Hello and thanks for stopping by once again.

Today I am showing a recently made card using another stamp from the Wonky Tonk Girls range by Tracey Easson.

This card is a simple one again but I added some bold flowers courtesy of Dreamees.  The card itself is  a 7×7 card and I used a 6×6 inch piece of watercolour card to stamp and colour my design.  I used Staz-on ink and then used my trusty Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour her in.  The card looked rather bare and I had these flowers ready-made so I added some faux pearls to the centre and added them to my card to make that bold statement.  I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.




Sophia – Wonky Tonk Girls

Hello again.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend of mine who was celebrating a special birthday recently and now its been received I can show it.

I fell in love with the Wonky Tonk Girls by Tracey Easson when they were featured in a recent edition of Making Cards Magazine and I knew that I would make plenty of cards using them, you will see some other designs in future posts.

For the background of this card I played with my Distress Oxides as I wanted something earthy.  I chose Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Iced Sprite, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.  I was very pleased with the result and I used what I had for the base card and to matt and layer before mounting my main image.  The stamps from this kit worked like a dream and I was so pleased with the effect.  Brave Spirit suited this card and once I had coloured Sophia in and mounted her onto the card it all came about perfectly.  I used black for the matt as I felt it suited the card.  So pleased with it and I know my friend liked it too.


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Fancy Coffee??

I’m really pleased with the card I have to show you today.

I was very blessed with a gift voucher from a friend of mine and she said she would collect and post me the craft goodies all the way from the USA.  Talk about a child in a candy store.  I chose some dies 2 by Tim Holtz and one Spellbinders.  As soon as the package arrived I wanted to play and this is what I have made.

This was a great card to make and I think I will be playing with this die and stamp set in the future.  Such a clever concept, dies, stamp and embossing folder all in one package.

This is a small card for me5x5, but it works well.  I stamped the images using some Staz On and then die cut what I wanted.  You cannot see it but the right hand cup is die cut.  The pieces left over I used to test my colours.  I then stamped the image on to a piece of 4×4 watercolour card.  I coloured in my images using Spectrum Noir Aquablends Naturals (Clay, wheat, Beeswax,Pesto Green,Oregano, Blue Marine, Cobalt Blue, Lagoon). I then stamped the sentiment and die cut that and used Clay to colour that in and to run a dash of watercolour around the edge.  I then mounted it on Adorable Scoreable but only showing a thin sliver of  colour.  Whilst the watercolours were drying properly, I used the cup stamp to make a background on my card, just with the ink and no colouring in.  Once these were all dried I mounted the cups onto the card and placed my sentiment.

I am really pleased with this card and I shall be trying to come up with some more card ideas using this set.

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This design is really rather simple and I love it.

The piece of watercolour card is one which was over from being cut and I fitted the card around it.  I stamped all the sizes of Babushkas and a sentiment and coloured them in using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils.  Once that was finished I looked at my offcuts of Adorable scoreable and found some bright colours which perfectly fitted the design and were bright enough to compliment the black card.  The black card is a scored in half piece of Black Adorable Scoreable.

So simple and very pretty.  I love this stamp set and I intend using it some more.

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So today I am sharing another one of my recent makes.  I admit that I am not entirely sure of this design.  It’s the way I have placed my leaves, to me they look odd, but I guess you live and learn and I can live with this design.

I used the Flowering Hydrangea stamp set by Hunkydory.  I used the postive and negative Hydrangea in the set to create the stamped background on my card, just for something different and to focus on the coloured design itself.  I used the versafine ink to stamp around the edges.

The design itself is made using stamping and masking but as I said I am not sure about the placement of the leaves.  I have coloured the design in Spectrum Noir Aquablends – Primaries and Florals sets. I thought the design needed a border so I used the smaller flowers from the set.  It then lacked something so I decided to create a bow to place on the stems and then be fixed behind the card.  I think I would like the design more if it wasn’t for the leaves, but there you go.

For the colouring I used the following

Primaries – Parakeet, Bright Green, Bottle Green

Florals – hyacinth, Elderberry, Damson, Fig, Wild Orchid.


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Another birthday card for my niece

I cannot believe that my adorable niece is 8 tomorrow, where the hell did that time go?  You’ve seen the card that I made from myself so now its time to see the card that I have made from my Nan.

I have used this image before, probably some time last year but I wanted to get this out again because I love the girl in this image, its meant to be all about the shoes but she could be getting ready to go out.

I used an 8×8 card again as my base and I cut my watercolour card to 6.5×6.5 inches so I had enough room to make a decent mat and layer effect with the Mirri card. Everyone tells me I work backwards when I am crafting different things and I guess me starting the border before stamping the middle may be considered one of those backwards things but I like to work like that.  I then stamped the middle and then I coloured the images in with a mixture of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils.  Once everything was dried (I always let things dry naturally as I tend to have a disaster with helping the drying along!) I cut my Mirri card to 6.7×6.7 inches and 6.9×6.9 inches before I placed it on the Mirri card I had chosen for the base layer on the card.  I stamped and mounted the sentiment on Mirri card and then placed it on the card .  I think someone will like it when she opens it tomorrow morning.

Products used

Tatty Twinkles – Shoes, Watercolour card,

Spectrum Noir Sparkle (Onyx Black, Red Berry Sterling Silver)

Spectrum Noir Aquablend Essentials (champagne, straw, squash, honeymoon, apricot), Naturals (Sorrel, oak, clay, hickory, brunette, cherrywood) Florals (Cherry, Strawberry, Hyacinth, elderberry, damson, blueberry) Primaries (red berry, ruby, indigo, grapefruit, carmine, currant, chrome orange)

50 Shades of Mirri Darker by Hunkydory.

So thank you again for stopping by, all your comments and views are greatly appreciated.




A card from an auntie who adores her niece

I cannot believe that on the 30th my beloved niece turns 8!  How on earth did that happen?  Last time I looked she was a baby..anyway…

She’s taken after her auntie and loves to create things and is very happen when surrounded by card, paper and glue and loves looking at my things to see what she can have a lend of.  We enjoy our messy times.  I had to create a lovely and unusual card for her and at the time of conceiving the idea for the card I’d received some goodies just released by Leonie Pujol.  What perfect timing.

So here is the card. I tried to take a decent photo but this is the best that I could manage at the time!My base card is a hunky dory 8×8 inch card and I worked from that size to see what I could think of. I cut a 6×6 inch piece of watercolour card.  In the middle of the card I stamped the image of the Rag Doll from one of Leonie Pujol’s stamp sets.  Once it was dry I stamped the star from the same set into the corners of the card and using a simple stamp from the Feathery Flourish stamp I joined the stars making a border to my rag doll.  I also stamped some images from the same set to my card background, just to make it more lively.

I coloured the Rag Doll image in using Spectrum Noir Aquablend Essentials (Pearl White, Alabaster, Champagne, Straw, Cantaloupe, Squash, Coral) and Florals (pink Tulip, Violet, Elderberry, Hyacinth,Damson, Plum).  For the rest of the stamped image I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle range (Sterling Silver, Onyx Black, Peony, Amethyst, Cosmos, Rose Quartz, Macaroon, Pink Champagne, Solar Red, Hearthside, Red Berry, Pink Apricot, Boudoir, Inspired Violet).

I chose to do something different for the next layer of the card.  I cut a piece of 7×7 inch black card and using my versa mark pad and the Wow Embossing Powder (Metallic Silver) I stamped one of the flower images from Fly Free all around the edge of the card and embossed to make a border.  I had just taken delivery of the Spectrum Noir Metallics pencils and I used them to colour this border.  I went through the entire selection of colours (Silver, Gold, Purple, Pink, Violet, Yellow, Green, Light Blue, Blue, Rose Gold, Mica, Glimmer).  I stamped a few extras on some spare black card and built up some flowers with these for the border.

To try to make the card pop out I used two shades of pink to matt and layer with just a small border of colour.

To finish the card I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the Rag Doll set and embossed that in the silver on the black card, and then used the flowers to enhance the card.

I think this card looks lovely and I can’t wait to give it to her next week as I am sure she will love the colours in it.  I have another one to make this weekend for her from another family member so I now need to think of what I can do with regards to that one.

So thank you for stopping by once again and I look forward to your next visit,

Much love