Thinking Of You Sugar

I’m loving distress ink watercolouring at the moment and it just seems to go so well with the Sarah Kay images. This one uses BasicGrey papers and embellished by cutting out the heart leafs from another sheet and giving dimension with silicone glue. The metal hearts were coloured with alcohol inks and the lace with VersaCraft ink. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, the plaque and the corners are from Stamps Away.

Stamp – Sarah Kay; Stamps Away; Inkadinkado
Inks – Tim Holtz Distress inks; VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaCraft Brick
Colouring – Distress inks; Derwent Inktense
Papers – BasicGrey Sugared
Usual Suspects – Paper Trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape; Scissors
Others – Pins; Lace; 3D-glue; Metal; Metal tools; Alcohol inks


How Busy Is Your Card?

How busy is this card? I think I might have gone a bit mad with this one. I started to add glitter and just kept on going, by the time I had finished I was covered head to toe with the stuff.

This is for the Christmas week challenge over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge blog, which is a lovely sketch. It is nice to be able to do some challenges for a change 🙂

Stamp – Sarah Kay; Magnolia; Papermania
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Letroset Promarkers
Papers – DCWV Winter matchstack
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape
Other – Ribbons; Glitter; Glitter Glue; Cuttlebug and snowflake dies; Brads


More is More…

I might have gone a bit overboard on this one 🙂 No excuse – I just got a bit carried away. This card is heavy!

I’ve used a few recycled finds such as some broken jewellery that someone gave me, not as a gift don’t worry. People now know that I collect anything, particularly buttons and beads, so when they don’t want their jewellery, or bits of fabric they give them to me. My boyfriend even goes out of his way to bring home bits of ribbons or old pieces of card for me – I’m a lucky girl 🙂

Anyway I digress – the card also uses the BasicGrey Boxer papers and I’ve coloured the Sarah Kay image with distress inks, which is fast becoming my favourite colouring medium of the month.

The Christmas holiday challenge over at the BasicGrey Challenge blog is ‘Going Green’ so I thought I would enter this card with all its re-used jewellery, buttons and mesh 🙂

Papers – BasicGrey Boxer
Colouring – Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Usual Suspects – Silicone gel; Double-sided tape; Paper trimmer; Scissors
Other – Broken jewellery; Lace; mesh; Key charm; Button; Hemp string; pearl brads


Spring Time in December

So I have finished my Christmas cards and not only that but they are all written and sent – don’t hate me! It was so nice to be able to do a ‘Spring’ Card. I really enjoyed making this card after all those Christmas cards.

This one uses BasicGrey papers and the cute Sarah Kay stamp that I’ve coloured in with Distress inks.

Stamp – Sarah Kay
Papers – BasicGrey
Inks – Distress inks
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; silicone glue; Scissors
Other – Buttons; Embroidery thread; seam ripper


Magnolia and Stampavie Challenge in Teal and Brown

A challenge card for you and this one is for the Magnolia and Stampavie challenge blog and this week they have a sketch. I’ve used the Spring Breeze Kit from Designs by Krista. I love the embroidery embellishments that come with this kit and I’ve used the little paper buttons as well and added 3D-glue to give the buttons a shine, not that you can see it in the piccy of course!

Papers – Designs By Krista
Stamps – Sarah Kay; Papermania
Inks – Versafine Onyx Black and Sepia; Versacolor blue
Colouring – Letroset Promarkers
Usual Suspects – Trimmer; Double-sided tape; 3D-Foam
Other – 3D-glue; Crackle glue; Embroidery thread


Sassy Crafts DT Call

I thought I might have a go at the DT call going on for Sassy Crafts. The challenge is to make three projects as outlined on the Sassy Crafts blog:

1 – A stamped project:
A new Christmas card for you.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie; HOTP
Papers – Basic Grey; note paper
Colouring – Derwent pencils and sansodor
Ink – Versafine Onyx Black; Adirondack Rust
Other – Glitter glue; Fimo clay; brads; Flower soft

2 – A favourite piece
It is difficult to pick a favourite piece, my thoughts change daily on the matter! But here is one I made a few months ago. I love how the embossing works on the designer paper and highlighted with inks. Then there was the fun I had with the flower, wire, tab and beads as well.

Stamp – Sarah Kay; HOTP
Colouring – Letroset Promarkers
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaColor pink; Distress ink Walnut Stain
Papers – BasicGrey Sultry
Equipment – Cuttlebug and embossing folders; Crop-a-dile
Other – Beads; eyelet; metallic thread; wire

3 – A project that contains 4 squares, 3 small and 1 large
And not that I’m getting Christmas obsessed or anything, but here is another Christmas card 🙂

Papers – BasicGrey Mellow; 7Gypsies
Inks – Distress Inks Walnut Stain, fired brick; tea dye; peeled paint
Other – Shapes designed by me; Cardboard; Seam ripper


Purple Kisses

Another new challenge blog for me – the Sarah Kay Weekly Challenges. I’ve never taken part before but I thought I would give it a go this week with the purple and green theme they have and these lovely Designs by Krista papers. I have my sewing machine out at the moment so thought I would use some stitching.

Stamp – Sarah Kay
Papers – Designs by Krista ‘Tula’
Ink – VersaColor Olive; Versafine black
Colouring – Letraset Promarkers
Other – Sewing machine; pearl brads


More Exciting News…

I’m honoured to be on another design team! Krista designs beautiful digital scrapbook papers, embellishments and kits and I count myself lucky to be on her design team working with these beautiful papers on card layouts. Krista’s shop is called Designs by Krista and she also has a blog.

You guys should go take a look– the downloads are really easy to use and look fab on cards and scrapbook pages. Here is a card made with Krista’s Sugarpie kit.

Papers – Designs by Krista Sugarpie
Stamp – Sarah Kay; HOTP
Colouring – Letraset Promarkers
Inks – VersaFine black; Distress ink Walnut stain; Anna Griffin pink


Whiff Of Joy Guest Designer Call

Katharina is setting up a new stamp company, Whiff Of Joy, and is looking for some guest designers to join her really talented design team. She has some fantastic stamps coming out designed by Elizabeth Beth and Alison Acton; you should go take a look at her blog: Katharina’s Creative Place. There are some sneak peeks at some of the wonderful stamps they plan to launch. Well, I thought I would submit a card for the design call 🙂 It would be fun to be a guest designer ,wouldn’t it?

The flower and the wire swirl paperclip are handmade…

Stamps – Sarah Kay; HOTP
Stamp Colouring – Promarkers
Ink Pads – Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain; Versa Color Opera Pink
Papers – Basic Grey Sultry; Papermania Exquisite
Equipment – Cuttlebug; Birds and Swirls embossing folder; Crop-a-dile
Others – Wire; white cardstock and paper; Beads; eyelet;