Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Hi there! Just popping in today with a quick post with a card I created for the current Gossip Column at the Winnie & Walter blog, where the uber-talented star gossiper Teheerah Atchia is challenging us to draw inspiration from the work of Alan Kitching. I had several ideas I wanted to turn into cards, but sometimes life gets in the way, so I'm really happy I managed to squeeze in this one card before the linky closes.

After embossing the HI sentiment using the W&W cutaway die, I stamped the upper case sentiments from the W&W Bubble Talk set using several Distress Oxide inks and then stamped the lower case sentiments from another W&W stamp set (In bloom: Julie's roses).

I'm also linking up my card at:

Seize the Birthday - Anything birthday goes 
(no sweet toppings for me)

ATSM - #244 Clean and simple

AAA Cards - #91 Happy birthday 
(3rd Big Birthday Bash)

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Monday, 8 May 2017

Best wishes

This weekend, I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time to create a card for a couple of fun challenges, using some NBUS PTI supplies.

I created a background wash using some yellow W&N watercolour paints, and then created splatters using Payne's grey. I die cut the Splits: Best Wishes from both wc cardstock and vellum, stamped the image in Slate grey pigment ink (Studio Calico) and heat embossed in clear. I wasn't sure which of the two I was going to use, but in the end I decided to use them both, layering the vellum on top of the cs version. Before I did, I splattered some Payne's grey onto the cardstock version and added a touch of grey using a grey Copic marker. I heat embossed the sentiment in Liquid Platinum onto the vellum piece. I swiped my Slate grey ink pad across the edge of my base panel before adhering my watercolour panel using extra strong double sided tape.


PTI Make it Monday - Watercolour wash background

LIM - #327 Yellow and grey

CAS Mix Up - May (stamps + splattering +
watercolouring, heat embossing, die cutting, vellum)

Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

ATSM - #240 Photo inspiration