Wednesday 27 December 2023

Rainbow Bird Card


Hi there! thought I would show you how I made this quick and simple card today. I love the contrast between the kraft background and the dayglo bird.

I began by taping mandala inkable #5 to a blank 6x6" kraft card. I blended white ink through the mandala  then removed the inkable. 
Using freehand borders #1 and brown versafine clair ink I added a border around the edge of the card. 
Using the same ink, I stamped the leaves and square of crosses from Journaling Essentials #2 onto the base card. 
I stamped one of the Doodle Art rainbow birds in Versafine Clair ink onto a scrap of mixed media card. Once this was dry, I painted the image using Dina Wakley gloss drops before cutting it out. 
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of kraft card using brown ink and cut it out.
Finally I added both sentiment and bird to the front of the card. 
I used:
6x6" Kraft card
Hero Arts Unicorn white ink
Versafine Clair ink in Pinecone and Nocturne
mixed media card

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Pastel Daisy card


Hi there! Thought I would show you how I made this card today. 

I began by blending a little dusty Concord, peacock feathers and mustard seed distress ink along one side of an A6 piece of mixed media card. 
I brushed over it with a damp brush to blend the colours a little more. 
Once this was completely dry, I stamped the script background stamp in faded lilac over most of the card. You can see where I accidentally splattered the card whilst cleaning my stamp, but I carried on regardless! 
I added a little more ink through the circles dinkable and attached the panel to a blank card.
Next I stamped the Dandedaisy onto a scrap of card in memento ink and coloured it with alcohol markers.
I cut out the daisy and added it to the front of the card along with a sentiment. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
6x4 card blank
Distress inks in Dusty Concord, peacock feathers, mustard seed and faded lilac
Everyday sentiments #2 stamp set (Set 1 available here)
Memento ink in black
Alcohol markers 

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Snow Globe Sunrise


Hi there! Thought I would show you how I made this last minute Christmas card today. 

I began by inking through the snow globe aperture with Wilted violet around the edge, Saltwater Taffy next, then mustard seed in the middle.  
I removed the inkable and splattered with water, blotted, and then spattered with some white pearlized watercolour paint.
Once this was dry I stamped the text and snowflake corner stamps in opposite corners, and left to dry again. 
I inked up the snowflakes, using versamark ink and heat embossed, using fine detail silver embossing powder. 
Next I added a sentiment with versafine clair ink and matted and layered onto a base card.
Here is the finished card once more...
And here is a close up of an almost identical card but embossed in gold. 
I used:
6x6" card blank
5.5" square of smooth white card
Distress oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Saltwater Taffy and Mustard seed
water/ pearlized paint/ mica powder  to splatter
Snow Blizzard stamp set (no longer available) 
Distress ink in Spun Sugar
Versamark ink 
Paper for matting and layering. 

Wednesday 6 December 2023

A tag for a cookie jar


Hi There! I am making a few tags to add to my jars of cookies that I will be making nearer Christmas, so thought I would do a step by step 

I began by blending distress oxide ink in Lumberjack Plaid and Wild Honey on to a large tag.
Next I also blended a little Rustic Wilderness and also added a little water and splattered it on to the tag before setting aside to dry.
On a piece of dark green card, I stamped and heat embossed the Doodle Art Christmas tree before cutting it out.
Using white ink and a tag inkable I added some stencilling. 

I also stamped a few patches of script  using Rustic Wilderness ink. 
On a separate piece of card I stamped the sentiment and embossed in gold before matting and layering onto a scrap of the dark green card.

Finally I added the tree and the sentiment to the background along with a ribbon.
I used:
a Size 10 tag
Distress oxide inks in Lumberjack Plaid. Wild Honey and Rustic Wilderness
White ink
Versamark embossing ink 

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Tangled Tinsel journal page


Hi There! Are you feeling a bit frazzled at the mention of Christmas? Me too! This journal page is a reminder to me to not get my tinsel in a tangle with the preparations! Here is how it came together.

I began by painting a section of the page with black gesso.
Once this was dry, I used stickles gel through the star Dinkable from set 1 to add to the background. 
On a scrap of white card, I painted lines of the Dina Wakeley gloss drops in blended stripes.
When this was dry, I stamped and clear embossed the Christmas tree on to it, cutting it out carefully.
I attached it to the page using matte medium.
Using a scrap of the painted card, I stamped the tinsel mixed message, then stamped It's Christmas onto a piece of white card. I trimmed both carefully with scissors and added to the page.
Finally, I added some more stickles along some of the tree sections and onto the star. 
Here is the finished page once more. 

I used

Thanks for looking and I hope you manage to keep your tinsel untangled in the run up to the festive season! 

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Cool Christmas card


Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this simple Christmas card this week. 

I began by blending Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord distress ink in the inkable. Then I splattered it with water and blotted it to get the snowy effect.
I used the small snowflake stamps from winter journaling girls and small words- winter around the frame using memento inks. 
I inked up the doodle art Christmas tree using the memento inks with purple at the top, blue in the middle and teal at the bottom. 
I used the same inks to watercolour some of the pattern and fussy cut around it. 
I matted and layered the panel to a 7x7 card and used sticky pads to attach the tree to the bottom left corner.
Finally I added a sentiment to the bottom right, also on sticky pads. 

I used:
Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord
Memento ink in Grape Jelly, Danube blue and Teal Zeal
White card
7x7" card blank

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 8 November 2023

New Stamps from Bee Crafty!

Hi There! Last Wednesday Two gorgeous new sets of Stamps and some fantastic MDF were launched on Bee Crafty's Facebook page. I had so much fun playing with them! For the first one I created the frame using Dina Wakeley gloss drops and the Circles 1 big one inkable. The tree was coloured with alcohol markers. 

I was aiming for a Christmas jumper type look for this card. The background was created using Texture discs set 2 and vintage photo distress ink.

The beautiful Doodle Art Christmas tree looks equally beautiful stamped and coloured or heat embossed. Here I stamped onto Kraft card and heat embossed using detail white powder

My next two cards were created by embossing in white on black and black on white, then cutting from the point of the star to the centre of the trunk. 
The first is quite plain but for the second I added a few red highlights and a border from freehand borders 2.
Ink blending and stamping in Distress inks (Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock feathers) were used to create this background. 

For this card I blended Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink from another texture disc from Set two, then stamped in Green Versafine Clair around the centre. The border was stamped with the same Lumberjack Plaid ink.
I stamped the tree onto shrink plastic, coloured with alcohol markers then shrank and placed into a clear plastic bauble with some chunky glitter
My final two cards were created during my Facebook live on the Launch day. 

You can find the Doodle Art Christmas tree stamp set here.
The Christmas Mixed Messages are here
They are available a a bundle here

Thanks for looking!