Wednesday 26 September 2012


Hello lovely friends and bloggers - this is just a quick post today, with a card for LESS IS MORE.
The theme this week is TAKE 3 CHALLENGES.   My 3 choices are - 
Tearing - week 81, Shades of Blue - week 22, Diecuts or Punches - week 55.
Somehow, I also manage to include Embossing - week 15 and A Touch of Red - week 9 !

White cardstock
One of the stamps from the fabulous Stampin' Up Ornament Keepsake set, embossed with clear powder then cut out with the matching die.
Three  SU ink pads - Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Brocade Blue
Sentiment from the SU Beautiful Season stamp set
Tiny red gems.
I don't suppose anyone missed me last week, (awwww), but I managed to find some hot sunshine whilst I was AWOL - any guesses where?!!!!!!!

This photo was taken inside the huge Church of Santa Maria Maggiore -
the beauty of it just takes your breath away.

And this should give you a clue - yes, I was in Rome!

Love to all ~

Thursday 20 September 2012


Hello lovely bloggers and Pinkie fans - hope your week is going well! I have been AWOL in blogland this week, searching for the sun, so this Post is scheduled.
We had some amazing entries in the "Anything But Square" challenge, and once again Christine and I had a difficult task choosing the Perfect Pinkies.  
Huge thanks to everyone who entered - we truly appreciate your enthusiasm and support.
If you pop over to IN THE PINK  you will find out who the Perfect Pinkies are!
So - onto this fortnight's Challenge, which is EMBOSSINGand it can be either  
HEAT EMBOSSING or DRY EMBOSSING.  Please  make sure that you also have plenty of PINK on your creation!  

I decided to go with Heat Embossing for the black grasses and Butterfly. 
I also used the resist technique - inking over the images with Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and a little Bundled Sage. 
The butterfly was shaped by using an embossing tool on the reverse.
The scene was created on a rectangle of white card, covered with the pink inking, and spritzed with water.  
The sentiment and Dandelions were "second-stamped" with the black ink, but not embossed.
I pleated the seam binding, and attached with DSST.

Items used:-
Black Archival ink
Stampendous Detail Black embossing powder.
Indigo Blu stamp set - Wild Meadow (WM 1)
SU Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base card.
SU Basic Black card layer.
Rose Petal seam binding - WOC .
Look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations ~
Love to all  and huge thanks to my new followers.

Wednesday 12 September 2012


Hi peeps - thanks for popping by! Is it Summer, Autumn, or Winter weather in your part of the world today? It's definitely Autumn weather in this part of West Yorkshire!
It's great to be joining the Limettes again at the  LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE
This week, it's ONE LAYER WEEK, and Mandi and Chrissie would like to see - FOLIAGE.

The little leaf stamp (22mm) is from an Artemio set. One of those things you buy "because 
you like it", but you get it home and it goes into the "I will never be able to make anything with this" drawer.
So thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for giving me a reason !!

 Black Archival Ink.
Artemio stamp (10020057)
The leaves on the bottom circle are glittered, the other three are painted with
Derwent Watercolour pencils, hopefully giving a representation of the Four Seasons.
Stampin' Up Curly Cute sentiment.
The lines were drawn with a Pilot extra-fine pen.
X-cut corner rounder punch.

Hugs ~

Thursday 6 September 2012


Hello lovely Bloggers - hope you are all having a happy week and some sunshine?  
Apologies for not being around in Blogland very much this past fortnight -  I do appreciate your wonderful comments, and I will catch up with you all as soon as I can.
A warm welcome to my new followers too!
 It's time for another challenge at  IN THE PINK, and this week it's ANYTHING BUT SQUARE, and of course - lots of pink!  
Thank you to everyone who entered  the"Things With Wings" challenge - there were some amazing creations once again.   To find out who has won the Perfect Pinkie badges , just click the link above!
Here are my two cards  for this fortnight's challenge~

Mannequin digi image from A Passion for Stamps.
Digital paper  from Sweet Shoppe Designs (Zoe Pearn).
Sentiment - a very old Docrafts magazine freebie 
MS border punch.  Black Archival ink.
Machine stitching.  Ribbon from stash.
Tiny black pearls (necklace)- Habico.
Dress softly coloured with Copics and a little Glamour Dust on the hem.

Cardstock covered with Stampin' Up Cheerful Treat designer paper
Nestabilities  Labels 4 and Classic Ovals
Cuttlebug heart cut from the designer paper and coated with Glamour dust 
Sentiment - Papermania Chatsworth stamp set.
Blazing Red Staz-on ink
Ribbon from stash
Have a fabulous weekend ~
Love and Hugs,