Saturday, 17 November 2018

Arctic friends

Some of you may remember this card that I shared back in September. I really liked how this one turned out so I used the same stamp from Penny Black and another quarter of my galaxy background panel to create a similar but different card.

For this one, I heat embossed my image onto a piece of vellum and used a white coloured pencil to add some 'colour' and texture to the stars, the polar bear and the penguin's belly. I created the snowy ground using puff embossing powder.

I'm linking up my card at:

Beccy is hosting her 6th annual month of holiday cards 
this year, posting inspiration each day of the month
 and sprinkling prizes along the way, so do check out 
her blog if you still need to make a few (or many) 
Christmas cards to send out this year.

PBSC - Anything goes with Penny Black

Stamping Sensations - Get ready for Christmas

Cute Card Thursday - #556 Stars

MAWTT - #84 Winter animals

Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge

Friday, 16 November 2018


Hello and welcome. I've been doing some colouring this month and managed to turn one of my coloured panels into a card, just in time to link up at Allsorts.

I coloured in this new to me stamp set by Woodware (Stitched poppies) using Copics markers. I was able to expand my collection of Copics last month thanks to my husband who agreed that it would make a nice birthday present. After the colouring was finished, I trimmed down my panel and blended some green ink around the edges before adhering it to my green card base. The sentiment is by Altenew and was stamped using Rockin' Red ink by Catherine Pooler.

I'm linking up my card at:

Allsorts - #493 Poppies and/or the colour red

Addicted to stamps - #168 Anything goes (optional: ribbon)

Colour Crazy - #46 Anything goes with colouring

Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Seize the Birthday - CAS

Hello and welcome! It's time for another guest appearance at Seize the Birthday, where this fortnight's optional theme is Clean and Simple.

I was lucky enough to win Uniko's entire August release and this bold sentiment (BIG & BOLD - Hello) seemed like the perfect stamp to ink up with some of my new Catherine Pooler inks (Tiara, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti) that arrived from Guernsey a few days ago. The green (Lime Rickey) from the Party ink collection was a bit too bold for my colour combo, so I used Garden Party instead. The birthday sentiment is made up of four different stamps from the Young at Heart set by CAS-ual Fridays. I picked up the stamps with my long and narrow grid block and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx black. After trimming down my panel, I used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see what the talented ladies of the design team have created to inspire you. And remember that the Toppings are always optional, so if CAS is not your thing, simply link up any birthday-themed card.