Sunday, 29 November 2015

Winter Cabin

I saw an example of a bauble scene at the Inkylicious stand when I went to the Sincerly Yours show at Maidstone recently. I thought I would have a go, this is my simple Christmas card using a bauble stencil and the Winter Cabin stamp.

Bauble stencil and Winter Cabin stamp from Inkylicious.
Distress ink and Colorbox Mix'd Media white ink was used through the stencil on Kraft card and outlined with a white pen. The cabin is stamped with coffee archival ink and highlighted with a white pen and the sentiment stamped in white ink.

There is a tutorial for this card on the Inkylicious blog if you want to see how the professionals did it.

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Well, some of us woke up yesterday to a dusting of the white stuff and for me down here in the South East of England, the day started with wintery showers, thick sleety rain. Yes, there were flakes of snow in it but I am in denial, it is too early. Sunny day today though very cold.
Jane wants snowflakes for the Craft Barn challenge so Jane shall have them. Here is my snowflake card:

I started with a sheet of white card and splodged distress stain on it, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen and Stormy Sky. Then I spritzed it with Shimmer Spritz.
I die cut the snowflakes with Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes dies and layered them up adding a small punched snowflake in the middle and a blue gem.
A square piece of white card was run through my swiss dots embossing folder and edged with gold ink. The background paper and banners are paper from my stash, again edged with gold ink and the sentiment was from one of my Woodware sets.

Stay warm and crank that heating up if you have snowflakes where you are.

Sunday, 8 November 2015


When I saw the theme for the Craft Barn challenge this week the first thing that popped into my head was the Katy Perry song, Firework.

Ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Rather than over thinking this one I have made a firework display panel, mixed media style.

The background is a mixture of DecoArt mixed media paint applied with an old credit card and some translucent PaperArtsy Fresco finish paint applied with a brush over the top.
The landscape silhouette is die cut using a Memory Box die.
The stars were punched (Woodware star punch) from some scraps I had left over from a gelli plate stamping project and I added some doodling with a white pen to make them look like fireworks.

It was fun to do this one, a nice break from the Christmas cards.
Have a good week everyone.