Thursday, 21 August 2014


I must admit I am not a huge fan of the BBQ   but this week there was a BBQ at a local sheltered housing scheme and  I was asked to make a Thank You card from the residents to the person who made it all happen.

The request was a late one  (the I need it by tomorrow kind of late) and the remit was something BBQ-ish if possible ... so with the help of punches, embossing folders, fringe scissors, ink and bling, this was the end result.

Thanks for dropping by

Until next time, take care

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Blooming Lace

Today's card is one I made for my niece using one of my favourite colour pink and silvery grey ... and I decided on a black base card for extra drama.

The lace background is stamped using the I Love Lace background stamp from Stampin' UIp! and the flower is also a SU stamp called blended bloom. 
The flower was coloured using blendabilities alcohol markers and I added perfect pearls liquid to the centre after I popped it up on dimensionals.

The picture doesn't really show the rather cute and snazzy bow I made although the pink brad gives you an idea of its location. I'm not sure where I got the ribbon but it is gorgeous embossed satin.

I popped up a punched sentiment panel and ink edged it in hot pink and blended it with smoky slate ink to match the card. I hope my niece will like it - I was pleased with how it turned out

Bye for now

Friday, 1 August 2014

Birthday Beauty

I was recently asked if I could make a card for someone who loves different and ornate hairstyles and pretty bling...and immediately knew this was the prefect time to pull out one of my favourite - but sadly underused - stamps. 

The stamp is called Entangled and features a beautiful woman whose elaborate hair is made up of flowers and butterflies and beautiful greenery. I love it!

Taking inspiration form my chosen art collage backing, I coloured the image using promarkers, added layers of glitter for the dress and die cut a frame form blue glitter paper. I added a bow, lots of perfect pearls. 

I was pleased with the way this came out and the customer was delighted. I hope that this card put a smile on the face of the beautiful birthday girl too.

until next time, take care


Summer fun at St Joe's

So once I week I volunteer at our local hospice (St Joseph's) as part of the Arts Programme there. I work with patients in the Day Ho...