Saturday, 16 May 2015

Candy winner

This week’s winner of the Marianne Design Nautical stamps is

Tracy Welham

Congratulations, please email me with your address.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

This week’s candy

Candy is now closed, the winner has been announced in the post above

It’s official!  I’ve frightened myself totally.  I’m still clearing out and found a large box, yes a LARGE box of stamps I can’t even remember buying.  This Beach House stamp set by Marianne Design was sat on the top so this is the candy up for grabs this week.  As usual just leave a comment and I will draw a winner at the weekend.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Something different from me today, and not a card in sight.  When I saw the Beach Huts from the new Noor! Design release I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and this is the first of the huts that I have changed into a Welcome sign.


I used the new Mask Art Grunge stencil to give some texture, then rubbed over the raised pattern with metallic wax to give more definition


All the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts, links at the end of the post


WOC products:

Mixed pink tone trellis roses (40mm) MKX-092
Off white chrysanthemums MKX-117
Mixed pink tone cherry blossoms MKX-039
Mixed colour tea roses QVR-034
Mixed pink tone open roses 10mm MKX-661
White open roses 15mm MKX-013
Pink rose buds 8mm GST-009
White ivory and tank pearls MKX-497


Sunday, 10 May 2015

Summer Sweetness

I am so fed up with all this rain, I needed a summery pick me up and what better than Little Sun Kissed Summer Sweetness from Whimsy Stamps?  Bright and cheerful with a touch of vintage.  I’ve had these papers for a while now and wasn’t feeling them ….. till I started pulling out delish flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and I was set.


Coloured with copic markers, I used:

Skin – E11, 00, 000, 0000 R20
Hair – E55, 53, 51, 50
Turquoise - BG15, 13, 11, 10
Red - R35, 24, 14
Watermelon - G45, 43, 20; R24, 22, 20
Stool: E79, 74, 70
Kitten – C5, 3, 1, 0


I gave the seam binding a good old scrunch to add to the vintage feel.  The pearl brad I picked up at Hobbycraft, 12 for £2 (I think) – a bargain for sure.  The key I got from Ebay, I bought like a hundred of them ….. what I’m going to do with that many is anyone’s guess lol.


And the goodies from WOC that I used are:

Mixed pastel magnolias QVR-029
White wild roses (30mm) QVR-014
White open roses 10mm MKX-013
Mixed red & white sweetheart blossoms MKX-638
Mixed pastel apple blossoms MKX-469
White rose buds 8mm GST-003
Mixed blue/aqua self adhesive pearls MKX-320
Vintage seam binding Bay Leaf MKX-488

Back Tuesday with another card and keep and eye out for more candy, I still have loads to give away Smile

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Stamps candy winner

This week’s candy winner is


Congratulations, please email me your address so I can post off the bears and alphabet stamps to you.