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Just for Weirdchild…

…because I love her too much to see her fail, I have decided to extend the challenge!! (i’m sure she’ll be grateful)

In the meantime, a couple of shares from me as my beautiful kiddies are now back at school so I have more crafty time available ๐Ÿ™‚


This is a lovely Crafters Companion stamp which is coloured with oil pencils, distress ink and foiling for some pretty accents which was commissioned last week; however I am also including it a one of my challenge entries.


My second is another wedding card featuring a Lili of the Valley digi-stamp; a Sheena stamp and a variety of dies which I will list below. I have also used a mixture of sequins, gems, hard pearls and liquid pearls; the tag in the small pocket die is also removable both for added interest and to make it easier to write on.

Base Materials:

  • Crafters Companion gatefold card blank
  • My Craft Studio Super Smooth Card
  • Create and Craft Mirricard
  • Sheena Douglass Stamping Card
  • Marble Paper

Colouring Mediums:

  • SN Alcohol Markers
  • Crafters Companion Sparkle Pens
  • Distress Ink (Vintage photo)


  • TL Flower Panel
  • TL Gold Lace Butterfly
  • Heart felt Creations small Pocket Die
  • Crafters Companion Lacy Daisy Die


  • Craftmania Sequins
  • Hunkydory Glitter
  • Ranger Liquid pearl
  • Adhesive Pearls and Gems
  • Ribbon

Yesterday Afternoon


Yesterday afternoon I set myself the challenge of completing x4 A6 cards. I was aiming to be quick but as followers will probably have noticed, I am really not very good at ‘quick’ cards.

I also wanted to doย  couple of male cards as the majority of mine tend towards a feminine cast.

Card No 1 was really easy, this is just a backing paper with a tag, some string and some pearl drops. The tag is stamped with a new Docrafts ‘Happy Birthday’ stamp that WC and I found in the Range a couple of days ago; I have then used clear embossing ink (you could also use black on black card) and gone over it with gilding wax. To finish off, I have then put in an eyelet for the string to go through.


The second of the male cards is made using the same Docrafts stamp, but also some Sheena Stamps. Apart from the sentiment, the rest of the stamping is in distress inks. For both the microphone and the guitar I have then used water to pull some of the ink to create some shadow colouring, then to make the guitar pop a little more I have outlined it with a grey pencil, making sure the ‘dark side’ of the guitar has a wider shadow band.

For Embellishments I have used Brads; 1 per corner, 1 to hide a hole I made in error and the lock and key brads

The Guitar and Microphone are also glittered, which you can sort of see on this photo.


Card no 3; This one is also coloured using distress inks. I have used a Heartfelt Creations Hisbiscus stamp; an Inkadinkado humming bird stamp and a Personal Impressions sentiment stamp.


  1. Stamp the flower image
  2. Stamp the bird image
  3. Add your background distress colours and blend together.Here, I have used the flower image to determine where I wanted the pickled raspberry colour and built the rest of the background from that.
  4. Smoodge the same distress colours as your background onto a glass mat (or similar)
  5. Use either a damp paint brush or a sparkle pen to pick up and apply the distress ink to the bird image

I have also mixed the colours together a little which has given me a second green and the orangey colour. The rest of the card is finished off with pearl drops and punch flowers (edged in the same distress inks). Please bear in mind that if you intend to colour with a waterbased product (i.e. distress inks) you will need to use and alcohol based ink to stmap your image. I have used versfine smokey grey.

For people who can count, you will notice that this is only 3 cards rather than 4, this is because I had two that went badly enough to throw away ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Never mind, more fun for next time ๐Ÿ˜‰

Christmas Challenge ahoy!

I’ve made a start with some very simple stamping techniques along with heat embossing and distress inks ๐Ÿ™‚

I enjoyed the simplicity of both however I am now quite tempted to do the first one again but include a die-cut poinsettia to the bottom right-hand corner… possibly in vellum… maybe a couple of swirls…

What I have actually been working on…

Rather than the HunkyDory Challenge I have instead been playing around with new stuff… naughty me…

The Under the Sea Stamp is from the new Heartfelt Creations range and although I have not used it here, it also has a matching die. The image is stamped onto Neenah Desert Storm card, which I have also cut using a Tonic Die frame. Both the frame and the background are inked-up in distress inks and I have also stamped some more fish onto the background using the same distress inks. The fish itself is coloured in Spectrum Noir and although it does not show on the picture, I have gone over the top with a Wink of Stella pen to make my fish sparkle

Daisy Girl is a stamp that I actually bought for the frame, however the little girl is quite pretty too ๐Ÿ˜‰ The whole thing is coloured in distress inks withย  little bit of Wink of Stella on the sentiment and the girl. The girl herself was stamped with Momento black ink however all of the other stamping was also done with distress ink with the flowers being done in first and second generation stamping as well as in a couple of different coours. For anyone who does not know what is meant be generation stamping, it refers to the number of times that you stamp an image before you re-ink it; so second and third generation stamps will be faded in colour and not necessarily a complete image depending on how evenly inked the stamp was to start with

The other two SJ images follow the same principle, however the main images were coloured with Spectrum Noir rather than distrss inks.