Wednesday 25 February 2015

Bring Me Sunshine.

Well....  Boooo Hooo..... this is my last week as guest designer on Stampotique Designers Blog, I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing my cards in the line up of the other super talented designers for Stampotique. The fabulous  Kaz Boughton is the hostess for this weeks challenge and she is looking for a little sunshine, she says "It's cold in the UK and I can't wait for it to warm up.  Show me something sunny to hopefully encourage the sun to come out".
I have been having so much fun playing about with my brusho colour crystals and I adore the rainbow effect that I made by sprinkling a few crystals in line  using colours of the rainbow, then spritzing and flicking water on the paper. The LARGE BUTTERFLY stamp is stamped onto acetate, and then cut out, I then bent the wings for dimension, in real life it looks gorgeous, but on the photo it looks quite flat....grrrrr!!!! I also used the JOURNEY COLLAGE stamp in the background and then white embossed it so that the brushos would resist it,  have also used the SPLATTER LONG as a trail on the butterfly. Anyway, thank you to Stampotique for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be featured on their blog. :)

Monday 23 February 2015

Believe Love Dream

I made this card using Ryn Tanaka's beautiful Mermaid and water effects stamps, the background is the fabulous brusho crystals. The mermaid is actually stamped and then cut out and shaped so that the tail curls towards you, I dont think you can see the dimension too well here. Aren't those water effect bubbles just amazing!!!

Wednesday 18 February 2015

A Very Merry UN-birthday To You

This week the amazing France Papillion is the hostess for the Happy Unbirthday Challenge over on the Stampotique Blog.   France says that we often expect cards on our birthday.  How about surprising someone with an unbirthday card?  With or without Alice in Wonderland inspiration, make a happy unbirthday card. So here is my UN-birthday card with some Alice influence.

I have used six Stampotique images, in the background I have used JOURNEY COLLAGE, then Arwens GOTH CHANDELIER, also the GIANT SHROOM, WELCOME DOOR, THE TWEEDLES, and the TINY BEE on one of the mushrooms. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this card and quite like how it turned out. 

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Love and Hearts

Kristen Catalano is this weeks hostess for the Stampotique Designers Challenge, and as love is in the air she says that as February 14th is Valentine's Day, why not create something that is surrounded by hearts and love?.
For this weeks sample I have used Daniels Hearts, and the Tinman stamps, both from Stampotique. I had a ball doing this, ooooh I just love drippage and splats!!
I actually cut out the Tinmans heart and then popped him up from the card to show that he has an empty space where his heart should be, but I guess you cannot see the dimension in this photo. I am just lovin being Guest Designer for Stampotique. 

Monday 9 February 2015


Today the Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers is all about using embossing folders to stamp an image, you just open up your embossing folder, I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Gears folder, spritzed it with dylusions sprays, then a spritz of water, I used glossy photo paper instead of watercolour paper, it sucks the colour up, but I also love this technique with watercolour paper as you get a beautiful watery effect. I then stamped the little robot on a separate piece of paper, coloured and cut him out, then added the voila!!! my valentines card for my fiance or my little grandson done.....ooooh just thought on, I am gonna add a little heart on his chest.

Wednesday 4 February 2015


Yippeeeeeeee.....I am the Guest Designer for all of this month over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge. I just adore all of the Stampotique stamps so I was super proud when I was chosen. All of the other designers are super talented pressure there then !!!!!!!! LOL.
My first card for this weeks challenge which is hosted by Sue, is for the Oranges and Lemons challenge, which is to use citrus colors in your project, so I first went to the supermarket and bought some oranges and lemons!!!, cut them in half and did some fruit prints, dipping my cut up fruit in some dylusions squeezed orange and lemon zest spray ink, well, I just had a ball doing this, I loved how the prints came out, and I know I will be doing this sort of thing again, maybe with other fruit and veg, but I wanted my orange and lemons prints more defined and animated, so I went round them with my black fine tipped pen, and then drew in the segments, I then stamped the amazingly cute Daniel Torrents BURU image, cut him out, and had him sit on one of the oranges. I love how it turned out, and I hope you do too.

Symbols of February

Hi there blogland friends. Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown, the blogspot for Hambo Stamps, and the subject for this months challenge is .... "Symbols of February." Meaning Purple for birthstone (amethyst), Violets (for the flower), and anything water or fishy (Pisces and Aquarius are the zodiacs). For my card I have used the GERANIUM digital image, and colored it in with my purple pencils, cut it out and stuck it onto my mixed media painted tag I do hope you will hop along to the hoedown and join in the fun. 

Sunday 1 February 2015


Today I can reveal that I have been chosen to be this month's GUEST DESIGNER over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blogspot. I feel proud or what!!!!. I adore Stampotique images and was super proud when they asked me to be guest designer for the month of Febuary. So I do hope you will follow me all this month when they will be showcasing one of my cards each week...YAAAAAY thank you Stampotique.