Wednesday, 20 September 2017


It has been a while since I joined in with the Global Design Project - maybe Summer got in the way a bit.  Their challenge this week is a colour challenge - now I have to admit here that Peekaboo Peach is not one of my favourite colours - I only have it in a marker pen and not an ink pad.  That does limit me somewhat in how I use it but it actually worked quite well on this card and - do you know - I love these colours together - who knew?

So - the colours are:

 I've used a new stamp set for my card - well it's not new to the catalogue but it is new to me and this is its first time being inked up! The set is Feather Together and it's going to be one of my favourites.  I love the sentiments that come with it - and I think its a great set for masculine cards.

 I used all three of the suggested inks for the feathers and as this is a two-step stamp set I was able to go over them again and alternate the colours.  The sentiment is inked in Early Espresso and the background cardstock is also Early Espresso - all mounted on to Lemon Lime Twist.  Isn't that ribbon gorgeous?  It is Crinkle Seam ribbon in Peekaboo Peach.  A few Glitter Enamel Dots finish off the card. I already know who this is going to.

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Another one of my quick two minute tutorials on You Tube - this one is showing the versatility of marker pens.



Wednesday, 13 September 2017


I am starting a series of mini tutorials on You Tube - about two minutes long or just over just to give new stampers and crafters some quick ideas. 

My first one is to look at those stamp sets you have in a different way.  I have used the Stampin Up Set Merry Little Labels as my first example.  Its a Christmas set - but there is a stamp on there which can be used long after Christmas is over and its the Just For You stamp.  It comes as a bundle in the catalogue which means you get the stamp set and the punch at a discounted price. This punch is going to be a real winner and it can be used a long time after Christmas - #christmaspunch.

The Just for You stamp though can be used on all sorts of cards or gift packaging as seen here used with Watercolor Wings.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017


The challenge at Joy of Sets this week is the letter 'T'.  A tricky one for me as I only have one set with that letter in the title which is Thankful Thoughts.  I do think sometimes the word sets get forgotten about so its nice for them to be the stars in their own right!

I've used Pink Powder cardstock for this card - the background swirls are from Playful Backgrounds also inked in Pink Powder.  The Stitched Framelits provided the bse for the flowers which are cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlet Dies as is the white leaf flower.

I've used Berry Burst to stamp the sentiment onto Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon.

We would love you to join in with our challenge which you will find by clicking on the banner above - do go along and see all the lovely inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer this week Megan Lenske.



Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Watercooler Wednesday #WWC135 - Judy's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Judy has chosen our challenge for this week and it's one with a feminine touch.

I've chosen to use Daisy Delight for my card and used a technique which is called the Easel Card.

I have used some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the elusive Daisy Punch - I say elusive because it was hard to get when it was first introduced in the new catalogue.  The sentiment and the little daisies are from the Stamp Set Daisy Delight. 

These little cards are very simple to make and I've added a tutorial below. Let me know if you make one - I'd love to have a look.

Please visit the rest of the Design Team and check out their inspiration for you.