Sunday, 7 June 2015


Another Sarah Kay card today, and no pink in sight!!  I’m back on the aqua wagon again – I just lurve this colour combined with kraft.


Coloured with copic markers, I usedConfused smilekin: E11, 00, 000, R20
Aqua: BG57, 53, 10, N5
Jeans: W5, 3, 1, 0, 00
Watering Can: C5, 3, 1, 0, 00
Grass: G20, YG67, 63, 61

The sky was done used the super fab Clouds Art Mask (links below).  Before I coloured the image I used a brush and Broken Glass Distress Ink to quickly fill in the blanks on the mask and voila!!  Clouds!  How cool is that?!?


I’ve used my favourite flower – a magnolia.  These are just sublime.  I painted the white flowers with gesso to whiten them a bit more.

I popped a venise applique lace heart behind the image


This little clip has been in my stash since I first started making cards years and years ago.  It was in a kit I got from QVC – THAT’S how old it is lol.  The alphabet stickers are by Tim Holtz.  Fab value for money, there are loads and loads of sheets for £2.  I love a bargain!


The key started life as a dark, grungy brown.  A coat of Inka Gold Platinum and I got this.  Man I love that stuff


A peek at the inside


I’ve popped this card and a few others in my Etsy Shop


Wild Orchid Crafts products used:

Pastel Magnolias QVR-029
Off White Chrysanthemums MKX-117
Wild Rose 25mm
Mixed green open roses 20mm, 15mm MKX-075
Mixed white/cream hip rosebuds GST-013
White cosmos daisy MKX-119
Venise applique heart MKX-430

Noor Design products used

Friday, 5 June 2015

English Cottage Die candy winner

This week’s winner is

Margaret Pender

Congratulations Margaret, please email me with your address.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

English Cottage Die candy

Candy draw now closed.  Please see post above for winner’s details
This week’s candy is an English Cottage die by Marianne Design.  This one is a biggie (approx 13.5 x 12cm).  As always just leave a comment to enter and I will draw a winner at the weekend.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Sarah Kay

Love my Sarah Kay stamps as much as I did when I first started stamping, if not more.

I fussy cut around her so I could pop her on the Noor! heart.  I coloured her with copics:
Hair: E27, 21, 50
Skin: E11,00,000, R20
Dress: R85, 83, 81, RV000; YR31, 30
Dog: C5, 3, 1, 0

I heat embossed the clear stamp image with white EP on grey card, then popped on some alphabet stickers.  Lots of floral deliciousness here too

And a (sort of) peek at the inside – note I still haven’t got the new camera sussed yet.  It’s way too technical for me, and by the time I'm finished taking photos the air is blue and the camera is under dire threat of going in the bin!  Moral of the story - don't let him buy a camera that is so expensive/uber technical that you need a degree (or in my case a brain transplant) to understand how to work it.  He is so not my friend lol.

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:
Mixed pink cottage roses QVR-043
Mixed pink open roses MKX-661
White open roses MKX-013
White rose buds 8mm GST-003
Mixed pink and white lilies MKX-604
The pearl heart in the top corner and the lace is also from WOC, unfortunately I can’t see it in the shop so can’t add the code.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Here comes summer

This month’s Noor! Design challenge is “Here comes summer” and I don’t think you can get any more summery than these super cool flip flops.

I love the papers in the Botanical Paper pad, so pretty.  I got a bit carried away with the whole summer theme and added an ice cream cone (complete with one orange Flake ha!).  I stencilled on FUN then once dry added more texture paste to give it a whipped cream look then added 100’s and 1000’s (okay … rhinestones lol)

I heat embossed the camera and sunglasses which is from the Holiday Paper Art sheet using Aged Silver Frantage.  Once this was done I popped a small piece of black card behind each to add some oomph.

Products used from Noor Design
Pair of Flip Flops  Holiday Paper Art  Botanical Paper Pad
Card Art Ice-Cream
Stencil Art Alphabet Stencil 4

Products used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed pastel chrysanthemums set C QVR-031
Mixed pastel apple blossoms MKX-469
Pale pink sweetheart blossoms MKX-297
Orange spiral stamens MKX-581