Tuesday, September 27, 2011


THIS fun tag is my entry for the SDC38

You can use any stamps this week, but I just had to use this fun Stampotique image.
Her name is Perl. My lovely on line stamping buddy Vicky sent it to me along with some other Stampotique images. We did a swap.

The background stamp is from Darkroom Door Christmas Sentiments and the HO is from Yuletide 2.
I cut out Perl leaving a small white border.Matted on red. Perl is coloured with gel pens.
The beautiful black ribbon is from The Craft Queen. Nicole had wrapped it around some yummy paper pads I had ordered.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Today's card was inspired by a challenge on Inkurable Stampers to use eyelets.

I forgot about these cute Tulip eyelets. Think I bought them on ebay. I have a small bag of 100 in white pink and red!

After 'blowing' the dust of my stash of eyelets and brads I also found some small pastel green square eyelets. (looks blue in the photo)
I was excited when I re discovered the bag of pots and water cans brads!

I started with a white piece 4.5x3.5in card stock. Distress ink Tumbled Glass for sky.Darkroom Door Wildflowers VOL2 used for bottom layer and for flower stems.
'Hello' from String Sentiments set.

Matted this on a 5x4 black piece of card then a pink folded card.

No, I was not drinking at the same time! I chose to mat them on an angle for an interesting and fun look :)

Thank you Sarah for inspiring me to dig out my eyelets!

I feel another creation using eyelets coming soon :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011


In my last post I showed my first creations using the gorgeous Garden Inchies stamp set.
The images were stamped in black.

I wanted to try them in colour. The hardest part was deciding which of the lovely images to use. Solution?


The 5x5 white canvas was coloured with black distess stain.
The inchies stamped in various yummy colours of distress inks.
'Enjoy Life' from one of the Darkroom Door word strips was edged in distress ink.
Click on the photo to get a closer look at the gorgeous images.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Garden Inchies.

I am in love with my new set of stamps from Darkroom Door called Garden Inchies.

I had to make some quick 'Thank You' cards.

I am entering the Butterflies card in the Moxie Fab Horizontal Sketch Challenge

Lovely butterflies

I love the birds on this one



There are 24 inchies in this gorgeous set of stamps.

So many more cards to make with these...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Round Canvas Wall Hanging.

Last week I had fun making this wall hanging in a mixed media class.
My photography skills are not the best! Started with a 5in round white canvas. Adhered lots of small pieces of gauze with PVA glue. Painted with two different shades of purple Lumiere paint. A length of black swirl chipboard attached to back of canvas. Coated the chipboard with dimensional magic. Gold leaf added to chipboard and canvas Here is a close up
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stampotique Bookmark

The challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog is to make a bookmark.
I cut two pieces of white card 14.5x5cm. Front and back of book mark. I had just enough decorative tape for the background left over from my last cardto cover the front of the bookmark. The stamp used on the tape is Paris Postcard (Stampotique). I stamped 'Eric' onto white scrap card. Coloured with distress inks,cut out and adhered over the background tape. The back of the bookmark was coloured with distress stain in Faded Jeans. Stamped a mesh background in Frayed Burlap distress ink and sponged outer edges in Walnut Stain distress ink.
I took photos before laminating and adding ribbon.