Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Stencil It Challenge

The challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog this week is to Stencil It!. Here's a card I made by happy accident:

The butterfly (Tim Holtz Butterfly Sketch) was stamped on a piece of card that had some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink Spray on it. The background was made when I sprayed Wild Honey Distress Ink Spray through a stencil (Tim Holtz Bubble) onto another project, and there was so much product left on the stencil I placed it on another piece of cardstock and voila! A happy accident background. Gotta love the unpredictability of working with sprays and stenicls.

The butterfly body has some seed beads stuck on with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 10 January 2016


This card was made with Darkroom Door's Friends Collage stamp, coloured by sponging Distress Inks:

The sentiment is a Paper Smooches die, and was cut from a piece of card with Distress Inks sponged on it to create a colour gradient.

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy Birthday flower card

A quick and easy birthday card -Pen Pattern Flower stamp by Stampendous, embossed with gold then a splash of Distress Ink colour:

I used some Prills for the centre, and the sentiment is from Darkroom Door's Happy Birthday set.

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Friday, 8 January 2016

Something new challenge

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It called for us to use something new, so I used some of my Finnabair stamps (bought a while ago but still unsued until now!), and my new Candied Apple Distress ink:

Lots of lovely spattering and dripping using the inks and spray inks together with some tea stained fabric and lace and some inked up wooden embellishments. The word comes from the Big Chat sticker pad.

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CAS Fabulous

This is a clean and simple card suitable for an older teen and beyond:

The stamp is Asteroid Belt by Seth Apter, and the word has been die cut from glitter foam using a KaiserCraft die. I finished it off with some enamel dots and some diamentes.

I'd like to enter this into the CASology 179:Simple challenge.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

It's Hip to be Square

A quick and easy little square card:

Images from Darkroom Door's Simply Circles set have been stamped on little squares created by direct stamping of the new mini Distress Ink pads. It's so quick to create a card with custom colours!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


I feel I must do more of this - must be time for a play date with my crafty friends!

Darkroom Door stamp (Whimsical Words set), embossed in white, then coloured over with Distress Inks and a water brush.  Too easy!

Thanks for stopping in today - hope you're having a good one.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Abandoned Coral Thank You Card

Striking colours to convey an important message:

After sponging the entire panel with the lovely Abandoned Coral distress ink, I scraped some embossing paste through a stencil, sprinkled gold embossing powder on it then heated it to melt it.

I matted this onto some gold cardstock, added a white flower and added the sentiment (Darkroom Door's Bright Blossoms Vol 2 set).

This coral and gold colour combo was one of my favourites for 2015,  and I don't think I'm tired of it yet!

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Monday, 4 January 2016

Darkroom Door Wordblock Stamps

Darkroom Door has just released another collection of Word Block stamps. Here are a couple of cards I made with the Champion and Stitch stamps.

This Champion Word Block is going to be great for masculine themed cards for the sporty young men in my life. It can also be used for girls, which is what I did here, with Tim Holtz's Mini Rosette die:

The Stitch Word Block was begging to be introduced to my sewing machine - here's what they made together:

There's more inspiration over on the Darkroom Door blog here and here - enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Party Time with Darkroom Door

Another fantastic set of images from Darkroom Door - Party Time!

Rubber Stamp Set - Party Time (NEW)

I made four cards with this set - I'm sure it will be the first four of many more!

The details on how I put these together as well as a bunch of other samples from the rest of the girls can be found on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for dropping in today!