stash

Wording: Sentimentally Yours by Phill Martin

Promarkers/Flexmarkers: sand dune, red, light fawn, antique white, coral, moss, marsh green, khaki, soft khaki, warm grey (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), cool grey 5, sandstone, storm blue,


My first foray into Digi Stamps!!

Can you believe it, yes, I’ve never used digi stamps before as I simply have not been able to get on with them.  However I had to change all that as I needed to make 2 cards for a family birthday and I didn’t have a suitable image to use.  It took me a while to find two that I liked and I downloaded and woah they come up, no problems there then! The test was the printing and…………they came out!  Every other time I have tried to use a digi stamp I have never had much success in printing.  So away I went with it!  Perfect…and well received I must say.  I won’t hesitate to go digital again if I am in search of something.  So here are the cards.


Cricket Derek for Dad, perfect!! Although this card wasn’t from me 🙂 I used my go to card stock and coloured card from my stash.  The image I coloured in using promarkers and flexmarkers and I stamped the name and used a sentiment from my craftwork cards stash.  Very simple once I got the hang of it!

Here’s what I used

Cricket Derek Image by Doctor Digi.

Promarkers/Flexmarkers – sand dune, sandstone, burgundy,burnt sienna, warm grey 1, warm grey 2, pear green, canary, indigo blue, pine, black, light fawn, saddle brown, pale pink.

Stamps and Sentiment by Craftwork Cards


SAM_2834I matted the jukebox image onto some card I found in my stash and used the Jukebox collection from craftwork cards to compliment the main design.  I then used card candi all around the card just to finish it off.  Perfect.

Here’s what I used

All card stock – craftwork cards

coloured card – stash, possibly bazzil basics but I am not sure

Papers, sentiment and card candi – Craftwork Cards Jukebox collection

Distress markers – black soot, barn door, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, picket fence, antique linen, squeezed lemonade, frayed burlap, bundled sage

Promarkers – tan, caramel





I am so lucky that I have made some friends who are far removed from my crafting life and we have bonded over a love of a particular band.  I wanted to send some of my handmade cards to some of the ladies because as glorious as the internet is, it lacks something personal and this is personal from me.  I haven’t been able to make anymore than this at the moment (I shall be sorting this out soon) but for the lady I made this for, I thought this was an apt image.

I stamped the image and coloured it in using a wide variety of promarkers and flexmarkers.  The image lent itself very well to lots of lovely colours and to compliment this I decided to use papers from the Craftwork Cards Country Charm paper pad, with its patchwork effects and lovely colours. I used this paper to make some roses using my sizzix big shot as I love adding flowers. I then found some ribbon from stash to finish the card off.  So pretty and I think this is a design I shall return to time and time again.

Used to make this card

Promarkers/flexmarkers – satin, blush, pale pink, lemon, red, meadow green, chestnut, burnt sienna, saddle brown, honeycomb, apricot, carmine, burnt orange, Aegean, black, ruby, ivory, amber, vanilla, gold

Craftwork Cards Country Charm paper pad

Sizzix bigz die

cardstock from stash


Happy Birthday little sister

Today its my little sister’s birthday and this is the card that I made for her.

This tag card is a first for me and I think its worked out well even though I am still terrified that it will fall apart.  Of course I used my go to Craftwork Cards kit and again chose Velvet Plum but I also chose to use the lovely Scrumptious clear stamp sets to add a little design of my own on the card as I was using both sides and I’d never done anything like this before.  I also used my SISTER stamp from the lovely range of stamps from Phill Martin (Elegant Family Collection) and it has all worked out nicely.

Another first for me…masking, I was very nervous masking my stamps but look it has worked and I will use the method again now that I have made a success of it.  I needed to break up the wonderful colours of the Velvet Plum without leaving something stark white or using more papers.  For me it has to be different and I think I have achieved thisSAM_2604SAM_2605Products used for this card

Craftwork Cards – Velvet Plum Paper pad, Scrumptious Clear Stamp Set, White Tag Pad

Distress Ink – Black Soot

Promarkers – Plum, Purple, Violet, Lilac, Aubergene

Flexmarkers – Wild orchid, red violet

from Phill Martin – Sentimentally Yours (elegant Family Collection)