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Nature and Walnut stain

I have just discovered walnut stain distress ink from Tim Holtz and I LOVE it! Wow, it is just fab to use to distress papers. So having a play with the walnut stain, I did this card with the fab sketch from Stamp Something (just got it done in time for the challenge – again) using the Nature theme from Arty Girlz. Thanks guys for the great inspiration.


Do you like the inches? Well, truth be told, they are slightly bigger than inches but just by a touch. The little butterflies and ladybird are stamped and cut from patterned paper and I’ve used some paper piercing for the butterfly trails. The paper used was from Basic Grey (edged with walnut stain of course!) and the main stamp is a Crafty Individuals stamp.

Thanks for sampling my card, Arty Girlz 🙂

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Tickets to Ride

This week’s challenge on Think Monday – Think ATC is ‘tickets’. So I’ve made this ATC from some train tickets, screwed up and coloured with alcohol inks. The dot texture at the top was made with sticky dots removed from the card and then the blank spots were wiped with the alcohol ink. The tag was made from metal and again coloured with alcohol ink and says ‘Tickets Home’. A strand of wool and the National Rail logo for trains in Britain finish this ATC.

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Summer Birthdays

Hot summer colours for this one. A birthday card for a summer birthday and also for a challenge here and there. This one uses inspiration from Cute Card Thursday which has a birthday theme, then there is the ‘Hot’ theme from Papertake Weekly and Tag You’re It have a Tag in a pocket theme. The weird thing is I had already decided on the design of this card with the Tag and pocket idea and then it pops up as the theme at Tag You’re It. How spooky is that? 🙂

So the papers come from freebies from Papercraft Essential, I’ve cut out all the flowers so that I could re-arrange them on the page. The stamp is Chef Hamish from Sugar Nellie coloured with watercolour pens. The sentiment is written in the flower using a white Sakura pen.

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Lemon and Lime

Celebrating a new birth in Lemon and Lime – what do you think? This card was made for the following challenges: the celebration theme from A Spoon Full of Sugar, the great sketch from Friday Sketchers, the Baby theme on Thank God it’s Friday and the new challenge blog This Thursday It’s About which is starting with the theme ‘Fresh’.


So this card uses free papers from Papercraft Essentials, Sugar Nellie Little Cotton Rabbits stamp coloured with watercolour pencils, DCWV card stock and then some Fiskars embossing plates to emboss the rectangular yellow card. Some little doodling on the edges to finish the card. You know I still haven’t worked out the best light to use to get a good photo…

I’ve been sampled twice for this one. Thanks guys 🙂 This Thursday, It’s All About and Thank God It’s Friday.

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Pink and green should never be seen

Here is a card for two challenge blogs. One is Cute Card Thursday (so just managed to make it in time) where the challenge is to have three embellishments. I’ve used three buttons to embellish the frame. Then the other blog is My Time To Craft which has a Buttons and Buckles theme. The buttons are counterbalanced with a sentiment ‘buckle’ finished with rick rak and pink staples.

The stamped image was coloured using a mix of watercolour pencils and Marvy Le Plume pens and the chipboard frame and sentiment buckle were from Dovecraft. The paper and card was edged with a deep pink ink pad.