Sunday, 22 October 2017

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi! Here's a card I made, inspired by al the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. I used the colours from the Color My Heart challenge. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and water brush, and a silver pen. When it was dry, I used a Wink of Stella pen on the petals to give a shimmer to them, although it doesn't show up very well in the photos, so you'll have to take my word for it! :)

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays:
Color My Heart:
The Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Pink October'

CAS on Friday: 'Flowers'

Sweet n Sassy digi stamp: 'Doodle Flowers'
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils
Silver Sharpie
Wink of Stella brush: Clear


Hi! Here's a little monster card, inspired by all the Halloween-themed challenges going on at the moment! I coloured him with inks and a watercolour pencil, and then added Glossy Accents to his eyes. I added a grey shadow under him, to ground him a little, but it hasn't shown up very well in the photo.

I'm entering this little guy in the following challenges:

Muse: (inspired by the Halloween theme and the orange)
Less Is More:
Paper Play:
Deep Ocean: 'Halloween'

Allsorts: 'Halloween'

Monster from Tiddly Inks digi stamp: 'Monstrous Party'
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencil - Grey
Adirondack ink pads: Terra Cotta
Glossy Accents

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Leaves Panel

Hiya! Here's a card I made, using a JOFY stamp which I love but hadn't gotten around to using before. I masked the panel, coloured the background with ink dusters in yellow and orange, then stamped the leaves. I coloured them with inks and a water brush. I stamped the sentiment, then added a few Nuvo Drops.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations: 'Autumn Glory'
CAS Watercolour:

JOFY Stamp: JOFY Set 33
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Currant
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Old Olive
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold

Cat in a Tree

Hi! Here are a couple of cards using one of my favourite images. This little cat looks so peaceful and content! :)   I used colours inspired by a couple of challenges, using inks and ink dusters.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp:
My Time to Craft: 'Halloween or Cats'

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
Always Fun: 'Monochrome'

Image from Vectorstock
Adirondack ink pads: Purple Twilight, Currant
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Old Olive
Artistry ink pads: Dark Garnet, Fall Fiesta, Hay Stack

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge, 'Monsters'. I used the colours from the current MFT challenge. I coloured the image by scribbling with watercolour pencils, then smoothing it out with a water brush, trying to still leave a bit of texture to suggest monster fur!

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations:
Watercooler Wednesday:

Tiddly Inks digi stamp: 'Monstrous Party'
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Hi! Here's a card I made today. I wanted a tall flower, so it would work for the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, so I sketched a flower. I rediscovered my watercolour pencils today! I'm not very good at colouring, so I roughly coloured with the pencils and then used a water brush to blend and soften the colours. When it was dry, I went over the flower with a fine black marker, and added some detail to the ground. I stamped the birthday sentiment, and used a Uni Posca pen to add little white dots to the flowers and leaves.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch:
Simply Create Too: 'Favourite Colour Combo' - I love blues, purples and greens together
Addicted to Stamps:
Tuesday Throwdown: 'Clean and Simple'

Prismacolour Fine Line Markers, 0.1mm, 0.3mm
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint
Uni Posca pen - White, 0.7mm

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

More Oxides and Spookery

Hi! Here's another card using a background made from Distress Oxides. I made the moon by adding a circle of Zig 2 way glue and covering it with gilding flakes. I taped the background behind the black frame, and added the die cuts of the cats and witch with 3D squares.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:
The Paper Players: (I'm hoping this is CAS enough as there is plenty of white (well, black) space!)    
House of Cards:
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with Optional Halloween'

Distress Oxide Inks: Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint
Bats, cats and witch cutting dies
IndigoBlu Gilding Flakes: Lancashire Rose

Monday, 16 October 2017

Autumn Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I made by die cutting some backgrounds I made with Distress Oxides. I love the Autumnal colours! I'm still getting the hang of die cutting, and I'm not sure if I've overdone it a bit, but it looked too plain with just the two large flowers. So I added some smaller leaves and small flowers, to try to create a bit of undergrowth. I usually add gems to the centre of flowers, but I went with pearls, as their softer look worked better with the colours.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean: 'Colours of Autumn'
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Fall'
Moving Along with the Times: 'Autumn'
Pearly Sparkles: 'Anything Goes'
HLS Die Cuts:
Sparkles Monthly: 'Autumn Colours'

Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber
Crafts Too 'Happy Birthday' die
Varies flower and leaves dies and punches
Eleganza Craft Stickers: Pearls

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Dropped in a Puddle of Glimmer Mist!?

Hi! Still smooshing Distress Oxides around, and generally making a mess, I made this card using colours inspired by the challenge at Sunday Stamps. I didn't have a teal colour in my collection of Oxides (oooh, do I need to go shopping?) so I used normal Distress ink with Candied Apple Distress Oxide, and they worked really well together. I love this smooshing technique! When it was dry, I fixed it behind a die cut frame, and added a die cut dandelion with a gem for the centre. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card, and then decided to add 'a little' Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately, I got a bit carried away and ended up drenching the whole thing. It has a lovely shimmer now, but the sentiment has blurred a little, and I'm not sure if the overall effect is 'nice and shimmery' or 'dropped in a puddle'. But anyway, here's the card:

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Sunday Stamps:
Sweet Stampin': 'Sparkle and Shine'
Seize the Birthday:
Watercooler Wednesday:

Distress Oxide Ink: Candied Apple
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Spellbinders 'Make a Wish' die
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Crystal Parade gem: Clear
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (a bucket load of it...)