Sunday, 23 February 2014


I was in the mood for playing with geometric patterns this weekend, in particular, using my Inky Doodles Print backgrounds stamp set to make some patterned backgrounds. I love the way you can build up patterns in so many ways with these stamps.
The first attempt reminded me of fabric patterns so the focal image I used on the cards were Kraft card die cut mannequins.

Martha Stewart deep edge punch
InkyDoodles stamp set Printed Backgrounds 2
Memento ink pads : Peanut Brittle
Archival ink : Blue Violet
Mannequin and cardstock - Craftwork Cards

Memento Ink Pads : Peanut Brittle, Potters Clay and Rhubarb Stalk for the background. Pear Tart, Summer Sky and New Sprout for the panel.
The flowers where stamped in Rhubarb Stalk, cut out and mounted with Pinflair glue.
InkyDoodles stamp set Printed Backgrounds 2.

No distress ink used anywhere ..... how unusual! I was tempted, very tempted, but on this occasion I left them alone.

I had fun with these and have my Mother's Day card made well in advance just in case that day job gets in the way of me finding time for crafty things.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Twinchie - Feather

This week's Twinchie Challenge is FEATHER.
This is my quick entry as I did not have the time to do something more elaborate.

Background and feather stamping : Prima Clear Stamps - Romance Novel
Dies : Tim Holtz Alterations mini feather and inkwell
The inkwell was put through and X-cut cog embossing folder.
Distress inks : Antique Linen

Monday, 3 February 2014

Just for You

A quick post tonight to show two cards using my Hobby Art "Just for You" stamp set. I love this set, I have used it many times.

The background of the panel is created using distress stains, shabby shutters and peeled paint, the first two colours I bought and still high on the favourites list. The grasses are stamped with shabby shutters distress ink and the other images in black archival ink. Mounted on lime green textured card.

This one is not an original idea, I saw this one on the Hobby Art gallery and had to have a go as black and white can be so pleasing at times. It's not exactly the same as the example of course.

I hope you like them.

Sunday, 2 February 2014


This week's Twinchie Challenge is IDOL.
I had many ideas for this one but due to being short of time I just went with an obvious one.

noun : a material object, esp a carved image, that is worshipped as a god

The focal image is from a PaperArtsy set : Mystery Set 3. Stamped and embossed in gold on a scrap of script card.
Mounted on orange cardstock.
The twinchie background is brown and green adirondack ink, put through a Sizzix embossing folder and a little treasure gold added, shame that does not show in the photograph. In fact, the whole thing looks a bit muddy in the photo, never mind, you get the idea.