Saturday 28 September 2013


Happy weekend lovely Bloggers!  
I am the Hostess for this fortnight's challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple, and the Code Word I have chosen for you is 
Our generous Sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls - the prize for our CAS Perfectionist is a $25 Gift Voucher to spend in their online 
Digi store. 
To qualify, your entry must be Clean and Simple.

I have two cards to share with you - the first is an adorable
Paper Nest Dolls image - Pumpkin Patch Emma, coloured with Copics set in a Nestie square frame. Sky sponged with SU Soft Sky ink and
a torn paper template.  
(sorry about the blue hue - the card is white IRL - any advice would be appreciated)!!

My second card is a DL size, very simple design using my
favourite Cuttlebug leaf dies.
Coloured with various Distress Inks, spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist (as is the background).  The gold shimmer does not show up on the picture though!

Can't wait to see your amazing creations - don't forget to leave plenty of "white space"!

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday 14 September 2013


Hi lovely friends and followers - I hope Mr Blogger posts this for me - this is a scheduled post as I am not here - I am somewhere else!!

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple, and the
Code Word has been chosen by the oh-so-talented  Sandie, our Hostess for this fortnight.

 Here is my DT card ~

Black cardstock
SU Little Leaves Sizzlits
SU Elegant Butterfly punch
Sentiment - Layers of Color Art Stamps
Black Archival Ink
Distress Inks applied with Inkssentials Blending Tool.
Our wonderful Sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls ~
Our CAS Perfectionist will win a $25 voucher to spend on their choice of digi images from the on-line store.
To qualify, your project must be CLEAN AND SIMPLE.
Full details can be found HERE on the ATCAS Blog.

See you soon ~

Wednesday 4 September 2013


Hi lovely friends and bloggers - I hope you are well, and enjoying warm weather wherever you are.
I have been stamping and inking today, to create a card for the
Sew-n-Sew challenge at Fashionable Stamping.

Stamps used:-
Crafty Individuals sewing sets - CI-328 and 322.
Indigo Blu crackle background. 
A beautiful stamp from the Flonzcraft Gibson Girl Collection, which was my fabulous winner's prize from Fashionable Stamping in the June "Tag Time" challenge. I cut out the stamped image, added some lace and attached her with silicone glue to add dimension.
Other items:-
A small brass oval frame, coloured with Gesso and DI.
The "reflection" in the mirror was created by inking the stamp and rolling a brayer over the inked image, then transferring it onto a piece of card.  Image softly coloured with Copics and trimmed to fit the frame. 
Copics to colour the main image.
Distress inks and Archival Coffee.
Machine stitching.
Buttons and cotton thread.
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Two.
Brown lace from stash.
Cardstock - SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.
I would also like to enter the Vintage (or Old) challenge at 
Simply Create Too.

A warm welcome to my latest followers - Michal, Chris, and a mysterious lady who is sitting out the back - would love to know who you are so I can pop over and leave you a comment!
Love and Hugs ~