Monday, 13 November 2017

New Christmas Stamps at Crafty Individuals

Hello there,

I'm sure if you're a fan of Crafty Individuals that you might already know that they've just released three new and very gorgeous Christmas stamps.  When the stamps arrived with me, I just couldn't put them down and I know that you'll love them too.  Here are three samples that I've made using each of the stamps:




Jean will be back on Hochanda on the 1st of December with more of her lovely stamps and demos, and I'll let you know the times of the shows a little nearer to the time of the event.

That's all from me today so I'll wish you a happy and colourful week x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Rememberance Day

I'm here today to share with you a card that I've made for Remembrance Day.

My wonderful Dad worked on the railways in Burma during the second world war and my Granddad received the 'Distinguished Conduct Medal' for his bravery during the 'Battle of the Somme' in WW1.  My thoughts are with them both today and with all the other brave men and women who gave so much of themselves so that we might have a better future.  Thank you xx


Sunday, 5 November 2017

One Layer Christmas Cards at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

I do hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'One Layer Christmas Cards.'  Now I now that the thought of creating something with one layer fills some people with dread but I have to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed making this Christmas card.



I started by stamping the base of the Inkylicious snow globe with Distress Walnut stain and painting it with Distress Tea Stain before adding the circular stencil to enable me to create the globe itself. Once I was happy that the stencil was in the right place, I used my Ink Dusters and also a sponge dauber to give it a little more detail around the edge. The ink I used to do this with was Blueprint Sketch.

With the globe all finished, it was then time to stamp my Crafty Individuals Robin in place and give him some colour using some water colour pencils.

I created the border of my card using some lovely stamps that came free with the Creative Stamper magazine last year. I've used these stamps so many times and I have to say that I love them. The colours that I've used to stamp with are Impress Olive Green and the Walnut Stain.  The red bow and berries were made using Adirondack Cranberry.

With my card almost finished now, I added my sentiment and some iridescent glitter to the base of the dome to give the impression of snow sparkling.  As this is a one layer card, I drew a fine black line using a Sharpie pen around the edge of my finished card to give the impression that the card had been mounted. I'm happy with this card turned out and I hope that you like it too.


We are generously sponsored this month by 'Tattered Lace.'


Stamping Sensations is a stamping challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Last of my October Crafty Individuals Samples

Hello my crafty friends,

I'm here with you today to share with you the last of the samples that I made for the Hochanda show back on the 1st of October and here they are:





As it's the 25th of the month today, I would like to enter my first card into Scrappy Mo's 'Rudolf Days 'challenge.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Bee Crafty Bird Tag

Hello there,

Just another quick post from me today to share a tag that I've made using one of the Bee Crafty stamps that I bought at Stamp Magic at the weekend.  It's the first time I've ever used these stamps and they leave such a good impression and I'm really impressed with the quality of them too.


I made the background using Distress Oxides and then used various stencils to create some depth and interest. Next, I stamped the bird with Versamark and then bleached out some colour.  The words were stamped and then cut out from an Inkylicious stamp.

I'll be back soon to share the last of my Crafty Individuals samples but until then, I'll wish you lots of happy crafting x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autumnal Lakeside Cabin

Hello there,

I didn't intend to post anything today as I've been to the 'Stamp Magic' show at Doncaster.  The show was so much better attended than the last show in June and the atmosphere was good.  I bought some new crafting goodies and caught up with my lovely teamies....Sally and Lynne from Stamping Sensations, and Sally and Lynne's friend Audrey, so it's been a great day.  The trees on our journey home looked absolutely spectacular and so I was inspired as soon as I got home to try our some of my new stamps from Inkylicious (Not yet on their web site) and here's the result.  It's only a quick card but I just couldn't wait to have a play:


These are two separate scenic stamps but they work really well together.  They can be used for any season really but I thought that I'd start with Autumn before it whizzes by.  

I hope that you've all had a lovely weekend x


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

'Trees and Leaves' at Allsorts

Hello there,

I hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

I'd like to thank you for all the lovely comments that you've left recently, I really appreciate them.

Just a quick post from me today as I'd like to enter the challenge this week over at Allsorts.  Their theme is 'Leaves and Trees' and so I thought this card was just right:


The background was made using Brushos and Distress inks and stamps are by Inkylicious.

Wishing you a happy and colourful day x


Sunday, 8 October 2017

My Second Batch of Crafty Individuals Samples

Hello there and I hope that you're enjoying your weekend.

Here as promised are a few more of the samples that I made for the Crafty Individuals shows on Hochanda last weekend.  I've decided to show you some that I made with Kraft card, which I love using with white embossing:

Featuring: CI-422 and CI-464

Featuring CI-443; CI-385 and CI-464

Featuring: CI-443 and CI-464 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Just a few Crafty Individuals samples

Hello there,

I'd like to share a few of the samples that I made for the Crafty Individuals shows that were shown on Hochanda on Sunday.  If you missed them, then you can still catch up with them here for the next couple of weeks.

Featuring:  CI- 478; CI-385 and CI-395

Featuring: CI-482

Featuring: CI-422 and CI stencils

I hope that you like them and I'll share more of them with you at the weekend.

Enjoy your day x

I'd like to enter my first card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumn Glory at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Autumn Glory.' I don't know about you but Autumn is one of my most favourite times of the year.  The colours are absolutely spectacular and I never fail to be amazed by Autumn's spender.


For my card this time, I've used one of my oldest and most faithful ink pads, the good old Big and Juicy (Spice.)  The colours in this pad are just perfect for Autumnal cards and I wish they still made them.  On saying that, I must have had mine for ten years and it's still going strong.  I started by placing a leave stencil over some white card and then I created my background by dusting the various colours from the pad.  I stamped around the edge of the card using a leaf stamp by Inkylicious and then used a water colour brush to pull out the colour.  I've used one of my favourite sentiments in the center of the card. I firmly believe that it is the little things each and every day that make us truly happy, not the big things that people strive for. The stamps is by Dali ART.

We are generously sponsored this month by 'Stamp Addicts' and really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Rudolf Day - September 17

Hello there,

Here we are again on the twenty fifth, so it's time once again for another Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's.

The card that I'm using for the challenge is a sample that I made for Crafty Individuals earlier in the year:


The background was made using Distress inks and the stamps that I used are:

The sweet little boy and the dove were from the 'Merry Christmas' miniature paper pad. 

Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals will be back on Hochanda Sunday the 1st of October at 4pm and 7pm, so tune in if you can or set your recorders as she'll be doing some fabulous demos and showing her beautiful stamps.

Wishing you a happy and colourful week x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

A Pictorial Invoice

Hello there,

Before I start, I'd just like to say a big 'Thank You' to my loyal band of followers for your kind words and continuing support, I really appreciate it and it wouldn't be the same without you.

I'd like to share with you today a card that I've made using one of the latest new stamps by Crafty Individuals, it's call 'A Pictorial Invoice.'


I stamped the image using a Big and Juicy ink pad and then used the same pad to colour the individual elements.  I was happy with the background and the colour of my card but I felt that it was still lacking something, so I added the leaves and butterflies to give a little dimension and this did the trick.

This stamp and others are on sale at the moment at Crafty Individuals, so why not pop over and take a look.

That's all from me for now but I hope to be back with you all soon.  Wishing you a happy and colourful day x


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Stay Wild Revisited

Hello there,

It feels like ages since I've posted anything although it's only been a week.  I've not been around quite as much as I've been busy recently making some samples for an upcoming Crafty Individuals show on Hochanda.  I'll let you all know when the show will be on a little nearer to the time.

I'd like to share a card with you today that I've made for a family birthday.  It's a card using one of my favourite stamps by Visible Image:


I've made the background by stamping and spritzing various Distress inks onto my craft mat and then picking up the colour on my card.  I've added a touch of bleach here and there, and I think the result looks a little similar to when Distress Oxides have been used,  I don't have yet but they are still on my crafty wish list.  I've used a vanilla embossing powder as it doesn't look quite as harsh as white.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Buddha at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and what great fun I've had creating this card. When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I wasn't sure what I would make using them but I'm really happy with how this eventually turned out:


I started by stamping Buddha using Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed with a clear powder.  This helps the ink not to run when it comes to the painting part.  I masked Buddha off before setting about my background.  Now at this point, I had no idea what stamps I would be using so I started by adding a pale pink glow around my image.  I then used a stencil and Adirondack Raspberry to create a swirl around him.  As there was lots of space left at this point, I stamped randomly using Versa Magic Oasis Green ink and a small flower stamp.  Still lots of space left so I stencil in some green dots and a Lattice pattern with Memento Nautical Blue. As this has now created a border that I'm happy with, I decided to stamp some Oriental looking hanging flowers with the pinks and blues that I've already used int he rest of my scene.  Almost done now so I sponge around the edge with the Nautical Blue before removing the mask and paining Buddha in the same colour and also using some Teal Zeal to add some shading.  I finished off by adding a Peace sentiment by Crafty Individuals which I think works just perfectly with this scene.  I think I've managed to hit the brief and I hope that you like it. The Buddha stamp is by Inkylicious

Here is the photo and colour palette for this month's challenge:

Here's this month's fabulous prize by Hero Arts:

We really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x

Buddha at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and what great fun I've had creating this card. When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I wasn't sure what I would make using them but I'm really happy with how this eventually turned out:


I started by stamping Buddha using Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed with a clear powder.  This helps the ink not to run when it comes to the painting part.  I masked Buddha off before setting about my background.  Now at this point, I had no idea what stamps I would be using so I started by adding a pale pink glow around my image.  I then used a stencil and Adirondack Raspberry to create a swirl around him.  As there was lots of space left at this point, I stamped randomly using Versa Magic Oasis Green ink and a small flower stamp.  Still lots of space left so I stencil in some green dots and a Lattice pattern with Memento Nautical Blue. As this has now created a border that I'm happy with, I decided to stamp some Oriental looking hanging flowers with the pinks and blues that I've already used int he rest of my scene.  Almost done now so I sponge around the edge with the Nautical Blue before removing the mask and paining Buddha in the same colour and also using some Teal Zeal to add some shading.  I finished off by adding a Peace sentiment by Crafty Individuals which I think works just perfectly with this scene.  I think I've managed to hit the brief and I hope that you like it. The Buddha stamp is by Inkylicious

Here is the photo and colour palette for this month's challenge:


Here's this month's fabulous prize by Hero Arts:

We really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x


Friday, 25 August 2017

Rudolph Days - August 17

Hello there,

Just a short and sweet one from me today :)

It's Rudolph day once again over at Scrappy Mo's blog and I'd like to share a card with you that I made recently as a sample for Crafty Individual's Christmas show on Hochanda:


I think this image of the children in the snow is just adorable.  I stamped it several times and then coloured and fussy cut it before adding it to the background that I'd made.

Wishing you all things good x

Sunday, 20 August 2017

A Vintage Look At Crafty Individuals

Hello there,

I hope that you're all enjoying your weekend.

I'm here today to share another of the samples that I've made with Crafty Individuals new stamps and I've gone for a vintage look this time:

Featuring: CI-481  CI-194  CI-477  CI-470

Here's a view from the side which will give you more idea of the dimension.

I think this card shows how all of these different stamps from Crafty Individuals work hand in hand.

Thank you for your visit today x

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New stamps at Crafty Individuals

Hello there you crafty lot,

I have some good news for all of you Crafty Individuals fans out there as they have just released seven new stamps to add to their fabulous range.  Here's a couple of the samples that I've made them over the last couple of weeks:

Featuring CI-480 and CI-481

Featuring CI-478 CI-209 and CI-460

I do hope you like them and I'll be back with a few more over the next few days.

All of the new stamps are currently on offer at Crafty Individuals, so why not pop over there and grab yourself a bargain.

Take care and Happy crafting x 






Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Visible Image meets Inktense

Hello there,

I'd just like to say many thanks to my loyal band of followers for the lovely comments that you've left recently, they're really appreciated, and so are you! :)

I really been impressed with the artwork that I've seen around using  Derwent Inktense pencils and I was thrilled when my lovely Hubby treated me to a set a couple of weeks back.  I was instantly impressed when I saw the depth of colour that you can achieve with them in comparison with the normal water colour pencils. I also love how they just blend so effortlessly.  I've coloured in a few images which I'll share will you at a later date but I thought I'd try something a little different for me which was definitely out of my comfort zone and here's the result:


I've used this fabulous stamp set by Visible image on several occasions but I thought I'd try to be a little more artistic with this one.  Although there's lots that I need to try and improve on, I'm reasonably pleased with this as a first attempt. 

I started by stamping the cat's face using Versafine ink.  Once this was completely dry, I then used my new pencils to add the colour before using a water colour brush to blend it all.

I'm adding this card to the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - All Creatures Great and Small

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Deckchairs By The Sea

Hello there,

I hope that you've all enjoyed your weekend.

I'd like to share a card with you that was featured in last month's edition of Craft Stamper magazine:


The main focal image is one of my absolute favourites from Crafty Individuals.  I love it because it's so full of fun and it reminds me of those careless days spent splashing around in the sea, when time just didn't matter.  The guy in the deckchair is a stamp that I've had for ages by Sheena Douglass.  He looks quite relaxed, don't you think? 

The background was made by spritzing water onto Distress inks on my craft mat and then dragging my card through it.  Once it was dry, I then used Seaside stamps by Sweet Dixie and the same inks so that everything would tone in nicely.  I added some Fluffy Puffy stuff on the incoming tide to add some dimension and to give it more of a realistic look.  

That's all from me today but I hope to be back with you all soon, until then, enjoy the rest of your day x 


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pretty Flamingos

Hello There,

Thank you for your very kind comments on my last post and 'Hello' to my new followers.  Thank you for joining me on my crafting journey and I hope you'll visit often.

I'm here today to share with you a card that I recently made for Crafty Individuals featuring their 'Pretty Flamingos'


I'm fairly new to using acrylic paints but I thought I would try using them with these stamps. I really like the depth of colour that you can achieve with them and I think this card has quite a tropical feel to it, what do you think?

I would like to add this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - All Creatures Great and Small
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 August 2017

I've Gone Fishing at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Anything Goes.' I have to say that this gives everyone lots of scope to get their creative juices flowing and we really hope that you'll be able to join us.

I decided to make a colourful scenic card this time and I hope that you like it:


I started by using Ink Dusters to colour in the background with Memento Dandelion before masking over the water and then dusting again with Memento Rose Bud, Danube Blue and Adirondack Denim.  I also used the same colours in the top right hand corner.  Once I was happy with my background, I then used a stencil to create the mountains with Rich Cocoa ink and I used the same ink to stamp the trees.  I had originally intended to stamp everything in brown but then I decided that using black in the foreground would give the image more perspective, what do you think?  

All the stamps and stencils that I've used are by Inkylicious.  

We are very kindly sponsored this month by Swedish House Crafts:

We really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me so I wish you a very happy and colourful day x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

A Poppy With Love

Hello there,

When I saw this weeks challenge over at Allsorts, I knew that I had to join in as I absolutely love Poppies.

I made this card a while back for someone who's going through a tough time at the moment and this challenge seemed like the perfect time so share my card with you all, so here it is:


I started by stamping the Inkylicious Watercolour Poppies and then masking them before I created my background.
The background was made by dabbing Distress inks onto my craft mat and then spritzing with water. I then added a little more colour by sponging it directly onto my card. Once I was happy with my background, I then removed the mask and coloured the poppies using Spectrum Noir markers.

Thank you for your visit today and I'll be back with you again soon as we have a new challenge starting on Sunday at Stamping Sensations.  Until then, enjoy the rest of your week and stay happy x

Sunday, 30 July 2017

It's all 'Black and White'

Hello there,

I do hope that you're all well and that life is treating you all kind.

I'm here today to share a card that I've made for this month's challenge over at The Artistic Stamper blog.  Their theme this time is 'Black and White.'


I've opted to make quite a simple but classy looking card using one of my favourite stamps by Flonzcraft.  I just love this Gibson Girl, she's so beautiful and I never tire of using her.  I've made the border using the Flourishing Vine stamp by Inkylicious.

That was short and sweet for me!  I hope to be back with you all soon x


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Rudolf Days - July 17

Hello there,

That's another month gone by and time again for another 'Rudolf Days' challenge over at Scrappy Mo's blog.

The card that I'm sharing with you today is another sample that I made for Crafty Individuals and here it is:

 Featuring: CI-446, CI-327, CI-241, CI-254
The background was made using Distress inks.

Take care and I'll be back with you soon x

I would also like to enter this car into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz #52 - Christmas or Winter
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 291 and 292
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #11 -  Anything Christmas Goes


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Summer Seaside Fun

Good morning to you all and I hope that you're all enjoying your weekend.

I'd like to thank you all for the lovely comments that you've left on my recent blog posts. I really appreciate each and every one of them.

I'm here today to share with you a piece of art that I made last week. I was just having a browse through my favourite blogs when I came across this gorgeous tag by my lovely Stamping Sensations teamie Joan of Late Night Stamping. I was stunned by the sea and just how realistic it looked.

I have some acrylic paints that I bought quite recently to use with my Gelli Plate but I've never really used them to actually paint with so I thought that I'd give it a go. Using the paints definitely allows you to add more movement than when just using inks alone.  I let the sea dry and then I used a cotton wool ball and some white acrylic paint to add the sea foam on the incoming tide. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and so I decided to add some of my favourite stamps from Crafty Individuals to complete the seaside scene.


Thank you to Jean Hardy for sharing this last week on the Crafty Individuals blog.

Many thanks for your visit today and I'll be back with you again on the 25th with a card for Rudolf Days  x


Friday, 21 July 2017

A Card For A Lovely Lady

Hello there,

I'd like to share with you today a card that I made for a lovely friend of mine who celebrated her 80th birthday last week. She doesn't like a lot of fuss but she does have a good eye for all things pretty, so I knew this card had to be a special one for her.  It's quite different to my usual inky style but it does us all good every now and then to make something a little different from the norm. I also made a matching box which I completely forgot to take a photograph of.  She loved the box so much that she stood it next to the card, bless her.


Ordinarily when I make cards like this one, I would use a printer and choose an ornate font in silver to make a personalised sentiment for the front but as I don't have a printer at the moment, I had to stamp the front using some stamps and a number die which came free with a Papercraft magazine.

I made the background of the card using the Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four set that I've had for a while now and the Lilies and some of the Ivy were made using some Tattered Lace Floral Dies from the set that I won in the March challenge at Stamping Sensations.  The Lilies were made with plain white card and then I coloured them using Cranberry Adirondack ink to match the background colour.

The Floral set is fabulous and the Lilies are definitely one of my favourites from the set as they are so detailed.  I occasionally have a batch making session and then ink them up using a variety of different colours. I find this much easier than having to sit and make the flowers at the time of needing a card.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a happy and colourful day x


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Christmas in July!

Hello there,

As I'm getting ready to add my card to this blog post, I can already hear many of you shouting....Noooooooo, not Christmas already, so I'll keep it brief!

Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals was on Hochanda yesterday sharing her gorgeous Christmas stamps and other festive products.  I made several samples for the shows which I hope to share with you over the coming weeks.  I thought Jean did really well and she looked relaxed throughout the two shows.  Her demos were fabulous and if you missed the shows, then you can always watch them on Hochanda rewind for the next couple of weeks.

The first card I'm sharing with you is the one which I gave you a sneaky peek of in my last post so here's the full card:

Featuring: CI-241, CI-327, CI-456, CI-462, CI-463

This one was shown a few times and is one of my favourites.  It's a shame that they didn't take the tag out as It has another one lovely stamp on it.  Fortunately, I did take a photo before I sent it off to Jean, so here's how it looks:


I hope you like this and I'll post more of my samples over the coming weeks.

Take care and enjoy your weekend, whatever you may be doing x 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Crafty Individuals on Hochanda

Hello there my crafty friends,

I'd just like to let you all know that the lovely Jean Hardy has two shows on Hochanda tomorrow (14th of July) at 3pm and 7pm and will be featuring some of her beautiful Crafty Individual Christmas stamps and other products too.

I thoroughly enjoyed making the Christmas samples for the show and maybe we might see a couple of them tomorrow. I hope you'll be able to watch or record the show but if not, then you can always watch it on catch up for a couple of weeks after.  I can't wait to see what gorgeous samples Jean and my teamies have made too :)

I'll leave you today with a card that I've recently made using one of the latest Crafty Individual stamps and also a sneaky peak at part of one of the samples that I've made for the show:



  Good luck for tomorrow Jean and I can't wait to watch your fabulous demos x

I'd like to enter the first card into the following challenges:

Monday, 10 July 2017

What You See

Hello there and a happy Monday morning to you all.

A few weeks back, I went to the Stamp Magic show at Doncaster and I bought a few more Inkylicious stamps to add to my ever growing collection.  When I recently saw the Rubber Dance July Colour Challenge, knew this was the perfect opportunity to take out my stamps one of my new stamps and get it inked up for the first time and here's the card that I've made for the challenge:


I knew that I would be using quite a lot of water on this project and so I used a glossy card as it doesn't buckle when the water is added.  I started by putting the three colours onto my a piece of acetate and then spritzing them with water before smooching the colours onto my card.  When I was happy with the colour, I stamped the eye in VersaFine Black Onyx before embossing with a detailed black powder.  I then added several drips under the eye in the three colours to look like tear drops.  Next, I used my Ink Dusters to add more colour and also a star stencil over the colours to add a little more interest.

The card was just a little too big for an A6 card, so I used a square card and added a few Tim Holtz Floral die cuts in black to finish the card off.

The stamp is by Inkylicious and the inks that I've used are: Distress Fossilized Amber; Wilted Violet and Adirondack Raspberry.

Wishing you all a happy and colourful week and I'll be back with you on Thursday to share some exciting news about the next Crafty Individuals show on Hochanda x

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

That's Crafty July - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper TIMI - Anything Goes

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