Spring and Easter

Backyard Floral Egg

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the Outside the Box challenge where the theme is floral favourites!

I decided to play with my newest Memory Box die again – the Backyard Floral. I coloured it with distress inks and adhered it to an egg die cut. The embossing folder and sentiment are also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Mother’s Day 2023!

Hi everyone!

Next up is one of the cards I gave to my lovely mum today!

I used the amazing Spring Meadow stencil set and matching die by The Greetery for this card. I have to say the stencil set works perfectly and meant this was a very quick and easy make! I’m looking forward to using this with different colour combos!

Thanks for stopping by!



Happy Saturday  everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown using products kindly sent to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the combo, I decided to step outside my comfort zone, pull out my watercolour paints and ink up the beautiful new cling stamp called Enchantment (40-885). I have to confess, I get a little nervous water colouring such a large stamp but I really enjoyed the process – the stamp was much easier to colour than I was expecting! While it was drying, I smooshed some brown distress ink onto a cream card base. I then fussy cut the image (which was also pretty easy) and adhered it to my card base with a few sticky fixers.

The sentiment is  from the Without Limits mini stamp set (30-949).

Thanks for stopping by!


Filigree Easter Egg

Hello again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown ! The combo this week is perfect for Easter cards – so I decided to make my first Easter card this year!

I snapped up a few Easter bargains in a Simon Says Stamp sale last year – including the fabulous Filigree Message Oval. I’ve been waiting a year to use it and it was worth the wait! I die cut the image twice – I removed all the tiny die cuttings from the first image, which I coloured yellow with distress ink.  I left all the leaves, petals and dots in place on the second image and just coloured them with alcohol markers before adhering the yellow oval on top – much easier than inlaying all those tiny leaves and petals!

The sentiment is also by Simon Says Stamp and the background is embossed with eth fabulous Spellbinders Flower Frenzy embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!


Springtime Pussywillows

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the ‘Choose Two’ challenge at Just Add Ink.

The choices were stencilling, heat embossing and/or texture paste. Well I haven’t used texture paste for ages so I knew I definitely wanted to use that and chose stencilling as my second option.

I started off by lightly stencilling a My Favorite Things brick stencil onto my card base with Pumice Stone distress ink. Then I mixed a little Speckled Egg distress ink into some texture paste and applied it through the stencil.

I decided to add The Greetery’s Pussy Willow Botanicuts dies as my focal point – all coloured with distress oxide ink and Prismacolor pencil. The sentiment is by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!


Busy Bees

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with theme challenge at The Paper Players.

When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of my Hero Arts Bees and Flowers Fancy Die set that I got last year, used once or twice and promptly forgot about!! Time for them to shine again!

I watched Nichol Spohr’s colouring tutorial for this set and decided to colour my bees using my Nuvo alcohol markers. I’m not very skilled with alcohol markers but I particularly like how Nichol coloured the wings and I was delighted when mine looked ok! I didn’t feel my yellow markers were bright enough so I used my beloved Twinkling H2O paints for that part of the bees. I also used a mixture of markers and Twinklings on the flowers.

I very lightly stamped my card base with a honeycomb stamp and added some splatters before arranging my flowers and bees.

I added a Tim Holtz sentiment and a few sequins to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!