Friday, 4 November 2016

magazine articles

Hello. Just popping on to let you know I have two articles on the shelves at the moment. The first is in Papercraft Essentials 139 using some gorgeous products from Craftwork Cards. The free gift with the magazine is 'The Festive Elegance' set - an embossing folder, a stencil and a super Christmas stamp set.  

The second article is in Designer Cardmaking - Joanna Sheen special. I used the stamps and die that are free with the magazine.

Both mags are great crafty reads and packed with inspiration. Go on, treat yourself!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

be merry

Hello. I treated myself to some new Christmas stamps. Love these houses and couldn't wait to have a play. I gave them the watercolour treatment, trimmed around and job done. The background is a simple watercolour wash. Wait a minute, the background behind the background is patterned paper!

Still to crack open the Santa/Reindeer set.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

happy halloween

Hello. Am I behind? Or just really early for next year? This is the card I sent to my swap partner for Halloween. The stamp is from a Penny Black set called 'spooky'. I think it's the only Halloween set I have so you will probably have seen a card similar to this on my blog last year!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Gorjuss set

Hello. Today I have a quick and easy set of four birthday cards. All using Gorjuss girls, the same dies and the same paper pad. I simply wanted to sit and watercolour without having to rack my brain over layouts and what not. So the answer - keep them all the same!

I think the green one is my favourite. Love that sagey shade of green!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

merry christmas

Hello. Another one for the Christmas box. The background is a paper from the My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad 'Sugar Plum'. The gorgeous ted is 'aiming to please' by Penny Black. I used watercolour pencils to colour. The tree is die cut - a Memory Box one (I think).

Monday, 17 October 2016

with a bang!

Hello. Here I am. And I have a fun card to share. The stamp and sentiment is from 'Your Next Stamp' and the papers are 'fun and frolic' by My Favourite Things.

I coloured using Copic marker pens and then sat for at least 20 minutes deciding googly eyes or not! And as you can see it was not! And the reason? The googly eyes were slightly smaller than his 'real' eyes and left an unsightly (sorry) border. Anyone else this fussy?