Tuesday, 30 April 2013


I finally managed to finish and photograph this card, which was based on a recent TMS sketch.

 Here's the sketch I used:

Materials used:
Stamps - Paper Smooches
PPs - BasicGrey (Hopscotch)
Cardstock - Neenah solar white
Colouring medium - Flexmarkers
Glossy accents
Corner chomper

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps - 42 Make your mark (use markers)
Passion for Promarkers - 195 Animals
BasicGrey - 92 Masculine
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
DDC - 60 Celebrate

Monday, 29 April 2013

TMS #195

I just had to play along with TMS this week, since I love this week's sketch. This was also a perfect opportunity to break in my new SSS stamp set, which is a recent win.

And here's the sketch:

Materials used:
Stamps - Like your style by Simon Says Stamp
Papers - So Sophie by MME
Dies - Lifestyle Crafts (Nesting frames 4); not sure about the make of the oval die
Ink - Cup O' Joe by Hero Arts
Miscellaneous - Purple pen, Glossy Accents, Sakura white glaze roller, fibre (Avec)

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Says Stamp - Anything goes
Crafty Catz -180 Purple

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


It's recycling time again, in honour of Earth Day (22 April), plus it was high time I joined the fun at Jingle Belles again.

The layout for my card is based on one of the sample cards that Kristina Werner made for the Simon Says Stamp December 2012 card kit. The papers I used are also from the December kit. 
The recycled elements on my card are the snowflake, which was die-cut from the packaging of the tofu I used in my breakfast smoothies this week. It has a nice soft grey aluminum shine, but I wanted a blue colour so that it would match the papers I used, so I used one of my Flexmarkers to colour it. I found the blue baker's twine in my recycle box.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Earth Day/Recycle
DDC - 59 Earth Day/Recycle
Totally Gorjuss - 189 Embossing
Joanna Sheen - Recycle
Holly Jolly Christmas - Embossing + ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Festive Friday - FFC06 Holiday project with a retro theme

Monday, 8 April 2013

Silhouette grasses

Today's card was inspired by the work of Brenda of Floral Fantasies. To celebrate her 4th blogaversary and (nearly) 4000 followers, Brenda has aked her followers to join in the celebration by creating a card that is inspired by her blog or her creations. For crafters that are familiar with Brenda's work, my choice of stamp (A little bit scenic - Silhouette grasses by Sheena Douglas) and medium (distress inks) will not come as a surprise, nor the addition of something with wings (a dragonfly instead of a butterfly LOL). The birthday sentiment is from a set by Studio Light and the fibre is an old one by Avec.

This one's for you Brenda. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide to me and other crafters worldwide!

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Penny Black and more - Blossoms and bows
Allsorts - 201 Spring has sprung
LCI - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Fly
Great Impressions Stamps - Pastel colours and/or polka dots