A New challenge

If you are a follower of my blog, you will know how much I love a challenge… whether that’s a colour challenge or sketch challenge, or any other challenge for that matter!  So I love it when I find a new challenge site, especially one which is being run by two very talented stampers, Bronwyn Eastley and Kathy Tanner.  So of course, I just had to take part in the first challenge at Still AddINKtive which is both a sketch and colour challenge.  Love it!

I have made a card for a friend whose birthday is later this week, and since she loves stitching, and I love doing it on my projects, I added lots of  faux stitching!

My card uses the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set and some patterned papers from Floral District Designer Series Papers. Add to that a greeting from the Itty Bitty Banners set and some pretty pearls, and that’s it!  Quite simple really.
This is such a pretty colour combination, why don’t you give it a go?

Happy stamping!

I am thrilled to let you know that my card was chosen as a Top Pick for this challenge, and I also won a prize!  I am feeling very lucky! 🙂  Thanks Bronwyn and Kathy.

Top Pick Badge 1

Photo Inspiration Challenge

My turn to set the challenge again this week at Our Creative Corner, and I have chosen a photo to inspire you!

What I would like you to do is, create a project of your choice which:

1. Uses something from the photo that inspires you, it can be colours, shapes, anything at all.
2. Use 2 or more buttons on your project, they can be real buttons, fabric buttons, covered buttons, die cut buttons, any sort of buttons!
3. And, use polka dots somewhere.

And here is my card.

I have taken the colours from the photo and also the cake stand, as inspiration.

I have used the polka dot papers from the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs in Soft Subtles, punched them out using the Blossom Punch and Boho Blossoms Punch, and then done some free-hand paper piercing around each one, and then markers to create the stitched look. (For those of you who are regular visitors to my blog or my classes, you will know that I love my faux stitching!!)
The “vase” is from A Cherry on Top stamp set, which is a cute new hostess set (Page 197 of the Annual Catalogue) and the leaves from Betsy’s Blossom have been stamped in Gumball Green and hand cut.  And just to make sure it was really “polka dotty” 🙂 I have used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder for the white background.
Have a look at what the fabulous Design Team have created for this challenge, and I do hope you will be inspired to create something and share it with us.
For those of you on Facebook, we now have a new Our Creative Corner Facebook page, so why not drop in and give us a “like”.  🙂

Please feel free to email if you have any questions.
Happy Stamping!

Spring is here!

And I have made a card to celebrate spring!  This one uses the gorgeous Betsy’s Blossom stamp set along with a new set of patterned papers called Floral District.  The main image uses the “kissing” technique and has then been punched out using the Postage Stamp punch.
If you would like instructions on how to make this card, along with all of the bits and pieces needed to make it, just join my Stamp of the Month Club.  All the details can be found here and feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Resist Techniques

In this post here, I shared with you this week’s challenge at Our Creative Corner, which is to create a project using a Resist Technique, so today I am going to share with you a YouTube link, which will show you some different Resist Techniques and how to do them.


I have used the Emboss Resist technique for my card, and you can see some other techniques used in the fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team.  So check out the YouTube, and lets see your creations too 🙂

Happy Stamping!


Resist Challenge

I haven’t used a resist technique for a while, so it was good to get into a different technique this week.
This week’s Our Creative Corner Challenge is to use some form of resist technique, whether that is Heat Emboss Resist, which I have used here, or crayon resist, and there are a number of others as well, and they are all fun to do.  The only other thing required on your creation is a pair of wings – animal, bug, butterfly, angel….  🙂
I have used some Glossy White card stock and embossed the large flower type design from the new stamp set Betsy’s Blossom, which is available…. now….. today 🙂 … with white embossing powder.  I have then used inks and daubers to sponge on the colour in the background – the colours are Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink and a new In Colour called Primrose Petals.
Feel free to send me an email if you would like more information about this card.
And have a go at something different, it doesn’t have to be complicated, but do check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
Happy Stamping!

iPhone Covers

Today I am going to share with you my iPhone!
I have bought a clear silicone cover for my phone and then made an insert to go inside it.  This one uses the new Betsy’s Blossom stamp set and some of the the new In Colours, which you can order on the 1st Sept.  I plan to make a few different ones of these so that I can change them whenever I want a different look.

That’s it for today, hope you are having a crafty weekend.
Happy Stamping!