Friday 5 May 2023

Build it blogpost


The finished card.

So I started with Spring Meadow and Distressed Oxide inks.

Next step I put the stencil back on and filled parts in using Gel Pens I love these for highlighting parts. I then cut a panel and matted and layered.

Then I stamped the bugs from the stamp set in Versaclair ink and coloured with the gel pens

Final stages cut the little bugs out and added to my final card. A few gems on the flower panel and it’s done. I hope it inspires you all.

Friday 7 April 2023

Happy Easter


For my blog post this week I have used Cleverprints stamps A Happy Bloom and Explore the Wild Flowers from Jane Royston’s 

I started with a messy back ground and my stamps I coloured with watercolour pens. Matted and layered up my background and cut out the flowers which I mounted on foam tape. Finally added a few gold gel pen lines to highlight.

Happy Easter.

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Tuesday 4 April 2023

Stamping with out an outline

 Sorry there has been a delay in this post my apologies. This was stamped with the No Line Ink pad. The outline takes on the colour you are colouring with. In this case I was the new Gold Fushion inks from Crafts Too. I did add a few lines with a crayons. So you can compare the next two cards are stamped firstly in Versafine Onyx Black and the second in Versa Clair in Morning Mist, which is a light grey colour.

Personally I think it is all about personal choice and these are only my personal thoughts.

I also like stamping in oxides or the Versa Clair coloured ink pads. There are so many choices it is all up to you. Good luck

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Gold Fusion Inks

 I thought I would try the new Craft Artist Gold Fusion ink on materials. I love stamping on fabric and them embroidering the outlines. Above is one I did in a hoop using Two Jays stamps from the release this week and stamped in Versaclair.

So I decided to try a stamped outline with Fusion Inks and then coloured with fusion ink and water. I found it worked ok but the stamp outline blurred a little when colouring in and the phone doesn’t show up too good but you can see the gold!!

Thanks for looking.

Friday 10 March 2023

Happy Soul


My post today is using the Cleverprints Happy Soul Stamp set.

I started with a piece of Dolly Dimples Mixed Media Card, this is my go to card for stamping and stencilling. To colour I used Distressed Oxides in Saltwater Tafty, Broken China and Fossilised Amber. Then cut down and matted on to coloured card

Next step I stamped the Happy Soul Flowers and coloured using Ecoline Water Colour Pens.

Then add to the card in a little bunch ( this card could be ideal for Mother’s Day.) The words from this set were matted on to card and added to make a case.

And there you have it. Hope I have inspired all the items used you can find on the Cleverprints website.

Saturday 25 February 2023

Adding shapes


For this card I used one of my favourite stamps  Truly Happy Flower. This stamp is so versatile and for this one I have stamped twice on the same colour.

I kept on the the back ground and coloured the other. 

Next step I took a star die in different sizes and cut out shapes which I overlayed on the background card. Added some matts and some Liquid Pearls.

Here is another sample this time I used a circle die.

Hope you find this helpful.

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Friday 10 February 2023


 For this card I have used the Not a Weed stamp set. Love the three hearts in a row which are so easy to change. 

I stamped twice on to a piece of white card in Red Versafine for the background and again on another piece to die cut from. This piece I also coloured with Distressed Oxides in Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry and Ages Mahogany.

Back to the background piece which I coloured in watered down Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry. Then over stamping with a small flower from the set and die cut the embellishments. Using a nesting heart die.

Next step to add embellishments to card and matt and layer in pink and red card. I added a few diecuts from the Abstract flowers die set and Liquid Pearls to finish.

Hope you like this and found it useful.