Sunday, 12 March 2017

Coffee Bath by Bloobel Stamps

I love the quirky stamps Lisa at Bloobel stamps produces and when I saw this image that she's release as a subscriber image for her new Troo Bloo Club I had to sign up and snag her for myself. 

I had the perfect sentiment, from Bee Crafty, which also mentions wine, so I added a little glass and wine bottle stamp to make it work even more. I love my coffee, wine and bath so to combine all three is heaven!


Right, I'm off to play with more Bloobel cuties. Have a great Sunday folks!


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Julia Spiri New Release- Bird In Cage

Yet again Julia has pulled an amazing new image out of the bag for this month's new release. She's called Bird In Cage and you can find her here in Julia's Etsy shop

I love steampunk almost as much as I love the beautiful girls Julia draws , so this was a perfect image for me to work with. I coloured her in copics, and teamed her with some vintage papers from my stash and a hand made flower. The sentiment is from a free set I recently received with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. 

Julia has also been busy creating some amazing watercolour clip art for use in your projects, which you can find here. Her watercolour art is perfect for printing and fussy cutting or using in digital projects- so versatile!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

If you want to see what the rest of the DT have created this time around do pop by the challenge blog where you will find a whole host of inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping by 


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Bloobel Progressive Challenge Entry- Ralph

I recently discovered the amazing digi art by Bloobel and just adore the quirky style, so this month I have decided to start joining in the Facebook page Progressive Challenge. This month Lisa has drawn some incredible Easter parade images ( you can find them here), and as a dog owner Ralph spoke to me instantly and I had to work with him. Isn't he a cutie! I decorated his hat with a simple flower as he's a dapper kind of chap who does discreet, and teamed him up with some Becky Higgins papers and embellishments from my stash. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for popping by 


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Crafts Galore Encore March Challenge DT Post

Time for another challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month our kind sponsor is the wonderful Fabrika Fantasy

I am a sucker for all things fantasy, but especially dragons, so I couldn't resist working with Wise Dragon this time. Isn't he adorable?!

I chose to make a tag bookmark this time, simply colouring and fussy cutting him before adding him to a background created with gelatos. I hand stamped the sentiment using some alphabet stamps. 


Do pop by and enter the challenge if you can. The theme is Anything Goes so you can create whatever your heart desires. 

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Bride Digi by Rachel Gilllham

A long time ago, in what feels like another crafting galaxy, I served on a design team that was managed by a lovely lady called Rachel Gillham. We became firm friends instantly and last Autumn we actually got to meet in person rather than just chatting online, and I was pleased to discover we got on just as well in real life. Neither of us are on that DT any more, but we still chat most days,  and now Rachel has decided to take a leap from crafting with other artists images ,to creating her own for crafters like me to enjoy. At the moment she is predominantly creating colouring pages and is rather excited to have her first book, Plucky Patterns, on sale with Amazon ( you can find it here), but she has also drawn a rather beautiful bride digi stamp, and I was thrilled when she asked me to colour her up. You can find her here in Rachel's shop ( she sells lots of other crafty bits creations too so have a look around).

When I first saw the image I instantly imagined her being pensive and taking stock of the life change she is about to make, and I wanted to create a scene around her to reflect that.  I drew on techniques I have learned from my online colouring classes with Kit and Clowder and designed a surround and window scene, which I coloured with a combination of promarkers and copics. 

I added Wink of Stella to her veil to really give it some extra shimmer. 

I kept the card fairly simple, using a traditional style paper from my stash, some lace and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from a wedding set by Visible Image.

I was relieved to hear Rachel say how thrilled she was with my creation. Phew! I'm glad she feels I have done her justice- I hope you agree. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

You can also follow Rachel's work on her Facebook page if you like the look of what she does. I know she would love to get some more likes so do pop over and support her. It would mean a lot to us both. 

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Steampunk Burlesque Scarlett West by Kenny K

I've been a bit distracted from card making lately as scrap booking has taken over while I make a concerted effort to get my kids childhood albums created ( my eldest is 17 so I am a bit behind!) , but when I saw this amazing freebie linked to the February challenge over at Club Kenny K I just had to take part to claim her and have a play. I love Kenny K images- so sassy!

I combined her with some papers from Steampunk Spells by Graphic 45 and another odd sheet from my stash, some sexy lace, sequins and a feather and of course no steampunk card is complete without gears and cogs.


Thursday, 16 February 2017

No Space for Dreams

Have you seen the new release stamps from Visible Image yet? If not you really should take a look as they are AMAZING! I treated myself to the genius Face It set this week and also bought the new head mask they have released. I've had a ball playing with them tonight and this is the result. 

I teamed the new stamps up with the No Space For Dreams set and I think they all worked so well together. 

To create my piece I stamped the facial features and then masked off the sentiment stamp so that just the word 'worries' was visible and stamped that randomly inside the face mask. I covered the face with the insert part of the mask set and stamped and heat embossed the dreamcatcher around the edge, and then used distress ink to colour it. I coloured the face with Aquatint inks, and added a neck. 

Then came the fiddly part! I stamped multiple dream catchers on card I had coloured with Gelatos and fussy cut all the feathers to create her hair ( which was inspired by my own daughter's hair as she is currently rocking blue and pink herself!). I coloured the lips with gelatos and went over with a Wink of Stella to give it some shimmer, and added a gem nose piercing for some extra bling.

I must admit she has come out a little more butch looking than I had imagined as I stamped the eyes a little high I think. But that's cool as my daughter and I have decided that the story behind her is that she is trans gender and now she has made the change and is at peace with herself she can release all her worries and live the life she so desperately wants, so it all fits together perfectly and she has really come alive to us the more we look at her.

I'm off to play with the open eyes in the set now so watch this space!

Thanks for popping by

Happy crafting!