No I haven't fallen of the planet.

As we all know life happens and it's got in the way rather a lot since I last posted but I won't go into it here.  Hope you will all forgive me.

This is a card I made recently which I thought I would show you.  Unfortunately, my photography skills are awful but I'll try and explain.  The base card is pale lemon with a cream mat then a brown mat which has been run through my Big Shot using an embossing folder but I can't remember it's name. This panel has been edged with a strip of stronger yellow which I punched with an EK Success border punch.  On top of this there is another mat of the stronger yellow with some SU printed paper on top.  For the circles I have used my Spellbinders circle dies and stamped the top cream one with an SU stamp from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set which is a Hostess Gift.  Across the corner I have put a strip of the same brown card with a buckle cut from another die byCrealies CLCS06.  Hope you like it.

Inking Card Edges

I made this card a couple of weeks ago when I received this set of stamps from Inkylicous. Although I've been making cards for some time I've not got into inked edges or distressing inks nor this colour block image type stamps.  When I first started I wanted to stamp and colour images but couldn't get the finish I wanted so wandered away to CD crafting etc. 

However, once I discovered Copic markers all I wanted to do was colour in cos I think the finish is fantastic.  This has led me back to stamping and now I'm ready to try distress inks, silhouette stamps and brayering, well maybe using ink dusters instead.  The above card was made using these ink dusters and I must say I found them very easy to use whereas I have some difficulties with a brayer.  I have just ordered one of Tim Holtz ink blender tools to see how that works and 3 Distress Ink pads.  So we will see how this works out and I will show my cards on here.

I had a great debate with myself as to which ink pads to get between the Distress Inks, the Adirondack Inks and a Big and Juicy ink pad and any comments on how you find them would be much appreciated.

As always thank you so much for visiting my blog and if you leave me a comment I can come and visit you too.


As soon as I saw the Less is More Challenge this week I knew what I wanted to do.  I've been wanting to try embossed Nestie frames again for a while, I've only tried it once so far.  I also wanted to try colouring up a sunset with ink and then stamping in black with my new Meadow Breeze set from Inkylicous.  I used a Brilliance Aurora ink pad and it has given a lovely pearlescent sheen to the background.  I'm quite pleased with the result.

The sentiment is very slightly blurred at the end so I will stamp it onto another piece of card and stick it over the top before I put in my 'for sale' box.  Thank you very much for looking, I do love all your comments and I try to visit as many people as I can.

Edited to add:  I printed the picture on a separate piece of card and stuck it to the embossed nestie circle which I embossed straight onto the card, hope this isn't cheating.  I put my nestie on the inside of the card so the embossing is embossed on the outside rather than debossed, if you understand what I mean. 


Well it's only Monday and my card for the Less is More challenge is made, wow. 

The card is an A6 Ivory Linen card and I've cut another piece of the same card and stamped one of the trees from SU's Hopeful Thoughts set using Marvy's Blending Blox Shades of Brown.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I then punched the edges with an EK Success punch, mounted the card onto some light brown paper and stuck to the base card and I was done. Simples!  Hope you like it.

Can I just say a great big thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and left comments, I really do appreciate it.  I think this is one of the real treasures of this challenge that everyone visits other people and leaves comments.  When it happens to me it makes my day.  Can I also say thank you to Mandi and Chrissie as without you there would have been no challenge!


Hi there

Finally, I've managed to make a card for the Less is More Challenge, well two actually, just in time I hear you say. 

I thought I would try out the punch on the pink card and ended up with a strip punched on one side and then thought (as you do) if I punch the other side I could make a card with it.  So here it is.

This is the card I originally had in mind which is a design I've used quite a bit as I think it is pretty and can be used for all sorts of occasions.  Hope you like them

New Cards

 Hi there
I've been a bit busy so no cards posted.  So I thought I'd show you some of the cards I've been making.  May is a busy month for family cards and I always make two of each that's needed, one for me and one for my daughter plus this always makes me get behind with my cards to sell. 

This is a digi image from Just Inklined which I have coloured with Copics

This Sympathy card is another digi which I have paper pieced.  The card just sort of evolved, I wanted to use my Martha Stewart PATP which is quite new and then I started playing around with my 6x6 papers just trying to use them really particularly the ones I hadn't used before then came across this digi flower which was a freebie on a sympathy set I found and thought it might look nice printed onto the patterned paper so as I said it sort of evolved but I quite like it.

I was asked to make a card for someone's husband for their 60th birthday who likes wine.  I didn't have any appropriate stamps and saw this on ebay and ordered it and then got cold feet waiting for it to arrive and did something else so this is the first card I have made using the stamp.  It is quite a dark  image when printed out but I was quite pleased with it when it was coloured in and I think it will probably become quite a staple for my 'for sale' box as I think it will do for a lot of men.

Well that's all for now.  I am in the middle of making a card for the Less is More challenge which I hope to upload tomorrow . 

Thanks very much for popping in and I hope you like what you see.


I've finally managed to make another card for this challenge I entered the second week I think and have been struggling ever since, everyone is so talented and all my thoughts and ideas got used up before I got there so to speak but today I'm there I think.  I haven't looked today just in case.

I've used a white linen card for the base card and plain white card for the embossing.  The large square is cut using a Martha Stewart punch and embossed with a daisy embossing folder and the two hearts are similarly embossed using cuttlebug folders having been cut with a heart die first which I think is a Nellie Snellen die but not sure.  I haven't put a sentiment on yet but will do so when it goes into my 'for sale' box probably as a wedding card.

Hope you like it, I'm quite pleased with it and with the photograph considering the problems I have using my husband's camera.