Saturday, 27 July 2019

Jeepers Creepers - where d'ya been hiding those sneakers?

Eek! It's been over three years since I last used this Woodware stamp.

Don't know why, as its a great image for teenage birthdays - for both boys and girls!

These cards were all coloured using Promarkers, but I might make a couple with paper piercing like before.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tattered Lace - Lilies

I'm becoming more of a fan of the Tattered Lace Magazine and have bought issue 68 because of the beautiful lily bouquet dies and papers.

I know it is very expensive at £12.99, but I have found that I have used previous dies over and over again, because of the different colour ways you can download. 

And here is proof of the shoes and handbag design from issue 66, that I have just used in the orange colour with a scrap of my hand made distress oxide inky background

Thursday, 18 July 2019

And now for something a bit different ...

Another card made with my distress oxide inked backgrounds - a change from my previous flowers and butterflies!  I bet you can guess what his favourite film is!

Monday, 15 July 2019

Me Time ..

It's lovely having some time to sit and experiment  with different inks and embossing techniques. I am hoping to have more time to do this in the future, if I can reduce from working full time to only 2.5 days a week.

Not all experiments were successful - but I am pleased with these cards - all with unique backgrounds

I even made an ATC out of one of the scraps!

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Playing with Distress Oxide Inks

Remember back in February, when I told you I'd picked up some crafting bargains at a car boot sale? 
Well, after watching some You Tube tutorials, I decided to make some background papers with the distress oxide inks

It also gave me an excuse to use some stamps that I haven't used before, as well!

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Retirement Cards

Amongst the free stamps with this months Simply Cards Magazine was a 'Happy Retirement'. Very useful as I have several work colleagues who will be retiring in the next few months!

And suitable for both men and women!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

I like the freebie stamps and papers that came with this months Simply Cards Magazine- bought back memories of  the late 70's, when that book was first published and the designs turned up on curtains, mugs, diaries and bedding!