Thursday, January 2, 2014

Live The Life

Happy New Year to everyone, I am kicking off the new year with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge No. 1 Restocking the shelves, well I am always in need of more cards for the men, (aren't we all lol). 

So here is my attempt, I have to say the OH My Goodness how scary is it to just put ink to card, I dithered around for ages, just in case I ruined that piece of white card, hahaha, it was a bit of a revelation and an experience, one which I will attempt to do more often.

This card is totally inspired and to a degree copied from  Marge McGuire in Stampers sampler Take Ten Winter issue, I think it worked well as one layer, I have made it with my partners Birthday in mind so the stamps used have specific meaning, like his age and our new bikes. It also looks a bit more green in real life.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Hi, this is my first submission for a Sketch Saturday Challenge, this is Week  No 264 with Loves Rubber Stamps as the sponsor.  Happy Birthday to Jen, I have chosen her sketch no 217.

I have had this image stamped and coloured in for ages but had never got round to mounting it, I hope I am not the only one that does that lol.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To be a star

Oh my goodness it has been ages and ages since I have done a Stampotique Challenge but this sketch one really took my fancy.  I had this background in my scraps box, it was made with Dylusion sprays and then a bleach spray over it.   After I stamped the text I stenciled some golden stars around it.  The main star is stamped on gold mirror card which does not show up so well in the photo but in real life adds a bit of blingness. It was quick and easy to make and I think it is pretty, hope you like it as well.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Stampotique Designer Challenge is SDC52: Oodles of Doodles. This is really so way, way, way out of my comfort zone, I love stamps because I can't draw at all. So this was very simple, some Ranger colour wash for the background, I stamped the tree on paper and coloured with Copics, stamped the little flowers then doodled the birds, border, little bird house and a couple of extra flowers. I don't think I love this card, but at least I tried hehehe.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wearable Art

Here is my first attempt at Wearable Art, its was a lot of fun and I got very inky, you have got to love grunge paper and I kinda like it. This was for the Stampotique challenge. Thank you to the lovely Nienke for letting me use her head hehehe.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pink, purple & Black

Hiya another Stampotique challenge entry, I do so love these images and I thought these colours were perfectly gothy / girly (is there such a thing??) Anyway it was a bit of wrinkle free distress for the background with some sponging over a stencil and just a little bit of bling, as every girl needs a tiara in her life.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Altered magazine file

Here is my Altered magazine file of the latest Stampotique Designers Challenge . This started out as a plain white file from Ikea, I painted it with Moon Glow Starburst Stains and place some scrunched up cling flim on it while it dried. I then stamped and coloured it in, I had to go over some of the stamping with a black pen as the file is corrugated on the inside and it did not stamp up so well but I like the results, a bit of bling on the crowns just to finish it off. Sorry for the poor photo but it was crazy difficult to photograph.